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Colin Cowherd a "spoiled little ****head."

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SockPuppet, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone lights up ESPN blow hard Colin Cowherd. Me likee.

     
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Truth is an absolute defense to libel.
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Cowherd was right. You are "worth" whatever someone is willing to pay you and what you are willing to work for.
    Of course, it helps if you are on TV or radio and can compare your performance against others with ratings. It's supply and demand.
    A steelworker?
    I thought the teacher thing the LA Times did was interesting, but as long as public money is involved - teachers will always be underpaid.

    I have a hard time saying NFL players don't earn their money seeing how many (who might be out of the league before making $1 million, cost themselves years at the backend by playing such a violent game.
     
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Matt Taibi is a self-important twat.

    Not that Colin Cowherd isn't as well.
     
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    So Colin Cowherd goes on the air with a screed that mixes up unrelated observations that don't really follow logically, in order to make an emotional conclusion that will appeal to a certain segment of people who allow their biases to drown out their ability to reason. And Matt Taibi responds in print with a screed that mixes up unrelated observations that don't really follow logically, in order to make an emotional conclusion that will appeal to a certain segment of people who allow their biases to drown out their ability to reason.

    The correct answer is: They are both babbling idiots.

    And Dan, Cowherd was right about certain things, but he made jumps from a few right observations to hysterical and unrelated hyperbolic conclusions.

    The reason unions have largely failed--aside from corruption--is that they largely represent the interests of people who have little leverage. And without leverage, you can't collectively bargain. When you have an unskilled job, such as a steelworker, auto worker or a cashier, and demand for your job way exceeds the supply of those jobs, your ability to collectively negotiate is nil. Collectively, you are still all easily replaceable.

    NFL players, on the other hand, have a lot of leverage. If Peyton Manning sits, there aren't 100 other Peyton Mannings ready to step in. Which is why professional sports is one of the very few areas where collective bargaining is effective and makes sense. By collectively bargaining, athletes in various sports leagues have used the leverage they have to maximize how much they earn. Before they joined forces and unionized, they were negotiating individually and failing to benefit from the leverage they enjoy.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The owners are going to annihilate the players' unions in upcoming contract talks in the NFL, NBA and MLB. And this is why.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Why does anyone listen to Colin Cowherd?
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Strikes/lockouts have been popular with the public in previous years?
     
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Past history supports your point when it comes to the NFL and NBA, but when it comes to MLB, you are absolutely talking out of your ass.
     
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The public always sides with the owners, the result of 100+ years of nonstop slurping by the media.
     
  11. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Thank you for this.
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    It really is a mystery.

    As for Taibbi vs. Cowherd, Taibbi might be self-important as hell, but I take him 1 million times over clown Cowherd.
     
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