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Re: Fantasy Football '14
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2015, 06:41:18 pm »

It's not the same as the joy of seeing Jerry Jones' eyes pop out of his head, since The Man isn't in the shot, but this reaction shot of his owner's box is almost as sweet

That's New Jersey governor Chris Christie in the red shirt. 

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Re: Fantasy Football '14
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2015, 08:59:16 pm »


Also, I am completely turned off by the idea that two people going to a game is gonna run me $200 for tickets, $15 to park and at least $30 to eat anything. That is just another big NOT FOR YOU sign that turns switches me completely off.


Haha!  It'll take at least 5 years to get the stadium finished, so those prices will double by then.

Also, speaking as a guy whose in-laws have Rams season tickets that I get to take advantage of occasionally, Fuck Kroenke.
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Re: Fantasy Football '14
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2015, 06:44:28 pm »

I am just not sure how they actually made this happen. The game balls are inspected by the ref crew at some point before kickoff. If the Pats somehow deflated the balls or swapped them out between that inspection and the start of the game, well, that's some bullshit. If the refs inspected them, found underinflated balls and went "meh," then whose problem is that?

Easy fix: have the league provide all game balls to spec, don't give them teams access to them before the game.
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Re: Fantasy Football '14
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2015, 04:26:03 pm »

I haven't been following this super closely, but I'm still not seeing the harm. Doesn't the balls condition affect both teams equally? Unless this somehow only affected the balls used by the Pats. In which case, tampering with the equipment could benefit one team more than the oher
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Re: Fantasy Football '14
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2015, 04:30:28 pm »

Each team supplies the balls it uses on offense. So yeah, it can benefit one team. Of course, that very rule seems designed to let each team have the balls it wants.
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Re: Fantasy Football '14
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2015, 05:30:55 pm »

Right - this situation was bound to happen given that setup.  I suppose if the Pats practice all the time with underinflated balls (conceivable, if this was an equipment manager/coaching scheme) then they wouldn't necessarily be aware of the situation, but with the thousands of touches a player would have with normal and flat balls I can't believe they would be unaware of the situation if just game day balls were affected.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybbqAXMu5VQ
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Re: Fantasy Football '14
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2015, 11:07:05 pm »

That was a great game but, boy-howdy, were the commercials a big fat bag of cow-flop.
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