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I officially and indefinitely boycott Heinz products as they sponsor evil.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 12:54 AM
braven98 wrote: I hope Ed pays the fine in pennys
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Posted: 12/28/2012 9:07 AM
21XXXV wrote: Yes, this league really cares about the health of it's players. Using Replacement Refs! Then even afterwards, using part time senior-aged refs, average age 58, when the players are averaging 27 years old that they are trying to police.Thursday Night Football GamesPossible move to 18 Game Schedules46 Active for Game Day, s/b 53No Thigh Pads, Knee Pads Hip Pads, etc...Hell four years ago MNF most popular pre-game segment was You got 'Jacked Up'!
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FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!!!
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drjohnnyfeva wrote: I don't know what he was supposed to do. I think it looked worse than it was because the WR's head definitely bucked forward on impact. But it clearly wasn't a head shot and it didn't seem he was defenseless. Anyway...The thing I wonder about with all of these new interpretations of rules and new rules themselves is how some of the HOF guys feel about how the game has changed. How many catches of Jerry Rice would have been ruled incomplete, how many penalties would Ronnie Lott have had instead of successfully defended passes; how many first downs were averted before roughing the passer and knee hits became prevalent... You could insert any HOR'er into those scenarios.When I think of just the nearly 40 years I've been watching NFL football, there are a ton of what we call, "historic" plays that would have been on the scrap heap in today's league. Personally, I think it's sad. I hate seeing guys injured, but what the NFL--- not sure if it's just Godell, is doing is attempting to make rules to diminish liability. That is such a mistake in every way. In doing so, you almost "admit" to lawyers a degree of culpability in any injury that occurs. To me, injured players are always going to seek remedy from the NFL regardless of how the rules are changed or interpreted. So they are never going to get away from litigation or limiting rewards by saying, "Hey, we've tried to make it safer..."The scary thing for players like Ed, who have been fined repeatedly or even suspended, is how long before an attorney gets a hold of an injured player and encourages him to pursue remedy from the individual player? The NFL would look at that as a victory, because they'd be off the hook.Does anyone know if the players have to sign waivers or something of the like to play? Or if they have to carry insurance on themselves and in case they injure another player? Like a homeowners policy or something?
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TonyZXT wrote: Goodell and his reactionary rule changes (attempts to shield the league from litigation,) are ruining the game.
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21XXXV wrote: Maniac-Don't be freaking naive!
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canuck2002 wrote: Funny I started a thread about a month ago covering the same topic. I mentioned that I had been a Baltimore football fan since the late 50's. A number of folks on this site said that I was basically and old fart who should be ignored. Well wake up everybody. It's already a brave new NFL world. The formally bulletproof NFL has really shot itself in the foot this year. Integrity hah.Scab refs, constant tinkering with the rules, not just between seasons but even during the season. Welcome to the Arena Football League. Vegas did more to set league policy this year than anyone else!As I said before maybe the Ravens will get to play on Thanksgiving followed up by a trip to London for a home game the next week. Easily done with an 18 game schedule especially when you don't have to worry about all those extra messy kickoffs. Star driven, record breaking all day every day.As fans we need to take it back.
Posted: 12/29/2012 10:10 AM
ravmaniac wrote: Thats why I don't like Thursday night football. I don't want an 18 game season, and I don't want expansion overseas. But I do want to see my teams players have long productive careers.
Posted: 12/29/2012 10:24 AM
MistaT wrote: ravmaniac wrote: Thats why I don't like Thursday night football. I don't want an 18 game season, and I don't want expansion overseas. But I do want to see my teams players have long productive careers.I like Thursday night football except when the Ravens play host, particularly late season night home games. Otherwise, TNF provides a fifth game to watch every weekI would like to see the 18 game, or at least 17 game, schedule adjustment. In particular, elimination of one home exhibition game foisted upon us at full price. Overseas expansion? Meh. I hate long flights, but would probably follow the Ravens to an overseas location. Or particularly to Toronto, which is a 2013 possibility.
Posted: 12/29/2012 1:28 PM
ravmaniac wrote: The preseason games are very important evaluation tools for the coaches, and they will tell you that. I go to all of them to watch the young player fight for jobs. Tell those kids looking for a roster spot those last games are meaningless..
ravmaniac wrote: Players and coaches HATE Thursday night football. No reason to have themother than more money in the owners pockets.
ravmaniac wrote: The previous European league flopped. A team over there will have draw like that of the Jags.. Stupid to put an NFL team in the heart of the SEC and it will be stupid to put one where Soccer rules the roost...
Posted: 12/29/2012 1:48 PM
theravenkidd wrote: 21XXXV wrote: Yes, this league really cares about the health of it's players. Using Replacement Refs! Then even afterwards, using part time senior-aged refs, average age 58, when the players are averaging 27 years old that they are trying to police.Thursday Night Football GamesPossible move to 18 Game Schedules46 Active for Game Day, s/b 53No Thigh Pads, Knee Pads Hip Pads, etc...Hell four years ago MNF most popular pre-game segment was You got 'Jacked Up'!Now it'll be called "You got love tapped!!"
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MistaT wrote: Coaches also complained when the preseason was reduced from 6 to 4 games. And the same old tired arguments were bandied about. Funny how many fans and sportwriters now proclaim that the quality of play is better than ever; reduction of the preseason did not bring about doom and gloom. If/when preseason games are reduced to two, coaches will adjust.The Players Union shot down the idea of an 18 game season with 2 preseason games. I could care less what the players and coaches like. They are the well compensated employees. We (the fans) are the consumers who make their well compensated jobs possible by attending games, buying NFL-logo products, and watching TNF on TV. As long as TNF gets good ratings, it will be profitable. I'm all for it, except for late season home TNF games."Lining the owners pockets"? The owners plow bilions into the product, and are entitled to get an ROI. It's called "capitalism". Economics 101.Well hell lets play every night and forget about Sunday afternoons. Yeah you don't care because you're not the one getting th ecrap hit ou tof you on sunday an dthen doing it again on Thursday. The players need time to reat and heal up a bit..Regular season NFL games at London, Toronto, and Mexico City generally sell out. NFL Europa was a very minor league. 1 infrequent game. Lets see how the do 10 weeks a year. Do you really feel that an NFL game in Mexico city is even safe to play these days? Games in London do not sell out. Wembly Stadium holds 90,000 to 105,000. The NFL has been drawing 84,000.
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21XXXV wrote: Based on last years NFL PA agreement, I would say the Players Union is far from a union. The 18 game season is coming, it's just comi8ng with a few stipulations, believe it.Expanded RostersUniform or more Bye weeks.Less Preseaon Games
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