Riff Raff wrote:sunbone wrote:Riff Raff wrote:gopherguy13 wrote:Sean Payton suspended for 1 year
Gregg Williams suspended indefinitely
Mickey Loomis suspended for 8 games
Saints lose two 2nd round draft picks
Saints fined $500,000
Sweet.... since this all started to come to light because of the Farve mauling in the NFC Championship, we get the Colts in the Super Bowl now , right?....or is this another f*** you to the Minnesota sports fan?
Let's change the MLB coinflip rule the year after the Twins got screwed.....Let's change the NFL overtime rule the year after the Vikes got screwed......Let's just say "sorry " to Vikes fans that after losing to a team that was proven to be using a illegal bounty system which explains the high rate of illegal hits on our QB in that game (and if you recall one of those hits directly resulted in a INT on said play).....we'll suspend some coaches and a GM. oh, and take a couple of draft picks and some cash. Everyone's happy, right?
They brokes the rules -they cheated - they should vacate. Just like when , once again, MN sports fans got screwed because our only NCAA hoops FF run ever got vacated.....mostly because we can't even cheat correctly.
I like an anti-Minnesota conspiracy as much as the next guy. But bounties have been going on since before face masks. Now somebody was actually dumb enough to talk about it and Goodell had to act.
Totally correct Sun - the NFL did what they had to do, and probably the only thing they could do. I mean, it's not like they could replay the game (or could they? ).....but my point is once again this jilted fan base takes another shot in the nuts. I hate my teams losing, but I know losing is part of being a fan. But this sick reoccurring theme of heartbreaking loses followed up by leagues changing rules that effected said loses, or teams being caught cheating after said loses just won't go away....
The real question is why didn't the refs call some of those blatant late hits when during the year you can't even fart near a QB.