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You certainly have tried to cover yourselves. If I give stats then I'm manipulating them, if I don't then they don't exist. Reference 1. NRA website has story after story of verifiable sources who have indeed protected themselves with firearms. 2. A book that was written and is currently available but would require you to read for yourselves is "More Guns, Less Crime". Now if you chose not to read these sources that is entirely up to you but they verify what I have stated on here. I will not continue to argue this any further. It is not sports related and there is no point when it is clear you would not be persuaded whatever I present to you.
posted by Familyman at 02:50 PM on February 08
cjets, so you want the government to regulate guns so you won't have one to aim at someone and pull the trigger? I wouldn't trust you with a taser either, should we legislate that as well? Hugh Janus, the statistics are available, they just aren't going to be found in the mainstream media. You'll have to rely on yourself to do some research rather than just watching the news and thinking you've got all the facts.
posted by Familyman at 12:28 PM on February 08
Study the facts before claiming something is imaginary. If you do any research you would find the truth about the statistical data. It's not hard to find if you actually look for the truth rather than look for what you want to be true. zddoodah, I'm not asserting anything baldly, I have a full head of hair.
posted by Familyman at 10:42 AM on February 08
This happened 2 years ago which was before the Vick incident occurred. I would think at this point whether it is legal or not, most pro athletes would be wise enough to steer clear of this type of publicity. If this had happened recently I would see the baseball community being upset, but not when it occurred 2 years ago. I don't think anyone should be doing this kind of thing.
posted by Familyman at 09:02 AM on February 08
All of you anti-gun activists should think about the fact that this guy was going to break the law and actually did break the law. What makes you think another law would have bothered him anymore than the law against murder. I have the right to bear arms and I exercise that right, what right do you have to infringe upon my rights? For every case of some psycho threatening to kill a bunch of people there are hundreds of cases of people who protected themselves with firearms that the media do not report because it doesn't suit their political bias. My guess is with the security at the Superbowl, this guy would not have even come close to carrying out his threat.
posted by Familyman at 07:59 AM on February 08
It's not an option to go down field if your QB keeps getting knocked down before the receivers get down field. How many plays did Brady get before getting knocked on his butt? Quick short passes force teams out of blitzing, long passes when the defence is blitzing will get the QB sacked.
posted by Familyman at 09:39 AM on February 05
Being a "genuine" jerk doesn't make someone a better person.
posted by Familyman at 09:30 AM on February 05
After all his years coaching, why quit in the middle of the season? What would he tell one of his players about having enough character to not quit at halftime? Well I'm tired coach. Seems hypocritical to me.
posted by Familyman at 08:02 AM on February 05
I don't think it is intended to effect the outcome of the game nor do I think it will. I believe the timing is to get the attention of the commissioner.
posted by Familyman at 07:19 AM on February 03
It is clear that none of those who have posted here are experts on anti-trust law as it applies to sports. Maybe there is an anti-trust lawyer reading this that can clear it up for the laymen? It seems to me a Senior Member of the Judiciary Committee would know if it was a possible violation of the anti-trust law or not.
posted by Familyman at 04:34 PM on February 02
jmd82, if you saw my post as me being a homer and all you commented on was the part in bold, then you missed comments in the post that were far more outrageous than that.
posted by Familyman at 04:19 PM on February 02
This was indeed a genius Laker plot to steal Pau out of Memphis. They knew the only way they could do that would be to trade away Shaq and just lay in wait for their moment. It took years, but nobody saw it coming. Now they have a dynasty unlike any other ever built. If they don't win the championship this year the world will be shocked!! Sure hope they can make the playoffs.
posted by Familyman at 07:26 AM on February 02
I guess it's just hard for me to see how it's the NBA who is doing something wrong here. An employer pays his employees millions of dollars over a short career and then when they are no longer employed the employer is now obligated to make sure that they don't lose all the money they were paid? Name another company that does that and I might see where the NBA is not doing enough and I'll know where to send my resume.
posted by Familyman at 08:32 PM on January 31
amigo59, the NBA is dealing with adult males that aren't listening, what do you want them to do, become parents to these men? You give most men the type of money these guys are getting and I'll bet none of them will ask the NBA what they should do with the money they gave them.
posted by Familyman at 05:45 PM on January 31
Wasn't it the great economist Patrick Ewing who said something like "We make a lot, but we spend a lot too" when trying to explain why they were on strike? Unfortunately, most of these athletes have been told they can do what they want as they are growing up in the sports world. They are not going to be very open to anyone giving them advice that they can't do something. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
posted by Familyman at 03:00 PM on January 31
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