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  1. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Nice. Does anyone else have an opinion?
  2. TheKingRoyal's Avatar
    I don't care about scores being run up, that is the nature of the game sometimes. If you can't stop their offense it is your own fault, they have no incentive to not score 45 points. It is pretty rude to do, but that is the unwritten rules and something they have to morally deal with, which brings me to their Spygate/Ballgate/general cheating.

    Until there are severe penalties in place the Patriots and other teams with no morals will cheat. I feel that the first time you are caught cheating you loose $15 mil from your salary cap space and your years worth of draft picks. Second time you are caught cheating (if within 10 years of previous account) it is an additional $25mil and two years of draft picks, total of 40mil and 3 years worth of draft picks. Just destroy the franchise and not allow the ownership group to sale the team. It will make teams from the front office all the way down to the guy selling beer be legit.

    I am tired of teams cheating, it really makes watching the games feel cheap to me. I am almost fed up with the way the NFL is handling itself and not taking care of it's business.

    I say hold the entire organization accountable for everyones contribution to cheating. What I suggest might be absurd as far as penalties go for cheating, but I would rather a team get beat down than pay a miserable little fine. $250k isn't even a drop in their bucket.
  3. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Naturally, and it's the culture a lot of us have grown up in.

    Separate television from the business of the major sports, and maybe there are reforms after all.
  4. CliffAnderson92's Avatar
    He only tested positive once, after they started imposing penalties for it. Ryan Braun lied and claimed that the tester discriminated against him because he is Jewish and only got a I think 60 game ban........but Selig wanted to run A-Rod out of the game for good. But it's all a big joke though. Test positive for illegal drugs, PED's, or hit your wife and you get a slap on the wrist.......but bet on a sport (and not throw the game), and you are banned for life. It depends on how valuable the player(s) are to the league. The same goes for all of the major sports, it's all about the money.
  5. hobbyfan's Avatar
    My brother went there for a few years before getting his Doctorate at UMass-Amherst. That's part of the reason for the rooting interest.
  6. rtsjr's Avatar
    i work at ualbany
  7. hobbyfan's Avatar
    That, I think, was the point. Few gave them a legit chance to beat Florida, but anyone that bet them would've gone home happy, since they were able to beat the spread.
  8. 14smoke2x's Avatar
    Good performance by Albany the other night even though they lost I was impressed.
  9. hobbyfan's Avatar
    How can you say they're "lucky"? They won their league tournament, then beat Mt. St. Mary's last night. The argument against them, really, and bear in mind I read this is relation to the women's team, is that the league as a whole is weak.
  10. autographs2010's Avatar
    Theyre lucky to even be in the tournament.
  11. hobbyfan's Avatar
    In other words, their early struggles worked against them. Yeah, I can see that.
  12. 14smoke2x's Avatar
    They were 18-14 that's why. It's pretty simple.
  13. hobbyfan's Avatar
    And yet the game goes on.....
  14. dudical's Avatar
    Good post. So true.
  15. hobbyfan's Avatar
    I wouldn't guarantee a trip to the Super Bowl for the Pats, patsfan52. Right now, they're a 2 seed, but because of their reputation, they have a bigger bullseye on their collective backs than Peyton & the Pizza Salesmen (Broncos). Everyone's going to be extra motivated to play the Patriots in the playoffs, just to prove they aren't as great as they think they are.
  16. don sanford's Avatar
    I didn't see any mention that the refs helped the Jets beat New England because of their bad calls, just like the Carolina game with obvious defensive holding in the endzone. In the Denver game the Pats handed 17 points to Denver on turnovers in the first quarter. If there is a reason that Denver lost maybe it should be the fact that Manning didn't generate much offense the whole second half other than 1 drive.

    I happen to like both teams and I'm not a hater of New England, I just looked at the game objectively from a fan perspective.

    Don

    Quote Originally Posted by patsfan52
    hate to tell you but they are going to the playoffs and most likely to the superbowl, at least they don't have bountys on players.
    rob
  17. patsfan52's Avatar
    hate to tell you but they are going to the playoffs and most likely to the superbowl, at least they don't have bountys on players.
    rob
  18. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Thanks in both regards.
  19. yazfan71's Avatar
    Congrats to your Valleycats for taking both do-or-die games from the State College Spikes for the NY-Penn Championship! It was an exciting series!
  20. yazfan71's Avatar
    Hunter Harvey is the son of Bryan Harvey, who used to pitch for the Angels & Marlins. His brother, Kris Harvey, became a free agent after spending the 2012 season with the Altoona Curve.
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