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Old 12-26-2015, 04:15 PM   #721
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What bugged me was that Sony offered "free admission" to NFL players to watch it. Come on, they are mostly wealthy and they KNOW the risks. They should have offered it to high school and college players.
I'm not sure that they do know the risks but I agree they can all afford to buy their own movie tickets. The league minimum for 2015 was $435K.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:04 PM   #722
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I just saw the movie Concussion. It's a very good movie that shows the effects of repeated head trauma from playing football. Those who complain about the "new" NFL being too soft should really pay attention to this movie. I can't imagine you'd feel the same after watching it. There is very good reason why the NFL has cracked down on head-to-head contact.
Im fine with the sever penalties for helmet to helmet contact but what ticks me off is the roughing the QB penalty for touching the QBs head. Lots of times a guy jumps to try to block a pass and when his arms come back down they bum the QBs helmet. It probably hurts the defenders hand or arm more than the QBs head.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:06 PM   #723
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Will the Eagles fly tonight, or walk the turf like turkeys?
I like Chips Kellys style of play but the Eagles have given up 40+ points 3 of the last 5 games and Kurt Cousins is leading the NFL is completion percentage. I think Wash scores a lot tonight!
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:18 PM   #724
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I like Chips Kellys style of play but the Eagles have given up 40+ points 3 of the last 5 games and Kurt Cousins is leading the NFL is completion percentage. I think Wash scores a lot tonight!

Most of the announcers are going that way, picking Redskins. At this point Redskins are the more consistent team in many ways.
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What bugged me was that Sony offered "free admission" to NFL players to watch it. Come on, they are mostly wealthy and they KNOW the risks. They should have offered it to high school and college players.

I don't understand the relative surprise either on the seriousness of concussions......Roger Staubach retired in 1980 after his best statistical season because of repeated concussions. But he was no dummy....currently he is the wealthiest person to have ever played the NFL. Net worth somewhere near 3/4 of a billion dollars.


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Peyton Manning linked to HGH use. Tell me it ain't so....

Documentary links Peyton Manning, other pro athletes to use of PEDs
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:24 AM   #727
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Peyton Manning linked to HGH use. Tell me it ain't so....

Documentary links Peyton Manning, other pro athletes to use of PEDs
AL-Jazeera has no credibility in my eyes. So I WILL say it aint so unless someone I trust has some evidence. Why is Al-Jazeera doing an undercover expose here anyway?

Did you read the story? More of the story talks about how Manning didnt use HGH and the original tipster recanting his story and saying he made it up.
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AL-Jazeera has no credibility in my eyes. So I WILL say it aint so unless someone I trust has some evidence. Why is Al-Jazeera doing an undercover expose here anyway?

Did you read the story? More of the story talks about how Manning didnt use HGH and the original tipster recanting his story and saying he made it up.
Yes I did. And I agree, you have to consider the source. I first heard this on FOX News this morning and I read a number of articles on it. Some mentioned the retraction and some did not. Peyton called it complete garbage.

Headlines sell....
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I was thinking the same. At first blush, another future hall of famer, another controversy. Then saw the source... AL-Jazeera. Ummmm... C'mon Man .

What next? Newsflash, Al-Jazeera reports there was no such person as Babe Ruth? C'mon Man.
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Never tracked or paid much attention to the Panthers in the past but personally, I'd like to see them go all the way.
Well, no perfect season this year.
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Well no perfect season this year.

Well it is a crazy week when Weeden and Mallett both win and even Clipboard Jesus gets a relief save all in the same week.


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Well it is a crazy week when Weeden and Mallett both win and even Clipboard Jesus gets a relief save all in the same week.


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Crazy week yes... QB's, Weeden (Houston 2015), Mallett (Ex Houston 2015) and Fitzpatrick (Ex Houston 2014) all won today. And to top it all off, the Fitzpatrick win was against Brady That should take some air out of his sail (I won't say his football and get that started again )
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Seriously Patriots? The one week in my life that I rooted for you?
Seriously Steelers? Losing to Baltimore TWICE?
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That's 2 out of 3. Two out of three upsets that I was hoping for. Glad that Carolina and New England lost now if GB can win, that'll be 3 for 3. I would also like Seattle to lose but I don't want to ask for too much in one week.
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Seriously Steelers? Losing to Baltimore TWICE?
The Steelers have nobody to blame but themselves by losing to a 4 win team with a QB off the street who outplayed Big Ben.

The Patriots are missing too many players on offense and defense and I was surprised they took it to OT. Also the game wasn't too critical for them as they already secured a bye.
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Well, no perfect season this year.
So much for history. I'm sure they are partying in Miami.
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and declare the Arizona Cardinals the Superbowl Champions. Despite their record, I don't see Carolina as anywhere near as good as Arizona. I'd like to see Arizona against the strong defense of Denver.
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The two teams that some people were claiming to be the hottest teams that nobody wants to face in the playoffs, Pittsburgh and Seattle lost to inferior teams today.

It's the NFL where any team can beat any other time on any given Sunday.
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Crazy, but I need Broncos to beat Bengals to avoid Texans clinching division. I need Texans to win 9. I dont want them throwing out the scrubs to play Jacksonville in a meaningless game.


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It was surprising that the Pats chose to kick after winning the OT coin toss since the offense was on a bit of a roll. However the defense had been playing well and just stopped the Jets on their last offensive series so I suspect that entered into the decision as well.

Not quite a Pete Carroll moment, but certainly questionable in hindsight.
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