Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Great Northwoods
You can't hold everybody to the same standard. Some people are tougher than others. Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers (NFL) hasn't missed a start since he began in 1992. He's played with broken bones, the day after his father died, after his wife was diagnosed with cancer, his brother-in-law was killed, with the flu, and with serious injuries to his knees, ankles, back and throwing hand. I think a professional athlete has an obligation, in a big event, to make a 100% effort to play to the best of their ability. For each athlete, what they're capable of varies.
"When we are young we generally estimate an opinion by the size of the person that holds it, but later we find that is an uncertain rule, for we realize that there are times when a hornet's opinion disturbs us more than an emperor's" - Mark Twain
"The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man." - Mark Twain
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Menken