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I think the NFL/MLB/NBA teams should each have a financial adviser on staff. 95% of pro athletes have never had money in their entire life and therefore have no idea how to handle it. A team-affiliated adviser (not some guy just looking to take a player's money) would seriously help these guys. Players would still go broke, but at least the number would be substantially reduced.
Every team has staff dedicated to making sure their players aren't doing lines off hookers asses during the season. They try to teach them how to save and invest money. The thing is, most of these guys are retards and don't ever plan for life after football. They make three million a year and are spending more than half of it before the season is over. Look at Jamarcus Russell. Do you really think the Raiders didn't try to control this guy somewhat? His home in California is already getting foreclosed cause he is behind on his mortgage payments. They buy homes and vehicles thinking their inflow of cash will always be high, and once they're out of a job or forced to take a paycut, they're SOL. Don't even get me started on the Cromarties and Travis Henrys of the NFL.
Wilbon would vote for Tiki Barber for the Hall of Fame...
Am I the only one that thinks Wilbon has jumped the shark?
Am I the only one who thinks Wilbon should jump in a shark? That's pure craziness. Unless you want to give him credit for propelling the Giants to a Super Bowl win by being such a burden that when he left it was re-invigorating to the Giants...
Yeah not a HOF. If he had 2 more years like his last 3 instead of the mediocrity he had earlier, than I probably think he would be. It's hard to find players who put together three years like he did there at the end.