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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #125 on: Apr 9th, 2008, 4:49pm »
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Grumblings and infighting in the NFLPA... according to this picture painted on "The REAL Feed":
 
Players divided in bid to oust NFLPA chief Upshaw
USA TODAY: Sports (08.04.2008 20:28)
Acknowledging a push by veteran Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover to replace NFL Players Association executive director Gene ...

 
Stover's message: Kick out Upshaw
SunSpot.net - Sports (09.04.2008 07:10)
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Matt Stover , the Ravens' veteran place-kicker and the team's representative to the NFL Players Association, has urged his fellow reps that longtime executive director Gene Up...

 
NFL | NFLPA president Kevin Mawae opposes effort to replace Gene Upshaw
The Seattle Times: Seahawks (09.04.2008 07:19)
Acknowledging an effort by Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover to oust Gene Upshaw, the NFL Players Association executive director, by March...
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #126 on: Jun 27th, 2008, 7:51pm »
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I didn't even know that this was an issue... From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL commissioner dismisses fears Bills will relocate
SLAM! Sports NFL (27.06.2008 18:31)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dismissed fears the Buffalo Bills will relocate to Toronto, adding he believes the franchise's future is more secure with the additional revenue it generates from playing an annual game north of the border.

 
If anybody knows about the details on this and could fill me in, I'd appreciate it!  I've had no clue there was an issue of the Bills leaving town.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #127 on: Jul 1st, 2008, 3:39am »
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A-men!!!  Currently topping "The REAL Feed":
 
Goodell: NFL rookie pay scale 'ridiculous'
SI.com: NFL (27.06.2008 21:31)
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #128 on: Jul 8th, 2008, 4:48pm »
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The NFL gettin' the fuzz in on this sting operation... From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL hires Pennsylvania police chief for strategic security job
SLAM! Sports NFL (08.07.2008 14:31)
NEW YORK - The NFL hired Pennsylvania's police chief to make sure there are no more signal-stealing scandals like the one involving the New England Patriots last season.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #129 on: Jul 21st, 2008, 12:58am »
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Do NFL preseason rosters need expanding???  This is the question of this piece rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Kirwan: Is 80 really enough?
NFL.com (20.07.2008 00:16)
As training camps open, players are bound to go down with injuries. However, with fewer options on rosters, depth could become an issue.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #130 on: Aug 21st, 2008, 10:27am »
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Upshaw passes...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFLPA director Upshaw, 63, dies of cancer
ESPN: NFL (21.08.2008 09:10)
Hall of Fame football player and longtime NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw has died, Clear Channel Online reported.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #131 on: Aug 21st, 2008, 10:54am »
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Upshaw passes...

 
This came as a bit of a surprise to me. I developed a bit of a friendship (not an active one, mind you) with him through some work I did with the NFLPA. I know he was facing some rough times with members of the union questioning his leadership of late. I wish his family the very best during this difficult time and hope that the fine folks at the NFLPA are able to cope with his loss.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #132 on: Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:52pm »
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NFL intent on taking its product international,... but this time keeping it a little closer to home,... and it's a potential move endorsed by Dan Marino.  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Marino thinks NFL a fit for Toronto
The Globe And Mail: Sports (03.09.2008 23:22)
No doubt Toronto could handle an NFL team,' former Dolphins star says
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #133 on: Sep 12th, 2008, 3:29am »
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The search is on...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFLPA starts identifying Upshaw replacements
ESPN: NFL (11.09.2008 21:31)
The NFL Players' Association plans to hire a national search firm, the first step in the process to select a new executive director after Gene Upshaw died last month.
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« Reply #134 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 8:03pm »
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Fall out from the Chargers-Broncos game this weekend... from "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL to look into changing inadvertent whistle rule
ESPN: NFL (15.09.2008 15:49)
The NFL will look into the inadvertent whistle rule that required officials to give the ball back to Denver in the final seconds of Sunday's game with San Diego.

 
You guys know how diehard of a Broncos fan I am. However, after the first-quarter replay-booth debacle and then the ATROCIOUS call on the Cutler fumble, which should have effectively ended the game in a victory for San Diego, even I was sort of rooting for them to get into field-range on their last 30-second drive to, at least, have a chance to win.  This one didn't feel good,... like a win, at all.  This comes from a guy who counts EVERY stroke on the golf course during a personal outing, mind you, but,... really, we didN'T win that game.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #135 on: Sep 16th, 2008, 2:10am »
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ESPN: NFL (15.09.2008 15:49)
The NFL will look into the inadvertent whistle rule that required officials to give the ball back to Denver in the final seconds of Sunday's game with San Diego.

 
The introductory paragraph/sentence of this article reads, "Ed Hochuli's acknowledgement that he erred on a call late in Sunday's San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos game will mean lower grades for one of the NFL's highest-profile referees."
 
Why is the problem here framed in terms of Hochuli's acknowledgement?  Why is it that the "acknowledgement" is seen as the problem (at least, that's the way the sentence is worded)?  That's not AT ALL where he went wrong.  He got the call wrong.  That he acknowledged his error, moreover on the spot on national TV during the game, was actually a STAND-UP move.  YET, we get all morally indignant and act all surprised when people lie to get out of trouble. What an ethical mess we have in America...  It's a knot unlikely to be easily untied.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #136 on: Sep 19th, 2008, 2:16am »
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The introductory paragraph/sentence of this article reads, "Ed Hochuli's acknowledgement that he erred on a call late in Sunday's San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos game will mean lower grades for one of the NFL's highest-profile referees."
 
Why is the problem here framed in terms of Hochuli's acknowledgement? Why is it that the "acknowledgement" is seen as the problem (at least, that's the way the sentence is worded)? That's not AT ALL where he went wrong. He got the call wrong. That he acknowledged his error, moreover on the spot on national TV during the game, was actually a STAND-UP move. YET, we get all morally indignant and act all surprised when people lie to get out of trouble. What an ethical mess we have in America... It's a knot unlikely to be easily untied.

 
Vis-a-vis my complaint above, I am happy to see the "positive" turn the media rhetoric toward Hochuli has taken over the last couple days, specifically as regards his taking responsibility.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #137 on: Oct 5th, 2008, 3:22pm »
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Al Davis IS an NFL "issue"... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Goodell ready to act on Raiders 'unfortunate' situation
USA TODAY: Sports (05.10.2008 14:52)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not received a grievance from former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin in the wake of his bitter split ...
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« Reply #138 on: Oct 25th, 2008, 4:46am »
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Uh-oh...  Could this be the beginning of a doping scandal of MLB proportions?  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Report: Several NFL players violate steroid policy
The Sports Network: NFL (24.10.2008 16:34)
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« Reply #139 on: Oct 28th, 2008, 6:57pm »
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Follow-up coverage of the steroids non-scandal... on "The REAL Feed":
 
Steroids in the NFL, but no steroid scandals
SI.com: NFL (28.10.2008 02:52)
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« Reply #140 on: Oct 31st, 2008, 12:45am »
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Pro Bowl in Hawaii under discussion... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL in Pro Bowl negotiations with Hawaii officials
ESPN: NFL (30.10.2008 23:10)
Hawaii tourism officials say they are in negotiations to extend the state's contract to host the Pro Bowl.
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« Reply #141 on: Oct 31st, 2008, 11:49pm »
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This would be good for NFL fans...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Air it out: Senators want more NFL games on TV
SI.com: NFL (29.10.2008 14:34)
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« Reply #142 on: Nov 2nd, 2008, 4:52am »
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Haslett, team need to renegotiate agreement...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
League says no to Haslett's win-based contract
SI.com: NFL (25.10.2008 18:16)

 
Food for thought...
 
If Mike Singletary were given such a contract, would that be seen as a violation of the league's minority-hiring rule???  Uh-oh,... conundrum... I mean,... (I suppose) it wouldn't be. But, does that really seem right? Now, it's beyond assurance of consideration and receiving interviews; ethnicity gives you a very REAL advantage in contract negotiations (at least, vis-a-vis flexibility and the possibilities).  Is that the spirit, or that's the spirit!?!? Oh, the tangled webs we and God Law weave...
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« Reply #143 on: Nov 20th, 2008, 4:39pm »
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Another Thursday goes by without football in the Steggie household... From "The REAL Feed":
 
FCC deadline in Comcast, NFL dispute pushed back
SI.com: NFL (20.11.2008 14:13)
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« Reply #144 on: Nov 28th, 2008, 1:59pm »
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I'm a traditionalist when it comes to this kind of stuff,... BUT I'm starting to think this needs to happen.  From a LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed":
 
Rob Parker: No more Lions in showcase
Detroit Lions (28.11.2008 01:28)
DETROIT -- Enough already. The NFL should take away the Thanksgiving Day game from the Lions. And next season wouldn't be too soon.

 
I'm afraid to say... - = Better( + ) ...
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« Reply #145 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 11:27pm »
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And this is coming from a Broncos fan...
 
on Sep 15th, 2008, 8:03pm, StegRock wrote:
Fall out from the Chargers-Broncos game this weekend... from "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL to look into changing inadvertent whistle rule
ESPN: NFL (15.09.2008 15:49)
The NFL will look into the inadvertent whistle rule that required officials to give the ball back to Denver in the final seconds of Sunday's game with San Diego.

 
You guys know how diehard of a Broncos fan I am. However, after the first-quarter replay-booth debacle and then the ATROCIOUS call on the Cutler fumble, which should have effectively ended the game in a victory for San Diego, even I was sort of rooting for them to get into field-range on their last 30-second drive to, at least, have a chance to win. This one didn't feel good,... like a win, at all. This comes from a guy who counts EVERY stroke on the golf course during a personal outing, mind you, but,... really, we didN'T win that game.

 
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« Reply #146 on: Dec 30th, 2008, 2:54am »
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Personally, this bums me out...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
AP source: 2010 Pro Bowl will be in Miami
SI.com: NFL (29.12.2008 16:43)
 
First, I guess Super Bowl participants are going to be playing in it, which would suck.  Second, and more importantly, there is my ties to Hawaii, where they LOVE football, and my understanding of the reality that this was the only piece of the NFL pie they got.  It was a way for them to feel part of things.  But, also, I rather liked the anticlimactic end to the season it provided.  Not everything needs to be Americano high drama.  It was a way to wind down after all the Super Bowl hubbub and a time to reflect on a season gone by.  It is like that late-night cup of hot chocolate before going to bed.  In any event, they love football in Hawaii, and I think it is an unnecessary move to take the Pro Bowl away from them.
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« Reply #147 on: Dec 30th, 2008, 6:09pm »
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AP source: 2010 Pro Bowl will be in Miami
SI.com: NFL (29.12.2008 16:43)
 
First, I guess Super Bowl participants are going to be playing in it, which would suck. Second, and more importantly, there is my ties to Hawaii, where they LOVE football, and my understanding of the reality that this was the only piece of the NFL pie they got. It was a way for them to feel part of things. But, also, I rather liked the anticlimactic end to the season it provided. Not everything needs to be Americano high drama. It was a way to wind down after all the Super Bowl hubbub and a time to reflect on a season gone by. It is like that late-night cup of hot chocolate before going to bed. In any event, they love football in Hawaii, and I think it is an unnecessary move to take the Pro Bowl away from them.

 
Confirmed... on "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL confirms 2010 Pro Bowl will be in Miami
SI.com: NFL (30.12.2008 17:12)
 
I think this just stinks!
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« Reply #148 on: Feb 25th, 2009, 4:02pm »
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News that is neither good nor bad,... but "telling"... From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL commish Goodell takes 20 percent pay cut
SI.com: NFL (25.02.2009 13:31)
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a 20 percent pay cut and the league staff has been trimmed by 15 percent because of a reeling economy.
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An "issue" for ALL Americans...  NFL execs take pay cuts...  NFL players...???  From this LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL free agency: Weak economic climate not conducive to big-dollar deals
Rocky Mountain News: Broncos & NFL (25.02.2009 23:22)
Free agency should begin fast and furious, as usual, Thursday night. But it might then become slow and painful to those players not involved in the initial signing spree. If new Broncos coach Josh McDaniels is to be believed, Denver won't be shy about spending owner Pat Bowlen's money in hopes of...
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