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  • #113432
    Lefty
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    Speaking of douchebags, Mittens Volin says hell0:

    On an NFL media conference call today, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe asked league spokesman Joe Lockhart if there are any tampering issues surrounding the Patriots and Bennett. Lockhart’s answer was an emphatic, “No.”

    #113433
    Lebron
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    Goodell got brought in on a hardo mandate – these players are out of control behaviorwise we can’t do anything about it so we need you to do it.  Blank could fire a thousand people a day at Home Depot and funnel in replacements, doesn’t work in professional sports.  Every owner made their deal with it knowing they might get hit on occasion.  Not much different from the players themselves agreeing to give Goodell all the authority in return for a bigger share of revenue.  Sure, a couple of us will get hit, probably won’t be me and I’ll take the chance.

    Any commissioner in any pro sport saw what happened to Fay Vincent.  The collusion rulings where he basically called the owners untrustworthy, particularly Selig.  Not a good idea to say anything bad about your bosses.  Made it easy for them to blame him for salaries and whatever else.  The new revenue sharing they had to institute to cover the collusion debt.  Teams getting mad over proposed realignment.   Whatever the owners tell you to do, just do it.  The rest is all PR shit.

    #113434
    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    Goodell got brought in on a hardo mandate – these players are out of control behaviorwise we can’t do anything about it so we need you to do it.

    Fair enough.

    Now, in a nation of 300 million, could you possibly find a law-and-order hardass who isn’t mentally compromised and inept? That’d be nice.

    #113436
    Lefty
    Moderator

    Goodell got brought in on a hardo mandate – these players are out of control behaviorwise we can’t do anything about it so we need you to do it.

    Fair enough. Now, in a nation of 300 million, could you possibly find a law-and-order hardass who isn’t mentally compromised and inept? That’d be nice.

    “Kabeer Gbaia-Biamila, Mother Fucker”

    #113437
    02062
    Participant

    I like that he asked for Health Care for life for him and the family.

    Talk about principled.

     

    #113438
    Miserable Fellow
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    I like that he asked for Health Care for life for him and the family. Talk about principled.

    This would also be fairly inexpensive if we gave him Roy Halladay’s plane.

    #113439
    Lebron
    Participant

    This is where Brian throws in Condi Rice!

    I wonder how desirable the job actually is.

    #113440
    02062
    Participant

     

    :lol: :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

    “so maybe the league can find a way to finance that project and get a good quality shot of some of those goal line plays, like they had in the Oakland-Kansas City game.” BB

     

    #113441
    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    Packer fans are cultish weirdos.

    Nobody forced your team to waive the guy. Jesus.

    #113442
    Coma
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    Speaking of douchebags, Mittens Volin says hell0: On an NFL media conference call today, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe asked league spokesman Joe Lockhart if there are any tampering issues surrounding the Patriots and Bennett. Lockhart’s answer was an emphatic, “No.”

    Tampering how? In Volin’s little brain, does he think the Patriots reached out to Bennett, told him to say he was going to retire at the end of the season. Then, a week later, to say his shoulder is hurt and he needs to have season ending surgery. He further believes that NE knew Green Bay wouldn’t put him on IR and let him have surgery. Instead, they were sure GB would cut him, 30 other teams would pass on claiming him off waivers and he’d be there for the Patriots to sign.

    It’s such an asinine idea to think this was all orchestrated, it would be an upset if Volin didn’t believe it.

    #113444
    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    Tampering how? In Volin’s little brain, does he think the Patriots reached out to Bennett, told him to say he was going to retire at the end of the season. Then, a week later, to say his shoulder is hurt and he needs to have season ending surgery. He further believes that NE knew Green Bay wouldn’t put him on IR and let him have surgery. Instead, they were sure GB would cut him, 30 other teams would pass on claiming him off waivers and he’d be there for the Patriots to sign. It’s such an asinine idea to think this was all orchestrated, it would be an upset if Volin didn’t believe it.

    The fact that some people think it’s real shows how ingrained and calcified the Derangement Syndrome is. Keep it up! Getting in people’s paranoid heads has to help you win games at some level, at least a little bit. Dungy, Tomlin and Brother John could keep Freud busy indefinitely.

    #113445
    Lebron
    Participant

    If anything what needs investerigating is the Packers claim of an undisclosed injury.  You gave him a physical before you signed him.  He sought multiple opinions outside of the team doc once he said his shoulder hurt, so obviously he disclosed it at some point, unless they’re saying he never went to the team doctor at all?

    #113446
    Coma
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    To the day I die I will never understand the leverage that Goodell has in this extension negotiation. I astounds me that he has any? It’s not like he’s fielding offers to jump ship and become MLB commissioner or something? What other job could he possibly get that would pay him a fraction of what he makes now? Between the falling ratings, the CTE issues and the non-stop legal battles vs. the leagues biggest stars how can the owners not at least perform some due diligence on other candidates? Its abundantly clear that he will never quit so why not squeeze him a bit and save a few bucks with a low-ball offer. All I can think of is that he must be a Waylon Smithers, type sycophant behind the scenes such that the most owners will put up with his occasional public displays of power in exchange for his near total acquiescence to their demands. They must have concluded that the only thing worse the Roger would be a replacement that would think for his or her self and not not willingly assume a 100% submissive attitude when told how to think.

    I’m fairly certain if was BBTL who brought this up, but, when it was time to name Tagliabue’s successor, Goodell and his lieutenants threatened to leave if he didn’t get the job. None of the savvy businessmen among the owners looked at the league management landscape and thought to call his bluff. Like now, there was no place he could have gone to get a position that was remotely close in terms of prestige and compensation.

    If the owners had said “Fine, good luck with your new job. We’re going with someone else” 11 years ago, Goodell would have ruined the CFL and a soccer league by now.

    #113447
    02062
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    #113448
    LJSandwich
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    #113450
    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    If anything what needs investerigating is the Packers claim of an undisclosed injury. You gave him a physical before you signed him. He sought multiple opinions outside of the team doc once he said his shoulder hurt, so obviously he disclosed it at some point, unless they’re saying he never went to the team doctor at all?

    Bennett says he told them in March.

    Either he did or he didn’t.

    #113451
    02062
    Participant

    Beginning of the end?

    @GregABedard There is a technical issue going on with and memberships. We are working on it. Thanks for your patience

    #113452
    Coma
    Participant

    If anything what needs investerigating is the Packers claim of an undisclosed injury. You gave him a physical before you signed him. He sought multiple opinions outside of the team doc once he said his shoulder hurt, so obviously he disclosed it at some point, unless they’re saying he never went to the team doctor at all?

    Bennett says he told them in March. Either he did or he didn’t.

    Breer says he knew about Hightower’s partially torn pectoral muscle in the spring and that’s why teams backed off. Even if Bennett didn’t explicitly tell them, the Packers couldn’t figure that out on their own? They were only going to commit to paying him $21 million over the next 3 years, why give him a physical?

    #113453
    jforb
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    Beginning of the end?

    @GregABedard There is a technical issue going on with and memberships. We are working on it. Thanks for your patience

    Shocking that there were people trying to pay to discover that there’s an issue.

    #113454
    Lefty
    Moderator

    If anything what needs investerigating is the Packers claim of an undisclosed injury. You gave him a physical before you signed him. He sought multiple opinions outside of the team doc once he said his shoulder hurt, so obviously he disclosed it at some point, unless they’re saying he never went to the team doctor at all?

    Bennett says he told them in March. Either he did or he didn’t.

    Breer says he knew about Hightower’s partially torn pectoral muscle in the spring and that’s why teams backed off. Even if Bennett didn’t explicitly tell them, the Packers couldn’t figure that out on their own? They were only going to commit to paying him $21 million over the next 3 years, why give him a physical?

    I heard on NFL radio the other day that the teams all have access to a common medical database of all players.  (I thought that was odd, too, but some guy who is a retired team doctor was talking about it) so, as he put it, the Packers knew everything the Patriots knew when they signed Bennett.  (I assume that means the Jets knew about Hightower in the same way).   If everyone has access to the same medical and nothing changed after Bennett signed with the Packers, then they need to shut up.

    #113455
    Lefty
    Moderator

    Beginning of the end?

    @GregABedard There is a technical issue going on with and memberships. We are working on it. Thanks for your patience

    “Technically, “ it is an issue that no one is signing up.

    #113457
    Yahtzee
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    Jason Kyrie can shoot.

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