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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The math never has made sense to me. You (as a player) are going to lay one or multiple "kill shots" on a player to try to get him out of the game for a percentage of what you're going ...

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Old 03-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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The math never has made sense to me.

You (as a player) are going to lay one or multiple "kill shots" on a player to try to get him out of the game for a percentage of what you're going to be fined by the league???

I know not every NFL player scores a 50 on their Wonderlic test, but anyone with a few brain cells above 0 can figure out that is not a money-making proposition.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:43 AM   #12
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These performance pools have little to do with the money. It is exactly the same thing as the stickers you see on college helmets. Players get recognized in the Monday film sessions for accomplishments on the field. In college you get a Buckeye or Bone sticker. In the NFL you get a token payment from the pot. I'll bet you that if the NFL allowed helmet stickers there would be no pools.

And, I will guarantee you that if a hit by a college player results in a player being carted off the field that player would leave that film session with a new sticker for his collection.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:46 AM   #13
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OK, if we're going there that it is not about $$$, then I blame ESPN first and foremost.

A lot of these athletes are ALWAYS looking for their "SportsCenter moment".

ESPN is just as guilty for creating this "subculture" of the NFL because they always show all the hard hits on their highlights.


Can we have their network fined and Tom Jackson and a few others suspended for half a season???
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #14
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We are the fall guys for this crap. They made the mistake by not stopping it when the league told them to.
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