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Bounty System Stemmed From Fans Lust For Violence

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Listening to the indignation by the public and most especially the sports media world as they condemn the behavior of the Saints players and coaches, it's hard not to hear some hypocrisy. To be sure, the league has presented the ...

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Old 03-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Listening to the indignation by the public and most especially the sports media world as they condemn the behavior of the Saints players and coaches, it's hard not to hear some hypocrisy. To be sure, the league has presented the game over the years as a show of hard knocks, where athlete warriors wage their fight. And, young athletes, like I was in the 1970's, grow up striving for that moment they make the highlight reel.

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Blame Tom Jackson of ESPN!

Send him some letters right now ..lol!

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Nice CNN...blame the fans!
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Great now I am going to be suspended and or fined.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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No, it's the players greed for money. They make hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars but need an extra $100 to do what they already get paid for. There isn't a love for the game anymore, it's the love for money which I understand but come on don't you want to win or are you only in the game for the money?
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Great now I am going to be suspended and or fined.
AND you are going to lose draft picks!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:14 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Budsdrinker;384143]No, it's the players greed for money. They make hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars but need an extra $100 to do what they already get paid for. QUOTE]

Exactly, it's like us poor guys betting a quarter a hole playing golf. This is nothing money to them.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #9
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This game has really deteriorated since they used leather helmets and men really went to battle. Now all defensive players need to fully understand how to correctly pull the flag.
When I started playing rugby there was only one referee. Lot's of things went on after the ball was away. Stomping was commonplace. If a body was between you and the ball the you smashed it! That was the mind set.
Btw if you took a player out of the game there were no replacements. Talk about motivation!
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No, it's the players greed for money. They make hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars but need an extra $100 to do what they already get paid for. There isn't a love for the game anymore, it's the love for money which I understand but come on don't you want to win or are you only in the game for the money?
I don't think it's as simple as that.

If you were working for nothing but your salary but had the opportunity to make a bonus if you could wouldn't you try?

If an Interception fell into your lap and you got 500 bucks and braggin rights would you not do it?

I'm not for intentionally targeting someone in a dirty way but if a clean hit resulted in a player carted off the field and it's part of the game...i'd collect.

Games are played over a boot and braggin rights. Is it inconcievable that cash wouldn't ever be involved?
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