Welcome to PatsFans.com

Something To Ponder...

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SamBam39, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. SamBam39

    SamBam39 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    What would've happened if Haynesworth had done what he did, but instead of it being to some unknown offensive lineman, it was to a star, like say Peyton Manning?

    Don't both men deserve the same rights, respect, and protection?

    How would fan reaction have differed?

    Media Reaction?

    Union Reaction?

    League Office Reaction?

    Would five games and an apology have been ok if Peyton Manning had 30 stitches in his face and plastic surgery?
    Players miss 2-3 games with pulled hamstrings. 5 games seems like nothing to me. I'm just curious if someone did that to Manning if people think it would be the same.
    I don't.
  2. Murphys95

    Murphys95 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I think that's a valid question. To put it in context of another situation - what if Cincy's Robert Geathers had clocked Peyton Manning instead of Trent Green? Would the hit have drawn a flag? A fine?

    I'm with you that the league looks to protect its assets (hence the new roughing the passer rules), and my gut tells me that Haynesworth would have been suspended for much longer had he done the same to Manning. I don't even want to imagine the media circus that would be generated.
  3. SamBam39

    SamBam39 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0


    Exactly.
    and more to my point, I see people giving the opinion that they think the punishment is fair, but I think people have taken their minds off of what happened to the victim, and just how bad it was. I'm saying - let's make the victim less invisible. let's make the victim peyton manning. still think the punishment is fair? how bout tom brady? I think once you make the victim more real to you, the crime seems more real and it becomes more important for the punishment to really fit the crime. that guy shouldn't be playing again this season in my opinion.
    If I was the lineman, I would've pressed charges. that would've given him some punishment. I'm assuming there was all kinds of external pressure for him not to.
    I'd like to hear one of these talking heads on tv bring this up and discuss it. Would 5 games have been enough if the victim was manning? I bet there would've been a much, much bigger stink about this if it had been. Imagine polian's reaction? and dungy's? All I'm saying is I think this victim's plight has been minimized in people's minds. This was a terrible thing to have happen to you and for a guy to just miss a few games isn't enough. He isn't suffering enough. and losing the pay doesn't hurt him as much as people might say. these guys make tons of money and losing some isn't that big of a deal.
    maybe someday, something like this WILL happen to a star. and it will be interesting to see what happens since they are now setting precedent.
  4. Patriotic

    Patriotic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    If Peyton Manning got his faced hammered, there would be commercials the following Sunday featuring Peyton for:

    a pain relief medicine for metrosexuals . . . "Peyton's Pink Pill Pain Potion"

    facial cosmetic surgery . . . "Don't be a horse face like I was"

    one for male menstual cycles . . . "For your monthly Manning"

    lawsuit happy law firm run by two guys named Moe . . . . "Don't let them kick you in the head! Fight back with Moe, Manning, Manning & Moe"
  5. SamBam39

    SamBam39 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    LOL!
    I am so sick of his mug every 5 seconds.
    they are making the world over-saturated with peyton manning !

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>