Slow Getting Up

I wrote about the overthecap.com piece on NFL 7th rounders experiencing a 25% cut rate. A friend of mine suggested a book called “Slow Getting Up.” It’s a book by Nate Jackson, former Denver Broncos receiver. I’ve only read excerpts from the book, but I’m going to get it for my Kindle (if I can find it).

It gives me much respect for NFL players and what they go through to play that game we love. We said in the previous post that most players don’t have guaranteed contracts. I even have some new respect for the Broncos, since coach Shanahan gave Jackson multiple chances, even when he was injured.

 

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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