Is it really that shocking? Not for me. I'm sure you all know of a few in our history who have a familiarity with a bong.
1/3 of NFL draft class red flagged for pot use
So the other 2/3s had good masking agents hunh?
those involved in the Rather Hall fight went into? masked agents?
I would guess they all had oil changes.
WHAT?? i didn't know michigan state grads made up 1/3 of the draft
legalize it, mon!
From a 1997 Newspaper article:
Contrary to the wholesome image marketed by the National Basketball Association, 60 to 70 percent of its 350-plus players smoke marijuana and drink excessively, according to conversations with more than two dozen players, former players, agents and basketball executives.
I would venture to say it is a lot higher now.
i have heard 95%+, but i couldn't find a link to verify
It's reportedly over 50% these days. Its a wonder its really still such a vilified drug in the eyes of some government officials. Even Clinton said, after leaving office, that it should be legalized.
Players on the other hand tend to take it to a whole new level, especially basketball. I've seen Joakim Noah at clubs here in Chicago, and the dude smells of pot and can never open his eyes....shocking expose to come.
95% seems a little high, but if I had to bet, I would guess somewhere around 80%. If you had to pick a starting 5 of NBA stoners (suspected), who would it be? I'm going with:
C. Eddy Curry (obvious problem with the munchies)
PF. Big Baby Davis (ditto)
SF. Josh Howard (duh)
SG. Tracy McGrady (always looks blazed)
PG. Baron Davis (also frequently looks blazed)
Head Coach: Bill Walton
going to make an NBA starting 5 of pot smokers, how do you leave michael beasley off of it??? the guy had to check himself into rehab... also you could probably put phil jackson down as an assistant coach...
I'm surprised the number isn't higher. College kids and drug use? No surprise at all.
I knew a lot of students who had to smoke to keep an even keel in college. One of my friends always had to light up before midterms and finals to calm himself down. I was never a pot smoker, tried once or twice it didn't really do anything for me, but I don't begrudge others their pot. I drank like I was a fish at least two nights a week to cope with the stress, so if they want to smoke a little, go for it.
smoking fatties 40 times
This thread isn't about Mr Plow's sexual preferences.
I think that was the point. It was 1/3 that were already red-flagged as a pot risk. I am sure there are more out there that were smart enough to lay off the lefties for a few weeks.
"1/3 of NFL draft class red flagged for pot use" just to avoid confusion, heart attacks, etc.
I smoke two joints in the morning
I smoke two joints at night
I smoke two joints in the afternoon, it makes me feel alright
I smoke two joints in time of peace, and two in time of war
I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints,
And then I smoke two more
My favorite song off that album.
Great album, but don't you wish the dude would have just stuck with pot? How can you be a musician and even THINK about heroin? This guy killed himself before they even got famous. What a waste...
Cobain or anyone else in the 90s.
but it was (for me anyway) easier to lump Nirvana in with several other bands, while Sublime's body of work was somewhat unparalleled at the time.
On the other hand, there's no denying the significance of Nirvana turning the music business on its ear with the release of one single.
Personal preferences, I s'pose.
was Lane from Alice in Chains. That guy was amazing. The live performance they did on MTV unplugged (back when they actually played music) is still one of the best performances I've seen.
Seem very intertwined. Who's to say that their music would have been as good without the drugs? Not condoning, just saying. And Sublime is one of my all time favorites.
Even as a mediocre bar band musician for a few years in the 70's-80's, I probably turned down "free" heroin at least ten times. I can't imagine how many times it would be offered to someone as "high" on the foodchain as Sublime got.
If you get offered a few times a week over a period of a few years when you are already drunk, high, or both, the odds of being able to stick to one's guns and say "no" decrease rapidly. I'm surprised that even more don't "dance with Mr Brownstone."
That's a Bob Marley song that Sublime covered, bruh
but I'm not sure dre even writes his own lyrics.
I'm actually quite certain he doesn't.
I think if a player gets to the point where they've bought their own bong, then maybe teams should look into you a little more. That shows commitment to smoking. If the player hasn't bought one it really should be nbd. It's casual- experimentation you know?
Nevermind, I was thinking of the NBA.
Are you sure it wasn't higher than that?
stfu tebow thread
omg...I am aghast
the NFL must have one heck of a crack investigative team...
How many MGoUsers use(smoke)... gut feeling 2/3
How many sober people do you know who sit around writing haikus all afternoon?
Haters gonna hate
Posters bringin' the haiku
Flowin' like Coner
There's a reason the NBA doesn't even test. What you don't know, etc.
Rasheed Wallace was known to spark a few in his day.
Have you seen him on the Celtics this year? I think he's increased his cheefing habits threefold this year alone. Dude looks high in half his games and the other half he looks like he's recovering from his munchies-induced food coma from a 3 AM Insomnia Cookies delivery the night before.
SI.com's Don Banks joined the show to talk about his report on concerns about positive tests for marijuana in this year's NFL draft class.
Banks said that GMs and personnel men have told him that 10 or 11 players in this year's draft have a history with marijuana.
Banks said players are sometimes coached to get ahead of these stories and tells teams in advance that they failed a test. That's better than reacting to a story.
Banks said that the new NFL decision-makers don't necessarily throw out a name because he tested positive. Banks said that they now try to go on a case-by-case basis.
"The red flag that stands out the most is probably still drug use," Banks said. "They can identify certain kids as trouble