The NFL show’s why its not like it use to be?? Are we Wussies?? Governor of Pennsylvania vents?? Can LeBron just can’t keep his mouth shut?? Does Ohio State really punish their players?? This and more in this weeks addition of Rants and Raves.
Ohio State stud Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan "Boom" Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, all juniors, received the five-game suspensions, while freshman linebacker Jordan Whiting will miss one game. In addition, the players must pay restitution that will go to charitable organizations. These suspensions will start next year. Come on now!! If the NCAA was really serious about the integrity of college football they would have suspended their players for the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas. But it is all about $$$ like everything thing else. These suspensions are a joke. Let see they will miss games against Akron, Toledo, Miami (Fla.), Colorado and Michigan State. These players should have been suspended for the Bowl game and the first five games of next season.
For those that don’t know, these are the restitutions and the infractions:
• Pryor must repay $2,500 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring, a 2009 Fiesta Bowl sportsmanship award and his 2008 Gold Pants, a gift from the university.
• Adams must repay $1,000 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring.
• Herron must repay $1,150 for selling his football jersey, pants and shoes for $1,000 and receiving discounted services
• Posey must repay $1,250 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring for $1,200 and receiving discounted services worth $50.
• Thomas must repay $1,505 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring for $1,000, his 2008 Gold Pants for $350 and receiving discounted services worth $155.
It should be noted that Ohio State initially suspended the players for the Sugar Bowl, but the NCAA immediately reinstated the players.
Let’s get ready to rumble!!!
Doesn't Jamie look like a little kid? This is why I like hockey. Dallas Stars Jamie Benn fights Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla in the first period. Iginla end up with a messed up eye.
You got to love hockey!!
DumbBron James is at it again. This time the stupid one has stated:
“ Hopefully the league can figure out one way where it can go back to the '80s where you had three or four All-Stars, three or four superstars, three or four Hall of Famers on the same team. The league was great. It wasn't as watered down as it is [now]. ”
New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson said it best in replying to DumbBron’s statement:
"I disagree," Johnson told reporters Sunday. "Maybe the league would be better if we didn't have three stars on one team."
But wait, the dumb one just said "That's crazy, because I had no idea what the word 'contraction' meant before I saw it on the Internet. I never even mentioned that. That word never even came out of my mouth. I was just saying how the league was back in the '80s and how it could be good again. I never said, 'Let's take some of the teams out.' "
I can understand when two weeks ago the Giants game against the Vikings was postpone due to the collapse of the Metrodome. They couldn’t get the college stadium ready until Monday. But now the Vikings game against the Eagles on Tuesday is postpone because of inclement weather. Oh, please!! Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who called a state of emergency for the city six hours before the originally scheduled kickoff, told ESPN on Sunday that the choice to move the game was not the city's decision but the league's. I guess moving it was all about the $$$, because the game could have been played on Monday.
The Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell said "What do you think [Hall of Fame coach Vince] Lombardi would say? We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything," Rendell added. "If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."
I couldn’t agree more!! Everything that made the NFL “The Macho League” is being watered down.
I would like to wish all the Gabbers a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!!
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