JEFF PEARLMAN

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My career is complete

So a few days ago Deadspin posted my list of the 100 worst players in NFL history. It got a lot of buzz and attention, and I sort of wondered whether any players would respond.

Enter: C.C. Brown, No. 90 on the list.

In a story from today’s Detroit Free Press titled, “Lions’ C.C. Brown not happy about being on ‘worst 100’ list,” Brown says: “I mean, I really don’t give a (bleep) about it. It is what it is, man. (Bleep) that list. Whoever said it, you can tell them I said (bleep) their list and (bleep) them, too.”

Obviously, I’m not offended or mad or upset or anything. Brown has a right to be pissed off, even though the list really was just one guy’s opinion.

Funny.