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NFL becoming a "Pansy Sport"

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I don't have volume on the work computer, but I caught some of the chatter on Sportcenter this morning. I agree with some of his statements, not necessarily with the 'pansy' part, but with the NFL protecting their 'investment' players like QB's and Wide receivers and not the 'big uglies'. It seems like they are more interested in protecting income than players.
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The commentator was talking about how NFL sells all these "greatest hits" videos and what-not on their website, but then fines players for hitting.
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I disagree that football is "becoming" a pansy sport; it became one a long time ago. Breathe on a QB and it's a guaranteed 15 yards. Touch a receiver after five yards and get penalized. The NFL isn't about quality football; it's about entertaining drunk morons with some high-scoring shootout.

It's reached the point where the defense is at a severe disadvantage. The NFL must be running out of ways to outlaw defense, so now they'll just fine / suspend the defensive players until they're too afraid to hit anybody.

I miss Jack Lambert.
post #5 of 22
Troy and Jack, gotta love 'em.
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Butkis, Ronnie Lott, Lyle Alzado...
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Then there's guys like Romanowski, a different story.
post #8 of 22
It's all the Colts fault. Every year they lost a new rule came in so Harrison wouldn't get muckled by defensive backs, pretty soon it was you couldn't even look at him funny. Then it extended to Manning.

Darned Colts!
post #9 of 22
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08293/921087-66.stm

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It's getting to the point where French maids will show up wearing white gloves, walk through a locker room before the game and go, "Dust! That'll cost you $10,000."
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"We don't see the tackling techniques like before,'' said Wagner, the starting free safety during the Steelers Super '70s teams. "You don't see the wrap-ups, you don't see them dropping their shoulder and driving. You see arm tackling, or no tackling, just trying to cut them out. They make a big hit and everyone bounces.
"I watched the Giants-Cleveland game last week. The NFL reminds me of high school football"
post #10 of 22
I predict that Hines and Troy will be fined this week for hits on the hapless Bengal even though Troy left the game after the collision sent his helmet flying and Troy acting loopy.
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The NFL will loose a HUGE audience with the Brady's and Romo's of the league out for a few weeks/season. Not many people want to watch second and third string quarterbacks throw picks and get sacked all game. Its more about entertainment than competition. They appeal to a wide audience and want to keep it that way. The days of a bruiser running game winning superbowls is over. Passing has taken over and the NFL and its teams are going to protect their investments. (Not saying its a good thing, its just fact)
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I thought punts were a lot more "interesting" before the halo rules. Either call fair catch or man up and accept the consequences of not calling for a fair catch.
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I miss Jack Lambert.
Me too, my favorite Lambert moment is at a minute thirty

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Me too, my favorite Lambert moment is at a minute thirty
Whatever idiot came up with the modern-day taunting penalty needs to be shot. Whenever it gets called, I immediately think of Lambert vs. Harris. Now that was a "taunting penalty".
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^^^ +1 That took a huge part of the on the field psychological warfare out of the the competition.
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yeah, I miss guys like Lambert and Lott. There are some good hits on this video from about 3:27-4:00: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mWBsvdrD3U

"He hit me so hard; he knocked the taste out of my mouth..."
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Lambert lives not to far from me. He makes no public appearances, no autograph signing, no interviews. He doesn't go to Heinz Field or attend official functions. He has receded into the rural home and community in which he lives. I've not run into him but friends that live in his school district have. At sporting events when his kids played Jack stayed aloof and folks gave him his privacy.
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At sporting events when his kids played Jack stayed aloof and folks gave him his privacy.
That would be VERY wise!
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At sporting events when his kids played Jack stayed aloof and folks gave him his privacy.
I'm thinking Lambert is still more then capable of causing Elway-type reactions:

"He had no teeth, and he was slobbering all over himself. I'm thinking, 'You can have your money back, just get me out of here. Let me go be an accountant." I can't tell you how badly I wanted out of there."
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Sorry wrong thread
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Sorry wrong thread
Pansy post?
post #22 of 22
Seeing some of the flags this weekend...I now agree with Troy.
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