Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by BPF, Feb 26, 2008.
Some good points that the "real" media continues to ignore.
Florio is a cunning devil. He was the one who took the Herald blurb and blew it up into forestorm. He was the one the morning of the Sb who claimed it was worse than the Black Sox scandal. He was the one who nurtured this bullcrap with poison over and over again. But as a lawyer it has begun to dawn on him he may have overstepped himself, and so he has posted a few obligatory pro pats posts, long after the damage has been done, to cover his tracks in the event of a lawsuit against him. I hope the Pats do sue his @$$. Maybe "Bradshaw is dead" stories won't be posted in the future on his shi tty website.
Thanks for posting, any rumor/opinion/news like this helps me equal out all the bad rumors/opinions/news I generally hear !
I agree with most of what you say but at this time he is the only one making these important points.
Amazing that Mike Florio is the one to champion this cause.
All we ever wanted was the truth....good luck www.profootball.com.
You have a lot of folks against you any many that are watching closely, such as sports illustrated, ESPN, a cable giant (comcast) and their bought and paid for Senator (the Honorable Arlen Spector). Throw in the NFL Network, the NFL, the Patriots, the old guard NFL owners trying to stop the Patriots any way they can, a ahem rag disguised as a newspaper (Herald) and on and on.
Keep it up Mike and don't let them get to you....
This part is not a rumor or opinion:
If there is no confidentiality agreement, why hasn't Walsh stepped forward and why did his people initially say there was one in place? I think this guy has nothing new that will damage the Patriots and is using this opportunity to get imdemnification so that he can actually make some money from his thefts.
What's with the link to the fantasy football site? Don't you mean profootballtalk.com?
Florio is cunning in that he built quite the lucrative business up by second hand rumor mongering which basically gave him impunity when it comes to facing any repurcussions. In the last year he has begun to spew some rumors and opinion of his own, on his site and on radio gigs the site has helped him develop, and that has a little more potential for repurcussions. But what he's doing now is just reading tea leaves and repositioning himself on the fence to say he was not personally bamboozled in this instance like the mainstream media he has a love/hate relationship with. Tough to wear all the hats Florio tries to juggle as sports mediot, supposedly practicing lawyer, mainstream media critic, mainstream media wannabe, defender of the game, law and order scorekeeper, fanboy, football expert, enviably connected, etc. without looking like a total fool at least half the time unless you periodically ride the fence on all of the above.
Yupper -I stand corrected.
Plus, I appreciate what Pony & Mo have pointed out. While he may be a wolf in sheeps clothing, getting at the truth is all that matters - any way possible.
I want to be vindicated.....I accept the rule violation & penalty imposed, understood. However, everything that followed is truly amazing. Even Stephen King or Richard Bachman could not have spun such a tale of BS.
Florio was, and continues to be, a huge part of the problem. He had a nice rumor & info site going, but he decided to turn it into his own personal blog/message board and hand down his opinion of everything NFL. He opened his electronic 'mouth' about things when he knew almost nothing about the situation and helped fan the flames, all for the greater good of increased web traffic.
To give him some credit, though, at least he points out the hypocrisy of the league and Commissioner Clouseau when it comes to free agent tampering and the lack of punishment for violating that rule, even if he's not explicitly connecting the two situations.
I understand, that's why I said Rumors/Opinions/News, News as meaning actual facts !
This is my take on the shady Walsh...
When he saw that PATS only turned 2006/2007 videos, he thought he can screw PATS and make money based on other defensive videos he stole (or made copies) from PATS. There were clearly videos of defensive coaches from sidelines before 2006. I was not aware of it until Gooddel told Alen (I love COMCAST) Spectre. BB did not hide any information regarding that when NFL asked him to turn over all the information. NFL, previous to Spectre meeting, never said he turned over notes that indicated taping since 2000. That could be the reason why Walsh thought he got information that could damage PATS/BB and make himself millions. He is a sleazy bas*tard. He stole tapes and even recorded conversations with Pioli to screw PATS. He might have boasted or provided hints about walk through tape to increase his value. When Goodell went before the sh!tty senator and revealed that PATS have been doing this since 2000 based on their notes and BB's confession, Walsh is now in a soup. He does not have much other than some defensive signal tapes which he obtained illegally or conversations with Pioli which he has done illegally. He is using this SpyGate furore to get a blanket immunity to escape the liability from all illegal things.
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