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Old 06-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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It is obvious Goodell expects/wants the Saints to fail this year to send a message to the rest of the league.

When it becomes obvious the Saints are going to make the playoffs, is it realistic to wonder if Goodell would use the refs in an attempt to de-rail the Saints and spare him the embarrasment of having to hand the Saints another Lombardi trophy?

I am beginning to believe that Goodell would have rather suspended Brees than Payton if he could have found a reasonable excuse to do so.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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When it becomes obvious the Saints are going to make the playoffs, is it realistic to wonder if Goodell would use the refs in an attempt to de-rail the Saints and spare him the embarrasment of having to hand the Saints another Lombardi trophy?
If Goodell did this, using the refs, and concrete evidence was found to prove that he did, this would be a scandal of epic proportions that would change the game forever and eclipse bountygate 10 fold.

We're talking about lifetime bans for Goodell and others involved a la Pete Rose style.
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@%**!! that ^%#@%*^# godell! He'd %#$@*!! do anything to %#$*@!% $#%^@ us over and see that we are #&^@%%!!

Ask me how I really feel about that %$&#!
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Yea that's absurd he wouldn't get away with it. Too many witnesses
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:05 AM   #7
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Why not? They do it in the NBA all the time ... I wouldn't put anything past Goodell at this point, he is a snake of epic proportions, imo&pitoo89%oaNf. (in-my-opinion-&-probably-in-the-opinion-of-89%-of-all-NFL-fans).
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:10 AM   #8
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I do not think the Refs are fans of Goodell either.... Remember they are contemplating strike at the moment (I believe), and not big fans of the league. For that reason I do not think Goodell would even chance that discussion going public because a ref got disgruntled one day.

Way too risky from a PR point of view, and no guaranteed payoff.
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Originally Posted by Seer1 View Post
@%**!! that ^%#@%*^# godell! He'd %#$@*!! do anything to %#$*@!% $#%^@ us over and see that we are #&^@%%!!

Ask me how I really feel about that %$&#!


Yep what he said!!!!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #10
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I do not think the Refs are fans of Goodell either.... Remember they are contemplating strike at the moment (I believe), and not big fans of the league. For that reason I do not think Goodell would even chance that discussion going public because a ref got disgruntled one day.

Way too risky from a PR point of view, and no guaranteed payoff.
Now that is sound thinking.
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