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Think this would ever happen in the States?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    UK "footballers" -- and they're going for 100 percent participation -- donating a day's pay to fund for underpaid nurses.

    I can see it now: NBA would be in open revolt.
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Excellent effort boys.
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Interesting notion.

    Anyone think the recent flood of negative NBA pub could be partially or totally erased if they accomplished this here?
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I doubt it. They've got a pretty deep hole to climb out of.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I think it would be a very good starting point. Maybe if each team donated a days salary to a local hospital or foster home. Doing something on a national scale would be hard because of the relative sizes of the two countries, but I think something like this with all the teams doing something on the same day would be a positive move and help the image.
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Don't the fines and money losses from suspensions go towards charities? If so, then the Cincinnati Bengals would make Mother Teresa look like Paris Hilton.
  7. Mr. Sluggo

    Mr. Sluggo Active Member

    They damn well better give! Who drives up the cost of healthcare? Smokers? Drunks? Fatties?

    NOPE! As we all know its athletes. Its time they paid their fair share. Surgery this, therapy that,
    knee replacement here, shooting victim there....don't get me started.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Sluggo has some anger issues to work out, it appears.
  9. Mr. Sluggo

    Mr. Sluggo Active Member

    I think my bile duct is clogged again....
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    We all know how painful that can be. :)
  11. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Yeah, NFL and MLB players all play for the love of the game.
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    NHLers do. :)
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