The Marcellus interview was tough to watch, but I respect the fact that he went on the air and spoke, knowing how tough it would be to get through it all.
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Posted May 5, 2012 @ 10:04 AM
I'd be very surprised if there wasn't already a study underway. If there isn't, there will be. Keep an eye on this class action lawsuit and don't be surprised if there is one for the college level.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 2:05 PM
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 3:38 PM
The problem for the union is its hard to justify them defending the current players accused in this program and at the same time claim to be for the former players suing the league for not doing more to keep them from getting injured. The two positions are almost completely contradictory. You can't on the one hand keep the NFL from handing down suspensions for acts like this, then at the same time turn around years later and claim the league was negligent for not keeping players from getting injured.
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 2:43 PM
I'm glad to at least see someone else point this out, as it's a recurring topic of conversation between a friend and I and it bothers me not to see any of the sports commentators I watch note the inherent hypocrisy; the players are constantly on - justifiably - about the league's history of indifference to player safety, yet when it's revealed that at least some of them gleefully conspired to potentially end guys' careers by doing major damage all they offered up was a bunch of whining, which has now reached its apogee in response to the suspensions. The lack of commentary in the sports media on the contradictory stances is rather glaring in its absence
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 3:15 PM
However there are many former players who have battled depression and some have also committed suicide as a result of concussions so for the analysts to ignore that and act as if a player who played for twenty years is likely to have bi-polar or some other mental illness and not to have suffered multiple concussions would be ridiculous IMO. It's also important to remember many them aren't reporters and are specifically paid to give their opinion.
I wish these "analysts" would stop speculating about concussions being the reason for Seau's suicide. Last I checked most of these guys barely went to college never mind the years and years of medical school that would allow them to speak about the issue intelligently. For all we know Junior was bi-polar or had some other terrible mental illness irrespective of the concussions. Trying to connect the concussion problem with this suicide is irresponsible without some solid science behind it and mere speculation doesn't cut it with me.
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Posted May 6, 2012 @ 3:32 PM
The lack of commentary in the sports media on the contradictory stances is rather glaring in its absence.
The problem for the union is its hard to justify them defending the current players accused in this program and at the same time claim to be for the former players suing the league for not doing more to keep them from getting injured. The two positions are almost completely contradictory.
Posted May 21, 2012 @ 5:56 PM
ESPN will televise a one-hour SportsCenter Special every Tuesday night beginning next week, and continue through July 17, with each show previewing one of the eight NFL divisions. The first show on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. with host Trey Wingo and analysts Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Marcellus Wiley examines the AFC North, which had three playoff teams a year ago. Remaining specials will feature a rotation of analysts. (Note: There will not be a special on Tuesday, June 26.) The schedule:
Tue, May 22 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: AFC North Preview ESPN
Tue, May 29 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFC West Preview ESPN2
Tue, June 5 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: AFC South Preview ESPN2
Tue, June 12 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFC South Preview ESPN2
Tue, June 19 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFC North Preview ESPN2
Tue, July 3 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFC East Preview ESPN
Tue, July 10 8 p.m. SportsCenter Special: AFC East Preview ESPN
Tue, July 17 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: AFC West Preview ESPN
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Posted May 24, 2012 @ 1:39 PM
As far as I know, ESPN is pretty adamant about putting both of those two in the basic packages. I can't remember seeing any cable or satellite package where ESPN let them put ESPN in the basic package and ESPN2 in a separate add-on tier, but I suppose it could be true somewhere. Generally speaking, ESPN and ESPN2 go together in the contracts these days, and the cable and satellite companies need to follow the same rules for both of them, or they won't get either.
Does everyone who gets ESPN automatically get ESPN2? If not what's the point of airing the shows like that. I would think it makes more sense to air them all on ESPN first and then re-air them on ESPN2.
Posted Jul 1, 2012 @ 8:08 PM
The NFL has relaxed local television blackout rules, a league spokesman confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network on Saturday.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the change, which team owners approved in May at the NFL Annual Meeting.
Home teams now will have the option of selling 85 percent of game tickets to avoid a blackout in their local TV market. Previously, teams had to sell out games or receive an exception from the league for the game to be shown on local TV.
"It's optional if clubs want to do this and would only affect a few teams," McCarthy said in an email. "Last year only 6 percent of games were blacked out in a local market. This figure is down significantly from 15 to 20 years ago when 25 to 30 percent of games were routinely blacked out."
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Posted Aug 4, 2012 @ 5:08 PM
Rex Ryan, class and humility - three words you'll never see together in a sentence.
...Rex Ryan, & the Jets would show some class & some humility...
Posted Aug 4, 2012 @ 6:23 PM
ESPN likes Rex Ryan and Jerry Jones because they won't shut up and they provide plenty of material for them to discuss.
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Posted Aug 4, 2012 @ 11:49 PM
I saw it for the first time last night and it was great. They're requests were fine at first then they started to get more outlandish. Five sack in one game? Six TD passes in one game? And all that for a kid who's like one and will never remember the game or what happened anyway. I also love the directv ads featuring deion sanders and eli.
I just a great ad promoting the start of the NFL season on NBC. The ad features new parents Dad is a Giants fan while Mom likes the Cowboys. They are trying to get their son to root for their team so they urge Eli Manning and Demarcus Ware to win the game. I love any ad featuring women as passionate fans
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Posted Aug 6, 2012 @ 11:44 AM
ESPN also seems to like doing stupid stuff so they can comment on it themselves. They had nonstop Jets coverage early in the week, which provided the talking point of "Why is everyone talking about the Jets so much?" later in the week.
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Posted Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:09 AM
A lot of people, including myself, think this is pretty much admission from Goodell that he doesn't have enough evidence to hold up in court.