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(Yahoo)   After reviewing Sunday's championship games the NFL league office hands out a stiff $10K fine for clearly unacceptable conduct on the field. Tom Brady's attempted groin kick? No, Frank Gore's sagging socks, of course   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 41
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2013-01-24 10:36:56 AM  
Frank Gore got fined $10,500 for having low socks. Tom Brady got find $10,000 for a dangerous play that could have caused serious injury.
 
2013-01-24 10:45:45 AM  

JerseyTim: Frank Gore got fined $10,500 for having low socks. Tom Brady got find $10,000 for a dangerous play that could have caused serious injury.


'could have'
 
2013-01-24 10:46:17 AM  
cache0.bigcartel.com
 
2013-01-24 10:47:43 AM  
Strutting on the field
Saggin', saggin' socks
Playin' in the N-F-L
Laid back
With my feet all comfy
and comfy feet on my mind
 
2013-01-24 10:49:30 AM  

buckets_of_fun: 'could have'


Well, yeah. In Gore's instance, we have irrefutable proof that his low-hanging socks injured several players and displaced millions of women and children from their homes. I can't really fault the NFL here.
 
2013-01-24 10:50:57 AM  
Well, actually, Tom Brady DID get fined $10K for that slide, as the link from yesterday shows.

/both were fined more than Trent Williams for attempting to start a fight by shoving a guy who had his helmet off in the face after a game
 
2013-01-24 10:51:39 AM  
Well we wouldn't want anyone to get hurt! Unless they're a running back and not considered a defenseless player of course.
 
2013-01-24 10:51:52 AM  
After reviewing Sunday's championship games the NFL league office hands out a stiff $10K fine for clearly unacceptable conduct on the field. Tom Brady's attempted groin kick? No, Frank Gore's sagging socks, of course Yes
 
2013-01-24 10:59:38 AM  
It is nice to know that almost injuring another player with a needless move is penalized as much as a uniform infraction that doesn't affect the game at all. I understand the reason for the fine, but proportionally, being fined $500 more than Tom Brady was is absurd. Minor uniform infractions, no matter how repeated, should never be on par or exceed the penalty for an action that could have injured another player.
 
2013-01-24 11:01:13 AM  

IAmRight: Well, actually, Tom Brady DID get fined $10K for that slide, as the link from yesterday shows.

/both were fined more than Trent Williams for attempting to start a fight by shoving a guy who had his helmet off in the face after a game



Jeebus, get the sand out of your vagina quick.

What is it with you Seahawk "fans" not having the ability to get over things?
 
2013-01-24 11:03:02 AM  

LessO2: Jeebus, get the sand out of your vagina quick.

What is it with you Seahawk "fans" not having the ability to get over things?


It's the other notable fine of the postseason. Get over yourself.
 
2013-01-24 11:03:47 AM  

Killer Cars: buckets_of_fun: 'could have'

Well, yeah. In Gore's instance, we have irrefutable proof that his low-hanging socks injured several players and displaced millions of women and children from their homes. I can't really fault the NFL here.


It also disgraced the legacy of Jerry Rice's sense of style

/Fie! Fie, I say!
 
2013-01-24 11:17:49 AM  
I really wish someone would have the balls to remove the fashion gestapo from the league regulations the next time the CBA comes up.
 
2013-01-24 11:19:01 AM  

Kome: It is nice to know that almost injuring another player with a needless move is penalized as much as a uniform infraction that doesn't affect the game at all. I understand the reason for the fine, but proportionally, being fined $500 more than Tom Brady was is absurd. Minor uniform infractions, no matter how repeated, should never be on par or exceed the penalty for an action that could have injured another player.


Yeah, I gotta believe this is a "You have been warned MANY times to stop doing this, but you seem to think we're joking" fine.
 
2013-01-24 11:25:31 AM  

JerseyTim: Frank Gore got fined $10,500 for having low socks. Tom Brady got find $10,000 for a dangerous play that could have caused serious injury.


I agree, Ed Reed is really fragile at this point
 
2013-01-24 11:31:27 AM  

JerseyTim: Frank Gore got fined $10,500 for having low socks. Tom Brady got find $10,000 for a dangerous play that could have caused serious injury.


So they've got their priorities straight. It's all about appearances.
 
2013-01-24 11:41:35 AM  

HulkHands: JerseyTim: Frank Gore got fined $10,500 for having low socks. Tom Brady got find $10,000 for a dangerous play that could have caused serious injury.

I agree, Ed Reed is really fragile at this point


mrs. robertus and I had to stop playing the "Ed Reed is slow to get up" drinking game because our liquor bill was getting out of hand.
 
2013-01-24 11:42:55 AM  
Lookin like a fool with your Socks on the ground
 
2013-01-24 11:45:53 AM  
Happens at BYU too:

SC: Excuse me, we're with the Standards Committee. You're in violation.
Student: Huh?
SC: It's your tie.
Student: What? I wore it 'cause I'm going to...
SC: Sorry. Your tie is pointing to your penis. Please come with me.
 
2013-01-24 12:05:29 PM  
For the record, I think the amount of the fine is just ridiculous but I can understand the "upholding uniform standards" concept behind it. Remember when Griffin got a warning in September for writing "HEART" over his nike symbol? He was fined in December for wearing Adidas at a press conference. It's not that I feel like that wasn't a misapplication of the standards but at least they were warned first. Preventing a "slippery slope" can be important otherwise eventually someone might make uniform alterations that do impact gameplay. That's is how tearaway jerseys came to be outlawed, as an example.
 
2013-01-24 12:07:04 PM  

Kome: It is nice to know that almost injuring another player with a needless move is penalized as much as a uniform infraction that doesn't affect the game at all. I understand the reason for the fine, but proportionally, being fined $500 more than Tom Brady was is absurd. Minor uniform infractions, no matter how repeated, should never be on par or exceed the penalty for an action that could have injured another player.


I don't disagree with you, but the sponsors care way more about uniform infractions than player safety, and it is always about the money.
 
2013-01-24 12:07:47 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: For the record, I think the amount of the fine is just ridiculous but I can understand the "upholding uniform standards" concept behind it. Remember when Griffin got a warning in September for writing "HEART" over his nike symbol? He was fined in December for wearing Adidas at a press conference. It's not that I feel like that wasn't a misapplication of the standards but at least they were warned first. Preventing a "slippery slope" can be important otherwise eventually someone might make uniform alterations that do impact gameplay. That's is how tearaway jerseys came to be outlawed, as an example.


Didn't they try to fine Alex Smith for wearing an SF baseball cap during a post game interview?
 
2013-01-24 12:12:36 PM  
No wonder they have to pay NFL players such outrageous salaries. They have to be able to cover the stupidly high fines when they do something wrong.
 
2013-01-24 12:26:11 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: No wonder they have to pay NFL players such outrageous salaries. They have to be able to cover the stupidly high fines when they do something wrong Reebok gets sand it its vagina.

 
2013-01-24 12:59:01 PM  

Sail The Wide Accountancy: Well we wouldn't want anyone to get hurt! Unless they're a running back and not considered a defenseless player of course.


When the running back in question is the one who lowers their head after the defensive player has already initiated his tackle (by leading with his shoulder and aiming for the hips thighs) then that running back is a dumbass and the defensive player should get off with no fine/penalty.

/really wish all running backs would stop lowering their heads like it's a damn battering ram
 
2013-01-24 01:13:39 PM  
Golic's story on the radio today about getting fined $7500 for having his jersey untucked was mildly amusing - "Well, my jersey was untucked and I was in a bad mood that day, the ref kept telling me to tuck it in, and finally I told him a certain way he could tuck it in for me. 75 hundred bucks."
 
2013-01-24 01:23:19 PM  
Another thread about this?

Brady must really be the greatest ever, no other way to explain all the attention hater give him.
 
2013-01-24 01:29:38 PM  
You have the privilege of playing in the NFL for millions of dollars in compensation. The NFL has rules to follow, so follow them. He doesn't like it?

Frank, someone with your qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.
 
2013-01-24 01:34:41 PM  

overfienduglar: Another thread about this?

Brady must really be the greatest ever, no other way to explain all the attention hater give him.


He's a great villian. One of the greatest things about sports is that it's more simplistic (absolute) than the real world. Our team: good guys. Your team: bad guys.

I'd argue that football wouldn't be as enjoyable to watch if there weren't some clearly defined "bad guys". In the 90's, pretty much everyone (not from Texas) hated the Cowboys. The fact that they were successful only helped the narrative of good overcoming evil.

Anyway, the Patriots are proven cheaters, exude arrogance, have an asshole as a head coach, play dirty (see Rodney Harrison), and receive preferential treatment from the refs (see every play-off game prior to them getting caught cheating). And yes, they have been very successful. So, I'd argue it isn't that Brady is really good (because he really wasn't when they won the earlier Super Bowls), it's that he makes an absolutely superb arch-villian.
 
2013-01-24 01:42:07 PM  

Pinner: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: For the record, I think the amount of the fine is just ridiculous but I can understand the "upholding uniform standards" concept behind it. Remember when Griffin got a warning in September for writing "HEART" over his nike symbol? He was fined in December for wearing Adidas at a press conference. It's not that I feel like that wasn't a misapplication of the standards but at least they were warned first. Preventing a "slippery slope" can be important otherwise eventually someone might make uniform alterations that do impact gameplay. That's is how tearaway jerseys came to be outlawed, as an example.

Didn't they try to fine Alex Smith for wearing an SF baseball cap during a post game interview?


That would be correct, sir.

Outside of offensive slogans, competing teams, foppish powder wigs etc. I can't see why they are so concerned over what's worn in post-game interviews. As long as they don't look like a goof are they really tarnishing the shield?
 
2013-01-24 01:46:21 PM  

Pinner: Didn't they try to fine Alex Smith for wearing an SF baseball cap during a post game interview?


GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: That would be correct, sir.


And, in response, Theriot bought everyone on the Giants a 49ers cap, and Boche wore one in a press conference, and the announcers resoundingly supported Smith / mocked the punishment during several games. The NFL's response was silly.
 
2013-01-24 02:08:07 PM  
Gore was fined $500 more for low socks than Brady was for a very intentional kick into Reed's leg.

Gotta love Goodell....
 
2013-01-24 02:09:05 PM  
OK, what exactly is the rules violation in question that people are all bent out of shape at Brady for?

He slid to down the ball, and there was a defensive player charging at him at high speed so he made himself an uncomfortable target. Where's the problem?

In soccer goal-keepers do this all the time to avoid getting killed by incoming players - and they don't wear pads.

nwphotoinc.com
There's a difference between "kicking" another player (which is illegal in football and soccer) and putting your feet out to let the other player know that if he really wants to impale himself on your spikes that's his choice.
 
2013-01-24 02:18:36 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: For the record, I think the amount of the fine is just ridiculous but I can understand the "upholding uniform standards" concept behind it. Remember when Griffin got a warning in September for writing "HEART" over his nike symbol? He was fined in December for wearing Adidas at a press conference. It's not that I feel like that wasn't a misapplication of the standards but at least they were warned first. Preventing a "slippery slope" can be important otherwise eventually someone might make uniform alterations that do impact gameplay. That's is how tearaway jerseys came to be outlawed, as an example.


No... vandalizing the logo of a corporate league sponsor is not the same as a "uniform violation". The sock company doesn't pay money to have their socks featured at knee height.
 
2013-01-24 02:21:48 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Outside of offensive slogans, competing teams, foppish powder wigs etc. I can't see why they are so concerned over what's worn in post-game interviews. As long as they don't look like a goof are they really tarnishing the shield?


Because the league gets paid billions of dollars to advertise certain logos on international television. Has nothing to do with "looking good" at all.
 
2013-01-24 03:17:42 PM  

Bullseyed: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Outside of offensive slogans, competing teams, foppish powder wigs etc. I can't see why they are so concerned over what's worn in post-game interviews. As long as they don't look like a goof are they really tarnishing the shield?

Because the league gets paid billions of dollars to advertise certain logos on international television. Has nothing to do with "looking good" at all.


I never realized teams were paying themselves billions of dollars to use their own logos. Or are you referring to something that I didn't say?

Now THIS is the way you dress for a press conference:
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-24 03:28:59 PM  

overfienduglar: Another thread about this?

Brady must really be the greatest ever, no other way to explain all the attention hater give him.


I dont recall this argument being used when there were Sandusky threads or Favre threads or Tebow threads.
 
2013-01-24 03:32:50 PM  

cefm: OK, what exactly is the rules violation in question that people are all bent out of shape at Brady for?

He slid to down the ball, and there was a defensive player charging at him at high speed so he made himself an uncomfortable target. Where's the problem?

In soccer goal-keepers do this all the time to avoid getting killed by incoming players - and they don't wear pads.

[nwphotoinc.com image 300x200]
There's a difference between "kicking" another player (which is illegal in football and soccer) and putting your feet out to let the other player know that if he really wants to impale himself on your spikes that's his choice.


Quarterbacks are provided protection during a slide. Players are not allowed to hit them in that situation.
He is putting himself in a position where he cannot be contacted and then doing an un-allowed action from it.
 
2013-01-24 05:37:21 PM  

Kome: It is nice to know that almost injuring another player with a needless move is penalized as much as a uniform infraction that doesn't affect the game at all. I understand the reason for the fine, but proportionally, being fined $500 more than Tom Brady was is absurd. Minor uniform infractions, no matter how repeated, should never be on par or exceed the penalty for an action that could have injured another player.


It affects the NFL and their money, that's more important to them.....
 
2013-01-24 07:36:24 PM  

cefm: OK, what exactly is the rules violation in question that people are all bent out of shape at Brady for?

He slid to down the ball, and there was a defensive player charging at him at high speed so he made himself an uncomfortable target. Where's the problem?

In soccer goal-keepers do this all the time to avoid getting killed by incoming players - and they don't wear pads.

[nwphotoinc.com image 300x200]
There's a difference between "kicking" another player (which is illegal in football and soccer) and putting your feet out to let the other player know that if he really wants to impale himself on your spikes that's his choice.


Actually, if you watched the play, Brady not only attempted to kick Reed (not protect himself... well, maybe you DID watch the play, because that's the same stupid f*cking argument that one of the announcers made), but he also BROUGHT POTENTIAL INJURY UPON HIMSELF by slowing Reed's momentum enough that he nearly stepped on Brady's arm/hand. Reed would have easily cleared him if Brady wasn't being a biatch.
 
2013-01-24 07:40:13 PM  

mikaloyd: I dont recall this argument being used when there were Sandusky threads or Favre threads or Tebow threads.


Come on, Sandusky was the greatest child molester of all time. OF ALL TIME.
 
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