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Love Boaters Should be Benched..(Reaction to the Vikings recent boating incident)
Yahoo! Sports ^ | 10/13/05 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on 10/13/2005 3:15:15 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32

Any Viking involved in what supposedly happened on that boat, and any Viking who wasn't involved but didn't try to stop what was happening, should be booted from the active roster.

Still pay them, if that's what is needed to satisfy union requirements. But under no circumstances allow them on the field to represent the Minnesota Vikings.

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KEYWORDS: football; minnesota; minnesotavikings; nfl; sexparty; sports; vikings
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"Coach Mike Tice said he was operating under the assumption that all his current players would be available to him for Sunday's game.

"I have to until I'm notified by somebody," he said."

In other words, IF GUILTY, highly paid athletes get away with what us great unwashed would already be in jail for, as long as they get on the field and win..

1 posted on 10/13/2005 3:15:21 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Does anybody else find it ironic that a Viking would be having trouble with a boating incident?


2 posted on 10/13/2005 3:22:22 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (I alone, am the chosen one. Because I alone, did the choosing.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

What the heck supposedly happened on what boat when? I didn't even see a link in the article referring back to whatever alleged incident the author was talking about.


3 posted on 10/13/2005 3:26:53 PM PDT by VRWCmember (hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative, and loaded with vitriol about everything liberal.)
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To: VRWCmember

A supposed outdoor orgy on the boats involving strippers, sex for pay and crew members who were supposedly propositioned..the cruise was supposed to last 3 hours, they were back in port within 1 hour..


4 posted on 10/13/2005 3:28:28 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Honest officer, I wasn't speeding.....I was qualifying)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Tice isn't the last say. the players have a union that tells them what they can and can't do as well. I for one, hope this crucifies any idea of building them a stadium once and for all.

I'm sick of these overpaid jackasses.

this is just more of the same...

http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5666275.html

5 posted on 10/13/2005 3:28:41 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: Rakkasan1

yup..above the law and all that..


6 posted on 10/13/2005 3:31:09 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Honest officer, I wasn't speeding.....I was qualifying)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
omg! Sex? Really? The horror!

Nobody who has had sex should be allowed to play in the NFL!
7 posted on 10/13/2005 3:33:17 PM PDT by Moral Hazard ("Now therefore kill every male among the little ones" - Numbers 31:17)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

No, they just thought that they were in New Orleans.


8 posted on 10/13/2005 3:33:35 PM PDT by pompelmous (Unintended consequences)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

No, they just thought that they were in New Orleans.


9 posted on 10/13/2005 3:33:38 PM PDT by pompelmous (Unintended consequences)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
"crew members who were supposedly propositioned.."

Reportedly intimidated.


10 posted on 10/13/2005 3:36:52 PM PDT by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. Have a nice day.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Still pay them - something every boss in America should do; if you have legal, adult consenting sex after work hours, you should not be allowed to work, but get paid for the next week.
11 posted on 10/13/2005 3:38:00 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: I see my hands

I stand corrected..intimidated is what was reported..


12 posted on 10/13/2005 3:39:52 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Honest officer, I wasn't speeding.....I was qualifying)
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To: Rakkasan1
I'm sick of these overpaid jackasses.
Same here, sick of all the taunting/celebrating in football too, the thug mentality in basketball drove me away, I'll stick with baseball and hockey....
13 posted on 10/13/2005 3:41:26 PM PDT by dznutz
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To: dznutz

"I'll stick with baseball and hockey...."

And I think I'll give up on Baseball after watching the NY Yankers
sleep their way thru the playoffs -I am convinced that they actually preferred to end theseason short so they could hit the beach and spend the too-much money they have.


14 posted on 10/13/2005 3:45:34 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: Rakkasan1

Love example those professional athletes set. It does seem that pro athletes live by a different standard than the "rest of us". Part may be because of the power and influence that comes with success on the football field (baseball field, court, etc.) as well as with the money.

But maybe I'm expecting too much for those who are in the limelight to at least ATTEMPT to act like the roll model that they are - regardless of if they want that title or not. Kids DO look to the pros as an example - which really scares me. Children raised in a good Christian home are less likely to be influenced - but not every child has that benefit (and that alone isn't enough to prevent all problems).


15 posted on 10/13/2005 3:46:22 PM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of Satan)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I wonder how long the line of lawyers at each crewmember's residence is?

Cha-Ching! A payoff(settlement) might be in order that the wife or gf won't hear ALL the details.

16 posted on 10/13/2005 4:01:51 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Moral Hazard

I'm sure if it had been your daughter that was trapped behind a bar by five large football players while they performed oral sex ON the bar on a "stripper" and then asked the daughter if she was going to dance for them too you'd have the same attitude.

It's just sex after all.

I think I heard several Clinton apologists make the same point.


17 posted on 10/13/2005 4:11:54 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Guys and Gals having sex...Ohhh, what a terrible thing to do.


18 posted on 10/13/2005 4:14:27 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: terilyn

Well said


19 posted on 10/13/2005 4:14:57 PM PDT by Sam's Army (Intense and spicy, with a hint of sarcasm and a dry finish.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

20 posted on 10/13/2005 4:16:17 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: Moral Hazard
"omg! Sex? Really? The horror!"

No you've understated the horror. They were drinking and had sex, can you imagine the depravity?
21 posted on 10/13/2005 4:17:15 PM PDT by don'tbedenied ( D)
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To: TexasCajun

Try zero.

One lawyer hired by the restaraunt after the media got ahold of this story and were parked in droves in their parking lot.

The only reason the crew is talking to the attorney at this point is to answer questions for the investigators.

But if these thugs keep calling them liars and slanderers I'd guess all bets are off. If the Vikings organization had any brains they'd tell the players to shut up and issue an apology to the crew for anything they might have experienced and state that they're investigating.

Instead they act like the thugs they are.


22 posted on 10/13/2005 4:18:48 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Ummmm, is your name Tom Powers? Just wondering...JFK


23 posted on 10/13/2005 4:19:34 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: TheBattman

I don't think it's about money. Tiger Woods has more $ than all these Viking morons put together. He doesn't go around
acting like a thug. Then again, comparing football and golf
players is probably apples and oranges.


24 posted on 10/13/2005 4:19:38 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom; GeorgiaDawg32
Does anybody else find it ironic that a Viking would be having trouble with a boating incident?

Does anyone else find it ironic that after the Vikings have traded away a supposed "cancer", they can't seem to win (or even hold onto the ball), nor stay out of trouble (whizzinator, the sex boat, etc).....
25 posted on 10/13/2005 4:21:37 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: don'tbedenied; Rudder

See #17 and then tell me how horrified you'd be if it was your daughter.

These guys believe they have no rules. No laws. No common decency in front of people in a public place where there are people that aren't participating or expecting this behavior.

I guess the crew could have just walked away. In the middle of the lake.


26 posted on 10/13/2005 4:21:46 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Please let's move on. What people do in their private lives is none of our business. It is only about SEX, so please move on...........

< /sarcasm >

27 posted on 10/13/2005 4:23:23 PM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: Sam's Army

Thank you very much.


28 posted on 10/13/2005 4:26:27 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; ABG(anybody but Gore); akorahil; albee; A message; andyland; Argh; b4its2late; ...


NFL PING

FReepmail scott says to get on or off this ping list...

This is a fairly high volume ping list....

29 posted on 10/13/2005 4:27:17 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (yes I am back. Don't ask.... :-))
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To: MikeinIraq

You've got that right. I'll take Randy Moss and his volunteer work at the Children's Cancer Center at the Mayo Clinic every day of the week over these pompous asses.


30 posted on 10/13/2005 4:28:29 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Rakkasan1

You've got that right. Oh I'm sure every sport has their rotton apples, but it sure seems like the NFL got more than their share.

And the coaches and other players that make excuses for them are no better than the thugs.


31 posted on 10/13/2005 4:30:33 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: terilyn

yeah and for all his faults, Randy would NEVER do this kinda stuff. I mean he was living in retirement communities so people would leave him alone.


32 posted on 10/13/2005 4:32:57 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (yes I am back. Don't ask.... :-) ok ask if you want)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
ESPN reported the football players were receiving and PERFORMING oral sex.

I highly doubt they were peforming oral sex on the strippers. They aren't called the Viqueens for nothing.

33 posted on 10/13/2005 4:34:36 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Moral Hazard
" Nobody who has had sex should be allowed to play in the NFL!

Its not just about the sex...

This was a public boat in a public place with a crew of young adults that we exposed to this behavior... Professional football players doing this in public is a morally reprehensible act...It would be a different story if it were on a private craft of one of the players on a private lake.

What would you suggest we tolerate next watching them rape the cheerleaders on the sideline...

That is where the kind of logic that you have displayed leads... (unless of course you were being sarcastic in which case you should include a sarcasm tag at that end of the line.)

34 posted on 10/13/2005 4:36:14 PM PDT by Americanwolf (I Served proudly.... how dare you tell me I have no convictions...)
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To: VRWCmember
Local cruise boat company upset over Vikings cruise
35 posted on 10/13/2005 4:39:20 PM PDT by knuthom
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To: rintense

The whole thing was depraved and disgusting. And on top of it all, the poor boat employees who found themselves in a horrific situation. I think the players should be cut. They are animals. No, worse than animals. At least animals don't rent a boat and subject innocent bystanders to despicable things.


36 posted on 10/13/2005 4:40:10 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: Americanwolf
Wait a minute- you mean this was a public boat like a sightseeing boat??
37 posted on 10/13/2005 4:40:36 PM PDT by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: fat city

Yes, these are public boats that are rented by companies for employee parties, or by people who are having a wedding reception, that type of thing. Public boats. Public lake. Public employees on the boats.


38 posted on 10/13/2005 4:43:28 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: don'tbedenied; Moral Hazard
No you've understated the horror. They were drinking and had sex, can you imagine the depravity?

Vikings fans, are ya?

39 posted on 10/13/2005 4:43:37 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Can you guess who is stalking me on FreeRepublic?)
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To: fat city

Yes it was....

it was not a private boat. The players PAID to be on it.


40 posted on 10/13/2005 4:43:44 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (yes I am back. Don't ask.... :-) ok ask if you want)
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To: rintense

Funny...but believe it.


41 posted on 10/13/2005 4:44:20 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: fat city
Al and Alma's are popular dinner cruise/sightseeing boats on Lake Minnetonka. They are usually opened to the public but can be rented for private functions. Staffing is 75-80% high school and college students. From what I've read this was a private charter not a public cruise. The lake is usually very crowded in the evenings with boaters enjoying the sunset.AWB
42 posted on 10/13/2005 4:44:54 PM PDT by Americanwolfsbrother (Don't hate on someone for using their mind.)
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To: MikeinIraq

Randy loved his bad boy image. Was he the smartest kid on the block? Probably not, but he also wasn't the worst behavior on the team. He just got noticed most because he was actually a good player.

Stupid but good.


43 posted on 10/13/2005 4:45:33 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: terilyn

You tell them, terilyn. People who don't "get it" are either hopelessly stupid, or just hopelessly sick.


44 posted on 10/13/2005 4:46:09 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Can you guess who is stalking me on FreeRepublic?)
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To: terilyn

yeah but now he is in Oakland, has easily the highest selling jersey in YEARS and maybe ever, and he is able to be the focal point of an offense that tends to put up points in bunches.


45 posted on 10/13/2005 4:46:45 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (yes I am back. Don't ask.... :-) ok ask if you want)
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To: terilyn

But...it wasn't my daughter, she wouldn't be involved in this scenario---willing participants were.


46 posted on 10/13/2005 4:46:51 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

definitely! funny


47 posted on 10/13/2005 4:47:52 PM PDT by conservativebabe (proud to be a vitriolic hyperconservative)
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To: Rudder

No, the young teenaged female employees on the boat were NOT willing participants. If I was one of them, I would be traumatized. Maybe I'm just not used to seeing people perform sex acts in public.


48 posted on 10/13/2005 4:48:23 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: Rudder

Just because you are an employee of a company does not make you a willing participant in this kind of activity.


49 posted on 10/13/2005 4:48:39 PM PDT by Americanwolf (I Served proudly.... how dare you tell me I have no convictions...)
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To: Abigail Adams

A horrible situation that they couldn't walk away from.

Fortunately the players and their toys were too busy to notice the boats were headed back to the dock.

At that point their handlers/babysitters/chauffers hauled them off the boats and told them to get in the cars...the party's over dude.


50 posted on 10/13/2005 4:49:14 PM PDT by terilyn
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