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NFL Talk / Re: Vikings lose 6 in pre-season game. Some for season.
« Last post by Bignutz on August 21, 2018, 11:18:15 PM »
I believe this goes back to shorter workouts before the preseason games start. Seems like players show up at training camp and jump right into the preseason games.
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NFL Talk / Re: What a joke-the AR rule
« Last post by Bignutz on August 21, 2018, 11:15:38 PM »
The NFL owners have been in 'cover their ass mode' for the last 10 years and things are not going back to oldtime football again, ever. The billionaires that run the NFL realized that they are just one giant class action lawsuit away from bankrupting the whole league, if they did not show that they were making every attempt to do all things possible to protect their employees from long term harm. The part of the fanbase that was drawn to the sport because of the violents and love of the galdiators that played the bloodsport will forever be disappointed if they believe those days will ever return.

The NFL has amazingly reinvented themselves on the fly and without missing a beat. The rule changes will keep coming and the sport will eventually resemble a cross between flag football and basketball. The hardcore football fans are a dying breed. The core NFL fanbase moving forward is driven by two parts, fantasy football and gambling. These two are not solely interested in football because of the love of 'their team' and the physical battle of wills that plays out on the giant chessboard called a gridiron. They are only interested in if the group of players they have assembled from several different teams collected enough points to win their fantasy game this week. Or the gambler, if their team covers the betting line however they had played it that day. These things have already proven to be strong enough to carry the NFL well into the future regardless of product quality.       

All true, I also think they are trying to protect their star players to keep viewership up. They have lost some over the last two seasons because of the protests.
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NFL Talk / Re: They will need it
« Last post by Bignutz on August 21, 2018, 11:06:36 PM »
That video looked like two Raider fans going at each other!
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In todays HOF nominations with GMs  Ron Wolf,  Bobby Beathard, and the guy from Buffalo and Indy. Gil Brandt should be in as well.  My nominee would be the guy you mentioned in your post, Jack Vainisi.  The HOFers he scouted speaks for themselves, and he was vital in getting Lombardi to Green Bay.  Id puy him up there with any of those Scouts/GMs already in the HOF.

Years ago someone asked Ron Wolf what Packer should be in the HOF that wasnt?  His answer was Bobby Dillion.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: AR on his contract dealings
« Last post by The GM on August 21, 2018, 03:15:32 PM »
How about hearing what Rodgers actually said? It doesn't sound sinister, threatening or scary. It sounds like both sides want to make a deal. And a deal will be made. Or else get ready for a replay of the Favre Departure. And no one wants that.

Here's Part One of "the interview": http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=24425278

Here's Part Two: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=24436211

If only it was that simple.  You are hearing one side of the equation.  Hes got to play the PR game too.  IMO this is much more than just making him the highest paid player in the NFL.  He deserves to be, but I think this goes beyond that.  If this was just about money, it would have been done already IMO.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: AR on his contract dealings
« Last post by ricky on August 21, 2018, 02:50:33 PM »
How about hearing what Rodgers actually said? It doesn't sound sinister, threatening or scary. It sounds like both sides want to make a deal. And a deal will be made. Or else get ready for a replay of the Favre Departure. And no one wants that.

Here's Part One of "the interview": http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=24425278

Here's Part Two: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=24436211

 
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: AR on his contract dealings
« Last post by Gregg on August 21, 2018, 01:02:21 PM »
Neither do I.

It can mean business partnership since the team is owned by the fans.
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NFL Talk / Re: They will need it
« Last post by The GM on August 21, 2018, 11:15:54 AM »
"JUST SIN BABY"
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NFL Talk / Re: They will need it
« Last post by ricky on August 21, 2018, 10:19:55 AM »
If this is true, this, along with the Eagles stadium, will be on my "never visit" list.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: AR on his contract dealings
« Last post by The GM on August 21, 2018, 08:15:19 AM »
He wants a "Partnership" with the Packers.  Im not exactly sure what that means.  It could mean a lot of different things.  My main hope is they can put players around him if/when the contract is done.
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