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Forums Forums Sports Media Discussion Daily Discussion Threads 3/28/2018 Daily Thread

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  • #121553

    Hacksaw
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    :ph34r:

    Concrete Nike’s.

    #121554

    Kingasaurus
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    That gut is astounding.

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

    #121555

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #121557

    InThisTown
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    At least Mickey is giving Volin the finger.

    #121561

    Kingasaurus
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    Volin thought he was posing with James White.

    #121562

    BrianInLA
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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