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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:30 PM
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Poll question: Do you believe Plaxico Burress is an idiot?
Plaxico Burress troubles off the football field are getting worse. The New York giants wide receiver was recently charged by the New York State Police with criminal possession of a weapon, when he accidentally shot himself while at night club. Burress, if convicted could be looking at up to five years in jail for the crime, and not to mention that he will likely miss significant time on the football field if and when he is cleared to play. As one person on the radio said today Burress could have just thrown his job and lively hood away with a very foolish decision that could have killed him or someone else at the club. Do you think Burress was an idiot for bringing a gun to a night club, and possibly ending his career as a result.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/01/crime.burress/index...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:33 PM
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1. Yes, and on many levels.
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Truth2Tell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:36 PM
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2. Other.
Who gives a shit?
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:41 PM
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3. I'm sure the Giants care, after all the time and money they invested in him.
But I still see your point.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:43 PM
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4. Other...
I'd lean towards "What an idiot" except for the fact that the media coverage is way more idiotic and the juxtaposition makes me avoid committing to it.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:50 PM
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5. You need another category -- Hell YES
He was one major vein or artery away from a Darwin award....
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:53 PM
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6. He has to work at it to rise to the level of idiot
Super Bowl MVP, Millionaire, Endorsements out the Yin-Yang

And he shoots himself.

He's not smart enough to be an idiot
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:54 PM
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7. WTF kind of name is "Plaxico" anyways?
Sounds like a denture adhesive or irritable bowel syndrome drug.

Christ... his mother needs to go to jail just for naming him that.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:02 AM
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11. Plaxico Burress sounds like a pharmaceutical company n/t
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:14 AM
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14. Plexy is alrady in use.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:40 AM
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17. I was about to ask the same thing
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:30 AM
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21. Named after Saint Plaxico,( El Muy Estupido), Patron Saint of
self inflicted injuries to the groin area.
He is often pictured holding his crotch uttering the word,"Oops!"


mark
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:57 PM
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8. This is the man who put a loaded gun the waistband of his sweatpants, yes?
If that's who we're talking about then yes, he's obviously an idiot.
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:00 AM
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10. He's an idiot with a lucky streak...
he could have shot his nuts off instead of putting a hole in his leg...
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:04 AM
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12. If he'd shot his nuts off, I could at least compliment him on his civic-mindedness.
As it stands, he's just an idiot.
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:59 PM
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9. Other. Idiot is far too generous
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:13 AM
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13. Breaking! NFL player is stupid!
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:18 AM
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15. Other....He's a lucky idiot....
Because an Uncle of mine pulled a similar moron move that ended with his loaded pistol discharging when it hit the barroom floor killing a friend of his (and mine)...

Uncle "escaped" with no jail time..."just" the liability lawsuit and bitter recriminations that to this day split his family and the horrible day to day guilt. I have not spoken to him since that day.

So Plaxico may be looking at some bad and hard times, but that said he could be facing worse...
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:27 AM
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16. I just found out that he's not a pharmaceutical company...
which I pretty much instantly think of when I hear or read the word/name "Plaxico". So I'm not sure who the idiot is, but I know I am not an idiot when it comes to firearms and safety/responsibility. So on that particular issue, I am one up on the guy with the name I can't figure out.

I'd love to know the origin of Mr. Burress's name... Creole? Mayan? Spanish? Greek? I can't figure it out... all I can think of is that the medical/pharma corporations are mad they didn't think of it. Now that I think of it, it sounds more like a prosthetics company name than a drug corp...

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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:42 AM
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18. Maybe he was born enroute to the hospital
and all his mother could sputter out was "Please taxi go," which was shortened to Plaxico. :rofl:
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 04:36 PM
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22. ha! Very good... I feel bad making fun of this person's name but I'm
extremely curious - and it is unusual... : )
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:47 AM
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19. I have to go with yes.
I really enjoy pro football, but I have mixed feelings about the intelligence of some of the players - and coaches - and commentators.

Mr. Burress is an idiot, but a first rate one.

mark
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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:23 AM
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20. Despite the craziness
..... of actual jail time for a non-felon who is caught with a handgun......

Plaxico Burress is among the stupidest men on earth.
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