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  1. groundgame

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    ESPN reports NFL agrees 49ers tampered with Bears LB Briggs.
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    49ers charged with Tampering

    ON ESPN GET LINK WHEN I CAN

    49ERS must forfeit 5th round pick and swap 3rd rounders with Bears!
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    Re: 49ers charged with Tampering

    Wow. And to think, they didn't even sign Briggs. Just imagine what General Zod would have penalized them had they actually signed him ...
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    Re: 49ers charged with Tampering

    Hardly a big crime....changing picks??? BIG deal...but again..it wasn't the Pats...
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Where's Easterbrook? What does Matt Walsh know about this?

    I look forward to every ESPN talking head spending the next 6 months talking about the 49ers as the Worst. Cheaters. Ever.

    I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    ESPN Especially Stupid Pompous Nonsense
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    So when do the Jets finally get penalized?
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Film at 11:00 ;)
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Commissioner Clouseau strikes again.


    [​IMG]


    Now, if someone could just explain to me how filming from the sidelines instead of the end zone or the stands is more detrimental to fair play than trying to steal an opponent's best players, I'd really appreciate that.
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    CHEATERS!

    MIKE NOLANCHEAT!

    5-11*!

    Yeah, like you'll ever hear that...

    (By the way, if you happen to see this in a Mike Florio Sporting News column tonight, it's because I told him, and he thought it was funny.)
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    "5-11*" - priceless! :)
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    This goes on every year. If Goodell is serious about this they will heave to open up a whole new office in New York to monitor it:

    Law & Order: NFL Division
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Goodell is anti-Patriots.

    Tom Brady plays for the Patriots.

    The 49ers were the team Tom Brady rooted for as a kid.

    Coincidence? ;)
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    what the fruck?

    that's it?

    this league is a hunk of dogcrap

    I've never been so obsessed with watching something i hate so much.
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    swap of a 3rd? why not take away their 2nd and 3rd? since they did not make the playoffs?

    so then we can tamper and that is ALL we lose for it?
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Cheat9ers!

    NO WONDER ALEX SMITH HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO GO-

    :eek:
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    also, the Pats should defenetely file a grievance against the jets
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    They did after the Branch situation, but the Jets were cleared in January 2006 -- under Tagliabue, mind you.
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Meanwhile, the precedent that is set of rewarding the team who was tampered with WITHOUT EVEN LOSING THE PLAYER is terrible.

    Imagine what will happen when a team wins a tampering case and they actually lose the player. Swap seconds? Firsts?

    Just stupid.
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    CHEATERS.
    Maybe next time they can get the Rats
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    forfeit 5th also.....

    but compared to our 1 doesnt like much


    note: i'll ive heard of this is here.
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Do you really expect anything better by this clown of a commissioner?
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Guess what its not the first time the 49ers have had picks taken away by the league.
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    Was there any explanation for how they determined that it was definitely "tampering"? Curious what our "burden of proof" would have to be with the Jets, or the Eagles for Samuel...
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    shouldnt matter wether the player is lost it is the same act.
    couldve cost bears more in the long run.

    in our case it didnt matter that stealing signals is legal
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    Re: ESPN: 49ers forfeit 5th, swap 3rd with Bears for tampering with Briggs [merged]

    This is both fore-ordained by the action of the Pats, and a move in favor of the Pats.

    Any action that displays Goodell's behavior as universal rather than particular (against NE), to some extent exonnerates New England as not having been unique in the history of the league in misinterpreting/breaking a rule.

    Of course, the 5-11* 49ers have a history of this kind of behavior as regards roster-building (they who pioneered cap-and-trade strategies before global warming was uh, cool.)

    Goodell is portraying himself as not caring who gets caught in the crossfire. The more of these cases there are, the more the whole "spygate" thing becomes a case of a power-drunk neat-freak in charge of a league -- as opposed to a rogue New England franchise which cheated to win 3 super bowls.

    And the beautiful thing is, Goodell now must be a Napoleonic douchebag, in order to counter accusations that he went easy on/covered up the Pats' wrongdoings.

    Now to be consistent, Specter must demand the details of the Lance Briggs tampering. Next week he will need details of hair length throughout the league. Otherwise, it's a cover-up ;) Of course, that won't happen. But this and other discipline against other teams is ultimately good for the Pats -- if we care.

    PFnV
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    Re: The 49ers cheat

    To quote a guy in the other thread,

    5-11*
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    I say this half jokingly, but would anyone have been shocked if Goodell had chosen to punish the 49ers by stripping them of their 2008 1st round draft pick?
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