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1 posted on 03/04/2011 7:23:08 AM PST by george76
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What is “purple drank”?


2 posted on 03/04/2011 7:25:34 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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OK, what is purple drank?


7 posted on 03/04/2011 7:32:25 AM PST by Minn
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The whole "Thailand?" thing got a bit old. I propose a new bit of local lingo:

"Purple drank?"

Everybody's saying it these days!

8 posted on 03/04/2011 7:36:47 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("I've got tiger blood. Dying is for fools." -- Charlie Sheen.)
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He has plenty of ca$h..however, California is one of a handful of states ( I believe it’s 9) that doesn’t allow lenders to seek recourse against other assets after a foreclosure, if there is still a deficiency. I figure that he bought at the top of the market..probably put nothing down...because he got the loan based upon his expected NFL signing bonus..now it’s 30-40% underwater (around a million $$)..so he’s doing the smart thing in walking away..


9 posted on 03/04/2011 7:37:28 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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But in true Al Davis fashion, the team is trying to recuperate some of that signing bonus.

Recuperate? Is it sick?

11 posted on 03/04/2011 7:39:14 AM PST by K-Stater
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JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned...

Who?

I don't know what guide stick is being applied here, to say he wishes a "return to greatness".

That would imply some greatness, in the first place.

The problem with Russell, is the fact that his ability at the collegiate level just didn't transfer to the professional level, in spite of being babied and pampered by Lane Kiffin.

When Tom Cable wouldn't kiss his ass, he went to hell, getting fat, lazy and stupid.

Rumor has it that Russell is close to 300 lbs.

Not exactly your ideal QB weight at the pro level.

Maybe that Purple Drank has more calories than he figured.

13 posted on 03/04/2011 7:40:33 AM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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I will not sip the purple drank,

I will not sip it with a skank.

14 posted on 03/04/2011 7:41:38 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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JaWhat?

Oh, sorry. That should be JaWho?

16 posted on 03/04/2011 7:42:41 AM PST by FourPeas
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JaMarcus and his house.


18 posted on 03/04/2011 7:43:41 AM PST by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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Oh yeah. The Purple Drank. I know we've all been there, haven't we?


31 posted on 03/04/2011 7:52:08 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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Ol’ JaMarcus isn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier...


32 posted on 03/04/2011 7:52:29 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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Russell is the poster child for why the NFL is ready to throw down a couple of seasons to change the salary structure. As soon as he got a big paycheck he quit trying. Guys like Manning, Brady, Adrian Peterson, etc., play hard because they want to win, so a big contract doesn't slow them down. For others, the game is over as soon as the guaranteed money comes in.

The NFL wants a structured rookie salary cap to prevent these kinds of contracts, although it's obviously the Raiders fault that they placed a bet on a bad risk. On the back side, though, a structured rookie salary cap would dampen all NFL salaries. There's already a tendency to dump an older player and go with a younger guy. If the owners can sign rookies at a lower salary hit and the players can't negotiate until their first contract is out, only a few players will get offered a second contract unless they're willing to work on the cheap. This is where the anti-trust exemption helps the NFL tremendously. They have a cartel which allows them to collude to keep salaries low by refusing to hire players from another team.

On to JaMarcus, when a #1 pick can't get work as a backup project, he's toxic. Russell's only chance at a stable financial life is gone. He could easily end up like Joe Gillam, the Steelers QB that ended up being a street bum.

39 posted on 03/04/2011 8:03:12 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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One of the biggest POS the NFL has produced imho. . .


48 posted on 03/04/2011 8:23:52 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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