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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NFL Security is among the best in pro sports world wide. European soccer leagues could learn some lessons. FIFA is rather casual about rigging important games and the IOC is rather lax as well.

It is bad for business for there to be the impression of game rigging. But considering the pressures to win, no one is naive about the rewards for pulling it off.

A few SB's have always had an odd air to them. Who knows?

What does Tim Brown gain by airing his anger a decade later? He has been an outstanding player of good character. There were always odd issues swirling around Al Davis and the Raiders.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Badger75 wrote:
NFL Security is among the best in pro sports world wide. European soccer leagues could learn some lessons. FIFA is rather casual about rigging important games and the IOC is rather lax as well.

It is bad for business for there to be the impression of game rigging. But considering the pressures to win, no one is naive about the rewards for pulling it off.

A few SB's have always had an odd air to them. Who knows?

What does Tim Brown gain by airing his anger a decade later? He has been an outstanding player of good character. There were always odd issues swirling around Al Davis and the Raiders.
My guess is "Ya gotta talk about something"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t know who is giving Brown media advise but whoever it is isn’t doing him any favours…he has kinda made a fool of himself with these recent comments…maybe he thinks any publicity is good publicity and could lead to him finally getting into the HoF but I don’t buy it that any HC who had worked so hard to becomes an HC in the NFL would knowingly sabotage his teams and his own chances of winning a SB…now maybe Callahan woke up in the middle of the night a couple of days before the game…panicked thinking it wasn’t good enough and changed the gameplan which didn’t give them the time to implement it and gave them little chance of winning but I don’t think he waited until days before the game to then change things in the hope of handing the title to Gruden and Tampa.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two words: who cares. I heard this story today on Sirius NFL Radio and was tired of listening to it after two minutes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madmike90 wrote:
I don’t know who is giving Brown media advise but whoever it is isn’t doing him any favours…he has kinda made a fool of himself with these recent comments…maybe he thinks any publicity is good publicity and could lead to him finally getting into the HoF but I don’t buy it that any HC who had worked so hard to becomes an HC in the NFL would knowingly sabotage his teams and his own chances of winning a SB…now maybe Callahan woke up in the middle of the night a couple of days before the game…panicked thinking it wasn’t good enough and changed the gameplan which didn’t give them the time to implement it and gave them little chance of winning but I don’t think he waited until days before the game to then change things in the hope of handing the title to Gruden and Tampa.


Agreed all around. Tim Brown can save it for his book. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To finish Tim Brown off, another Raider spoke up and said the reason they changed their game plan was because their all pro center went off the deep end and disappeared before the Super Bowl.

If Callahan thought that his game plan would get crushed by having the opposing NT kill his QB on every play, maybe he should change his game plan.

So is Brown another piece of evidence for the head injury case?
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51to54 wrote:
To finish Tim Brown off, another Raider spoke up and said the reason they changed their game plan was because their all pro center went off the deep end and disappeared before the Super Bowl.

If Callahan thought that his game plan would get crushed by having the opposing NT kill his QB on every play, maybe he should change his game plan.

So is Brown another piece of evidence for the head injury case?
The Game plan was to run the football, they ended up passing 60+ times. The Barrett Robbins excuse seems highly unlikely.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
51to54 wrote:
To finish Tim Brown off, another Raider spoke up and said the reason they changed their game plan was because their all pro center went off the deep end and disappeared before the Super Bowl.

If Callahan thought that his game plan would get crushed by having the opposing NT kill his QB on every play, maybe he should change his game plan.

So is Brown another piece of evidence for the head injury case?
The Game plan was to run the football, they ended up passing 60+ times. The Barrett Robbins excuse seems highly unlikely.



They passed 44 times in the Super Bowl. 3 more times than they had passed the previous week - and 5 more attempts than they averaged on the season.

They also spent most of the game playing from behind.

The excuse could be as simple as - we decided to play the way we had the previous 20 weeks. We decided to play the way we had to get us to the #1 offense in the NFL.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robbins didn't disappear until the day before the game. Consideing that he was All-Pro and every offensive down started with him, would have had a trainer, doc, team official with him a lot more.

Tim Brown started by complaining that his contract that season was heavy on incentives and OC Trestman moved to other WR's suggesting a pocketbook issue mushroomed into something more sinister.

Did the late, great football genius, Al Davis like big bets, as his old friend Rosenbloom once did? Hmm...yes he did. Davis was an old school guy.

Ever hear the one about Bill Walsh and Al Davis at a restaurant in the Bay area a few years later as a few clients from the bar heckled Davis about that game? Walsh marveled at Davis's hard boiled style. Cool
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