Adrian Peterson needs a history lesson


Adrian Peterson needs a history lesson

Jon Fucile

Some people should just not be allowed to talk. Or at the very least be forced to wear muzzles so no one can understand them.

The NFL lockout situation gets dumber by the day in multiple ways, but then Adrian Peterson dropped a little nugget that just blew everything else out of the water.

According to Peterson, the way the NFL operates is about as close as one can get to modern day slavery. Yup.

People being forced to work for no pay, being legally beaten and whipped and being forced to live in some of the most miserable conditions one can imagine is apparently very similar to getting paid millions of dollars to play a game, living in a mansion and having certain freedoms that are not available to your average person.

Maybe the NFL isn't the best place to work, but comparing it to slavery? Wow. Surely no one would be dumb enough to agree with Peterson.

Oh, really Mr. Mendenhall? Let us do a quick comparison here buddy.

Slaves were forced to live in squalor. Tattered clothing, little to no food. Tiny rooms, some with just one bed, for multiple people.

That is probably very similar to how current NFL stars live, right?

Slaves had to pull farm equipment by themselves, and if they were allowed to travel at all they probably were forced to walk bar foot in chains.

Adrian and Rashard know exactly how that feels.

Slaves were torn away from their family and friends, often never seeing or hearing from them again. Every day was basically filled with sadness.

Peterson and Mendenhall share that pain. When they're not playing football, they live an absolutely miserable existence.

Slaves were forced to wear chains and were often chained to each other. Horrible.

Peterson and Mendenhall live that horror everyday.

You know, Im starting to see their point. Except that Im really not. At all.

In the end, Adrian Peterson and Rashard Mendenhall are just a couple of idiotic jokes who have made light of one of the most awful times in history.

They make millions of dollars to play FOOTBALL. If they had to spend five seconds going through what any slave in the history of the world has gone through, they'd be begging to go back to the NFL in about three seconds.

The fact that either of them would think it is okay to make those statements just further proves there is no limit to human stupidity.

Shut up you jokes.

Julien: 'A lot of problematic things' in Bruins loss to Avalanche

Julien: 'A lot of problematic things' in Bruins loss to Avalanche

BOSTON – The Bruins simply weren’t ready to play on Thursday night when the puck was dropped against the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden. 

They fell down quickly by a 2-0 score, had a couple of completely inept power plays in the first period that sucked all the game’s momentum away from them and received some subpar goaltending from Anton Khudobin on the way to a 4-2 loss to the lowly Avs. About the only B’s person above reproach in this one was David Pastrnak after scoring a pair of goals in the second period to get Boston back into the game, but it all fell short in a very frustrating, lackadaisical loss to a Western Conference team that isn’t very good. 

Needless to say B’s coach Claude Julien wasn’t too happy after a loss where the Bruins might have had more success with a smarter approach to holding the puck. 

“There were a lot of problematic things [in the loss]. No doubt that the power play could have helped us in the first period, and failed to do that. They’ve got to be better,” said Julien. “We needed some saves tonight, and we didn’t get them. [Anton Khudobin] has got to be better. 

“A lot of things here that we can be better at, and take responsibility [for]. But at the same time, you got to move on here.  It’s one of those nights that had we been smarter from the get go, we would have had a chance.”

Clearly it was about a lacking group effort when dissecting the loss, and the minus-3 for David Krejci on Thursday night marked back-to-back negative performances from the playmaking Czech center in big spots. The goaltending was shoddy with Anton Khudobin allowing four goals on 22 shots for Colorado, and unable to make plays on a couple of Colorado shots from outside the painted area that built up the Avs lead in the first place. 

But it was also very much about the inability of the Bruins to generate consistent offense outside of David Pastrnak’s offensive burst in the second period, and the complete breakdown of the Boston power play in the opening 20 minutes. The Bruins struggled to enter the zone in their first PP possession of the game, and then allowed a Nathan MacKinnon shorthanded goal after Torey Krug futilely dove at the blue line to try and keep the puck in the offensive zone. 

The Krug misplay at the offensive blue line gave MacKinnon a clear path the net, and he buried a wrist shot past Khudobin to get the one-sided loss rolling. Beyond the costly mistakes that ended up in the back of the net, the Bruins looked sloppy and slow-reacting in their breakouts and more than willing to settle for outside perimeter shots.

That doesn’t exactly make for a winning combo even when it comes against a flawed, underachieving team like Colorado, and especially when it comes less than 24 hours after a hard-fought road game in Washington DC. 

“I think we were still sleeping there early in the game and they were able to capitalize on their opportunities. We couldn’t claw our way back,” said Brad Marchand, who picked up an assist on David Pastrnak’s second goal of the night on a perfect dish for the one-timer. “I think it was definitely a mental [block]. You’re able to battle through that physical fatigue. It was more the mental mistakes and not being prepared right off the hop of the start of the game. Again, that’s kind of where we lost it.”

The sleepwalking Bruins lost Thursday night’s valuable two points as soon as the opening puck was dropped against the Avalanche, of course, and the Bruins never got out of lollygag mode at a time when intensity should have been automatic. 

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West


THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tyreek Hill had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, Kansas City's defense made life miserable for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thursday night to take control of the AFC West.

Charcandrick West also had a touchdown run for the Chiefs (10-3). They moved into a first-place tie with Oakland (10-3) but holds the tiebreaker with two wins over their longtime divisional rival.

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