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NFL is such big business now that it’s probably no big deal, but back in the day I could see a casino influencing results by “encouraging” a team to throw a game so they can recoup previous losses or make huge profits. Teams and players don’t really need that money enough now to take that risk. 

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1 hour ago, OnWis97 said:

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/agents-take-inside-aaron-rodgers-new-contract-and-what-it-means-for-russell-wilson/

 

Aaron Rodgers signs record-breaking contract and now makes "Andrew Wiggins money."

And in a sport where he's literally sacrificing his future and probably will be brain dead by 50.

 

If there's a young athlete who arrives at a crossroads and has to decide whether to pursue basketball or football, why on earth would he choose football?

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1 minute ago, Crabcake47 said:

And in a sport where he's literally sacrificing his future and probably will be brain dead by 50.

 

If there's a young athlete who arrives at a crossroads and has to decide whether to pursue basketball or football, why on earth would he choose football?

 

Say what you want about Jeff Samardzija, but he’s made far more as a decent-to-awful pitcher than he ever would have as a star receiver.

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20 minutes ago, Crabcake47 said:

And in a sport where he's literally sacrificing his future and probably will be brain dead by 50.

 

If there's a young athlete who arrives at a crossroads and has to decide whether to pursue basketball or football, why on earth would he choose football?

 

There are a lot of people who would like to introduce elite athletes under 6 feet tall to soccer.

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9 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

NFL is such big business now that it’s probably no big deal, but back in the day I could see a casino influencing results by “encouraging” a team to throw a game so they can recoup previous losses or make huge profits. Teams and players don’t really need that money enough now to take that risk. 

Well, they had to rule one way or the other because not only due to the Raiders move to Las Vegas, but the non-team owning members of the Rooney family operate race track/casinos, but Bob Kraft and Jerry Jones have equity in Draft Kings, which now takes bets in New Jersey.

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18 months ago, the NFL fined players for taking part in an event that was simply held in a casino. Now, everyone will have gambling sponsors. I guess it wasn’t that the NFL just had really strong morals.

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1 minute ago, the admiral said:

I think I'm retiring the whole Raiders bit. They're moving to a terrible city, they traded the superstar of their defense to the Bears for probably nothing, and football sucks anyway. It was fun while it lasted.

Don’t forget they decided to spend $100m on Gruden instead of the aforementioned superstar of their defense. 

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Can't wait for the eventuall power struggle between Gruden & McKenzie. Tommy Boy Mark Davis enjoy your decent back to crapsville. Once Davis fires McKenzie after this season, new GM/Coach Gruden will blow the multiple picks they get from the Bears. 

 

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As much as it doesn’t look good to be trading away a DPOY, it doesn’t look like Mack was happy in Oakland. Maybe the Raiders were lowballing him, but he hadn’t done any offseason (even mandatory) workouts, didn’t report to training camp, and I didn’t see his name on any of the four preseason box scores. It doesn’t seem like a guy bargaining in good faith IMO. Even if he got franchised after the contract was over this year, couldn’t he refuse to sign it and essentially be in this same place? Then again, contracts don’t really mean anything to the teams, so I can’t really blame a player for ignoring a contract, either.

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33 minutes ago, ninersdd said:

At best with him, the Raiders D was mediocre. Now, yikes who knows how bad it’s gonna be. I think they still start the corpse of Navorro Bowman.

They also cut Mario Edwards, Jr.

 

Gruden is tearing it down to the nub.

 

Getting two #1s is kinda big, but if they didn't have the cash to put in escrow for Mack, how the hell can they sign two, likely high slot , 1st round picks next season? But giving 2020 second round pick is a problem as those are SO valuable.

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2 hours ago, Cosmic said:

As much as it doesn’t look good to be trading away a DPOY, it doesn’t look like Mack was happy in Oakland. Maybe the Raiders were lowballing him, but he hadn’t done any offseason (even mandatory) workouts, didn’t report to training camp, and I didn’t see his name on any of the four preseason box scores. It doesn’t seem like a guy bargaining in good faith IMO. Even if he got franchised after the contract was over this year, couldn’t he refuse to sign it and essentially be in this same place? Then again, contracts don’t really mean anything to the teams, so I can’t really blame a player for ignoring a contract, either.

He wasn't happy David Carr got paid first after he won DPOY. As I stated earlier their kinda cash poor prior to the move. He'd be in the same place if he played this year at $13.5M or so, but he wasn't going to risk an ACL right now w/o more guaranteed money.

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