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But Did Kevin Burnett Say That Roger Goodell’s Pants Were On Fire As Well?

As the animosity between the players and the NFL escalates, the vitriolic manner in which the dialogue and commentary is being relayed and disseminated through the media appears to be ratcheting up as well. Look no further than what San Diego Chargers linebacker Kevin Burnett had to say during an appearance on XX Sports Radio in San Diego with Scott and BR regarding the truthiness of the statements made by Der Kommissar, Roger Goodell (via Sports Radio Interviews):

On Roger Goodell’s email to season ticket holders saying that the owners tried their best and encouraging the players to get back to negotiations:

“Goodell’s full of it. He’s a liar. You’re a blatant liar. ‘It’s our league, it’s we, we love the players, we want the league,’ but what have you done for the players? What have you done, in all honesty, to improve the game, besides fine guys, besides take money away from guys, besides change a game that you’ve never played? … He’s done nothing to improve the game.”

Wowee Zowee. That’s some pretty strong allegations right there. However, I do have but one criticism of Burnett’s statements: if you’re going to call someone a liar, you have to embellish it a bit with adjectives more colorful than “blatant.” Goddamn liar, for instance, is a nice one. F**king no good, goddamn liar? Even better. Granted, this was on the A.M. radio so I suppose Burnett understood he couldn’t work blue, but that doesn’t absolve him from not taking his liar comment all the way. I mean, how awesome would it have been had Burnett said, “Liar, liar, pants on fire, hang them from a telephone wire”? Man, that would have ruled. Talk about a total burn.

I guess in the end, Barnett could have chosen to go with a musical reference and had Scott and BR play “Liar” by Rollins Band in and out of commercial breaks. He would have been into some serious zinger territory with that one.

Chargers Linebacker Kevin Burnett: “Goodell’s full of it. He’s a liar. You’re a blatant liar.” [Sports Radio Interviews]