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Saints targeted Favre with Vikings: report
The New York Post ^ | March 7, 2012 | BRIAN COSTELLO

Posted on 03/08/2012 7:12:58 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Edited on 03/08/2012 7:14:52 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Brett Favre is helped off the field after the Saints got to him in the 2010 NFC title game.

An on-field microphone might have captured evidence of the Saints’ bounty on Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, according to a report.

Sports Illustrated reported a microphone captured an unidentified Saints defender yelling, “Pay me the money” just after Favre had to be helped off the field with a sprained ankle in the 2010 NFC Championship Game.


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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bountygate; favre; nfl

1 posted on 03/08/2012 7:13:01 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
New Orleans Saints face NFL punishment in 'bounty-gate'
2 posted on 03/08/2012 7:22:13 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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This is a perfect example of affirmative action. The Saints should be allowed to play by a different set of rules because New Orleans had only recently (this would be from the perspective of 2009) experienced Hurricane Katrina. The city needed to win the NFC Championship and the subsequent Super Bowl to give it a sense of self-worth after so great a catastrophe. So, it is OK that they broke the rules. The regular rules should only have applied to the Vikings, whose home state and city suffered no such catastrophe.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 7:25:59 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I think they should be criminally and civilly held accountable.

A good hit is a good hit and sportsmanlike.

Purposely engaging in an assault with the intent injure or maim is a crime.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 7:28:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Since when was the QB NOT the ‘target’?

If I were a defensive coach, knocking Favre out of the game would have been a huge plus, if possible.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 7:32:05 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: MinorityRepublican
As an old Raiders fan (back when I cared about the NFL) I'm glad to hear that all this time other teams around the league are just as, or more, 'dirty' than Oakland.

I was especially interested to hear that Bill Walsh may have paid bounties as well.

6 posted on 03/08/2012 7:32:29 PM PST by skeeter
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To: MinorityRepublican

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZCVCZNc50

Vikings Saint bounty game


7 posted on 03/08/2012 7:53:24 PM PST by Sybeck1 (RIP Tea Party 2009-2012)
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"As an old Raiders fan (back when I cared about the NFL) I'm glad to hear that all this time other teams around the league are just as, or more, 'dirty' than Oakland."

Jack Tatum was in a class by himself.

8 posted on 03/08/2012 7:57:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: KoRn

I’m glad I’m not the only one up in arms about this bounty nonsense.

I figured the point of football was to knock out your opponents. Perhaps the football I played in my younger days was different?


9 posted on 03/08/2012 8:09:00 PM PST by jacob k
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I don’t know what football you played if at all, but the point is to block, tackle, run and score more points than the other team, not intentionally hurt other players.

Yes, players get hurt, but it’s not the goal of the game to knock each other out.

Intentionally hurting another player with an incentive to do so from the coaching staff should be faced with severe penalty from the NFL as it is not what football is about.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 8:17:29 PM PST by WildWeasel
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To: KoRn; jacob k

This isn’t Gladiators back in Ancient Rome.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:47 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: WildWeasel
Intentionally hurting another player with an incentive to do so from the coaching staff should be faced with severe penalty from the NFL as it is not what football is about.

Forget about penalties from the NFL. Any player that does this should be arrested by the police and charged with assault.

In the 70's, there was a string of arrests for assault in the NHL:

On-ice incidents resulting in charges

The in-game violence hasn't been completely eliminated, but people no longer joke about going to a fight and seeing a hockey game break out.

12 posted on 03/08/2012 8:23:12 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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The bounty thing should be punished, no question. The thing that has always bothered me, was anyone watching that game could tell that the refs were letting the Saints get away with alot more then the Vikings. Granted, no ref is perfect, but in light of the bounty thing, it makes me wonder what kind of incentive did the refs have for being so Saint oriented? It’s not a secret that New Orleans is one of the most corrupt cities in the nation, so was outside money/threats involved with the refs?


13 posted on 03/08/2012 9:09:26 PM PST by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: skeeter
I was especially interested to hear that Bill Walsh may have paid bounties as well.

Except he didn't - the accusation was put forth by Dexter Manley. Both former 49ers players and coaches stated that the play Manley was referring to was a crack-back block by Russ Francis on a running play that the team had practiced all week. Francis was specifically assigned to nail Manley on that play and he did it with a clean, legal block that knocked Dexter off his feet. The only payment Francis got for that block was his salary and the cheers of team-mates, which apparently resulted in a decades-long case of sour-grapes by Manley.

As the 49ers noted, if Walsh had paid players for hard hits, Ronnie Lott would currently have his own island in the Caribbean. Manley was a buffoon during his playing days and now he's lying about a dead Hall of Fame coach.
14 posted on 03/08/2012 9:15:12 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: MinorityRepublican

I always disliked Sean Payton but couldn’t put my finger on it. He’s a little punk.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 9:18:19 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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"This isn’t Gladiators back in Ancient Rome."

Yes it is. Bread and Circus for everyone! Thank you big government.

The players are just lucky that swords, spears, axes, knives and blunt weapons, such as clubs and maces weapons aren't legally this time around.

16 posted on 03/09/2012 5:28:14 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Ronnie Lott attends my church, so I'd hate to think of him getting payola for taking other players out.

But given what we know about the 49ers under Walsh in hindsight; the salary cap issues, DeBartolo's grasp of ethics and comments made by Walsh's contemporaries like Bill Parcells there seems to be alot of smoke there.

17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:09:29 AM PST by skeeter
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Ronnie Lott attends my church, so I'd hate to think of him getting payola for taking other players out.

Well, since no one has ever claimed that he did I don't think this warrants much concern.

But given what we know about the 49ers under Walsh in hindsight; the salary cap issues

The salary cap had nothing to do with Walsh - he retired from his NFL career before the salary cap was even implemented.

DeBartolo's grasp of ethics and comments made by Walsh's contemporaries like Bill Parcells there seems to be alot of smoke there.

Most of the fire behind that smoke was the 49ers' success, which stirred up quite a bit of envy and resentment around the league.

DeBartolo was dumb enough to make in illegal payment to a corrupt Louisiana governor in a non-NFL venture and ended up losing his team because of it. The 49ers reported themselves to the NFL for improperly structuring Brent Jones' contract in 1997 to make room for first-round bust Jim Druckenmiller under the salary cap. That's pretty much it.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 10:01:57 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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