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  • 12/02/2010, 09:48AM ET

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OlderthanDirt (88-37-13) vs DJRoxalot (1085-669-126)
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I heard a version of this on Mike and Mike this a.m. Let's try this as a TD and see how it goes.

Here we go.

T or F: The NFL "favors" Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as suggested by Terrell Suggs when it comes to protecting QBs?

I say true. The Brady rule is a prime example. They don't seem to get nearly as upset when other QBs get hammered.

Next:

T or F: James Harrison should change his style of physical play? I say False. He should keep playing physical. In fact, I think he should turn it up a notch.

Next:

T or F: Cam Newton did not know what he father was doing? I say false. I have to play the BS card on that one. I think he knew. I don't necessarily think that Auburn knew but I am pretty sure that Cam did.

Next:

T or F: The current Big 12 conference is in trouble? I say T. Given that this is the last year of a conference title game until they can take in more teams I say yes, the conference will not have the same revenue and the schools will be forced to look elsewhere.

Last:

T or F: It is rumored that the Heat is considering moving Bosh for Melo; this is a good move. I say False. I say, stick with what they have and let those guys work it out.


I will just mention the ones I disagree with.

"T or F: The NFL "favors" Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as suggested by Terrell Suggs when it comes to protecting QBs?"

False.

The NFL is trying to protect all QB's by the pussi-fication of the rules regarding QB's. Big Ben has had a history of concussions and the hits on QB's take their toll. Just ask Troy Aikman and Steve Young.

It is not just Brady and Manning.

"T or F: James Harrison should change his style of physical play? I say False. He should keep playing physical. In fact, I think he should turn it up a notch."

I disagree.

He has been fined numerous times. I do not necessarily think he is "dirty player" but there is a pattern developing here.

People have mentioned he needs to change his style. I agree. Unless he wants to keep paying the fines. And ultimately it will lead to a suspension. That will hurt his team.

"T or F: It is rumored that the Heat is considering moving Bosh for Melo; this is a good move. I say False. I say, stick with what they have and let those guys work it out."

I have not heard this at all and this makes no sense. So, I agree but he will be dealt eventually.


You say that the NFL is trying to protect all QB's by the new enforcement and I agree to a certain degree. However, I still content that they "favor" Manning and Brady more than they do the rest of the league's QBs. When Carson Palmer went down with leg a major leg injury the league did and said nothing. It was not until Brady suffered the same thing the league instilled the below the waist rush rule; now referred to as the "Brady" rule not the "Palmer and Brady" rule.

The NFL has chosen James Harrison out of the bunch to make an example of. Ray Lewis has three fines for hits just like Harrison going into last week but they still choose to fine James more than any other player. The 75K fine was an exorbant amount compared to the others around the league. Especially when there was no fine at all against Sanders for the hit on Hines Ward. It has gotten so bad that a Ravens defensive player has stepped forward to announce his support for a Steeler. THAT HAS TO BE A SIGN THE LEAGUE IS F'D UP!

You said you were only going to list those you disagree with but then you made mention to the Bosh/Melo trade. I am not sure on your stance on this subject. I am against it. MTC


Harrison is not a "dirty player" but he needs to play within the rules of the game. Just like at work. In the "real world" we (you, myself and everyone that needs to earn a living to eat and keep a roof over our heads) need to abide by what our supervisor says or the company's rules OR we risk the wrath of our insubordination.

I work in the call center industry selling DirecTV to unhappy cable and Dish customers. Te job is constantly changing, we offer new promotions every 3-4months. My point? You have to be receptive to change and adjust accordingly.

Bosh will not be dealt for Melo. But I think he will eventually get dealt.

Haslem would be just fine as the starting PF. He already won a title as the PF.

Dealing Bosh would let James and Wade do what they do. Score.

And Miller would get his shots when he came into the game off the bench. Bosh could be dealt for a couple valuable pieces off the bench. Or maybe a center and a role player off the bench.

They have to do something because despite their best efforts? The bench sucks.

C-O-N-T-E-N-D

content is a feeling of accomplishment.


"content is a feeling of accomlishment" ??? "content is a disappointing road if it is not accompanied by success.

Don't disagree or agree that Bosh will be traded down the road. I was just saying that Melo is not the answer. Trading one scorer for another does not necessarily compliment James/Wade.

"Harrison needs to play within the rules of the game." Okay. Let's say I agree. The problem I have with that is that the NFL is so flaky and shaky on what the current rules are and WHO they apply to. I don't have a problem with the NFL singling out Harrison IF he were the only one not playing according to the rules.

But in his defense and those fans like myself that like the Defense to be intimidating someone has to be PHYSICAL and that is why I say turn it up a notch. Given the opportunity Sunday, he should hit Flacco in his chest, just below the sternum, with his shoulder at full speed and drive him back ten yards.

"Jacked Up" was a great segment. The NFL had it pulled. Next thing you know they will censor all clips before they are aired. Want that?

In 2008 JH was Defensive Player of the Year. He plays now just like he did then. He should not change.


The problem I have with that is that the NFL is so flaky and shaky on what the current rules are and WHO they apply to."

Maybe, just maybe because he is the most frequent offender?

Others get fined all the time.

But Harrison does not alter his style. Thats what leads to the repeated fines.

"But in his defense and those fans like myself that like the Defense to be intimidating someone has to be PHYSICAL and that is why I say turn it up a notch."

Physical is fine but the highlight of the most recent? I saw helmet to helmet contact.

You did not?

That is what they are clamping down on. Because of the effects of injuries to the head....

"Jacked Up" was a great segment."

It was. And I played defense so I loved seeing the physical hits. However, they glorified the big hits and the NFL does not want players intentionally trying to emulate that.

"In 2008 JH was Defensive Player of the Year. He plays now just like he did then. He should not change."

If he does not he will continue to get fined and will get suspended by Goodell to make an example of.

That would hurt the Steelers as a team.

December 2, 2010  09:50 AM ET

just so everyone knows, DJ did not solicit this and did not know it was coming. I figured he being the TD Wh0re that he was though, he was the best choice for a direct challenge. DJ, gl if you accept.

December 2, 2010  09:56 AM ET

**** DJ if you don't want it... i'll take it.

December 2, 2010  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

just so everyone knows, DJ did not solicit this and did not know it was coming. I figured he being the TD Wh0re that he was though, he was the best choice for a direct challenge. DJ, gl if you accept.

True?

December 2, 2010  12:09 PM ET

Excellent TD topic...best of luck to both left and right.....!

December 2, 2010  12:19 PM ET

Haslem fits the Heat perfectly as a PF. And Miller will be an excellent 3-point shooter that will benefit from theopen looks he will get fromplaying with Wadeand James.

I think they trade Bosh to a team that needs a PF.

December 2, 2010  12:19 PM ET

Not necessarily this year but maybe in the offseason or before the trade deadline next season.

December 2, 2010  12:36 PM ET

I love watching the Defensive side of the game. With that being said, I am sick of these players like Harrision and Suggs. They use their gigantic size and athletic ability to deliver devistating hits on offensive players. Because of this, they are not good at text book style tackles. Which is head on the side where the ball is, shoulder at the waist of the player, and arms wrapping up the knees while driving the player to the ground. Instead, they drop their shoulder and deliver a hit above the waist making it very easy for helmet to helmet hits. And yes, I think Merriweather is a punk and I would have him cut from the Patriots if I could.

December 2, 2010  12:57 PM ET

More true than false by left.

December 2, 2010  02:24 PM ET

The NFL is a buisness. QBs are a draw and a sourse of income. Yes the NFL favors Manning and Brady because they are 2 of the biggest drawss in the game. when one or the other is injured the NFL looses money (well not looss, but makes less) so in order to maximise profeits the NFL has to protect their birrest assets

December 2, 2010  02:28 PM ET

If the Big 12 is in trouble, Texas and Oklahoma would be fine additions to the SEC.

December 2, 2010  03:06 PM ET

The Big 12 is fine. They already negotiated a new tv deal; that will bring even more income since its split amongst 10 instead of 12 teams.

December 2, 2010  03:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The Big 12 is fine. They already negotiated a new tv deal; that will bring even more income since its split amongst 10 instead of 12 teams.

Those are conditional. Texas at some point may decide to go independent. They are the ones with the more lucrative TV deal. With the loss of Nebraska (CU not so much), the North has MO and then what; football wise?

December 2, 2010  03:16 PM ET

S-O-U-R-C-E

December 2, 2010  03:16 PM ET

D-R-A-W-S

December 2, 2010  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If the Big 12 is in trouble, Texas and Oklahoma would be fine additions to the SEC.

Interesting as it may sound, and I am not sure if you are serious, but you are leading into the area I was going to argue should DJ have pursued that T&F subject; super conferences.

December 2, 2010  03:16 PM ET

W-A-I-S-T

December 2, 2010  03:17 PM ET

Lawrence Phillips=waste of talent.

December 2, 2010  03:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Those are conditional. Texas at some point may decide to go independent. They are the ones with the more lucrative TV deal. With the loss of Nebraska (CU not so much), the North has MO and then what; football wise?

The North will have nobody. It will be a better version of what the big 10 currently does nine-game conference schedule that will pit every team against the other every season. Why would Texas leave? They had the chance and didn't. Why leave a conference with a guaranteed BCS berth? Money? Texas has plenty, the big teams already get more money and the smaller schools have agreed if necessary to give some of the money they will receive to Texas, OU, or A & M, if need be. Profits will increase in the smaller schools as they draw more crowds by facing the bigger schools more often.

The BIG 12 with 10 teams is better then with 12.

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December 2, 2010  03:25 PM ET

The first 2 questions to me are both false. All QB's are pampered and Harrison is a great FB player the league has just gone Quilted Ultra Soft on him. What do they want him to due put his head down more so he breaks his neck on a tackle? Hard to judge where to hit a player while they are jumping or stretching for a catch.

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