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ESPN Refers To Danny Woodhead As ‘The Working Man’s Darren Sproles’


Calling Woodhead a “diminutive dynamo” is bad enough, but this borders on racism toward Sproles. What are you trying to say, ESPN? Only a Caucasian can be a “working man”?

I’m pretty sure Sproles worked hard to get where he’s at.

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Thanks to the great Don Povia for alerting us to this.


  • Scott

    “Working man’s” means cheaper or not as good, as in something belonging to a blue collar worker rather than a rich man. Doesn’t even come close to “border lining” racism. You’re more racist for extrapolating it into that.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed. Rick is reaching.

  • Anonymous

    ESPN needs a better copy editor. “Poor man’s” would have been a more appropriate phrase and avoided any possible racial overtones.

  • Jason

    What a ridiculous blurb. You should probably understand what something means before trying to criticize it. If the comment is insulting to anyone, it is insulting to Woodhead. In no way does it suggest that Sproles doesn’t work hard. In the event you still don’t understand this, it means that Sproles is the top-of-the-line (luxury or “rich man’s”) player, while Woodhead is a lesser/cheaper/more readily available (this is a fantasy football page, after all) running back who may be able to come close to approximating the output of Sproles.

  • Jerry-NJ

    Pretty sure he posted this to get people’s reactions… Can’t really think this.

  • Ted Tidwell

    Calling a pro-athlete the “the working man’s…(insert prototypical position player here)” never led me to think, hmmmm, lets evaluate each athlete based on the other’s race, and try to assign the requisite level of racism to the person making the analogy (mainly because your a moron if you think its an insult to compare someone who gets paid way less money and has way less talent….to an archetype that defines a position in pro sports)

    Hey that’s me though. I like to think these things out before I jump to assigning racism on anyone, especially based on an analogy in a weekly fantasy football player profile.

    A working man’s Rich Reilly you are not, Rick Chandler. Guess that statement disqualifies me as a racist.

  • Ted Tidwell

    Calling a pro-athlete the “the working man’s…(insert prototypical position player here)” never led me to think, hmmmm, lets evaluate each athlete based on the other’s race, and try to assign the requisite level of racism to the person making the analogy (mainly because your a moron if you think its an insult to compare someone who gets paid way less money and has way less talent….to an archetype that defines a position in pro sports)

    Hey that’s me though. I like to think these things out before I jump to assigning racism on anyone, especially based on an analogy in a weekly fantasy football player profile.

    A working man’s Rich Reilly you are not, Rick Chandler. Guess that statement disqualifies me as a racist.


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