The Asshat has had about enough of this earning his money shit:
Holmes doesn’t care much for all the football practices that take place in the “offseason” and would like to see coaches reduce the amount of time players spend on the practice fields from April into June.
Toward that end, Holmes called his own timeout over the past few weeks. He pulled on his practice jersey and attended workouts but did little on the field in team drills during that time. He stayed out again yesterday and said he won’t practice in today’s final session.
“Just a lot of soreness throughout the whole body,” Holmes gave as his reason, “from all of these days going back to back, back to back. It’s kind of like guys were expecting more time off during the offseason, but this offseason we’ve had more time in. It’s taken a little wear and tear, now it’s time to rest the body a little bit.”
1. Can you imagine Ryan Malone, Sidney Crosby, Ruutu, Orpik or you know what, pick a Penguin out of a hat … could you imagine them ever saying, “My body is taking wear and tear so I won’t be doing drills today. I’ll just be over here practicing my single axle.”
Hockey players might be the toughest athletes in the world.
2. If Santonio Holmes ever took a puck to the face, he would probably quit life.
3. He also said:
“There’s no point right now. I want to come into camp 100 percent, I don’t want to come out here and fatigue the body and tear hamstrings, quads, hurt ankles.”
Um. Can I tell him the point or would you like to? Me? ‘Kay. Santonio? The point is that, and this is a lesson I learned early in life, you do what your coach tells you to do. That’s because he is the coach and you are the player. The coach leads. You follow.
My tennis coach used to make us do 800 stomach crunches every single day in practice.
Eight. Hundred. Times. Five. Is. FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH CRUNCHES A WEEK.
It sucked. It hurt. I was sore all the time. But his philosophy was that if the core of the body was strong, EVERYTHING was strong. So I did what he said.
You see? He coached. We followed. Whether we wanted to or not.
4. And here’s another thing to keep in mind, Santonio. It’s your JOB to do what the coach tells you to do. You’re being paid to do it. Millions of dollars.
You’re the next Annoying Burgher and your crown is in the mail. And by crown, I mean some big boy panties. Cowboy up and put ’em on.
5. I’m going to go see what it would take to convince my self-united husband Daniel Sepulveda to punt this loser into the Mon. Hard.
(h/t MiamiShyner, whose most recent blog post made me spew coffee.)