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  1. BigMike

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    "Some stuff just needs to be said...First of all, I’ve got to do something that the NFL is not going to do, and I have to apologize to the fans. Our sport is generated, a multi-billion dollar machine, by people who pay good money to come watch us play. The product on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials. The games are getting out of control."


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    Fair play to him. I've always had good time for him as he sat behind Favre and didn't complain and then got his chance and he was real good. And now he is willing to speak out which makes him even better.
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    Would he be saying all this if he didn't get jobbed out of a win?
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    He could have handled it a lot worse. It was a very diplomatic and thoughtful response. I gained a lot more respect for him, I always that he was just a DB.
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    Good on Rodgers, always liked the guy. Admittedly I can't tell if he genuinely cares about the fans or if he's just taking it to another level to stick it to the NFL for this mess, but either way I'll back him 100% on that statement. The last 2 weeks have been an embarrassment.
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    Slap the "Homer" label on me, if it pleases you, but I still maintain that the most dangerous game for the future of competition and player safety ~ in terms of precedent set ~ was the Patriots/Ravens game.

    The cowardly, gutless, filthy, cheating, verminous scum of "Charm City" got away with murder, Sunday Night.

    Our D Line was getting mugged and mauled on virtually ever single play, well before the end of the night.

    You can be damned sure that any intelligent Offensive Cooridinator or Defensive Coordinator ~ watching Tape on that Game ~ is going to be giving serious thought to just telling his boys:

    "Hey. #$%& it. MAUL'm. The Zebras are only gonna call 1 out'f 5, anyway."

    I have never been that enraged with a 13-0 lead in my life. :mad:
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    heh...and then we get to see this thing, this red haired Quasimodo, go bat***** insane with another of his ridiculous fines on OUR football team, which is ANOTHER fine on US...on our way of life, on our children and THEIR quality of life, on the millions of hard working, fair play people that live in the six state NE region.

    I say the next time anyone who lives in Mass, RI, Conn, NH, Maine or Vermont sees this ginger Little Lord Fauntleroy in public, they let HIM know exactly what it's like to be despicably ripped off....

    yes, ma'am?...bottled water?...that's a dollar and a half, please...oh wait...are you with this...this...I don't know what you call this blockheaded oaf...but if you are...that'll be $500..oh...and 10 bucks for the straw...
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    pft is saying Goodell deserves a raise?!?!?! THe NFL spin is on tonight with a deal reached....amazing...
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    No, he wouldn't be. Two prime time games were decided by poor officiating. One side is carrying on like a jilted, teenage stalker where the other has moved their focus to the next opponent.
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    Exactly. Not that I would have expected him to, but it really would have been impressive if he said all this about the Pats/Ravens game or one of the other bad ones before his.
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    I'm glad the Packers were so vocal in their outrage....someone needs to be. Besides our team, that is. Our team seemed to understand pretty quickly that venting on and on will a. hinder preparation for next week's game, b. have no effect on changing the outcome and/or c. possibly result in a fine.

    I will say that the players' anger probably helped in getting a deal done. Combined with all the other outrage, of course.
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    I'm a pretty easy going guy...But that's one guy who ~ if I ever did meet him in person ~ I might very well be moved to insult, to'is face...If I ever heard that something horrible happened to'm, I know that I wouldn't even pretend to commiserate with'm. Some people are just bad, awful human beings, and do deserve to have awful things happen to'm: They know what is right and what is wrong, and ~ whether it's because of cowardice, mean spirited jealousy, or both ~ they consciously choose to perpetrate Evil.

    That is what Goodell did with SpyGate, when he knowingly and consciously spun what any intelligent person knows was ~ at most ~ a mild misdemeanor into a Capital Crime...and then dramatically materially damaged our team.

    He is vermin.

    And there is no fate that might befall him that is so awful that I would lament it.
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    Roger will be around a lot longer than Rodgers... If they hadn't already extended him to a double digit deal through 2018, the owners would be inking him to a bigger longer one now. He is the defacto 33rd member of their 32 team league partnership. He gets them exactly what they want and takes them where they want to go and absorbes and shelters them from the slings and arrows of their egotistical partners and employees wrath, not to mention that of their fans and the media who cover them all.
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    fair play to Rodgers. I like the guy a lot.

    I can only imagine there are people at the league office gunning for him now.
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    i like Aaron Rogers but if the packers won that game he ever would have said a thing and he should not have said a thing because he really did not do much in that game to help he's team win, thats what makes brady a great QB he dose not Blame the refs or the coachs or the defense he just dose he's job
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    Was great to hear leaders in the sport like Rodgers and Brees speak out so strongly. And then there's Tommy....... :rolleyes:
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    Who is an a class so far above

    You Jets fans will never understand
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    This. And as god awful as the refs were - and that call was pretty amazingly awful - how come no one is giving any heat to the Packers corner for not simply knocking it down? It's a simple play - do what you're coached to do and the officials don't have any say.

    Obviously not excusing the fact that they were jobbed, but I think the Packers have not exactly responded to this situation that the Patriots would. Heck, the Pats were jobbed just as bad basically and only had a tweet or two or objection.
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    I think it was poor form of Rodgers to comment on it. Reads more like sour grapes to me than anything. I also think lending credence to dwelling on past failures is detrimental to the team in general. The best path is to make your statement in the post game presser and make it clear that you are moving on.
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    Roger Goodell manifests the seamy underside of the NFL.

    He reminds us that there is a meaningful cadre of small-minded owners, usually with teams in marginal markets and with a variety of specious financial motives for even owning an NFL team, who bring a "Plantation Mentality" to all who work for them, from players to NFL staff to Officials. Something must have happened behind the scenes to shift the balance of power away from them in this instance. I'd like to think it was "grown ups" like Bob Kraft, the Mara's and the Rooney's stepping in, but we might never know.

    As for Aaron Rodgers (with a "d"): good on ya for standing up, but I didn't notice you or any of your fellow players offering to sit out a game in "solidarity" with your Union brothers in the NFLRA.
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    Either he's in a class above or he acts like a politician.

    I look at him as a well meaning type that had his mind taken over by parents and coaches at an early age. He has forgotten that he has his own feelings and that he can speak out if he wants to. So far he's happy representing the feelings and thoughts of his superiors. So far his whole life has been devoted to being the best robot that he can be.

    He will do well in anything that requires a pleasing presentation (politics, modeling, sitting on The View saying nothing, etc.) He will never excel at anything that requires the hard truth. He's spent his entire life finding creative ways to avoid it. Kinda hard to feel comfortable with it now.

    A well meaning type though. He's a "good guy", just terribly naive and owned by the adults.
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    I see Rogers as taking the easy, fun route playing to the crowd, taking the populist route to win affection vs having the wherewithal to STFU
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    You're forgetting that the Pats' HC grabbed an official.

    What the Pats said outwardly and what they really felt were obviously two different things. Which is what makes them a boring post-game read whether they win or lose. You'll remember (I hope) that Big Bill handled these things much more openly than Lil' Bill, but he never gave away team integrity or any such thing to achieve it. He'd just show his annoyance. Very entertaining, never missed a press conference, always learned something from him.
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    Ok... or he, like his coach, understand that speaking out publicly just brings more distractions down on him and his teammates, which detracts from the ultimate goal: Winning the next game. At 1-2, I'd rather they just concentrate on football and let the league sort this stuff out.

    Brady also probably knows that Kraft is involved in this ref dispute, and as Bob has shown in the CBA negotiations, he's going to get something done. I think Brady is comfortable enough to leave it at that. That's not naivety IMO.
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    You're forgetting that the Pats' HC grabbed an official.

    The Patriots coach grabbed a referee after the Pats lost to the Ravens 31-30 in Baltimore on Sunday night. Belichick was not only upset that his team blew a 30-21 fourth-quarter lead, but he likely was specifically upset about the ruling on the field goal to win it.

    Kicker Justin Tucker’s winning field goal crossed the upright above where it extended. Belichick probably wanted to argue about the call or have an explanation about it but didn’t get the opportunity. Despite being accosted, the ref continued to run off the field.


    ACCOSTED!!!!...pretty strong language for this series of "grabs"...please point out where you actually SEE BB's fingers clenched on the official's arm "accosting!!!!!" him. I've looked at five different photos and still only see a reach and a miss.....

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    that is not clear cut whatsoever.

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    I see a reach there...not a clear cut "grab!!!!"...there are no shots of fingers clasped on arm...

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    again, BB has his arm reached out but where are the fingers on the forearm illustrating this "grab!!!!!"...

    this was a ridiculous, trumped up piece of yellow journalism from the start...and the Idiotdell overreacted once again.End of story.


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    Isn't Aaron Rodgers employed by the Green Bay Packers, who are one large piece of the NFL? So it's OK for him to publicly berate his employer, that who pays his multi-million $ salary?

    But hey, way to take the attention off his own poor performance.
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