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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta say, I'm impressed, and could start rooting for this team:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9581925/seattle-seahawks-use-unusual-techniques-practice-espn-magazine
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PrplChilPill wrote:
I gotta say, I'm impressed, and could start rooting for this team:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9581925/seattle-seahawks-use-unusual-techniques-practice-espn-magazine


I will never root for anyone that is a threat to the Vikings. I hope that team falls on it's face. I doubt it happens but I would like it to.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora 55s
Tampa Bay Bucs will be releasing a statement on the recent outbreaks of MRSA - a serious infection that can be deadly ..

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It has already affected Carl Nicks [G] and Lawrence Tynes [K}
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugghhh, that's a form of flesh-eating disease. Sad
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Another type of MRSA infection has occurred in the wider community — among healthy people. This form, community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), often begins as a painful skin boil. It's spread by skin-to-skin contact. At-risk populations include groups such as high school wrestlers, child care workers and people who live in crowded conditions.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/mrsa/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vikefan79 wrote:
PrplChilPill wrote:
I gotta say, I'm impressed, and could start rooting for this team:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9581925/seattle-seahawks-use-unusual-techniques-practice-espn-magazine


I will never root for anyone that is a threat to the Vikings. I hope that team falls on it's face. I doubt it happens but I would like it to.


Fair enough, I know lots of fans like you....
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The news on Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb, who left Saturday’s preseason game with a head injury, appears to be very bad. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills are concerned Kolb’s concussion may be career-ending, and they’re proceeding with that in mind.

The concussion suffered on Saturday was at least the third of Kolb’s career, and in today’s NFL, multiple concussions are taken very seriously.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/25/report-bills-fear-kevin-kolbs-concussion-may-be-career-ending/
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They should have traded for MBT, he'd be better than what they have on that roster now. Laughing
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The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.

A federal judge announced the agreement Thursday after months of court-ordered mediation. It came just days before the start of the 2013 season.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9612138/judge-nfl-players-settle-concussion-suit
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Klomp wrote:
The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.

A federal judge announced the agreement Thursday after months of court-ordered mediation. It came just days before the start of the 2013 season.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9612138/judge-nfl-players-settle-concussion-suit


From Sean Jensen:

Former #Vikings Pro Bowl RB Chuck Foreman furious about concussion settlement: "I think it’s a BS deal and the only people winning in this whole thing are the attorneys."

Sean Jensen ‏@seankjensen 44m
Chuck Foreman continued on concussion settlement: "The attorneys go with the money, and the players go with hope. It’s all a scam, man."

https://twitter.com/seankjensen
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$765,000,000 / 18,000 plaintiffs = $42,500 per plaintiff.

I didn't reduce the award size by legal fees.

1/3 to lawyers? If so, $28,333 per player.
1/4 to lawyers? If so, $31,875 per player.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a ridiculous settlement amount (as in way too small). But, I guess if their goal was just to make the people aware of the issue, then that was accomplished.

But, the money is probably nowhere near enough to help guys like Jim McMahon, who is a mess right now.
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Fran Tarkenton, on the growth of dollars in the NFL: "To give a sense of scale, the Vikings paid a $1 million franchise fee to join the NFL in 1961. The most recent expansion team, the Houston Texans, paid $700 million -- and that was in 2002! Franchise valuations now are measured in the billions. The new television contracts alone will bring the league almost $5 billion to be shared among the 32 teams -- in just one year."

"In my first year in the NFL, I made $12,500 as a third-round draft choice. In my final season, 1978, I was the highest-paid player in the league and made $275,000. Today, Aaron Rodgers' average annual salary is $22 million. I've heard of inflation, but that doesn't even begin to make up the difference."

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_24007325/fran-tarkenton-nfl-is-loved-but-brain-injuries


i don't know how Fran was the highest paid player in 1978 at 275K when Joe Namath was paid 400K as a rookie in the 60's...

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vike daddy wrote:
Fran Tarkenton, on the growth of dollars in the NFL: "To give a sense of scale, the Vikings paid a $1 million franchise fee to join the NFL in 1961. The most recent expansion team, the Houston Texans, paid $700 million -- and that was in 2002! Franchise valuations now are measured in the billions. The new television contracts alone will bring the league almost $5 billion to be shared among the 32 teams -- in just one year."

"In my first year in the NFL, I made $12,500 as a third-round draft choice. In my final season, 1978, I was the highest-paid player in the league and made $275,000. Today, Aaron Rodgers' average annual salary is $22 million. I've heard of inflation, but that doesn't even begin to make up the difference."

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_24007325/fran-tarkenton-nfl-is-loved-but-brain-injuries


i don't know how Fran was the highest paid player in 1978 at 275K when Joe Namath was paid 400K as a rookie in the 60's...

Think


Perhaps $400k was a 5 year rookie contract total? Think
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Our @TroyAikman on our annual @NFLONFOX media call today: "I can see the @Cowboys winning 10 games & I can see them winning 6 games" #FOXNFL


https://twitter.com/NFLONFOX

Sounds just like the Vikings.
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