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    Am I the only one who finds the last two or three weeks of the NFL season disgusting because teams that have their playoff picture already decided ("nothing to win" or "nothing to lose") bench their panty-boy "stars"?

    Sure, I understand the "logic". The playoffs are everything and fans who pay to see game #16 can go suck eggs. I'd understand it a lot better if the teams planning to field their crap players for most of a game would charge the fans about half-price for seats, parking, hot dogs and beer. The last I heard, season ticket holders aren't being offered refunds for the last game(s) when they're treated to the spectacle of the team's rookies and third-stringers bumbling around on the field. Final score: Ourcrap 6, Yourcrap 5 (thank heavens for that safety!) with 47 interceptions, 68 sacks, 104 fumbles and 12 plays where the balll carrier ran the wrong direction. Each team penalized more yards than they made on offense. Length of game: 1 minute less than eternity. Entertainment value: minus 37.

    Would it be unfortunate if you lost your best running back in the fourth quarter of a "meaningless" game? Yes, it would but that's how the cookie crumbles in a big-boys world. If every other team faces the same prospect, it's all good. I can't really see any difference between that and losing him for the season to injury during the first game and thereby never making the playoffs at all. Heck, why do you play him at all unless you "get to the playoffs"? Just strap a nice fluffy pillow to this panty-boy's sensitive a$$ the first game of preseason, and sit him on the bench (next to the Gatorade barrel with a long straw so he doesn't have to move) until the playoffs...if you get there. THEN panty-boy can play, if his mommy says it's okay.

    This is a professional sport and we pay these panty-boys huge amounts of money to play - EVERY game. More importantly, fans pay enormous ticket/concession/parking prices to come and watch them play - EVERY game. Advertisers pay enormous sums to advertise, including games that hardly anyone watches because you know you're going to be treated to watching the rookies screw up. Viewers end up watching the World Series of Poker, because there ain't nothing interesting about football.

    Be a man, coach, and stop ruining the entertainment value of the last part of the season. Put your best team on the field, every game. Your players are paid, ultimately BY THE FANS, to play 16 games, not 15 or 14, so play them for 16 games instead of floating your crap out onto the field. If your "A-team" survives the ENTIRE season, including the last game(s), you deserve to go to the playoffs. Coach the playoffs when the playoffs start, not before. We PAY for that 16th game like any other game, and not so we can watch your grandmother washing out her undies in a big tub at midfield.

    And what are we saying when we run panty-boy out onto the field for 30 seconds in a "meaningless game", run a play designed for him where he can hardly fail to catch that one ball he needs to set a "record for receptions" (he makes 1 yard, but it's a catch), and then sit him down? What in the HELL is that crap about?

    Imagine you go to Vegas and pay to see Cirque du Soleil (at big-buck prices), and they come out and announce that since it's the last performance of the year the regular show won't be shown. A big performer might be injured, after all, and they're so tired, they need the rest! Nope...instead, the audience will be treated to high school gymnastics. Oh, yes - one of our "star" clowns needs to do one belly-flop from the high-wire in order to set a season record for belly-flops, so you will get to see him if you don't blink....whoops! You missed it. Too bad. And now, at center ring, 14-year-old Bunnie Bumgardner from Cesspool High School will do some flips for you....

    I don't know about you, and it's nothing personal against Bunnie Bumgardner, who did a fine job on her flips until she sprained her wrist, but I think I might be asking for my money back.

    Maybe the most honest thing you could do if you're not going to put on a decent game is just cancel the "meaningless" games. After all, they're MEANINGLESS, right? Why play them at all? Put on something more fun - like reruns of "The Brady Bunch". Oh, yeah - I forgot those advertisers and the bucks they bring in even for meaningless games....so sorry. Probably can't charge them quite as much for "The Brady Bunch".

    Final Score: Money-Sucking Pigs win, Fans lose.
    Last edited by SecTrainer; 12-31-2007, 12:32 PM.
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  • #2
    I can understand having a poor game and even resting the star player, however we do pay to see the best product possible. In the Canadian Football Legue this year, the Winnipeg Bluebombers QB (Glenn) broke a fin in the last game before the Grey Cup. It sure was a disapointment.

    Speaking of fin, the Dolphin fans should be asking for the money back. Sure they had 6 games that were decided by 6 or less points, but 1 & 15!

    Telling them about the Dallas Cowboys 1989 record of 1 & 15 with a young Troy Aikman may not help....
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    • #3
      I agree to. With all that MONEY that the NFL pays their players (or should I say the FANS pay), then they should be out there every game giving it all they have. I understand that injuries are a part of the game but it's not like they're making $25,000 a year or something.

      Who knows what records might have been broken if everyone played every game. There might have been another team go 16-0 alot sooner than New England.....point is we will never know for sure until all these "owners" & "players" stop being so greedy and start thinking about the FANS!

      Maybe the most honest thing you could do if you're not going to put on a decent game is just cancel the "meaningless" games. After all, they're MEANINGLESS, right? Why play them at all? Put on something more fun - like reruns of "The Brady Bunch". Oh, yeah - I forgot those advertisers and the bucks they bring in even for meaningless games....so sorry. Probably can't charge them quite as much for "The Brady Bunch".
      If it were up to me I'd cancel those MEANINGLESS games to. If the NFL isn't carefull, the BCS might take over and then....no playoffs in the NFL either! I'd rather watch M*A*S*H re-runs anyway.
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      • #4
        And this is why I'd rather watch baseball. Baseball is a thinking man's game- not much adrenaline, but plenty of strategy and mounting tension. Also, beer.
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        • #5
          Ya, I get to be the voice of dissent!! lol

          But for real, for me, it would be the other way around.

          If my team (the Cowboys) played their best players in the game against Washington yesterday that just didn't matter and someone got hurt, screwing up the team's chance to break the superbowl wins tie (Dallas, Pittsburgh and and San Francisco all have 5 superbowl wins each) I'd be ticked. That would be (from them) little picture thinking when big picture thinking is needed. The ghastly 27 to 6 loss to the Redskins sucked, it wasn't a fun game to watch, but I doubt many Dallas fans cared.

          I took my dad to the Dallas/St Louis game this season (wanted to go the Dallas/Greenbay game but the picket prices were aweful). I knew it wouldn't be a great game because St Louis sucks (and of course, they got blown out). Towards the end you saw Dallas put a lot of bench warmers on the field (like they did yesterday) for what amounted for training purposes and we all still hooted and hollered even though T.O. and Romo were on the sidelines. And no one asked for their money back lol.
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          • #6
            [QUOTE=SecTrainer;49450]

            Would it be unfortunate if you lost your best running back in the fourth quarter of a "meaningless" game? Yes, it would but that's how the cookie crumbles in a big-boys world. If every other team faces the same prospect, it's all good. I can't really see any difference between that and losing him for the season to injury during the first game and thereby never making the playoffs at all. Heck, why do you play him at all unless you "get to the playoffs"? Just strap a nice fluffy pillow to this panty-boy's sensitive a$$ the first game of preseason, and sit him on the bench (next to the Gatorade barrel with a long straw so he doesn't have to move) until the playoffs...if you get there. THEN panty-boy can play, if his mommy says it's okay.

            This is a professional sport and we pay these panty-boys huge amounts of money to play - EVERY game. More importantly, fans pay enormous ticket/concession/parking prices to come and watch them play - EVERY game. Advertisers pay enormous sums to advertise, including games that hardly anyone watches because you know you're going to be treated to watching the rookies screw up. Viewers end up watching the World Series of Poker, because there ain't nothing interesting about football.


            I'm not sure what game you were watching but there is no doubt from this that it was the record breaking pass to Randy Moss. You must have missed most of the game since Moss was in it most the way and the play that you refer to was the exact play he ran on the last down. As far as him sitting on the bench after the touchdown well since he is an offensive player then why would he not sit on the bench while the defense did their thing???
            And yes he was injured and helped off the field only to return after he walked it off.

            And what are we saying when we run panty-boy out onto the field for 30 seconds in a "meaningless game", run a play designed for him where he can hardly fail to catch that one ball he needs to set a "record for receptions" (he makes 1 yard, but it's a catch), and then sit him down? What in the HELL is that crap about?

            Imagine you go to Vegas and pay to see Cirque du Soleil (at big-buck prices), and they come out and announce that since it's the last performance of the year the regular show won't be shown. A big performer might be injured, after all, and they're so tired, they need the rest! Nope...instead, the audience will be treated to high school gymnastics. Oh, yes - one of our "star" clowns needs to do one belly-flop from the high-wire in order to set a season record for belly-flops, so you will get to see him if you don't blink....whoops! You missed it. Too bad. And now, at center ring, 14-year-old Bunnie Bumgardner from Cesspool High School will do some flips for you....

            You mention the word panty more then a few times in your sour grape memo yet you seem to suggest that we all go to Vegas and take in a show full of men dressed in tight spandex panty hose flying through the air like Tinker Bell. Maybe that's your type of sport and you should leave football to real men.

            I don't know about you, and it's nothing personal against Bunnie Bumgardner, who did a fine job on her flips until she sprained her wrist, but I think I might be asking for my money back.

            I can't remember one second string player on the Pats side playing in this game. Had you watched John Maddens clip he stated this exact statement plus adding that this was the best thing that has happened to the NFL in the last ten years. Both sides played their guts out. One for a few records and the other for the glory of knocking them off. And you call this a meaningless game? Len Dawson is done get over it. He's playing in old mens golf tournaments.
            Last edited by Chucky; 12-31-2007, 05:43 PM.
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            • #7
              [QUOTE=Chucky;49484]
              Originally posted by SecTrainer View Post

              Would it be unfortunate if you lost your best running back in the fourth quarter of a "meaningless" game? Yes, it would but that's how the cookie crumbles in a big-boys world. If every other team faces the same prospect, it's all good. I can't really see any difference between that and losing him for the season to injury during the first game and thereby never making the playoffs at all. Heck, why do you play him at all unless you "get to the playoffs"? Just strap a nice fluffy pillow to this panty-boy's sensitive a$$ the first game of preseason, and sit him on the bench (next to the Gatorade barrel with a long straw so he doesn't have to move) until the playoffs...if you get there. THEN panty-boy can play, if his mommy says it's okay.

              This is a professional sport and we pay these panty-boys huge amounts of money to play - EVERY game. More importantly, fans pay enormous ticket/concession/parking prices to come and watch them play - EVERY game. Advertisers pay enormous sums to advertise, including games that hardly anyone watches because you know you're going to be treated to watching the rookies screw up. Viewers end up watching the World Series of Poker, because there ain't nothing interesting about football.


              I'm not sure what game you were watching but there is no doubt from this that it was the record breaking pass to Randy Moss. You must have missed most of the game since Moss was in it most the way and the play that you refer to was the exact play he ran on the last down. As far as him sitting on the bench after the touchdown well since he is an offensive player then why would he not sit on the bench while the defense did their thing???
              And yes he was injured and helped off the field only to return after he walked it off.

              And what are we saying when we run panty-boy out onto the field for 30 seconds in a "meaningless game", run a play designed for him where he can hardly fail to catch that one ball he needs to set a "record for receptions" (he makes 1 yard, but it's a catch), and then sit him down? What in the HELL is that crap about?

              Imagine you go to Vegas and pay to see Cirque du Soleil (at big-buck prices), and they come out and announce that since it's the last performance of the year the regular show won't be shown. A big performer might be injured, after all, and they're so tired, they need the rest! Nope...instead, the audience will be treated to high school gymnastics. Oh, yes - one of our "star" clowns needs to do one belly-flop from the high-wire in order to set a season record for belly-flops, so you will get to see him if you don't blink....whoops! You missed it. Too bad. And now, at center ring, 14-year-old Bunnie Bumgardner from Cesspool High School will do some flips for you....

              You mention the word panty more then a few times in your sour grape memo yet you seem to suggest that we all go to Vegas and take in a show full of men dressed in tight spandex panty hose flying through the air like Tinker Bell. Maybe that's your type of sport and you should leave football to real men.

              I don't know about you, and it's nothing personal against Bunnie Bumgardner, who did a fine job on her flips until she sprained her wrist, but I think I might be asking for my money back.

              I can't remember one second string player on the Pats side playing in this game. Had you watched John Maddens clip he stated this exact statement plus adding that this was the best thing that has happened to the NFL in the last ten years. Both sides played their guts out. One for a few records and the other for the glory of knocking them off. And you call this a meaningless game? Len Dawson is done get over it. He's playing in old mens golf tournaments.
              I wasn't referring to that specific game, obviously. Read my other post in which I said that the Giants forced the Pats to play their A-game.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
                And this is why I'd rather watch baseball. Baseball is a thinking man's game- not much adrenaline, but plenty of strategy and mounting tension. Also, beer.
                Since this is a football thread anyway.....

                I'm on the edge of my seat. He might throw the ball. Or maybe he's gonna..... nope, definitely gonna throw it. But the other guy, he might swing and hit it..... or maybe not. The strategy of it all. Should I bunt. Or whack the snot out if it. Should I catch it? Or should I..... nope, catch it is my best option.
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                • #9
                  Hey now, wait a minute here!

                  For those of us who's teams have sucked-a-big one all year (my teams, the 49ers, and Raiders, enough said ) having the opposing team put in their second string, third string, fourth string, janitorial staff string (beans), or whatever, gives us a little hope we won't suffer a total blow out.

                  So think of it more as a mercy move for those who have no chance to move on.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by integrator97 View Post
                    Since this is a football thread anyway.....

                    I'm on the edge of my seat. He might throw the ball. Or maybe he's gonna..... nope, definitely gonna throw it. But the other guy, he might swing and hit it..... or maybe not. The strategy of it all. Should I bunt. Or whack the snot out if it. Should I catch it? Or should I..... nope, catch it is my best option.
                    Well, see, you say it that way and it sounds stupid.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
                      Well, see, you say it that way and it sounds stupid.
                      LOL .
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                      • #12
                        Where is Bum Phillips and his Houston Oilers when you need them?
                        My six years away from living in Boston and living in Houston in the 1970s, I got to see some darn good games at the Astrodome by the Columbian blue

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by integrator97 View Post
                          Since this is a football thread anyway.....

                          I'm on the edge of my seat. He might throw the ball. Or maybe he's gonna..... nope, definitely gonna throw it. But the other guy, he might swing and hit it..... or maybe not. The strategy of it all. Should I bunt. Or whack the snot out if it. Should I catch it? Or should I..... nope, catch it is my best option.
                          I think you left out...Maybe I should buy some HGH? No...how about some cream or something! Are the balls and bats laced with the stuff?
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                          • #14
                            Friggin steroids, stealing my friggin childhood memories. Grrr.

                            Except for Knoblauch. If that guy was on the juice, he should get his money back. I thought steroids was supposed to make you good?
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                            • #15
                              I personally like the way my team ( Seattle Seahawks ) does it. Holmgren will start his normal starters (unless injury) and then switch them out at half time. This way you get to see your big name players ( that you pay the bucks to see ) but they still get their rest. Best of both worlds. To be fair, I like seeing the second and third stringers play. For example, in the loss to Atlanta, Holmgren played a lot of second stringers including Seneca Wallace as QB. Now, while Wallace might not be the superstar he is a awesome WR and a damn good QB. If a player gets hurt you want his back up to be familiar in game situations. This is why it is important to play them. Not to mention your second or third string player might be your next superstar. Bet you didn't know the 2005 NFL MVP Shaun Alexander was a second string player originally ( Ricky Waters was our 1st string ). So you never know, you might be looking at the next superstars. Give them a break and enjoy the game after all its ultimately entertainment (and if it gets real bad stare at the cheerleaders )

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