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A Few Links Heading Into The Weekend

Posted by Matt Terl on July 24, 2009 – 1:48 pm

“There aren’t many times when you have a player like that hit free agency, a guy who can change the balance of power,” one long-time agent said. “You’ve had Reggie White and Deion Sanders [with San Francisco and Dallas], just a couple of guys with that kind of talent [who were able] to switch teams. They helped their teams win Super Bowls. That’s huge and it helps the case for the players.

“Most of the time, the players who hit free agency aren’t truly premier guys. It just doesn’t happen. That’s why a lot of people look back at free agents and say, ‘Oh, that guy was a bust.’ He wasn’t really a bust, he just wasn’t worth all the excitement that was created. It’s a real perception thing.”

Off-the-field, though, I’m frankly amazed to find out that Haynesworth not only has “stark-white, ostrich-skin furniture,” but that he has that furniture in his yacht. Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous stuff aside, this is a really in-depth piece of writing.

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