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    Some TIN FOIL HAT Thoughts On The Whole Crazy Bounty/WiretappingThing

    rugby i must respectfully disagree with you. green bay has cheese. come on who doesnt like cheese? even lactose intolerant people try to sneak cheese into their diets.

    as far as the main article is concerned i have only one comment. just because you are paranoid does not mean people are not out to get you.
    Posted 08-08-2012 at 12:27 PM by Kosoma Kosoma is offline
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    Posted 08-07-2012 at 09:48 AM by homerj07 homerj07 is offline
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    Conspiracy? Prove us wrong, NFL.

    my apologies i meant 1 coach
    Posted 08-06-2012 at 04:04 PM by Kosoma Kosoma is offline
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    Conspiracy? Prove us wrong, NFL.

    even if some of the saints players had admitted to a bounty program, so what, thats no proof one existed. what if someone wrote down how the team selected who they were placing a bounty on and how much they were worth? thats still no proof of a bounty. how can that not be proof you might ask. beats the hell out of me, but maybe we should ask the NFL that question because that was the case with the washington redskins. there were 6 players and 2 coach who admitted that under williams they had a bounty program. furthermore one of the former players wrote an article for the chicago tribune detailing how their bounty worked. here is link) Matt Bowen: Bounties are part of the NFL -
    yet the nfl just completed its investigation of the redskins and the bills and has cleared both of them because there was no evidence of a bounty program.
    i cant begin to explain how confused i am by all of this. on one hand you have the saints who vehemently deny ever running such a program but the NFL say they have enough evidence to warrant the harshest penalties ever issued by the league. and on the other you have the skins who have 7 people who admit to a bounty program, one who even detailed it in writing for one of the largest news papers in the country but the NFL says there is no evidence. have i slipped through a black hole into bizarro world?
    Posted 08-06-2012 at 04:01 PM by Kosoma Kosoma is offline
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    Sainity Zone 7-24-2012 NCAA, Penn State, and Egypt

    All situations of broad policy policing, judgement and penalization notoriously hurt the innocent unjustly. The bigger the group or organization, the more who suffer unjustly.

    In Penn State's case student athletes, local economy, small businesses, vendors, and ticket holders are left holding the bag. Academia and administration are ready to move on with a fresh bowl of water, something the previous administration, unable to flush, could not create.

    What about the student athletes who worked hard and were recruited into a football program that fell flat on its face? Although they're allowed to escape by transfer and gain instant eligibility, transferring may be more work than it's worth for those dependent on athletic scholarships.

    Colleges and Universities never give up student athlete scholarships so easily, and if they do only to pick up the very best of transfers. Most players on Penn State's team will not rise to the level required for a lateral move. Because some of the talented waited in wings for an opportunity to shine as 2nd string only to end up without the required resume for movement. Because some had average seasons last year and are not on "the list." Because some are now seniors and time has run out.

    I won't even get into the local business element because it's a given - Happy Valley will be not so Happy in the coming years = fewer ticket sales & less profit/income.

    The NCAA had to act otherwise it would have been CONFIRMED as a weakling only out to make players ineligible for transfer (which is mostly true.)

    The ENTIRE AFFAIR is a sad, sad tale told by fool who forgot his pen has no ink.

    The title of his tale?


    Mubarak clung tightly to power. He was enveloped in a military led "hierarchical democracy," with him at the top of the pyramid (no pun intended).
    Posted 07-27-2012 at 01:04 AM by Halo Halo is offline
    Updated 07-27-2012 at 01:08 AM by Halo
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    Sainity Zone 7-24-2012 NCAA, Penn State, and Egypt

    I agree. Not that the football program generates several hundred million dollars for the local economy, the direct revenues that the football program generates provides the funding for all the women's sports, all the men's minor sports as well as the employment of several thousand students on financial aid.

    We should only embargo Egypt's tourism industry by closing their borders, and fine them only $70 Billion. That'll teach the poor for being victims.

    Penn State's rapid and complete governance transformation, prosecution of criminals and establishment of preventative protocols prior to any external involvement in penalties is an exact parallel to Egypt.

    We have established the moral high ground with this universally acclaimed policy, so there is no excuse for us not to levy similar sanctions on Egypt.
    Posted 07-25-2012 at 08:47 AM by xan xan is offline
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    Sainity Zone 7-24-2012 NCAA, Penn State, and Egypt

    Well, kind of. Penn State isn't being punished. Their football program is being punished - and is even being allowed to operate under restrictions. And they are making PSU donate $73 million to child abuse foundations. In the game of life, the only victims in this scenario are still the kids Sandusky molested.

    And with Egypt, they put their own necks on the line and overthrew their corrupt leadership. They deserve the right to establish the new leeadership that they want and no one should get in their way.
    Posted 07-25-2012 at 08:24 AM by neugey neugey is offline
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    Don't Let Roger Wear You Down!

    Need to rise up

    Everyone needs to rise up!

    Seems like Roger HAS gotten a lot of people down.

    I figured these blogs would be SMOKING HOT since King Goodell proclaimed himself Super King Emperor of all his slave players.

    Posted 07-20-2012 at 12:47 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Some TIN FOIL HAT Thoughts On The Whole Crazy Bounty/WiretappingThing

    That's some interesting thinking. It's not really that far fetched if you think about it. However, as Kristomac said the economy isn't dictated by who is playing in the Superbowl. We are a small town market, but so is Green Bay and they have less to offer than we do.
    Posted 06-11-2012 at 11:20 AM by Rugby Saint II Rugby Saint II is offline
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    Some TIN FOIL HAT Thoughts On The Whole Crazy Bounty/WiretappingThing

    Saintswrath, the problem I have with your comments is your belief that a Superbowl in the home teams town wont make as much money (hotels , parking etc.) The problem with that assertion is that only a VERY small percentage of Superbowl attendees are actually from the home town. This is not the NCAA Championship. Most Superbowl ticketholders got to the Superbowl regardless of the teams playing, and as a guest house owner in The French Quarter for the past two Superbowls in New Orleans, I can tell you that hotels and motels and guest houses are rented out LOOOONG before the teams are decided. Yeah, New Orleans residents who are ticketholders to the Superbowl wont be staying in the local hotels, but there are always plenty of people willing to rent those rooms regardless of which teams are playing.

    New Orleans makes less money when LSU plays in the Sugar Bowl, or the Championship game, but the Superbowl is a different creature.
    Posted 05-26-2012 at 07:11 AM by Kristomac Kristomac is offline
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    Don't Let Roger Wear You Down!

    WHO DO I EAT FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted 05-14-2012 at 04:13 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Conspiracy? Prove us wrong, NFL.

    Thats ok....Goodell placed these suspensions on the Saints because he knew they would still win the superbowl this year, even if they lost their players and coaches. He probably made a deal with the Saints behind the scenes while he was in Benson's office that would create a large ammount of off season publicity for the NFL, and help the Saints to sell more tickets and merchandise. On top of that he will put in place a systematic referee system that helps the Saints to win all of their games. How much you wanna bet that somebody says that if the Saints go all the way this year? Stupid commissioner.
    Posted 05-10-2012 at 08:03 AM by joker-saint joker-saint is offline
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    Don't Let Roger Wear You Down!

    Totally agree. I don't know how much more there is to say about it, so I don't blame anyone, either, if they don't want to keep talking about it, but it should not be forgotten. The public needs to be reminded, at least every once in a while, of the dictatorial methods Roger uses to run the league. Because it can happen to their team when they least expect it, and eventually if enough pressure is kept on Goodell, he will have to face the music.

    Right now it's just us Saints fans, and that won't be enough. All these other wuss fans around the league need to get a clue and stop being stereotypical "I don't care what happens, as long as it isn't my team" people. I have been saying for years that Roger was ruining the league, long before stupidgate.
    Posted 05-09-2012 at 06:25 PM by burningmetal burningmetal is offline
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    Conspiracy? Prove us wrong, NFL.

    Agree 110%. I want people to stand up and publicly recognize that there has, thus far, been exactly ZERO evidence offered by Roger that pins a single person to any action that is worthy of even a third of the punishment he's handed down.

    RECOGNIZE that this is a play by Roger to show the NFL as an entity that truly cares about player safety. It's hog wash. It's manufactured. It's trumped. It simply should NOT be allowed to continue.

    CBA be damned. The players should strike if that is their only recourse.
    Posted 05-09-2012 at 01:51 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Perspective is everything ...

    Yeah, when all is said and done and it's all not the crimes of the century it's been made out to be, I hope as much effort by fans & the media that was put into villifying the Saints in the courts of public opinion will be spent vindicating New Orleans as well ... but that'll never happen.
    Posted 05-06-2012 at 07:07 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Perspective is everything ...

    Nice read, thanks.
    Posted 05-04-2012 at 03:15 PM by pherein pherein is offline
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    Some TIN FOIL HAT Thoughts On The Whole Crazy Bounty/WiretappingThing

    My Tin-foil hat Thoughts are..
    1.Superbowl in New Orleans
    2.League doesn't make enough money especially in Small market's to risk the home team playing in it.
    (For one, Hotel/Motel's will not benefit, concessions wont benefit, parking wont benefit, thus the stadium will not make out well if Hometown fan's get the luxury to sit home instead of going to events, concerts etc that are thrown before gameday.)
    It's all about money in the end.
    The League seem's fearful the Saints made it an inkling close to the Big dance last year something reminiscent to the 2008-2009 Season.
    That fear built up and instead of cracking down on the Saints during a season in which the Superbowl was to be played in Indy, they waited for the right opportunity to make sure they knock us down at the knee's to do whatever they can in their power to keep us from playing in this Season's Superbowl which is in New Orleans "Ironically"..

    They knew about all of what was going on for 3 YEARS!!!
    It's seems to coincidental they decided, hmm if we punish them now (2011) they might send them on a rallying cry to the Superbowl in 2012-13 so lets hold off til the Superbowl in New Orleans.
    Posted 05-02-2012 at 07:37 PM by Saintswrath Saintswrath is offline
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    Posted 04-30-2012 at 10:29 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    So, you didn't wake up a millionaire today?

    Yeah, just realized picking 3 numbers without the moneyball nets you $7 ... I'm on a roll!
    Posted 04-07-2012 at 12:37 PM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    How serious are you now Goodell?

    Yep, to be honest, like I said...talking about hitting the head is the only bad part I see with the Saints coach...the rest may be dirty, but its football and I have no doubt most if not all teams talk about the dirty stuff too.
    Posted 04-06-2012 at 08:09 AM by RedWings44 RedWings44 is offline

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