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Old 07-23-2008, 11:39 AM   #11
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I love Goddell actually. He doesn't just sit on his butt like Tagliabue did alot of the time. I don't see what was wrong with making the Rooneys sell the brothers' interests. I mean, if it against the RULES for them to have interests in racetracks and own an NFL team, then the Steelers have to abide by the rules also, or are the Steelers above the rules also? He punished the Pats and now he is making the Steelers follow the rules. Funny how people think that no one should follow rules. I just got a ticket so I have to pay the fine and go to traffic school so I don't get any points on my license and my insurance does not increase. If I have to follow the rules in life, so do the Steelers and Pats, etc.

As for the Farve nonsense, I am GLAD Goodell is getting involved. It is about time someone tries to end this fiasco once and for all.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:46 AM   #12
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I don't see what was wrong with making the Rooneys sell the brothers' interests. I mean, if it against the RULES for them to have interests in racetracks and own an NFL team, then the Steelers have to abide by the rules also, or are the Steelers above the rules also? He punished the Pats and now he is making the Steelers follow the rules. Funny how people think that no one should follow rules.
You realize that the horse track in Florida has been in the family since the early '70s, right? And all of a sudden, two years ago it became an issue due to the installation of slot machines? Right. Yeah, that really equates to 7+ years of a coach illegally taping opponents' signals, alright. Especially when said coach was given an out in the form of a memo from the league office and said coach still continued to break the rules. Oh, my bad, he still continued to "misinterpret" them. Comparing the Rooneys to Belicheat is a stretch - a very big stretch.
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I mean, if it against the RULES for them to have interests in racetracks and own an NFL team, then the Steelers have to abide by the rules also, or are the Steelers above the rules also? He punished the Pats and now he is making the Steelers follow the rules. Funny how people think that no one should follow rules.
it may be against the rules now, but how come the NFL allowed Art Rooney Sr. purchase the racetracks in the 1st place?

point being, there are younger Rooneys who believe they would have a strong case in court to be "grandfathered" in. after all, they are one of the original founding families of the NFL.
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Hey - I'm all for Favre playing again this season, but I have to agree with you, Gary. This is a personnel matter between the Pack's FO and Favre - Goodell should butt out.

As far as respecting Goodell with regard to this situation, I lost all respect for the man during Cheat*gate.

Goodell's job is to do whatever is best for the league. Favre is good for the league. Easy decision on Goodell's part IMO. And for his stance with players like Pac Man, I mean Andrew , and Chris Henry I am a Goodell fan!!!
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Goodell's job is to do whatever is best for the league.
Butting into the personnel matters of individual teams is not in the best interest of the league, IMO.
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Butting into the personnel matters of individual teams is not in the best interest of the league, IMO.

Does that include the suspensions of Pac-Man and Chris Henry?
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Goodell's job is to do whatever is best for the league. Favre is good for the league. Easy decision on Goodell's part IMO. And for his stance with players like Pac Man, I mean Andrew , and Chris Henry I am a Goodell fan!!!
And that includes covering up for a worthless teams cheating over the last seven years. Maybe he should gather Favres contracts and burn them, problem sholved. Free and clear to go any where he wants.
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I love Goddell actually. He doesn't just sit on his butt like Tagliabue did alot of the time. I don't see what was wrong with making the Rooneys sell the brothers' interests. I mean, if it against the RULES for them to have interests in racetracks and own an NFL team, then the Steelers have to abide by the rules also, or are the Steelers above the rules also? He punished the Pats and now he is making the Steelers follow the rules. Funny how people think that no one should follow rules. I just got a ticket so I have to pay the fine and go to traffic school so I don't get any points on my license and my insurance does not increase. If I have to follow the rules in life, so do the Steelers and Pats, etc.

As for the Farve nonsense, I am GLAD Goodell is getting involved. It is about time someone tries to end this fiasco once and for all.
I understand any involvement of his in the selling of a team. That's part of the league responsibilities. Although I'm not happy about the process, it's still part of the rules of the NFL and as commissioner it is his job to ensure things happen. HOWEVER, to assume that he has the responsiblity for one team to take certain steps just because the player has been the face of the NFL for the last 10 years, oversteps his boundaries. If Favre were a lesser player this wouldn't even be in the headlines.

The issue is between player and team. And while it's going to get out in the media, it is not Roger's job to fix it. Let the team and player play it out and see what happens. Heck Favre hasn't even submitted his letter for reinstatement yet. Once he does, then see if he shows up to camp!

The Commissioner needs to go back inside Kraft's pocket for now.
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And that includes covering up for a worthless teams cheating over the last seven years. Maybe he should gather Favres contracts and burn them, problem sholved. Free and clear to go any where he wants.

Cover up? I thought Belichick was fined and they were relieved of their first round pick? Hmmm..... I like you idea of burning Favre's contracts, then he could definately go to Minnesota.
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Does that include the suspensions of Pac-Man and Chris Henry?
No, one instance involves the legitimate discipline of players for breaking the law, the other of taking sides on behalf of a big-name player who has acted like a spoiled brat to try and get his way. Big difference.

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Cover up? I thought Belichick was fined and they were relieved of their first round pick?
Not to mention a good chunk of the evidence that led to said fine and stripping of a draft pick being destroyed. Nixon could have used a few lessons from Goodell in tape burning. Or do you think that situation was handled completely above board and on the up-and-up? If you do, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

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