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  1. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    Instead of being total enablers that the mediots are being by basically encouraging someone to go for Brady's knees saying, "it's inevitable, sooner or later someone is going for Brady's knees if they keep running up the score." Not only are the media telling players that they should be mad at the Pats for running up the score, which I'm still convinced most are not, but they're saying, in a roundabout and backhanded way, that it would be a normal and justifiable reaction to scoring too many points for a player to cheat and threaten a HOF QB's career. Not only is this logic twisted and dangerous, but it's also revealing of the media's stance towards the Pats as they are pretty much willing this to happen. I have a new idea, from now on why doesn't any member of the media whose atleast somewhat objective or even favorable to the Pats say this, "if someone goes after Brady's knees, sooner or later that person is going to have to fear for his health not only from the players but from the fans." I am usually a reasonable fan, and I like to think that I'm not a mindless homer, but if I was ever around someone who ended Brady's career I'd probably throw a rock at his head, so I can only imagine what some actually crazy fans would do. The media needs to start making this point before something happens to a Pats player that is totally uncalled for, and this escalates from a media-manufactured story to a seriously ugly situation.
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    Why the commissioner doesn't step in for the good of the game and say as much, i don't understand. A memo goes around about something esoteric like the location of where videotaping of signals may occur, but something important like the safety of the very best player in the NFL is ignored?
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    where was all this talk about Manning's knees for the 2 years straight that he ran up scores?

    what about the time they ran up the score on the pats by GOING FOR 2 instead of kicking the extra point late in the game?


    i don't get these morons.
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    As long as they keep winning the hype is just going to get worse. The Patriots are high on the radar and the media is looking for any angle to sell a story.
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    The Commissioner is too busy calling players like Brady personnally to hand out fines for not buckling chin straps ;)
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    I think the idea that you people have that the media is condoning "going after Brady" is ridiculous. Do you really think a defensive lineman will take out Brady because the media talked about it?! C'mon. Just because the media is discussing it, doesn't mean that most people weren't, on some level, already thinking it. If Brady gets injured, I can assure you it won't have ANYTHING to do with what Joe-Shmoe sports analyst said. :rolleyes:
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    I'm sure that someone must have alrady made this observation but let me re-iterate it:

    before anyone "gets to Brady's knees" , first they have to get to Brady. Not to many people have been successful at that so far.
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    We're not talking about a normal play situation here like Kimo or even Wilfork. We're talking about after a play is dead, Brady starts to walk back up the huddle, his linemen are walking back too, some getting up off the ground, whatever - THEN some goon called in by a coach sucker kicks his knee from behind or something. Like how they do it in hockey, with a guy off the street called in just for that purpose so if he gets banned it's no big deal.
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    Ahh I see. This is *not* hockey. There is no precedent or tradition of attacking a player after the play is over. But let's assume for argument's sake that some misguided LB let's his emotions get the best of him and attacks Brady. He is attempting to remove *the* most popular and recognizable face of the NFL. I think a season long or even a life-time ban might be meted out as punishment for that offense. We are talking about $$$ here not some ephemeral notion of "honor". we are talking about taking money out of other player's paychecks.

    Not to mention that *he* would then become the target of every Pats player (or Brady sympathizer...of which there are many in the player ranks) and it would be *his* health and career that would be in jepardy.

    This is why you will never see this kind scenario actually happen no mattter how much the jealous masses of opposition fans hope for it.

    Now if some Kamakazi wants to try to take out Beli, well maybe that's a different story. But I for one go to sleep at night without a worry over TB's knees.
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    Wrong!

    Charles Martin of the Packers picked Jim McMahon up after the play was over and body-slammed him to the ground, ending his season with a shoulder separation.

    http://www.answers.com/topic/charles-martin-football-player
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    I would say this.....

    If some lineman takes a cheap shot at Brady and ends his season...

    Good luck to that guy making it out of Foxboro alive.
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    one play is a pretty shaky "precedent" butlet's accept taht play. Was Jim McMahom the equivelant popularity-wise of Tom Brady? I would say no. Tom Brady is the *face* of the NFl. Tom Brady is *the* most important player in the NFL image wise with Peyton being a fairly close second. Could you imagine this Martin character body slamming Water Payton or Troy Aikman and getting away with it?
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    Problem is though, you didn't have 24 hour sports media saying over and over again that a) The Pats are classless b) If you are losing to the Pats you should feel disrespectfed and c) It would be understandable if you take a shot at Brady's knees because of it.

    Triggerfish said that it's silly to think someone would do it just because Wilbon or some ahole told them to but it's not that simple. Players on teams watch the media and are constantly bombarded with the whole "classless Pats" nonsense and will start to think subconsciously Oh maybe they are disrespecting us maybe I should be pissed, maybe I should be mad at them instead of frustrated with myself and my team Then they start talking in the locker room and the whole mob mentality starts up in exactly the same way "bulletin board material" works. They'll take nothing and make it into something and before you know it they'll be aching for a reason to "get even". Then that one idiot, because that's all it takes, the one who is just a little more crazy and stupid than the rest, will make his move feeling pissed and justified by the media, his teammates and his fans. There's way too many idiots in this league that will do stupid stuff regardless, and will be that much worse when they feel justified.
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    I believe the point they're trying to make is that some members of the media are negatively contributing towards the creation of a culture or mentality that taking out Brady is a justifiable action if they feel the Patriots are running up the score.

    As ridiculous as it may sound to you the truth is that many people on this rock of ours are seriously lacking in both intelligence and the ability to understand what is and is not justifiable.

    The image of Joey Porter jumping that dude in Vegas with three or four of his buddies comes to mind. That dude is just a dumb Ahole and there are plenty more just like him elsewhere around the league.

    The Commish really should address this issue before it becomes an issue.
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    What if it happened somewhere else?
  18. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    What is your point exactly? Why are you here? Are you saying that Steelers fans would cheer if it happened at Heinz? Stop trolling
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