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  • Originally posted by Heatmiser View Post
    NFL has 3 days to appeal. They will likely use all that time guaging public perception of the ruling. So far, all the perception is consistent with what we are writing here.

    If the NFL appeals and does not suspend Watson indefinitely during the appeal (which I do not know if they have the power to do) it means that Watson can play until the appeal is resolved. And the appeal will likely take a few months So if the NFL wants to increase the suspension to properly reflect the things Watson did, he may end up playing against the Chargers. Unless of course, the Browns do the right thing and sit him until his appeal is done.

    The NFL is getting more of a black eye out of this than Watson is, in my opinion. And they deserve it. After Ben Roethlesburger, Joe Mixon, Tyreek Hill, Ray Rice, Bob Craft, DeShaun Watson, Daniel Snyder and many I am forgetting to list, the evidence is pretty clear that the NFL has not really addressed the issues the league has with women. I see a lot of window dressing and arm waving and looking the other way.

    Gambling? Got it.
    PEDs? Handled.
    Illicit drugs? On top of it.
    Sexually harassing and assaulting women? Still waiting.

    TG
    The thing about that is that the gambling, PEDs, and drugs are existential threats to the leagues credibility. The instant a majority of fans are enlightened about a sport being fixed or that cheating is widespread or that so-called role models are actually trash or frauds. That’s the point where a business worth 95 billion dollars goes back to being a semi-pro traveling team oddity with a bad reputation for corruption and connections to organized crime.

    on the other hand, victims of crimes whether they are women, children or men are an embarrassment to be hidden or forgotten quickly. The NFL operates like most families and communities do, hiding the truth, victim blaming, denial, etc… It’s not uncommon for perpetrators to maintain their standing in those families or communities because of their perceived importance or to avoid embarrassment to the family or the community while the victims are left out in the cold because folks don’t want to be reminded of the horror or because they deem the victim less important than the perpetrator or perhaps just it’s too painful or shameful to be reminded of the crime so the victims are regularly discarded like trash so everyone can conveniently move on without reservation.

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    • Originally posted by Fouts2herbert View Post

      The thing about that is that the gambling, PEDs, and drugs are existential threats to the leagues credibility. The instant a majority of fans are enlightened about a sport being fixed or that cheating is widespread or that so-called role models are actually trash or frauds. That’s the point where a business worth 95 billion dollars goes back to being a semi-pro traveling team oddity with a bad reputation for corruption and connections to organized crime.

      on the other hand, victims of crimes whether they are women, children or men are an embarrassment to be hidden or forgotten quickly. The NFL operates like most families and communities do, hiding the truth, victim blaming, denial, etc… It’s not uncommon for perpetrators to maintain their standing in those families or communities because of their perceived importance or to avoid embarrassment to the family or the community while the victims are left out in the cold because folks don’t want to be reminded of the horror or because they deem the victim less important than the perpetrator or perhaps just it’s too painful or shameful to be reminded of the crime so the victims are regularly discarded like trash so everyone can conveniently move on without reservation.
      Pretty much. Doesn’t make it even more sad or gross though.

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      • Originally posted by Topcat View Post

        Stick is now going up against a much improved defense...even the 2nd stringers are better than last year's bench warmers...
        Let's hope so.

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        • Trick plays I'd like to see again.





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          • Here is another article that explains why it will be difficult for the league's cash poor teams to give contracts to superstar talent (Herbert) compared to teams whose owners have deep pockets. Rich owners can afford to offer more guaranteed money in a bidding war, because they have the cash resources to put that money into escrow accounts. We know that the Spanoses, who are suing each other over money and the family trust, don't have access to the kind of a cash that a rich owner like Jerry Jones has. This has become an issue since the Browns, whose owner made a pile as a businessman, gave DeShaun "Happy Ending" Watson a fully guaranteed contract in order to win a bidding war for Watson. If fully or mostly guaranteed contracts for superstar QBs are going to become the norm, the league needs to make a change so that poorer teams aren't out-matched by wealthier teams when trying to retain QBs such as Burrow and Herbert.

            https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2...herbert-deals/

            Here's why: the aforementioned funding rule requires teams to pay a portion of guaranteed contracts in advance, via an escrow account, with a third party temporarily holding funds until they are to be paid to the player. This practice was established, ProFootballTalk reports, at a time when NFL owners weren't nearly as wealthy as they are today, and it was possible that a franchise could've run out of money to fulfill future guarantees.

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            • Originally posted by Velo View Post
              Here is another article that explains why it will be difficult for the league's cash poor teams to give contracts to superstar talent (Herbert) compared to teams whose owners have deep pockets. Rich owners can afford to offer more guaranteed money in a bidding war, because they have the cash resources to put that money into escrow accounts. We know that the Spanoses, who are suing each other over money and the family trust, don't have access to the kind of a cash that a rich owner like Jerry Jones has. This has become an issue since the Browns, whose owner made a pile as a businessman, gave DeShaun "Happy Ending" Watson a fully guaranteed contract in order to win a bidding war for Watson. If fully or mostly guaranteed contracts for superstar QBs are going to become the norm, the league needs to make a change so that poorer teams aren't out-matched by wealthier teams when trying to retain QBs such as Burrow and Herbert.

              https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2...herbert-deals/
              If u have deep pockets, u still have to be careful who u spend it on...the owner of the Titanic also had deep pockets...

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              • Just heard on the radio that the Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the US. Worth over $7B! Yankees not far behind. And then the Knicks.

                TG
                Like, how am I a traitor? Your team are traitors.

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                • Originally posted by Heatmiser View Post
                  Just heard on the radio that the Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the US. Worth over $7B! Yankees not far behind. And then the Knicks.

                  TG
                  That’s a really misleading number tho, not every team has a huge complex or even the possibility of having a huge sports/business complex attached to the value of the team.

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                  • Here's a vid I found of every team's 10 Best Plays in 2021.

                    The segment with the Bolts' 10 Best Plays starts at 1:14.45

                    Every Team's Top 10 Plays from the 2021 Season - YouTube

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                    • Originally posted by Heatmiser View Post
                      Just heard on the radio that the Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the US. Worth over $7B! Yankees not far behind. And then the Knicks.

                      TG
                      The Knicks, why? 30 years of losing basketball.

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                      • I thought the same thing. Maybe the market they are in?
                        TG
                        Like, how am I a traitor? Your team are traitors.

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                        • Wonder who he’s replacing? Or just another camp body?

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