When will America stop being Blackmailed by the NFL?

San Diego Offers $350 Million In Public Money For A New Chargers Stadium, NFL Wants More

First, the NFL tells Junior Seau’s family they are not allowed to speak at his Hall of Fame induction – then Charger fans were slapped in the face again, when a banner that greets HOF visitors in Canton, OH, showed Junior Seau as a Patriot.

So if things happen in threes, the NFL just came back with this – $350,000,000 of public money to keep the Chargers in San Diego, is not enough.  That represents one-third of the $1.1 Billion Mission Valley project the city of San Diego proposed.  So as the NFL continues to use LA as the boogey-man for NFL cities to further blackmail them into more public funds to finance billionaire owners at the taxpayer’s expense, all so they can sell $8 water-downed beer and $7 hot dogs – just so you can watch drunken idiots make your presence inside the government hand-out arena that much more unpleasant.

St. Louis also got a judge involved and is now one step closer to fleecing those citizens out of $400,000,000 – to keep the Rams.  Have we all lost our minds?  Has San Diego?  No one needs an NFL franchise anymore.  Thanks to the RedZone channel you can watch any team, from your own home -and there is no line for the bathroom and beer is $8 for 6 – hot dogs are $4 for 8.  Throw in Fantasy Football and Daily Fantasy games and who has team loyalty anymore.  The owners don’t, the players don’t – and isn’t California in a long protracted financial crisis?  Isn’t San Diego named America’s best city with plenty of other things to do than GO to a stadium?

The abusive-spousal relationship the NFL has on the cities fans is as comfortable as watching an addict look for their next fix.  If we are to bow down to these billionaire monsters and give them our time and money then the least they can do is pay their own way.  If you Dean Spanos, or Marc Davis, or Stan Kroenke want a new stadium – then do what everyone else does – buy your own.  If you, the NFL, want to continue to milk the loyalty of those people that allow you yearly revenues over $9 billion – than you can collectivize your own poor owners in building a stadium for them – or don’t.  We should not care.  Why?  Because, it is already on TV and the $300 you spend on Fantasy, Jerseys and RedZone channel is more than fair for your involvement.  Stop holding up the public and be part of the solution instead of…

When was the last time the Vikings were number 1 in anything, and here they are.  If you were asked last week, I’m sure you would have said the 49ers were number 1 and even though they are in the top 5 – they were not the most arrested.  After the Vikings, you have the Broncos with (16), the Colts and Buccaneers with (13) each – and Jameis just got there and the 49ers with (12).  If you took all the NFL players arrested over the last 5 years they would be able to play 10 games, 11-on-11 – almost an entire season.

Wealth and adulation carry a price and it has been long overdue for players to start acting like it.  So here are some rules, they’re simple, and rules we should all follow – even if pro athletes appear to be often times immuned:  When you are on the clock, give it your all, be magnanimous winner and a gracious loser.  When you are off the clock – don’t carry weapons, don’t get into fist-fights with fans, don’t beat women or children , don’t expose yourself in public, get blowjobs from people who are of legal age, don’t drive recklessly or drunk, pay your taxes – that at least should take care of the Dallas Cowboys.

…and because all of Alabama’s other problems have been solved

State Senator Tom Whatley, is using his time to petition the State Assembly to have Auburn officially claim 9 Nat’l Championships in football.  The years Auburn wants to claim are: 1910, 1913, 1914, 1958, 1983, 1993 and 2004 – that goes along with their recognized championships of 1957 and 2010.  So many problems with this – especially 1910 and 1958, among others.  In 1910 the AP did not assign a National Champion, so everyone can claim the title that year.  As for 1958, FuQ U Auburn!  LSU won the National title that year, going 11-0.  How do you claim a title with only 9 wins and a tie? You never won your conference that year?  Guess things still stay the same in Alabama, and as for whether or not Auburn wins – that all depends on how many Auburn fans are represented in the state house – but let’s quit wasting taxpayers time, there’s an NFL stadium you could fund instead.

 

Soil’d Principles

From the NFLPA, and as of November 14, 2014 – here is a breakdown, by division, of the cap space that is available for each team for the 2015 season:

and here is a list of 50 FA’s for 2015:

Rank

Player

Pos.

Age

Team

Notes

1. Justin Houston OLB 26 KC  
2. Ndamukong Suh DT 28 DET Can Void Deal
3. Dez Bryant WR 26 DAL  
4. Demaryius Thomas WR 27 DEN  
5. Darrelle Revis CB 30 NE Player Option
6. Devin McCourty  S 28 NE  
7. Greg Hardy DE 27 CAR On Exempt List
8. Jason Pierre-Paul DE 26 NYG  
9. Julius Thomas  TE 27 DEN  
10. DeMarco Murray RB 27 DAL  
11. Randall Cobb WR 25 GB  
12. Jeremy Maclin WR 27 PHI  
13. Pernell McPhee OLB 26 BAL  
14. Jason Worilds OLB 27 PIT Transition Tag
15. Nick Fairley DT 27 DET  
16. Mike Iupati G 28 SF  
17. Jerry Hughes DE 27 BUF  
18. Bryan Bulaga OT 26 GB  
19. Byron Maxwell  CB 27 SEA  
20. Rodney Hudson C 26 KC  
21. Brandon Flowers CB 29 SD  
22. Jabaal Sheard OLB 26 CLE  
23. Terrance Knighton DT 29 DEN  
24. Brian Orakpo OLB 29 WAS Franchise Tag
25. Jordan Cameron  TE 27 CLE  
26. Jermey Parnell  OT 29 DAL  
27. Brandon Graham OLB 27 PHI  
28. Dan Williams DT 28 ARI  
29. Jared Odrick DT 27 MIA  
30. Doug Free  OT 31 DAL  
31. Orlando Franklin G 28 DEN  
32. Kareem Jackson CB 27 HOU
33. Charles Clay  TE 26 MIA  
34. Stephen Paea DT 27 CHI  
35. Torrey Smith WR 26 BAL  
36. Derrick Morgan OLB 27 TEN  
37. Derek Newton OT 27 HOU  
38. Mark Ingram RB 25 NO  
39. David Harris ILB 31 NYJ  
40. Chris Culliver CB 27 SF  
41. Brandon Spikes ILB 27 BUF  
42. Michael Crabtree  WR 27 SF  
43. Antonio Cromartie CB 31 ARI  
44. Da’Norris Searcy S 27 BUF  
45. Frank Gore RB 32 SF  
46. Rolando McClain ILB 26 DAL  
47. Clint Boling G 26 CIN  
48. Justin Forsett RB 29 BAL  
49. C.J. Spiller RB 28 BUF  
50. Arthur Moats OLB 27 PIT

Possible Bargain-bin free-Agents that have potential:

  1. Jerry Hughes
  2. Charles Clay
  3. Orlando Franklin
  4. C.J. Spiller
  5. David Harris

Plus articles of interest:

  1. What do the Ravens do with Haloti Ngata?
  2. Titans to target Worilds?
  3. Deadline March 19 on Harvin
  4. Jordan Cameron and the “toxic” state of the Browns

“Why do you look at the swimsuit issue, when I have a bikini and a camera right here?” – Mother Theresa


Here are some of Peter King’s tweets, as they relate to alleged Serial Rapist, Darren Sharper:

Sharper1: Re the many who have questioned Darren Sharper as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016, a few thoughts:

Sharper2: The 46 HoF voters are asked to consider only on-field factors for ex-players. That is what I do. He may be shy …>

Sharper3: …of qualifications, but he is certainly a candidate. 2000s all-decade player. 6th all-time w/63 INTs (Reed: 64). He’s a candidate.

Sharper4: We would be shirking our duties if we did not consider him. What has happened since should not be factored in.

The bylaws of the Pro Football Hall of Fame forbid the 46 voters from considering players’ off-field lives.

If I said, “I will not consider Sharper for induction because he has been accused of multiple rapes,” I would resign from the committee.

Reminds me of that song about wining the lottery and other ironical things, ummm Uptown Girl.


Frontrunner Also known as “Fair-weather fan“: – People who only support sports teams that recently win championships and then claim they liked that team all along. These people can be highly annoying, approaching them may result in increased levels of aggression. Frontrunners may claim they have a relative or were born in the state where the winning team is from. Do not trust them at any cost. Bob:”I told you my Broncos would win!Joe:”You moved here from Dallas!

I get that Snoop is a father and I get that his son chose to take his talents to Westwood, if only to be closer to P.Diddy’s boy…But, this is the classic case of front-runner-itis that most people suffer from – being fans of one team at one time only because of that teams’ success.  If it’s not treated it turns into Super-Fan-itisThat’s the Colts fan that shows up to the sportsbar on Sunday wearing a Vinatieri jersey…Or worse, The Avalanche fan in an Avalanche Ray Bourque jersey…idiots!

Anyhooo, my point is – if my son chose to play baseball for Auburn, instead of LSU – I would still wear purple and shout in his face about the opinions of the plainsmen/warEagles/tigers – (#@$*ing pick one!).  If he got a scholarship to play, it would be different; I would support him, but I still would wear purple in the stands and say – “You played a good game son, to bad your team got their ass kicked, again.”

So, Snoop was never really a fan of the (used)Trojans, he just jumped on the bandwagon and just sprained both ankles getting off.  Is it time for someone else I know to come around to the Westwood side of things?

Nah! My attorney, he’s a real fan of the team with only one BCS trophy, and has been since his days in Palm Springs – Fight On Brother!

 

this one’s for you…