posted at 12/15/2012 5:10 PM EST
In response to palookaski's comment:
In response to NY-PATS-FAN4's comment:
So the Pats home winning percentage before "Spygate" was .828, whereas their home winning percentage since "Spygate" is .829?
Pretty much confirms what any intelligent person already knows: that "Spygate" was a completely overblown non-issue. [/QUOTE]
LOL! Yeah, The key in dealing with Leon is to talk down to him.
Anytime I meet someone who mentions "cheaters" I always go into silent mode and kindly ask them to explain this spygate thing. Act Dumb the more daft the better. Keep em talking.
Then I say " gee thats funny did'nt the Patriots then go 18 wins in a row after cheating"? I also heard that Bill Cowher, Jimmy Johnson, Mike Ditka and other Coaches say that everyone does the same thing. Filming the sidelines can be done from the booth or a front row seat, only thing wrong was the guy was a few feet on the grass and Bellichick continued that and ignored the warning from Goodell (a former Jet employee). Mangrat conspired with Goodell, obvious.
Then after the Goodell decision to fine Team, coach and take away a 1st rd pick, Goodell destroys the evidence w/o regard for a possible court proceeding which Kraft opted not to proceed. Gee, why did he destroy the evidence, certainly there was a timer on "the film" that Goodell took which would have put his "filming" in a time frame long before Mangrat complained. Just happened to be NY Jets? Cough!
I would NOT be surprised if before The Statute of Limitations runs out that Bob Kraft (a clever business man) along with the other Owners sanction, will proceed to personally sue Goodell for Damaging the Patriot Brand. That, will give the NFL owners a reason to strike a deal with Goodell and rid Goodell of his 10 year guaranteed contract.
We all can see the political ramblings against Goodell now with the Tagliabue edict etc. It happens with a slow and increasing process, always does. Goodells usefullness is fading fast.
Have a good night and game day.
Agree... especially about Kraft being a smart businessman, while also politically adept I assume... Make some kind of move to fix a collossal error. Review the official mistakes... Comments by tagliabue speak directly to the abuse of power and activism of a misguided commissioner...
Tagliabue reached into the N.F.L.'s history to provide guidance for how he thought Goodell should have handled this case, pointing to how the former commissioner Pete Rozelle phased in a policy on performance-enhancing drugs, which included a discipline-free transition year.
"He understood that sometimes it's necessary to clarify the rules - make sure everyone understands; postpone discipline for a while, not forever, but maybe for a season; and then enforce the rules with strict discipline," Tagliabue wrote.
This entire episode doesn't happen except for goodell ... he's an activist dicktator that should be ousted , but in the meantime his glaring mistakes correctd.