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Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

Posted on: May 14, 2011 5:30 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

It's unlikely that we'll grow tired of talking about Rashard Mendenhall on Twitter. That's mainly because he keeps tweeting, of course.

Like, on Saturday, when Mendenhall seemed to start off on an apology tangent (or a "here's what I've learned" tangent at least), when he decided to veer in a similar "outside the box" Twitter rant.

"I've learned more these last few weeks than some people will ever even attempt to learn their whole lives," Mendenhall tweeted. "Conventional wisdom is the new Jolly Roger."

What? Conventional wisdom is a pirate ship? That sounds like an Anchorman quote.

I kid, of course -- Mendenhall is making reference to the use of "Jolly Roger" to mean "poison" or "a hazard." In which case, he's actually making a fairly provocative statement, only he's doing it in an intelligent way. (Which is quite different than what he did the first time.)

The point Mendenhall's trying to make is that he wants people to "think."

That's all well and good, and anyone who says they don't want professional athletes to think and to have opinions about worldly topics is playing too much into a stereotype.

But it doesn't change the fact that Mendenhall still needs to do that himself before he decides to pass along an opinion in a shortened medium like Twitter that doesn't provide much room for explanation.

If he really has learned his lesson, he'll remember that next time around.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:41 pm

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

Convenient crucial content, genuinely certain cheers combined with editor. Its just baffling with me these days, in fact, often the success and value is actually mind-boggling.

Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:49 am
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Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 3:21 pm

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

Mendenhall is simply an idiot so everyone should give him a break as he's not smart enough to know any better. Noooooooooot! He's a punk and I hope he gets his butt booed every single time he even comes next the field!

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:26 pm

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

VRANGER- good points.  But you can make the same statements about the previous. 'First Spokesman', BUSH, administration.  'Mission acocmplished',  'Let's roll ' etc. JUST CHANGE THE SPECIFICS.  Or the previous, Clinton, administration.  Or the previous Bush I administrastration.  Or the FATHER of the modern 'First Spokesman',  Ronald Ray-Gun.  Point is that all these CLowns and their staffs, as you call them  are ONLY looking for Bumps in the popularity polls. Actually, they support a Global corporatocracy that is interested in maximizing profits and gives at best lip service to 'NATIONAL' NEEDS,  controlling drug cartels and putting in place reasonable energy and job programs

Since: May 25, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:57 am

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

b to the oring.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:52 am

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

It doesn't offend me for professional athletes to think about political or social events. I just don't care to know what they think about them. Their opinion of an event holds every bit as much value as anyone else who never gives something a thought until they decide to run their mouth about it. Unfortunately that's the most common situation not only for professional athletes but for the average citizen as well. The majority of people are quite happy to let others do their thinking for them, rather than do any research themselves. That's how they elected a President based on three words, "Audacity of Hope", and wound up with the least experienced executive in the history of the United States. The ability to say a pretty word or three didn't help him fix unemployment, which has remained broken for his almost three years now in office. It didn't save anyone's home, despite his "mortgage bailout" program. It didn't help him avoid becoming irrelevant at best, and point of concern at worst, in the eyes of the leaders of other countries. (Saudia Arabia is now opeing stronger ties to both Russia and China after our President bailed on Mubarik in a completely ignorant way). It didn't stop him from illegally distributing his "stimulous money" two to one in states that voted for him as opposed to those who didn't (and his stiimulous obviously never reached the people who most desperately needed it anyway). It doesn't stop him from traveling constantly instead of staying at his desk doing his work. (I personally call him the "First Spokesman"). It didn't stop him from prematurely blowing the bin Laden news for a poll bump when there was unanalyzed intelligence gathered on the scene. It didn't cause him to develop any energy policy whatsoever. It didn't keep him from making jokes about illegal immigration even as drug cartels burn down part of our southwest. Obviously if more people were to actually put some thought into figuring out just how incompetent this clown and his staff are, his job approval rating couldn't be measured at all. Yet some stil think he's doing a fine job. AT WHAT???, I ask.

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:50 am

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

Yo Adrian28... While I agree that the mainstream media is politically and financially controlled by corporations with agenda's. In a case like 9-11 a catestrophic event where thousands of people lost their lives and an actual terrorist claimed responsibility. I believe in a time of such a disaster it is almost impossible for the media to put a spin on it until after a cosiderable amount of time has passed. Maybe Rashard (who was probably 14 or 15 at the time) didn't have a television to see for himself the actual footage of the planes crashing into the buildings, burning for hours and basically melting away, like most of us saw over and over again, at least a thousand times. Either that or maybe he was just smoking blunts and playing video games all day with his boys, and never got around to seeing the news that YEAR!!! 

Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:23 am

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

An athlete tweeted about a current event and people are surprised about what he said? You take it with a grain of salt, because like most athletes, Rashard is a functional illiterate.

Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:19 am

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

I can see why he has skills at RB.  Those crazy, sideway eyes of his must give him good field vision.

Since: May 14, 2011
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:03 am

Mendenhall kind of claims he learned a lesson

Lesson Learned: RUN the FOOTBALL...NOT your MOUTH.

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