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  1. Cousin Walter

    Saints facing "biggest discipline yet" for COVID violations

    Never forget that the punishment the Pats got for the 2007 incident that Eric Mancini reported was conditional based on making the playoffs. A second rounder if they didn't make the playoffs and a first rounder if they did. That was the moment I knew Goodell was full of it.
  2. Cousin Walter

    NFL Coaching Carousel

    This is insightful, but I find it questionable to attribute draft success to the Pats drafting Ted Larsen, who's only played for other teams and not them. Why give NE credit for drafting a guy only to waive him at the end of camp, not realizing what they have? It's a worse outcome than...
  3. Cousin Walter

    Patricia to Rejoin Staff

    Why would BB give a shit about an assistant coach's salary? It's not like it counts against the cap. It just comes out of Kraft's money.
  4. Cousin Walter

    So can SoSH talk about Deflategate again?

    What always got to me was the fact that they were heating the footballs earlier in the year in Minnesota and the NFL simply sent out a memo to say don't do that. https://www.nfl.com/news/nfl-to-remind-teams-not-to-warm-footballs-0ap3000000437309
  5. Cousin Walter

    Confessions of a Confused Brady Follower

    It would be a lot easier to root for Brady if Antonio Brown was not on the team with him.
  6. Cousin Walter

    Pats' 2021 opponents

    Monday night games aren't really based on ratings draw since the move from ABC to ESPN. No one thought November's Pats-Jets game would be good to begin with, as an example.
  7. Cousin Walter

    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    Why was Brady's response to post a pathetic Colts banner from six years after Dungy retired? Surely there are plenty of pathetic Colts banners from Dungy's tenure as coach.
  8. Cousin Walter

    2021 Draft: Tank for Trevor - Can NE do it?

    If the Jets are a win over the Jags for first overall, should the Pats tank the week 17 game on purpose so Lawrence isn't in the division for the next 15 years? Not that BB would not try to win.
  9. Cousin Walter

    2021-2028 Pats: Is Bill the man for the Re-Billed?

    How much does the new playoff format affect these things? We have not seen the effects yet, but with only one first-round bye per conference, all but the top seed in the AFC will be at a disadvantage. 50% of the Pats' championships came when they were the top seed. It seems like the degree of...
  10. Cousin Walter

    Bad Coaching Hires

    Dave Campo to the Cowboys - never seemed like he had credentials to be anything special at the time of hiring, not exactly the kind of guy to boost season ticket purchases Most of the guys who got hired going into the 2006 season I was very skeptical of: Rod Marinelli - Lions Scott Linehan -...
  11. Cousin Walter

    MLB umpire Brian O'Nora arrested in sex sting operation

    It's like Carlin said: Selling's legal. Fucking's legal. Why can't selling fucking be legal? It's no one's business how two or more consenting adults choose to live their lives and criminalizing such activity only drives it underground; it doesn't eliminate it.
  12. Cousin Walter

    White Sox hire Tony LaRussa as manager

    Maybe they will fire Hahn and lure Hawk Harrelson out of retirement to run the front office a second time.
  13. Cousin Walter

    Kraft One-Ups Brady’s Departure

    Roethlisberger was suspended without any sort of conviction but for owner personal conduct, the punishment should at worst mirror the Irsay punishment. No way should this affect the on-field product. I say "should" but we are talking about a spineless stooge for 31 rich old men who hate the Pats.
  14. Cousin Walter

    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29550521/former-49ers-player-dana-stubblefield-found-guilty-rape 1997 Defensive Player of the Year Dana Stubblefield convicted of raping a developmentally disabled person. He was camp fodder in '04 for the Pats. Awful story.
  15. Cousin Walter

    2020 Pats: Bengals Coach Implies Patriots Taping Play Signals

    Why does no journalist really get to the bottom of how this was handled and actually ask some tough questions. Why did this take over six months to resolve? Why are infractions like this punished more harshly than Ravens and Seahawks repeated practice shenanigans? How does this compare to the...
  16. Cousin Walter

    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    Isn't the spreading out of signing bonuses for cap purposes limited to five years?
  17. Cousin Walter

    The Rosen Thread

    People seem to forget that Sam Bradford fetches a 1st rounder a week before the start of the 2016 season. It's possible an injury in the preseason forces a team to make a desperation trade better than anything ARI has been offered so far.
  18. Cousin Walter

    It's too bad we don't have a Packers thread

    2011 Packers were dead last in defense. (The Super Bowl-losing Pats were 31st.) http://www.espn.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/total/position/defense/year/2011
  19. Cousin Walter

    The Value of Belichick

    '09 was a trade down that led to Chung. Spygate was '08.