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  • #132902

    Yahtzee
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    Celtics back home.

    #132903

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    I was surprise to see that Roger allowed the Rams – Chief’s game to be moved stateside. Seems like the type of thing he’d double down on keeping in Mexico to benefit ‘the Integrity of the game and good faith of our international partners”.  I bet the real reason was that Mexico isn’t any where near the cash cow London is so he could care less about them and what they think.

    #132904

    02062
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    Someone else’s money is no object!

    Mehta: Jets need to sign Le’Veon Bell, even if they have to overpay

    #132905

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    Somebody is going to overpay for Bell, why not the Jets :lol: The Giants overpaid for OBJ and are one of the worst 5 teams in the league. The Steelers “lost” Bell at the start of the season and are in the mix for a top 2 seed in the AFC. Yes by all means bring him in. Overpaying for guys, especially ones like Bell that was effortlessly replaced by a 2nd year player making 1/10th the salary is a smart move. :lol:   :lol: I’m just disappointed Pittsburgh didn’t take a gigantic shit on their salary cap to re-up Bell.  Now they will have cash left over for other players.

    #132906

    BrianInLA
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    Rumor was that a lot of the key players had threatened to not play monday if they didn’t move the game and that would have been a PR disaster for the NFL having a MNF game with the marquee guys sitting on the sideline.

     

    #132907

    Lebron
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    That field looked like a Superfund site.  They didn’t have a choice.  And I would hope players would be saying fuck you I’m not playing if they kept it there.  On people traveling there you would hope many would plunk down the 10% or less for the insurance at the time of purchase.

    #132908

    Lebron
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    Chico Walker to the courtesy phone please.  Chico Walker to the courtesy phone

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    #132910

    chicowalker
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    :lol: Easily done, but you are confusing one-named European Ice-Queen chanteuses

    :wub:

     

    #132911

    BrianInLA
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    That field looked like a Superfund site. They didn’t have a choice. And I would hope players would be saying fuck you I’m not playing if they kept it there. On people traveling there you would hope many would plunk down the 10% or less for the insurance at the time of purchase.

    Definitely not the case on the insurance. Local tv had a ton of stories yesterday about fans paying huge sums of money and making a family vacation out of it and getting totally porked. They might get refunds on the game tickets (still remained to be seen) but more than likely not on the travel expenses. Rams are giving a lot of free tickets to local responders which is a cool gesture. Also they realize they’d probably never come close to selling 80k tickets in a few days especially with everything that is going on here.

    I know rooting for the Rams is the right thing as far as the Pats go but I don’t see how the Chiefs don’t score 73 points monday night.

     

     

    #132912

    chicowalker
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    o/u is 63.5 :ohmy:   Never seen one that big/Dennis

    #132914

    TwoTimes
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    Minihane kill himself yet?

    #132915

    Feejis
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    Sucks for those traveling but I wouldn’t be shocked if nobody from the NFL even made a trip down to look at the field until a couple of days ago.

    Kensil, you’re our foreign correspondent, get down there on Tuesday and make sure we are all set for Sunday.

    #132916

    Lebron
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    That field looked like a Superfund site. They didn’t have a choice. And I would hope players would be saying fuck you I’m not playing if they kept it there. On people traveling there you would hope many would plunk down the 10% or less for the insurance at the time of purchase.

    Definitely not the case on the insurance. Local tv had a ton of stories yesterday about fans paying huge sums of money and making a family vacation out of it and getting totally porked. They might get refunds on the game tickets (still remained to be seen) but more than likely not on the travel expenses. Rams are giving a lot of free tickets to local responders which is a cool gesture. Also they realize they’d probably never come close to selling 80k tickets in a few days especially with everything that is going on here.

    I know rooting for the Rams is the right thing as far as the Pats go but I don’t see how the Chiefs don’t score 73 points monday night.

    Unfortunately not surprised on the travel insurance.  Ironically I didn’t start buying travel insurance until I was doing family vacations.  Didn’t the NFL pork all those people in Dallas for the Super Bowl when they either didn’t get tickets they paid for or got stuck in worse seats than what they paid for?

    #132917

    Lebron
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    😆 Easily done, but you are confusing one-named European Ice-Queen chanteuses

    :wub:

    Wait, there’s 2 Didos?  Or is it another name?

    #132918

    Miserable Fellow
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    The person I feel most sorry for is the poor graphic designer who spent a week putting sombreros on all the Rams receivers on his copy of The Sims.

    #132919

    RedSeat
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    Someone else’s money is no object!

    Mehta: Jets need to sign Le’Veon Bell, even if they have to overpay

    Exhibit 193,875 on why sports writing is not a real profession. There is never a valid argument for a team to overpay. By definition, overpaying is paying too much. It may be possible to make an argument that players are worth more to one team than another, and that those teams should could and should offer more to the player, but that is not the same thing as overpaying. It’s a minor point, but you’re supposedly a writer. Use the correct words to make your point. At that point, we can address how dumb your point is, but at least it won’t be built on a logical fallacy.

    #132920

    BrianInLA
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    o/u is 63.5 :ohmy: Never seen one that big/Dennis

    Also interesting that moving the game from a neutral site to a home game only moved the line 1-1.5 pts in the Rams factor and not the standard 3. 63.5 has to be a no brainer over bet, no?

     

     

    #132921

    Yahtzee
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    Would game cancellation even be covered by travel insurance?  Unless you bought some sort of game package where it’s expressly called out, I wouldn’t think so.

    #132922

    Lebron
    Participant

    Who knows, generally the policies cover ‘unforeseen events’ like if you or someone gets sick or injured before a trip.  Game cancellation might be categorized as such.

    #132923

    Danny Duberstein
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    Vineyard Vines  :lol:   :lol: !  I’ll start seeing this on the greenbush line soon. Those honkies love them some Vineyard Vines

    #132925

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Someone else’s money is no object!

    Mehta: Jets need to sign Le’Veon Bell, even if they have to overpay

    Exhibit 193,875 on why sports writing is not a real profession. There is never a valid argument for a team to overpay. By definition, overpaying is paying too much. It may be possible to make an argument that players are worth more to one team than another, and that those teams should could and should offer more to the player, but that is not the same thing as overpaying. It’s a minor point, but you’re supposedly a writer. Use the correct words to make your point. At that point, we can address how dumb your point is, but at least it won’t be built on a logical fallacy.

    Sport writing is a real profession. These morons do get paid for there work. It’s just a profession that requires the critical thinking skills of a house plant.

    #132926

    Lebron
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    Rask back.

    #132927

    Fred West Lynn
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    Someone else’s money is no object!

    Mehta: Jets need to sign Le’Veon Bell, even if they have to overpay

    Exhibit 193,875 on why sports writing is not a real profession. There is never a valid argument for a team to overpay. By definition, overpaying is paying too much. It may be possible to make an argument that players are worth more to one team than another, and that those teams should could and should offer more to the player, but that is not the same thing as overpaying. It’s a minor point, but you’re supposedly a writer. Use the correct words to make your point. At that point, we can address how dumb your point is, but at least it won’t be built on a logical fallacy.

    “Well, you probably don’t realize that in professional journalism, the byline writer does not write the headlines…” says every douchey hack ever.

     

    #132928

    jforb
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    Someone else’s money is no object!

    Mehta: Jets need to sign Le’Veon Bell, even if they have to overpay

    Exhibit 193,875 on why sports writing is not a real profession. There is never a valid argument for a team to overpay. By definition, overpaying is paying too much. It may be possible to make an argument that players are worth more to one team than another, and that those teams should could and should offer more to the player, but that is not the same thing as overpaying. It’s a minor point, but you’re supposedly a writer. Use the correct words to make your point. At that point, we can address how dumb your point is, but at least it won’t be built on a logical fallacy.

    Sport writing is a real profession. These morons do get paid for there work. It’s just a profession that requires the critical thinking skills of a house plant.

    House plants know when to keep quiet.

    #132929

    Lebron
    Participant

    Lot of journos comparing war stories with that article yesterday where someone posted a sports position for a stipend and occasional travel if they think you’re worth it.  T&P to those guys/gals out there, unfortunately we’ll have to wait until Veteran’s Day 2019 to honor your service.

    @AlbertBreer

    More Albert Breer Retweeted Jordan Raanan
    My first full-time reporting job was at less than $30K covering preps for a suburban daily. I got that job after part-timing there in college, and for a year post-college. I’m very grateful that was my path. It was enormous for my growth.

    Replying to @AlbertBreer
    Yep! 20k covering preps for a weekly in Warrenton, VA. Had to do our own layouts and everything. We did second and third peer editing after initial sitdowns w our publisher. Learned so much there and gained tools that I still use today. Wouldn’t trade it.

    Albert Breer

    Replying to @ByMikeJones
    Yup. Covered games, then went in the office to take scores, and put out the paper til 1 a.m. Learned every facet of the operation and figured out how hard I’d have to work to get anywhere of consequence.

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