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Mon May 11, 2015, 07:13 PM

 

Who gives a rats ass about NFL's 'deflate-gate'

Geesh, it's been "headliner news" on both CNN and MSNBC now for how
many days? .. and it goes on and on and on .. it's now 13 minus into 4pm
"news" on these two channels, and they are still parsing this complete non-story.



Sports is sports, not "news" IMHO. It would be like leading the sport channel
hour with 13 minutes of what's going on in the stock market, or ME wars.

Kind of makes me wonder what the hell's REALLY going on that they SHOULD be
talking about, like RW schemes to get the Balimore prosecutor to recuse herself,

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Reply Who gives a rats ass about NFL's 'deflate-gate' (Original post)
99th_Monkey May 2015 OP
KamaAina May 2015 #1
99th_Monkey May 2015 #3
randys1 May 2015 #2
joeybee12 May 2015 #4
hrmjustin May 2015 #5
PeaceNikki May 2015 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2015 #15
ScreamingMeemie May 2015 #7
99th_Monkey May 2015 #13
Coventina May 2015 #8
99th_Monkey May 2015 #12
Coventina May 2015 #17
Sheldon Cooper May 2015 #19
99th_Monkey May 2015 #22
Fred Sanders May 2015 #9
LiberalElite May 2015 #10
cwydro May 2015 #11
spanone May 2015 #14
Iggo May 2015 #16
ileus May 2015 #18
MicaelS May 2015 #20
99th_Monkey May 2015 #23
DisgustipatedinCA May 2015 #21


Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:16 PM

3. Exactly ! thank you. nt

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:15 PM

2. Remember CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS about steroids in baseball?

You can steal a billion dollars like Rick Scott or two presidential elections like the Bush Crime Family, but take a little dope and hit a baseball, and it is news.

BONDS NEEDS TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:17 PM

4. When the news stations go live every time a Khardashian farts...

 

Does this coverage of this non-issue surprise anyone?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:17 PM

5. Yes it is news.

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:19 PM

6. Quite a few people are really into sports. Others are into politics. Some both.

Some people neither.

Meh.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #6)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:41 PM

15. Some of us find sports to be a relaxing break from politics

Then we get back into heated discussions.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:20 PM

7. I do. About sports that is. This "deflate-gate" thing? A joke.

Not everyone is you, dear.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #7)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:37 PM

13. Not to gore you ox or anything ..

 

but isn't that what all those sports channels are for on cable TeeVee?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:21 PM

8. I'm not a football fan, but I care from the standpoint that cheaters should never prosper.

Also, many sports fans try to say sports is a metaphor for life.

If that's the case, then it's even more important that cheaters not prosper.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #8)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:36 PM

12. How about cheaters prospering or not prospering on Wall St. or Capital Hill?

 

I'm of the opinion that American sports is 99% bread &
circuses ... rather like in the movie The Hunger Games.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #12)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:42 PM

17. I don't disagree, but in as much that sports matters....then cheating in sports matters.

I wish it were otherwise, and I do my part by not focusing on sports and instead focus my time and energy on what I feel "really matters".

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #12)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:45 PM

19. I think it's fine to be pissed about more than one thing at a time.

Luckily, I can multi-task.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #19)

Mon May 11, 2015, 10:59 PM

22. true dat re: being pissed about more than one thing

 

but by the time I get pissed about TPP, rolling oil-train bombs, Gitmo, NSA paying on us 24/7, Citizens United, The Koch Bros, cops shooting unarmed black males at-will, endless ME wars, et. al. I have absolutely NO time or energy left-over to get pissed about the fucking air pressure in NFL balls. I'm already multi-tasking plenty believe me.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:24 PM

9. Political news shows can buy some more time so as not to cover the massive GOP corruption?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:25 PM

10. Thank you.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:34 PM

11. Not I. nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:38 PM

14. lot's of folks....that's america!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:42 PM

16. I find it VERY entertaining!!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:43 PM

18. It's baseball season now...

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 08:46 PM

20. The NFL is BIG business.

It didn't get to be that way in a vacuum. The answer is a LOT of people give a rat's ass.

If there were corruption in a major business in the country would you not want to know? Or would you shrug it off with a "Who gives a rats ass about corporation XYZ ......."?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2014/08/20/the-nfls-most-valuable-teams/

The average NFL team is currently worth $1.43 billion, the highest value in the 17 years Forbes has tracked professional football team finances. The $1.43 billion average is 23% more than a year ago, the biggest year-over-year increase since 1999.

Forbes’ team values are enterprise values (equity plus net debt) and are calculated using multiples of revenue that reflect each team’s current stadium economics (with adjustments for pending new stadiums and renovations). For teams that own their stadiums, we include the revenue the team gets from the stadium (net of applicable debt payments), but not the market value of the real estate.

The NFL is by far the most popular sport on television and media right fees underpin the league’s sweeping increase in team values. Thanks to new broadcasting deals with NBC, ESPN, CBS and Fox that begin with the 2014 season, evenly-split revenue will increase to $250 million over the next four years. In addition, the league’s one-year Thursday Night Football deal with CBS will add $275 million in revenue to the league this season. And the NFL’s deal with DirecTV–which recently began to offer streaming options–is expected to increase substantially from its current $1 billion a year fee to the league given the importance of the NFL to the value of the satellite television provider.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #20)

Mon May 11, 2015, 11:02 PM

23. IF "there were corruption in a major business in the country...?"

 

Really? IF?




Actually, on edit, you do have a point, in that NFL is "a business", so I'll give you that.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 09:16 PM

21. By answering the OP, I guess it means I care just a little.

 

But only enough to state that I don't give a damn.

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