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Old 09-09-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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the 2nd worst commisioner ever is at it again... fines for you, fines for me, fines for everybody!

http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2011...fines-for.html
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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what a dick....**** him for not planning for this

but enjoy your pink bull **** for the entire month of October!
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what a dick....**** him for not planning for this

but enjoy your pink bull **** for the entire month of October!
I guess you don't know anyone who has battled breast cancer huh? ha ha
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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I guess you don't know anyone who has battled breast cancer huh? ha ha
nahh, that a good cause. just more hypocrisy from the league
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Not necessarily a bad thing...all fine money goes to charity and I would think they would send the money to a 9/11 fund.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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I hope the union shows solidarity and they ALL come out wearing em. **** Goodell
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I guess you don't know anyone who has battled breast cancer huh? ha ha
i think the problem is the hypocrisy of mandating fines for even the tiniest violation of the NFL uniform policy, except in cases where the league office jumps on board a politically correct cause and mandates that teams must alter their uniforms. i'd be all for the league raising money to fight cancer. but to choose one type of cancer and one group of funding recipients over all others is discriminatory. the NFL doesn't raise money to fight prostate cancer, or pancreatic cancer, or lung cancer, or any of a dozen other high profile cancers that kill people... but they jump on board the breast cancer "pink ribbon" campaign because it gets their owners and execs pats on the back at all the right cocktail parties in Manhattan.

however, what i really don't like is the fine-happy NFL of the current era.

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Old 09-09-2011, 11:25 AM   #9
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What's odd is that article does not say that the NFL will fine them for wearing a tribute to 9/11, or even for wearing the shoes and gloves, just that the NFL has not approved them.

If they honor the memory of the victims of 9/11 in a different way (which they certainly will), why is he so terrible?
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:32 AM   #11
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What's odd is that article does not say that the NFL will fine them for wearing a tribute to 9/11, or even for wearing the shoes and gloves, just that the NFL has not approved them.

If they honor the memory of the victims of 9/11 in a different way (which they certainly will), why is he so terrible?
don't kid yourself. they wanted to fine Manning $25K for honoring Unitas by wearing old-school black hightops. Plummer was fined $5K for simply putting Tillman's number decal on his helmet. anything having to do with a 9/11 tribute not expressly approved in advance by the NFL (i.e., Goodell's lackeys) will draw a fine.
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yahoo has picked up the story. more details here:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...urn=nfl-wp6799

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Players expressed confusion over why the NFL would deny them the chance to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by wearing different cleats when the league provides pink apparel (including shoes) to be worn by teams to promote breast cancer awareness each October.
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If every single one of them wears this stuff - which would really not be a violation as the word uniform means "the same" - then the fines @ 5K per player would = 8.48 million dollars, all going to charity and - in this case - most likely to a 9/11 charity.

Fine the hell out of those players, if they know the deal they will gladly pay that fine IMO AND they get to remember in their own way. Win for players. Win for NFL (enforcing their policy), Win for charity.

Not often you encounter win/win/win situations in life.
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I really don't think he'd actually do it.
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The little dictator strikes again. This guy and McDummy would be best friends.
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I would have hoped that the NFL put together a league-wide tribute to the day. Would it kill them to observe a moment of silence before every game?
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I would have hoped that the NFL put together a league-wide tribute to the day. Would it kill them to observe a moment of silence before every game?
they have a tribute. I figured they would so I looked it up:
http://www.csnchicago.com/09/01/11/N...blockID=557698

Key points:
1.Players, coaches and sideline personnel will wear an NFL 9/11 ribbon as a patch or pin on their uniforms and sideline apparel. All stadiums hosting games on Sept. 11 will feature the ribbon logo on the field.
2. the league and the NFL Players Association announced they will contribute $1 million to three memorials and two charities related to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. They will contribute $500,000 to the 9/11 Museum & Memorial in Manhattan, and $250,000 to be divided between the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, and the Pentagon Memorial Fund in Washington.
3. league and union also will donate all proceeds from the sale of auction items from Sept. 11 games to Tuesday's Children and MyGoodDeed
4. Pregame tributes will be synchronized on CBS and Fox telecasts and shown on videoboards in each stadium hosting games. Coaches, players and local first responders will hold field-length American flags for the playing of the national anthem.
a. ceremonies will include a video introduction, followed by performances of "Taps" from near the sites of the attacks, and moments of silence. For the early afternoon games, "Taps" will be performed in Shanksville, Pa., while the late-afternoon games will feature a rendition from Arlington National Cemetery outside of Washington.

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they have a tribute. I figured they would so I looked it up:
http://www.csnchicago.com/09/01/11/N...blockID=557698

Key points:
1.Players, coaches and sideline personnel will wear an NFL 9/11 ribbon as a patch or pin on their uniforms and sideline apparel. All stadiums hosting games on Sept. 11 will feature the ribbon logo on the field.
2. the league and the NFL Players Association announced they will contribute $1 million to three memorials and two charities related to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. They will contribute $500,000 to the 9/11 Museum & Memorial in Manhattan, and $250,000 to be divided between the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, and the Pentagon Memorial Fund in Washington.
3. league and union also will donate all proceeds from the sale of auction items from Sept. 11 games to Tuesday's Children and MyGoodDeed
4. Pregame tributes will be synchronized on CBS and Fox telecasts and shown on videoboards in each stadium hosting games. Coaches, players and local first responders will hold field-length American flags for the playing of the national anthem.
a. ceremonies will include a video introduction, followed by performances of "Taps" from near the sites of the attacks, and moments of silence. For the early afternoon games, "Taps" will be performed in Shanksville, Pa., while the late-afternoon games will feature a rendition from Arlington National Cemetery outside of Washington.
Awesome...
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i Cant wait to see what punter chris kluwe is going to do.


That guy is awesome and if he is anything like what we have seen from him before I will probably wear a flag as a cape when he is punting and kicking.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #25
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I guess you don't know anyone who has battled breast cancer huh? ha ha
It's to appeal to women viewers and create more of them. Nothing else...and it is bull****. Have it one week if at all. Personally I'd put some pink ribbons on the field, have the announcers remind people and call it a day. Where's prostate cancer month? How about testicular cancer? It's hypocritical. The end.
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