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Dee Dub
10-19-2010, 08:08 PM
The NFL is a media driven league. What ever is the hot topic that the media is pushing is the direction that the league is now veered towards. A couple years ago Tom Brady goes down with a leg injury, the media then begins to push it down our throats, and the league then adopts a new rule that protects QB's from being hit in the pocket below the waste. Hines Ward blows up a couple of defenders, the media jumps all over it, and then the league adds the "Hines Ward" rule. This year in week one we have the Calvin Johnson no touchdown catch which the media again jumps all over and now the league is considering a change in the rule. And now this past weekend we have a couple of hard hits and here we go again.

When you have the money that the likes of ESPN, NBC Sports, FOX, etc., is throwing at the NFL it isnt hard to see who is running the league.

This once was a game for the fans but that is now no longer the case.

But just like every other dynsasty or empire in the history of the world, the NFL, which has been the king of the mountain for a long time, will have it's fall as well. And this is happening right before our very own eyes.

As long as the scoreboards are lit up the media and the league will be happy. Regardless of how vanilla the product has become.

:2c

AkronSteel
10-19-2010, 08:19 PM
The NFL is a media driven league. What ever is the hot topic that the media is pushing is the direction that the league is now veered towards. A couple years ago Tom Brady goes down with a leg injury, the media then begins to push it down our throats, and the league then adopts a new rule that protects QB's from being hit in the pocket below the waste. Hines Ward blows up a couple of defenders, the media jumps all over it, and then the league adds the "Hines Ward" rule. This year in week one we have the Calvin Johnson no touchdown catch which the media again jumps all over and now the league is considering a change in the rule. And now this past weekend we have a couple of hard hits and here we go again.

When you have the money that the likes of ESPN, NBC Sports, FOX, etc., is throwing at the NFL it isnt hard to see who is running the league.

This once was a game for the fans but that is now no longer the case.

But just like every other dynsasty or empire in the history of the world, the NFL, which has been the king of the mountain for a long time, will have it's fall as well. And this is happening right before our very own eyes.

As long as the scoreboards are lit up the media and the league will be happy. Regardless of how vanilla the product has become.

:2c

:Clap

Great Post!!!

brothervad
10-19-2010, 08:20 PM
I agree 100% with your point and find it to be a troubling concern for the NFL. Couple this with the rumor that was thrown this morining that Coaches were told by ESPN to call timeouts...the NFL is showing some troubling trends.

I don't want to suggest that it is in any danger of losing it's following as it appears that they are looking to attract the Lowest Common Denominator...and could care a less about the "purity" of the game. Most of the diehards probably won't leave cause it's the only game in town.

The knee jerk reaction is what is so troubling...

Maybe if they would've said we will need to re-evaluate this position in the offseason..or hell just request that the officials enforce the penalty more strictly...but they react NBC and other media outlets cry for immediate changes.

I gave Crash a lot of flak about the whole Big Ben thing and his assertion the media cried for blood and Goodell acted capriciously. I may have to rethink my position now...there just seems to be too much evidence to suggest that he/they is/are a "whore" to the media...

(not admitting I am wrong yet...just saying I have to rethink it :) )

brothervad

williar
10-19-2010, 08:30 PM
The NFL is a media driven league. What ever is the hot topic that the media is pushing is the direction that the league is now veered towards. A couple years ago Tom Brady goes down with a leg injury, the media then begins to push it down our throats, and the league then adopts a new rule that protects QB's from being hit in the pocket below the waste. Hines Ward blows up a couple of defenders, the media jumps all over it, and then the league adds the "Hines Ward" rule. This year in week one we have the Calvin Johnson no touchdown catch which the media again jumps all over and now the league is considering a change in the rule. And now this past weekend we have a couple of hard hits and here we go again.

When you have the money that the likes of ESPN, NBC Sports, FOX, etc., is throwing at the NFL it isnt hard to see who is running the league.

This once was a game for the fans but that is now no longer the case.

But just like every other dynsasty or empire in the history of the world, the NFL, which has been the king of the mountain for a long time, will have it's fall as well. And this is happening right before our very own eyes.

As long as the scoreboards are lit up the media and the league will be happy. Regardless of how vanilla the product has become.

:2c
True! You can always follow that trail to the money. I think this current outcry about hard hits and player safety is a bunch of hogwash! The league wants to continue to water down and wussify the sport so it can add more games. Before you know it there will be a 30-game NFL season because defenses are now only allowed to tackle with one hand. The fine on James Harrison is utterly ridiculous. Even the one he got for tackling Vince Young. IMO Harrison plays the the sport the way it was meant to be played. I've always viewed football as an tough, angry, hard-hitting sport. You take those elements away and you might as well play two hand touch. I hope James Harrison doesn't change the way he plays. And if I had the money I would pay his fine for him.

skyhawk
10-19-2010, 08:44 PM
The NFL is a media driven league. What ever is the hot topic that the media is pushing is the direction that the league is now veered towards. A couple years ago Tom Brady goes down with a leg injury, the media then begins to push it down our throats, and the league then adopts a new rule that protects QB's from being hit in the pocket below the waste. Hines Ward blows up a couple of defenders, the media jumps all over it, and then the league adds the "Hines Ward" rule. This year in week one we have the Calvin Johnson no touchdown catch which the media again jumps all over and now the league is considering a change in the rule. And now this past weekend we have a couple of hard hits and here we go again.

When you have the money that the likes of ESPN, NBC Sports, FOX, etc., is throwing at the NFL it isnt hard to see who is running the league.

This once was a game for the fans but that is now no longer the case.

But just like every other dynsasty or empire in the history of the world, the NFL, which has been the king of the mountain for a long time, will have it's fall as well. And this is happening right before our very own eyes.

As long as the scoreboards are lit up the media and the league will be happy. Regardless of how vanilla the product has become.

:2c

You suck. And you are O so right.

stlrz d
10-19-2010, 08:56 PM
Dee Dub - It wouldn't be if lemming fans didn't parrot what the media is saying. Browns fans last week were pissed off that TJ Ward was flagged and fined for a big hit. They still post pictures of Turkey Jones dumping Bradshaw on his head (on a play in which he jumped offsides, iirc) on their forums and laugh about it...but this week they are in an outrage and crying about "dirty" James Harrison.

Fans suck.

They need to grow a sack. Even Ed Bouchette wrote some kind of "what if this had been Ray Lewis hitting Hines Ward this way?" BS. If Ray Lewis had hit Hines Ward that way it would have sucked that Ward was out of the game, but that's the way it goes. It's football. People get hurt.

Until lemmings learn to think for themselves and digest what they actually see instead of swallowing what the media feeds them it will never, ever change.

grotonsteel
10-19-2010, 10:03 PM
The NFL is a media driven league. What ever is the hot topic that the media is pushing is the direction that the league is now veered towards. A couple years ago Tom Brady goes down with a leg injury, the media then begins to push it down our throats, and the league then adopts a new rule that protects QB's from being hit in the pocket below the waste. Hines Ward blows up a couple of defenders, the media jumps all over it, and then the league adds the "Hines Ward" rule. This year in week one we have the Calvin Johnson no touchdown catch which the media again jumps all over and now the league is considering a change in the rule. And now this past weekend we have a couple of hard hits and here we go again.

When you have the money that the likes of ESPN, NBC Sports, FOX, etc., is throwing at the NFL it isnt hard to see who is running the league.

This once was a game for the fans but that is now no longer the case.

But just like every other dynsasty or empire in the history of the world, the NFL, which has been the king of the mountain for a long time, will have it's fall as well. And this is happening right before our very own eyes.

As long as the scoreboards are lit up the media and the league will be happy. Regardless of how vanilla the product has become.

:2c


:Agree

:Clap

Captain Lemming
10-19-2010, 10:14 PM
Dee Dub - It wouldn't be if lemming fans didn't parrot what the media is saying. Browns fans last week were pissed off that TJ Ward was flagged and fined for a big hit. They still post pictures of Turkey Jones dumping Bradshaw on his head (on a play in which he jumped offsides, iirc) on their forums and laugh about it...but this week they are in an outrage and crying about "dirty" James Harrison.

Fans suck.

They need to grow a sack. Even Ed Bouchette wrote some kind of "what if this had been Ray Lewis hitting Hines Ward this way?" BS. If Ray Lewis had hit Hines Ward that way it would have sucked that Ward was out of the game, but that's the way it goes. It's football. People get hurt.

Until lemmings learn to think for themselves and digest what they actually see instead of swallowing what the media feeds them it will never, ever change.

Hey, HEY......whats with the Lemming hate dude. :Hater

Lemmings have no beef with big hits.

People see us leap from cliffs en mass and think we are suicidal. We are dive bombing our prey below. The Eskimos call it the Rodent Rain (reign) of Terror.

We roam in packs.....angry packs.

We dont have the nickname "Arctic Land Piranha" for no reason.

We are the reason that polar bears swim. It is how the flee from us.

So you get one warning and one warning alone.

Any more anti lemming speak and you will learn to fear the fury of "Rodent Rage"!!! :nono

stlrz d
10-19-2010, 11:16 PM
[quote="stlrz d":1cdcbqbm]Dee Dub - It wouldn't be if lemming fans didn't parrot what the media is saying. Browns fans last week were pissed off that TJ Ward was flagged and fined for a big hit. They still post pictures of Turkey Jones dumping Bradshaw on his head (on a play in which he jumped offsides, iirc) on their forums and laugh about it...but this week they are in an outrage and crying about "dirty" James Harrison.

Fans suck.

They need to grow a sack. Even Ed Bouchette wrote some kind of "what if this had been Ray Lewis hitting Hines Ward this way?" BS. If Ray Lewis had hit Hines Ward that way it would have sucked that Ward was out of the game, but that's the way it goes. It's football. People get hurt.

Until lemmings learn to think for themselves and digest what they actually see instead of swallowing what the media feeds them it will never, ever change.

Hey, HEY......whats with the Lemming hate dude. :Hater

Lemmings have no beef with big hits.

People see us leap from cliffs en mass and think we are suicidal. We are dive bombing our prey below. The Eskimos call it the Rodent Rain (reign) of Terror.

We roam in packs.....angry packs.

We dont have the nickname "Arctic Land Piranha" for no reason.

We are the reason that polar bears swim. It is how the flee from us.

So you get one warning and one warning alone.

Any more anti lemming speak and you will learn to fear the fury of "Rodent Rage"!!! :nono[/quote:1cdcbqbm]

:lol: