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3 years 9 weeks ago, 11:20 AM

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If you love[d] Pro football the way I did, you must be in mourning, as I am at this moment. I did not want to believe the stories leaking out about the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins, and now the inevitable follow-on investigations of all the other NFL teams. The entire story is a long way from over, and I am certain that we ultimately hear an almost unbelievable litany of individual player and coach/management behavior which would make organized crime proud of their athletic pupils.

OK. It's a business, and winning makes for success and profit. But what does it say about our society and culture, when defensive players, whose salaries are in the millions per year, are encouraged to become paid assassins, to help insure winning by deliberately injuring opposing offensive stars?!

I fear that this rotten, immoral, unethical undercurrent is a reflection of what is happening to our value system as a nation.

If we are still a nation of laws--not men--there must be just retribution for allowing this insanity to permeate the fabric of our society.

I will never again watch an NFL game. I am hoping from this moment on, that NFL game attendence and TV viewership are catastrophically diminished, to the point that the league can no longer sustain itself, and dies an ignominious death.
In addition, those players, coaches and owners proven to have conspired in this debacle, must also be held accountable under criminal, and criminal conspiracy statutes [using human beings as weapons of mayhem], as well as being named in civil lawsuits directed at redressing grievous damages.

Perhaps in our remote future, people will be asking "what was the NFL?" The answer probably should be, "an unsuccessful experiment in runaway national insanity".

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 9 weeks ago, 11:55 AM

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With ya Dave..

This one shook me when i heard it yesterday.. G was up before me and caught this on the news, my first thought was.. they can't be alone (saints & skins) and this could shake the sport to it's roots.. Just flat wrong..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
3 years 7 weeks ago, 8:44 PM

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This is the wonderful reflection of a phantasmogoric, depraved blood lust value system that probably permeates the entire "business philosophy of the NFL. You certainly do not want your defensive specialists to mistake what is important about their functions--"Cut the head of the snake off and the body will die". I commented on this a few hours ago and the post mysteriously disappeared. This prompts me to ask who is afraid of what aspects of this story. Is it the fact that this direction, given by Coach Williams potentially is prima facie evidence of the fact that a crime had been directed, by a coach, and possibly by a head coach: Sean Payton, either knew, or should have known what value system was directed toward defensive player performance. He should have known the required behavior, was the equivalent of hiring assassins to commit crimes of violence.
And so, it is reasonable to question what lawenforcement in the State of Louisiana, really stands for? Is there enough to take to a grand jury?? If there is, then why is it not happening??
I submit that if this posting disappears--we all have some problems.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]

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