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Chus-Kay

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Bounties
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:16:25 AM »
How is no one here talking about this?

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Re: Bounties
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 12:56:31 PM »
I dunno. I think we were waiting for the penalties to be handed down before seeing where everything stood.

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Re: Bounties
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 01:46:56 PM »
I heard yesterday on the radio that the injury that took down Manning is a direct result of the bounty-Saints. Would that be the Super Bowl?

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 01:56:48 PM »
supposedly the injury favre got in 2010 playoffs was also the result of one of these bounties.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 02:06:25 PM »
I heard yesterday on the radio that the injury that took down Manning is a direct result of the bounty-Saints. Would that be the Super Bowl?

It would have to have been, but I kinda doubt this story. Peyton finished that game, then played all of 2010 before missing last season.

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 02:10:58 PM »
why would you doubt the story?

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 02:25:19 PM »
Because Peyton finished that game, then played all of 2010 before missing last season. I'm being asked to believe that a single hit he received in 2009 caused an injury that caused him to miss a season that began 18 months later.

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Re: Bounties
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 03:47:23 PM »
I find it hilarious that some people who are furious about bounties in the name of safety are clamoring for two extra regular season games. Bounties are in bad taste, but honestly, let's not pretend they're anything but a carny sideshow act that only enhances the violence in an already violent game.

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 03:50:25 PM »
I find it hilarious that some people who are furious about bounties in the name of safety are clamoring for two extra regular season games. Bounties are in bad taste, but honestly, let's not pretend they're anything but a carny sideshow act that only enhances the violence in an already violent game.

missing the point.
 
football is a violent game.  that's a given.
 
but there's a difference between accidentally hurting a guy and purposely hurting a guy.  there's an even bigger difference between accidentally hurting a guy and purposely hurting a guy for money.
 
2 more games a year is a separate argument.

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 03:58:29 PM »

missing the point.
 
football is a violent game.  that's a given.
 
but there's a difference between accidentally hurting a guy and purposely hurting a guy.  there's an even bigger difference between accidentally hurting a guy and purposely hurting a guy for money.

You can injure a guy just as easily not trying as you can by trying your best.
 
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2 more games a year is a separate argument.

Is it? The fact you're giving teams two more games to play at full speed and expose themselves to injuries is going to cause way more injuries than paying a dude for knocking another player out of the game ever will.

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 04:07:43 PM »
You can injure a guy just as easily not trying as you can by trying your best.

intent is the issue.  is your intent to injure someone?  is your intent to injure someone for pay?
 
 
Is it? The fact you're giving teams two more games to play at full speed and expose themselves to injuries is going to cause way more injuries than paying a dude for knocking another player out of the game ever will.

yes.  one argument is about paying someone to hurt someone.
 
the other argument is about adding extra games which will (stastically at least) cause more injuries.
 
btw, i never said i was for extra games.  just sayin' it's a separate argument.

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Re: Bounties
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 08:25:45 AM »
Yes, intent matters. 
 
Football is inherently a violent game.  You always derive a benefit from knocking a player out of a game.  That being said, that does not make organized bounty pools (especially those that coaches participate in or organize even) OK. 
 
From what I heard, they even had a specific incentive for having a player carted off.  If true, that is disgusting and well outside what the bounds should be. 
 
The fact that some people (not saying anyone here) are trying to paint those who oppose this practice as naive is ridiculous.  For one thing, "everybody's doing it" is not a defense when you are stupid enough to get caught.  We can only deal with those that we know about, I'm not giving the Saints a pass because "everyone does it."  When another team gets caught, then we'll deal with that one too.
 
 

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Re: Bounties
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 02:13:18 PM »
Payton suspended for a year, which will cost him about $8 million.

GM Mickey Loomis suspended for 8 games.

Former DC Gregg Williams suspended indefinitely.

Assistant Coach Joe Vitt suspended for 6 games.

Team is fined $500,000 - and loses their second round draft picks both this year and next.

Goodell seriously dropped the hammer here. In addition, there can be no more 'pay-for-performance' side pools on NFL teams. Doesn't just include bounties, but also positive things - cash pools for things like INTs, fumble recoveries, etc.


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Re: Bounties
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 02:27:37 PM »
I knew he'd handle this aggressively, but I did not see this coming.

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 02:29:42 PM »
I knew he'd handle this aggressively, but I did not see this coming.

And there's still individual player disciplines coming...

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Re: Bounties
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 10:10:37 PM »
How do you suspend a GM for games?  He doesn't do anything on gameday.  Does this mean he is under "house arrest" until Week  9 or 10 (depending on when their bye hits) and cannot make transactions?

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 10:57:36 PM »
I assume it means he can't show up for work (in any sense) or communicate with anyone in the front office until the suspension is over.

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Re: Bounties
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012, 01:31:38 PM »
Back before the 49er postseason game, a documentary crew was following the team and doing a project on Steve Gleason (former Saints player suffering from ALS). They recorded audio of Gregg Williams in a defensive team meeting instructing the players. The was edited for time (the original was about 40 seconds longer).
 
 It starts out as typical macho football bullshit, but takes a different turn towards the end. Made the more damning by the fact that the NFL told the Saints they were re-opening the bounty investigation prior to the last post-season, so this went on while they knew what was hanging over their heads.
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhnn9kbqQUA



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Re: Bounties
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 07:43:16 PM »
Man I'm bored...I wasn't around for this (which is probably a good thing lol) but Favre got absolutely screwed in the 2009 Saints game. Bountygate didn't even cost them the game, nor did the interception, the 76 fumbles or the bad calls in the Saints favor all game long. All that did was tie the 40 year old gimp. It took the refs again in OT to give the Saints the win by 3.
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