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It's not looking good for Gonk. At this point, I wonder about his future with the Patriots.
posted by feloniousmonk at 04:35 PM on May 17
The "Tiger lied" story is getting pretty embarrassing. I think that there are a lot of people who never liked him but kept their mouths shut prior to the scandal who now feel like they can say whatever they want about him.
posted by feloniousmonk at 03:31 PM on May 15
This sounds like a manufactured story. This is the actual exchange.
Wyche: Quickly, a Tim Tebow question: With all of the attention this guy gets -- be it good, bad or indifferent -- is it good to have Tim Tebow in the NFL?
Goodell: Well, he's a great young man. And I try to stay out of the decisions about who should be playing in the NFL and on what team. But as a young man, he's just a super young guy, and I sure hope he's part of the NFL going forward. He's just a terrific young man and represents all of the values that I think all of our players do. I'm very proud of our players. I think, as a group, they're extraordinary young men, and I love to see the things they're doing in the community. They're obviously great athletes on the field, but these are great young men, and Tim's a good example of that.
What else would he say? That is the PR 101 answer to a question like that. It says nothing about whether Goodell thinks Tebow is a good player or deserves to be on a team.
posted by feloniousmonk at 08:32 PM on May 12
As a former resident of Ft Myers and a current resident of Los Angeles, I can only imagine that this has made him and his family the happiest they've ever been.
posted by feloniousmonk at 02:47 PM on April 02
There needs to be some sort of standards body responsible for regulating safety for anything advertised as a sports event. Basically, OSHA for sports. I think that before operating a professional sport (maybe college, too) management should undergo a certification process of some kind, which would emphasize potential types of injuries, their dangers, and the protocols required to clear players before releasing them from care after an injury with a focus on the brain/other at-risk areas.
The danger is unlikely to decrease but higher treatment standards could save lives. (Who knows if it would've in this case.)
posted by feloniousmonk at 02:53 PM on February 01
Fine him? I heard Goodell loves the song.
posted by feloniousmonk at 08:08 PM on January 28
I really hope ESPN decides they don't care about this story.
posted by feloniousmonk at 01:26 PM on January 25
I wonder if the NCAA or some other body is going to bother to come up with rules to protect the recruits in these circumstances. If a coach is going to go out on the road to influence a student athlete's (I know) decision about their education shouldn't that come with some responsibility to the job?
posted by feloniousmonk at 01:35 PM on January 16
Eagles fire Andy Reid.
posted by feloniousmonk at 05:55 PM on December 30
Age is all the Red Sox need to fix their bullpen.
posted by feloniousmonk at 01:44 PM on December 27
Bad day to be the NFL Commissioner.
posted by feloniousmonk at 02:32 PM on December 11
Greg McElroy winning that game is so perfect.
posted by feloniousmonk at 07:01 PM on December 02
It feels like a bad idea to remove such a good opportunity for doing something clever from the game. I understand that no one does it, but that speaks more to the coaching mindset than the game itself. I'd love to see a coach come in and do all of those Madden style trick plays and pull it off just for the ensuing meltdown by the former players and other Serious Men who commentate. It'll probably never happen, but why remove something that has the potential to produce moments like New Oreans' second-half-opener onside kick in the Super Bowl?
posted by feloniousmonk at 01:35 PM on November 23
And somehow, Mark Cuban will never get a team.
posted by feloniousmonk at 06:09 PM on November 20
The headless chicken consensus on ESPN was that if SF beat Verlander they're a shoe-in.
posted by feloniousmonk at 01:24 PM on October 25
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