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bungleodeon


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boltstrikes wrote:
JammerHammer21 wrote:
incognito_man wrote:
steelcurtain29 wrote:
chris00cm wrote:
Wow. Too bad that won't help the receivers much. Phillip Rivers diminished arm strength can't get them the ball anyways.


You're calling the QB with arguably the best deep ball in football someone who has "diminished arm strength"...?

Are you serious right now?


Now, when you say "in football" does that include the NFC, AFC East, AFC South, AFC North and Denver as well?

If not, I can agree with you. Otherwise Shocked


Denying that Rivers throws a very very good deep ball when not being killed is ridiculous.


Yes Rivers looks like a stud when he isn't being hit. Then again pretty much every quarterback looks like a stud with good protection.


Brady Quinn looks like a stud without good protection, he just never looks like a QB.

I hope they are punished before this Sunday so the Browns can get some sort of advantage. It would be nice to beat the Chargers for once.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I personally find it funny that they lost the game that this "substance" is in question for being used. Couldn't have been too good for them considering they still weren't able to pull out a win...


Well, they have the lowest drop % in the league, so apparently the substance did it's job.

Obviously that is only one part of the game, but it obviously helped them catch more reliably than the rest of the league and that's why it's banned.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing has been proven yet obviously. Hopefully whatever the actual happening was can be resolved quickly.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably wasn't even stickem. From the looks of that second half against the Broncos, it was probably just KY Jelly.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/23/manufacturer-provides-possible-smoking-gun-in-towelgate/

The manufacturer of the towels has come out and said that the towels leave an adhesive that is like what is used on the gloves. And that around 70% of the teams have used their product before.
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If the tackiness is the same as WR Gloves, then this is entirely a non story. Reading the rule, actually, "players may wear gloves with a tackified surface if such tacky substance does not adhere to the football or otherwise cause handling problems for players" You can consider the tackified coating a glove that does not interfere with handling of the football of other players.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDOG_det wrote:
well, this is a sticky situation...


Congratulations! You win.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Papa-Pwn wrote:
coors wrote:
I personally find it funny that they lost the game that this "substance" is in question for being used. Couldn't have been too good for them considering they still weren't able to pull out a win...


Well, they have the lowest drop % in the league, so apparently the substance did it's job.

Obviously that is only one part of the game, but it obviously helped them catch more reliably than the rest of the league and that's why it's banned.


Or they just don't drop the ball much? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disgusting!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's taking Goodell so long? They confiscated the towel so either it's illegal and puts a substance on the ball or it's legal. Should be able to determine it pretty quickly after looking at the towel. It's not like looking at a towel and seeing if it leaves a residue on a ball takes very long, I think I could show them how it's done...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boltstrikes wrote:
What's taking Goodell so long? They confiscated the towel so either it's illegal and puts a substance on the ball or it's legal. Should be able to determine it pretty quickly after looking at the towel. It's not like looking at a towel and seeing if it leaves a residue on a ball takes very long, I think I could show them how it's done...


They actually took over 2 years to investigate the Saints....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kramxel wrote:
Boltstrikes wrote:
What's taking Goodell so long? They confiscated the towel so either it's illegal and puts a substance on the ball or it's legal. Should be able to determine it pretty quickly after looking at the towel. It's not like looking at a towel and seeing if it leaves a residue on a ball takes very long, I think I could show them how it's done...


They actually took over 2 years to investigate the Saints....


Thats a completely different situation and not nearly as cut and dry as this case should be.

Im not saying it has taken too long YET....but it absolutely shouldnt take much longer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope they can get this solved quickly. What's with teams these days and cheating?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/07/chargers-cleared-in-stickum-investigation-face-a-fine/

Woooooooo
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damn cheaters
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