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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #150 on: Feb 27th, 2009, 3:37am »
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What a clusterfuck...  The NFL just couldn't leave well enough alone...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Hawaii says no to NFL's proposal for state to host Pro Bowl in 2011, 2012
NFL.com (26.02.2009 21:32)
The Hawaii Tourism Authority board has rejected the NFL's proposal to return the Pro Bowl to the islands in 2011 and '12.

 
I hope dickin' around with the Pro Bowl wasn't the first of more bad "executive" decisions to come as the league and the players' union plan to head into negotiations in 2010.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #151 on: Mar 1st, 2009, 6:59pm »
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Players missing at sea... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
2 NFL players aboard boat missing off Florida
IHT: Sports (01.03.2009 15:58)
Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper were among four boaters missing Sunday off Florida's Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard and Smith's agent said.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #152 on: Mar 2nd, 2009, 7:39pm »
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There's still hope for a return of the Pro Bowl to Hawaii... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Hawaii to vote again on bringing back Pro Bowl
ESPN: NFL (02.03.2009 18:16)
Hawaii will vote again on a proposal to bring the Pro Bowl back to the state.

 
It still doesn't makes sense, though, to have it the week before the Super Bowl.  There will be no participants from the league's two top teams.  How dumb!?!? Sometimes there is a wisdom to the way things have been being done.  This is one of those cases notwithstanding the change in real-world circumstances.  Hopefully the NFL will wake up and see the light of day... on the beaches of Waikiki!
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #153 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 4:13pm »
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Goodell himself under investigation... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Attorney seeking oversight on Goodell's rulings
SI.com: NFL (08.03.2009 12:43)
Sports attorney David Cornwell is challenging the NFL's right to discipline players by proposing to appoint an independent arbitrator to review -- and have the power to change -- rulings made by the commissioner.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #154 on: Mar 13th, 2009, 9:20pm »
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This still hasn't quite yet gone away...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Ex-Patriots video assistant meets Goodell, Specter
Fresno Bee: Football (13.03.2009 10:55)
NEW YORK (AP) Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh disclosed no new rules violations in the Spygate scandal during his meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or in the tapes that the league released Tuesday.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #155 on: Mar 16th, 2009, 3:41pm »
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New NFLPA head has been elected, and, boy, how much do we football fans hope things come 2010 can get worked out without hitch... Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Smith eager to talk with Goodell about collective bargaining agreement
NFL.com (16.03.2009 14:16)
DeMaurice Smith, the NFLPA's new executive director, says he will reach out to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as soon as possible to begin negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #156 on: Mar 19th, 2009, 2:12am »
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"Officially" dealin', if you will, with the Hochuli situation... in the rulebook. From "The REAL Feed":
 
Competition committee aims to change 'Hochuli rule,' others
NFL.com (18.03.2009 21:31)
The NFL will look into changing instant-replay rules in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the blown call that helped cost the San Diego Chargers a game last season.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #157 on: Mar 22nd, 2009, 8:38pm »
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OT not getting overhauled this year...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Overtime won't be hot topic at league meetings; player safety will
NFL.com (22.03.2009 18:52)
Overtime isn't likely to be discussed at the league meetings that began Sunday after the NFL competition committee came up with no proposals to change it.
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« Reply #158 on: Mar 24th, 2009, 4:02pm »
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And, safety did rule the day at the NFL owners' meeting...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL owners pass four player safety rules for 2009 season
NFL.com (24.03.2009 13:52)
NFL owners have passed four player safety rules for next season. One of them is the elimination of blindside helmet-to-helmet blocks.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #159 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 6:48pm »
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From "The REAL Feed", more stuff voted on...
 
Owners approve changes to replay review, draft order
NFL.com (25.03.2009 17:16)
Ed Hochuli and other NFL referees can rest easier after team owners passed a rule Wednesday allowing video replays on a loose ball that could be either a fumble or an incomplete pass.

 
... and to be voted on... if the commish has his say...
 
Goodell wants NFL season to be 17 or 18 games
SI.com: NFL (25.03.2009 16:52)
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Roger Goodell wants the NFL regular season to expand to 17 or 18 games.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #160 on: Apr 21st, 2009, 1:28am »
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This is something that needs to get done... From "The REAL Feed":
 
Rookie Salary Reform
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (20.04.2009 23:28)
There's some thought out there that most NFL teams are afraid to trade into the top of the draft this year. So what happens if the Chiefs can't find a trade partner? Scott Pioli and company will draft somebody third overall.
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« Reply #161 on: Apr 24th, 2009, 10:22pm »
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Considering elongating the season...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Commissioner Goodell outlines proposal for lengthened regular season
NFL.com (24.04.2009 17:16)
NFL team owners are expected to receive a proposal, perhaps as soon as next month,that would eliminate two preseason games and push the Super Bowl back to Presidents Day weekend.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #162 on: Apr 29th, 2009, 1:34am »
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Here is a VERY real NFL issue...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Analysis: If Brady earns less than Stafford, system is broken
USA TODAY: Sports (29.04.2009 00:34)
Before the first day of the NFL draft, Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian was asked if he would trade a middle-of-the-first-round ...

 
This is particularly poignant at the moment given the economic state of the union.
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Re: NFL "issues"
« Reply #163 on: May 3rd, 2009, 4:37pm »
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If I were an NFL exec, I wouldn't go here... with the league's crown jewel...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Report: Super Bowl could be staged in London
The Sports Network: NFL (03.05.2009 10:40)
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« Reply #164 on: May 12th, 2009, 9:26pm »
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A handful of league-oriented issues rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Delaware now 4th state to allow sports betting
ESPN: NFL (12.05.2009 20:34)
Delaware became the fourth state to allow sports betting on Tuesday.

 
Altered pension plans could gut NFL coaching staffs
USA TODAY: Sports (12.05.2009 20:34)
Bill Polian has a strong hunch, but still isn't 100% sure whether the prolific Indianapolis Colts offense will begin breaking ...

 
Smith finalizes contract as NFLPA's new executive director
NFL.com (12.05.2009 15:17)
New NFL Players Association executivedirector DeMaurice Smith says his contract has been completed.

 
NFL considering sending another regular-season game overseas in 2010
NFL.com (12.05.2009 15:17)
The NFL is considering adding a second regular-season game overseas in time for the 2010 season. League commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that the success of the games at London's Wembley Stadium the past two seasons has fueled the discussions.
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« Reply #165 on: May 13th, 2009, 4:13pm »
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A couple more league concerns rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Ross Tucker: Secret surgery shines light on NFL problem
SI.com: NFL (13.05.2009 13:34)
Due to mistrust issues with team doctors, many players seek out their own medical advice. One player recently went a bit too far, says SI.com's Ross Tucker.

 
Players union head vague on StarCaps issues
Scout.com > NCAA > Division I-A Football (13.05.2009 08:51)
New NFL Players Association boss DeMaurice Smith visited with Vikings players and media on Tuesday, but he didn⤙t get into specifics on the pending StarCaps case with Pat and Kevin Williams. Most questions were responded to with more questions.
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« Reply #166 on: May 18th, 2009, 3:05am »
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The league, the players, the owners, the referees, and now the coaches "embroiling"... Who's the next group we got to worry about pleasing...???  Eh-hem,... the FANS!  I'm sure while all the aforementioned are gettin' handouts... , we will get handed the... See yous in 2010... But, I digress...  Currently from atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Official: Colts coaches retired due to pension plan changes
USA TODAY: Sports (18.05.2009 00:25)
The executive director of the NFL coaches association is upset with the way the league has handled a change in assistant coaches' ...
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« Reply #167 on: May 18th, 2009, 5:06pm »
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A full plate for Goodell, et al.  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Site of 2013 Super Bowl, longer regular season among meeting topics
NFL.com (18.05.2009 14:53)
The owners could vote on a proposal to expand the regular season to 17 or 18games at their NFL Spring Meeting.
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« Reply #168 on: May 19th, 2009, 5:58pm »
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The Super Bowl to return to the Big Easy in '13, and the league to stay with CBS and FOX through '14... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL awards New Orleans 2013 Super Bowl bid
SI.com: NFL (19.05.2009 17:25)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- New Orleans is a Super Bowl city again.

 
NFL extends CBS, FOX deals through '14 season
SI.com: NFL (19.05.2009 16:52)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Football League has extended its deals with broadcast partners CBS and FOX through the 2014 season.
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« Reply #169 on: May 21st, 2009, 12:37am »
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A couple NFL issues rolling off "The REAL Feed"...
 
The NFL to instiutionalize quotas...
 
NFL might expand 'Rooney Rule' to GM openings
SI.com: NFL (20.05.2009 14:19)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- NFL teams looking to hire general managers may soon be required to interview at least one minority candidate.

 
Rooney is surely a good man, and he and the NFL, I'm sure, mean well,... but whenever you make a rule out of stuff like this,... well,... I just don't know...
 
THEN, there's the BIG in the room...
 
NFLPA set to start CBA talks with NFL on June 1, won't do deal without look at NFL's books
ESPN: NFL (19.05.2009 21:31)
Negotiations toward an extension of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players will begin on June 1, NFL executive vice president of labor/legal counsel Jeff Pash said here Tuesday.
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« Reply #170 on: May 23rd, 2009, 10:16pm »
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The Redskins may have been naughty in their acquisition of Haynesworth... according to this LOCAL report rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Report: NFL investigating Redskins
The Washington Times: Sports (23.05.2009 19:13)
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« Reply #171 on: May 28th, 2009, 5:49am »
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Union coming to the defense of suspended players... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Players union to appeal ruling on suspensions
SI.com: NFL (28.05.2009 01:43)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL Players Association plans to appeal a judge's ruling in the case of five players facing suspensions over positive drug tests.
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« Reply #172 on: May 31st, 2009, 9:24pm »
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Oldies not supporting the youngins...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Ex-NFL players upset at NFL Players Association seeking support
ESPN: NFL (31.05.2009 17:01)
Retired football players angry with the NFL Players Association over disability and pension benefits say the executive director of the union may be ahead of himself in seeking their support during upcoming contract talks with the league.
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« Reply #173 on: Jun 2nd, 2009, 1:53pm »
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Uh-oh... ... From "The REAL Feed":
 
Goodell: No timetable with NFLPA on labor deal
SI.com: NFL (01.06.2009 14:55)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Headed into contact talks with the players' union, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says there is no timetable to reach a new agreement.

 
NO TIMETABLE!!! How about the start of the 2011 season???
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« Reply #174 on: Jun 3rd, 2009, 6:32pm »
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PLEASE go smoothly (on both of these fronts, actually)...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Talks aimed at avoiding work stoppage begin
SI.com: NFL (03.06.2009 16:39)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL and its players' union started Wednesday on a long road that they hope can avoid a work stoppage in 2011, when the current labor contract expires.

 
Also, a fantasy-relevant situation...
 
Yahoo sues NFLPA for right to use player data for fantasy games
ESPN: NFL (03.06.2009 17:07)
Yahoo Inc. is suing the NFL Players Association to try to ensure it won't be sued for using player statistics, photos and other data for its popular online fantasy football game.
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