Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    FWIW, you know how page 2 of ESPiN is

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/070918&sportCat=nfl


     
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    You know, "cheating" when it's not actually breaking a law and not taking dives for money, doesn't bother me the same way. EDIT: Or a referee or player shaving points to win bets and things.

    Belichick, or even many other teams, trying to steal signals for an advantage really doesn't matter to me at all.
     
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    TexansLucky13 53d Signal Batt

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    The people who are crying the loudest are those who got their arses handed to them by the Patriots, time and time again. Not that I blame them, but this is all a bunch of "bring down the bully" stuff.

    There is a difference between cheating on the sidelines and scoring points. The fact is, the Patriots have to go on the field and win games. At the end of the day, you have to play, and the Patriots do that very very well.
     
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    The patriots as of now : our the blackeye of the NFL...i'm sure something else will come along,but as for now...there the blackeye....not the evening star..Patriot fans..are being completely non-opening minded about this,its all about how jet fans...are just scumbag fans....and are fags looking for something to yell at the pats..let me tell you..EVERY TEAM..that they beat during a playoff run,or the super bowl..is second guessing them.
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    NFL is in danger of losing it's status as American's favorite sport? Because of this? That's a bunch of crap. Is baseball going to be #1 after all the news about HGH, steroids, Barry Bonds, tainted records, etc..? Is basketball going to go back to being as popular as it was in the 80s with all the individualism in the sport? The NFL is nowhere near losing it's status as America's top sport.
     
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  7. real

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    I really don't think the cheating helped the Pats much, if at all.
     
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    this is a case of the media looking too hard for a story. this isn't a big deal to me...at ALL.
     


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    I doubt people stop watching the NFL because of this incident. The way the league has responded will put many people's minds at rest.
     
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    much to do over nothing.
     
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    it reminds me of when Mike Tice was caught for selling Super Bowl tickets. at first, everyone was absolutely outraged. eventually, people started to realize that, well, pretty much every team does it. doesn't make it right of course, much like with this, but meh....seems like there's bigger fish to fry out there.

    the way i look at it is, with this sign-stealing thing, is that since EVERY team does it, that means every team is aware of it, and will do things to counter it. it's a bit of off-the-field strategy that every team partakes in. perhaps they change their signals every once in a while, etc.
     
  12. real

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    How about just doing something as simple as having 3 guys giving signals and letting the defense know which guy is active before every series...

    That-a-way, the opposing team won't know which signals are real and which ones aren't...
     

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