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ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

BWV posted:

Doesn't Reid getting a contract a year later prove that his blackballing wasn't for "football reasons"

Not if there was evidence that two or more teams agreed not to sign him

The NFL had to at least be covering up actual collusion, or at best email chains where owners say the n word a lot

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Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

GarPax: "You Want it to be one way....but it's the other way."


Yeah they had to have found something during discovery thay they didn't want out.

It also explains why there was news about the owners looking for a new commissioner recently.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


NFL has way more money than those two, the only way they agree to a settlement (much less one for the amount that's being floated out there) rather than just letting the case drag on is if there's something really bad that may come up in discovery that they want buried and/or if they know that Kaep and Reid have them dead to rights on the collusion

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Trust me when I say NFL owners are the exact kind of people to have a giant email chain where they all discuss breaking the law

Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003


ElwoodCuse posted:

Trust me when I say NFL owners are the exact kind of people to have a giant email chain where they all discuss breaking the law
poo poo, Jimmy Haslam's business literally got caught screwing over trucking companies because their executives were openly discussing how good they were at it.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


And his brother just finished an 8 year term as governor of Tennessee

OJ MIST 2 THE DICK
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Nap Ghost

Crazy Ted posted:

poo poo, Jimmy Haslam's business literally got caught screwing over trucking companies because their executives were openly discussing how good they were at it.

Jimmy Haslam got caught on tape bragging that he takes advice from hobos

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010


exploded mummy posted:

Jimmy Haslam got caught on tape bragging that he takes advice from hobos

He got caught on tape making this story up at least, and I honestly don't know which would be a worse look.

OJ MIST 2 THE DICK
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Nap Ghost

Grittybeard posted:

He got caught on tape making this story up at least, and I honestly don't know which would be a worse look.

the fact that he drafted Johnny Football

Ramadu
Aug 25, 2004

2015 NFL MVP



exploded mummy posted:

Jimmy Haslam got caught on tape bragging that he takes advice from hobos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9upEb-gQMw

the greatest draft day story ever

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Great piece on ESPN about Tim Donaghy fixing NBA games

tinstaach
Aug 3, 2010

MAGNetic AttITUDE




In other longform journalism news, Jon Bois just put out a 55-minute Chart Party

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



tinstaach posted:

In other longform journalism news, Jon Bois just put out a 55-minute Chart Party

https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/1097964871164063747

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters


Chris Kluwe took exception to Bois's conclusion
https://twitter.com/ChrisWarcraft/s...256718599843841

I gotta say, his logic is pretty impeccable.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Bomani Jones has a great article on Undefeated about Kaep

Anals of History
Jul 29, 2003




TY for the heads-up on this and the Donaghy article

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Anals of History posted:

TY for the heads-up on this and the Donaghy article

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Isn't the saddest punt ever that one in the downpour that went splat and didn't bounce or roll? That Steelers Dolphins game that ended 3-0

Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003


ElwoodCuse posted:

Isn't the saddest punt ever that one in the downpour that went splat and didn't bounce or roll? That Steelers Dolphins game that ended 3-0
Pretty sure it might be this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAa2GVOj0xg

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe


That... is flukey as poo poo

That's also entirely why Bois had the "yeah, no, this punt doesn't count for the sadness index because of outside influences, like a bad snap."

A punt bouncing that far back is entirely a fluke, and I wouldn't count it

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Is it limited to the NFL? Because if not I can save you some time, this is the saddest punt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpdqI8mmIVM

Sudden Loud Noise
Feb 18, 2007


Also, I feel like Bois does a pretty decent job of really distinguishing a sad punt from a bad punt.

Whiffing a punt is a bad punt. A perfect coffin corner from the 40 yard line when you're down by 2 with 1 minute left is a sad punt.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



vintage rovell

when shoes are more important than an injured player

https://twitter.com/deadspin/status...7619675136?s=21

AsInHowe
Jan 11, 2007

Goal, assist, fight.

Vertical Lime posted:

vintage rovell

when shoes are more important than an injured player

https://twitter.com/deadspin/status...7619675136?s=21

Is he mad at Zion for making Nike look bad

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

lol yeah Nike stock is going to drop tomorrow. It will totally be (1) because of this and (2) won't correct itself in like, a day

mactheknife
Jul 20, 2004

THE JOLLY CANDY-LIKE BUTTON


i, for one, am glad that someone out there is standing up for The Brands

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008



Vertical Lime posted:

vintage rovell

when shoes are more important than an injured player

https://twitter.com/deadspin/status...7619675136?s=21

In an ecosystem where the marketing of shoes and the marketing of basketball have such a strong symbiotic relationship, a defective shoe injuring one of the most famous players in the country on the court in the biggest game of the year is actually a pretty huge story.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


no one think Zion getting hurt isn't a story, it just is not one that should be told through "will Nike's stock drop by half a point?????"

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008



Nike shoes are the new Firestone tires

Niwrad
Jul 1, 2008



This punt happened in an NFL playoff game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzhwSIuA5XQ

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

GarPax: "You Want it to be one way....but it's the other way."


https://twitter.com/BenDuBose/statu...796417261453313


Stern is a loving wizard.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008



How did Deadspin get ahold of these Joe Ricketts emails they keep harping on?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



I think they got leaked by some of their grandchildren

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming



That story is from 2008, DuBose melts down constantly over officiating in every game and sport

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

As bad as the Donaghy stuff is, I hate people who act like it proves the NBA is basically pro wrestling

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

It's this one thing

ElwoodCuse posted:

As bad as the Donaghy stuff is, I hate people who act like it proves the NBA is basically pro wrestling

i mean fixing games renders the result of them illegitimate and itís apparently easier to fix the games than the nba lets on AND there were/are likely other corrupt refs who conspired to fix games and were never caught

soooooooo

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


Declan MacManus posted:

i mean fixing games renders the result of them illegitimate and itís apparently easier to fix the games than the nba lets on AND there were/are likely other corrupt refs who conspired to fix games and were never caught

soooooooo

Fine but this is only getting brought up because the Rockets/their fans think Foster is out to get them. The leap of logic from "bad ref, possibly corrupt" to "FIXING GAMES EXCLUSIVELY AGAINST MY TEAM" is the dumb part

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


I had a feeling when I read this yesterday
https://twitter.com/DianaMoskovitz/...784341558099968

That something pretty big was gonna drop, but I thought it would be some washed up players or something. But no, it's this:
https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/1098988710941593603

I can't wait for Diana's longform article about it. She's one of the best in the business.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



holy poo poo

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thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012

NEVER LET A
RANDOM MOTHERFUCKER
SHOOT THE B ROLL


Bob Kraft fucks.

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