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The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Moonlights as a Banker

https://www.si.com/2014/06/26/cfl-offseason-jobs-jon-cornish-calgary-stampeders

A man walks up to the bank window. “Wow,” the man says to the teller. “You look exactly like Jon Cornish, the running back for the Calgary Stampeders.”

The bank teller smiles. He’s bald, like Cornish, has broad shoulders, like Cornish, and that grin? It looks awfully familiar.

Another customer from the back of the line interjects. “Hold up,” he says. “That doesn’t just look like Jon Cornish, that is Jon Cornish!”

“The whole scene seems a bit corny,” says the bank teller, who is in fact the real Jon Cornish. “But that’s my life. Interactions like that happen all the time.”

Cornish, the 29-year-old British Columbia-born, Kansas-schooled running back is the reigning Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Player. Last year, he broke his own single-season rushing record with 1,813 yards, led the league with 2,157 yards from scrimmage and scored 14 touchdowns. When he’s not wearing his No. 9 jersey, he suits up (literally) for his second job at a TD Canada Trust branch near a mall in Calgary.........

...........Take three NFL Hall of Famers, for example. Giants linebacker Sam Huff won a championship as a rookie in 1956. His $7,500 paycheck barely covered New York City living expenses, so he returned to West Virginia over the summer and bagged groceries. Y.A. Tittle moonlighted as an insurance salesman and Oilers defensive end Elvin Bethea worked at a Big & Tall clothing store in the offseason. The manager initially placed the 6-foot-2, 260-pound Bethea in the front of the store to greet customers. But when too many fans stopped by to ask for autographs or simply gawk, Bethea was granted his wish to work in a back room.........

.........The CFL’s recently ratified collective bargaining agreement set the salary cap at $5 million per year, per team—an uptick from the previous $4.4 million. For perspective: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan took home $42 million last year, enough to cover the salaries of every CFL player. Most estimates peg the average CFL salary around $80,000. The minimum for a rookie is $50,000. The Houston Texans No. 1 pick, Jadeveon Clowney, by contrast, will earn a $420,000 base salary (with a $3.6 million prorated bonus) in 2014......... MUCH MORE IN LINK........

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So do think NFL players and most all American major sports players are a bunch of overpaid spoiled brats? Hmmmmm.

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5 minutes ago, mjp28 said:

So do think NFL players and most all American major sports players are a bunch of overpaid spoiled brats? Hmmmmm.

At the price Cousins is going to command, Haslam could easily buy a CFL franchise instead. 

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7 hours ago, hoorta said:

At the price Cousins is going to command, Haslam could easily buy a CFL franchise instead. 

Hassle'em is the only NFL owner that has a pyrite mine that churns out gold for him every year. My bet is that he won't bid that high on Cousins, but might get a cheaper (and lessor) QB for a bridge to one of these rookies and pay for a real QB whisperer (not Huey Fig Newton) to turn Kizer's arm accurate in the off season.

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7 hours ago, mjp28 said:

So do think NFL players and most all American major sports players are a bunch of overpaid spoiled brats? Hmmmmm.

Do you have a problem with the money owners of these teams make?

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1 hour ago, Dutch Oven said:

Do you have a problem with the money owners of these teams make?

Yes if it changes the whole world economy wacky with game tickets, parking, souvenirs -and- hot dogs and beverages for four into $X,XXX.XX territory and forget actually GOING to the super bowl unless you're an overpriced movie star.....or related to an American major sports star!  

But I hear TV for four with hotdogs and chips is still reasonable in America. :lol:

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1 minute ago, mjp28 said:

Yes if it changes the whole world economy wacky with game tickets, parking, souvenirs -and- hot dogs and beverages for four into $X,XXX.XX territory and forget actually GOING to the super bowl unless you're an overpriced movie star.....or related to an American major sports star!  

But I hear TV for four with hotdogs and chips is still reasonable in America. :lol:

Yet you don't call the owner "spoiled brats", even though we taxpayers subsidize their sports teams with amazing tax breaks, funding for stadiums, arenas, etc... Interesting.

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5 minutes ago, Dutch Oven said:

Yet you don't call the owner "spoiled brats", even though we taxpayers subsidize their sports teams with amazing tax breaks, funding for stadiums, arenas, etc... Interesting.

Oh they're the worst! Especially with their grown up spoiled brat kids in the luxury boxes who don't even watch the game. 

........oh edit add, and the trophy wives who read books! Meanwhile we might be in row ZZ if we can score a ticket.

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11 hours ago, mjp28 said:

A man walks up to the bank window. “Wow,” the man says to the teller. “You look exactly like Jon Cornish, the running back for the Calgary Stampeders.”

The bank teller smiles. He’s bald, like Cornish, has broad shoulders, like Cornish, and that grin? It looks awfully familiar.

Another customer from the back of the line interjects. “Hold up,” he says. “That doesn’t just look like Jon Cornish, that is Jon Cornish!”

“The whole scene seems a bit corny,” says the bank teller, who is in fact the real Jon Cornish. “But that’s my life. Interactions like that happen all the time.”

Feels made up...

Not a single "eh?" in the quotes.

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11 hours ago, mjp28 said:

So do think NFL players and most all American major sports players are a bunch of overpaid spoiled brats? Hmmmmm.

Spoiled? Maybe.

Overpaid? No... market rate.

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12 hours ago, hoorta said:

At the price Cousins is going to command, Haslam could easily buy a CFL franchise instead. 

Curious......are there rules in Canada against "foreigners" owning CFL teams?   Sure...that could be Americans....but there are foreign owners of major league teams in this country.  (the guy that owns the Nets for example).

And the discussion about JFF wanting $500,000.00 to play there?   With only a $5 mill salary cap...he would take up the great huge chunk of it.

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12 hours ago, mjp28 said:

...........Take three NFL Hall of Famers, for example. Giants linebacker Sam Huff won a championship as a rookie in 1956. His $7,500 paycheck barely covered New York City living expenses, so he returned to West Virginia over the summer and bagged groceries. Y.A. Tittle moonlighted as an insurance salesman and Oilers defensive end Elvin Bethea worked at a Big & Tall clothing store in the offseason. The manager initially placed the 6-foot-2, 260-pound Bethea in the front of the store to greet customers. But when too many fans stopped by to ask for autographs or simply gawk, Bethea was granted his wish to work in a back room.........

Bethea played in the 70's... I'd be surprised if he had to "moonlight" to make ends meet.

Off-season jobs out of necessity were common in the 50's.... were still a thing in the 60's. I wonder when they died off...

One of the last "working" Browns that comes to mind is Paul Warfield. IIRC he worked for a car dealership trading his celebrity for learning the business.

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1 hour ago, Tour2ma said:

Bethea played in the 70's... I'd be surprised if he had to "moonlight" to make ends meet.

Off-season jobs out of necessity were common in the 50's.... were still a thing in the 60's. I wonder when they died off...

One of the last "working" Browns that comes to mind is Paul Warfield. IIRC he worked for a car dealership trading his celebrity for learning the business.

As some know- it's part of the reason my jersey is #46.  Retired number, and the reason is the guy who wore it in the 60s Don Fleming had an off season job working for CEI (Cleveland Electric\Illuminating). Don got himself electrocuted working on the job, and the Browns retired his number. '46 is also the year of the Browns birth.   

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1 hour ago, Tour2ma said:

Bethea played in the 70's... I'd be surprised if he had to "moonlight" to make ends meet.

Off-season jobs out of necessity were common in the 50's.... were still a thing in the 60's. I wonder when they died off...

One of the last "working" Browns that comes to mind is Paul Warfield. IIRC he worked for a car dealership trading his celebrity for learning the business.

Yeah my last job in the steel business one of our customers guys up on the lake near Erie was a famous 1960s-1970s BROWNS OL, seemed strange to be talking about construction jobs with him.....used to block for Jim Brown in his pro football  career.

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4 hours ago, mjp28 said:

Yeah my last job in the steel business one of our customers guys up on the lake near Erie was a famous 1960s-1970s BROWNS OL, seemed strange to be talking about construction jobs with him.....used to block for Jim Brown in his pro football  career.

Gene Hickerson? finger Schafrath?

 

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6 hours ago, The Gipper said:

Curious......are there rules in Canada against "foreigners" owning CFL teams?   Sure...that could be Americans....but there are foreign owners of major league teams in this country.  (the guy that owns the Nets for example).

And the discussion about JFF wanting $500,000.00 to play there?   With only a $5 mill salary cap...he would take up the great huge chunk of it.

I'm sure there are.

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Interesting observations on Manziel and the Browns from Brian Hoyer. Sounds like he has no animosity for his former teammate and also observes that the injury to Alex wrecked the team's offense because they could no longer run.

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2018/02/brian_hoyer_admits_johnny_manz.html

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My high school had a quote. "We're rich, we're white, we're Westlake." 

 

Hey CFL. We're rich. We're, umm, majority white. We're the USA.

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57 minutes ago, wargograw said:

My high school had a quote. "We're rich, we're white, we're Westlake." 

 

Hey CFL. We're rich. We're, umm, majority white. We're the USA.

You left out something.. "We're rich, we're white, we're Westlake." " And..." "We're Gay!!"

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5 hours ago, nickers said:

You left out something.. "We're rich, we're white, we're Westlake." " And..." "We're Gay!!"

"And we're Drew Brees + Nick Foles"

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22 hours ago, nickers said:

You left out something.. "We're rich, we're white, we're Westlake." " And..." "We're Gay!!"

Dang. Knew I missed something.

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On 2/4/2018 at 2:42 AM, nickers said:

You left out something.. "We're rich, we're white, we're Westlake." " And..." "We're Gay!!"

Which Westlake are you talking about.  The one on the West side of Cuyahoga Co....or one in Texass?

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3 minutes ago, The Gipper said:

Which Westlake are you talking about.  The one on the West side of Cuyahoga Co....or one in Texass?

Uhmm Cuyahoga, Dude!

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47 minutes ago, nickers said:

Uhmm Cuyahoga, Dude!

I don't think that is the one they are talking about though.

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