Really, Parise?!?! I mean, REALLY?? I know people who have decided on their life-long professions taking less time to make the decision. It took me less time to decide, plan, try, and become pregnant--and I had fertility issues! This is ridiculous.
I wouldn't care one way or another about this whole thing if it wasn't for the fact that Parise's non-decision is affecting so many people/teams. It is obvious that everyone is waiting on him before spending for the 'B-list' players. This is selfish of him in so many ways. I would love to see all of the GMs come together and agree that no one would sign him until every other player was signed--see how HE likes to play the waiting game. (Yes, that is childish--no need to point it out.)
While I realize this is quite a decision this young man has to make, it's not as if he woke up on 30 June and said, "Holy shit! I've got to figure out tomorrow where I want to play next year!" He has had months--if not years-- knowing this was going to happen, so what is the hold up? He has to decide what city he will spend the majority of the year in, playing a GAME, and getting more money in one year than most of the people who will watch can hope to make in a lifetime. It's time to end this, NOW!