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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This is total propaganda -- why say this now, why didn't he speak out when the story first broke back in March, and what does his opinion have to do with anything. Gayle Sayers was a great player but he ...

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Old 08-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #31
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This is total propaganda -- why say this now, why didn't he speak out when the story first broke back in March, and what does his opinion have to do with anything. Gayle Sayers was a great player but he is one of those guys who the NFL has in their back pocket...he got hurt in an era when players were low paid, and when players who got hurt didn't get anything and the league knows he got screwed, but he's very popular, so the league has consistently funneled him money over the years through documentaries, NFL films, trotted him out at ceremonies, included him in paid autograph sessions, fly him places to toss a ceremonial coin toss, etc. To casual older fans (older white male demographic of a certain generation) he's like a poster boy for heartbreaking injury and the dangers of football, and the league knows that.

It's a ham-fisted attempt to get sympathy because their legal position is weak. It must be really weak for them to be resorting to this now.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:53 AM   #32
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This is total propaganda -- why say this now, why didn't he speak out when the story first broke back in March, and what does his opinion have to do with anything. Gayle Sayers was a great player but he is one of those guys who the NFL has in their back pocket...he got hurt in an era when players were low paid, and when players who got hurt didn't get anything and the league knows he got screwed, but he's very popular, so the league has consistently funneled him money over the years through documentaries, NFL films, trotted him out at ceremonies, included him in paid autograph sessions, fly him places to toss a ceremonial coin toss, etc. To casual older fans (older white male demographic of a certain generation) he's like a poster boy for heartbreaking injury and the dangers of football, and the league knows that.

It's a ham-fisted attempt to get sympathy because their legal position is weak. It must be really weak for them to be resorting to this now.


If this was planned, it will work.

The majority will never listen to the facts, it's tedious. There are too many details and timelines to follow. It's much easier to win over public opinion with little stunts like having an old, beloved hero make a bitter and tearful speech about the bad guys. Precede that with an authority figure pounding his fist in moral outrage such as Goodell's comments on Saturday. And muddy the waters with negative distractions like, oh I don't know say...a wiretapping investigation. You'll have the majority eating out of your hand in no time. Thinking is overrated. It's much easier to have your opinions spoon fed to you. And self righteous indignation is just icing on the cake.

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Old 08-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #33
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Sounds to me like the Sayers is implicating at least two other owners for bounties since the NFL has clearly indicated that Benson was not involved in this:

Sayers also said there are “owners out there that are telling there football players . . . ‘Go out and I will give you $1,500 to break his leg, to break his arms.’”

Things a crazy man says that makes you go..."hmmm".
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:41 AM   #34
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Sounds to me like the Sayers is implicating at least two other owners for bounties since the NFL has clearly indicated that Benson was not involved in this:

Sayers also said there are “owners out there that are telling there football players . . . ‘Go out and I will give you $1,500 to break his leg, to break his arms.’”

Things a crazy man says that makes you go..."hmmm".
That is why I do not think it was scripted or propaganda. Too much crazytalk.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:52 AM   #35
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Interesting, a guy whose career was so dramatically shortened by injury is still angry & bitter almost 50 years later. Not that Gayle is one to hold a grudge!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #36
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He is not practiced in the art of Ley-Tit-Geaux.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #37
 
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Add one more to Vilma's list of targets in his defamation lawsuit. Does GS have any $ left to chip in to help RG pay up to Vilma?

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You notice this crap comes out right after Dennis Allen comments that in the 2 years he was here with Gregg Williams there was no bounty. Coincidence. I don't think so.
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Whoa... I haven't seen this name in a long time.

Welcome back.

(nothing contructive here... carry on )
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ScottyRo

Whoa... I haven't seen this name in a long time.

Welcome back.

(nothing contructive here... carry on )
I was going to say the exact same thing..... WOW
We missed you ScottyRo!

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