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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: September 13, 2007, 09:56 PM »
It's official

Posted: 14 minutes ago
NFL fines Belichick, strips Patriots of draft pick

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been fined the maximum amount under the NFL Constitution and By-Laws of $500,000 for violating league policy last Sunday on the use of equipment to videotape an opposing team's offensive or defensive signals.

In addition, Commissioner Roger Goodell also notified the Patriots that they would forfeit their first-round draft choice in 2008 if they reach the playoffs, or their own second-round and third-round picks if they do not qualify for the playoffs, and that the club would be fined $250,000.

I'm not surprisingly dissapointed, I just don't think this was tough enough, a real wrist slap- if I've ever seen one. :(


That's better than I expected, but agree - I wish the penalty was more severe.  :-\

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: September 13, 2007, 04:57 PM »
I couldn't agree more.  I think teams are trying to find an edge, but I don't believe that other teams in the NFL are videotaping play calls from the sideline.  I've heard of teams bringing in former players from rival teams and I'm sure they try to pull any play calling, team secrets, nuances, etc. out of those players, but there is a big difference between that and going against the NFL rules which specifically state that you cannot use video specifically aimed at monitoring play calling. 

A number of players from other teams have come out saying that this behavior is shockingly wrong and I definitely believe them over anyone who says that "everybody's doing it."  But even if other teams were doing it, that doesn't make it right.  It certainly is astonishing how well the Pats adjust to other teams in the second half and how well they've done the past few years without superstar talent.  Hines Ward reitterated his comments from last year about how the Pats "Seemed to know what the Steelers were going to do on every play" during last year's playoff game.  The Packers found the same camera guy videotaping their game last year (the one they lost 0-35) and kicked him out of the stadium, so its not like this is something new. 

Personally, I don't think any punishment is too severe, considering that the Pats may have used this advantage to win multiple Superbowls.  What's really sad is that players and coaches have lost their jobs based on defeats by the Patriots, so its not just some trivial event without consequence to others.  I'd recommend taking away any draft picks for a year, suspending the coach for four games, and fining them a million dollars to really make it sting.  Even that doesn't seem like enough if the Pats won their SB rings because of this. 

I used to think the Raiders were the crummiest team in the NFL, but the Pats and their cheating really take the cake.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: September 13, 2007, 02:42 PM »
Alright Niners..way to gut one out :D

The DS

Wow, how could anyone be a Niners fan after that game last night.  That was brutally U-G-L-I.   :P

Yeah, it takes alot of character to be a fan of teams like the 49ers and other annual losers. I could always take the easy route, bandwagon to a recent years perennial winning favorite such as New England, Indy, San Diego ect who typically win most weekends during the season- but I'm too loyal to my team win or lose.

So no matter how the victory looks (IE see the packer philly game(even lower scoring)) I still am happy with it.

The DS

Lower scoring, but not poorly played.  Alex Smith and Matt Leinart looked AWFUL in that game.  I didn't get to see the Packer game, so maybe it was just as bad.  Props for sticking by your team even in the bad years. 

What do you all think about the Patriots videotaping scandal?  I think they should suspend the coach AND lose a couple of draft picks, if not all of them next year.  Nice to know that these guys were able to steal a few SB rings before getting caught.   :P

Modern Trading / Re: JediJman's Swap Shop - UGH and Wave 4 Trade Thread!
« on: September 13, 2007, 10:40 AM »
New stuff added!  ;D

Feedback / Re: bocrebjedi's feedback
« on: September 12, 2007, 05:13 PM »
One more shout out to Phil for the free Vintage Coin stickers last night.  I was only looking for two, so very nice surprise to get a whole card of 6 from you.  Thanks buddy!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: September 12, 2007, 05:04 PM »
Syrup of Ipecac can do the same thing as watching Packers in a pinch

Is this the best that Mankato has to offer?  Syrup of Ipecac?   ::)

The Original Trilogy / Re: found a massive flaw in ROTJ
« on: September 12, 2007, 01:55 PM »
Why/how is this thread still open?  :P :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:45 PM »
Ok someone explain this one to me.

Captain EO plush toy

I can't even figure out the angle of that picture.  Looks like someone's selling a feather duster to me...

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:43 PM »
Broadcast maps for week 2...

CBS Early Game

CBS Late Game

Fox Single Game

Sweet - thanks for posting.  Soooo close to being able to watch the Packers on Fox...

Feedback / Re: Darth Vlad's feedback
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:42 PM »
Thanks to the Stevenator for helping me navigate the South Metro last night.  We'll have to do a better job of figuring out the carpool situation for the next meeting!

Feedback / Re: Jeff's (pka Nataku) feedback
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:40 PM »
Big thanks to Jeff for rounding out my Wave 4 needs last night AND hooking me up with a bunch of great Legends figs.  Appreciate all of the help tracking these down and keeping them so minty fresh!

Feedback / Re: JediMoses' feedback
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:39 PM »
Got a C4 Exclusive coin from Matt last night and it has already made itself at home in my coin collection.  Thanks for the assist Matt!

Feedback / Re: JediMoses' feedback
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:38 PM »
Matty-Dawg hooked me up with a bunch of new Wave 4 stuff last night and even gave me the case they came in.  Big thanks Matt!

Feedback / Re: bocrebjedi's feedback
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:37 PM »
Thanks to Philly-Dawg for prompt payment on the pretty pink R2 last night. 

Feedback / Re: knashdx's feedback
« on: September 12, 2007, 12:36 PM »
Thanks to Ryan for unloading a couple of battlepacks for me last night.  I've been missing those two for a long time, so that seriously helped me out!

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