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Everything posted by stevegrab

  1. Roger Goodell gives up salary

    If you cannot see the difference you are blind or stupid. The difference is in the ability to control their occurrence, not the ability of the virus to spread. You act like the cities gave our permits for crowds of thousands at the protests. How do you stop 70K in a stadium? You don't sell tickets, or you sell fewer tickets. How do you stop 70K protesting in the streets? That could be a disaster in many cases. In Cleveland they had a curfew downtown, all day Sun-Mon-Tue-Wed, and nights (8P-6A) last night and again tonight. That worked, how many places can or will do that? And how much screaming will there be that their voices are being stifled? (In CLE an attorney sued in court trying to force the city to re-open.) How much rioting and looting would trying to end protests or limit crowds cause. BTW, what protest in what city recently had 70K people?
  2. Drew Brees

    Does anybody remember reading about the former Green Beret (Nate Boyer) who had advised Kaepernick to kneel during the anthem as a protest? He got some more coverage during the time many were saying what Brees basically did, that it is disrespectful to the veterans, the military, or the country as a whole. He disputed that, at least from his perspective. Well he had something to say about what Brees said, and it was pretty rational and fair, not blasting him nor giving him a free pass.
  3. Roger Goodell gives up salary

    Yes because those things are so similar
  4. DeAndre Hopkins says he's the NFL's best wide receiver

    OBJ was never 100% last year, but he won't produce gawdy stats with the Browns, Landry is very good and they have a good running game.
  5. Roger Goodell gives up salary

    Just reading the headline I knew that was The Onion Not sure why the story is being made, I haven't heard Goodell or anybody else with the NFL clamoring to have fans at the games, they will play without fans if necessary all season, TV revenue alone can still generate a profit for the owners. Also the 17 game season cannot start this season, and of course the 16 game schedule has already been released.
  6. I need a lawyer's advice..

    Boy that's an oldie but a goodie, here I thought one of folks got arrested in the riots
  7. Drew Brees

    True but this was not social media, it was an interview, in the pre social media day it still would have spread but a bit slower. In the old days people sat at the bar and said things to the guy next to them, who'd nod in agreement or just mumble and that was the end of it. Nobody else knew their views. The real buffoons of social media are the people committing serious crimes, and posting video live while doing it. Like the instigator in some of the riots (Matthew Rupert from Illinois) even when somebody expressed concern about it he was like "no worries, we ain't doing nuthin wrong".
  8. NFL player sues United Airlines

    Wow I guess everybody's sarcasm meters are broken. I was not advocating he beat her senseless, just a nice little smack on the face, if she was that polluted she'd just pass out. For those saying he wasn't assaulted and shouldn't assault her, would that apply if a man was groping a woman? What if instead of it being an NFL player being groped, he's 5'6" 120lb weakling and the woman is a professional wrestler, can he defend himself then? As for "why didn't he just get up and move?", well that isn't really allowed even if the flight is mostly empty, you still need approval from the crew to change seats, at least that's how I interpret things. Just getting up and changing seats is not something they really want passengers doing. flemingd made a great point, would people be telling a woman being groped "just get up and go somewhere else". I wouldn't put it past the flight attendants to be taking some joy from the big black man being groped and feeling uncomfortable. Its definitely a double standard when woman are the ones committing assault.
  9. Drew Brees

    He was asked a specific question, about the chance of players kneeling again, and he answered giving HIS opinion. Apparently people would prefer he tell them what they want to hear rather than express his own views. Shame on Michael Thomas, LeBron and others for trashing him, kudos to Joe Horn and Marcus Davenport for sticking up for him. One of Thomas' tweets had a response from Mike Freeman reacting as if Brees watched Floyd killed by the cop and said "you need to respect the flag, no kneeling." What an ass.
  10. Still one of my favorite sports related movies, and I'm not even a hockey fan.
  11. More gimmicks and overreaction with rule changes that are not needed. Here is another thing to consider, as I understood from one article I read, the 4th & 15 play is an untimed down, you could score a TD on that play, slim chance and too far away for a Hail Mary to reach the EZ. But if you scored, then converted PAT/2P try, and then had to kickoff again you could keep scoring at will with just a few seconds left when scoring the first time.
  12. Ryan Leaf arrested on domestic battery charge

    Ding ding, we have a winner. It was the sale, and some guys who could not stand being asked to tone it down, so they took their balls and went elsewhere. PS Some of my family call me Steve-O, but pretty sure they're not talking about me.
  13. NFL player sues United Airlines

    How about bitch slapping her and knocking her out (if drunk and on drugs she may have not needed much to put her to sleep).
  14. Second-year wideouts

    But yet you didn't vote for Brown I went with Hardman, but honestly I'd not be too pleased with any of them.
  15. Dak Prescott offered five-year, $175 million deal

    Actually it was almost $5M (4.9) according to this, but still that contract he was offered is a huge upgrade, and probably more than he is worth. I'm not sure how much of the Cowboys success he's contributed to. Sure they have not had a losing season during his 4 years, but two of those were 8-8 and 9-7 and missed the playoffs. Their two playoff appearances didn't net much, losing to GB at home when they went 13-3 and winning one game before losing to Rams when they went 10-6.

    This sounds rather strange, the accusers who swore out statements with police, then talked to the attorneys for the accused and recant their stories? Is that how criminal proceedings usually work? It seems at least a bit unethical to me. Either way they lied to somebody, getting a conviction may be nearly impossible now, but that doesn't make Dunbar and Baker innocent.
  17. Joe Burrow 'waiting to see before signing Bengals contract

    Does anybody have a source like NFL CBA or something else that explains the terms of when a team has to pay the signing bonus? I cannot find a source that shows that and everything I've read (even business and salary cap type stories) mention it being a signing bonus "paid when you sign the contract" or "paid upfront". I know the salary cap hit can be spread out, but the payment is guaranteed and if they had years to pay it, the player could be owed money when they are released while under contract.
  18. Bye Weeks 2020

    Our playoffs don't start until week 14, so not a big deal. Could have a crucial game week 13 to make the playoffs, but it just seems more crucial because it is the last chance, any bye at some other time could have resulted in a similarly difficult situation.
  19. Roger Goodell gives up salary

    Go back and read your posts in this thread, you said it wasn't a noble gesture, he really didn't give up much, you and many others here just hate Goodell and would have ripped him regardless of what he did or gave up. I don't care whether you like Goodell or not, I just know that your views on him are tainted by your extreme hatred of him.
  20. Early Pre-season Predictions (Your Team)

    What thread, I cannot see those guys talking... Browns 9-7
  21. Bye Weeks 2020

    Because of no byes until week 5? From what I've heard the big contingency is starting late and shifting week 2 games to later in the season. Each week 2 matchup has those teams on bye at the same time. For example, week 2 CIN-CLE, both have week 9 bye, or NYG-CHI, both have bye in week 11. Maybe week 1 moves to where week 17, and the all division slate moves a week later, even then if they skip the off week for ProBowl they could finish on schedule. This is similar to what they did once before when the season start was in jeopardy.
  22. International games cancalled for 2020

    They don't hate gambling, but like the mob they want their cut.
  23. Earl Thomas Held At Gunpoint By Wife

    I love people who are clueless about guns handling guns and threatening others with them. It is what makes America Great. I've never owned a gun, have only fired a couple that belonged to my brother. One was a 9mm, which I believe carried a round in the chamber, and was warned about "even if the clip isn't in there." (I was in my 20s, and he was right there if I had questions.)
  24. Earl Thomas Held At Gunpoint By Wife

    Hmm good advice for your son, but not your son-in-law No, its a man's right (especially a rich athlete in their prime...
  25. Roger Goodell gives up salary

    Oh boy, really? He owes the players a large percentage of salary for what exactly? Every misstep?