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    This article appeared yesterday in the NY Times, op-ed, written by a Pennsylvanian. Good stuff. Referenced by Holley on WEEI.
    Has lots of good examples of the cheating in the NFL that was treated as an amusing byplay to the game rather than the incarnation of all that is evil.
     
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    Re: Sacks, lies and videotape

    Was just about to post it, you beat me to it. I was amazed that this found it's way into the New York Times, given their previous bias. Then I figured out the Opinion section has it's own editor; this would have never run in the Sports section.
     
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    NYT Sunday Op Ed: Sacks, Lies and Videotape

    Kudos to Michael Holley for suggesting that everyone should read this piece by Mark Bowden - author of “The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern N.F.L.” It speaks to how disingenuous the entire argument has been from the outset. Several excerpts follow, mods can reduce them further as they will.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/opinion/18bowden.html
     
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    Excerpt from the article: "...the secret videotaping of the sideline signals of opponents by the New England Patriots".

    Secret? Even after the comm himself pointed out on national TV that this was done in the open using a simple video camera?

    Yet another example of how the constant usage of 'cheating' and 'spying' by the media manage to unconciously influence the perception of events that actually occured.
     
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    Great minds... ;)
     
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    Try reading the article in the context in which it was written... "Cheating" is part of the fabric of sports, at all levels as this writer can attest.
     
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    Re: NYT Sunday Op Ed: Sacks, Lies and Videotape

    why didnt they write all this last september ?
    Send this to florio and king.
     
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    Yes, I do understand the context of the article and that it was not aimed at demonizing us.

    But why give false information in attempting to explain a point??

    Try understanding it from that context. ;)
     
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    Re: NYT Sunday Op Ed: Sacks, Lies and Videotape

    Great, now we can add Weeb Ewbank and Tom Landry to a list that already includes: George Halas, Paul Brown, Lamar Hunt, George Allen, Marty Schottenheimer, Bill Walsh, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Belichick, et. al.
     
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