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  posted on 7/28/2016 at 09:10 AM
Hard to believe the 2017 NFL season is just a month away! Already a lot of noise being made by some teams. The Cowboys are going to get fined for, well, being the Cowboys and signing pretty much any a-hole who can help get them 8 wins (and no more!). Ryan Fitzpatrick is somehow a holdout for the Jets. Nick Foles is free to pick where he wants to be a backup QB. Arian Foster is not a Texan anymore, but it doesn't matter because he is probably done anyways and no one really knows who he signed with. Deflategate is over. Finally. Which means, as punishment, Tom Brady will serve 4 weeks as QB for the Oakland Raiders. Jacksonville apparently still has a pro team. And of course, the Bears still suck.

Ok, so none of that is news really, but I'm starting to get excited for the season. The Packers have a solid draft class and should have Jordy Nelson back, provided he survives preseason - all 5 preseason games for the Packers - totally nuts and unnecessary. Obviously starters won't play all 5 (or more than 2 or 3), but I think the teams that play the Hall of Fame Game should get comped a preseason game.

Early pick, but I'm going to say the Packers go 19-0 and win their 14th NFL championship. Patriots win the AFC, but don't even board the plane to the Super Bowl because the Packers are too scary to face on the field.


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  posted on 7/28/2016 at 10:57 AM
Correction! Fitzy finally signed with the Jets for 1 year. $12MM. It's like the Seinfeld where George negotiated with NBC for less money. Way to go Ryan!

 

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  posted on 7/28/2016 at 11:16 AM
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Correction! Fitzy finally signed with the Jets for 1 year. $12MM. It's like the Seinfeld where George negotiated with NBC for less money. Way to go Ryan!


Just saw that, too. A decent QB is nice to have, but I mean, how much did he really think he was going to get from the Jets?

 

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  posted on 7/29/2016 at 10:44 AM
And hey, the Rams are BACK IN LA!

As much as it sucks to have your team taken from you due to politics and greedy owners, it never made any sense for the Rams to be in the Midwest. Even though they had the most on-field success since the merger, St Louis was never the Rams' home. They were the first NFL team to cross the Mississippi when they left Cleveland in the 1946, beating MLB to the west coast by over a decade. They belong in the sun, not in the depressing Edward Jones Stadium, which, like Ford Field and Tropicana Field, looks like its in a parking garage basement.

They released Nick Foles, which was probably smart - he was benched half way through last season and Fisher is ready to start grooming rookie Jeff Goff as the future starter. They have been feisty thorn in the side in a stacked NFC West in recent years, maybe they will finally get back over the hump in LA with San Fran on the down slide.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2016 at 10:49 AM
http://fantasy.nfl.com/?leagueId=402824

anyone want to try this?

 

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  posted on 7/29/2016 at 11:11 AM
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I'm a Packers fan. I don't need to fantasize about football

 

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  posted on 7/29/2016 at 11:22 AM
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yes

 

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  posted on 7/29/2016 at 11:52 AM
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yes


i'll look into setting up a league this weekend. if i set up the draft it will be late in the preseason....after injuries. i'll need input on best day to do it too. i'm guessing on a sunday?

 

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  posted on 7/29/2016 at 02:51 PM
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I'm a Packers fan. I don't need to fantasize about football



Right, you have your own fantasies....

 

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  posted on 7/31/2016 at 01:34 PM
Join Here: http://fantasy.nfl.com/registration/privateleaguejoin?leagueId=4052625
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ok i have a league set up for 10 players, i can lower it if we don't get enough.

i set up the draft for sunday 8/28 at 7pm, that can also be changed.

give me some feedback or ask some questions. i've only done this as a player and have never set up a league before.


[Edited on 7/31/2016 by LeglizHemp]

[Edited on 7/31/2016 by LeglizHemp]

 

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  posted on 8/1/2016 at 10:17 AM
I'm not really a fantasy player, but will definitely go in on our pick'em leagues from before when they get set up. I think you or Sang sets those up? I'll do a college one later as well.

Yesterday marked the last weekend without football! Bring it on, 6 months of football starts next Sunday.

My wife and some family are going to the HOF induction Saturday (we live near Canton). She's a huge Favre fan plus Eddie DeBartolo (Youngstown guy) is finally getting in. She's wearing a Favre jersey and an Eddie hat. I'm not too into that kind of stuff.

 

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  posted on 8/3/2016 at 06:56 AM
Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. aka The GOAT turns 39 today. That is all.

 

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  posted on 8/4/2016 at 06:53 AM

 

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  posted on 8/9/2016 at 06:31 AM
Happy Belated!



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  posted on 8/14/2016 at 03:25 PM
How is the sign up for the fantasy teams going? If you are short a player or two I might play that.

My wife and I just got back from a trip to Lambeau for preseason game #1. What a great place. Has a very college town feel and in this era of tearing down the historic stadiums of the past, no place can come close to representing the history of the game better than Lambeau....very cool.

 

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  posted on 8/14/2016 at 05:22 PM
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Yeah, Brady would make a great politician. You know, since he is dishonest and a cheater.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2016 at 07:58 AM
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Join Here: http://fantasy.nfl.com/registration/privateleaguejoin?leagueId=4052625
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ok i have a league set up for 10 players, i can lower it if we don't get enough.

i set up the draft for sunday 8/28 at 7pm, that can also be changed.

give me some feedback or ask some questions. i've only done this as a player and have never set up a league before.


we have 3 people signed up so far. if we can get at least 3 more players that would be enough. last year was my 1st year doing this and i enjoyed it. it really isn't alot of work.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2016 at 11:46 AM
So why won't the NFL make the PSI tests public? I can think of at least one reason.


[Mike Florio of] PFT Does Deep Dive On Results Of NFL’s PSI ‘Spot Checks,’ Which Remain Cloaked In Secrecy
August 15, 2016 11:13 AM

BOSTON (CBS) — To most people in this lovely country, science is science. Facts are facts.

Unless you’re the NFL.

To the NFL, science is not real if you can just keep data hidden. And that appears to be the case with those “random” PSI tests held during the season last year.

Of course, in New England, glaring inconsistencies in the league’s stated plans for the PSI tests are nothing new. But Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio recently laid out some new information to a national audience.

Citing The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, Florio noted that if each officiating crew in 2015 only recorded PSI at halftime once per year, then 17 total PSI tests were held throughout the season.

Referee Ronald Torbert told Volin that his crew had one game in which they carefully measured and recorded PSI readings before the game, at halftime, and after the game. Torbert then submitted that information to the NFL.

The problem is, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino (who’s been caught in a fib or two throughout this mess) has said that his officials don’t handle that type of information.

“So on the officiating side, we weren’t involved in the PSI and that part of it,” Blandino told PFT in July. “We really were focusing on the chain of custody and the protocol and who had access to the footballs and how they were getting from point A to point B before the game. … NFL Security would log that [PSI] information and that’s how the procedure took place.”

Someone — either Torbert or Blandino — is lying.

Which one do you think that might be?

There’s the guy who’s just dutifully doing the job asked of him, and then there’s the guy who often finds himself having to explain that which cannot be explained without making the league look inconsistent and deceitful.

I’m probably going to go with the latter.

Florio reached a pretty straightforward conclusion: “The absence of transparency in contrast to a controversy in which, via the Ted Wells report and the Tom Brady suspension, appeal, and litigation, all facts were made available ad nauseum serves only to feed suspicion that the NFL doesn’t want anyone to know the numbers harvested by the random process — and that the NFL doesn’t want anyone to know the numbers because the NFL knows it will become even harder to justify a finding of cheating in connection with the January 2015 AFC Championship if people have the ability to analyze the PSI numbers generated during the 2015 season.”

Volin made a similar statement: “So it really should be quite simple for the NFL to find all of the PSI data last year, tally it up, and reveal it to the public. That the league has chosen to protect the data strongly suggests that Roger Goodell and league executives realize how much they overreacted to Deflategate.”

It’s all common sense to anybody paying close attention, or to anybody who believes basic science is not negotiable. Somehow, the fact that the NFL was “very concerned” about footballs losing air pressure in the frigid conditions of Minneapolis last January, combined with Troy Vincent’s admission that nobody at the league ever took chemistry or physics in high school — that was not enough for people to realize just how badly the league fumbled the entire situation from the very start.

Alas, if there’s one area where the NFL showed great foresight, it’s the league’s belief that 95 percent of the general public would not play close enough attention for any of this to really matter. The PSI results are going to remain classified information (if they haven’t been shredded already), and nobody’s going to care too much.

And the Hall of Fame quarterback is still going to be forced to sit out a month.

What a story.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/08/15/pft-does-deep-dive-on-results-of-nfls -psi-spot-checks-which-remain-cloaked-in-secrecy/

 

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  posted on 8/15/2016 at 08:05 PM
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just a little about the game.....you can join and it will autoselect your picks if you don't wanna do a draft

the draft is Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 at 8:00pm EDT.

you can never make a change all season....cept your player/s won't get points in a bye week

seriously its as fun as pick em which i will kick butt at this year also.....plan to do better with the spread though

oh and Dan is playing.......so at least you can beat Dan

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  posted on 8/16/2016 at 07:19 AM
The real shame of the deflategate debacle is that Goodell has essentially been confirmed as emperor of the NFL. Green Bay and Pittsburgh fans, get ready to find out what a good Roger Goodell screwing feels like.

Of course it should also be noted that the NFL not only didn't pursue Peyton Manning over this same story/issue, but they CLEARED him. So they exonerated Manning but are still pursuing these players as if they did something wrong. The NFL is one messed up league.

NFL will suspend Al Jazeera 4 if they don’t give interviews
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/15/nfl-will-suspend-al-jazeera -4-if-they-dont-give-interviews/

Although the NFL’s investigation into allegations that four players used performance-enhancing drugs has cooled down, it may soon heat up again.

The four players — Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent defensive end Mike Neal — will be suspended if they don’t give interviews to league investigators by August 25, the NFL informed the NFL Players Association. The league told the union of its stance in a letter that was obtained by PFT and multiple other media outlets.

The letter indicates that the players would be suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the league, rather than simply suspended four games for a first violation of the league’s PED policy.

“The suspension for each such player will begin on Friday, August 26 and will continue until he has fully participated in an interview with league investigators, after which the Commissioner will determine whether and when the suspension should be lifted,” the letter states.

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  posted on 8/16/2016 at 07:21 AM
This from Mike Florio, who happens to also be a lawyer and as such has a qualified opinion...

NFL prepares to use Brady precedent to force cooperation with PED investigation
Posted by Mike Florio on August 15, 2016, 7:36 PM EDT

The obvious headline from the letter sent Monday by the NFL to the NFL Players Association regarding the Al Jazeera investigation is that the league has threatened to suspend Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, Packers linebacker Julius Peppers, Steelers linebacker James Harrison, and free-agent defensive lineman Mike Neal if they don’t submit to interviews by August 25. The deeper message comes from the NFL’s use of the precedent created by the Tom Brady suspension, appeal, and litigation to threaten the players with suspension for failure to cooperate with a league investigation.

“There is no dispute that players are obligated to cooperate with the league’s investigation, as you have repeatedly acknowledged,” the letter states. “This obligation includes not only the responsibility to submit to an interview but also the duty to provide meaningful responses to the questions posed. Nor is there a dispute that a failure to cooperate or an attempt to obstruct the investigation may result in discipline, including suspension from play, for conduct detrimental under Article 46 of the CBA and the NFL Player Contract.”

Never mind the fact that the PED policy says nothing about an obligation to cooperate in an investigation regarding a potential violation of the PED policy due to something other than a positive test or an alleged or actual violation of the law. As written, the PED policy seems to give players the right to refuse to say anything until the NFL has developed sufficient “credible evidence” to justify the imposition of discipline. Then, if the player chooses to appeal, he tells his story within the confines of the appeal process.

Armed with the immense power given to the Commissioner by the federal appeals court ruling in the Brady case, the league can now disregard the terms of the PED policy and invoke Article 46 to compel cooperation with an investigation under the PED policy, despite the plain terms of the PED policy. Before Brady, no player had ever been suspended for failing to cooperate with or obstructing a league investigation. Now, based on the Brady precedent, the NFL has a hammer that it never specifically obtained through bargaining.

Pulling the controversy out of the PED policy also allows the NFL to avoid the neutral arbitration process that was adopted in 2014 for PED violations. Instead, it will be the Commissioner who will handle the appeal of the indefinite suspension that will be imposed on Matthews, Peppers, Harrison, and Neal — and the Commissioner surely will uphold the approach taken by those who work for him.

This is precisely why the NFLPA must roll the dice on an appeal of the Brady case from the Second Circuit (and the Adrian Peterson case from the Eighth Circuit) to the U.S. Supreme Court. As slim as the chances of prevailing may be, not trying to overturn the Brady and Peterson precedent would allow the NFL to use Article 46 not just as a shield against The Shield but as a sword to compel players to do what the league wants, even if the specific policies relevant to a given controversy suggest that the players aren’t required to comply.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/15/nfl-prepares-to-use-brady-p recedent-to-force-cooperation-with-ped-investigation/

 

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  posted on 8/16/2016 at 11:56 AM
I would have to autodraft as I'll be in Vegas watching college football games at the sportsbook. I'll wait until we get closer to see if you need an extra player. Back when I did play fantasy football everyone who ever autodrafted would get like 3 QBs in the first 5 rounds and multiple defenses, etc. We'll see as we get closer - they always got the worst lineups, but maybe it can be set up better now?
 

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  posted on 8/16/2016 at 12:29 PM
you can always do a mock draft and set it to auto pick to see what happens

 

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  posted on 8/24/2016 at 09:58 AM
More proof that the rest of the NFL, even "America's Team", wants to be the Patriots. Since February of 2015, the Pats have been the legal owners of “Do Your Job.” (yes, it is trademarked). I guess we'll have to wait and see if any of the Patriot's success rubs off on the pokes...

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Did Cowboys steal Patriots’ catch phrase?

The brand new Dallas Cowboys training camp locker room has a sign on the wall with three words that may seem familiar to a group of people in Foxborough.



Indeed, “Do Your Job” is a common phrase heard on the sidelines of the New England Patriots. After the Patriots win in Super Bowl XLIX, NFL Films even produced a movie about the team with that title.

So, the obvious question is, can the Cowboys get in any trouble for this?

As best we can tell, no. Whether it’s trademarked or not, people are allowed to use that phrase. If they weren’t, then bosses everywhere would be in a lot of trouble when talking to employees.

What Dallas cannot do is to profit from the phrase, unless they strike an agreement with New England.

Such a deal would not be without precedent. The Seattle Seahawks and Texas A&M University have an agreement over the shared used of the phrase “12th man,” which you can read more about here.

But while an agreement is possible, some sort of arrangement between competing teams would seem unlikely.

Unless some sort of agreement is reached, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would be smart not to produce any “Do Your Job” products.

http://sportsnaut.com/2016/08/cowboys-steal-patriots-catch-phrase/

 

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  posted on 8/24/2016 at 06:19 PM
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i changed the draft date to September 3rd at 8 PM EST


we have 6 players now, 2 more would be great.

Dan and me are the only ones from the whipping post. 2 others are followers of ABB Forums that i know and other 2 are friends of theirs.

2 more to rep the post would be cool.

 

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