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(ESPN)   Hey hey Tampa Bay, the NFLPA would like to have a word with you regarding that little MRSA thing   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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2013-09-08 12:54:30 PM  
we sought the advice of experts, including the NFL's medical advisor

Isn't that the same clown that was on the concussion committee for a decade?
 
2013-09-08 01:23:41 PM  
The local news media were not thrilled that no one mentioned it to them either. "We go in that locker room too!"
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-08 04:05:57 PM  
dj_bigbird

One difference here is, MRSA puts current players out of action. CTE puts former players out of action. The league has a much greater incentive to prevent players from MRSA infection.
 
2013-09-08 04:41:47 PM  

ZAZ: dj_bigbird

One difference here is, MRSA puts current players out of action. CTE puts former players out of action. The league has a much greater incentive to prevent players from MRSA infection.


True, but I'm pointing out that the clown is still around. He has no business talking about MRSA, CTE or even a common cold.
 
2013-09-08 04:42:08 PM  
I think losing to the Jets was kind of an excessive punishment.
 
2013-09-08 04:51:20 PM  
As someone who has to keep pharmaceutical production rooms clean and free of harmful bacteria, viruses and mold, I'm surprised that any team's management would skimp on keeping the locker rooms clean.  Seriously, it's not that hard or that expensive to use a one-step or even a two-step cleaning and sanitizing method in a locker room.
 
2013-09-08 05:49:57 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: As someone who has to keep pharmaceutical production rooms clean and free of harmful bacteria, viruses and mold, I'm surprised that any team's management would skimp on keeping the locker rooms clean.  Seriously, it's not that hard or that expensive to use a one-step or even a two-step cleaning and sanitizing method in a locker room.


Yeah, but it's way easier just to run a damp rag over things.
 
2013-09-08 05:53:03 PM  
Lost my father in law a couple months ago to MRSA.  Cousin of the flesh eating virus.  Had acquired it some years ago, big gaping 2 inch hole in his leg.  Wasn't feeling well over father's day, did nothing...48 hours later and a helicopter ride to the ER, and the MRSA infection had already invaded his heart.  2 days is all it takes.  He flatlined and we lost him.  Very serious illness.
 
2013-09-08 05:58:43 PM  
I might explain how it was possible for Tampa to out-suck the Jets today.
 
2013-09-08 06:47:21 PM  

Close2TheEdge: I might explain how it was possible for Tampa to out-suck the Jets today.


go on...
 
2013-09-08 06:56:54 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Close2TheEdge: I might explain how it was possible for Tampa to out-suck the Jets today.

go on...


Just wanted to say the Jets would not have won if Lavonte David wasn't a dummy and late-hit Geno Smith for starts.
 
2013-09-08 07:03:31 PM  

kdawg7736: Just wanted to say the Jets would not have won if

...

There's always an 'if'...
 
2013-09-08 08:27:55 PM  
Am I a bit slow or was the headline a "Hey hey LBJ . . . " thing.  Or am I just old?
 
2013-09-08 08:31:08 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Am I a bit slow or was the headline a "Hey hey LBJ . . . " thing.  Or am I just old?


Hey Hey Tampa Bay was the original fight song
 
2013-09-08 09:09:44 PM  
Now if the Portland TrailBlazers would be investigated for destroying knees...

Watch out, Lillard...
 
2013-09-08 09:30:38 PM  

ZAZ: dj_bigbird

One difference here is, MRSA puts current players revenue sources out of action. CTE puts former players obsolete money sinks out of action.


FTFY

Tiberius Gracchus: Yeah, but it's way easier just to run a damp rag over things.


Hey! That's no way to talk about Lane Kiffin
 
2013-09-08 09:36:09 PM  

kdawg7736: Uncle Pooky: Close2TheEdge: I might explain how it was possible for Tampa to out-suck the Jets today.

go on...

Just wanted to say the Jets would not have won if Lavonte David wasn't a dummy and late-hit Geno Smith for starts.


Basically, the Bucs shat the bed at the start of the game and at the end of the game.  In between, they more or less resembled an NFL-caliber team, but that wasn't enough to overcome their comedy of errors.
 
2013-09-08 09:45:40 PM  
Please, the Browns did it first...and better.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3667100
 
2013-09-08 10:42:12 PM  

lokis_mentor: AliceBToklasLives: Am I a bit slow or was the headline a "Hey hey LBJ . . . " thing.  Or am I just old?

Hey Hey Tampa Bay was the original fight song


Cool.  Learn something new every day.
 
2013-09-08 10:43:43 PM  
Like a professional football team that tells its fan base that Josh Freeman is a good quarterback could be deceptive!
 
2013-09-08 11:17:29 PM  
I'll just leave this here.

http://s22.photobucket.com/user/mdbrim2004/media/NFL/Lolreally_zps04 b4 037f.png.html

/I know, they did PLENTY to lose this game
 
2013-09-08 11:41:31 PM  
It's borderline evil that the Bucs' kicker got MRSA from being in the locker room at his workplace, and now they're trying to cut him and give him reduced pay.  I hope he sues the fark out of them and wins.
 
2013-09-08 11:45:36 PM  

IAmRight: I think losing to the Jets was kind of an excessive punishment.


I'm trying to figure out what crime I committed, because my punishment was watching that game.

Poorest combined execution I can recall seeing in any football game.  Somehow expected them to figure out a way for both teams to take a loss.

/wasn't a late hit
 
2013-09-08 11:49:43 PM  

TonyDanza: wasn't a late hit


So I'm not the only one that thought that was a REALLY sketchy call to be making, especially in that situation.

/in fairness, I only saw it after the Matthews hit on Kaepernick, so pretty much everything looks legit compared to that
 
2013-09-08 11:51:13 PM  
I work with the Mom of a TB player. It was pretty scary for everyone.
 
2013-09-08 11:55:15 PM  

IAmRight: So I'm not the only one that thought that was a REALLY sketchy call to be making, especially in that situation.


The pic Skink linked sorta shows it, but in that actual replay you can clearly see that Geno has not stepped out yet when David pushes him.  And if it had been any other position than QB I seriously doubt the flag gets thrown.  So, refs blew it in my opinion, not quite as blatantly as they blew it on the Mathews hit, by giving the Niners another down, but still blew it.
 
2013-09-08 11:57:52 PM  

balloot: It's borderline evil that the Bucs' kicker got MRSA from being in the locker room at his workplace, and now they're trying to cut him and give him reduced pay.  I hope he sues the fark out of them and wins.


Meh, they are paying his entire base salary for the season (almost a million), which if they really wanted to be a-holes they didn't have to.
 
2013-09-09 12:14:24 AM  

TonyDanza: balloot: It's borderline evil that the Bucs' kicker got MRSA from being in the locker room at his workplace, and now they're trying to cut him and give him reduced pay.  I hope he sues the fark out of them and wins.

Meh, they are paying his entire base salary for the season (almost a million), which if they really wanted to be a-holes they didn't have to.


I think he's more concerned about the players pension and whatnot...
 
2013-09-09 12:36:01 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: I think he's more concerned about the players pension and whatnot...


I get that.  And I understand why he is filing a grievance, just saying the Bucs aren't just totally screwing the guy over, as they could do.
 
2013-09-09 12:51:39 AM  

TonyDanza: IAmRight: I think losing to the Jets was kind of an excessive punishment.

I'm trying to figure out what crime I committed, because my punishment was watching that game.

Poorest combined execution I can recall seeing in any football game.  Somehow expected them to figure out a way for both teams to take a loss.

/wasn't a late hit


Was it really worse than the Steelers/Titans game?
 
2013-09-09 07:56:24 AM  

TonyDanza: IAmRight: So I'm not the only one that thought that was a REALLY sketchy call to be making, especially in that situation.

The pic Skink linked sorta shows it, but in that actual replay you can clearly see that Geno has not stepped out yet when David pushes him.  And if it had been any other position than QB I seriously doubt the flag gets thrown.  So, refs blew it in my opinion, not quite as blatantly as they blew it on the Mathews hit, by giving the Niners another down, but still blew it.


Geno's a Mountaineer so I'm really pulling for him and hate that he got drafted by that huge vortex of suck. Having said that though, the late hit was a crap call. Unfortunately that's the direction the league is going to "protect" quarterbacks, and flags like that one make a mockery of the rules designed to protect them from seriously flagrant hits.  Still, the defender has to know in that situation that the league has put dresses on QBs and is going to make that call every time.  He has to be smarter than that.
 
2013-09-09 08:38:07 AM  

dentalhilljack: Still, the defender has to know in that situation that the league has put dresses on QBs and is going to make that call every time. He has to be smarter than that.


Not sure it gets called every time, but I wasn't surprised it was called.  In the first quarter Geno did something similar and Leonard Johnson let him go, but Geno turned it up and got another 5 yards or so.  Maybe that had something to do with David forcing him out, maybe not, either way sucks that you basically can't touch the QB even though the play isn't over.
 
2013-09-09 09:39:22 AM  
As a lifelong Bucs fan, I am wondering if we are the worst sports franchise on the planet.
 
2013-09-09 09:43:32 AM  

greenbowlpacker: As a lifelong Bucs fan, I am wondering if we are the worst sports franchise on the planet.


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"Sorry, but if we can win anything without my having to pay money for it, I'll actually make an effort to win, for once."
 
2013-09-09 11:01:08 AM  

TonyDanza: balloot: It's borderline evil that the Bucs' kicker got MRSA from being in the locker room at his workplace, and now they're trying to cut him and give him reduced pay.  I hope he sues the fark out of them and wins.

Meh, they are paying his entire base salary for the season (almost a million), which if they really wanted to be a-holes they didn't have to.


Yes they do. That absolutely have to pay him. They wouldn't be assholes so much as... breaking the law quite blatantly. As it is, they are in trouble

Lawrence Tynes was informed Saturday he'll be placed on the non-football-injury list by the Bucs, which is their way of saying he has no proof the MRSA infection that began in his foot was contracted at their facility. The team has told Tynes it will pay his base salary this season - but by not putting him on Injured Reserve, it is denying Tynes certain other benefits to which he says he's entitled.

That's not going to work out well for them, seeing as another player got MRSA as well and miss the game against the Jets
 
2013-09-09 05:20:54 PM  
Between this shiat and the loss to the sorry no-account Jets, this is not a good time to be a Bucs fan.

/lifelong Bucs fan
 
2013-09-09 05:33:30 PM  

redmid17: TonyDanza: IAmRight: I think losing to the Jets was kind of an excessive punishment.

I'm trying to figure out what crime I committed, because my punishment was watching that game.

Poorest combined execution I can recall seeing in any football game.  Somehow expected them to figure out a way for both teams to take a loss.

/wasn't a late hit

Was it really worse than the Steelers/Titans game?


At least both those teams showed more offense than the Steelers did. The Pittsburgh defense is not a concern for me, but the offense is horrible and Big Ben cannot do anything or make it through the season without proper protection. The o-line is young but still horrible. Losing Maurkice Pouncey is going to really sting.

~Lifelong Steelers fan.
 
2013-09-09 08:03:22 PM  

JohnHall: Yes they do. That absolutely have to pay him. They wouldn't be assholes so much as... breaking the law quite blatantly. As it is, they are in trouble


Can't say as I am up to date on workers comp law (which I'm assuming you are referring to) but I was simply referencing NFL rules and regulations   Under those rules for non football injury rules, they could have just cut him and not paid him.
 
2013-09-09 08:31:45 PM  

kdawg7736: Was it really worse than the Steelers/Titans game?

At least both those teams showed more offense than the Steelers did.


Didn't see that game, but I'm guessing that they didn't have a string of plays that went, timeout, delay of game, delay of game, sack, false start, then illegal motion (that was declined because the Bucs only gained 3 yds on 3rd and 35).  Oh, and just for hell of it, on the next possession, Freeman doesn't see the snap while in shotgun and has to kick the ball out of the endzone for a safety.
 
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