After Adam Ballard commented on the importance of making good on one’s commitments, Army punter Owen Tolson made the mistake of offering a feeble response to the noble oratory of America’s Alpha Male:
“Adam is a great player and he had a great career,” said Tolson, who will report to mini-camp with the Giants next week. “I’ll give him that. But I think what a lot of people who comment don’t realize is that this (alternative service) policy will give all the academies good exposure.”
Tolson could of easily lashed out at Ballard. He didn’t. However, Tolson did manage to get another point across.
“My father (Tommy) is a commander in the Navy and he thinks it’s a good idea and so does a lot of the people he works with. “Adam is a great athlete, but I think he needs to get some more information so he better understands the policy.”
I must be the dumbest and/or laziest person on the internet. The Army’s response to every single challenge of this policy (whether through the players or through some spokesmouth) is that if you don’t like the policy, you just don’t understand. You might even be a “fool.” You just need to get more information. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be providing any of it.
How arrogant can they be?