Do you even believe the stuff you post here? 1) the Judge did not ask for proof because the Judge was ruling on the process not the infraction. By the way the more likely than not is often used in business as the standard that something is more than 50% probable. From a PWC publication Evolution of “more likely than not” In June 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) released FASB Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes (“FIN 48” or “the Interpretation”). Under the Interpretation, enterprises are required to assess an income tax position to determine whether the benefit of the position can be recognized in US GAAP financial statements. The benefit recognition threshold requires that the position be more likely than not to be sustained based upon its technical merit under applicable tax laws. This threshold or standard is defined as a likelihood of more than 50 percent. A position meeting the MLTN standard must then be measured to determine the amount that is recorded in the financial statements. The application of FIN 48 requires an assumption that the taxing authority will be aware of all relevant information and perform an appropriate examination of the position. You seem to be the guy who does 100, gets a ticket but gets off because the radar gun wan not calibrated. You were still speeding. Now lets alter the circumstance a little. Say the text involved Brady having a hot date and we needed to get his special package ready. They mention after the last date the girl was a little cold and unresponsive and it better be right this time. Say they said he will be appreciative if the roffie ing material melts the ice and he will sign a jersey. So the girl gets drugged and raped the drug test proves she is drugged and Tom denies everything and she was willing. There is no record of him buying roofies or any link to him and the drug. Based on the texts, he could get fired, go to jail, and certainly be fined and suspended. The crime is different but the circumstances are the same. Are you going to tell me he cant go to jail because he was not aware he could go to jail for date rape? He lied on the interview prior to the super bowl after Bellie thew him under the bus. He said with a straight face that he knew nothing about it when phone records indicate he was on the phone with the equipment guy for over 20 mins covering his ass. He had the self righteous smirk on face and said he could not tell the difference in Balls. Come on now that's like a race driver saying he does not know how hos car handles. He and Manning helped the NFL write the rules to allow teams to doctor balls to the QB's liking before games. (PS see brady after the Ravens game shouting at the ravens staff "Know the Rules") You can sit for 12 hours and say nothing. That is uncooperative Please state where Rodger made sh*t up? Did he deflate the balls, did he take them in the bathroom before the game, Did he call the NFL office and said the pats are cheating, Did he forbid the equipment guys from talking to NFL officials again?, Maybe he destroyed Brady's cell phone. Keep sticking your head in the sand my friend and enjoy the Cheater chants in every stadium the pats visit this year. The sad part of all this is if Brady just said he likes his balls a little softer but never intended them to be under the legal limit and the guys were a little too enthusiastic but it will never happen again, this whole thing would have been over in 10 mins. Mr Smug and Arrogant chose to think he is untouchable and led us to this debacle.
Yes Sheldon was a dumb ass, the dumbest was doing more pot after he was suspended. A Bentley is not that out of line. Compared to a Ferrari. lambo bugatti, the Bentley is downright affordable. Add to it that he actually fits in the car, being a big dude I understand that. If I was making 2 mill a year I might buy one myself. Sheldon will not be the first or last kid to piss his money away. I know lots of traders on the street who make millions and waste it on coke, houses in the Hampton's, 50k watches and when the gravy train stops the have nothing. You would hope people have enough sense to sock away money
Foles may suck, he may not suck, lets see how he plays this year under a very good coach. WIlson is a top 10 QB but not a top 3 QB or even a top 5 QB. (Rodgers, Brady Manning, Brees, Luck) Throw in Big ben, Flacco and Stafford and fit Wilson into that group.
Joe Flacco signed a 6 year, $120,600,000 contract with the Baltimore Ravens, including a $29,000,000 signing bonus, $29,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,100,000. They did not not guarentee 120 million. If they want to pay Wilson this go for it. 25 mill fully guarenteed for 5 is suicide.
Only one Asinie opinion here it seems. I said Wilson and Smith are both game managerers I did not say Smith is better. As for Foles gong off his first year in Philly he is the greatest QB ever. We know that is not true, I simply said we dont have a big enough data set to say what he is. You seem very defensive about your man. Just give me an honest answer Wilson or Luck straight up, who do you take?
I give you the improvement but did you see who the seahawks had playing QB 2010 and 2011, MAtt Hasselbeck 27 interceptions 49 sacks, and Tararis Jackson 13 interceptions and 42 sacks. So wilson came in and they simplified the offense, slowed down the game, strengthed the oline and sacks and int went way down. Yes Wilson was a big part of it but hell Alex Smith could do the same thing. It you are down 17 points Wilson is not throwing for 300 yards and bringing you back. He excels at what he does but dont ask him to do what he cant.
Dont care if its a qb League, it is still a salary cap league. If you cripple yourself on the cap and tie up 100 mill and he gets hurt the first year of a 4 year contract you are screwed for a long time. If it were not for the cap pay him what ever the owner can afford.
Pretty accurate I would say. May take out Foles as not enough info and Smith as he is the same as wilson, a game manager. I love wilson and think he should be paid fairly, just not 25 mill a year all guranteed. Take out the Tannyhill contract, Tanny gave it to him, think about how you felt about the Sanchez contract, and the Newton contract, dont know what they were smoking. I am thinking 18 - 20 mill a year 4 years 36 - 40 guranteed take what you want out of it for signing bonus. As for him on Indy, He and indy wold both suck. Thier defense would give up the lead often and he is not a comback type of quarterback. He is also not as advanced as luck at multiple offensive sets and checking off recievers.
The easiest way to mesure worth is if a trade were offered straight up who would you take. Hell I make take Jamis over Wilson.
An interesting idea. By taking away the pats no pick we are screwing a college player who would have been picked in the first round. How about talking the pick, wherever it lands, and auctioning it off to the other teams and talking the proceeds and giving it to the old NFL players medical fund. I am sure Jerry or Paul Allen would fork over a few million for an extra number one.
Well yes, and I would call him a frakin idiot that he had the guys steal the balls after the refs checked them. Just like we called him an idiot for going to the movies the night before a game in CA. Jets fans of all teams know how to be realistic about how stupid our team can be.
As far as Kraft ir will be interesting what pressure the other owners will put on him at the upcoming owners meeting. He is liable to become the next Al Davis.
Ok lets do a simple test our self. Take a ball at 11.5 PSI Hold it tight, have a large man with beefy arms punch the ball. Like a soft tire giving a better ride the ball will absorb the force of the blow to some extent. Now take a ball at 13.5 or 14 PSI and do the same thing. The ball will transfer more of the blow to the arm and the hand holding it. Look this does not explain it all as the specter of if you fumble i will cut your ass has a lot to do with it also, but I think you can say the deflation of balls has helped ball security in the age of the ball punch technique.
HHHMMMM Rodger Goddell Headed the most profitable sports organization in the world. In that time increased profitability approximately 1000% and net worth of investments 500% . Yea I think he has lots to worry about. The other 31 owners approve of him so Kraft will have to cry in his bar towel. By the way it does not matter what the sports writers or the pats fans or the players think, he works for the owners. Also he is a pretty sharp guy, don't you think he ran the penalty by his other bosses first. By the way if Kraftty is too obnoxious the other owners could vote him out and make him sell the team, ala the Clippers.
The 350 is for the admin staff who make copies and filing. The Lawyers partners will be in the 1250 - 1800 range