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Old 05-13-2007, 12:04 PM   #13
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Default Re: Pro Athletes Above The Law?

Originally Posted by fansince'76 View Post
You're right - it is a larger societal problem, and in some small sense, we're all to blame for it. It's also a problem that society at large will have to deal with by eventually collectively saying "enough!"
The first step is the 'complaint' right?

Thats when the NFL begins to wonder if its demographic is getting turned off by elements of its product - thats when it starts to imagine losing dollars.

Thats when it might take some action.

On the whole, in terms of world wide sports, the NFL is excellent - the consumer demand for it tells us that it is based upon a successful formula.

Even is certain things are accepted in pro-sports by the majority, the blatant use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball for example, it doesn't mean you as an individual can't rail against the things that turn you off.

In short - well said
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The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.
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