(By Baxie) There’s nothing worse than being stuck in an environment of unprecedented success and greatness. High expectations and constant triumph are tremendous burdens to shoulder in the work place. It’s so much better to be consumed by the comforting embrace of mediocrity than weighed down by grand achievements and exhilarating prosperity. Just ask, former New England Patriot defensive end Cassius Marsh about his brief two-and-a-half-month stint in Foxboro and he’ll tell you everything you need to know to about the horrifying work conditions that have led to ten Super Bowl appearances and five championships.
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronical, Cassius March (who up until about two days ago…I had never heard of) spoke of his brief stay with the New England Patriots saying, “They don’t have fun there. There’s nothing fun about it. There’s nothing happy about it. I didn’t enjoy my time there, you know what I’m saying? It made me, for the first time in my life, think about not playing football because I hated it so much.”
Folks, I’m sure that the idea of winning Super Bowl championships isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. And I’m sure that now that Cassius Marsh is a member of the San Francisco 49ers, he won’t have to concern himself with things like a “commitment to winning” or “the post-season”. The fact is, whoever this Cassius Marsh fella is, he still wound up receiving a bonus check from the Patriots for $107,000 for a Super Bowl that he never played in. If I ever got a six-figure check from one of my former employers for work that I never did—I’d quit my complaining and head to a bank. What I would not do, is contact the San Francisco Chronical and start whining like a little cry baby because you got dumped after only 2 ½ month. Listen folks, being a New England Patriot may not be a lot of laughs. But if you’re even slightly interested in the hardware of a Super Bowl ring or a Lombardi trophy, then New England appears to be a decent place to start.