On Friday, Michigan quarterback David Ogabo was hit by the pit of his stock draft when he ruptured his Achilles tendon during the final phase of a multi-month “job interview” known as the pre-draft process. As Bucky Brooks, a former NFL return specialist, noted from NFL Media, the reaction to Ojabo’s injury from the people present was troubling. And in my opinion, I say.
“I know the NFL is cool business but watching Lack of interest or sympathy Of scouts, coaches and observers who follow David Ogabo’s injury,” Brooks tweeted. “Maybe someone should have checked on him instead of grabbing the ball and moving on to the next workout. just an idea.”
The video, attached to Brooks’ tweet, says it all. Ojabu goes down and there is no reaction. no thing. Instead, someone walks around to retrieve the ball dropped by Ogabu, like Paul Crow at the end longest yard (both versions).
Nothing personal against Ojabu. This is how they feel All Prospect. The only difference between Ojabo and the players currently in teams is that they are currently in teams. If Ojabo was on a team when he collapsed in apparent distress, someone would have rushed over to him, not because he really cares about the person but because it’s a tangible asset that the franchise has contractual rights to.
Whether on a team or not, players are interchangeable parts of the soccer machine. If one of them breaks, remove it and move on to the next. And if a part gets stuck in the process of selecting parts for different soccer machines, then throw it aside and focus on the rest of the new parts.
This is not a comment on whether it is true or false. You can and will come to your own conclusion about it. It is an assessment of how. And nothing new. Teams routinely remove broken or ineffective parts from the soccer machine, and replace them with other ones. Teams annually inspect parts to be added to 32 soccer machines, through the process of calling dibs on those parts, regardless of whether those specific parts want to be installed in that specific soccer machine.
Parts are conditioned to accept these facts. They have no choice. It’s the only way to play football in the NFL. It’s the only way to make money doing it.
Of course, once that happens, fans will resent what they think is the kind of lottery prize players receive, for which there is no price to pay outside of the ticket. The physical, mental and emotional toll is ignored by people who simply want to enjoy the battle of football machines.
That’s fine, but at some point there must be concern and sympathy with the players. For humans are the players.
It is one of the focal points of game makersFrom the introduction (which you can Read for free on Amazon) and beyond. Football machines and their cheerleaders often ignore the players’ basic human principles. When someone says ‘next man’, the implication is necessarily ‘next man’.The last man out!That’s exactly what happened to David Ogabo on Friday.
Scrape it out and let’s get back to checking out new parts for our awesome soccer machines.
Football is family. They like to say it.
Football is not family. Football is business. They say ‘Football is family’ because it’s good for business to say ‘Football is family’.
Perhaps it would be better for business if football was really family.
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