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Offline Gregg

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What a joke-the AR rule
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:48:30 PM »
This is nothing but stupid in my view.

And about five thousand others:

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/vikings-flagged-for-new-roughing-the-passer-rule-on-questionable-play-freaking-everyone-out/

I really wonder if this was installed because of AR and Barr going at it verbally.

Offline ricky

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Re: What a joke-the AR rule
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 09:15:29 AM »
After Tom Brady was knocked out for the year in the first game of the 2008 season, the league passed a rule the next year saying the QB couldn't be tackled around the knees. That was the "Tom Brady rule". Now there is an "Aaron Rodgers rule"? Kind of reminds me of the scene in "Aliens", where the Marines are told they can't use ammo to protect themselves while in a very dangerous situation. One remarked, "What are we supposed to use, harsh language?" Same with QB's. Will there eventually be a rule that a sack isut a  recorded if a QB is "securely in the grasp of a defender"? How far do we go in the pursuit of safety for the QB? Pit ut a red jersey on them like in practices, so everyone knows they are off limits for being touched?

We'll have to see how this plays out. But this puts a lot more arbitrary power in the hands of the refs. And with sports gambling becoming legal nationwide, well, who knows where this might lead?
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Re: What a joke-the AR rule
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 01:12:06 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.         

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Re: What a joke-the AR rule
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 01:27:40 PM »
Especially since it looks like the NFL may get a piece of the action on the gambling side.

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Re: What a joke-the AR rule
« Reply #4 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.