Faine Selling “Saltines And Anchovies”March 2nd, 2011
Joe’s really had enough of Bucs players union representative Jeff Faine spouting all sorts of woe-is-us baloney about NFL players and the great hardship of how a lockout might affect them.
First, Faine was on his BS parade about health benefits and expectant mothers not having medical insurance. Now he’s trying to sell intelligent Bucs fans that some players will be short of food in the event of a lockout.
Rick Stroud, of the St. Pete Times, included comments from Faine in a story today about LeGarrette Blount telling BSPN he’s financially prepared for a lockout.
“There are real costs,” Faine said. “Think about the undrafted free agent rookie who didn’t really buy into the belief that there might be a lockout. And he had a good year this year. I’ll use an example, I’m not saying he did it, but let’s say it’s LeGarrette Blount who says, “We’re not going to get locked out. I’m good. I’m going to spend this money because I’ll make it next year.’ These guys could end up eating Saltines and anchovies.
“This is a very proud league. Nobody is going to tell me that’s the situation, but I’m sure it exists…We’re fighting for Josh Freeman and LeGarrette Blount and the freshman sitting in high school right now and players down the line.”
Faine is a piece of work. What about that union warchest? That can’t buy players groceries? Or is that only reserved for attorney fees and overpriced TV commercials?
And it’s also annoying that Faine doesn’t realize that anyone who’s broke doesn’t eat Saltines and anchovies. Joe’s been there. Those aren’t on the cheap list when you’re truly broke.
It just offends Joe that Faine really expects fans to believe that there will be any legitmate number of players who won’t be able to eat because of a lockout. Goodness, these healthy young, college educated men can actually go get a job. What a concept?
Joe suspects no Bucs player would have any trouble finding work in Tampa with “Buccaneers player” on their resume. Who wouldn’t hire Geno Hayes as a bouncer? Imagine the money Aqib Talib could get as a guest cab driver? Hell, Joe would be pleased to feed LeGarrette Blount every day in exchange for a little bit of his time.
Don’t forget Faine, aka Captain Negative, publicly undercut Josh Freeman’s leadership efforts a couple of weeks ago.
When will it stop, Mr. Faine? Intelligent fans everywhere are on to your spin.