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6 minutes ago, Red Comet said:

We all underestimated AB's intelligence or he's the luckiest SOB in the USA right now. I'm going with A, tbqh. But, who's to say that this year isn't the year that Tom Brady falls right off a :censored:ing cliff as QB's of his age tend to do rather than decline gracefully? If that happens? Well, if there's no winning to distract these personalities then they'll tear the locker room apart. And all of a sudden, the Pats go from SB favorites to No. 1 pick favorites.

 

Or hell, maybe this all just boils down to AB not wanting to have to line up against Vontaze Burfict in practice. Now that is someone who is probably going to end up in a nuthouse or a grave in a decade.

The Raiders Locker Room has someone else in it more disturbed than Burfict...

 

Spoiler

Ritchie Incognito

 

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The Raiders precipitated all of this by fining AB $54k over some nonsense.

 

Some people would rather be wrong for the "right" reasons, and here we are. Belichick, meanwhile, has 6 rings as a coach.

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7 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

The Raiders precipitated all of this by fining AB $54k over some nonsense.

 

Some people would rather be wrong for the "right" reasons, and here we are. Belichick, meanwhile, has 6 rings as a coach.

Are you really justifying Big Chest's behavior? He was fined for an unexcused absence, which by the way, would be an acceptable form of discipline in many lines of work. Then Brown decided to post that private business online - again, in what line of work is that acceptable? He physically threatened his boss and called him racial slurs, yet the Raiders perpetrated this?

 

I'm beside myself with this line of thought. Brown is a sleazebag who really does deserve the worst. I feel for the Raiders, but of course the scummiest organization gets rewarded again.

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If you're one of the ten-best ever at what you do, you can expect and demand special treatment compared to dorks who haven't accomplished anything.

 

And eff right off with "well actually a fine is an appropriate punishment for an unexcused absence." Antonio Brown is better and more accomplished than Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden and Derek Carr and anyone else on that team.

 

Ezekial Elliott just successfully skipped out on training camp and preseason games. Brown essentially did the same. If you don't expect more -- not less -- of this in the future, you're not paying attention.

 

Player empowerment isn't just for the NBA anymore.

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AB just signed with the patriots after making a big stink on not only one, but two NFL teams. How good are the pats now? Are they Super Bowl worthy now ? Or were they already set for the Lombardi? How will the NFL change after this? Is AB now officially the NFL’s biggest hothead? Or will this situation be like the Boogie Cousins-Warriors debacle last season in the NBA? 

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25 minutes ago, JWhiz96 said:

Are you really justifying Big Chest's behavior? He was fined for an unexcused absence, which by the way, would be an acceptable form of discipline in many lines of work. Then Brown decided to post that private business online - again, in what line of work is that acceptable? He physically threatened his boss and called him racial slurs, yet the Raiders perpetrated this?

 

I'm beside myself with this line of thought. Brown is a sleazebag who really does deserve the worst. I feel for the Raiders, but of course the scummiest organization gets rewarded again.

Seriously, what did he personally do to you?

Did you pay $500 for this?

 

You seem to think about him a lot.  He's more like Don Draper...

 

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Yes, continue defending a player who literally threatened his boss. If any normal person did that, we'd be given the immediate pink slip and possibly have charges brought against us. Yet it doesn't matter because "durr hurr, so talented, players gotta stick it to the owner, blah blah blah". This guy acted like a malcontent and is now getting rewarded for it, yet anyone who calls him out is suddenly the bad guy.

 

Whatever. I guess asking for dignity is too offensive these days.

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24 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

If you're one of the ten-best ever at what you do, you can expect and demand special treatment compared to dorks who haven't accomplished anything.

 

And eff right off with "well actually a fine is an appropriate punishment for an unexcused absence." Antonio Brown is better and more accomplished than Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden and Derek Carr and anyone else on that team.

 

Ezekial Elliott just successfully skipped out on training camp and preseason games. Brown essentially did the same. If you don't expect more -- not less -- of this in the future, you're not paying attention.

 

Player empowerment isn't just for the NBA anymore.

 

And I'm empowered to withhold my money on these divas and to tell them to go :censored: themselves. Two-way street.

 

EDIT: Plus, in the long run, these players are going to continue to screw themselves over by not being in practice. Since the players drastically reduced practice reps with the 2011 CBA (and thus conditioning), there has been an increase in injuries. Plus, I don't think its a coincidence that players are taking longer to get warmed up to regular season shape then they did in the past.

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11 minutes ago, JWhiz96 said:

Yes, continue defending a player who literally threatened his boss. If any normal person did that, we'd be given the immediate pink slip and possibly have charges brought against us. Yet it doesn't matter because "durr hurr, so talented, players gotta stick it to the owner, blah blah blah". This guy acted like a malcontent and is now getting rewarded for it, yet anyone who calls him out is suddenly the bad guy.

 

Whatever. I guess asking for dignity is too offensive these days.

 

1. He's not a normal person. That's why he's getting $15 million. We don't pay to watch normal people on TV.

 

2. Who's calling you a bad guy?

 

3. Tell me more about the rapist you have at quarterback.

 

4 minutes ago, Red Comet said:

 

And I'm empowered to withhold my money on these divas and to tell them to go :censored: themselves. Two-way street.

 

No one's saying you can't!

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11 minutes ago, Red Comet said:

 

And I'm empowered to withhold my money on these divas and to tell them to go :censored: themselves. Two-way street.

 

EDIT: Plus, in the long run, these players are going to continue to screw themselves over by not being in practice. Since the players drastically reduced practice reps with the 2011 CBA (and thus conditioning), there has been an increase in injuries. Plus, I don't think its a coincidence that players are taking longer to get warmed up to regular season shape then they did in the past.

We have a lot of members capin' about how much they love the CFL and how much better it is.  Since 2017, they are no full-contact practices in the regular season.

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7 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

I guess you guys would have called Curt Flood a diva.

 

They'd call him something worse.  Two words...

First word is "Uppity"

Edited by dfwabel

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lol I'm gonna larp as a Black Panther to celebrate a guy going to the team owned by a Donald Trump donor, whose culture happens to brook no dissent or personal expression. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE, SPECIFICALLY THE IRISH, WHO WERE THE REAL SLAVES.

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Yeah, that's true. But still, it's nice to shake things up in the power dynamic every once in a while and annoy the people who prefer their athletes to be practically chattel.

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The Patriots continuing to play real life as a two-player video game with no one holding the other controller isn't shaking up the power dynamic at all, and no one sees football players as chattel more than the Patriots and their fans. This just sucks at every possible level.

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I'm just happy Mike Mayock's white male fragility was threatened but ultimately upheld.

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2 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

1. He's not a normal person. That's why he's getting $15 million. We don't pay to watch normal people on TV.

 

2. Who's calling you a bad guy?

 

3. Tell me more about the rapist you have at quarterback.

 

 

No one's saying you can't!

1. I know why he gets away with this s--t, I'm saying he shouldn't, and most certainly shouldn't be excused. Being rich and famous should not make you above the law/rules.

 

2. Yes, exaggeration on my part, hope you can live with it.

 

3. I knew, just knew someone would bring this up as a retort. Ben's past doesn't excuse/exonerate AB and his actions, especially when the former has apologized multiple times and the latter gives an apology coerced by the coach and GM (which he later rescinds). Let's also not forget that AB threw furniture out a window nearly killing a kid, the dude isn't just volatile on the field.

 

The man caused this ire on himself. It is not empowering for anyone, especially players, when you can whine and act out on your way to your destination. The NFL is already losing fans, and crap like this only helps to accelerate this. 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, the admiral said:

The NFL already sucked.

 

This.

 

He’s a byproduct of how absolutely :censored:ty this league is, not the cause. 

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