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Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:45 am
Edited on: May 10, 2011 8:46 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If Saints RB Reggie Bush really was trying to make a joke Monday on Twitter, he’d do well to remember one thing: sarcasm rarely comes through in that social medium.

On his Twitter account, Bush wrote “Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!” and “Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing.’

A few minutes later, he tweeted the following: “FYI last tweet was a joke! Relax people damn it's called sense of humor! Cry me a river why don't you.”

In between, Bush got lambasted by people because A) playing and practicing football was, you know, his job and B) they didn’t appreciate the term “slaving.”

But there’s potentially a larger problem at play here other than football fans getting upset about something so trivial that a utility running back off-handedly wrote. In the court system, the NFLPA is trying to argue that the NFL owners locking them out are causing the players irreparable harm, and that's a big reason why the District Court granted an injunction to lift the lockout. It’s a little tougher to argue that point when the owners’ lawyers can point to a tweet by Bush that says, “I’m good!” 

Sarcasm or not, it just wasn’t a good idea.

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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:51 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

If I was an agent for these idiots i would include a "Does not Tweet" clause in every contract I negotiated... their need for attention is staggeringly bad.

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:48 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Well if he is not staying in shape and stuff he may be locked out after the lockout is over.  I wonder if he knows he is not doing well and this is not USC.  This is the real deal and lots of guys will be looking for work.  I think this guy is on the road to nowhere and be surprised how fast it ends.  Kim will not remember his name or will anyone else.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:47 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Evidently its not plain and simple @marionc
If you have been following the lockout at all you know that its not the players who want more money.  Its the players that want to keep things at status quo, its the owners who want more money.  The players have even said they will take less money but its not enough for the owners they want even more reductions than the players offered. The owners are the ones who opted out of the CBA, not the players.  So how is it the players who want more money?
Really how you can confuse the two is beyond me.  Its spelled out.  You only see what you want to believe.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:46 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

AAAAAND there's nothing wrong making sure you get as much as possible...that's the world we live in. most of the time we have to look out for ourselves...we as fans just have to realize that neither side is fighting for us and siding with anyone is ultimately futile.

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:38 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Bush has always been an overpaid idiot.  Not only is it his job, he has become just a guy.  The author of this story put it fairly accurately when he characterized him as a utility back, because that's what he has become.  When Reggie gets cut, he needs to put his Pampers on and go live with his mommy in that nice house the agent/representative bought them at USC.   What a fraud.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:37 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

peoples iz dumb.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:35 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

This isnt a reason why we should stop paying or anything stupid like that...stop saying you will stop watching football, it's not gonna happen. If you are serious you wouldnt be reading about it still. All this proves is that the player's "organized workouts" and all their "we just wanna play" talk is a bogus media ploy to get the fans on their side. AJ Hawk came out and said the practices were worthless yesterday, Welker said he had enjoyed time off... The players are locked out because they want more money...plain and simple and we should stop acting like Goodell or the owners are the ones to blame. Everyone in this fight is in it for the betterment of themselves and it's naive to believe anything different. 

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:34 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Really this is news?  People are upset about this?  Grow up.  This isn't a big deal.  Some of you people need a life if this is what is getting you riled up.  Any tweet from someone I don't know personally will not get me upset.  Its just sad to see people look for a reason to be outraged.  Any small reason they can find to get upset they jump at it. Even if bush wasn't joking, who are you to tell him he can't go on vacation?  His employer has locked him out.  He isn't legally obligated or even contractually obligated to do anything right now.  Would it be nice if he trained with his teammates?  Sure.  But its not going to be the death to the Saints.  Some of you guys are like women watching the view, all upset over gossip, what someone else said.  Seriously, check your estrogen levels.

The next time ya'll are about to get upset over something someone said on twitter, stop and ask yourself, "How does this impact my life, at all?, Is what this person said a big deal on the grand scheme of things?, Is there any way I could have misunderstood what this person wrote?, What does it say about my maturity level and character if I am upset over what is said?,  Why am I offended by what was said and what good will come out of it if I voice my disagreement?"

Hopefully if you are honest with yourself with these questions, this will reduce the amount of stupid outrage over trival comments on twitter.  Best thing is that I gave this advice for free, no charge.  Why?  Because it will reduce my headaches in the future and save me time from having to listen to this stupid drivel on the radio and allow for real news and stories to be talked about and written about.  Time =money.  Thank you and have a great day.  Remember there is more to life than football.  

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:21 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

.....I'm the one slaving 9-5.

lmbo......try 8-8 (at the earliest)........AND  weekends.

screw the players.


Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:53 am

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Slaving??? Guy gets paid Millions .....I'm the one slaving 9-5.

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