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What it Was, Was Football
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What it Was, Was Football

CalGal -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 05:22:47 PM

All things Football.

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CalGal -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 05:23:31 PM -- 1 of 1580
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

I didn't see a pro football thread. Did I miss it?

Stomping on player's head. Player was lying down without his helmet.

Biscuit -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 05:25:29 PM -- 2 of 1580
LITTLE PINK SOCK / LITTLE PINK SOCK

Edited as incorrect!

Mostone -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 05:32:43 PM -- 3 of 1580

Thanks for the ESPN link. That was really a scary/violent incident.

edit - And going to ESPN.com reminded me that I wanted to send them a note re. Monday Night Football. Namely - I like having it air earlier, but that I though the amount of shots of Favre glowering on the sidelines was really excessive.

Nicholas Kronos -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 05:46:46 PM -- 4 of 1580
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

Here's the old thread.

Though the NFL doesn't seem to have the support here that MLB does.

Weaver -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:06:23 PM -- 5 of 1580

Oh, I thought this would be an Andy Griffith thread. Story telling as a competitive sport.

rugger -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:08:21 PM -- 6 of 1580

DH thought that guy should get a 3-game suspension & a fine, I thought he should be out for the rest of the season. I heard last night that he would be out for 5 games which will lose him about $500,000. I guess I'm ok with that but man, that was the worst thing I've ever seen since becoming a football fan.

Oh, and I HATE ESPN's Monday night coverage. Hate. Particularly that they were chatting with Steve McNair about his career while the game was going on - WTFF?

rugger -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:09:41 PM -- 7 of 1580

And the color guy, whatever his name is, was an unfunny ass. I'd rather listen to John Madden state the obvious any day.

CalGal -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:09:45 PM -- 8 of 1580
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

He loses about $190K, I thought. Maybe that was per game. I can't believe it's just five games.

rugger -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:10:42 PM -- 9 of 1580

Not sure, maybe he has to pay an additional fine of $190?

rugger -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:13:06 PM -- 10 of 1580

Here is is:

The league suspended Haynesworth for five games -- more than twice the length of the previous longest suspension -- for flagrant unnecessary roughness. He won't be paid while he serves the suspension, effective immediately. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the penalty will cost him approximately $500,000, based on his $1.6 million salary this season.

ESPN

CalGal -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:16:34 PM -- 11 of 1580
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Here's the $190K mention

The league suspended Haynesworth for five games more than twice the length of the previous longest suspension for flagrant unnecessary roughness. He won't be paid while he serves the suspension, effective immediately, which will cost him approximately $190,000.

I'm sure the $500K is correct; I was just wondering where I'd found $190K.

CalGal -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 06:23:51 PM -- 12 of 1580
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

There's a number of videos on YouTube, but this one is marked and shows the actual act the most clearly (even though the video quality isn't as good.

Lori Dee -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 07:38:51 PM -- 13 of 1580
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Damn. What a stupid, shitty thing to do.

Frank Black -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 08:47:25 PM -- 14 of 1580

Eh, the players' union will get it down to two games and a $5000 fine or something.

rugger -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 10:30:28 PM -- 15 of 1580

I don't know Frank, all of the players interviewed seemed to think he deserved everything he got. In that ESPN article I linked above, they mention that he's got long standing problems with anger and violent behavior. He recently got popped for "road rage", he assaulted at least one teammate in college and probably there are other incidents we'll never know about.

I would think that the player's union would be looking out for the good of the many in this instance.

Frank Black -- Tuesday, October 03, 2006 -- 11:40:48 PM -- 16 of 1580

Bwahahahahaahaha!!!!!!

*ahem*

I'd like to think so, too. . . . .

kim kay -- Wednesday, October 04, 2006 -- 01:32:44 AM -- 17 of 1580
I hope to impress the judges with my chicken feet.

I am sorely irritated that James Brown left Fox's football coverage.

Tonks -- Wednesday, October 04, 2006 -- 02:13:05 AM -- 18 of 1580
I find that A] tremendously comforting that we're so close and B] like Chinese water torture that we're so close.

ESPN's Monday night coverage/commentary sucked, (at least during the first half, which is all I watched).

In other news, Haynesworth apologizes to Gurode, won't appeal suspension.

Dew -- Wednesday, October 04, 2006 -- 02:41:31 AM -- 19 of 1580
I'm blind to you, haters. Can't touch me, war-instigators.

James Brown is on CBS. Haynesworth should be ejected for the season, and face assault charges.

rugger -- Wednesday, October 04, 2006 -- 03:50:56 PM -- 20 of 1580

Tonks, I only watched the first half too. I was bored stiff by the beginning of that game, and I'm a HUGE Eagles fan. Also, Monday night games are too late for me.

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