Keeping up with the JaMarcuses

What Does JaMarcus Russell's Kin Think of Him? You Tell Me What You Think Of This Story?

11/11/09 in NFL   |   HolyRollin   |   204 respect

Backtrack: I work at a restaurant. In between siphoning dead orders, smoking in the beer fridge, and stuffing my trunk with Styrofoam cups, I actually serve tables.
Several weeks ago, when the Raiders played the Jets, I was working at my restaurant and didn't have access to the game (I live in Miami). All day I was scrambling around, trying to find a TV that had ESPN on, hoping that I'd catch the score on the bottom crawl. No luck.
Finally, near closing time, an elder lady came in with a younger woman. They sat in my section, and asked if I knew what the score in the Dolphins/Saints game had been.
Me: "I don't know, ma'am, but I know the Dolphins lost."

At which point she pulls out her iPhone and starts looking up the game highlights.
Me: "Hey, do you think you can check the score in the Raiders/Jets game for me?"
Her: "Sure. Are you a Raiders fan?"
Me: "Yes ma'am. Till the day I die."
Then the younger one looks over and says, "So, what do you think about JaMarcus Russell?"
Diplomacy is one of my strengths, but asking me what I think about JaMarcus Russell is like asking a Trojan what he thinks about wooden horses.

Me: "Well, to be perfectly honest, he sucks. Plain and simple. No heart, no passion, no will to win."
Her: "Well, I'll be sure to tell him you said so. I'm his cousin."
The kicker? She was the only table of the day to leave a 20% tip, which leads me to believe that insults, not good service, is the way to make it in the restaurant biz.
On a follow up, one of my coworkers asked me if I thought she'd really pass along the message. My reply? "If she did, she'd be the only one in the family who could pass anything."
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11/12/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

This is very cool.  Thanks for the story.  Statistics are great too, but you can't beat a good story. 

11/12/09   |   SunnyDizzle   |   57 respect

 For a while I thought Russell sucked, however despite him sucking now, I believe he will turn it around in the next couple years without doubt, he does have alot of potential, we have seen it "Very Few Times" but it is there and we just have to wait for the dirt to be washed off.

11/12/09   |   HolyRollin   |   204 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:

You damn right you can't compare him to Vince Young. Vince Young is a Hall of Famer!

I'd say he's more like Vincent Price; They both suck.

11/12/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

brucek863 wrote:
I'm pretty sure Jamarcus Russell isn't overrated. To be overrated you must be considered good, believe me no one at all thinks that. Also to compare him to Vince Young is an insult to Young. Yeah Russell is just that bad.

You damn right you can't compare him to Vince Young. Vince Young is a Hall of Famer!

11/11/09   |   brucek863   |   50 respect

wrote:
awesome story. i hope its true. im gonna take ur word for it. sucks that Russell has as much support from his family as he does his 'fans'.

u should have said more, maybe ur tip would have been even better.

Russell does suck. he so overrated. he's the second coming of Vince Young. both guys had a nice finish to their college career and everyone thought they were some kinda God. i always believed they were hyped way too much. the Texans knew, which is why they didn't take their hometown boy (Young).

I'm pretty sure Jamarcus Russell isn't overrated. To be overrated you must be considered good, believe me no one at all thinks that. Also to compare him to Vince Young is an insult to Young. Yeah Russell is just that bad.

11/11/09   |   baller_24   |   2 respect

 Hey you cant expect him to be great they finally get a wide recever in the draft and he was a highsman award winner just the raiders put so much pressure on him he sorta snap like a twig being bent so cut him som slack  but how he doesnt take are of him self is his fault though  

11/11/09   |   HolyRollin   |   204 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Hmmm I wonder what you would have got if you would have said he was great but just needed to get a few breaks to go his way.

 I'll tell you what I wouldn't have had: A great story to tell. Sometimes it pays to look like a jackass, I guess. :-P

11/11/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Hmmm I wonder what you would have got if you would have said he was great but just needed to get a few breaks to go his way.

11/11/09   |   HolyRollin   |   204 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
By the way, to say that JaMarcus Russell sucks, is a serious insult to everyone else who sucked before, who sucks now, and will suck in the future.

 OK, I literally spit soda onto the comp screen from laughing so hard. Thanks for making my day on that one :)

11/11/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

you should have probably tipped her...I feel bad that she is related to him. 

11/11/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

By the way, to say that JaMarcus Russell sucks, is a serious insult to everyone else who sucked before, who sucks now, and will suck in the future.

11/11/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Great read, HolyRollin

"If she did, she'd be the only one in the family who could pass anything." - my nomination for FanIQ line of the year

JaMarshmellow - my nomination for FanIQ nickname of the year

Epic Win Guys!

11/11/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

Good post! I'm sure the Artest Formerly Known As JeMarcus Russell gets that message.

11/11/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 Good read. I also agree Russel sucks.

11/11/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Man, this is one great story. Much respect to you sir.

I'm also a Raiders fan, and I agree, JaMarshmellow sucks.