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if this is new evidence of bad behavior, why isn't Brady getting a longer ban?
Part of the basis of the original 4 game ban was the reluctance to cooperate and provide requested information. It's not as if the NFL is going to impose a "contempt of court" type addition based upon the intentional destruction of that evidence.
The NFL wants to be viewed as handling the matter with correct process. The NFL certainly doesn't want an ongoing spectacle involving one of it's mantlepiece players.
The NFL wants resolution.
Once again it is Kraft , Brady and the Patriots who choose to keep throwing fuel on the fire here. And although the Patriots are a key part of the NFL, they are 1 of 32 members of a league that must abide by both it's rules and decisions.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:40 AM on July 29
would love to see how a real court rules on this
This is an NFL rule that has been broken, the NFL should have jurisdiction over enforcement. If a court sides by the NFL it just makes the whole incident into more of a White Bronco affair for the media. If it rules against the NFL, which it never would under the circumstances, then NFL rules are deemed not enforceable and the integrity of the game is gone. And the legacy of the parties involved doesn't change.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:52 PM on July 28
Brady broke league rules and 4 is in order.
The NFL ought to have a different classification of penalty for personal conduct infractions.
Hardy shouldn't be allowed to play in the NFL. Read that his suspension was reduced because the woman he beat up couldn't be found to testify during his appeal? Time for the NFL lawyers to add some legal verbiage to the player contracts.
posted by cixelsyd at 03:23 PM on July 28
BC by 7
Edmonton by 10
Calgary by 3
Hamilton by 10
posted by cixelsyd at 11:50 AM on July 28
and I hate them more than ever once they win the cup, dammit
I can dream
Ahh, right. It's all a dream.
Seriously, the Leafs have assembled what would appear top notch leadership.
Hopefully ownership doesn't succumb to TO media and fans finally give someone more than 6 months to turn a pile of steaming shit into a Hockey team. There's no foundation players, there's no leadership, and the Leafs are only in their first year of having some decent draft picks. The only pieces in place are 2 NHL quality goaltenders and possibly a budding star in Morgan Reilly.
I really doubt this group will be given 5 years it will need to make a playoff appearance.
And win a cup? There are at least 15 NHL teams whose management really have their act together, currently have strong teams, good young prospects, and are busy planning for continued success. That type of situation is at least 10 years away for the Leafs.
posted by cixelsyd at 08:46 PM on July 24
The Leafs have worked to assemble management with a history of organizational success and Shanahan who has been a proven winner throughout his playing career.
But .. The new coach and GM are not walking into a situation where they taking over a squad with historical talent like they did in their previous successful years. The Leafs have nobody that remotely compares to the rosters they previously inherited with current and future hofers Lidstrom, Brodeur, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Chelios, Shanahan and others.
Shanahan, Babcock, and Lou have a major challenge ahead of them with very few if any existing parts to work with. Specifically Babcock - coaches who accomplished more with less have *failed in the same position.
* although Carlyle did receive Coach of the Year votes in the year the Leafs fired him
posted by cixelsyd at 10:34 AM on July 24
Calgary by 7
Toronto by 7
Winnipeg by 7
Hamilton by 4
posted by cixelsyd at 10:17 AM on July 22
Would have been interesting to see how Jordan could compliment an aging Dirk.
Now he's back to the Clippers who have a few very good players but not enough to challenge the top 3 in the West next year (SA, OKC, GS).
Jordan is a nice complimentary player but not a 1 or 2 type option. Clippers are in dire need of a 1 or 2 option whereas Dallas needs complimentary players.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:31 PM on July 15
Hamilton by 14
Saskatchewan by 4
Calgary by 7
posted by cixelsyd at 10:11 AM on July 15
Edmonton by 7
Montreal by 10
Saskatchewan by 3
Calgary by 18
posted by cixelsyd at 02:44 PM on July 07
The Leafs get rid of one of 2 pillars of their defensive problems, clear some salary cap, and create an opening for a younger player to develop.
Penguins get a talented guy who shoots the puck as good as anyone to mix in with an already offensively talented lineup. Penguins won a cup in a year when they essentially played with complete disregard for defense. A great fit for Kessel and I'd expect a lot of 6-5 type final tallies in Pittsburgh games next season.
posted by cixelsyd at 01:39 PM on July 02
Hamilton by 7
Toronto by 10
posted by cixelsyd at 11:24 PM on June 29
And the Jays have been awesome this year.
But he is Mike Trout, a guy with more "no way" defensive plays than anyone I've seen for years (my Willie Mays bobblehead nods in agreement).
posted by cixelsyd at 01:48 AM on June 27
great cap, rcade
posted by cixelsyd at 01:31 AM on June 27
Thanks for the thanks ..
And thanks to rcade for organizing the pool.
(Noticing that my round scores are almost exactly like the first 4 holes of my normal golf game)
posted by cixelsyd at 11:49 AM on June 25
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