Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 43 of 43

National Football League

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Mass
    Posts
    573


    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    Patricia was one of the good guys. If they had to lose, glad it was him. The Pats may snap out of it like they've done in the past but somehow I don't think it's going to happen. A lousy defense and lousy pass blocking. Either one can hurt a team but both will sink it!!
    I think it's going to be a long season for the Pats this year Dave and I blame it all on Belichik for him putting his ego before the team and benching Butler in the Superbowl against the Eagles. I think he lost a lot of his veteran guys with that move including Brady and Gronk.

    Quote Originally Posted by PopsnTuff View Post
    Was a great triumph on Sunday for the Redskins (my area team) winning 37-17 over the Packers who got sloppy, missed a few fumbles and overthrew three times....I get an itch to watch football every now and then as Ive always enjoyed the sport, having all brothers and uncles who taught me the game way back when .... think I'll follow all their games as a dedicated fan I can pretend to be, lol....
    Some years I only view Superbowl and half time show.....
    Redskins used to be my 2nd favorite team back in the 70's and 80' when the Patriots were terrible. Loved the Hogs, Riggos Rangers and the Funbunch back then!

  2. #32
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    1,346
    I was flipping through T V channels, happened to come across a short scene of football players running onto the field & suddenly unexpectedly felt repulsed--but not by the honorable men football players who take a stand during the singing of the American National Anthem, but by the hypocrite 'wrong place, wrong time' kneelers. I was actually surprised by my reaction. Ah well. stupid is as stupid does--kneeling at that time and at that place anyway.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    1,448
    Redskins are 5 wins and 2 losses so far....Sunday's game was great...two interceptions by both teams (Cowboys) in the third quarter....
    they're looking good this year....and I enjoy watching the game with the sound muted, lol....the stats at the bottom of the screen tell me everything
    Hello Janury....bring us some light snow at least once a week....

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    1,448
    Redskins win over Jax 16-13....any predictions of who's predicted for the Superbowl?
    Simulations say title likely coming down to Saints, Rams, Patriots and Chiefs....

    Hello Janury....bring us some light snow at least once a week....

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Mass
    Posts
    573
    Quote Originally Posted by PopsnTuff View Post
    Redskins win over Jax 16-13....any predictions of who's predicted for the Superbowl?
    Simulations say title likely coming down to Saints, Rams, Patriots and Chiefs....
    I seriously doubt the Patriots will be there this year. The Pats are playing bad football and are lacking in offensive weapons. The offense has gotten older and slower without having any viable younger replacements. Their defense is very suspect as well.

    My guess is either the Rams or Saints in the NFC vs. either the Chargers or Chiefs in the AFC. I wouldn't count out the Titans in the AFC.

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3,398
    I believe it was in 1998 when the Cardinals played in Dallas on opening day or early in the season. I had taken a flight from Washington, D. C. To Dallas and had no sooner got to the hotel when my phone rang. I saw that it was my Dispatcher and I immediately thought to myself, “This is not good. “

    The Cardinals were to fly back to Phoenix that evening, but the Southwest jet had maintenance issues and would not be ready to fly until sometime Monday. United received a call and request if we could make the trip. It so happened that we had a B-757 sitting in Dallas that was unscheduled and ready to fly, so my Dispatcher asked if I would accommodate them and make the trip. I agreed, even though it was already around 5:00 p.m. I think it was a 4 o’clock game.

    I was really up for the trip thinking that I would be able to speak with the players and maybe get a few autographs. Yeah, right. No such luck. The majority, maybe all of them, just wanted to sleep or complain about their sore this and that. They really weren’t in the mood for conversation. But, they were polite and acted very professional while boarding.
    "SEMPER FI"

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3,398
    I also wanted to add some commentary about the Rams and Chargers move to LA. I am aware that these two teams moving to LA is just a business decision. After all, LA has the second largest TV market and let’s be truthful here and acknowledge that the NFL teams make the majority of their money from TV and of course, corporate sponsorships.

    What really bugs me is that I read in a past ESPN magazine that the Rams are in charge of raising the money for building the new stadium, so they, like many of the NFL teams have decided to sell Personal Seat Licenses, or as they are commonly referred to as a PSL. The cost of each license that is being considered is $100,000.00. So, at this price, what does that mean to the average Joe?

    I would expect the Hollywood elites and those in the music business will have no problem paying the price for their PSL, but the poor guy that works down at the machine shop or over at the insurance office may certainly have an issue coming up with that kind of money just to buy the PSL, not to mention to have to also purchase game tickets, so that he can sit his butt in his over-priced seat. I guess for most of us, we will continue to buy our tickets from the brokers like StubHub.

    At times, it’s hard for me to believe that we, the people, are willing to fork out the money that we do just to watch a game that has none to very little affect on our day to day life. Wouldn’t the money that we spend to watch these over-paid athletes be better spent on other more important items such as education, finding cures for diseases, or helping the homeless and our Seniors? Personally, I do allow myself to buy tickets to one Steelers game per season and one NASCAR race per season.

    Thanks for for letting me rant.
    "SEMPER FI"

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,950
    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    I also wanted to add some commentary about the Rams and Chargers move to LA. I am aware that these two teams moving to LA is just a business decision. After all, LA has the second largest TV market and let’s be truthful here and acknowledge that the NFL teams make the majority of their money from TV and of course, corporate sponsorships.

    What really bugs me is that I read in a past ESPN magazine that the Rams are in charge of raising the money for building the new stadium, so they, like many of the NFL teams have decided to sell Personal Seat Licenses, or as they are commonly referred to as a PSL. The cost of each license that is being considered is $100,000.00. So, at this price, what does that mean to the average Joe?

    I would expect the Hollywood elites and those in the music business will have no problem paying the price for their PSL, but the poor guy that works down at the machine shop or over at the insurance office may certainly have an issue coming up with that kind of money just to buy the PSL, not to mention to have to also purchase game tickets, so that he can sit his butt in his over-priced seat. I guess for most of us, we will continue to buy our tickets from the brokers like StubHub.

    At times, it’s hard for me to believe that we, the people, are willing to fork out the money that we do just to watch a game that has none to very little affect on our day to day life. Wouldn’t the money that we spend to watch these over-paid athletes be better spent on other more important items such as education, finding cures for diseases, or helping the homeless and our Seniors? Personally, I do allow myself to buy tickets to one Steelers game per season and one NASCAR race per season.

    Thanks for for letting me rant.
    To be fair, the PSL cost will range from $1,000 to $100,000. More money, more perks. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/r...rgers-cheaper/

    I don't attend professional sporting events anymore with the exception of spring training and perhaps a motocross race. Between the tickets themselves, the impossible-to-avoid "convenience fees" and service charges tacked onto those tickets, parking costs, and food concession prices, the price gouging is out of control.
    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3,398
    Quote Originally Posted by StarSong View Post
    To be fair, the PSL cost will range from $1,000 to $100,000. More money, more perks. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/r...rgers-cheaper/

    I don't attend professional sporting events anymore with the exception of spring training and perhaps a motocross race. Between the tickets themselves, the impossible-to-avoid "convenience fees" and service charges tacked onto those tickets, parking costs, and food concession prices, the price gouging is out of control.

    It is really a shame the direction that pro sports has gone. At one time, players had loyalty to their fan base and would stay put, rather than go to another team for a few more dollars, but those days are over. It's now about take the money and run. Bryce Harper is looking to be the first player with a $400mil contract. Unbelievable!! Out of the top 20 highest paid MLB players, at last count, over 60% of them weren't even Americans. It's becoming a Caribbean League.

    I like watching the college players through their career and then being drafted and then making it to the big leagues. It "used to be" that the college kids competed against each other to get signed. Today, they have to compete against every player in every country that plays the sport of baseball. BASEBALL is no longer America's game!! Remember the old Chevrolet saying? "It's as American as baseball and apple pie?" I spent a few days in Costa Rica back in 2008 and went to a few baseball games. At each game, I noticed scouts sitting behind home plate with their guns and stop watches. I spoke with one scout from the Red Sox and asked him why we are drafting so many Caribbean players. He told me that it's now become the nature of the business.

    Down there, it seems as though all those kids do is play baseball. Only a few go to college. They get drafted, get a cut on their taxes here by claiming duel citizenship and take their money back home. Good gig, if you ask me. I have read that some have returned home with their riches and have helped their communities. They should. It's well known that 40% of those people live in poverty. They need help, but why is it that it's always the U.S. handing out the money? No other nation in this world, including China fork out the money to other countries and their citizens like the U.S.

    Not only what I have already mentioned above, but MLB itself also invests millions and millions in baseball in the leagues in the Caribbean, such as the Dominican Republic. It's amazing how much money MLB spends in these countries while spending next to nothing here in the U.S. They build baseball academies to do what? Play baseball and hone their skills. Why not spend it here to do the same. Where does the money come from? US!! So, why shouldn't our kids be the benefactors?

    This needs to stop.
    "SEMPER FI"

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Mass
    Posts
    573
    The average Joe has been priced out of sporting and entertainment events for quite some time now. I don't know where some of the people that are considered to be average Joes get the money to attend multiple events each year, especially a family with a couple kids.

    This past summer the new Eagles band with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill came on tour in Mass, my wife and I were very interested in going. However once we found out that any decent seats within two sections of the stage were starting at $550 each not including any "handling fees" or taxes, we changed our minds and decided to stay home. At $1100 minimum just to walk in the door, then throw in dinner and parking we're looking at about $1250 - $1300 and that doesn't include any of the $13 beers they sell at the show. My wife and I could afford this if we really wanted to but it just doesn't make sense to us to pay that much money for a concert, we'd much rather spend our money on something more important to our lives. We have pretty much stopped going to any events altogether. There are some smaller venues that feature older bands for less money, every once in a while we'll go to one of these shows. A few years ago we saw Chicago at the Lynn Auditorium for $85 a seat and beers were only $5, that's much more reasonable. The show was great and we didn't feel like we were robbed in the process.

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3,398
    I paid $35.00 just to park my car at Yankee Stadium.
    "SEMPER FI"

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    1,108
    The guarantees are sickening. The Redskins QB Alex Smith has injured his leg and it may be a ceareer endinf injury but he gets $15,000,000 each year for the next two years. This is due to lawyers/agents cashing in one other people's talent.

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3,398
    Another issue that gets my goat is how much leagues such as the NFL and MLB get from sponsors like Under Armour and Nike. Also, the five networks that broadcast NFL games; ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and the NFL channel collectively pay about $20bil per season to broadcast games.

    The NFL is the richest sports league in the world. Thanks to the player’s bargaining union, players split about 50% of the TV revenue. Roger Goodell makes in excess of $40mil per year, plus the use of a private jet and guaranteed healthcare benefits for him and his family for life. All of this money is at the expense of the working man in one way or another.

    No no one will ever convince me that professional athletes are worth the money they are being paid. They get most of their salary from their share of the TV contracts, sponsorships and memorabilia with their name on it.

    Like I wrote earlier, this insanity must stop, but the question is, HOW? One way would be to turn the TV off on Sundays and stay home. Take the family away for the day or whatever, just don’t do anything to support the sports.

    Do do you think Aaron Rogers is worth $33.5mil per year for throwing a football? I know a very good heart doctor that has saved many lives and barely makes over one million dollars per year.
    "SEMPER FI"

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Please reply to this thread with any new information or opinions.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Family & Health Forums: Pet Forums - Health Forum