The Olin Kreutz Situation

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Doesn’t CTE make people sometimes cry? Go get you a settlement Olin.
 

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He does kind of remind me of some of those UK royals...weird, out of touch and probably took a flight on Jeffrey Epstein's plane at some point.
He was born to billionaires; he has lived his entire life in a completely different social strata than you or I can even comprehend. I got just a taste of it once, when I won a stay at a very exclusive hotel, and let me tell you, the rich are not like you and me.
 

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then George should of said that rather then calling him a liar

He didt call him a liar. He said he takes what Olin says with a grain of salt because Olin doesnt tell the whole story. The whole story is not he lied but that he failed to mention he was offered what most part time coaches are offered for their first coaching gig.
 

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Yep - Olin is going to Harry because they are tight, but the actual offer wouldn't have come from Harry.
But that what was implied in the original story from a few days ago -

 

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He was born to billionaires; he has lived his entire life in a completely different social strata than you or I can even comprehend. I got just a taste of it once, when I won a stay at a very exclusive hotel, and let me tell you, the rich are not like you and me.

Yeah I don't mind self-made rich people who can still remember what it was like to be poor. Really keeps you grounded.

George definitely gives off those rich elitist vibes
 

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Plot twist: Olin sues for defamation and becomes sole owner/operator of the Bears. Brings in Garza and big cat as pres and gm and the bears never draft another player under 300 lbs ever again.
 

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I didn't listen. Did he actually say he called Ryan Pace before he jumped on The Score to get him to confirm his side? hahahaha
Yes....as well as calling Harry Hiestand.
 

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So, basically George was spot on. Olin was making a big deal implying the Bears were cheap, because the stroy that he was offered a standard consulting deal didn't get him enough clicks.

Then he goes on and on in his radio bit about how he laid it the line for the Bears, like he wasn't paid handsomely to play football.
He mentioned that he was paid well to play in Chicago, multiple times. Still, not a good look for Olin.
 

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He didt call him a liar. He said he takes what Olin says with a grain of salt because Olin doesnt tell the whole story. The whole story is not he lied but that he failed to mention he was offered what most part time coaches are offered for their first coaching gig.
yeah thats basically calling someone a liar, if your going to attack someone's character like that you're going to look like an ass if you dont back it up.

If George said to take what he said with a grain of salt and he didnt give the full story.. and then proceeded to tell that the standard wage for a part time intern is $15 across the board for most teams then Olin comes across as looking like a fool trying to make a story, unfortunately George didnt do that and instead comes across as looking like an ass and is being torn apart on 670..
 

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I love olin and his takes but who cares, $15 an hour is more than some people make , plus how long ago was this?

How much does 670 the score pay you?
 

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So, basically George was spot on. Olin was making a big deal implying the Bears were cheap, because the stroy that he was offered a standard consulting deal didn't get him enough clicks.

Then he goes on and on in his radio bit about how he laid it the line for the Bears, like he wasn't paid handsomely to play football.
That's not the overlying problem though. The biggest take away from today's presser is the chairman took a shot at a reporter and basically called a former player a lier when he himself wasn't even privy to any dealings with Olin about being brought in for camp. All he had to say was he wasn't aware and left it at that. It's a terrible look and a PR nightmare for someone who isn't in good standing with the fans base as it is.
 

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Internships are usually free, it’s for experience. Don’t really think this is an issue.
 

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If he really called ryan pace today bc of this

….lmao
I didn't listen. Did he actually say he called Ryan Pace before he jumped on The Score to get him to confirm his side? hahahaha
Yes, he said he called Ryan Pace to confirm the story. I mean how self important of a dick do you have to be to call a guy that you have repeatedly roasted the day he gets fired to confirm your petty bullshit story?

Seemingly normal people amaze me at being awful humans.
 

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Olins last contract offer from the Bears was a 1yr $4M which he turned down and the Bears moved on -

He ended up playing for the Saints for Half which I think he ended up retiring mid season.

That doesn't sound cheap
 

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Do anything you can to bring guys like Olin around the team imo. $15/hr is an insult. I'd be insulted by that and I'm just some dude on the internet.
 

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yeah thats basically calling someone a liar, if your going to attack someone's character like that you're going to look like an ass if you dont back it up.

If George said to take what he said with a grain of salt and he didnt give the full story.. and then proceeded to tell that the standard wage for a part time intern is $15 across the board for most teams then Olin comes across as looking like a fool trying to make a story, unfortunately George didnt do that and instead comes across as looking like an ass and is being torn apart on 670..

Wait he is being torn apart by the people that Olin used to work with at 670? That is like McCaskey saying the board made up of his family approves of the job he is doing.

Olin did not lie. Olin did not tell the whole story. 2 things can be true.
 

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Yes, he said he called Ryan Pace to confirm the story. I mean how self important of a dick do you have to be to call a guy that you have repeatedly roasted the day he gets fired to confirm your petty bullshit story?

Seemingly normal people amaze me at being awful humans.
Did he say he answered or just tried to call him to confirm

hilarious 😂
 

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Why do you don't doubt Olin is telling the truth other than blind player worship?

George paused to parse his words because he knew what he was about to say was going to set off a firestorm and he was trying to find the most professional way to say it.

I wasn't aware that people who threw weights at people's heads and harrassed team mates made them unquestioned truth-tellers....
And you believe that calling him a liar was the most professional way to say it?

I thought that saying that 15 dollars is the standard pay for first time coaches would have been much more professional and enlightening.
 

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