Re: League Bias
posted at 11/28/2010 6:18 PM EST
In Response to League Bias
[QUOTE]How do you justify taking away a 1st round pick in addition to imposing a hefty fine for filming something in plain sight, and then only fine the Broncos $100,000.00 a few years later for actually breaking into and recording an opponents closed, team practice? Not as if I needed any, but this is the final confirmation that the whole "spy-gate" thing was complete BS. There is no possible way to make a case that this is less severe than what the Pats did.
Posted by e4smith[/QUOTE]
Anyone recall when the Family Medical Leave Act came into being? It provides UNPAID leave (up to 6 months) for a family member to care for another one, without fear of losing their job. It was intended to cover things like: new births/adoptions, serious illness, longer term care, etc. Yet, somehow once passed and rolled out.announced, EVERYONE felt, well, ENTITLED to it. Not that they could possible qualify for it at some time, but feel actually ENTITLED to it. Too much discretion was given to company management to determine who or if an employee qualified. Instead of sticking to the letter or the spirit of the Act, many management folks decided by their OWN means testing who would be qualified. In other words, unqualified people made these decisions. As a result, my bif large financial corporation, FMLA was granted for things like: colds, flu, sprained ankles, day surgery/recovery, etc, with an inordinate number of requests falling around major holidays (like between Thanksgiving and Christmas), well identified vacation time (around the 4th of July), etc. What's this got to do with the Pats?
Since they got caught and penalized, we, as Pats fans, somehow feel entitled to determine exactly what punishment should be handed out to any and all transgressors. And why not? The Pats were the first team "caught", and the penalty message was sent out. So, we all feel like experts in the matter, even though we are: 1) jaded by the event 2) looking like little kids gleefully pointing out, "See? They did it TOO!", as if that lets us of the hook and 3) ANY punishment of this infraction MUST be comeserate with what the Pats penalty was. Pretty sad for a bunch of non-insiders. Sure, everyone did it, but the Pats got caught. Like Gramdma said: If Little Johnny jumped off the roof for no reason...." My uncle, a retired cop said it best: "I don't care if everyone was speeding; I caught YOU!"
LET IT GO!
We expect yahoo troll of inferior NFL teams to stop with the "Spygate" garbage, yet here we are demanding the same penalty without full knowledge of the facts. I'm 1000% positive that ALL the facts have not been divulged to the public, nor will they be. The NFL warned every team INDIVIDUALLY not to carry on with the video stuff, yet the Pats pushed the envelope. They got burned by their own hand.
There's no more league bias agains the Pats than there is an unlimited find of sweet crude oil under Worcester. LET IT GO!