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09-05-2012, 10:53 AM
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Artemis
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Originally Posted by NYCBruin View Post
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For the most part they are not very intelligent. Most are stuck at the advancement of a 12 year old. Most people would be if they had the same life. They are not like any other segment of society, they lead a very unusual life.

It's not meant as a knock on them, just being realistic.
"For the most part"? "Most"? So you believe the majority of professional athletes are cement heads? Guys like Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara (who has a degree in economics and speaks at least six languages), Rich Peverley, Chris Kelly, Andrew Ference, are 12-year-olds? George Parros, who has an economics degree from Princeton? Gabriel Landeskog, named captain of an NHL team at 19, who lived on his own in a foreign country at 16? Jonathan Toews? Marty St. Louis? Pavel Datsyuk?

Of course there are unintelligent athletes. But to claim they are the majority is simply buying into the stereotype. Sure, there's a few around, and they attract attention when they say/do something outrageous. But I'd say they're a minority, probably fewer than the intelligent, and MUCH fewer than the average joe sort of guys.

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