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Old 02-02-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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As I'm sure you all are aware, Senator Spector (Republican from PA) wants Commisioner Goodell to testify about the Spygate thing regarding the Patriots. This is in additon to the Feds already sticking their nose into MLB and allegations of Steroid use.

I for one, hate the Patriots, their coach, their owner, their whole organization and believe that there was more to the whole thing from years past going back to their first Super Bowl.

With that said, I believe it's a NFL issue, not a government issue. I think it's absolutely REDICILOUS that these elected officials are wasting millions of tax payer dollars sticking their nose in things that are none of their business. I mean, aren't there more important issues for them to worry about. You got the Iraq war, Veteran benefits shortages, a possible recession, high energy costs, high unemployment, huge federal deficit, global warming, housing crisis, etc.... going on, and here they are worried about some Jack illegally videotaping other teams in the NFL and steroids use in the MLB. COME ON, do your freaking job, stop wasting tax payer dollars. I wonder how much that "Mitchel" report cost us. When did the government start worrying about Private Sports Leagues??

Just my two cents, I find it absolutely redicilous!! Any other opinions??

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Old 02-02-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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The senator should have done this back when Spygate was surfacing instead of waiting until super bowl weekend. as for steroids, well Im quite sick of that story. I wish they would just give it a rest.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Exactly! I can think of atleast 20 issues that are more important than Sports for the government to worry about. It's like a bad joke especially at such a crucial time in this country with the economy, the war and all the other issues going on. I just don't get it.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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Oh, did you happen to hear the news that the NFL wants to contact a former member of the Patriots video staff. He says he has tape that could be damaging to the team.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Oh, did you happen to hear the news that the NFL wants to contact a former member of the Patriots video staff. He says he has tape that could be damaging to the team.
Yes, I just saw it on ESPN News. Something about the Patriots videotaping the Rams' final walkthrough before the SuperBowl back in 01 or whatever. My question is, why bring up all this stuff a day before the SuperBowl? Why didn't they investigate all of this back in September? It gets wierder and wierder!!
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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As a huge Rams fan back then(Still am but they just haven't been as exctitng since "Greatest show on turf'')that loss was a tough pill to swallow. Since learning of spygate, I always wondered if they used those tricks in their past 3 superbowls. I cant say they did, but I wll always have suspicions that they did.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I also think it is ridiculous that they are investigating it now instead of when it happened, in September. The government also has more important things to do than sports.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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I can somewhat see the steriods and hgh because that is against the law, but I am not aware of a law against video taping signals in sports. If I lived in Pennslyvania I would be pretty angry that my rep. is focusing on this issue over others.

I agree that the fact that all this is coming out now is just kinda weird. It seems like anymore sports reporting is just either way overblown (Tom Brady's boot) or looking to take someone down (LT not playing in AFC championship). ESPN does not need to be Access Hollywood.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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Oh, did you happen to hear the news that the NFL wants to contact a former member of the Patriots video staff. He says he has tape that could be damaging to the team.
actually, he didn't say either way whether he does or does not have any tapes. But it shouldn't be overlooked that this guy was fired by the Patriots in 2003....possibly a disgruntled ex-employee
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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actually, he didn't say either way whether he does or does not have any tapes. But it shouldn't be overlooked that this guy was fired by the Patriots in 2003....possibly a disgruntled ex-employee
That might not be good news for the Pats.
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