How Long Will Osi Hold Out?

Osi Umenyiora
is a great player and one of the most important pieces to the puzzle of the Giants’ championship team. He is a necessity on the defense and his skill level is among the best in the entire league.

But, like many others players in professional sports today, Osi feels that he is underpaid and is currently holding out in a standoff that could last the entire off-season and possibly threaten the beginning of exhibition games and regular season games, though we all hope it does not go that long.

Umenyiora signed a six-year, $41 million contract on December 23, 2005. Sure he has emerged as arguably the best defensive end in the NFL, but the man did sign a contract for what he felt and what the Giants felt he was worth at the time. Now, after winning the Super Bowl, he feels that he is not being paid well enough and will throw off the Giants off-season plans and focus because he is so selfish that the salary he legally agreed to is not high enough.

This part of professional sports is disgusting and not only because Umenyiora is being as childish as many others in the league and the other three major sports, but because he will get a raise from the Giants because they can’t afford to have him sit out.

Yes it would be ideal for the Giants to say, “Ok, Osi, sit out, we won’t pay you and you won’t play because we own your rights,” but we all know sooner than later the G-Men front office will open their pockets and pour more money into the bank account of Umenyiora with the possibility that hey, he might even do this same stunt again in the future.

If you don’t want a long-term deal, don’t sign it. If you think that maybe you will be worth more in a season or two, take a one-year deal, and risk injury and not having an income. But, if you do take less money for more years, take your ridiculous salary, play the game, go home to your amazing girlfriend (pictured above), and wait until you are a free agent to start whining.

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  • davedallasfan

    would’nt that be the shits, strahan retires an osi holds out? HAAAA HAAAAA

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey g-strings, you just won the world championship, where the hell is everyone on this sight? disney world? might as well shut er down, for as much action is on here. i know this much, you won’t repeat. count on it.

  • All Day

    Hey D-Fan, hope you like the landry hat! Landry started as a NY Giant player, then a coach of the defence for the NY Giants. So remember, when you look at his hat remember, he was a Giant before he was your beloved cowgirl coach.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    yeah, everybody gets smart sooner or later. he became immortall when he came to dallas

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    does anything ever happen on this sight???? it’s like watching paint dry. you guys are world champs, does that mean anything here??? no wonder landry left for dallas.

  • All Day

    I’m new to these sites. You must be an angry fan to wish for shit talking back. Why does this matter to you soo much? Just stay on your blog and you won’t have to worry about us World Champions! This must be the secret to victory in which you guys don’t know about in recent years… And by the way, don’t hang onto the past soo much. What does Landry have to do with today? That was years ago. Come on man!

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    read your own blog???? you’re the one who brought landry into it, man……i know landry came from the giants…..he was one of the greatest coaches ever in the nfl. but that was with dallas. got the point?. and yeah i’m new to this too. i post on the landryhat cowboy blog. the skin boys, and some iggles are regulars on there and i’m tryin to get some news from the g-strings. excuse me for hatin, but it’s the dog/cat thing here. we’re meant to do that, ya know…..just wonderin if there’s any life forms on this wasted planet????

  • All Day

    I guess we are suppose to argue. I like it! Looks like I got a rise out of you… You cowgirls are all the same. Do I get your point, yeah but how did he become such a good coach? That would be getting his experience from us, got my point! Its cool though, I like the attitude!