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    Is boring in again?

    Is boring in again in sports? Growing up I remember charismatic athletes like Ali, Namath and Reggie Jackson to name just a few. Now after watching a boring in game interview with Mike Trout where he says all the cliches you would expect about the honor of playing with Jeter, who has never said anything controversial because he has "class"; in other words he is boring. I remember how we used to make fun of earlier generations of athletes for saying things like "Well, you know, I just want to help the club win you know and I do my best to help my team." I thought that with the arrival of Ali and the like those days were over. Have we gone the full 360?

    Two other things I wanted get off my chest. I remember that both Bench and Yastrzemski announced their retirements the same season and that they were honored accordingly during their final All Star Game. However, it was nothing compared to Jeter. No one come out of the dugout to get them, no special songs over the loudspeaker, the pitchers didn't drop their gloves to applaud them at the plate.

    Finally, when Jeter dove for the ball hit by McCutchen but failed to throw him out, many shortstops would have made the play standing up.

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    That's because Jeter is a **** shortstop and has been for years

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    Pussification of America.

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    Is boring in again?

    1. I agree baseball doesn't have enough charismatic figures but it's a humbling game in its nature it's hard to talk a big game when your only successful 3 out of 10 times.

    2. Retirements weren't as profitable 30 years ago as they are in 2014. The Yankees and YES are probably gonna make an extra 100mil this year of this Jeter "farewell tour"

    3. that was a tough play but yes an All Star SS should make that play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffreyfeldman View Post
    Is boring in again in sports? Growing up I remember charismatic athletes like Ali, Namath and Reggie Jackson to name just a few. Now after watching a boring in game interview with Mike Trout where he says all the cliches you would expect about the honor of playing with Jeter, who has never said anything controversial because he has "class"; in other words he is boring. I remember how we used to make fun of earlier generations of athletes for saying things like "Well, you know, I just want to help the club win you know and I do my best to help my team." I thought that with the arrival of Ali and the like those days were over. Have we gone the full 360?

    Two other things I wanted get off my chest. I remember that both Bench and Yastrzemski announced their retirements the same season and that they were honored accordingly during their final All Star Game. However, it was nothing compared to Jeter. No one come out of the dugout to get them, no special songs over the loudspeaker, the pitchers didn't drop their gloves to applaud them at the plate.

    Finally, when Jeter dove for the ball hit by McCutchen but failed to throw him out, many shortstops would have made the play standing up.
    Jason Kidd Quote?

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    The media attacks and ostracizes the big personalities like never before, players dont have a choice anymore. This goes for all major sports

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    I'll agree that the song and dance tour, not just Jeter's but his in particular, is getting old. As for the rest, I never respected Jackson much, Namath was a drunk and a moron, and Ali was a singular cultural icon. There will never be anyone quite like Ali again.

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    Ali was much more than just a boxer, he stood for so much more.
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    is this threadworthy? lol i don't really have a response. Sports are what they are going to be.

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    You don't think all these big sport organizations have All these players drilled by PR specialists over and over again to engrain what to say in front of a camera.

    At the end of the day, these players are huge financial invesments and you need to make sure that the investments don't hurt the brand.

    Again, these players are trained since college if not earlier due to more high school coverage on what to say. The last thing they want to be labeled is a knucklehead because labels stick.


    First and foremost I'll admit that I am over simplifying this example, but take Vince young. Yes horrible QB play was the biggest factor. But ask what he thinks his downfall was, and he'll say the label of disruptive troublemaker he was branded after clashin with fisher. That's why (insert any second string QB) continues to find work, and he continually gets cut.

    I say all that as reason for why interviews are bland. Why risk a lucrative career. In any other normal job situations you temper your opinion and play ball, and act how you want when your off. Sports is no different.

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    Media makes such a huge deal about every little thing, they have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffreyfeldman View Post
    Is boring in again in sports? Growing up I remember charismatic athletes like Ali, Namath and Reggie Jackson to name just a few. Now after watching a boring in game interview with Mike Trout where he says all the cliches you would expect about the honor of playing with Jeter, who has never said anything controversial because he has "class"; in other words he is boring. I remember how we used to make fun of earlier generations of athletes for saying things like "Well, you know, I just want to help the club win you know and I do my best to help my team." I thought that with the arrival of Ali and the like those days were over. Have we gone the full 360?

    Two other things I wanted get off my chest. I remember that both Bench and Yastrzemski announced their retirements the same season and that they were honored accordingly during their final All Star Game. However, it was nothing compared to Jeter. No one come out of the dugout to get them, no special songs over the loudspeaker, the pitchers didn't drop their gloves to applaud them at the plate.

    Finally, when Jeter dove for the ball hit by McCutchen but failed to throw him out, many shortstops would have made the play standing up.
    Yeah because Richard Sherman, Yasiel Puig, Jokim Noah, Floyd Merriweather, Jimmie Rollins, Niejer Morgan, are so ****ing docile. There will always be qieter classy guys, outspoken assmonkeys, and folks who manage to do both.

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    We still got the Richard Shermans of the world who are awesome and don't act fakey.

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    thats why baseball needs a salary cap

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    Quote Originally Posted by infernoscurse View Post
    thats why baseball needs a salary cap
    Ah so your in favor of the billionaire owners pocketing more of the money than they already do? Because that's literally all a cap does.

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