First off, I do not like Goodall either, and neither what his is dong.
Originally Posted by Upshaw
That said, in this instance, I agree with these suspensions. Regardless whether the players are on other teams, same as coaches, an example needs to be set. The players suspended were not just suspended for their actions on the field. It is what the incited off the field. I have not seen the full report but these 4 seem to have been "ratted out" by their team mates.
A total list of players involved has been sent to the NFLPA by the NFL. I have that list and their are some 'sqeaky clean' players on it. I cannot comment on those players but they will go under warning by the NFLPA.
It is very scary what wa going on there. The media is watering it down a lot (why?). If it were the Raiders we would be crucified? I know why but I cannot tell you. In this mdia dominated world with sponsors and markets, I will let you all make your minds up.
However, look at events that have happened in the USA. Look at teams that have just built stadiums. Look at how soon they won SuperBowls. It happened as recently as this year with the Giants winning for the scond time since the stadium deal was done (both times were they a "good" team). Look at the last 11 years. 9/11 happens and "The Patriots" come from no where and start winning SuperBowls. To re-inforce them, "The Steerlers" are the other dominant team (didn't they upgrade their stadium). The Buccaneers won the SuperBowl after upgrading theirs. Packers upgrade thier stadium and win. Then comes Hurricane Katrina, and within a few years the New Orleans Saints win a SuperBowl.
You look at the SuperBowl and Championship teams and ALL of them either relate to world events or have new stadiums. Now, I don't want to sound cynical but similar lines have been drawn in the English Premier League not so long ago when Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea won titles after bulding new stadiums or getting significant funding for upgrading theirs. In Australia, there is a significant link with teams winning the title and their upgrade of grounds. St. George, Canterbury, Melbourne, Brisbane.....
It is a common thread through sports. Don't think for one minute the NFL is immune.
2013 Raider Draftees:
D.J.Hayden, CB, Houston
Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
Sio Moore, OLB, UConn
Tyler Wislon, QB, Arkansas
Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee
Stacey McGee, DT, Oklahoma
Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State
David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State
RIP Al Davis
July 4, 1929 to October 8, 2011
QANTAS - even when an engine explodes the catering/service is STILL the biggest disaster on a Qantas flight!!!