Sellin Rake: The Jerry Jones Revelations

Danny Flynn@FlynnceptionSenior Analyst IApril 15, 2010

In the now infamous Jerry Jones drunken cell phone video, the wise old owner blesses us with two mind expanding revelations.

1. Tim Tebow will not be a great NFL quarterback.
2. Bill Parcells does not get along very well with owners.

I’m saddened this was all the information we were able to gain from this clip. Two minor observations that were fairly obvious to any well versed football fan.

I wanted more.

I felt there were things that needed to be said, topics that needed to be broached.

Irvin, Deion, cocaine, hookers, Aikman, Jerry, the White House, and the list goes on.

Heck, Charles Haley alone could fill up a quality two hours of conversation.

The possibilities are almost endless.

Yet, all we got was Tebow sucks and Bill’s a jerk.

Not bad, not great.

It seems these minute long clips of sports figures at their worst are all we are going to get in the TMZ culture that has now invaded sports.

The Jones incident reveals that Roger Goodell might just have a new problem on his hands.

Owners gone wild.

In this era, everyone is worrying which athlete is tweeting this or who is sexting that. Who’s out at the club, partying a little too hard?

What does the conduct policy say about owners though? Where do they fit into the grand scheme of things?

How can we criticize Tony Romo for popping up on TMZ during a visit to Las Vegas when his owner is up to the same type of shenanigans?

The message to players and to anyone else involved in sports is to be careful.

Nowadays, everyone has a cell phone camera, everyone has a microphone. They are all out there waiting to ambush any recognizable face.

There is no such thing as privacy anymore.

Anything you tweet, text, or say in public is fair game for widespread gossip. That’s just the way things are these days.

Athletes are the movie stars of the sports world.

The sports media is sitting and waiting for the next big scoop to come along so they can hammer it to death.

The Internet and mass blogging world is anxiously awaiting for the next great twitter head coach bashing, or nude cell phone picture to pop up.

The magnifying lens is becoming more scrutinizing with each passing day.

Be careful.