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Post by JhnK307 on Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:28 pm

5. Green Bay Packers — 6 Percent

Even after figuring that the cold weather and general nothingness that is Wisconsin has got to play into these votes, the Packers have got to be one of the more surprising teams on this list, since they haven’t had a losing season since 2008, although they just barely missed .500 in 2013, finishing with eight wins, seven losses, and a tie. They’ve also got the best fans in the NFL, so it’s not as if the Cheeseheads aren’t coming out and showing their love. Maybe the players who voted for Green Bay are lactose intolerant, or maybe they’ve been forced out on Lambeau in the middle of December and realized that they’d never want to do it more often than they absolutely have to.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars — 9 Percent

Surprisingly low ranking for the Jaguars, who haven’t been able to put together a winning season since George Bush was president — George W. Bush, that is. That’s just kind of a bummer, since they’ve got a swimming pool in their stadium now. Which begs the question: How awesome would it be if any overtime that happened at a Jacksonville home game had to happen in the pool? Come on, that would be awesome. You would watch. We would watch.
The Jags position on this list does illustrate one of the conundrums with being a bad team, even in a league that has such an emphasis on parity and has seen team after team turn it all around. How do you bring in the missing piece if the missing piece is convinced that your team kind of sucks and doesn’t want to play there? Let’s keep this question in mind.

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3. Cleveland Browns — 16 Percent

We’d bet that Brian Hoyer was one of the guys who answered this question, right before he watched Johnny Manziel do something else that was hilarious and fun and another paragraph in the prelude to The Rise and Fall of Johnny Football, coming to a bookstore near you by the end of Week 7. Cleveland is kind of like Jacksonville without the swimming pool, but don’t take our word for it, take the word of someone who actually plays for them, “We are so dysfunctional. These billionaires need to pick somebody and stay with them. These aren’t girlfriends… you can’t dump them if they (fail to please you) one time.” The second tweet is here.
The ‘these’ our intrepid, and frustrated, player is referring to is a coach, as those quotes were obtained right after the Browns fired Rob Chudzinski. The Browns go through coaches, well, like professional athletes go through girlfriends, apparently.

2. Buffalo Bills — 19 Percent

Take the icy permafrost of Lambeau, take away the winning, and add in an impending fear of moving to Toronto, which is actually a really cool city, and you have the Buffalo Bills. Take away the winning might be a kind way to put it, actually, since the Bills have only been able to put together one positive season in the last thirteen years. It seems safe to conclude that when you’re most famous for losing consecutive Super Bowls, players might not have the most faith in your organization’s ability to be awesome.

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1. Oakland Raiders — 23 Percent

Skeletor is not having a good time. His team could leave for Los Angeles or San Antonio, they haven’t won since 2002, and they’re from the same school of thought as the Browns when it comes to coaching continuity. These are not happy days for the denizens of the Black Hole. When ESPN first reported the results of the poll, Oakland fullback Marcell Reese was not on board.
“Whoever said it, they’re telling a lie. They didn’t think about it. They thought about the one team that has the biggest stigma of negativity around them,” Reese said. “And it’s not really a negative thing because we don’t do bad things. We’re not the team that’s having the most arrests in the NFL, or the DUIs or the drug cases or throwing the big parties. But we just have that stigma around us.”
Another player, who plays for another team and was speaking anonymously, told ESPN that the assessment was correct, because “It’s true. They’ve got a bunch of players who got double their salary.” Zing.


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Re: Teams players least want to join

Post by RingoCStarrQB on Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:00 am

Being a Green Bay Packer requires total dedication to football.   Not all NFL players want to take it to that level.    Never heard Gilbert Brown, Favre or Driver, or hear Jordy complain about Titletown.
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