Originally Posted by gts
just ignorance for the most part.. an nba team has what 12-15 players on it's roster and somewhere out there is a rainman type that can name every player on every nba roster, and any decent fan can name every player on his own team...
an nfl team has 65 and even the most diehard fan would be challenged to name every player on his own team! what that means is that if joe schmoe of the lakers gets busted everyone and their mother hears about it because its a known player, it's a national story in 24 hours because any basketball fan has probably heard of the guy...
if the fourth string offensive tackle of the bears gets popped for drunk and disorderly it never even makes the papers in chicago let alone los angels or new york because no one really cares....
colin cowherd read some stats a year ago on this subject and it was crazy how many nfl players are in trouble with the law yearly and it never gets off the back page of the sports section.. it was ten times the number of nba or mlb players that get in trouble but then their roster is alot bigger so it's not really a surprise...
i'll see if i can dig this up this weekend
edit: just found this.. this is a list of nfl players arrested since 2000, 505 arrests!
Well here is the Celtics roster list.
PLAYER POS HT WT DOB FROM YRS
20 Ray Allen G 6-5 205 07/20/1975 Connecticut 13
42 Tony Allen G 6-4 213 01/11/1982 Oklahoma State 5
7 Marquis Daniels G 6-6 200 01/07/1981 Auburn 6
11 Glen Davis F 6-9 289 01/01/1986 Louisiana State 2
40 Michael Finley G-F 6-7 225 03/06/1973 Wisconsin 14
Tony Gaffney F 6-8 205 11/14/1984 Massachusetts R
5 Kevin Garnett F 6-11 253 05/19/1976 Farragut Academy HS (IL) 14
0 Oliver Lafayette G 6-2 190 05/06/1984 Houston R
43 Kendrick Perkins C 6-10 280 11/10/1984 Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX) 6
34 Paul Pierce F 6-7 235 10/13/1977 Kansas 11
4 Nate Robinson G 5-9 180 05/31/1984 Washington 4
9 Rajon Rondo G 6-1 171 02/22/1986 Kentucky 3
44 Brian Scalabrine F 6-9 235 03/18/1978 USC 8
30 Rasheed Wallace F-C 6-11 230 09/17/1974 North Carolina 14
13 Shelden Williams F-C 6-9 250 10/21/1983 Duke 3
Don't think many people could name them but they think they are all "thugs". If they are saying all Celtics players are thugs, then why not called all the Patriots that. Belichick spy on a team once, Wilfork poke people into their eye, Brady a asshole, and Moss getting trouble with the law.