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DaWolf
04-27-2010, 11:58 AM
Now for something completely different. Scott Sicko is a senior at the University of New Hampshire, a Football Championship Subdivision (nee Division I-AA) first-team all-America tight end and an interesting NFL prospect. At 6-foot-4 and 251 pounds, he's a willing blocker with soft hands. He worked out privately for the Patriots. He was on radar screens around the league. Until last weekend.

On Saturday, he sat at home in Stillwater, N.Y., about a half-hour north of Albany, with his parents, girlfriend and some other relatives. They waited for hours, pick after pick after pick. His name wasn't called. A few picks before the final choice of the seventh round, he started discussing with his family what was in his heart.

Sicko got a scholarship to play football at New Hampshire. But he always thought he was at college to get an education, then to play football. He majored in History with a minor in Political Science. He's set to graduate on time May 22, and he's considering returning to school to finish a double-major (taking more poli-sci courses), or going for a Master's in History, and then, if all goes well, maybe a Ph.D. in History. "I love American history,'' he said. "I love knowing where we've been as a country, and how we got to where we are today. I've had so many great influences as teachers, and I think it would be fun someday to teach, maybe in college.''

So with the final few picks winding down, Sicko told his family the truth: If he didn't get drafted, he wanted to go back to college full-time and see what direction the road took him. "I love football,'' he said. "I've been playing since I was seven years old, and playing in the NFL was always a dream of mine. I can't say if I would have made it if I'd have signed with somebody and tried to make it as a free-agent. I don't know. But this ... this just felt right.''

He said he had no bitterness, no anger at teams for not picking him. But when he thought about a football life on the edge of a roster -- possibly an itinerant life of an undrafted free-agent, working out day after day to try to get a shot in an NFL camp, or moving from one NFL practice squad to another, or possibly being on an active roster -- it didn't jibe with the life he wanted to live.

"I always lived my life for family first, education second and happiness third,'' he said Sunday afternoon as he drove from his home in upstate New York back to New Hampshire. "I've found the first two lead to the third. Being away, to some that would be an adventure, and I'm not saying it wouldn't have been fun. But let's say I made it for a couple of years. You always hear players say, 'I'm going to go back and finish my education.' How many of them really do? Not many. When I thought about where I was in my life and where I wanted to go, I figured most people don't make careers of it. I gave everything I could to football. I loved every second of it. But I love my family and school too. I just thought, I'm really excited about going back to school and seeing where real life will take me.''

But first there was a problem. Thirty-two NFL teams had his phone number. When the draft ends, teams start calling undrafted prospects to try to sign them to come to training camp. The Chargers called. Dallas called. The Jets, Jacksonville and Kansas City called.

"I told them, basically, 'I'm honored you called me, but I'm not going to play football anymore. I'm going to further my education,''' he said.

A couple of the teams were surprised, but he said they respected his decision and wished him luck.

"It was tough, telling NFL teams I didn't want to be in their camps,'' he said. "But it was the right thing.''

He knows people will think he's nuts. There aren't many athletes, given a choice, who would want to go work in the real world before giving their sport a major effort. To Sicko, it doesn't feel like quitting. It feels like just choosing to do something else he loves. There wasn't a sentence in a 25-minute conversation that had regret in it.

It felt logical to ask about why a mature kid like him wouldn't want to go to a camp, just to challenge himself and see if he could do it. Wouldn't he, for the rest of his life, question his decision? Wouldn't he wake up one morning 30 years from now feeling like some Moonlight Graham, a guy who'd give anything to go back for just one chance, to see if he was really good enough? He just didn't think he would ever feel that way. If I could convey how he sounded, happy and determined are the first two words that come to mind.

"How'd you feel when you woke up this morning?'' I said. "Any sadness at all?''

"No,'' he said. "I felt excited. It's been a long process in football, and it was all fun. This is going to be fun too.''

It's nice, in the midst of a weekend when football seems more important than breathing to some, that we have a different kind of role model for our kids. I hope they read everything Scott Sicko just said here.


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Scott Sicko changes his mind, joins Cowboys (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/27/scott-sicko-changes-his-mind-joins-cowboys/)
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 27, 2010 1:14 PM ET
Perhaps Scott Sicko heard all the criticism.

The undrafted tight end out of University of New Hampshire, who originally said didn't want to pursue a career in football, has changed his mind. Alex Marves of FOX reports Sicko agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys kept talking to Sicko after he initially turned them down and apparently convinced him to play.

"We are very grateful that the Cowboys have given him this opportunity and he is 100 percent committed," his agent J.R. Rickert said.

This sudden change of heart seems likely to spark another round of debate, and Sicko is sure to get far more attention over the summer than most undrafted players.

We hope he's ready for it, and wish him luck.

Reaper16
04-27-2010, 12:01 PM
LMAO

Molitoth
04-27-2010, 12:01 PM
haha

Fish
04-27-2010, 12:02 PM
LMAO....

How funny would it be if he were cut a week into camp?

Pestilence
04-27-2010, 12:03 PM
I love how he's supposed to be a role model.


The dude didn't get drafted and quit because of it.

Goldmember
04-27-2010, 12:19 PM
Peter King is a dumbass who thinks he's important. I responded that the kid just didn't have it in his heart to play in the NFL otherwise he would have done everything he could have to be there. Why make a big deal out of it, like this guy is some saint? Now he signs with the Cowboys and PK looks even more stupid for writing this article.

KCrockaholic
04-27-2010, 12:25 PM
LMAO This retard turned down the Chiefs also. Hmm, go to the Cowboys where they have 2 awesome TE's, or go to the Chiefs where their best TE is Tony Moeaki...Nah I'm gonna go to the Cowboys where my chance of making a team is zero...Sounds pretty dumb to me.

Hydrae
04-27-2010, 12:26 PM
I love how he's supposed to be a role model.


The dude didn't get drafted and quit because of it.

Until Jerry pulled up with the cash truck. ;)

Mr. Flopnuts
04-27-2010, 12:29 PM
I love how he's supposed to be a role model.


The dude didn't get drafted and quit because of it.

Yeah. I give up. I quit. Look up to me! Peter King is a dumb fuck. He didn't notice that the kid had given up when he read the initial reports. There was a jelly stain from his doughnut on that part of the paper.

DaWolf
04-27-2010, 12:30 PM
LMAO This retard turned down the Chiefs also. Hmm, go to the Cowboys where they have 2 awesome TE's, or go to the Chiefs where their best TE is Tony Moeaki...Nah I'm gonna go to the Cowboys where my chance of making a team is zero...Sounds pretty dumb to me.

Once he told Pioli that he had more important priorities in life than football, he was dead to Pioli...

Flachief58
04-27-2010, 12:39 PM
LMAO This retard turned down the Chiefs also. Hmm, go to the Cowboys where they have 2 awesome TE's, or go to the Chiefs where their best TE is Tony Moeaki...Nah I'm gonna go to the Cowboys where my chance of making a team is zero...Sounds pretty dumb to me.

You have to wonder where this guys head is at. Saying he won't play if not drafted, then get several calls from teams showing interest only to tell them to :hump: off. Then sign with a team where you're guaranteed to ride the pine. We have enough indecisive guys on our team, so good riddens. GO :arrow:

FD
04-27-2010, 12:47 PM
Hahaha! Peter King is such a jackass.

Fish
04-27-2010, 12:48 PM
You have to wonder where this guys head is at. Saying he won't play if not drafted, then get several calls from teams showing interest only to tell them to :hump: off. Then sign with a team where you're guaranteed to ride the pine. We have enough indecisive guys on our team, so good riddens. GO :arrow:

Do you use the term "Hump off" outside of this board or are you just making a play of using the smilies? I've seen you do it numerous times, and I'm quite curious...

Frosty
04-27-2010, 12:52 PM
He probably started looking at what kind of jobs he could get with a history major.

OnTheWarpath58
04-27-2010, 12:54 PM
Until Jerry pulled up with the cash truck. ;)

From what I heard on Sirius yesterday, they offered him a pretty decent (for an UDFA) signing bonus when they called the first time.

vailpass
04-27-2010, 01:01 PM
Do you use the term "Hump off" outside of this board or are you just making a play of using the smilies? I've seen you do it numerous times, and I'm quite curious...

**** off.

You knew it was coming:D

-King-
04-27-2010, 01:08 PM
If Peter King says that the Chiefs aren't going to the superbowl, I going to order SB tickets that very second.
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Goldmember
04-27-2010, 01:20 PM
**** off.

You knew it was coming:D

and here I always thought it meant you were ghey :)

KCrockaholic
04-27-2010, 01:21 PM
This is the same Peter King that said "the Chiefs will not draft Eric Berry" because he needed to pull something out of his ass.

Demonpenz
04-27-2010, 02:34 PM
not that my degree is worth a shit, but history eewwwww la la la......... welcome to managing an enterprise rent a car once you have kids.

Sully
04-27-2010, 02:44 PM
A history degree is worthless... Trust me.

It should be called a research degree, and in the grand scheme of things, unless you are great at retaining a ton of info... You don't come out of it knowing that much more history than non-history majors.

But I can write a he'll of a research paper.

Flachief58
04-27-2010, 02:49 PM
Do you use the term "Hump off" outside of this board or are you just making a play of using the smilies? I've seen you do it numerous times, and I'm quite curious...

I just figured It's nicer than saying FUCK OFF

TheGuardian
04-27-2010, 02:55 PM
I'm really good friends with a guy that played at Arizona. He said after he walked off the field for the last game of his senior season he knew he was done. He got calls too and said no. That was 12? years ago I think. He's never regretted it. He doesn't even talk about football or follow it anymore. Hasn't since he left Arizona. Some guys are like that. I think in the internet age this gets overblown because everyone knows about it but I've known a few guys that didn't want that life. On hard knocks a few years ago some rookie left dallas camp for similar reasons I believe.

It's actually not unusual believe it or not. Every year there are a few guys that don't get drafted that turn down phone calls. I think this is getting blown out of proportion.

Fish
04-27-2010, 03:00 PM
I just figured It's nicer than saying FUCK OFF

Fascinating. Thanks for the reply.

Flachief58
04-27-2010, 03:12 PM
I'm really good friends with a guy that played at Arizona. He said after he walked off the field for the last game of his senior season he knew he was done. He got calls too and said no. That was 12? years ago I think. He's never regretted it. He doesn't even talk about football or follow it anymore. Hasn't since he left Arizona. Some guys are like that. I think in the internet age this gets overblown because everyone knows about it but I've known a few guys that didn't want that life. On hard knocks a few years ago some rookie left dallas camp for similar reasons I believe.

It's actually not unusual believe it or not. Every year there are a few guys that don't get drafted that turn down phone calls. I think this is getting blown out of proportion.

Reading between the lines, it sounds to me like: I'm not good enough to make millions by being drafted, so I'm not going to sign for the minimum then work hard to try and prove all the nay sayers wrong. Anyone who has ever played organized sports had someone they looked up to and wanted to immitate. To be given the chance to play in the pro's and not take it is just obsurd. I respect everyones right to choose their path, but c'mon. GO :arrow:

Pawnmower
04-27-2010, 03:39 PM
not that my degree is worth a shit, but history eewwwww la la la......... welcome to managing an enterprise rent a car once you have kids.

There aren't too many 4 year degrees that are worth anything. It is all about what you do with yourself afterwards, networking, and post graduate training. (More school....)

TheGuardian
04-27-2010, 05:13 PM
Reading between the lines, it sounds to me like: I'm not good enough to make millions by being drafted, so I'm not going to sign for the minimum then work hard to try and prove all the nay sayers wrong. Anyone who has ever played organized sports had someone they looked up to and wanted to immitate. To be given the chance to play in the pro's and not take it is just obsurd. I respect everyones right to choose their path, but c'mon. GO :arrow:

The guy I know that played at Arizona grew up idolizing Walter Payton. Again, as he told me, when he stepped off the field after his senior game he knew he was done. He had accomplished all he had wanted to in football to that point. Every guy that plays ball, it isn't always his dream to play in the pros. By evidence of the fact that lots of guys turn down the chance to be a free agent walk on. It's not always about money or fame. I knew the last time I had practice in full pads it was my last year. I was tired of it. And I was only in my late 20's at the time. Some people get tired of it.

DaneMcCloud
04-27-2010, 08:51 PM
Reading between the lines, it sounds to me like: I'm not good enough to make millions by being drafted, so I'm not going to sign for the minimum then work hard to try and prove all the nay sayers wrong. Anyone who has ever played organized sports had someone they looked up to and wanted to immitate. To be given the chance to play in the pro's and not take it is just obsurd. I respect everyones right to choose their path, but c'mon. GO :arrow:

You sound like a fucking ball washer.

What the fuck do you know about all the time and hard work these guys have put in over the years, only to land on the bubble of professional sports? Not everyone wants to subject their body and their significant other to live as on the bubble.

You do realize that a lot of guys play sports in college because they're good at it, not because they love it.

I'll be shocked if this guy makes it past training camp on the Cowboys roster.

Flachief58
04-28-2010, 05:10 AM
You sound like a fucking ball washer.

What the fuck do you know about all the time and hard work these guys have put in over the years, only to land on the bubble of professional sports? Not everyone wants to subject their body and their significant other to live as on the bubble.

You do realize that a lot of guys play sports in college because they're good at it, not because they love it.

I'll be shocked if this guy makes it past training camp on the Cowboys roster.

If I wanted to hear from an asshole, I'd go take a shit. Not that I need to justify anything to you but I have played sports, including baseball, soccer and yes, football untill my 2nd year of college. Since then I have and still coach kids. Given the opportunity, most people would jump at the chance to go pro.

TheGuardian
04-28-2010, 07:21 AM
If I wanted to hear from an asshole, I'd go take a shit. Not that I need to justify anything to you but I have played sports, including baseball, soccer and yes, football untill my 2nd year of college. Since then I have and still coach kids. Given the opportunity, most people would jump at the chance to go pro.

I agree with you. However every year there are guys that turn down RFA invites for all sorts of various reasons. Some guys are really done with football after college. Especially if they see themselves living as a bubble athlete, moving from town to town, fighting to make it onto a roster, never able to buy a house and settle down, etc. That life isn't for everyone. I would never have done it for sure.

patteeu
04-28-2010, 07:58 AM
But I can write a he'll of a research paper.

Uh oh

Art Vader
04-28-2010, 08:27 AM
hope he makes it on awesome name alone.

SICKO!!!

Sully
04-28-2010, 08:30 AM
Uh oh


Auto-correct on my iPhone doesn't like that kind of language.

patteeu
04-28-2010, 08:32 AM
Auto-correct on my iPhone doesn't like that kind of language.

LOL :)

teedubya
04-28-2010, 08:54 AM
I'd say put that 30k in the bank and rock n roll.

Flachief58
04-28-2010, 02:49 PM
I agree with you. However every year there are guys that turn down RFA invites for all sorts of various reasons. Some guys are really done with football after college. Especially if they see themselves living as a bubble athlete, moving from town to town, fighting to make it onto a roster, never able to buy a house and settle down, etc. That life isn't for everyone. I would never have done it for sure.

I see your point that not everyone has what it takes to deal with all of the things that come with being a pro. If they did, the nfl would have to expand to about 100 or so teams. I'm mainly questioning sicko's desire to really give it his all or will he quit half way through the season. :arrow:

DaneMcCloud
04-28-2010, 02:51 PM
If I wanted to hear from an asshole, I'd go take a shit. Not that I need to justify anything to you but I have played sports, including baseball, soccer and yes, football untill my 2nd year of college. Since then I have and still coach kids. Given the opportunity, most people would jump at the chance to go pro.

Typical ballwasher.

Oh and by the way, go fuck yourself, Ballwasher.

Flachief58
04-28-2010, 02:56 PM
Typical ballwasher.

Oh and by the way, go fuck yourself, Ballwasher.
Fuck off cumstain! You're not worth the cum it took to make you! Ignore!

Sweet Daddy Hate
04-28-2010, 04:19 PM
This is the kind of hard-hitting sports information I tune-in for!LMAO

DaneMcCloud
04-28-2010, 04:58 PM
Fuck off cumstain! You're not worth the cum it took to make you! Ignore!

I will destroy you

Sweet Daddy Hate
04-29-2010, 04:14 PM
I will destroy you

LMAO Good....good, Dane. Kill him; kill him now...


DO IT!