Deion Sanders And Jim Brown Can Suck It

January 31, 2008 – 6:15 pm by McD

Heading into Super Bowl weekend, I felt compelled to write some sort of mega-awesome, Super Bowl XLII preview, but I realized that there’s absolutely no point. Partially because Hick Flick took care of that nicely yesterday, and also because who the hell cares when there’s this story? It’s not often a sports blogger gets to do some blatant gloating, but at this point, I’d like to refer you to the title of this post: Deion Sanders and Jim Brown can suck it.

That’s right, LaDainian Tomlinson, who was so ridiculously lambasted for missing most of the AFC title game by Deion Sanders and others, was actually injured and made it worse during the game. On top of that, the injury he had could -wait for it – “seriously hamper LaDainian’s ability to cut or push off the leg.” The injury also apparently caused one of Tomlinson’s leg muscles to “recede an inch” from the knee, whatever that means. That’s what Mike Greenberg said this morning, anyway.

Point is, all those “experts” who derided the 2006 MVP for not having the heart to play through pain and abandon his teammates were full of crap. The fact that he even tried to go, and could have injured himself a lot worse than he did, should tell us everything we need to know about LaDainian Tomlinson. Not that we’re surprised that a couple of former players said something stupid on television.

I’m actually willing to forgive Jim Brown. He’s a tough, old dude who was easily the best player of his era. But Deion Sanders is the best argument as to why the NFL Network doesn’t need to exist in the first place and why former athletes don’t automatically make good analysts. He is a chode. A taint. A skid mark on the back of the dirty underwear that is the collection of “minds” that sit in studios on Sunday and pretend they know what they’re talking about.

At least Jim Brown was a running back, so he understands the toll the position takes on an athlete’s body. He knows about the pounding and what it takes to be great. Basically, he knows what it means to be LaDainian Tomlinson. Deion Sanders has no business telling anyone to toughen up. Everyone knows him as the epitome of a finesse football player. Sure, he was great, but he was soft even for a cornerback.

Once and for all, it is clear that analysts and people in general have no business telling players when they should play through injury and when they shouldn’t. If they can’t feel the pain themselves, there’s no reason to ever say an injury isn’t that serious and that some one should play. Hell, it’s arguable that Deion Sanders doesn’t even have the credibility to be a barrista at Starbucks. I’ll have a venti, non-fat, shut-the-f**k-up-you-moron, decaf, with a hint of cinnamon. Thanks.

I love that LaDainian Tomlinson is hurt. I love that he’s vindicated. Why? Because it means what the Chargers accomplished this season is even more impressive. Because it means some in the media look like idiots again. And most of all, because I get to write an I-told-you-so post and enjoy every second of it. So suck it Deion. Next time you have an opinion, write it down on a piece of paper and hand it to some one who knows what they’re talking about so they can crumple it up and throw it away. Douche. I’m out.

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  1. 25 Responses to “Deion Sanders And Jim Brown Can Suck It”

  2. Rack Him!!!

    By MilwaukeeBooter on Feb 1, 2008

  3. LOL, “Good Night Now!”

    Couldn’t have blogged it any better.

    By Dave H on Feb 1, 2008

  4. Chode is one of the greatest words ever…

    By Red on Feb 1, 2008

  5. LT is a woman

    By Anonymous on Feb 1, 2008

  6. While I agree that Deion should not be allowed to talk about anything, ever. I think the real problem with LT2 wasn’t that he didn’t play, it’s that he sat there sulking on the sideline during the game. Compare this to Sam Madison, who while hurt, was on the sideline coaching and congratulating his teammates…

    By Rob G on Feb 1, 2008

  7. http://www.sportsactionfigure.com/blog/uploaded_images/news-tmpnfl16pix-730677.jpg

    By Anonymous on Feb 1, 2008

  8. LDT is a shithead because he hid on the bench while his team gallantly fought. He said nothing, did nothing, cheered for no one. The injury he suffered had nothing to do with anything.

    By Anonymous on Feb 1, 2008

  9. It has been brutal being a Charger fan these last 2 weeks and having to defend LDT when people don’t understand. I listen to “Neon” for football insight as often as I listen to Mike Vick about housebreaking a dog. Jim Brown needs to pull his rainbow-colored beanie down over his mouth.

    By Orange Star on Feb 1, 2008

  10. LT is a straight up bitch. at least if you are going to be a pussy and not play, at least be a cheerleader for your team. it shouldnt be a big issue for LT – since he wore a skirt on sunday.

    By Anonymous on Feb 1, 2008

  11. Not to crap on the “he should have been up and down the sidelines cheering his teammates on” (because that’s exactly what I was thinking during the game. But he was told to stay off of it as much as possible. They also didn’t want him on crutches because they (stupidly) thought that having him in uniform would still serve as a decoy. Yeah, I know, idiotic, but true. Every time he’s sat out a game (usually preseason or late last year when they rested the starters) he’s always been a cheerleader for his team. That’s why it was so weird seeing him like that against the Pats.

    By Phillips on Feb 1, 2008

  12. Jim Brown is a wife-beater. One need not listen to Jim Brown.

    By Anonymous on Feb 1, 2008

  13. Last year he may have been the MVP, the year he was definitely the SOB.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6IHeqMa780

    By False Rumour Monger on Feb 1, 2008

  14. Not a good sign when the second-string long-snapper is showing more leadership than the supposed “face of your franchise.” Tomlinson sulked while his team went out there and fought. Pathetic.

    Between that and his hissy fit at the end of last year’s playoff loss, I’ve lost all respect for him.

    By SDW on Feb 1, 2008

  15. you are so weak for laying off jim brown and piling on deion.

    LT is a stud and you cant blame him for being dejected on the sideline, but grow some balls and if you are going to make this post, give it to both sanders and brown. but no, you gave yourself a lame excuse not to touch brown. cause God-forbid anyone say anything about jim brown.
    youre a pussy

    By Anonymous on Feb 1, 2008

  16. LDT is a prima donna. He could have been in there for a play action fake on that first redzone flameout… Ala TD in the Denver-Green Bay superbowl (he had a migraine and couldn’t even see). Or he could of sucked it up and played in the biggest game of his life giving his all to his team. Ala Jack Youngblood playing on a broken leg or Ronnie Lot getting his finger amputated to play. He is a little bitch and only cares about himself… And didn’t Purple Jesus play with a worse MCL sprain this year already?

    By Anonymous on Feb 1, 2008

  17. As several others have pointed out, I think LDT was rightly criticized for not showing more emotion on the sideline. Even if he was told to stay off his leg, that doesn’t mean he had to spend the entire game behind a visor, with no visible cheering whatsoever.
    I do agree with you that it was stupid for Deion and Jim Brown to talk about him not playing through it though. Brown being a former running back is no excuse–you never can tell what kind of pain another person is in, so you shouldn’t comment on it, unless the person has made a career out of not playing due to seemingly minor injuries.

    By Vargas on Feb 1, 2008

  18. Yeah, LT put his body on the line and injured himself further trying to play, but he’s a big puss for not grabbing a pair of pom-poms and going all Newt Rockney

    Right, got it. I’m sure Sam Madison yelling and screaming on the sidelines would have willed the Chargers to a victory…

    By Dave H on Feb 1, 2008

  19. I just want to point out that the guy who called McD a pussy posted under the ballsy name “anonymous.” Nice try Deion.

    By Hick Flick on Feb 1, 2008

  20. LdT is a bitch. And Charger fans are faggots.

    By Anonymous on Feb 2, 2008

  21. I bet you call talk radio. Go Bolts!!!

    By Not Whitey Bulger on Feb 2, 2008

  22. LT could”ve got off his butt and provided some insight to Turner and the other RB rather than sit and pout though. That is unforgivable.

    By The Zach on Feb 2, 2008

  23. Are you kidding me?? You people are the pussies. Sitting behind your computers wondering what kind of pain LT is in? He doesn’t have to answer to any of you fools. What the hell good is cheerleading on the bench gonna do for him or his team going against the 17-0 Patriots. If you really need a ego boost from someone, if you actually need someone else leaning on your shoulder to help you, well that’s a pussy NFL and not the one I know. The man gets 4 carries, the leg gives out, and he’s fucking pissed! He gives the team the best chance to win on the field, not on the sidelines, morons. To even come to this team back in 2001 when the Chargers were an abortion of a college team, much less an NFL team that Eli Manning would pussed out on in the future, and become the face of the franchise is something I’ll give him respect in doing. Who got 23 carries for 123 yards and 2 TD with 64 receiving yards last year against the Pats? Fucking LDT. Myopic traitorous fools. Ram your fact-less, presumptive, spoon-fed opinions straight up your anal cavity.

    Thank god none of you play football, your testicular fortitude is seriously lacking.

    By Anonymous on Feb 2, 2008

  24. tomlinson has no heart, he is a first class douche with his crying over people dancing and having to beg people to validate that he is class “cmon guys you know im classy”

    By Anonymous on Feb 2, 2008

  25. dude 2 posts above is a def a high school hero who would probably be in the league except his junior year of high school he hurt his knee a week after he ran for a career high 113 yards against the local rival. so he had to settle for community college and intramural flag football where he treats it like the fucking superbowl as and rearanges his work schedule at the local mall so he can make games

    By Anonymous on Feb 2, 2008

  26. even with that twat playing the patriots would have skull fucked them plus tom brady pounds pussy and tomlinson is a pussy

    By Anonymous on Feb 2, 2008

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