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  • Compete! It's big time competition. If you can't compete, sell it to someone who can.
    Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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    • Originally posted by Panoptes View Post
      Fail!

      The NFL is big business for only 32 owners first, a football league second. Owners within the club will not be left behind by financial inequality.
      Exactly is the good old boys club. They continue to get rich no matter what. Its a win win.

      Why would they ever jeopardize that?
      F#*K OHIO!!!

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      • Kraft will not accept prosecution’s offer

        Posted by Mike Florio on March 20, 2019, 12:41 PM EDT Getty Images

        As expected, Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not be accepting an offer that would result in pending charges of solicitation of prostitution being dismissed.
        CNN reports that Kraft won’t be entering into a deal that would see the charges disappear in exchange for an acknowledgement that, if prosecuted, he would have been convicted.

        T.J. Quinn of ESPN.com previously reported that the request for an admission of a guilty verdict is a “non-starter” for Kraft.
        Kraft, who is due to be arraigned on March 28, presumably needs a full and complete exoneration in order to avoid punishment from the Commissioner under the Personal Conduct Policy. Given the evidence as characterized by publicly-filed affidavits, Kraft’s lawyers could attack various technical flaws in the investigation, and they could pursue the more fundamental argument that there is no proof that solicitation as defined under Florida law occurred during Kraft’s interactions with a pair of Florida residents who worked at a day spa in Palm Beach County.
        If Kraft digs in and fights and ultimately secures a dismissal on the merits, it will be difficult for the league to justify punishing him. Thus, unless the prosecution will offer him a full and complete dismissal, he may have no choice but to fight.


        And this is why people hate the ultra rich. OK...you got a rub-and-tug. You got caught...embarrassing, yeah, but's it's a handy-J in an Asian massage parlor. You got caught- own it.

        Being rich enough to have lawyers argue that the law really doesn't say what it says it does....is horse-shit. So if/when he fights it....he should be made to sit in court and watch the video, no excusal that day from court....maybe he wins his case, but he should have to sit in court with a jury of his peers watching him get jacked-off.

        Just so he can be as uncomfortable as possible....since the law really doesn't apply to the ultra-rich


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        • Originally posted by chemiclord View Post
          The problem is that really wouldn't help the Lions or most historically bad teams.

          Because the issue really isn't that these teams want to lose or are content to. Outside of those years where teams are in "Suck for [x]" mode, the teams that stay on the bottom aren't there because they aren't spending money. They're on the bottom because of incompetence.

          The Lions don't have one playoff victory in 60+ years because they're misers. It's because the Fords are wholly incapable of running an NFL franchise.
          I agree some but disagree as well. The Fords aren't really running the team. They hire people to run the team. Small difference but key. They keep people in place like Millen and Mayhew ect and accept poor results because profits are up. They don't give a shit about wins, they care about money and Lions owners make money.

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          • Originally posted by Futureshock View Post
            I could be wrong (what else is new) but the premise of Kreton's suggestion is being better. I think part of the Lions problem is being content to just allow something that isn't working to fester for years before they change. That suggestion would , hopefully, make them speed up their clock.
            Or - and I know owners would never allow this - allow the league to force an owner to sell if they have not won a playoff game in 15 years. Threaten to take the damn team away and I bet shitty owners, ahem FORD FAMILY, would shape the hell up or at the very least get shipped out.

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            • Originally posted by kreton View Post

              I agree some but disagree as well. The Fords aren't really running the team. They hire people to run the team. Small difference but key. They keep people in place like Millen and Mayhew ect and accept poor results because profits are up. They don't give a shit about wins, they care about money and Lions owners make money.
              That is a classic "distinction without a difference".

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              • In general - the NFL has done a good job in extending ladders to the losing teams. There are many examples of teams going from worst -> first in a short number of years. Some call this "parity", I think its more about cycling the winners and losers. But this system is not perfect - some hyper competent teams will learn how to remain on top (Patriots). And some hyper incompetent teams will never figure out how to break through mediocrity before their next rebuild (Lions). Any solutions to those extremes, I believe, will be worse than the problem.

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                • Lol More like a hissy fight...
                  Report: NFL investigating Tyrone Crawford bar fight

                  Posted by Michael David Smith on March 20, 2019, 1:56 PM EDT
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                  Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was in a fight in a bar in Florida, and the NFL is investigating the matter.

                  TMZ has published video of a brawl that appears to show Crawford fighting with multiple members of the bar’s security staff.

                  Crawford was not arrested or criminally charged, but he could still face NFL discipline. According to TMZ, the NFL visited the bar in question seeking the security footage that TMZ always seems to get its hands on before the NFL can.

                  The 29-year-old Crawford was a third-round pick of the Cowboys in 2012. Last year he started every game but one and was an important part of the defense. The Cowboys will be hoping he’s able to avoid legal problem and a league suspension.
                  Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                  • Nick Bosa meeting with 49ers tonight

                    Posted by Darin Gantt on March 20, 2019, 8:47 AM EDT
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                    Nick Bosa won’t be doing any drills at Ohio State’s Pro Day today, but he will be working.

                    Or, more accurately, going on a job interview.

                    According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the Ohio State defensive end is meeting and having dinner with the 49ers tonight.

                    If the Cardinals take quarterback Kyler Murray first overall (though that’s not guaranteed), the 49ers would ostensibly have their choice of any defensive player in a draft loaded with potentially immediate contributors.

                    Bosa would be a significant addition to a defense that has already added pass-rusher Dee Ford and linebacker Kwon Alexander this offseason.
                    Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                    • Originally posted by Malto Marko View Post

                      This is not as difficult as it seems.

                      NFL profits hugely on playoff and Championship game broadcast rights. Players contracts are for regular season and then they get paid according to what playoff game they participate in, and whether they are on the winning or losing side. Instead of giving 100% of this revenue to split among the league while stifling the player compensation, leave the compensation roughly the same for players but take goodly amount of the playoff revenues to allow teams to "bank" salary cap exemptions.

                      What does this mean?

                      A team that gets to the playoffs automatically gets XX above and beyond the cap. Winners at each level get more than the losers.

                      The banked exemption should be allowed for a period of 5 years and if not used, forfeited.

                      This pool of money earned by each franchise can only be used to resign players that were on the roster when the credits were earned. It can not be used to poach a FA from another team.

                      This would encourage two things.

                      It would encourage Franchises to make the playoffs instead of marking time and getting paid the same as the other Franchises.

                      Allow to allow playoff revenues to benefit the teams that make the playoffs rather than those teams that are just content to go out and show up for the regular schedule.

                      Performance based incentives.







                      How does this satisfy the Players Union, who's goal is to get as much of the revenue flowing to the players as possible. This is NOT game, it's a business.
                      Vote for Freedom not for Free Things

                      "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have"

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                      • Colts’ Jihad Ward shows his strength, destroys a wall in the weight room

                        Posted by Michael David Smith on March 20, 2019, 8:04 PM EDT
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                        Colts defensive end Jihad Ward inadvertently created an offseason viral video in the team’s weight room.

                        Ward picked up a medicine ball, heaved it against a wall, and left a big hole in it. The video of the incident is amusing, with Ward covering his mouth and looking shocked by what he had done.

                        It appears that Ward thought he was throwing the medicine ball against a cinderblock wall, when it was actually drywall.

                        The Colts, knowing a good thing when they saw it, posted the security camera footage of Ward’s feat of strength on social media, where it’s been widely shared today. Good for an offseason chuckle.
                        Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                        • Full list of proposed NFL rules, bylaws and resolution changes for 2019

                          Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                          • Competition Committee unveils two proposals to change replay rules

                            Posted by Josh Alper on March 21, 2019, 6:44 PM EDT
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                            The NFL has released this year’s proposed changes to the league’s playing rules and nine of them have to do with the replay review system.

                            Two of those proposals come directly from the Competition Committee while the other seven were generated by teams. Each of the proposals from the Competition Committee propose to amend the current replay rules for a one-year period.

                            The first of those proposals calls for fouls for pass interference to be reviewable. It also proposes expanding automatic replay reviews to include scoring plays and turnovers negated by a foul as well as any attempt for points after a touchdown. The second proposal would include pass interference fouls as well as penalties for roughing the passer and unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.

                            On the team side, Kansas City made a proposal to make personal fouls reviewable. Unlike the committee’s recommendations, their proposed change would cover both penalized and unpenalized plays.

                            Washington offered a pair of proposals. One calls for making all plays that occur during a game subject to review while the other asks for personal fouls to be reviewable plays.

                            The Eagles proposed automatic reviews for all scoring plays and turnovers negated by a penalty. They also joined the Panthers, Rams and Seahawks in a proposal to make player-safety rules violations reviewable whether or not a flag is thrown on the field.

                            Finally, the Broncos made two proposals. One would subject fourth down plays spotted short of the line to gain or goal line to an automatic review. Their other proposal would make all extra point and two-point conversion attempts subject to automatic review.

                            Proposed changes by the Competition Committee generally have a better chance of being approved by league owners and we’ll find out next week if the one-year trials they are floating are put into place.
                            Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                            • Review review review.. This game is going to be boring as f
                              F#*K OHIO!!!

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                              • Originally posted by jaadam4 View Post
                                Review review review.. This game is going to be boring as f
                                Too late.

                                Decades ago I posted info that stated there were less than a few fist full of minutes of actual player contact minutes. How's that for a guesstimate of info I can't exactly recall right now? The rest of the game was fluff.

                                That's why going to a game is sometimes boring AF (without chatty friends). At least when watching on TV or DVR version of it, you can change channels or ff.

                                ​​​​​​Despite the NFL move a couple seasons back to not run so many commercial breaks to increase a game flow, they increased many of the commercial breaks that used to be 2 mins to 3.

                                Just as a viewer, it seems to me that most games seem to have even less of a flow.

                                No
                                Fun
                                League

                                Its now a torn ACL

                                All (about)
                                Cash
                                League
                                SHOW me, don't TELL me. Still waiting....

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