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Re: NFL
« Reply #2057 on: July 02, 2020, 10:14:24 AM »

They've already started in Boston .

https://sports.yahoo.com/welcome-to-boston-cam-newton-he-can-already-hear-the-dog-whistles-and-trite-criticism-204248832.html

We welcome you to Boston, with this laurel, and hardy handshake, our new....
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« Reply #2058 on: July 02, 2020, 11:41:50 AM »

Utley and Boston Sports radio lucked out

there is no real sports news anywhere

so Boston Sports radio for better or worse (and Felger trolls his audience something fierce with hot takes and he admits it) has something of interest to talk about 

The Pats sign a former MVP to replace a former MVP, so questions of fit and culture Newton or Stidham are naturals to discuss, as any sports fan might.

Its fair game

But for a troll its just material to mine

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« Reply #2059 on: July 02, 2020, 02:19:51 PM »

You wonder if other (read "not black") QBs would get this kind of scrutiny, if they had signed with the Pats.

Here's another one exploring the question of whether he can handle to vaunted  "Patriot Way".



https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29388634/when-comes-winning-cam-newton-patriot-way-perfect-fit
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« Reply #2060 on: July 02, 2020, 03:04:24 PM »

You wonder if other (read "not black") QBs would get this kind of scrutiny, if they had signed with the Pats.

Here's another one exploring the question of whether he can handle to vaunted  "Patriot Way".

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29388634/when-comes-winning-cam-newton-patriot-way-perfect-fit

Gee, you must have missed the lengthy discussion of Jason Stidham in the Boston and NE sports media and about whether he can handle things.

He got less attention about his injuries, though, to be fair.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #2061 on: July 02, 2020, 03:10:48 PM »

click-bait there's almost literally nothing to talk about

if you go to the Ringer NFL front page there are 10 articles or podcasts devoted to Newton to the Pats.

https://www.theringer.com/nfl

And race is discussed because its a raging front page issue now and Boston unfortunately has a past with a few idiot racists.

So do other cities but those cities are less visible and less successful than the Boston teams in general,

So its a good target, its get attention, and it attracts trolls who have little else to talk about.

In any case, as to real substance, rather than Utleyesque value-free BS

Most observers think BB got a steal with his 1-yr signing of Newton.

and as posted here numerous times BB is probsably the NFL's best known value investor. He looks for depressed assets at below book value prices.

Sometimes he hits sometimes not.

I suspect if Newton's healthy he'll bust his ass to become the player he once was. As he's playing for next big contract.

But he'll still have the challenge of following the GOAT-never an easy task for anyone, black or white. .

And he's got to win over a veteran the locker-room that knows about winning with his ability and leadership

I was not not big on his theatrics, the Superman BS, and celebrating 1st downs, but if he plays hard he'll make a lot of friends in NE.

But if he backs away from a loose ball on the ground he'll catch heat, and righly so, and race will have nothing to do with it.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #2062 on: July 02, 2020, 04:24:43 PM »

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« Reply #2064 on: July 02, 2020, 04:34:45 PM »

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Re: NFL
« Reply #2065 on: July 02, 2020, 05:15:09 PM »

Change the name, if you want that stadium, Washington.
https://sports.yahoo.com/washington-owner-dan-snyder-cant-build-new-stadium-at-rfk-site-unless-team-changes-its-name-170106907.html

Snyder is considering changing the team's name from Redskins to Rebels.

But don't ask what the team's uniforms and banner looks like. 
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Re: NFL
« Reply #2066 on: July 02, 2020, 05:17:53 PM »

NFL wants fans to be unwaivering in their support, but first

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/07/01/report-nfl-may-require-fans-to-sign-a-covid-19-waiver/

Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com reports that the league is considering a requirement that fans sign liability waivers protecting the league from lawsuits based on contracting COVID-19. The potential waiver “likely” will be forwarded to teams by the middle of next week.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #2067 on: July 02, 2020, 05:24:51 PM »

NFL wants fans to be unwaivering in their support, but first

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/07/01/report-nfl-may-require-fans-to-sign-a-covid-19-waiver/

Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com reports that the league is considering a requirement that fans sign liability waivers protecting the league from lawsuits based on contracting COVID-19. The potential waiver “likely” will be forwarded to teams by the middle of next week.

Good enough for Trump's reelection committee, good enough for his friend Roger.
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« Reply #2068 on: July 02, 2020, 05:27:11 PM »

a few weeks ago the Pats anounced season ticket refunds were available

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/19/patriots-covid-19-coronavirus-season-tickets-2020-season/

FOXBORO (AP) — The New England Patriots are offering season ticket holders at an elevated risk of COVID-19 infection the chance to skip the 2020 season entirely and still hold onto their seats for the next year.

From what i've heard anecdotally its avaialbe to all season ticket holders who request the refund.

It makes sense on a number of bases

1-Pats look sympathetic to the fans who may be out of work and cash strapped
2-Pats look realistic towards the impact of CV and social distance seating
3-If fans can self-select out of tickets for a year, the Pats don't have to send out (as many) letters to long-time season ticket holders telling them due to social distance seating, you're SOL-see you next year.


the NYFG offered a similar refund plan earlier this week
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Re: NFL
« Reply #2069 on: July 03, 2020, 09:09:32 AM »

https://sports.yahoo.com/new-england-patriots-fan-steals-27-new-york-giants-super-bowl-rings-2008-heist-033417903.html

The New York Giants topped the New England Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII in 2008, marking the first of Eli Manning’s two Super Bowl wins in his career.

One Patriots fans apparently felt so robbed after that loss that he decided to take matters into his own hands.

According to Bloomberg’s Zeke Faux, career “cat burglar” Sean Murphy and an accomplice stole 27 of the Giants’ rings from a jewelry store simply because he didn’t think the Giants deserved them.


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