The Rambling Rebel
Alright so a lot of people are talking about Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette sitting out the bowl games and with that we also have people ripping Zeke for bashing them but not staying his senior year so let's break this into categories so I can try to avoid Rambling even though thats the name of my website.
1. Zeke: I've seen the whole internet chirping Zeke because he said he'd kill to have one more game at Ohio State. Now a lot of people would assume that I'd take every chance to trash the kid because I hate the Cowboys and Zeke, but no I'm not. Listen theirs a big difference between leaving for a paying job and just flat out not trying in your last college game. Sure he's dumb for how he phrased it but I got what he's saying. which brings us to my second take.
2. The over simplification of a complex issue that is resting for the NFL: Now both people on both sides of this argument are right and wrong like most things. This debate can hop right up there with political issues as frustrating things to talk about with stubborn people and what it comes down to is the overarching issue of owing the fans boosters and university something. Many fans will argue no the NCAA takes advantage and exploits their talent for economic gain and they should go make money instead of being pawns in a corrupt organization. The other school of thought is that the University gave you a scholarship and education as well as the opportunity to play in the NFL so you owe it to them to play your heart out for the program. Now obviously both these sides have merit and flaws. It's important to remember that these players are kids and a lot of them rely on making it to the NFL as their only ticket out of a bad situation so I understand why a talented player wouldn't wanna play in the potato bowl. So what I think this issue comes down to is how healthy are you. Now if you've been injured all year and the doc clears you but warns you that you're risking reinjuring yourself no you shouldn't play and if people think you're quitting on the team they're jerks. Yes we all wanna win but is it worth a kids career. I love Ole Miss football but I'm not gonna get mad at a beat up kid for sitting if he needs too. The problem is if a player starts sitting just because. Look If I'm drafting a player and I see him just quit on the team it's gonna lower his stock. You should want to win and have that competitive edge to always want to play no matter what the game is. Thats what winners do so I guess at the end of the day we should all realize that players have reasons to sit but just sitting for the sake of it is garbage.
Now both Fournette and Christian are both banged up so I'm not gonna hold it against them and this really isn't a simple issue. The way I view it still admittedly has flaws and thats pretty much my point. Their is no easy way to evaluate this so all you can really do is hope everything works out for the players and the teams. Any way this blog kinda been a downer so lets end it with the knowledge that if the Redskins lose tonight they can't take The Giants Wild Card spot Go Panthers everyone.