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2012-05-22 08:50:23 PM  
You're thinking of Peter King, submitter.

Or was he Brett Favre's biatch?
 
2012-05-22 10:34:50 PM  

SilentStrider: You're thinking of Peter King, submitter.

Or was he Brett Favre's biatch?


It's both.
 
2012-05-22 11:11:00 PM  
Nicely done, subby.
 
2012-05-22 11:29:55 PM  
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2012-05-22 11:33:43 PM  

SilentStrider: You're thinking of Peter King, submitter.

Or was he Brett Favre's biatch?


::Turns off the lights::
 
2012-05-22 11:50:06 PM  
If there's no agency out there willing to award subby +1 intarwebz, he can have mine. That tagline was so perfect, so funny, so true, and pretty subtle too.

Very nicely done subby.
 
2012-05-22 11:57:05 PM  

SilentStrider: You're thinking of Peter King, submitter.

Or was he Brett Favre's biatch?



Peter King is indelibly etched in my mind with warm buttermilk.

/subby
 
2012-05-23 12:00:30 AM  
Nice headline subby.

/Brady fan.
 
2012-05-23 12:06:34 AM  
Very nice subby.
 
2012-05-23 12:19:49 AM  
I find it amazing how they have been letting some players get away without wearing a lot of pads, its like they will do anything to get an advantage since they can just sue the NFL later.
 
2012-05-23 12:24:14 AM  
Wow and the players union is fighting it, the owners just keep giving them a little more rope and they keep choking themselves with it, I cant wait of the trial to start for all the players that were injured, all they have to do is say "we tried to implement rule changes but the union fought us at every turn"
 
2012-05-23 05:34:47 AM  

steamingpile: Wow and the players union is fighting it, the owners just keep giving them a little more rope and they keep choking themselves with it, I cant wait of the trial to start for all the players that were injured, all they have to do is say "we tried to implement rule changes but the union fought us at every turn"


That's just it. I'd say make them sign a waiver if they want to play without the pads, but the old "you can't sign away your rights" crap comes up. It should be simple, put on the farking pads or you don't play.

/this is where unions piss people off
 
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2012-05-23 06:13:47 AM  
i've never got the reasoning behind not wearing knee and thigh pads? maybe for a wr....maybe, but i see running backs....damn.
 
2012-05-23 07:00:06 AM  
Quote from Goodell:

"The CEO of Nike recently told me when they introduced the new uniforms that NBA players are wearing more pads from the hips down than NFL players"
 
2012-05-23 07:30:22 AM  
Everyone hated the HANS device until Dale Earnhardt died. Now? Death in NASCAR is almost unheard of (well, with other safety changes). Just a few weeks ago, an accident took place in the Nationwide series that would have killed any driver a dozen or more years ago.

People don't generally like change, but sometimes they love it once they get used to it. Perhaps players should stop being whiny douchebags who want millions of dollars and, later (when they're most likely broke), they will probably want to sue the league for injuries (just like the guys who DIDN'T know just how damaging the sport could be).

182: i've never got the reasoning behind not wearing knee and thigh pads? maybe for a wr....maybe, but i see running backs....damn.


Maybe that's why Steven Jackson can play relatively well, and be relatively durable (though not completely), for a horrible team. Well, that and being the size of a linebacker probably helps.
 
2012-05-23 07:47:05 AM  
Shouldn't they issue mandatory mouth guards and bibs for ESPN as well? The cock choking will be of epic proportions when Denver plays Indy, or when the Pats play anybody.
 
2012-05-23 07:55:47 AM  

qsblues: Shouldn't they issue mandatory mouth guards and bibs for ESPN as well? The cock choking will be of epic proportions when Denver plays Indy, or when the Pats play anybody.


Or when Merrill Hodge talks about the Steelers...
 
2012-05-23 09:03:37 AM  
Jets will destroy the Patriots this year. Coples is going to humiliate Brady by sacking him so hard he lays on ground crying. Then Wilkerson is going to pull down Brady's pants, which will trip Wes Welker's homosexual trigger, forcing him to start butt farking Brady to orgasm. The cameras will catch Bill B on the sideline, trying to jerk off his limp cock, as everyone in the stands laughs and points. It is written.
 
2012-05-23 09:10:42 AM  

steamingpile: Wow and the players union is fighting it, the owners just keep giving them a little more rope and they keep choking themselves with it, I cant wait of the trial to start for all the players that were injured, all they have to do is say "we tried to implement rule changes but the union fought us at every turn"


No crap, personally I'd like to see the mandatory knee braces for o-linemen like the NCAA as well. Tired of seeing a good line in week 1 become 5 third stringers and a guy from the stands in week 7 because of knee injuries.
 
2012-05-23 09:18:15 AM  

puffy999: Everyone hated the HANS device until Dale Earnhardt died. Now? Death in NASCAR is almost unheard of (well, with other safety changes). Just a few weeks ago, an accident took place in the Nationwide series that would have killed any driver a dozen or more years ago.

People don't generally like change, but sometimes they love it once they get used to it. Perhaps players should stop being whiny douchebags who want millions of dollars and, later (when they're most likely broke), they will probably want to sue the league for injuries (just like the guys who DIDN'T know just how damaging the sport could be).

182: i've never got the reasoning behind not wearing knee and thigh pads? maybe for a wr....maybe, but i see running backs....damn.

Maybe that's why Steven Jackson can play relatively well, and be relatively durable (though not completely), for a horrible team. Well, that and being the size of a linebacker probably helps.


Waiting for the Farkers old enough to remember when NHL players didn't wear helmets and goalies didn't ware facemasks.

/Get off their lawn.
 
2012-05-23 09:21:34 AM  

spentmiles: Jets will destroy the Patriots this year. Coples is going to humiliate Brady by sacking him so hard he lays on ground crying. Then Wilkerson is going to pull down Brady's pants, which will trip Wes Welker's homosexual trigger, forcing him to start butt farking Brady to orgasm. The cameras will catch Bill B on the sideline, trying to jerk off his limp cock, as everyone in the stands laughs and points. It is written.


First time I've used the "funny" button on a post. Coffee looks weird on a keyboard.
 
2012-05-23 09:22:43 AM  

qsblues: Shouldn't they issue mandatory mouth guards and bibs for ESPN as well? The cock choking will be of epic proportions when Denver plays Indy, or when the Pats play anybody.


Pfft. Just wait for the ESPNgasm if/when the Patriots play a Jets team QBed by Tebow.

/Bukake in Bristol
 
2012-05-23 09:24:58 AM  
Eh, why don't we just dress them up in a full suit of carbon fiber armor and be done with it?
 
2012-05-23 09:26:11 AM  

mjohnson71:
Waiting for the Farkers old enough to remember when NHL players didn't wear helmets and goalies didn't ware facemasks.

/Get off their lawn.


Personally I don't see how goalies ever dealt with that "Jason Vorhees" style mask, you can't see shiat in those things.
 
2012-05-23 09:26:33 AM  

mjohnson71: Pfft. Just wait for the ESPNgasm if/when the Patriots play a Jets team QBed by Tebow.

/Bukake in Bristol


That proposed scenario should be enough to spark a renewed interest in the Bills. That, and Fitzpatrick's beard from Valhalla.
 
2012-05-23 09:28:25 AM  

StrangeQ: Eh, why don't we just dress them up in a full suit of carbon fiber armor and be done with it?


I'mokaywiththis.jpg
 
2012-05-23 09:30:10 AM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Quote from Goodell:

"The CEO of Nike recently told me when they introduced the new uniforms that NBA players are wearing more pads from the hips down than NFL players"


Sadly, it's true. Damn near everyone in the NBA wears padded compression shorts and a few wear padded neoprene knee sleeves to boot. Just about the only thing people wear in the NFL is a cup, and even then I'm not sure.
 
2012-05-23 09:32:24 AM  

mjohnson71: goalies didn't ware facemasks.


That's one of those things where you can't believe people were ever that stupid. I mean, I can understand players not doing it, because they probably just didn't go for headshots back then...but a goalie? I'm assuming they were somewhat less aggressive with getting down on the ice to make saves.
 
2012-05-23 09:49:47 AM  
Once again, the NFL demonstrates a complete disregard for the fans. They are the ones who need the kneepads. They are the ones who need the lube. But no...screw them, that shiat costs money.
 
2012-05-23 09:50:10 AM  

bhcompy: Sadly, it's true. Damn near everyone in the NBA wears padded compression shorts and a few wear padded neoprene knee sleeves to boot.


With how many knees/feet you catch to the legs in basketball, it's smart. Football pants are already kinda like compression pants, though.

Just build the pads into the pants, then they really don't have a choice.
 
2012-05-23 09:59:21 AM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Quote from Goodell:

"The CEO of Nike recently told me when they introduced the new uniforms that NBA players are wearing more pads from the hips down than NFL players"


I don't know about pads, but there are a ton of braces. That's gonna happen when you play on a hardwood floor no matter what shoes you have.
 
2012-05-23 10:02:20 AM  

bhcompy: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Quote from Goodell:

"The CEO of Nike recently told me when they introduced the new uniforms that NBA players are wearing more pads from the hips down than NFL players"

Sadly, it's true. Damn near everyone in the NBA wears padded compression shorts and a few wear padded neoprene knee sleeves to boot. Just about the only thing people wear in the NFL is a cup, and even then I'm not sure.


I'm not sure any player wears a cup. For an interesting recount about how little pads are being worn by NFL players, read Tim Green's "The Dark Side of the Game." He talks about how as a rookie NFL player he showed up with a cup, forearm guards, extra thick leg pads, etc. and the other players on his D basically made him take it all off to play.
 
2012-05-23 10:17:12 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Also, for the record, Peter King is great. People may claim to hate him, but they're still reading MMQB.
 
2012-05-23 10:21:53 AM  
ESPN couldn't gobble down Brady's cock any more then they already do. Also wtf is up with Tom's hair? This guy must have a blind barber or maybe that wife of his likes the gimp look.

/Jets don't have a farking chance even with 1.5 QBs
//Pats fan
 
2012-05-23 10:22:32 AM  
Sounds like the NFL is preparing for the forthcoming "I broke my knee" lawsuits.
 
2012-05-23 10:31:48 AM  

IAmRight: mjohnson71: goalies didn't ware facemasks.

That's one of those things where you can't believe people were ever that stupid. I mean, I can understand players not doing it, because they probably just didn't go for headshots back then...but a goalie? I'm assuming they were somewhat less aggressive with getting down on the ice to make saves.


well, back before they had curved sticks, the puck wasn't airborne nearly as much as it is now...the sticks used to be straight, the puck rarely got airborne.
 
2012-05-23 10:55:31 AM  

ihatedumbpeople: well, back before they had curved sticks, the puck wasn't airborne nearly as much as it is now...the sticks used to be straight, the puck rarely got airborne.


Ah, makes more sense. Not like I've seen a whole lot of footage from those days.
 
2012-05-23 10:56:17 AM  

IAmRight: mjohnson71: goalies didn't ware facemasks.

That's one of those things where you can't believe people were ever that stupid. I mean, I can understand players not doing it, because they probably just didn't go for headshots back then...but a goalie? I'm assuming they were somewhat less aggressive with getting down on the ice to make saves.


I'm not sure how much hockey you've watched or played, but facial damage isn't really a major concern with players, although it should be. Mouth guards and visors really only got popular over the last 7 to 10 years. Most guys playing recreational / beer-league hockey wont wear a visor or even shoulder pads. Just part of the game. At lower levels, though, you don't get hit in the face much.
 
2012-05-23 11:02:16 AM  

IAmRight: ihatedumbpeople: well, back before they had curved sticks, the puck wasn't airborne nearly as much as it is now...the sticks used to be straight, the puck rarely got airborne.

Ah, makes more sense. Not like I've seen a whole lot of footage from those days.


Yeah, I wondered that out loud one day and one of my geezer co-workers enlightened me...back before the days of curved sticks, one timer shots and whatnot the goalies took random puck shots, but not like they would today.
 
2012-05-23 11:38:47 AM  

mavrickatubc: I'm not sure how much hockey you've watched or played, but facial damage isn't really a major concern with players, although it should be


Like I said, I can understand it for players (even though now it seems a lot more popular to go down on the ice to block passes/shots, so yeah, probably want something on your head for that), but goalies are getting pucks slammed into them at least 30-40x/game for 80 games...I mean, we've seen the old pics of the masks with the marks on 'em...imagine that being your face.

/but if shots didn't get up that much, then it makes more sense
 
2012-05-23 12:26:43 PM  

IAmRight: mavrickatubc: I'm not sure how much hockey you've watched or played, but facial damage isn't really a major concern with players, although it should be

Like I said, I can understand it for players (even though now it seems a lot more popular to go down on the ice to block passes/shots, so yeah, probably want something on your head for that), but goalies are getting pucks slammed into them at least 30-40x/game for 80 games...I mean, we've seen the old pics of the masks with the marks on 'em...imagine that being your face.

/but if shots didn't get up that much, then it makes more sense


Oh, yah, agreed. Actually, I think way back when it was actually against the rules for goalies to drop to the ice, even.

There's a sweet Canadian heritage commercial about it too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QCDBMwUXf0
 
2012-05-23 02:20:30 PM  
Everyone has to wear them, no one suffers a disadvantage...STFU
 
2012-05-23 08:24:22 PM  

mavrickatubc: At lower levels, though, you don't get hit in the face much.


You don't have to get hit in the face "much". A single blow to the head can give you permanent brain damage. A slapshot to the temple will kill.

I have a kamikaze mindset when I play contact sports, but I draw a fine line between tough and stupid. If you're the latter, I want you off the field.
 
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