Skip to comments.NFL HoFer Jerry Rice: Obama’s Problems Past and Current ‘Inherited from George Bush’
Posted on 07/29/2011 5:25:54 AM PDT by Superstu321
The most recent issue of ESPN the Magazine, the bi-weekly publication of the 24-hours cable sports network ESPN, gave current and former pro athletes their own segment to sound off on various subjects, including news of the day. [INSERT LINK TO ARTICLE] While most athletes discussed rule changes to their respective sports or things theyd like to accomplish after sports, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice took a different. Instead, he offered readers some thoughts on President Barack Obamas performance. Shorter version its George Bushs fault: "I think with President Obama, everyone is criticizing him for taking on what George Bush left him. Give him an opportunity. This is something he inherited from George Bush. I really try to stay out of politics and all of that, but to see everything happening on television with people constantly bashing him with their different opinions -- we have wars, the deficit, all of this stuff. There is so much going on right now that it's going to take him a while to turn this around. So just give him a chance." Apparently two-and-half years arent long enough for Rice. Just exactly how much time is needed to fix what Obama inherited from President Bush? Rice, a NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver, played the majority of his career for the San Francisco 49ers. He was an amazing wide receiver in his day, winning three Super Bowls and racking up some gaudy stats (208 TDs, 22,895 receiving yards and 1,549 receptions). Although he claims he really tries to stay out of politics, perhaps he should and stick to talking football.
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Great receiver, dumb ass citizen!
Well this settles it for me, no more criticism of Obama.
Another celebrity that got hit in the head too many times. And to think I thought he was a decent guy.
Aw geez, not this s**t again (wish I had the photo to post).
Is this guy black??
Well this settles it for me, no more criticism of Obama.
Obummers not black! he’s a mullato!
More excuses from the 95 percent club.
Give me Lynn Swann any day.
I was talking about the football player!! Is he black?
Always remember obama didn't inherit anything. He volunteered for this job. He either knew what he was getting in to. Or he's an incompetent ass and ignorant of his surroundings.
The "black" thing trumps all logical and good sense.
Take Back AMERICA!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !
In our glorious post-racial world, that shouldn't matter. We judge people by the idiocy of their statements, not the color of their skin.
Jerry’s no Rhodes scholar.
All that God-given talent, and not a lick of sense........
Bush’s fault.....how quaint.....I am sure skin color plays no part here either.... =.=
Or your Fired?
I was going to mention the “R” word but thought better of it.
But it’s true...just like Jerry inherited his jock itch from Bronko Nagurski...
We all start out with some sort of inheritance. It’s what we do with it and where we go form there. Yes, he inherited a mess. And he has made it a lot messier.
Not enough people understand the mess that he inherited. It was not the product of small government and free markets. It was the product of government machnination, manipulation, control, spending. It was too much government. So the solution is NOT even more of the same.
I’m sick of hearing this from blacks in FUBU mode.
I’m reading this as Rice not being able to see beyond black and non-black. He names George W Bush as the problem only because in context it means “white guy”, the black Obama has to deal with the massive problems left by all the George Bushes, all the white guys.
I'd much rather have a nice, classy player like Emmitt Smith. Now, that would disappoint me if Smith backed Odumbo!
The Raiders and Davis have the ability to turn gold into garbage. Everyone who plays under the silver and black magically disappears. Couldn’t have anything to do with the Raider’s organization, now would it?
Rice is proof that ball playing doesn’t necessarily equate to brain performance. I doubt he is capable of understanding that Obama was supposed to work to fix/undo or at least try to change whatever what went on in past years. Instead Obama and his cabal, now including Rice, intentionally worsened the problem at a rate of 2-3 times what went on previously instead of any remedy. Rice must recognize that whatever Obama and his cabal have been setting up isn’t working to the benefit of many of those people who made him a millionaire.
Obomber “inherited” good and bad things from George Bush. The problem is he is an incompetent leader whose policies are anti-capitalism. The economy will not get better until he is out of office, whether it be in one year or five years.
YES! YES! YES! Don't let anyone forget this! Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors!
He was in the NFL, makes the chances pretty good.
The next time I screw things up on my job, I’ll just tell my boss: “It’s not my fault, it’s the fault of the guy who worked here three years ago.” I’m sure that will be considered a perfectly valid excuse.
Jerry, as a fan of yours during your time with the 49ers, I believe you were the greatest WR of all time.
But, when it comes to political matters, you’re a dumb-assed neophyte.
Please, Jerry... STFU.
Prepare to be disappointed, because he did. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ1FheSO6IE
Even if true, Jerry, this argument is about as helpful as blaming youg QB for hitting you on the hands when you dropped the pass. Obama has has numerous opportunities, and he’s only made things worse.
Well cr*p! Do any of them have a lick of sense? :(
I have always wondered how God chooses who to give Great football skills to!?
I know that he didn't give White Men the .. God given skill of jumping! 8)
The prominence of skin pigmentation often overrides the level of good sense, I'm afraid.
Talented WR, legendary work ethic, not too bright. Sirius NFL radio gave him a year to get his announcing/talking-on-the-radio skills up to speed by putting him on late night talkshows. Couldn’t even hang talking to truckers about football.
Well, of course he wasn't "all that" when with the Raiders. He was well past his prime. But when he was at the top of his game in SF, there were none better.
Actually, as a 49er fan who “hates” the Cowboys, I do like some of the individual Cowboys’ players, including Smith. I hope he views that moment as one of life’s fumbles.
Well, of course the Montana-Rice combo was great... but Rice excelled when Steve Young was QB, too.
Ain't just a river in Egypt. Jerry's sailing past Cairo.
Just run the pass route, Jerry...We don’t have Joe Montana quaterbacking anymore...Man’s spirals keep falling harmlessly into the ground...
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