On Sunday, convinced of my own brilliance, I made the following statement:
"If Ryan Grigson doesn't make a trade by Tuesday, I will never tweet again."
The possibility of Grigson NOT making a deal never entered my - surprisingly - limited brain. So here we are. Grigs let me down and now I'm a man without a tweet. It could be worse. I could be Blaine Gabbert.
Now, I'm not addicted to twitter or anything - pay no attention to my 52,000 tweets per month - so not tweeting is actually not that hard. Unless something incredibly stupid happens.
For example, what if the Colts decided to fill their roster spot with a tight end who had TWICE been suspended by the NFL for failing a drug test?
After the jump, we'll take a look at what my tweets may have looked like if such a ridiculous thing had actually happened.
@GregCowanCA: So the #Colts brought back a guy who has been suspended twice for failing drug tests?
@GregCowanCA: And since he's been suspended twice, that means he's failed three drug tests, right?
@GregCowanCA: I'm all for giving someone a second chance, but Saunders' second chance occurred with the Steelers. His third last year with the Colts.
@GregCowanCA: So this is his fourth chance. Which isn't unheard of in sports... but it kind of is, for a player of Saunders' ilk. ie: NOT GOOD.
@GregCowanCA: That's the most confusing thing about this signing. Saunders isn't a good player.
@GregCowanCA: In fact, it kind of worries me, because the only area he approaches average is run blocking
@GregCowanCA: Is this our first hint at what Pep's post-Reggie offense will look like? Lots of Saunders and T3p0?
@GregCowanCA: Colts have a division to win and a bye to earn. Let Luck sling it.
@GregCowanCA: AND STOP SACRIFICING YOUR MORALS AND ETHICS FOR PLAYERS WHO AREN'T GOOD.
Unfortunately, I can't tweet. So the world will be robbed of knowing just how irritated and insulted I am by this move.
Stupid twitter and stupid "NO TRADES" RYAN GRIGSON.
Woah, this is the first time I have seen T3p0.. is that Trent "3.0" Richardson? Oh, man, that is awesome. Hopefully by season's end it's T4p0 and a lot less funny.
It would be cruel if someone started a fake twitter account, like "theRealGregCowanCA", and posted how much they love the FB and miss Jerry Hughes.
Can we start a Sports Guy style over/under on how many days until Cowan can't control himself anymore, goes on a 14 hour binge tweeting rampage in which he single-handedly causes #HaviliTime to trend worldwide on Twitter?
If you were sending out those tweets, I'd respond that Saunders was busted for PEDs, not recreational drugs. So maybe the moral and ethical argument doesn't really apply. But you're not, so I can't.
If Saunders gets a third chance for doing something stupid, you should at least get a second chance. Suspend yourself for the rest of the month, and then commence the tweet.
@Bobman1 yep, T3p0 is Trent Richardson 3.0. OR a bubbling running back whose primary function is etiquette and protocol, not gaining yards. YOU NEVER KNOW
@smonroe hell, I'M going to do that! ;)
@thejoshbaker This comment sent me on a fifteen minute twitter exploration at work, only to realize that I am supposed to be working...so thanks for that!
@smonroe How is doping not a moral and ethical problem?
@smonroeI didn't mention recreational or PED either way!
This is the problem with stupid twitter, it doesn't allow for me to be as verbose as possible! /s
Saunders got busted for adderall use, which is a bit of a gray area. Right now, it's considered a PED, but ProFootballTalk published a report saying it was likely to be moved to the regular substance abuse program.
Either way, if it's PEDs, he's a bit of a cheater, which I still think falls under the morals/ethics!
What he took was a borderline PED. It was still illegal, so he was punished. But it's not an illegal substance like weed. Morals and ethics are subjective. The law is not.
@smonroe How many shades, exactly?
Right, that was my point. It was illegal for him to take it. But it's not an illegal substance. He was wrong and was punished. You know as well as I do that players will find doctors to diagnose them with ADHD just for the prescription. That's just as immoral IMHO, but legal.
I'm not saying what he did was okay. I'm just saying that in my book, I don't consider it as bad as doing illegal drugs or even taking steroids or HGH. Shades of grey.
@smonroe it IS illegal if he doesn't have a prescription for it. Since he was suspended, I will go ahead and guess that he wasn't taking it legally because if you have a prescription you ARE allowed to take Adderrall and play in the NFL.