I know that during this time in the year everyone is engulfed in all of the what-ifs, the Draft, the lockout, etc, but I feel its time to deal with a real problem with not only the NFL, but all people coming out of College these days..... When did it become cool to be illiterate? Honestly, I follow alot of NFL players on twitter, watch interviews, etc., and in my line of work, we get alot of interns, and to date, I know of about 2 people out of the hundreds that can not only write a full sentence or thought, but can speak one as well. I dont know about all of you, but it makes me sick when I read a tweet or watch an interview, and its "Dat dis, aint no, or some 145 @ BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Or even worse, they arent even quick enough to say yes or no to a question they are asked in an interview. So answer me this, what did they learn? Were they in college for football only, and the college's are corrupt? Is this what we have to expect from future generations of college Alumni? I dont know about all of you, but if im paying for college, or grants/scholarships (taxpayer dollars, donations), is it really fair that those graduating are slugs? Seems to me to be a waste of money! I wouldnt be writing this, but my 6 year old son, who wants to go to college to be an astronaught made the comment to me that he didnt think athletes(we were watching NFL channel) were very cool. When I asked why not, he said because they talked funny and were stupid. Made me open my eyes to alot I had just ignored for a long time.
I write this to all of you, not as a rant, but in the hopes that we as the nation can make a difference. Of all the NFL teams, our beloved RAIDERS are known as beeing the bad boys.....all rapists, murderers, blah blah blah.......we are known, and have been known as criminals for a long time......the nation is FEARED!!!!! So in closing, do we the fans want to be feared as gang-bangers, illiterate drop-outs, and thugs?.....blah blah blah...... Or do we want to be known, and our team to be known as the Surgical Assassins, etc., that we really are? Educated, mean, nasty, calculating.............. Some thug, or Hannibal Lector?
The RAIDERS are making alot of changes and statements right now......We have the Bully.... and by the end of this or next season( lockout pending) we will be the RAIDERS of old again.....So why not make it a change all the way around? Our beloved team is making intelligent choices and changes, so why dont we? Lets set a new standard.....Lets show the NFL that it takes more than just athleticism to be great. Lets show them to at least be a fan, it takes intelligence.....that to be a player it takes a COMMITTMENT TO EXCELLENCE........IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES!!!!!!