Friday, February 03, 2006

Daunte's pique

I'm not particularly timely with this post, but I feel compelled to comment on this example of a clueless professional athlete.

In 2003, Daunte Culpepper signed a 10 year contract with the Minnesota Vikings that made him one of the highest paid players in the NFL.

In 2004, Daunte had the second highest passer rating in the NFL and, but for an unbelievable season by Peyton Manning, he would have been MVP.

2005? Not so good. Daunte's quarterback rating plunged as he played terribly. Then, his season was ended by a devastating knee injury. Then, he was charged with criminal activity in connection the infamous sex boat party on Lake Minnetonka.

So what is the best way to get back on track in 2006? In the mind of a normal person - work hard, keep quiet, and hope to make amends. In the eyes of this spoiled professional athlete - skip a meeting with the new coach and demand a raise.


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