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Denver Broncos football player quits, says worldview changed after reading Noam Chomsky

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  1. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    NFL Player Quits Because, You Know, Noam Chomsky

    November 11th, 2013 | by Eugene. Published in News | 27 Comments

    John Moffit, an American football player for the Denver Broncos, has walked away from a multi-million dollar contract after studying the works of Noam Chomsky and the Dalai Lama.

    Moffit was on contract with the Denver Broncos until 2014, where he was expected to make another $1 million dollars for the remainder of his contract. Moffit announced on his Twitter that he was saying goodbye to football for good.

    The AP notes that Moffit’s worldview changed after reading the works of the Dalai Lama and Chomsky over the last few years while in school.

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  2. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    This is funny. I watched Moffit threaten to beat a dude up outside a bar in Madison (to be fair the guy was talking **** about Wisconsin's QB Scott Tolzein).

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL...... I had a thought about finding out if Moffett might still be interested in playing football but Noam Chomsky, really? I guess we'll be looking for Guards in the draft.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I remember screaming at my TV wanting the Cowboys to draft him.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    lol...ok John. Well best of luck in your future endevours.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Whatever is best for him.
  7. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    I understood the workings of our government far better after reading Deterring Democracy, but I didn't quit my job or stop voting. Different strokes, I guess.
  8. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    And 5 years from now when he's flat broke and realizes no one gives two turds what he has to say now that he's no longer an athlete competing at the highest levels, he will be thinking "what the &*^&*% was I thinking???"
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  9. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    "It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly."

    - Henry David Thoreau
  10. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Could do heck of a lot to progress their teachings with millions of dollars.
  11. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This is why I never read Chomsky.
  12. erickb

    erickb Member

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    Dude is a funny guy and is making things happen as far as trying to break into radio. He gets on some stations in the Seattle area
  13. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    I'm sure he's heartbroken about wu not wiking him.
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I somehow survive him never reading my posts on CZ, he'll probably get over the whole disappointment thing.

    Also, I was lying. I read more Chomsky than I'd care to remember even if I understood it all properly in the first place back as an undergrad. It was nothing to make me quit my day job.
  15. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Remember when people were criticizing Jerry for not trading for him?

    lulz. Where are they now?

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