If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ESPN)   Tom Brady apologizes for trying to end Ed Reed's career; Pats fans   (espn.go.com) divider line 83
    More: Followup  
•       •       •

2317 clicks; posted to Sports » on 23 Jan 2013 at 10:17 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



83 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-23 10:21:50 AM  
Brady has reportedly been fined $3.50 and suspended for the first preseason game
 
2013-01-23 10:25:31 AM  
He apologizes for trying to end Pats fans? Cleats to the junk can be deadly though, I guess.
 
2013-01-23 10:26:04 AM  
Best part of that play? The announcers genuine concern Brady might hurt his leg. Pretty much summed up how the league/media treats the holy one.
 
2013-01-23 10:26:09 AM  
Ndamukong Suh has reviewed the footage - Tommy's alleged "kick" was completely innocent.
 
2013-01-23 10:26:37 AM  
Cheap and unprofessional. He knew what he was doing.
There is only one reason you slide like that and that is so the 2nd baseman cant turn the double play.
 
2013-01-23 10:27:26 AM  
Well, ten points for a apologizing for a dirty play.
 
2013-01-23 10:27:47 AM  
Well jeez, what did he apologize for? It was a completely clean play, Tommy would never do something like that. He's pure as the driven snow.
 
2013-01-23 10:28:02 AM  

Malcolm_Sex: Best part of that play? The announcers genuine concern Brady might hurt his leg. Pretty much summed up how the league/media treats quarterbacks.


FTFY
 
2013-01-23 10:28:04 AM  

The Slush: Brady has reportedly been fined $3.50 and suspended for the first preseason game


i36.tinypic.com

It was about that time I noticed it wasn't actually Roget Goodell, it was that damn loch ness monster!
 
2013-01-23 10:31:12 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: Well jeez, what did he apologize for? It was a completely clean play, Tommy would never do something like that. He's pure as the driven snow.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-23 10:34:38 AM  
Should have been a penalty on the defense for touching a QB after he willingly gave himself up.
 
2013-01-23 10:35:31 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Should have been a penalty on the defense for touching a QB after he willingly gave himself up.


Damn. That would have been hilarious.
 
2013-01-23 10:41:40 AM  

This Looks Fun: Lost Thought 00: Should have been a penalty on the defense for touching a QB after he willingly gave himself up.

Damn. That would have been hilarious.


I was half-expecting that to get called.
 
2013-01-23 10:41:44 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: Well jeez, what did he apologize for? It was a completely clean play, Tommy would never do something like that. He's pure as the driven yellow snow.


There we go.
 
2013-01-23 10:49:47 AM  

Marginally Dissatisfied Mike: This Looks Fun: Lost Thought 00: Should have been a penalty on the defense for touching a QB after he willingly gave himself up.

Damn. That would have been hilarious.

I was half-expecting that to get called.


That was my opinion as well -- he wanted to draw a flag. Announcers: "He was protecting himself the way great quarterbacks do"
 
2013-01-23 10:52:25 AM  
I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
 
2013-01-23 10:55:09 AM  
Ed Reed was fined 25000 bucks and suspended for a game for scratching Brady's cleat with his ballsack.
 
2013-01-23 11:01:49 AM  

Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.

I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent
 
2013-01-23 11:03:48 AM  
I look forward to the Super Bowl, when they will surely give fans round-the-clock coverage on the status of Tom Brady's foot.
 
2013-01-23 11:04:23 AM  

Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.


In a way, I'm glad the Patriots didn't get flagged on obvious penalties, and that the refs were calling the Ravens for penalties they refused to call the Patriots for. Because despite the best efforts of the refs, we won anyways--and handily, I might add.
 
2013-01-23 11:04:47 AM  

RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent


Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?
 
2013-01-23 11:08:47 AM  
What the fark is this headline saying?
 
2013-01-23 11:10:36 AM  

born_yesterday: In a way, I'm glad the Patriots didn't get flagged on obvious penalties, and that the refs were calling the Ravens for penalties they refused to call the Patriots for. Because despite the best efforts of the refs, we won anyways--and handily, I might add.


It certainly wasn't the worst-officiated game ever played in an NFL postseason, but the two "WTF?" no/calls that stand out are the Reed/Brady footjob and the "I saw a helmet move!" 15-yarder from the...first? quarter (hands to the head that probably happens on every play in which a QB is sacked/hit).

The Pitta no-call looked OK - I do feel like they'd call it for Hernandez/Gronk, Gonzo, and almost any receiver, but whatevs. At least D-Pits was OK.

// 6 points' worth of OK
 
2013-01-23 11:14:18 AM  

Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?


Say what you will about the Pats, but let's not get revisionist on Pollard... he's dirty, even if you find his uniform more palatable.
 
2013-01-23 11:16:02 AM  

Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.
Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?


Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?


I didn't mean to sound like an apologist. I just cringed when I saw the hit full speed because of how much his helmet moved, until I saw him turn it nearly full sideways with all of the straps buckled later. Seems like that would contribute to the concussion thing....
 
2013-01-23 11:18:53 AM  

RichPoorBoy: I didn't mean to sound like an apologist. I just cringed when I saw the hit full speed because of how much his helmet moved, until I saw him turn it nearly full sideways with all of the straps buckled later. Seems like that would contribute to the concussion thing....


The NFL has posters in the lockerrooms saying "buckle up." They enforce it like crazy in HS football, but every damn game I watch I will see receivers walk to the line with one unstrapped. Occasionally, you'll see one with two unbuckled as the ball is snapped. I sit there scratching my head saying "wtf" to myself. How do they not enforce that?
 
2013-01-23 11:20:50 AM  

Sargun: What the fark is this headline saying?


Tom Brady apologizes for:
a) trying to end Ed Reed's career;
b) Pats fans.



He's apologizing for the dirty slide and his fans being unbearable.

/Not Subby.
 
2013-01-23 11:21:06 AM  
What's up with Tom's leg warmers though? Shouldn't that be a fine?

cbssports.com
 
2013-01-23 11:26:37 AM  

thecpt: RichPoorBoy: I didn't mean to sound like an apologist. I just cringed when I saw the hit full speed because of how much his helmet moved, until I saw him turn it nearly full sideways with all of the straps buckled later. Seems like that would contribute to the concussion thing....

The NFL has posters in the lockerrooms saying "buckle up." They enforce it like crazy in HS football, but every damn game I watch I will see receivers walk to the line with one unstrapped. Occasionally, you'll see one with two unbuckled as the ball is snapped. I sit there scratching my head saying "wtf" to myself. How do they not enforce that?


The rule at the NFL level is supposed to bee if your helmet comes off during a play you have to sit out the next play. They seem to quietly enforce it.
 
2013-01-23 11:31:34 AM  

Vegan T-Rex: Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?

Say what you will about the Pats, but let's not get revisionist on Pollard... he's dirty, even if you find his uniform more palatable.


Dirty how? He's a hitter more than a tackler, but that's not dirty. And even on the helmet-to-helmet hits he was called for this year he at least TRIED to lead with a shoulder. What hits do you consider 'dirty'?

Certainly not the ones he's best known for - the Brady hit was legal AND clean under the old rules. The Ridley hit was a clean hit on a running RB.

Or are you judging 'dirty' by results, not by intent and actions?
 
2013-01-23 11:33:30 AM  

Sargun: What the fark; is this, headline saying?


FTFY
 
2013-01-23 11:33:33 AM  

davidphogan: thecpt: RichPoorBoy: I didn't mean to sound like an apologist. I just cringed when I saw the hit full speed because of how much his helmet moved, until I saw him turn it nearly full sideways with all of the straps buckled later. Seems like that would contribute to the concussion thing....

The NFL has posters in the lockerrooms saying "buckle up." They enforce it like crazy in HS football, but every damn game I watch I will see receivers walk to the line with one unstrapped. Occasionally, you'll see one with two unbuckled as the ball is snapped. I sit there scratching my head saying "wtf" to myself. How do they not enforce that?

The rule at the NFL level is supposed to bee if your helmet comes off during a play you have to sit out the next play. They seem to quietly enforce it.


That seems like it would be almost no deterrent though. Most flying helmets belong to "skill position" offensive players, which are the same positions that seem to rotate the most from play to play.
 
2013-01-23 11:33:49 AM  

davidphogan: The rule at the NFL level is supposed to bee if your helmet comes off during a play you have to sit out the next play. They seem to quietly enforce it.


That doesn't seem to happen or maybe I just haven't noticed. But not buckling those straps compromises the helmet's protectiveness. It's inexcusable and irresponsible.
 
2013-01-23 11:35:35 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Cheap and unprofessional. He knew what he was doing.
There is only one reason you slide like that and that is so the 2nd baseman cant turn the double play.


Isn't it funny that a baseball player can do something like that while no one is wearing near the protection of a FB player, but it is super dangerous on the football field?

WTF baseball? Why do you allow your players to try and hurt each other?
 
2013-01-23 11:36:57 AM  

obeymatt: What's up with Tom's leg warmers though? Shouldn't that be a fine?

[cbssports.com image 630x350]


That pic is screaming for a PS contest.
 
2013-01-23 11:38:27 AM  

davidphogan: thecpt: RichPoorBoy: I didn't mean to sound like an apologist. I just cringed when I saw the hit full speed because of how much his helmet moved, until I saw him turn it nearly full sideways with all of the straps buckled later. Seems like that would contribute to the concussion thing....

The NFL has posters in the lockerrooms saying "buckle up." They enforce it like crazy in HS football, but every damn game I watch I will see receivers walk to the line with one unstrapped. Occasionally, you'll see one with two unbuckled as the ball is snapped. I sit there scratching my head saying "wtf" to myself. How do they not enforce that?

The rule at the NFL level is supposed to bee if your helmet comes off during a play you have to sit out the next play. They seem to quietly enforce it.


I thought that was only a college rule and new this year or last?
 
2013-01-23 11:38:33 AM  

srhp29: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Cheap and unprofessional. He knew what he was doing.
There is only one reason you slide like that and that is so the 2nd baseman cant turn the double play.

Isn't it funny that a baseball player can do something like that while no one is wearing near the protection of a FB player, but it is super dangerous on the football field?

WTF baseball? Why do you allow your players to try and hurt each other?


I'm pretty sure it's illegal in baseball too.
 
2013-01-23 11:40:53 AM  

srhp29: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Cheap and unprofessional. He knew what he was doing.
There is only one reason you slide like that and that is so the 2nd baseman cant turn the double play.

Isn't it funny that a baseball player can do something like that while no one is wearing near the protection of a FB player, but it is super dangerous on the football field?

WTF baseball? Why do you allow your players to try and hurt each other?


Breaking up a DP with a slide is not technically "allowed" in baseball. However, the same slide can be both legal and disruptive, so umpires often let it slide (NPI) if there is even the slightest indication that the runner was aiming for the bag and not the 2B/SS. I think there's also something about "could a play have been made without the interference", but don't quote me on that.

We've all seen slides that wind up halfway to the fringe, as well as guys sliding way before the bag, but I can only think of one or two times a runner was actually called out due to interference. Though I'd hope that any umpire would penalize a runner/team for sliding with the spikes at the 2B/SS' crotch level. "Spiking" hasn't been legal since Tyrus Raymond decked a dude in the stands for mentioning his Native American grandmother.
 
2013-01-23 11:41:24 AM  

Deneb81: I'm pretty sure it's illegal in baseball too.


its only illegal if you didn't make an attempt to touch the base. Not sure if that's the exact ruling, but thats how its called. Often it injures the one sliding because the SS 2B lands on them with their knees.

But good luck trying to baseball to change anything.
 
2013-01-23 11:41:35 AM  

Deneb81: Vegan T-Rex: Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?

Say what you will about the Pats, but let's not get revisionist on Pollard... he's dirty, even if you find his uniform more palatable.

Dirty how? He's a hitter more than a tackler, but that's not dirty. And even on the helmet-to-helmet hits he was called for this year he at least TRIED to lead with a shoulder. What hits do you consider 'dirty'?


The fully launched tackle "leading with your shoulder" is dirty. No attempt is made to remove your helmet from the play and you still create helmet to helmet hits with a high frequency. That's why you still get fined. He (and others) get to do the same things they always did, but now they can convince some apologists they didn't "deserve" it because they tried to do something that is largely impossible. You want to see how you tackle a guy at full speed without using your helmet, then watch Ronde Barber.
 
2013-01-23 11:44:36 AM  

Deneb81: Vegan T-Rex: Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?

Say what you will about the Pats, but let's not get revisionist on Pollard... he's dirty, even if you find his uniform more palatable.

Dirty how? He's a hitter more than a tackler, but that's not dirty. And even on the helmet-to-helmet hits he was called for this year he at least TRIED to lead with a shoulder. What hits do you consider 'dirty'?

Certainly not the ones he's best known for - the Brady hit was legal AND clean under the old rules. The Ridley hit was a clean hit on a running RB.

Or are you judging 'dirty' by results, not by intent and actions?


If you watch the replay Pollard didn't move or deviate at all, he was moving in a singular direction and his didn't even twitch before contact. The hit wouldn't have been helmet to helmet if Ridley hadn't dropped his just before the hit.

It sucks he got a concussion, and the physical damage done to these players was severely under reported until recently, but Ridley practically gave himself that concussion.

/Moving object, meet stone, stone, meet moving object
 
2013-01-23 11:44:48 AM  
I heard some apologist on the radio today, I didn't get the name, but on i think Fox's national affiliate saying "welp, Tom Brady is highly respected around the NFL, and, I guess we can differ on what we saw, but I don't think he had any malice at all.  he was just trying to protect himself from getting hit, and I have no problem with him protecting himself."


which is BS and he should know better, as once the QB slides, YOU CAN'T HIT HIM.
 
2013-01-23 11:46:46 AM  

thecpt: Deneb81: I'm pretty sure it's illegal in baseball too.

its only illegal if you didn't make an attempt to touch the base. Not sure if that's the exact ruling, but thats how its called. Often it injures the one sliding because the SS 2B lands on them with their knees.

But good luck trying to baseball to change anything.


As a little league catcher, a kid tried to take my feet out on a slide as I received the ball and I landed on his shin. It broke. It's still gross.
 
2013-01-23 11:47:45 AM  

thecpt: davidphogan: The rule at the NFL level is supposed to bee if your helmet comes off during a play you have to sit out the next play. They seem to quietly enforce it.

That doesn't seem to happen or maybe I just haven't noticed. But not buckling those straps compromises the helmet's protectiveness. It's inexcusable and irresponsible.


It's not brought up much, but there were a few times I noticed (for example) Antonio Gates was out for a play he normally wouldn't miss, but when I went back to the previous play I realized his helmet had come off.

Last year the announcers mentioned it a lot more. This year they seemed to ignore it even if the refs and coaches didn't.
 
2013-01-23 11:49:35 AM  

Vegan T-Rex: Deneb81: Vegan T-Rex: Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?

Say what you will about the Pats, but let's not get revisionist on Pollard... he's dirty, even if you find his uniform more palatable.

Dirty how? He's a hitter more than a tackler, but that's not dirty. And even on the helmet-to-helmet hits he was called for this year he at least TRIED to lead with a shoulder. What hits do you consider 'dirty'?


The fully launched tackle "leading with your shoulder" is dirty. No attempt is made to remove your helmet from the play and you still create helmet to helmet hits with a high frequency. That's why you still get fined. He (and others) get to do the same things they always did, but now they can convince some apologists they didn't "deserve" it because they tried to do something that is largely impossible. You want to see how you tackle a guy at full speed without using your helmet, then watch Ronde Barber.


So by dirty you mean - try to hit hard and doesn't use the best form tackle. Got it.

Spearing is dirty. Punching, pinching, twisting people in a pile is dirty. Late hits are dirty.

Trying to hit someone hard in the chest with your shoulder isn't dirty. FFS it's still legal! You just run a risk of a PI call if the receiver ducks his head when you aim for a chest/abdomen shot with your shoulder.
 
2013-01-23 11:52:42 AM  
cbssports.com

DO YOU WANT KARATE?
 
2013-01-23 11:53:44 AM  

funk_soul_bubby: obeymatt: What's up with Tom's leg warmers though? Shouldn't that be a fine?

[cbssports.com image 630x350]

That pic is screaming for a PS contest.


DO YOU WANT KARATE????
 
2013-01-23 11:54:22 AM  
shiat.
 
2013-01-23 11:56:54 AM  

Deneb81: Vegan T-Rex: Deneb81: Vegan T-Rex: Deneb81: RichPoorBoy: Broktun: I'm still trying to figure out while the hit on Pitta was not flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver.

Link

If Ray Lewis would have hit Hernandez like that, he would have been flagged, fined, and ejected.
I think it was because it was a shoulder to the chest and his arms weren't extended.

On another note, Pitta needs to tighten his helmet. The way he was rolling it around after the play made it very clear why the head snapping action looked so violent

Like every play Pollard was flagged for all season?

Say what you will about the Pats, but let's not get revisionist on Pollard... he's dirty, even if you find his uniform more palatable.

Dirty how? He's a hitter more than a tackler, but that's not dirty. And even on the helmet-to-helmet hits he was called for this year he at least TRIED to lead with a shoulder. What hits do you consider 'dirty'?


The fully launched tackle "leading with your shoulder" is dirty. No attempt is made to remove your helmet from the play and you still create helmet to helmet hits with a high frequency. That's why you still get fined. He (and others) get to do the same things they always did, but now they can convince some apologists they didn't "deserve" it because they tried to do something that is largely impossible. You want to see how you tackle a guy at full speed without using your helmet, then watch Ronde Barber.

So by dirty you mean - try to hit hard and doesn't use the best form tackle. Got it.

Spearing is dirty. Punching, pinching, twisting people in a pile is dirty. Late hits are dirty.

Trying to hit someone hard in the chest with your shoulder isn't dirty. FFS it's still legal! You just run a risk of a PI call if the receiver ducks his head when you aim for a chest/abdomen shot with your shoulder.


It's spearing on an angle. It's legal if you're lucky. So, yeah, you nailed it. You risk a flag every time you do it, and there is better form used by better players, so sympathy is zero and you deserve the dirty tag.
 
2013-01-23 11:59:21 AM  
Meh. It was a botched slide. I thought it then and I still think it now. It's as if he didn't get his left leg slidey enough and it just stuck to the turf. So right leg goes on its merry way without left leg. I really don't think all of a sudden Brady got the idea to karate kick an opposing player.
 
Displayed 50 of 83 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report