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January 9, 2012, 11:30 AM
Got to wonder what the intelligence level is amongst NFL players. When it comes to twitter they just don't get it. Latest idiot is Aaron Berry of Detroit who put out in his account - "go back to being broke and miserable" as a reply to fans being unhappy with the results against the Saints. He's since taken down his post. A little too late buddy. Good luck with that!
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January 9, 2012  01:16 PM ET

asifyouknow should know....

Jut sayin'.

January 9, 2012  01:19 PM ET
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asifyouknow should know....Jut sayin'.

HAHAHA!!! You got that right?

January 10, 2012  10:44 AM ET

It's one of many reasons why I do follow twitter it gets you some good insight into the players on the teams you follow as well as the players on teams may not.

I had a few exchanges with Chris Harris on twitter and even had a bit of an argument with him before he was released from the Bears and the Lions picked him up. He is a paycheck type player like many of them are and plays simply for dollars.

January 10, 2012  10:46 AM ET

morning G!

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January 10, 2012  10:56 AM ET
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It's one of many reasons why I do follow twitter it gets you some good insight into the players on the teams you follow as well as the players on teams may not.I had a few exchanges with Chris Harris on twitter and even had a bit of an argument with him before he was released from the Bears and the Lions picked him up. He is a paycheck type player like many of them are and plays simply for dollars.

If players knew how to use it as a tool, it would be good, but too many of them turn into tools because of stupidity.

January 10, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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If players knew how to use it as a tool, it would be good, but too many of them turn into tools because of stupidity.

Yep hence the insight into their personalities, the better than the fans that support them holier than though, I play in the NFL therefore I am complex.

January 10, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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Like most of them are.

Most but not all.

January 10, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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morning G!

Morning C.J.

January 10, 2012  11:27 AM ET
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Yep hence the insight into their personalities, the better than the fans that support them holier than though, I play in the NFL therefore I am complex.

I've heard somewhere that only Tebow is holier. LOL!

January 10, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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I've heard somewhere that only Tebow is holier. LOL!

LOL.... I was waiting for someone to pick up on that.

January 10, 2012  11:45 AM ET

One way to put this into perspective is to try to see what the players see. In my opinion, it's difficult to tell someone to imagine that they're a rich and or famous without losing touch with who they are. So, imagine you're driving home from work one evening and stop at an intersection. At the light, you've pulled up too far and the front of your car encroaches on the pedestrian crossing. A person who appears to be a "street person" has to walk around the front of your car in order to cross the street. As a result, this homeless person has some choice criticism for you and your driving skills. How many people would respond with something similar to, "go back to being broke and miserable"? My point is: these guys are just as human and fallible as the rest of us. It's unrealistic to hold them to a higher standard. Jerks come in every tax bracket.

Steps down from soap box and walks away.

January 10, 2012  11:50 AM ET
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One way to put this into perspective is to try to see what the players see. In my opinion, it's difficult to tell someone to imagine that they're a rich and or famous without losing touch with who they are. So, imagine you're driving home from work one evening and stop at an intersection. At the light, you've pulled up too far and the front of your car encroaches on the pedestrian crossing. A person who appears to be a "street person" has to walk around the front of your car in order to cross the street. As a result, this homeless person has some choice criticism for you and your driving skills. How many people would respond with something similar to, "go back to being broke and miserable"? My point is: these guys are just as human and fallible as the rest of us. It's unrealistic to hold them to a higher standard. Jerks come in every tax bracket.Steps down from soap box and walks away.

That's not really relevant since the players primarily get paid because the people this guy offended go to the games. It's called biting the hand that feeds you. It's not a good idea.

January 10, 2012  01:08 PM ET
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That's not really relevant since the players primarily get paid because the people this guy offended go to the games. It's called biting the hand that feeds you. It's not a good idea.

Television revenue makes up a much larger percentage of the money that the NFL earns than do ticket sales.

January 10, 2012  01:19 PM ET
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Television revenue makes up a much larger percentage of the money that the NFL earns than do ticket sales.

That's true but the public still partially foots the bill whether it's attendance or merchandise sales.

January 10, 2012  01:37 PM ET
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Television revenue makes up a much larger percentage of the money that the NFL earns than do ticket sales.

Have to have fans in the stands to avoid television black outs and if the fans aren't in the stands the owners will soon lose those revenues.

January 10, 2012  02:00 PM ET
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Have to have fans in the stands to avoid television black outs and if the fans aren't in the stands the owners will soon lose those revenues.

Television revenues are guaranteed over the life of the television contract. The NFL just signed new contracts with the networks.

January 10, 2012  02:05 PM ET
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Television revenues are guaranteed over the life of the television contract. The NFL just signed new contracts with the networks.

How long if the fans aren't in the stands before the television contracts dry up.

 
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