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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    i already voted, but everybody on this board should flood this link and vote. if the opinion expressed here is dramatically different than what the on-air "talent" is saying, it might actually be helpful.
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    Where is the FootballFanetic?:D
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    Just like all polls many of the questions are not complete enough to answer-
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    Like do you believe the commissioner's punishment to be fair(no it's too harsh or no it's not harsh enough would both be answered with the same reply)
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    I took the poll and the results said that a majority of ESPN watchers believe that videotaping signals in football is "cheating" but stealing signs in baseball is "gamesmanship".

    Seriously. WTF?
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    Clearly about 60% of the country is bat-sh*t crazy.

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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    Obviously, those who voted against the Patriots are fans of other teams and losing teams at that.
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    Clearly, the Jets fans and NY media have already been here.

    But like another poster stated....Who cares about them, anyways.
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    You hit the nail on the head. These are the fans of the teams

    the Patriots are beating the crap out of. These teams all have

    coaches who are too stupid to change their signals once in a

    while.
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    Let's get on this thing in mass and vote!!

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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    I thought it was funny that people don't mind stealing signals in baseball, but football stealing signals is a death wish. There is no difference. People are just blinded by the disdain for the Patriots.
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    It could be skewed due to the order of the answers to select. For some reason they are reversed, yet have the same percentages on responses. Someone not paying attention would click both of the top ones thinking they were giving the same answer.

    Poorly organized survey :rolleyes:
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    i really hope this is over because i think the patriots got screwed just because they are the patriots and I am a bills fan and still think this is messed up. I am sick of hearing about it and who cares if they stole signals. Baseball coaches do it all the time!
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    Re: ESPN Spygate Poll

    I really loved this part...

    4) How would you classify videotaping an opponents' signals in football?


    66.3% Cheating

    33.7% Gamesmanship


    5) How would you classify stealing an opponents' signs in baseball?


    67.7% Gamesmanship

    32.3% Cheating

    EDIT: whoops, this has been touched on a couple of times. Chalk this up as a +1 for me I guess.
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    Ridiculous Results from ESPN Poll on CameraHunt

    The results of a poll on ESPN today are ridiculous, and it makes me beyond incensed that the mass media witch hunt has so completely distorted people's ideas of what really happened. As of 6:20pm, here are some of the interesting results:

    1) Which best describes your feeling on Spygate?
    47.3% I'm still interested in the affair
    41.2% I just want the saga to end
    11.5% Indifference

    2) Is Matt Walsh a credible witness?
    69.6% Yes
    30.4% No

    3) Do you believe NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a fair and impartial judge in this matter?
    58.4% No
    41.6% Yes

    4) How would you classify videotaping an opponents' signals in football?
    66.3% Cheating
    33.7% Gamesmanship

    5) How would you classify stealing an opponents' signs in baseball?
    67.6% Gamesmanship
    32.4% Cheating

    6) How much of an advantage did the Patriots gain over their opponents by videotaping their signals?
    47.0% Significant advantage
    29.8% Slight advantage
    23.2% No advantage

    7) Do you believe the Patriots used the information they obtained from videotaping a game within that same game?
    59.3% Yes
    40.7% No

    8) In your opinion, outside of the Patriots, how many NFL teams videotape their opponents' signals?
    38.2% A minority
    26.2% A majority
    24.9% None
    10.7% Every team does it

    9) Was the punishment handed down to the Patriots earlier this year (fined $250,000 and lost the 31st pick in the 2008 draft) just?
    67.8% Yes
    32.2% No

    10) Should the Patriots face further punishment because of the videotapes Walsh submitted to Goodell?
    53.1% Yes
    46.9% No

    11) Is Spygate over?
    54.0% No
    46.0% Yes

    Total Votes: 21,299

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=3491
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    Re: Ridiculous Results from ESPN Poll on CameraHunt

    Some of the questions are rather leading and don't give enough room for proper answers. For example, "was the punishment just?" - the answers are yes or no. Why weren't they "too much, just, or not enough?" Another was "do you believe Goodell is fair and impartial?" If I vote no because I think he's a Jets fan, does my vote then get counted as one that thinks he's in bed with Kraft as part of a cover up conspiracy? There's a few others that are similar but not quite as bad.
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    Re: ESPN(gfy) spygate poll

    Not doing it! ESPN will never see the light of day on my PC or TV
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    Re: ESPN(gfy) spygate poll

    4) How would you classify videotaping an opponents' signals in football?


    65.6% Cheating

    34.4% Gamesmanship


    5) How would you classify stealing an opponents' signs in baseball?


    64.2% Gamesmanship

    35.8% Cheating



    ^^^stupid ppl following ESPN
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    Any sociology 101 kid can tell you that this is a poor survey question when it is not open ended. When someone answers "no", does that mean that they feel it was unjust in that it was too harsh, or not harsh enough? I would assume the people at ESPN would spin it as the latter.
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    Re: ESPN(gfy) spygate poll

    I got suckered in........

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    4) How would you classify videotaping an opponents' signals in football?

    65.6% Cheating
    34.4% Gamesmanship

    5) How would you classify stealing an opponents' signs in baseball?

    64.2% Gamesmanship
    35.8% Cheating

    That just proves 65% of the respondants are fukcing braindead. Any thing but the same answer to both is retarded.

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    7) Do you believe the Patriots used the information they obtained from videotaping a game within that same game?

    Ummmm, great question. Like any of us morons answering your dumb-ass poll are even remotely qualified to answer that, beyond wild speculation.


    What a watse, save your time and don't make the same mistake I did.
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    Re: ESPN(gfy) spygate poll

    They could have at least got the total $750,000 fine correct because that was the total combined amount.
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    Re: ESPN(gfy) spygate poll

    Not going to anything espn ever again. I'm satisfied that the viewers of that station are ill informed so therefore any poll will be tainted!
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    Re: ESPN(gfy) spygate poll

    The more I think about the results of that poll, the more I realize how much the media (ESPN in particular) has influenced the nation's way of thinking. There was a question that said something like "Do you think the Patriots used the tapes in the same game they were recorded?"

    Now, Belichick has said, "no." Many knowledgeable football fans and writers have said, "There is no way in hell they could have used them in game, look at how they are contructed." Yet, ESPN personalities keep throwing it out there as something that could have happened. Then you look at the poll results for that question and you see that a large majority of the fans feel that, yes, the tapes were used in same-game situations.

    I am not sure which interview/coverage team it was, but someone last night said, "Belichick told us he did not use the tapes during the game in which they were shot during a press conference last September. I don't know if I can believe him now." (Paraphrasing). AFTER seeing the tapes and learning from Walsh (via Goodell) the process that the Patriots used to put the tapes together, you can't believe him? My goodness, what will it take?!
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    Status of Spygate Mis-Education

    Well thanks to the wonderful world of ESPN, second only to CBS for "we don't just report the news; Hell we make it up"........ just take a look at this data from the current ESPN poll.

    Out of 45,000 numbskulls who vote; the vast majority think
    1. stealing signs in baseball is ok; but videotape sign stealing in football is not
    2. that almost nobody else does it
    3. and that the Patriots got an advantage as a result.

    I credit the folks who put togehter the information campaign for doing a great service. BUT......This is evidence of exactly how far that info needs to get out. Your megaphone is no where near big enough. And the idiots at ESPN and other talking heads have polluted the thoughts of the vast majority of Americans on this subject.

    The Patriots are now forever branded and it will never come off.


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