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Everything posted by billo83

  1. This is a good point. At the the same time older fans are abandoning the sport because of the pansy rules, and the politics, as well as the QB friendly rules. In our day, there was actually a running game with great players like Payton and Sanders. Also all the penalties are a major distraction. It got to the point where I wouldn't celebrate a great play because I was expecting a flag to be down. What good is that? That's also true for any big hit. It's almost a given it will be a personal foul. That's one of the biggest things missing from this game. Greed, cheating, and teams relocating, etc. What the league did to the Browns was reprehensible.
  2. Don't agree with instant reply. It's necessary, and the league finally did make a good decision in having it reviewed in NY. The rest of your post is spot on
  3. nfl week 1 ratings

    The league is much much more political than it's ever been. Not even close. The byproduct of making it a high-scoring league is that it becomes quarterback driven and takes other elements out like the running game. So if your team doesn't have a good quarterback, it takes a a lot of interest out of it. The NFL may have done their studies but obviously it's not working since they are losing attendance and viewers. Just look at the 49ers attendance on opening day as an example of what happens when you don't have a good quarterback in today's League. Fans have no interest or hope. Me being on a football message board has nothing to do with whether or not I'm going to attend a game or watch a game. I used to watch all the Sunday Monday and Thursday games that were televised. I now pretty much only watch Jets games and I didn't watch the opener. And that is because of any of the reasons I've already stated, and a direct correlation to the loss of ratings and attendance the NFL is complaining about. Yes the NFL is concerned about player safety, but in my opinion they go way overboard. They are taking out too much of the toughness which is an integeral part of the game. How many times have you seen a defensive back penalized on a good hit when the helmet never touches the wide receiver, or when there's incidental contact? They can fix this issue by making it a penalty only when there's an attempt to lead with a helmet.
  4. nfl week 1 ratings

    For me and many people I know, the sport becoming pussyfied is the major reason I don't watch it much anymore. Thanks to the cheating Cindy Brady you can't even touch a quarterback anymore including tackling low. Every pass play where there's a big hit is almost always a personal foul. The other main reasons IMO is that the NFL has become very political, and their overall greediness. I'm glad their ratings are low and hope they get even worse. Maybe then they'll finally do something to un pussify it
  5. nfl week 1 ratings

    +1. This is definitely not the same game I grew up watching. I couldn't imagine players like Butkus playing today.
  6. 6 Jets ruled out vs Oakland

    Don't worry - Bowels will give him a nice tongue lashing and all will be good. Until the next game that is.
  7. Not necessarily. I was up the middle on Rex myself and there were others. It's just that the extreme views seem to get the most attention and more abundant then those that are more up the middle. I hated Kotite with a passion, but I'd be the first to tell you he did a great job in finding Chrebet. His players did seem to play hard for him as well. With Bowles though, I just do not see anything that he does well.
  8. Well Chuck it may just be because Bowles doesn't do anything right? Telling his DL the blatantly obvious that they stunk is not holding them accountable. Benching a lazy turd for not performing like he should is. As others have stated why isn't he also calling out the OL, linebackers, and the whole coaching staff? Why isn't he admitting he made a mistake on the brain dead punting decision. He had an opportunity to make players and coaches accountable, but only yells at the DL. Yippee. He didn't do right here and deserves all of the backlash he's getting. If he does something right, I wiould acknowledge it, but I just don't see it happening
  9. I wonder if it ever occurred to the useless toilet bowl that maybe the lazy Mo deserves a nice benching? You know accountability.
  10. Hurricane Irma - Part Two

    I left Florida on Wednesday. I wasn't taking any chances. My friend booked a flight out for Saturday which I thought was taking too much of a risk. Sure enough JetBlue cancelled his flight on Wednesday and now he's stuck. He's only half a mile from the beach in Fort Lauderdale
  11. Hurricane Irma - Part Two

    It's chaos here. I'm in Orlando now waiting for my flight out. I don't know how many around here remember the odd/even days back when Carter was in office I believe, but that's what the gas lines reminded me of. Took me 20 minutes to get to the pump last night around 10pm and it was the only station nearby that had gas. People have been buying water and pocket juice like mad.
  12. Hurricane Irma - Part Two

    Good idea, the earlier the better. I'm flying out tomorrow evening. Didn't want to take any chances
  13. Hurricane Irma - Part Two

    I live in South Florida and I'm definitely getting out of town, actually flying up to Minnesota. Doesn't make any sense to take any chances if you can leave. Luckily I can work remotely for my company
  14. Jets cut Deon Simon

    Still better than the Idziot 12 without a doubt.
  15. What's funny about all this is if the Jets beat the Giants we will hear how the Jets are going to win 6-8 games and blow the chance for the #1 pick, Hack has a chance to be our QB of the future, etc. Just like after the first PS game. Too funny.
  16. I'm not surprised you don't understand. Tell me what is so great about the leader of the quitters Sent from my SM-J727V using JetNation.com mobile app
  17. I will never set foot in the hall until Joe is inducted. What a complete farce that he hasn't be inducted already Sent from my SM-J727V using JetNation.com mobile app
  18. No we live in the real world, not fantasy land where you reside Sent from my SM-J727V using JetNation.com mobile app
  19. #3 Pat Hickey #2 Hiring Idziot, easily the worst GM in Jets history #1 The big fat Tuna for not locking up Manning when he could easily have done so. Whatever accomplishments the quitter made here are more than wiped out by this fact alone Sent from my SM-J727V using JetNation.com mobile app
  20. Literally you're the only person that believes otherwise. Archie Manning wife even owns up to it. Let it go, your hero is tarnished and single handedly responsible for the biggest blunder in Jets history which is saying a lot. All because of his big fat ego. Sent from my SM-J727V using JetNation.com mobile app
  21. +10000000. Most overrated coach in history Sent from my SM-J727V using JetNation.com mobile app
  22. And what if he stays in school and tears up his knee. Do you think he's still getting millions?
  23. It's becoming so much easier to stop following this league altogether. What a joke it has become. National Pansy League for sure.