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Old 08-06-2019, 06:38 AM   #1
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The time may not be far off when a video replay confirms a scoring error in a jousting tournament and a lawsuit is filed against the Knight Marshal.

Jousters may not be so common in America as, say, Civil War re-enactors, but they do exist. All over the world folks may be found fighting to preserve the spirit, or least some trappings, of medieval England. Now that the ultimate anachronism has emerged with the installation of video recorders at the lists in Pendennis Castle in Cornwall, American jousters may not long resist the spread of high-tech.

Perhaps English Heritage, which has decided to experiment with video replay in this decidedly niche sport, should reconsider in light of what happened after the infamous blown call that almost certainly cost the Saints a place in the last Super Bowl. A pass from Drew Brees was about to land in the safe hands of wide receiver Tommylee Lewis when Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman slammed into him.



It now appears, however, that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must give a deposition in a lawsuit filed by Saints fans over the missed call in the Rams game.

In this litigious age, jousting authorities should remember that the replay technology they are embracing is a decidedly mixed blessing. Sure, cameras will always reveal error, but they will also undermine the sporting spirit, so that outraged fans traipse to court whining about “mental anguish,” “emotional trauma” and “loss of faith in the NFL.”

Suits seeking no more than $75,000 in damages can be heard in state court, however, and that is the sum demanded from the NFL by attorney Tony LeMon, who is described as a “superfan.” An appeal court has upheld a ruling that Goodell must give a deposition. LeMon says that any money he is awarded will go to the fund Steve Gleason has established to benefit fellow victims of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, so a win for LeMon would go down well with Saints fans, and be a plus for the judiciary come election time.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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Re: James Gill: Saints superfan's lawsuit against the NFL is 'absurd'

Anyone else notice that since Roger warned Payton about "Bounty Gate", suspended him for a year for not heading the warning, two sketchy plays denied the Saints a chance to get to the Super Bowl?
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: James Gill: Saints superfan's lawsuit against the NFL is 'absurd'

Yes, I noticed. Seems the NFL and Roger keep f-en us up the A.

I undertsnad the suit. I wish I had the time, money and understanding of the legal system to have filed a suit.

The NFL didn't want the Saints in and that's what they got.
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Re: James Gill: Saints superfan's lawsuit against the NFL is 'absurd'

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Anyone else notice that since Roger warned Payton about "Bounty Gate", suspended him for a year for not heading the warning, two sketchy plays denied the Saints a chance to get to the Super Bowl?
According to Payton, Roger nor the NFL said anything to him about "Bounty Gate" or anything else. Since I know Roger has a propensity to lied, I believe Payton.
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Re: James Gill: Saints superfan's lawsuit against the NFL is 'absurd'

As bad as it was I still feel there should be a huge investigation into the refs. Some one was paid and they need to find and follow the money.
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Re: James Gill: Saints superfan's lawsuit against the NFL is 'absurd'

Not nearly as absurd as that no-call was. Proceed with the case gentlemen.
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