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Mr. Scot

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#3215584 Bucs QB used altered footballs in Super Bowl

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2015 - 10:27 AM

I don't necessarily think it's an overreaction.  I don't think that this "deflation" helped the Pats destroy the Colts.  Had the game been closer, could it have made a difference, maybe...

 

Point is it's a rule and someone knowingly broke it.

 

And we're not talking about first time offenders here.
 




#3215542 Deflate-Gate: Patriots Being Investigated For Deflated Footballs

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2015 - 09:57 AM

Yeah I get that, but I just don't understand how no one would notice when the ball changes so many hands. It's just hard for me to believe that no one would catch that on either camera or by handling the footballs.

 

It was actually a 'change of hands' that started it.

 

Deflated ball investigation began after Colts interception

 

Why wouldn't the refs notice?  Possibly because refs don't handle a a football like a player does, I suppose.
 




#3215508 Deflate-Gate: Patriots Being Investigated For Deflated Footballs

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2015 - 09:24 AM

I'm going to need more evidence before I truly believe pats actively deflated balls.

How many of you are already completely sold?

Can't make up my mind on this.

 

Well, the NFL examined a dozen balls and found eleven of them underinflated by the exact same amount.

 

Unlikely that happens by accident, I'd say.




#3215507 Bucs QB used altered footballs in Super Bowl

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2015 - 09:23 AM

For some reason I have a feeling no team is squeaky clean. There is a reason they call it home field advantage. Didn't Al Davis water the field before games or something like that?

 

More than one team has been accused of groundskeeper shenanigans.

 

There's also the piped in crowd noise accusations that have dogged the Colts and others.
 




#3215504 Graham Gano tweets on Deflategate

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2015 - 09:20 AM

You know the one question I'd really like to ask Belichick in all this.

 

You were facing the Colts.  Why bother?

 

Against the Ravens or the Steelers or some of the other teams I get it, but with the Colts who was there to worry about outside of Luck and Hilton?

 

Why waste the effort?




#3215492 Bucs QB used altered footballs in Super Bowl

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2015 - 09:14 AM

So.... just another reason to hate the bucs?

 

I'd say this reflects just as much on the NFL, actually.

 

How poor was their security that someone could so easily get away with this?

 

And the next natural question: So what did the Saints get away with? :lol:




#3215481 Bucs QB used altered footballs in Super Bowl

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2015 - 09:05 AM

...and freely admits it.

 

Four days before the biggest game of his life, quarterback Brad Johnson broke an NFL rule to help the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII.

At 34, Johnson had developed a few compulsions during his career. He changed his socks and shoes every quarter, and over the course of a game he replaced everything but his pants. Johnson always sweated profusely, and he liked the clean, dry feeling.

This was particularly true when it came to footballs. He had trouble gripping a wet football, a cold football or a new, out-of-the-box football.

It had been enough of a problem during the NFC title game in Philadelphia the week before — where it was 26 degrees at kickoff — that he was forced to wear a glove.

"I wouldn't have been able to play without it," he said.

At the Super Bowl, the NFL had 100 footballs. They were new, slick and supposedly under the league's watchful eye. But not leaving anything to chance, Johnson made sure the balls were scuffed and ready well before the Dixie Chicks sang the national anthem.

"I paid some guys off to get the balls right," Johnson now admits. "I went and got all 100 footballs, and they took care of all of them."

How much did it cost Johnson? "Seventy-five hundred (dollars)," he said.

"They took care of them."

Johnson made the revelation several years ago, proir to the 10-year reunion of the Bucs' Super Bowl champion team.

 

Bucs QB Johnson paid to have footballs altered before SB 37

 

 




#3215120 So tell me

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 09:09 PM

We don't hate all Seahawk fans.

Only the Canadian ones.


#3215108 Rivera and Dave showed up to CJ's grandmother funeral.

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 09:01 PM

Never seen a Hurney nut hugger, but I guess they do exist.



....son of a bit h.


The only thing he ever does on here is insult Gettleman, and never with any actual substance or intelligent discussion. Just juvenile stuff like 'Gettledouche' (which I'm pretty sure he puts in every post he makes).

If we win the Super Bowl, he'll likely still come on and post the same garbage. Appears to be all he's got to offer.

Basically, if you've read one of his posts, you've read 'em all.


#3215002 The Senior Bowl Thread

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 07:35 PM

Dave Gettleman brushing some guy off so he can race to the South practice. lol.


I don't suppose you know what Bobby April and Brad Seely look like.

I have this pipe dream that they're in Mobile looking for a job and they'll run into Gettleman.


#3214948 Dick's Sporting Goods top 10 selling NFL Jerseys...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

I would not buy anything from Dicks unless I needed something ASAP. Everything in there is marked up.


I buy a five dollar premium site membership from dicks on a monthly basis :unsure:


#3214893 Offseason NFL News

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 05:51 PM

Just saw where the Eagles are planning on trading up for....Marcus Mariotta.


Going to take one helluva bounty to get up to #1 from #20 if they dealt directly with the Bucs, and I saw the idea of multiple trades. Not good news for the division though IMO.

Say the Eagles send the Bucs Nick Foles, their 1st, their 2nd, and a future 1st or so. The Bucs could become respectable as soon as next season.


I see a really dumb move in their future.


#3214876 Re-Drafting all of the Panthers Rookies....

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

Do not want.


Wait...Wrong thread? :unsure:


#3214720 SI.COM redrafts first round - 4 panther rookies selected

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 03:36 PM

Consistent drafting is how you...

- insulate against free agent losses

- avoid having to overpay players in contract years

- stay consistent

- keep control of your salary cap

- build a perennial contender

If we keep drafting well, all options are open.


#3214628 SI.COM redrafts first round - 4 panther rookies selected

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 January 2015 - 02:28 PM

Updated for accuracy.


'Not terribly bright fans' would be even more accurate.