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  1. JoeSixPat

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    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9802E4D91631F933A25752C0A96F958260

    It's late - I just skimmed this - but there's some interesting things there... its from well before the Patriots SB era. It notes that there's no NFL rule against taping practices - but there's some other interesting tidbits there as well

    Maybe none of this is relevant but I thought I'd share.. at the very least it details the amount of video surveilance in NFL stadiums.
     
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    Thanks joe, good article I think we should forward that to some editors and congressman...
     
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    BB was with the Jets at the time, as stated in the link
     
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    The NFL needs this to go away real bad ...

    On another note ... if I were Belichick I would demand that our pick
    be returned to us or he will sing. The time for Belichick to play the tough
    hand is now ... a few leaks to the media or return our pick ... it is what it is.
     
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    No rules about taping your OWN practices.
     
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    LOL. You have got to be kidding! No way does Belichick ask for that. He wants this to go away as does the NFL. You think it goes away if Belichick does what you want? Get ready for congressional hearings more likely.

    pao
     
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    Yep teams do this nearly every practice especially in TC, I heard years ago teams used to request a copies of them also, they got sent the out of focus version.
     
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    So when does Florio send me a commission check? This is about the 5th time he's benefitted from my research.

    I didn't send this to him, someone else did, but hopefully he takes the time to read the Lee Grosscup article documenting spying practices 40 years ago and more that I DID send to him. Others should bring that to his attention too.

    The only way to make this go away is to make it perfectly clear that the Pats are being used as a scapegoat when every other team for the last 50 years has done the same thing.

    http://www.thesportgallery.com/sport-stories/1967aug-nflspy.html

    The only thing I'd add to Florio's mentioning of Belichick being an assistant on that team is the fact that if Belichick is culpable by being an assistant to Parcells when this was going on, why isn't MangIdiot culpable in the allegations revolving around Spygate?

    And does it really take a rocket scientist to ask the NEXT question? That if Parcells was videotaping his OWN team, he'd not have cameras and mics in the VISITING LOCKER ROOM?

    Again - is there a rule about this? The article says there isn't.
     
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    *cough* *cough*

    Wasn't me...



    (I sent him the Grosscup article too)


    (And this is probably time #3,823 that Florio has posted a story about an article I sent him -- and other PatsFans probably sent him -- the last was the 2002 NYT article on the telescope)
     
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    On principle, I'd be inclined to agree with you, except that there is no way that Goodell could grant that. He already has people beating down his door because they don't think that he punished the Pats harshly enough- it would only intensify, and probably pass the tipping point, if he gave the first rounder back.
     
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    Someone might want to post this on a Dolphins message board so they know that their new President and GM is about to be implicated in his own spy scandal before they make more overly righteous posts about "cheating" in the NFL
     
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