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Source to Goodell says "GOD forbid this is true. This will be earth shattering"

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    RT @SInow: Source close to Goodell said commish reaction to initial bounty report: “God forbid this is true. This will be earth-shattering.”
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I really doubt this 'source.'
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    its more than 1, ive seen 3 reports so far on twitter

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    A source close to Goodell said commissioner’s reaction to initial reports in '09: “God forbid this is true. This will be earth-shattering.”


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    Eli says Goodell will ensure bounties don't happen again: Giants QB disturbed by investigation http://bit.ly/A4pjEV
  4. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    We'll see if Goodell has paper or brass ones after this
  5. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    He's going to make an example out of the Saints over an issue 1/10th as serious as what NE got a slap on the wrist for a few years back.
  6. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    lol!

    Really?

    Paying players to try and injure players is not as bad as taping signals?

    I guess in fantasy land.
  7. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Really?
  8. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't go that far.

    SpyGate bordered on something as bad as point-shaving.

    BountyGate is something that at its base is something that players try to do. It gets a little murky as far as the difference between hurting a player and injuring a player and the intent. I mean...if I am a defender and I want to legally obliterate the QB on a hit when I can simply tackle him and bring him down as well, now we are getting into the semantics.

    I think Goodell should come down hard on the Saints, I just think he should have come down as hard, if not harder on the Pats.

    SpyGate truly challenged the integrity of the game. BountyGate is more about the direction that football wants to go with player safety, but in itself is contradictory. If there was no money attached to it and players bought dinner for a player who made a nasty hit...this really wouldn't be talked about.

    Also, the Pats lied, lied and lied about SpyGate. It appears that essentially Mickey Loomis lied and that was about it. But the entire Pats organization lied and kept lying. At least the Saints copped to it.

    Lastly, there's no record of a Saints player injuring another player with an illegal hit. Again, I think the Saints should be punished severly because it's somethign the NFL is trying to get rid of and they told the Saints to stop it and they didn't. But, it does make a difference in why SpyGate, IMO, was worse than BountyGate.





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  9. Rogah

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    1) On what planet is losing a first round draft pick a "slap on the wrist?"

    2) On what planet is having a camera 20 feet out of position 10 times as serious as players deliberately trying to injure other players?!?!?
  10. Rogah

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    This is what I call a "prediction report" where someone quotes a "source" when all they're doing is predicting what they feel should/will happen in the hopes they look legit if/when it does.

    It would be like me coming in her and claiming I have a "source" that told me the Colts will cut Peyton Manning.
  11. The30YardSlant

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    The Saints are likely going to lose multiple picks, be fined huge amounts of money and potentially lose coaches for up to an entire season if they arent outright fired by the front office. The Patriots lost a single pick for CHEATING which may have directly or indirectly led to them winning three titles in four year. They got off easy, the Saints won't.

    On any planet where actively cheating is worse than playing football. Also, the Patriots were the only ones doing what they did as far as anyone knows. Anybody with a functional brainstem knows what went on in NO is going on to some degree in every NFL locker room every week.

    The faux indignation over this issue is absolutely hysterical. Every store in America is sold out of high horses.
  12. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    I'm sorry, but when I read that someone thinks that intentionally causing a career-ending, crippling, and potentially life-threatening injury to another human being is not as bad as someone taking illegal videos, I fear for the future of civility on this planet. Just my .02
  13. The30YardSlant

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    Literally nobody but the presumptive media and bleeding heart fans has said anything like this was happening. Not one coach or player, past or present, has said they ever intentionally tried to permanently injure someone for money. It's a sensationalist claim meant to drive this otherwise uneventful story. And even if it were true, which I'm sure in isolated cases it has been throughout NFL history, it still isnt cheating. It's why people comparing this issue to steroids in baseball are idiots. Steroids are CHEATING, an active disregard for rules set in place to give teams equal playing fields.
  14. Rogah

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    If you want to see faux indignation, you need look no further than the first paragraph of your own post quoted herein.

    As for the notion that intentionally trying to injure someone is nowhere near as serious as having a camera 20 feet out of position, I would like to invite you to join the rest of us in the sane, civilized world when you get the chance.
  15. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    You're entitled to your opinion, but mine is that there are worse things than cheating. Yes, cheating is bad, and there is no place for it in the NFL. The Pats paid a price for it. I think this situation is worse, and I hope the Saints AND Gregg Williams have to pay an even stronger penalty.
  16. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    :bow:
  17. The30YardSlant

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    I take cheating and dishonesty in football very seriously. If you don't that's your business.

    Again, sorry you can't see the difference between paying a guy to make a legal hit and cheating. Don't project your moral relativism about these issues onto me.
  18. The30YardSlant

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    You're right, there are. Getting paid a little extra for a big hit on an opposing QB is not one of them however.

    Why is it worse? Because it offends some unfounded puristic view of the game you had a week ago? Or because you actually believe it was akin to defenders trying to break the legs of every opposing player?

    I've been asking for two days now, but someone PLEASE show me where the widespread hit squads were? 99.9% of the stories being discussed are about getting paid for big plays and legal hits, yet the end of every conversation devolves into "they're trying to kill opposing players!!!"
  19. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    :laugh2: ...
  20. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    If there was no difference between GW's coaching tactics and just good defense, there would have been no reason for the report that came out on Friday. Yes, that report was offensive to me, and I don't think I'm alone...but I am starting to think I may be in the minority among football fans, and that's sad in my opinion.

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