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  1. patpatriot

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    I read this in a previous thread:

    "You are further proving your own ignorance. HAVE YOU READ THE FREAKIN' RULE? I have, and BB's interpretation is entirely plausible. In the league's Constitution & Bylaws, it reads: "Any use by any club at any time, from the start to the finish of any game in which such club is a participant, of any communications or information-gathering equipment, other than Polaroid-type cameras or field telephones, shall be prohibited, including without limitation videotape machines, telephone tapping, or bugging devices, or any other form of electronic devices that might aid a team during the playing of a game."

    Now, don't sit there and try to tell me that the rule is not open to being interpreted as: prohibiting videotaping applied to use during the game in which the video is shot.

    Does this mean that the patriots *first* mistake was not to bring to bring this quarrel to binding arbitration?

    Is it a further mistake to not take that approach now that trying to be a "good corporate citizen" has had disasterous results for them?

    Why not go on the offence?
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    I still wonder why we are not swinging on this one.
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    because they were told to stop in 2006, they were given a warning that it was against the rules and not to do it, but they still did it.
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    Just because you interpret a rule one way doesn't mean you shouldn't be punished for it. If you aren't sure of the interpretation (and I'm sure someone as smart as Belichick should be able to read the sentence the way I did, without interpreting it incorrectly), then there's a whole long offseason to ask for clarification. There's little room to "go on the offense."
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    the arrogance of BB on this issue is what lead to this whole mess. Had he stopped taping after the Packers game in 2006, this never would have been public and never would have gotten anywhere near this. That and making the mistake of doing it against a former coach was another bad choice. For whatever reason he felt that he could continue to get away with breaking rules, even after he has been caught.
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    Because the memo that was sent out explained the meaning of the rule is that videotaping signal callers is against the not to be done.
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    But is an NFL memo an official rule, agreed to by owners and the like?
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    That's ok though, Patriots fans still love our Bill Belichik!...every single one of us!:D
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    BB argued he misinterpreted the rule, and the memo spelled out clearly that the rule prohibited videotaping of signal callers. You can't argue ignorance when you've been told don't do it!
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    If the last sentence would have said 'the game', then BB might have been in the clear. 'A game' really doesn't leave as much room for interpretation.

    If that is the only rule regarding taping, it really does blow up the idiocy of the Practicegate that we are being subjected to, though. No mention of practice in that statement at all.
     
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    Guys, quit defending Belichick on this. He screwed up. I don't care if everyone does it. He's embarrassed the team, its fans and the only reason he hasn't been crucified is because he wins. He is an excellent coach who took it one step too far. He'll never live this down and he likely won't go to the Hall of Fame. Let's just enjoy the upcoming seasons, while he's still around.
     
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    Speak for yourself pal...I'm not embaressed, are YOU? I'm damn proud to have Belichik as our coach.

    Personally, not many Patriots fans worry about our "image" since image is comprised of nothing but opinion. Only phonies worry about image. Kinda like the businessman who gets his hair cut every week hoping he has the right image.

    Belichik is defiant...so what? We don't care about image. it's Saturday, so go get your hair cut...
     
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    I guess one should just dig up the post with all the quotes of former coaches who have done questionable things in the past:


     
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    Nice to see a Pats fan who's not phony!;)
     
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    Or this kind of stuff:

     
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    Just remember folks, the 7 o'clock show is different than the 9 o'clock show.

     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    Actually is disallows video taping signal callers from dertain locations, you are still free to do it in other areas of the stadium.
     
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    Keep it coming chrisfx811!!
     
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    Re: n interesting new thought

    Now isn't that the damnest thing!? :rolleyes:
     
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    You seem to be insecure when somebody doesn't see eye-to-eye with you. You should seek counseling about that....but you're probably just a little kid who hasn't had any responsibility your whole life. Or just an adult who never grew up. For your sake I hope it's not the latter.
     
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