Union Man Ali Marpet Wins Team Vote

September 1st, 2017


Perhaps Mitt Romney should have worn Hawaiian shirts, played the ukulele on HBO and mauled tacos with a passion that rivals Joey Chesnut’s fervor for hot dogs?

That seems to have worked for Ali Marpet, who bested a couple of Bucs veterans in a recent team vote.

Marpet is the new NFL Players Association team representative for the Buccaneers, aka the head union man on the roster. Marpet bested Clinton McDonald and Kevin Pamphile in a recent team vote, and they will serve as alternates.

“I totally wanted to do it. Vincent Jackson was our team rep before. It’s just a way to represent the guys,” Marpet said. “It’s an honor just to represent the Bucs, pretty important decisions ahead. I want to make sure our players are well informed and in a good position. So I think it’s a job that suits me.”

Marpet said he put a lot of pre-vote time into learning about the responsibilities of the position. He also said the NFLPA has always been “extremely responsive” to his questions through the years, so that helped inspire him to get involved.

Joe asked McDonald about losing a vote to Marpet. McDonald said it wasn’t rigged and Marpet will do a great job.

20 Responses to “Union Man Ali Marpet Wins Team Vote”

  1. westernbuc Says:

    McDonald is a class act. Could’ve blamed the Russians but accepted the results. Great guy

  2. BucFanFromOH Says:

    It was definitely the Russians.

  3. CautiousOptimism Says:

    Mitt Romney drop? Give me a break

  4. Drew Says:

    Alien mind control intervention.

  5. webster Says:

    Only fools turn a blind eye to what is right in front of their face.

  6. mark2001 Says:

    Westen…Ali wasn’t actually colluding with the Russians, like some others. He seems to be a patriotic American.

  7. mark2001 Says:

    Correction….I should have said “appears to have colluded”…. the legal process has yet to play out. And I believe in the Constitution and Due Process.

  8. Howard Cosell Says:

    Damn Russians. Always sneaking around. Throwing elections. Winning a war of attrition with the Na**s, etc, etc.

    Play well on Sunday, comrades!

  9. Howard Cosell Says:

    We had nothing to do with the outcome of the NFL elections.

    – Vladimir Putin

  10. Morons last visit Says:

    JOEknowspolitics. Start another site for that. My baas , last time I visit.
    This post has nothing to do with politics. Sorry your sense of humor isn’t up to speed.–Joe

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Good for Marpet.

    Russia only meddles in elections that directly affect their own interests, duh.

  12. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Marpet willfully lets others grab his crouch. Now that’s leadership!

  13. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Only Tru errr#45 would stoop that low! Damn JackA$$!!!

  14. Ghingus Kwon Says:

    “through the years”?

  15. Johnny Says:

    do the union reps get paid a bit for this? they should get a modest fee IMHO.

  16. Buc50 Says:

    At least McDonald didn’t lose to a sleezeball.

  17. darin Says:

    Good stuff. I think Ali is a great guy for that job. N yeah class act by clinton. Zeee russians did it

  18. grafikdetail Says:

    all Mitt had to do was freaking run for president again!! he would’ve won & this country would be in way better hands

  19. mark2001 Says:

    Joe…must be the two words that makes some break out in a cold sweat “Union Man”…. the Horror…the Horror. What next… AFL/CIO Nascar pit crews? OMG.

  20. MagicMarpet Says:

    That’s my boy