This was going to be a rant about two college football games being delayed and/or called because of RAIN, but while doing a little research for that story I came across this one.
It started with a simple quote from Mr. Pastorini that caught my eye. He said simply, “Fuck Drew Brees.” “What’s this?” I thought. What could cause a former NFL great to be so angry with one of today’s bright stars? Was he caught in a photo at a club drunk and mashing on hotties like the eternal douchebag Jeff Reed, former 49er and current Seahawks kicker? Nope. Did Drew say something derogatory about Dano’s playing ability? Nope. What could it be?
Drew Brees basically said that former NFL players should have been wiser with their earnings and not pissed it all away on mansions, ex-wives, booze, and drugs. Here’s his quote:
“There’s some guys out there that have made bad business decisions,” Brees said then. “They took their pensions early because they never went out and got a job. They’ve had a couple divorces and they’re making payments to this place and that place. And that’s why they don’t have money. And they’re coming to us to basically say, ‘Please make up for my bad judgment.’ In that case, that’s not our fault as players.”
In case you don’t know, Dan Pastorini is crying about his money situation, saying that he just doesn’t get enough from the NFL pension to pay his bills. This is a response to the fact that the current player’s association was able to procure a $620 million expansion to the NFLPA’s ‘Legacy Fund‘ for players who retired prior to 1993. That’s $620,000,000. Pastorini himself gets an additional $1000 per month from this. And he’s pissed about it.
“I’m going to get an extra $1,000 a month. Big fucking deal,” the 62-year-old Pastorini told CBSSports.com recently. “I think it’s a travesty the way they treat the older players. I’m part of that group. They’re throwing us a bone with the $620 million. By the time they get to a new CBA after 10 years, they won’t have to worry about us pre-93er’s. It’s sad, but it’s their M.O. They want to wait for us to die.”
You fucking candyass. You are what makes me sick about the entire “entitlement” culture that exists here in the US. You feel that because you pissed away your cash while you were playing and did absolutely nothing to plan for your future that someone somehow owes you? Fuck you Dan. Fuck you. You sit there and whine about your starting contract of $25,000. Did you know that the average, AVERAGE, wage in 1971 was $6,497.08? So let’s see, that’s roughly 1/4 of your starting salary. That means that fresh out of college you were making 4 times the national average salary. Fuck dude, how’d you make it?
Then, Fuckwit Pastorini has the balls to question how former NFLPA Executive Director and now deceased Gene Upshaw was able to leave his wife $15 mil when he passed away. Maybe Dano, just maybe, Gene did something with his life after he retired as a player and eventually became the EXECUTIVE FUCKING DIRECTOR OF THE NFLPA! Ya think? Pastorini slyly makes it sound like the NFLPA and Gene Upshaw were personally screwing him out of money. What a dick!
You chose to play football Dan. Apparently all you saw were the bright lights and the fame. You’re going to cry about only getting a $1000 a month raise? Let me go ask one the of dozens of homeless bastards that I see on the streets of Denver when I visit there how they’d feel about a $1000 a month raise. You need perspective Dan. Maybe you lost it in one of those dozen concussions you claim you had while you were playing the game. Maybe you need to go talk to one of thousands of Viet Nam vets that our government screws on a daily basis. Maybe you need to go talk to some poor West Virginia coal miner about busting your ass every day of your life, not just for 8 years Dan, and ask him how a $1000 a month raise would suit him.
Dan Pastorini, you are a brain damaged, egotistical, whiny candyass, and you make me sick.
FUCK YOU DAN PASTORINI!!