Re: Colts perspective
posted at 8/5/2009 6:59 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Colts perspective
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Colts perspective : I confess, I was just baiting. thanks for the bite. All's well. Mudd and Moore are at camp. But don't kid yourself, if the opt out had not been pushed by the teams that did opt out (NE Pats, cough) this never would have been an issue. As for propaganda here is the line: "the issue is not that several businesses decided to opt out of the NFL pension plan to create a better, more cost effective one for their personnel". (who wrote that??) my comments about the colts not being scared, as you know, was opinion. Why (as someone who likes to display his smarts through big words) attempt to try to make me look bad by suggesting it was something else? How petty. What facts do you have to suggest that Manning forced Mudd out of retirement? Seems to me that you actually answered the reason why Mudd was forced to retire in the first place. If his financial security (I think you called it greed) forced this decision, then his true desire was to not retire. So in my opinion (since you aren't capable of discerning opinion from fact) Mudd is back doing what he wanted and is financially secure to boot. Best of both worlds - in my opinion.
Posted by underdogg[/QUOTE]
Mudd was actually looking into the lump sum payment BEFORE the pension plan changed. People generally do this when they are looking to retire. He also was concerned about how the current economy had affected his pension.
And, you do know why the plan was pushed, don't you? Well, apparently not. "It's the economy, stupid." The current economic climate had each team paying into the NFL pension plan more than twice what they were paying the previous year. The payment went from 40 MM to 90 MM per year. So, a change was necessary. Now, you really need to point the finger at those teams that had not paid their fair share already - you know, the skinflints that Mudd used to work for. The Colts, to their credit, did actually pony up their portion. So, you are going to go against the fiscally responsible teams and not even mention the teams that weren't responsible to the plan to begin with. Good call. Do you work for GM or something?
And, yes, Manning whinnied and stamped his feet to ensure that he was taken care of. Part of that was ensuring Mudd and Moore would be back so he wouldn't ever feel uncomfortable. That was a conclusion based on the events (his media complaints that the current coaching staff was not communicating their plan to him.) and the fact that Manning is a selfish whiner. You can't say he isn't because his actions have always shown that he is Peyton first, team second. Did he actually force Mudd to unretire. No, that was just payback because you are a turd.
Out of curiousity, how did I try to "make you look bad" by disagreeing with your contention that the entire Colts team wasn't afraid? A tad sensitive, aren't you.
Lastly, I am not apologetic that big words intimidate you. How I write is how I think and speak. It would be patronizing if I had to dumb things down just for you to feel more comfortable. However, if you actually can't understand them, then I will make sure to use smaller words.