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(ESPN)   The New England Patriots turn back the clock and settle with Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-07-12 8:29:22 AM  
That grievance from Hernandez must have really been hanging over their heads for a while
 
2020-07-12 9:21:38 AM  
Why do sports people often butcher the meaning of English phrases like that?
"turning back the clock" doesn't make sense here. It's like that time Dizzy Dean said the Docs x-rayed his head and found nothing.
 
2020-07-12 10:02:18 AM  

wademh: Why do sports people often butcher the meaning of English phrases like that?
"turning back the clock" doesn't make sense here. It's like that time Dizzy Dean said the Docs x-rayed his head and found nothing.


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2020-07-12 10:07:31 AM  
Patriots did it to open a little salary cap space (before this move, they were down to $500k in salary cap space).
 
2020-07-12 10:09:14 AM  

ClavellBCMI: Patriots did it to open a little salary cap space (before this move, they were down to $500k in salary cap space).


Nothing quite like fiddling the salary cap.

For a hard cap, the NFL is surprisingly soft
 
2020-07-12 12:05:26 PM  

wademh: Why do sports people often butcher the meaning of English phrases like that?
"turning back the clock" doesn't make sense here. It's like that time Dizzy Dean said the Docs x-rayed his head and found nothing.


Since we're talking word usage, why do so many people use passive voice? "The New England Patriots have settled compensation grievances with Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez over the past week..."
The word "have" is unnecessary.  Not only did it waste a nanosecond of my time as I read the extra word but it forced me to waste a couple minutes posting this rant.
 
2020-07-12 12:13:46 PM  

DRTFA: wademh: Why do sports people often butcher the meaning of English phrases like that?
"turning back the clock" doesn't make sense here. It's like that time Dizzy Dean said the Docs x-rayed his head and found nothing.

Since we're talking word usage, why do so many people use passive voice? "The New England Patriots have settled compensation grievances with Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez over the past week..."
The word "have" is unnecessary.  Not only did it waste a nanosecond of my time as I read the extra word but it forced me to waste a couple minutes posting this rant.


Really? A word put a gun to your head and told you that it would blow your brains out if you didnt post a rant?

And it took you a couple minutes to type that out to boot? You are several layers of sad and pathetic
 
2020-07-12 1:55:08 PM  
Why would he take $5 million? If someone owed me 9 million I am not going to let them talk me down to 5.
 
2020-07-12 2:13:13 PM  

Flashlight: Why would he take $5 million? If someone owed me 9 million I am not going to let them talk me down to 5.


There are behavior clauses in those contracts, and there were conversations likely had ahead of signing those contracts. If false representations had been made the whole contract can be voided. "Are there others things you did that might become public that we need to worry about AB?"  "Oh, no, you've already heard all the bad stuff." "Are you going to be able to control yourself and not get in more trouble this season." "Oh, I've learned my lesson. I'm keeping my mouth shut and won't be even talking about these women any more."

Not that such cases are easy for either side to win outright, but that's why you compromise in the middle before spending all your money on lawyers.
 
2020-07-12 3:19:22 PM  

Flashlight: Why would he take $5 million? If someone owed me 9 million I am not going to let them talk me down to 5.


I remember being 16 years old.
 
2020-07-12 8:23:37 PM  

Flashlight: Why would he take $5 million? If someone owed me 9 million I am not going to let them talk me down to 5.


After years and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent fighting for it, you might get $9 million or you might get nothing.

Or you can take $5 million in hand right now.
 
2020-07-12 11:06:34 PM  

DRTFA: wademh: Why do sports people often butcher the meaning of English phrases like that?
"turning back the clock" doesn't make sense here. It's like that time Dizzy Dean said the Docs x-rayed his head and found nothing.

Since we're talking word usage, why do so many people use passive voice? "The New England Patriots have settled compensation grievances with Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez over the past week..."
The word "have" is unnecessary.  Not only did it waste a nanosecond of my time as I read the extra word but it forced me to waste a couple minutes posting this rant.


I smarted this because I hate wimpy ineffectual writing, but since the organization itself doesn't directly act and instead has actions placed upon it by its staff, this is an area where passive voice may be the most appropriate choice.
 
2020-07-13 1:45:00 AM  
Damn, between these and Belichick's contract, not sure which one we should refer to as a "deal with the devil"
 
2020-07-13 11:47:14 AM  

lifeslammer: DRTFA: wademh: Why do sports people often butcher the meaning of English phrases like that?
"turning back the clock" doesn't make sense here. It's like that time Dizzy Dean said the Docs x-rayed his head and found nothing.

Since we're talking word usage, why do so many people use passive voice? "The New England Patriots have settled compensation grievances with Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez over the past week..."
The word "have" is unnecessary.  Not only did it waste a nanosecond of my time as I read the extra word but it forced me to waste a couple minutes posting this rant.

Really? A word put a gun to your head and told you that it would blow your brains out if you didnt post a rant?

And it took you a couple minutes to type that out to boot? You are several layers of sad and pathetic


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