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  • #121526

    Claude45
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    This changing the catch rule in the Superbowl is infuriating. The only thing that warms my black heart is that the NFL is a dead man walking. Slowly but surely, they are strangling the golden goose.

    #121529

    Kevin
    Participant

    Man, I thought I moved on from the Super Bowl. What fucking bullshit!

    Also, the Patriots website is an abortion.

    #121530

    Claude45
    Participant

    Man, I thought I moved on from the Super Bowl. What fucking bullshit! Also, the Patriots website is an abortion.

    It’s horrible. I don’t think they’ve updated in forever. Especially the season ticket holder account section. That is embarrassing. They are always patting themselves on the back for their multimedia stuff but I guess they don’t really use the website.

    #121531

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    A little late on this, but too good to overlook:

    Tooling around doing errands over the weekend, two of the sock puppets on one of the sports stations concluded their discussion of some incident that happened months ago and was a peripheral dust-up to begin with by saying:

    Dolt #1: “Well, I know that a lot of people says that’s done with and let’s move on but …”

    Dolt #2: “Well, WE’RE still talking about it!”

    Dolt #1:  “That’s right. People are still fascinated by this.”

    The ability to somehow tie “WE’RE talking about it” to “people are fascinated” is so mammothly delusional that it leaves me speechless.

    And as I wrote this, I realize I can identify anyone on sports broadcasting in this town as Dolt #1 or Dolt #2 and the story would be equally plausible. They’re all Dolts.

     

    #121532

    Claude45
    Participant

    There are a fair number of Philly fans around me and I’ve tried to be gracious to this point but that’s over. Somehow the NFL is more rigged and corrupt than a league who had refs throwing games to win bets.

     

    #121533

    chicowalker
    Participant

    I have a buddy that’s a big Eagles fan. I haven’t seen him since last summer (built me a deck).  He’s doing the same for my neighbor, saw him yetserday, took my good natured ribbing.  I wish I had known that about the making it up as we go along shit.  Fuck the NFL.

    re: FWL’s post, there are a couple of weekend shows, one I think local to 103.7 (not Cordischi and Rooke talking about Brown football :ohmy: ) that combine the worst elements of Mustard and Johnson’s “we’re only on once a week for 45 minutes so let’s recap old shit” with third generation Felger youth (Jones youth?) nonsense.  Utter garbage.

    #121534

    Kevin
    Participant

    Man, I thought I moved on from the Super Bowl. What fucking bullshit! Also, the Patriots website is an abortion.

    It’s horrible. I don’t think they’ve updated in forever. Especially the season ticket holder account section. That is embarrassing. They are always patting themselves on the back for their multimedia stuff but I guess they don’t really use the website.

    Don’t have a Visa, so I usually pay by cash or check. Do you think they’d maybe have the snail mail address for the ticket office anywhere on the website?

    #121535

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Trying to figure out what “built me a deck” is a RI euphemism for.

    #121536

    Kevin
    Participant

    Holy shit, the ticket office is the worst.

    Go through phone system hell to hear “all representatives are busy, call back later”. :lol:

    #121537

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    With the season ticket waiting list the Pats have I doubt they put much effort into making the ticket office a ‘shining jewel’ of customer service. If you don’t want your tickets they can simply give them to somebody else.

    #121538

    chicowalker
    Participant

     

    :ph34r:

    #121539

    Kevin
    Participant

    With the season ticket waiting list the Pats have I doubt they put much effort into making the ticket office a ‘shining jewel’ of customer service. If you don’t want your tickets they can simply give them to somebody else.

    It’s unequivocally the sourest.

    #121540

    Lefty
    Moderator

    I have a buddy that’s a big Eagles fan. I haven’t seen him since last summer (built me a deck). He’s doing the same for my neighbor, saw him yetserday, took my good natured ribbing. I wish I had known that about the making it up as we go along shit. Fuck the NFL. re: FWL’s post, there are a couple of weekend shows, one I think local to 103.7 (not Cordischi and Rooke talking about Brown football :ohmy: ) that combine the worst elements of Mustard and Johnson’s “we’re only on once a week for 45 minutes so let’s recap old shit” with third generation Felger youth (Jones youth?) nonsense. Utter garbage.

    Point of order, Mr. Walker.   The BSMW style book requires that the erstwhile sports radio host from Rhode Island is to be referred to as “Scott Cordischi who hasn’t been caught with a hooker in like “XX” days.”

    #121541

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    Not sure if this has been posted previously, but it appears that The Tilted Kilt on Brookline Ave is being replaced by a Fenway version of West End Johnnies. [link]

    #121542

    chicowalker
    Participant

    :lol:I’m surprised it hasn’t entered the lexicon more here, especially in relation to directions- “Go past the old Leo’s*, I think it’s some hippy place now, bang a right, go over three blocks, right past where Cordischi was getting a blowie…”

     

     

    *hasn’t been Leo’s since before the person receiving the directions was born

    #121543

    Feejis
    Participant

    This changing the catch rule in the Superbowl is infuriating. The only thing that warms my black heart is that the NFL is a dead man walking. Slowly but surely, they are strangling the golden goose.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-reportedly-used-the-new-catch-rule-for-super-bowl-lii-replay-decisions/

    #121544

    02062
    Participant

    Man, I thought I moved on from the Super Bowl. What fucking bullshit! Also, the Patriots website is an abortion.

    It’s horrible. I don’t think they’ve updated in forever. Especially the season ticket holder account section. That is embarrassing. They are always patting themselves on the back for their multimedia stuff but I guess they don’t really use the website.

    Image result for jonathan kraft“Thanks Kevin, I appreciate it.  Like Mrs. Pizutti-Henry, I’ve decided that I’m going to call myself visionary going forward.”

     

    #121545

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Continuing the thought of Jonathan trying to reinvent  himself as Pizzuti Pie, I submit the following future image of the Patriots’ leader:

     

    #121546

    chicowalker
    Participant

    I think WW2 felger alluded to it, and I heard a teaser in my car before I got home- did F%M re-litigate the Tatum trade (“who won?” :weei: ) based on the fact that Fultz just played again? Like, the only way the Celtics could have got the better end of the deal if Fultz was such a basket case he just pulled a Royce White?

    #121547

    02062
    Participant

    These are Peter’s people:

    CURMUDGEONLY AND PROUD OF IT
    Becoming an old curmudgeon are you Mr. King? I can say as a retired road warrior, I’ve seen the same. A lot of inconsiderate behavior out there. I’ve never objected to the short phone conversation while dining alone. Loud incessant chattering while dining can be annoying. I remember being in a restroom while a man in a stall was having a conversation while making unmistakable loud noises while on the toilet.  Must have been his brains exiting his body.
    —Roger

    I’m not trying to be a grandmother about this. All I’m trying to say is I find it wrong to be on the phone throughout dinner, and I find out more wrong to be on the phone in a public restroom.

    Grammy McButterpants

    #121548

    Green33
    Participant

    I know, water is wet, but fer chissake, the difference in articles between a professional reporter (despite the dorky hat) and a mittens-losing whiner has never been more obvious.  From the same conversation, the guy on BB’s right comes up with an engaging question and gets a thoughtful answer that provides the reader with perspective & info not previously discussed.  Meanwhile, the guy on his left complains about boorish behavior and the fact that he won’t give different answers to the same questions he’s heard a million times.  Ponderous indeed.

    #121549

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Christ, look at Volin.  Just a complete slouch, shirt a size too small, pallid flesh and gut spilling out.  His grandfathers are either spinning in their graves or looking forward to doing so

    #121550

    InThisTown
    Participant

    That gut is astounding.

    #121551

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Five hundred years ago somewhere in the Volhynian Oblast, sitting around a fire in a mud hut, an old man lifted a crooked finger and pointed to a fuzzy headed, beady eyed, fat body and muttered “schlub.”

    #121552

    NASCL
    Participant

    One-year extension for Chara.

    The guy has earned every penny the organization has paid him.

    #121553

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    :ph34r:

    Concrete Nike’s.

    #121554

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    That gut is astounding.

    It’s like a steep mountainside cliff, fresh with the imminent threat of an avalanche.

    #121555

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #121557

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Not trying to be too cool for school but honest to Christ what self respecting man would pose with god damn Mickey Mouse and think it’s LOL hilarious hahaha get it he’s bigger than a regular mouse!

    #121558

    02062
    Participant

     

    Who’s the HC of the team
    That all the Globies hate?
    B-I-L-L-B-E-L-I-C-H-I-C-K
    Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
    He makes us feel as unwelcome as can be
    B-I-L-L-B-E-L-I-C-H-I-C-K

    #121559

    Suzy
    Participant

    Christ, look at Volin. Just a complete slouch, shirt a size too small, pallid flesh and gut spilling out. His grandfathers are either spinning in their graves or looking forward to doing so

    He’s repulsive.

    #121560

    Callahardfoul
    Participant

    At least Mickey is giving Volin the finger.

    #121561

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    Volin thought he was posing with James White.

    #121562

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    Saw it somewhere last night (I think Breer) but the owners believe that with/if the legalizing of gambling that Goodell could take the NFL to a $25 Billion league because China loves to gamble. There was also some secret NFL study done that supposedly said that gamblers are degenerates or something obvious like that. By then the game will resemble touch football so it wont matter.

     

     

     

    #121563

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    There was also some secret NFL study done that supposedly said that gamblers are degenerates or something obvious like that.

     

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    #121564

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    The NFL is full of corrupt sub-human dumb-ass shit bags. That can not be argued. I’m not at all surprised that they changed a fundamental rule for their Championship game, an act that no major sport in North America would dare due (that shit is unanimously done in the pre not post season). What does surprise me is they have the balls to admit it publicly and just laugh it off like it’s not big deal, like they did for you, the fan, as favor and you should thank them. :wall:   :weei:   :puke:

    #121565

    chicowalker
    Participant

    They really think they’re obsolescence-proof.  No googling- who’s the heavyweight champion in boxing? Anyone know?  I’d guess few if none of us do (I don’t) on a sports message board.  The heavyweight champion was one of the most famous people in the world for decades.  

    #121567

    jforb
    Participant

    Saw it somewhere last night (I think Breer) but the owners believe that with/if the legalizing of gambling that Goodell could take the NFL to a $25 Billion league because China loves to gamble. There was also some secret NFL study done that supposedly said that gamblers are degenerates or something obvious like that. By then the game will resemble touch football so it wont matter.

    How much do people like to gamble on a league that fixes results?

    #121568

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    They think by admitting they screwed the Pats they’ll win back the fans they lost over the kneeling controversy. After all, everyone hates the Pats. *chuckle chuckle*

     

    #121569

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Saw it somewhere last night (I think Breer) but the owners believe that with/if the legalizing of gambling that Goodell could take the NFL to a $25 Billion league because China loves to gamble. There was also some secret NFL study done that supposedly said that gamblers are degenerates or something obvious like that. By then the game will resemble touch football so it wont matter.

    When this happens (and it might) Peter King and his ilk will trip over themselves to proclaim that Goodell had the ‘courage’ to embrace legalized gambling and provided the ‘visionary leadership’ required to make it happen. :ozzy:

    #121570

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Saw it somewhere last night (I think Breer) but the owners believe that with/if the legalizing of gambling that Goodell could take the NFL to a $25 Billion league because China loves to gamble. There was also some secret NFL study done that supposedly said that gamblers are degenerates or something obvious like that. By then the game will resemble touch football so it wont matter.

    When this happens (and it might) Peter King and his ilk will trip over themselves to proclaim that Goodell had the ‘courage’ to embrace legalized gambling and provided the ‘visionary leadership’ required to make it happen. :ozzy:

    Peter will be pushing the idea that only the NFL can keep gambling on the league clean so it needs to get paid for its efforts. The leagues are already strongarming state legislatures. (Link)

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #121571

    Claude45
    Participant

    Saw it somewhere last night (I think Breer) but the owners believe that with/if the legalizing of gambling that Goodell could take the NFL to a $25 Billion league because China loves to gamble. There was also some secret NFL study done that supposedly said that gamblers are degenerates or something obvious like that. By then the game will resemble touch football so it wont matter.

    Why can’t they set up gambling in China now? Why does it have to be legal in the US for them to do something in China? Lastly, are gambling outlets that difficult to find that Chinese people will be flocking to bet on something they don’t understand that well? All this through the “NFL Macau Experience!”

    After extensive google research, I found that gambling is illegal in China except for two state run lotteries that the government does not consider gambling. How exactly is the NFL going gain $12 billion dollars in revenue? It doesn’t seem to make sense but they’ve really got it nailed down over there so who am I to say anything negative.

    I have a way to instantly gain $30+ million in revenue in about a minute with no heavy lifting. “Rodger, can I talk to you for a minute….”

     

    #121572

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Speaking of gambling I miss the ubiquitous “Draft Kings” and “Fan Duel” ads that ran on every station 24/7 for months back a few years ago. I’d love a nice documentary on how all those ass-hats with their oversized noevelty checks pissed away thier money.

    #121573

    chicowalker
    Participant

    ESPN was showing the 2003 McDonald’s All American game last night (LeBron, Chris Paul, Von Wafer.. :ohmy: ) they were wearing these uniforms that made George Cain’s jacket look like a wrestling singlet.  Was that a thing then? Even on big guys they were falling off. Look at LeBron

    #121574

    Coma
    Participant

    Leading up to the league meetings, the catch rule had been discussed for months. That ended up being changed, as we all probably expected. I don’t recall hearing anything the “lowering the helmet” rule, though. That could come up on just about every play of every game and now it’s a rule. No build up, no discussion in the media, just “We’re fundamentally changing the way the game is played, get used to it.”

    #121575

    Lefty
    Moderator

    One-year extension for Chara. The guy has earned every penny the organization has paid him.

    $5M with potential for $1,750,000 in potential bonuses.   Slots him below Krug in terms of salary and above the McQuaids of the world.   Still gives them potential to take him off the books in two years when they have to pay McAvoy.

    With the going rate for defensemen these days, it is probably the best contract outcome the Bruins could hope for.

    #121576

    Florida Sox Fan
    Participant

    To tag onto Coma above, from Florio,

    It didn’t appear on last week’s (supposedly) comprehensive list of proposed rule changes. By Tuesday afternoon, however, it passed with a vote of 32-0: “Lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet is a foul.”

    The rule came from Proposal No. 11 of the Competition Committee, which had made only 10 proposals in advance of the annual meetings.

    Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the process began in Indianapolis, during the Scouting Combine. Last week, discussions continued among the members of the Competition Committee, with Saints coach Sean Payton (a first-year member of the committee) being very supportive of the rule.

    As of Sunday, presentations began to be made to coaches and General Managers. Discussion occurred during Tuesday’s meetings, with the vote and announcement delayed to the afternoon due to efforts to firm up the language of the rule.

    As of the morning session, however, support for the rule change already was universal among the owners and coaches. Which confirms just how seriously the league is now taking the effort to get the head out of the game whenever and wherever possible.

    But remember this is Goodell’s and Vincent’s NFL:

    The fact that the potential change wasn’t known until the change was made invites speculation that the league wanted to make its decision without input from fans, media, and/or hot-take artists who potentially would try to shout down a revision to the rules that will further change, in a subtle but very real way, the manner in which the game is played and, more importantly, how the game looks.

    #121577

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    There was also talk of changing the rule that if a player fumbles out the endzone it’s a touchback. Never heard one word about that since all those Jets Fans when ballistic about it. Kinda like the NFL PR machine tells people what they want to hear and then the league just does what ever it wants to do.

    #121579

    jforb
    Participant

    There was also talk of changing the rule that if a player fumbles out the endzone it’s a touchback. Never heard one word about that since all those Jets Fans when ballistic about it. Kinda like the NFL PR machine tells people what they want to hear and then the league just does what ever it wants to do.

    Florio had a post (probably about 7881 back) that said since there were only 8 incidents the last few years, the league decided it wasn’t worth the effort to fix.

    #121580

    Lefty
    Moderator

    I have to assume the new rule making it illegal to lead with the head/helmet came straight from whatever law firm they are using for current and future CTE litigation.   The foolishness of it in practicality and the unanimity of the vote make me think it was set up as a “we made head hits completely illegal!  Of course we care!” defense while the owners disconnect themselves from enforcement.

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