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re: NFL sponsors hypocrisy for all to see - Mephistopheles
[quote]Pepsi Co, Radisson and Anheuser Busch [/quote] Just FYI, Pepsi and Anheuser have deals with the Cowboys as well the as the NFL. I imagine Jerrah's indiscretions will be mentioned next time the sponsorships are up for renewal....


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re: SNF | Da Bears WIN! Our passion for flag free games loses :( - Mephistopheles
And this is without Smith, Bowman and both starting corners....


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re: SNF | Da Bears WIN! Our passion for flag free games loses :( - Mephistopheles
If this game continues the way it is going, the bears may finish with under 100 yards. They have 32 so far in 25 plays....


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re: Why did the police send the RR tapes to the NFL? - Mephistopheles
[quote]Why would they not send tape to the NFL? Not sure what you mean by "police purpose" and why that should matter. [/quote] The police can't just give evidence away, its a breach of due process and risks any future trial....


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re: Why did the police send the RR tapes to the NFL? - Mephistopheles
I used to work in state government doing investigations of matters involving the police and hospitals, both of whom are supposed to keep everything confidential (apart from what they were legally obligated to provide). Trust me, a lot of shite gets passed unofficially from agency to agency as a heads...


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re: AP: Copy of Ray Rice tape was sent to NFL executive in April -- Bye Roger - Mephistopheles
[quote]Former FBI director Mueller. I'm laughing my arse off that the NFL or anyone else deems itself so important they are calling in a former FBI director over this. There's just something about it that's ridiculous[/quote] Given the ridiculous amount of tax breaks and public subsidies ...


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re: Goodell's legacy: 2 slapdick "investigations" that fricked 2 franchises - Mephistopheles
[quote]Someone who can't read, I see.[/quote] Yeah you didn't just stop at sports. You claimed it was the preeminent form of entertainment. ...


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re: Goodell's legacy: 2 slapdick "investigations" that fricked 2 franchises - Mephistopheles
[quote] It's the best league in the nation that has the most sports consumers, and it isn't close. [/quote] Yes but no one outside the US cares. Basketball, Soccer and Cricket are all bigger internationally. In reply to your probable counter argument, consider the population of India. ...


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re: Will Roger Goodell resign because of Ray Rice? - Mephistopheles
If he has any shred of decency left he has to go. The NFL was asked if they has the video by Jim Trotter of SI 2 months ago. His office said "no comment". Today they denied he'd previously seen it. That denial seemed very suspect to begin with. Goodell went on to act upon the "new evidence" today...


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re: When will Seattle get hit by the cap? - Mephistopheles
[quote]Wilson is the one guy i could see taking significantly less $$ for the "sake of the team" [/quote] No. He's like 5ft2. He needs money to impress the ladies. Also, his agent tried to renegotiate Wilson's deal after his rookie year, despite the CBA making this impossible. Now he has a ring....


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re: When will Seattle get hit by the cap? - Mephistopheles
[quote]paying Wilson. I think he gets a little over 15, not 20.[/quote] You think Wilson will average less than Alex Smith? Seattle will get hit by Wilson's contract. After that point they're spending 30m just for Wilson and Harvin and what like 15m each on Thomas and Sherman. You can't spe...


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re: Packers 16 Seahawks 36 F - Mephistopheles
[quote]It probably gets said a million times but I didn't think Carrol would put together a team this productive. They're very well coached. Seattle looks damn good. That being said, GB needs to invest some money to protect Rodgers.[/quote] Schematically, it's the same stuff he always did. Bring ...


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re: What's taking so long? Re: Josh Gordon ruling - Mephistopheles
The NFL has been slow. They're also holding off on Aldon Smith's punishment. It could be to research the punishment in light of a possible court of arbitration appeal, or just a deliberate time wasting measure to ensure no appeal can happen before the season. ...


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re: why is rg3 so terrible - Mephistopheles
Thanksgiving 2012 dude had like 4 TDs in 10 attempts against Dallas, he runs a 4.35 and he can put the ball pretty much where ever he wants. If he's failing its not due to lack of talent....


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re: Is ESPN done shoving soccer down our throats for now? - Mephistopheles
[quote]I have an all cricket channel. I try to watch it every now and then, but I have zero clue what's going on and can't seem to figure anything out while watching.[/quote] Don't worry I'm English, lived there most of my life and I don't understand it either. That said, if you like playin...


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re: Any worst beat down ever in team sports than Brazil-GER game today? - Mephistopheles
To put this in context, Spain scored 8 goals in total at the 2010 world cup....


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re: A 3-man defense is undefeated against a 4-man defense - Mephistopheles
I think a three man defence actually makes sense against a false 9. You let one CB get drawn out and the others hold a typical shape. ...


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re: Most overrated football (soccer) player - Mephistopheles
I feel like some people still think of him as being ready to challenge Messi, Ronaldo. Personally I don't think he's good enough to build the England team around, which many do....


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re: Most overrated football (soccer) player - Mephistopheles
Its Rooney. Rooney is a very good player, and for one season he was almost as good as Messi/Ronaldo. Unfortunately, most seasons he's not that good. There are probably 10 better strikers than Rooney now. He was a great player when he broke through, forceful, aggressive, creative, he played with f...


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re: Which sport's ref(s) has/have the toughest job? - Mephistopheles
The linesman in soccer. In many situations its simply not possible to see the ball being played at the same time as seeing where the attacker is in relation to the defensive line. The human visual field is sometimes just too limited. This has actually been tested and shown to be true....


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