Hey Mr. McMahon,
The NFL are pinching your XFL idea....
Hey Mr. McMahon,
The NFL are pinching your XFL idea....
maybe this might make Spectur look a little deeper? I just want the patsies exposed for there cheating ways.
Right when the Pats got busted Week 1 taping against the Jets it wasn't hard to figure out that this wasn't the first time the Pats had been doing that. So how long had it been going on, well my first thoughts were back to 2001, because something wasn't right there. The Raiders got screwed by the "tuck rule" and we got screwed by the refs, illegal taping of signals, and now probably illegal taping of our Superbowl walkthrough. So I have been dealing and now have dealt with it since Week 1 of last season. You haven't from what I gather so fair enough. I guess I'm past the part of wondering if it was corrupt and now I just want answers.
So as much as it might hurt to find out that the Belicheat years and parts of the NFL may have been dirty but I would rather see it cleaned up now than have it continue.
I see your point about getting it cleaned up Ramsbruce. Most of the time I try to ignore the past, because you get nowhere in thinking about things that can't be changed. In this case, I do hope that someone in power looks into this and sets the record straight.
I still have to wonder if the officials call fair games, or play favorites for certain teams, but we have not heard anything to prove or disprove that. At least the NFL now has a discussion of all the questionable calls each week to hopefully hold them accountable for their actions.
The NFL have discussed questionable calls for years, it's not new. It's just now that we have the NFL Network who put it on TV because they need to fill time. So appeals being sent to the league by teams about specific calls has been going on for years.
The first question I had when I read this is Who the heck is Willie Gary???I don't remember him and I watched every game since 1996.
I know Gary is playing in the AFL now, and he's pretty good. Check out his Arena page:
Willie Gary - ArenaFootball.com — The Official Web site of the Arena Football League AFL
Leads the Force in career tackles.
Patriots are cheaters. The whole world knows it but I don't see them ever being punished for it.
A return our 2nd banner, Lombardi Trophy and Rings would be nice for starters.
Well, granted -- chances are that not much will transpire from the NEPs being sued (at least as class actions go; it is a putative scenario), but I say again, it is...
A picture perfect SLAP ACROSS THE FACE
of the so called dynasty! :)
Found this interesting article in the wee hours of Sunday morn (link at bottom).
BELICHICK SHOULD BE ASHAMED
KARMA'S GONNA GET YOU
Football is a microcosm of life. There are certainties in both. People don’t change. Mysterious cosmic forces pick the most opportune (and inopportune) times to exert themselves. And, just when you think you’ve figured it out, it throws you for a loop. Let’s take them one at a time.
Bill Belichick is a jackass. I don’t care how ugly a sweatshirt he wears, inside he’s always a bit uglier. And please, I don’t want to hear from his apologists.
It’s one thing to be standoffish with the press. I’d rather he be more open, or at least more congenial, with a group of people just trying to do their jobs. But his job isn’t to make other people’s work easier. If he were a more magnanimous person, he might give the press a little bit more. Still, I never killed him for that…although I always suspected he enjoyed toying with reporters a little too much.
And I never killed him for running up the score in the beginning of the season. Is it the “classy” thing to do? No. But you are dealing with professional football players. If you don’t want an opponent running up the score on you, stop them.
However, the latest iteration of ‘Spygate’—the allegation that the Patriots may have surreptitiously taped the Rams’ Super Bowl walkthrough in ’02—and his behavior at the end of the Giants loss are both over the top.
Bill Belichick is a great football coach. But he is being exposed as a terrible person.
First of all, taping the Rams’ walkthrough? Where is the honor in that? How can you take pride in a Super Bowl win if you are cheating like that? How can you ever know if you earned it on the field?
When Belichick was just taping signal calls, people dismissed it with an “everybody does it” logic. But “everybody” doesn’t tape opposing walkthroughs.
And what’s to stop us from believing that he didn’t tape the Panthers’ and Eagles’ Super Bowl walkthroughs? If the Pats knew the Rams red zone plays, that certainly gave them an unfair advantage. But to Bill, a man with no moral line, spying is just an extension of scouting.
And then there’s last night.
What level of classlessness do you have to have to leave your team out there alone for the final play? It goes to show you, you don’t need character to make it to the top of any profession. But once you are up there, expect karma to give you a few whacks for all the people you mistreated along the way. Which brings us to…
Sometimes things work out as they should. Not always. But sometimes.
The Giants didn’t have to play all their starters in Week 17—they had guys who could have used the rest. But they did the honorable thing and took the Pats to the wire.
The Patriots didn’t need to run up the score in all those early games—they could have sat on the ball and not rubbed it in. But they said screw it. They needed to prove no one was good enough to stop them.
I knew I shouldn’t have bet the farm on Ben Watson to score the first touchdown of the game—nobody beats the house in the long run (plus it’s illegal to gamble). But I had a feeling Watson would be an early red zone target, and I had to take a (hypothetical) shot.
Super Bowl XLII gave all three of us exactly what we deserved. The Giants gained confidence from Week 17 and rode that feeling on an improbable run to the Lombardi Trophy. The Patriots got their comeuppance for bullying the rest of the NFL. And I was reminded that I’m an idiot when Antonio Pierce’s interference in the end zone broke up Watson’s chance at the first touchdown.
Which brings us to…
Just When You Think You’ve Figured Things Out
Mea Culpa Part Deux? Giants fans, you were right, I was wrong…again. I invited some of our more rabid Big Blue faithful to write their own “Hail to the G-Men” column in this space. As many of you have pointed out, I have been wrong about this Giants team from the start…and I shouldn’t be the guy writing about them. Hopefully, someone takes me up on it. If ever there was a time to gloat...
In the meantime, I can talk about what nobody expected:
David Tyree—a guy dropping ball after ball in practice—made the two biggest catches in the game.
Eli Manning—a man who hasn’t broken out of a tackle since Peewee—spun out of the grasp of Jarvis Green and Richard Seymour so that he could throw the ball up to Tyree. Which led to the great Tommy Boy moment of the Mannings' lifetimes: "Brothers don't shake hands...brothers gotta hug!"
Jared Lorenzen—a man who looks like he ate Jesse Palmer to win a roster spot—now has a Super Bowl ring.
The Patriots’ offensive line—all year it has given Tom Brady the Paleozoic Era to throw the ball—looked like Winston Justice.
Rodney Harrison—came into this game looking to put a period on a stellar career—left it on the short end of the two biggest plays of the game (the Boss and Tyree catches) and looked mighty old.
The Giants—with a “lesser” Manning, with a supposedly weak secondary, and without last year’s two biggest stars—took down a team vying to be "the best team of all time".
Source: Karma's Gonna Get You - Russakoff Rules - Comcast.net Community Forums
nice find and just about sums it up for me
A few days ago on NFLN I saw a short interview where La'Roi Glover answered -- clearly in the affirmative -- the question on whether he thought the Pats taping the Rams walkthrough would have made a difference on the outcome of the game.
I realize the majority of the Rams players have let go of this situation, mostly and simply because they weren't there. But it is nevertheless intriguing to delve into the legalities of this ordeal by the New England Paynots.
Excellent find, thanks for posting it!