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  1. TommyBrady12

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    If anyone thinks that this spygate thing is about a concern for illegally taping signals and the integrity of the game, then they are naive. This is about the NFL and Comcast. THe NFL wants the NFL channel on the basic cable package while comcast wants us to pay additional money for it. Comcast is using its local senator (specter) to push the NFL through the media and calls for investigations of matt walsh.

    Now add to that Mike Fish of ESPN, whom I suspect is working side by side with comcast on this. you should see how depressed Fish looks in his latest interview with ESPN's Trey Wingo. If the NFL succeeds and gets the NFL network on the basic cable package, who is the loser? ESPN. ESPN's viewership mainly consists of NFL fans. If everyone turns to the NFL network, then ESPN loses a lot of ratings. No one would watch Berman anymore or Clayton or NFL countdown. Therefore, ESPN will continue to push the spygate thing. It's all about money in the end and the really dumb NFL fans across the country are falling for the hype.

    I hope the NFL does not give into comcast and that second rate senator from PA.
     
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    Take off the tin foil hat. The CIA has turned off it's thought-reading machine. :rolleyes:
     
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    Spy gate, will be put on the mantel, with

    Sasquatch

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    What I mean is its a big myth, and peter graves will be at Foxboro in seach of the missing link.. :D
     
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    look. there's a lot more to this thing than they let on. specter, who says he's concerned with the integrity of the game, has never been concerned with the steroid scandal in MLB, which is far worse than spygate. all of a sudden he's says the integrity of NFL is at stake?

    believe me on this.
     
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    One of the great defenses of anyone with hidden motives is the people who follow the money will be mocked as conspiracy theorists.
     
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    I said this back in February and I still believe Spectre (sic)was motivated by Comcast to pressure the NFL into some accomodation.

    Every thing ESPN does has an agenda to promote their product and position. They may not be in collusion with Comcast but they are guilty of sensationalizing the issue.
     
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    No doubt that Spector's angle is carrying the water for his largest contributers, Comcast but that is all AFTER teh fact. What was Mangini's part in this great conspiracy? THAT I do not see..was he a Comcast double agent? No doubt that when Sen Comcast got involved it became a lot wider in scope...but the original week of spygate?? What part did Comcast, the NFLN play??
     
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    The ironic thing about conspiracy theories is that sometimes there really is a conspiracy. Sometimes when facts conflict with belief, the facts aren't wrong but the belief is.
     
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    It's always about money, directly or indirectly.
     
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    Sure, there's large ammounts of money involved but the spygate thing persists because the Pats are the best team in the league. If the Lions got busted for what the Pats did, it would have been a one week story and ESPN would have moved on.

    Is there a feud between Concast and the NFL? Sure...but is that the main reason the spygate story is lingering? I doubt it...highly.
     
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    That's your choice. If you like simple answers, so be it.
     
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    Pats reach for Kevin O'Connell in the 3rd round
    Kevin O'Connell's father works for the FBI
    Coincidence?
     
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    I subscribe to Occam's razor: "All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best."
     
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    Exactly.....greed.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    So, yeah, I think Mayo's going to fit in fine in BB's 3-4 defense.
     
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    that's true but specter and comcast would not have any leverage if this were the lions. Since the Pats are the marquis team (along with the colts), then comcast can use this against the league. the league doesn't want its best team to look bad (because it makes the whole league look bad) and comcast knows it.
     
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    who cares about mangini? mangini did this because they hate the pats. what transpired afterwards was what i think is some sort of collusion among specter, comcast, mike fish and espn.
     
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    Umm...the NFL commissioner wildly overreacted and took away the Pats' #1 pick in order to give Comcast leverage over the NFL Network? :confused:

    And ESPN, a competitor of the NFL Network, is conspiring with Comcast to try to put the NFL Network in every home? :confused::confused:

    If you're "following the money," this particular conspiracy theory has to bite the dust because most of the key players would be acting against their own financial interests.
     
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    First, ESPN and most everyone else ran with spygate because it was a hot story. Increased rating$.

    It has more legs with ESPN because yes, there is a real world business tug of war with the nascent NFL channel which if successful in being widely carried, will decimate ESPN's ratings.

    No conspiracy, no tin foil. Just business...ratings and revenue.
     
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