Difference Makers dolphins should target in draft:
Eric Ebron (TE) North Carolina
Zack Martin (G) Notre Dame
Calvin Pryor (S) Louisville
Mike Evans (WR) Texas A&M
Brandin Cooks (WR) Oregon State
Lache Seastrunk (RB) Baylor
Andrew Jackson (ILB) Western Kentucky
Some of you guys are acting like he's living on the street btw.
I don't know how ricky felt about football. You don't know how ricky felt about football. We're all making judgement calls here and basing our opinion on ricky the same way we base our opinion on anyone else. The difference here is that you share/shared something in common with ricky and I do too. You make sacrifices for your family. Ricky only made a sacrifice for his family when the bill came due.
"Now when I go to the bathroom I find out who my friends are." - Jake Scott after both broken hands were in casts following the 1972 season
I donít recommend anyone get a mental disorder, but obviously he doesnít control that. Ricky was reportedly sexually abused by his father as a child & apparently has been diagnosed with social-anxiety disorder. You may not view cannabis as a legitimate treatment for that disorder, but thereís probably a few social-anxiety patients whoíd disagree with you. Also in California where Ricky lived during his retirement, cannabis is not illegal.Originally Posted by Wildbill3
I donít know personally, but if I had to guess Iíd think Rickyís family is doing fine & all his kids are provided for. Having 5 kids with 3 women is not behavior Iíd emulate, but itís also not illegal, either. The faux financial concern for his family from some here is a bit transparent.
The real root of the Ricky hate here comes from what happened to the Dolphins upon his departure (& maybe people have their own conceptions about cannabis use that ties in with that as well). If Ricky were a 3rd stringer & retired when he did absolutely no one wouldíve cared. However, he was our best player, & obviously we had a bad season thereafter. Ricky didnít make Pornstache trade 2 first rounders for him, just like Ricky didnít make Ditka trade his draft away for him. He didnít owe it to anyone to play a second longer then he did. Not Pornstache, not the other professional athletes collecting paychecks, & not the fans either. He was being paid for a service; thatís his job.
You & I will disagree on this but I do think Ricky has a good message for kids & one that people can learn from. You shouldnít continue doing something you donít want to do just because it makes a lot of money, or people think you owe them, or because people envy your position.
Iíll also say that Ricky never half-assed it on the field. He didnít half-ass it when he won the Heisman & he didnít half-ass it when he lead the league in rushing. He worked very hard to put himself in the position heís in. Itís not all just about God given talent.
http://www.vice.com/read/godspeed-ricky-williamsOriginally Posted by VICE
In my life's experience most things basically boil down to the simplest thing.
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Whatever. We disagree. No biggie.
You value getting statistics in a game more then he valued it. If you think that makes him a loser then you're entitled to that opinion.
I cannot understand why the ppl that defend him constantly ignore this reality.