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  2. NFL Week 3

    Again, as I've said before, it's always subject to any sort of state statute or what's in the CBA. My guess is that the NFL CBA doesn't say anything specifically about it one way or the other, although I wouldn't be surprised if it did, since the same law firms/lawyers generally draft all the CBAs for all the sports leagues and it might be boilerplate at this point. Even so, the CBA didn't say anything specifically about domestic abuse or deflating footballs, but there are catch-all provisions that allow the commissioner to do whatever he wants.
  3. The Devils Uniforms

    They got a new head for him, it's a bit different than the previous one, his tongue is red now, some different shapes in the face too. I noticed it on Saturday when I was there.
  4. GDT: 9/25/17 NJ Devils @ Senators @ PEI @ Hockeyville

    I love that top 6 and putting Henrique on the third line. Blandisi-Henrique-Hayes would be a pretty decent third line this year
  5. GDT: 9/25/17 NJ Devils @ Gorton's Fishermen

    Since this is gonna be televised (thanks Tri ) I will make a thread for this, LGD Gibbons - Blandisi - Hayes Pietila - McLeod - Noesen Wood - Kearns - Lappin Thomson - Rooney - Speers Strait - Severson Kapla - Jacobs White/Dyblenko - Lovejoy Kinkaid Wedgewood
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    Re: what you mentioned about the NBA- it's actually in their CBA that players have to stand for the anthem- that's why fines and suspensions were able to be doled out by the league with regard to not standing. The NFL owners, even if they wanted to discipline players for this, can't do it because it's not written into the CBA that players have to stand for the anthem. If there are certain NFL owners that want that to change, they best bring it to the negotiating table in a couple years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The Devils Uniforms

    Looks like he's wearing a t-shirt instead of a jersey.
  8. GDT: 9/25/17 NJ Devils @ Senators @ PEI @ Hockeyville

    Both games are supposed to be televised, and neither game will be blacked out. This game starts at 6 PM EST.
  9. LGD, not sure if it's worth making a thread for the other game since it wont be televised, but here's the lineup for squad tonight in PEI Hall - Zacha - Palmieri Johansson - Hischier - Stafford Gignac - Henrique - Bratt Kujawinski - Coleman - Bastian Greene - Santini Loov - Butcher Mueller - Prout Schneider Blackwood
  10. NFL Week 3

    I agree with everything you said, except for blaming players for being disrespectful during the national anthem. I do blame them for that, I vehemently disapprove of it, and it shows their ignorance and pettiness. It reveals their belief that Trump (or any President for that matter) is somehow the country. And frankly, it shows their ignorance of how Trump, against all probablity, became the President in the first place, and no, it is not connected to anything liberals claim it is. It shows the NFL's hypocrisy in its claim that it's somehow committed to free speech, which it is not and never has been. So for the time being, I'm going to do something more productive with my time, like read a book, instead of supporting their silly "look at me" protest. If it were me, I would have done what the NBA did, and I would have started fining and suspending players who were disrespectful during the national anthem, the second it happened. If you want to go off on your twitter page or whatever, that's fine, although we, as any private employer, reserve the right to discipline you if you say something that's way out of line and otherwise bad for business. Way out of line would not include criticizing the President, but it might include wearing a Fidel Castro t-shirt. Communist dictators are just as loathsome as fascist dictators.
  11. NFL Week 3

    It's okay. You can just admit that I'm right and you're wrong. I know it may hurt, but I think you'll live. [emoji57] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. The Devils Uniforms

    For me, it really depends on the viewing angle (I still get a bit of the "eeeeeeeew" feeling when I see them head-on). The best way I can put is that even though I'll always prefer the outgoing design (there isn't any aspect of the new one that I'd take over the old), I'm getting used to the new one more quickly than I thought. It's funny, already when I look at older footage the "old" shoulder yokes seem so much wider than I remember...kind of shows how quickly I'm getting used to the chopped yoke. I really want to see what they look like on fans attending games.
  13. NFL Week 3

    I'm well aware that a private employer can do whatever they see fit- free speech doesn't guarantee no consequences or that you keep your job for protesting or expressing a certain opinion on company time. You can protest or speak your mind, but it doesn't mean you won't be disciplined by an employer if you do it on their time. I loathe Curt Schilling and his views, but I'd die for his right to express them. ESPN reserved the right to can him because of what he said, right or wrong, because ESPN is a private business. ESPN is also liberal when it comes to politics, so they're more likely to fire someone like Schilling for expressing his views than say, Jemele Hill. Is that right? No, I don't believe it is. But that's the world we live in. I'll bet if I worked at Fox News and told Sean Hannity that he's a fvcking POS and that the President is an unrepentant dipsh!t who should be impeached the minute its first possible, I'd probably be fired. And for the record, I'd also die for your right to express the views you just did, regardless of how much I disagree with them. The POTUS is entitled to his stupid, ignorant, misguided opinion on this matter as much as the next person. However, his remarks were not becoming of someone in his position. He's done nothing but divide. The fact that several owners who supported Trump saw fit to condemn his comments and stand arm-in-arm with their players should tell you just how out of line Trump was to say what he said. And after being called a bunch of SOB's by the leader of the free world for trying to bring attention to an issue (police brutality, which is what the spirit of this whole thing was supposed to be about), I don't blame any player that took a knee or a seat on the bench to, in essence, tell Trump to go fvck himself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. The Devils Uniforms

    I think it is because he is not wearing his usual red jersey.
  15. NFL Week 3

    You and Trump definitely have one thing in common, it's always, always about him.
  16. The Devils Uniforms

    I was thinking the same thing when I saw this, can't put my finger on it exactly but his face looks cartoonier to me now. Almost like a Devoji. ...Wait
  17. NFL Week 3

    You know you've won an argument when someone just calls you a racist, it's the corollary to Godwin's Law. In any event, below are some simple questions to see if you really understand the First Amendment or the concept of free speech. Does an employer have the right to fire an employee he finds out is a neo-Nazi, notwithstanding the fact that the First Amendment unconditionally gives that employee the right to be a neo-Nazi? Was ESPN wrong to fire Curt Schilling for his speech, or more precisely was it illegal for them to do so? Same question for James Damore and Google? Did Stephen Ross have any right to discipline one of his employees for something he wrote on Twitter? If you believe in the concept of free speech to the extent you claim you do, the content of the speech or the individuals I'm naming should be irrelevant, but somehow it always is. As Nat Hentoff said, free speech for me, but not for thee. And for the record, I have always despised Trump, even when people thought him to be this iconoclastic businessman. I thought so little of him that I brought myself to praise that no-talent hack Rosie O'Donnell when she was one of the few celebrities who realized it before it was fashionable to say so. He is grossly unqualified to run a lemonade stand, much less be the President. However, I appreciate and know enough about this country, the Constitution and our system of government in general to know that even someone like Trump can do very little damage on his own, the only exception (obviously a big one) of starting a nuclear war.
  18. NFL Week 3

    Guess what- even Kraft- one of Trump's biggest butt boy supporters, said he was out of line. When you call black football players SOB's but don't denounce nazis, you're a piece of sh!t. And I would've done the same thing- you're gonna call me an SOB? Go fvck yourself. I'll kneel on both fvcking knees just to shove it in your face. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  20. NFL Week 3

    The government did not punish anything and could not punish anything. Trump, as any President or person is allowed to do, expressed an opinion about what owners should do with players like Kaepernick. If the NFL decided, for instance, not to allow Trump to attend games or to encourage teams not to accept invitations to the White House, I wouldn't have had a problem with it and probably would have supported it. But instead they encouraged their players to be disrespectful to the country, and express their solidarity with a loathsome individual like Kaepernick. And the idea that it has nothing to do with Kaepernick or his beliefs is like a guy who does a Hitler salute saying he doesn't hate Jewish people, he's just being pro-German.
  21. The Devils Uniforms

    Is it just the uniform or does NJ Devil look completely different in this photo?
  22. NFL Week 3

    No, you're a moron... You're ignorant. You're probably racist. You know nothing of what you speak. And I've forgotten more about free speech and the right to protest than you could ever hope to know. You think you're the smartest guy in the room, but every time you say something, you sound dumber than you did the time before. Go lick Trump's balls some more. You're an embarrassment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. NFL Week 3

    No actually, you're the one that's ignorant and stupid, and it starts with your belief that this has something to do with free speech or a right to protest. I know you don't believe any of that because, despite your new found respect for a "right to protest" (a concept you don't really understand) you could have cared less when ESPN fired Curt Schilling for what he said and probably supported it, or Google firing one of it's employees for his political speech and so forth. Or you didn't bat an eye when Ross sent one of his players to mandatory PC reeducation when the player tweeted that he was grossed out by two men kissing. In the same way, you'd be demanding that a player be cut immediately if he had a Confederate flag decal on his car, and didn't immediately grovel in penance, or something like that. Or, I imagine that you wouldn't have really cared if the Bruins disciplined Tim Thomas for not going to the White House because it was Obama that was the President at the time. So you don't really believe in free speech, you just believe in speech you agree with. And there was a time when teams did something about it. The NBA fined a player (something Abdul Raif) in the late 90s for not standing during the national anthem. The NFL should have done the exact same thing when Kaepernick started his "look at me" bullsh!t. I know a lot more about the First Amendment and history in general than you and these largely illiterate football players. But hey, so long as they say how much they hate cops and Trump (I don't like Trump either, but saying how much you hate Trump isn't really a brave stance to take despite what left wing navel gazers say) and maybe even say how much they love Communist dictators, they can go on raping, killing, and beating their kids, wives and girlfriends. None of that sh!t seems to animate them, but when their wittle wittle feewings were hurt they decide to get all political and stuff. So here goes, the NFL and individual teams, subject to whatever is contained in the collective bargaining agreement and maybe some statutes in particular states, have a right to discipline their players for their speech. It's not particularly controversial if you take the position that you, if you owned a business, could fire an employee you discovered was active on neo-Nazi websites. You never had a problem with the concept until now apparently. And I am upset that virtually all of the players (who seem to have zero self awareness in not recognizing how fvcked up they are as a group) and owners are condoning outwardly unpatriotic and disloyal gestures that were started by a guy who, yes, supports the murder of police officers and who hypocritically and disgustingly supports Communist dictatorships. And I've decided that I'm not supporting it anymore.
  24. NFL Week 3

    My personal beef with the whole thing is just that Has. What is this all about in the first place? I think whenever anyone has a movement, and\or protest that engulfs an entire country.. that can potentially be extremely dangerous, and create a dystopian groupthink environment. I agree, America is far from perfect.. and there are issue's we need to address with solutions at hand. But it's difficult to listen with an open mind when the leader of all this wore socks with pigs dressed as law enforcement.. and said he wasn't going to vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in last years election, because they were both racists. When you kick-start your mantra in the light.. people become very defensive, and won't listen (or don't want to listen) to whatever it is that you were trying to illustrate in the first place. Furthermore.. is it pragmatic to coalesce every single sentiment that's being played out here? By my count you have 3 main issues as play: #1)The 1st Amendment Right\Free Speech. #2)Whatever the issue(s) the players are\were protesting to begin with. (BLM, Cops, etc) #3)The players\owners who are protesting being told that they have limited first amendment rights. I think all these issues seemingly being combined is what's causing immense conflict and frustration with people. You can't have clear conversations anymore.. and now the entire crusade has seemingly been reduced to yet another Anti-Trump Cliche. When you say: "free speech should be non-negotiable" --I think the main issue people take with that is: Even with free speech, there are limitations in the workplace. Yes..... under the constitution, I have the right to go into work tomorrow and walk around the office with one fist up in the air to demonstrate if I wanted to. I have the right to continually repeat "Fvck the Police" if I wanted to. Equally.. my company would be in the right handing me a letter of termination. Because despite free speech.. there's a code of conduct to adhere to at the workplace. That behavior isn't allowed. Many people have countered me with: "well.. it's allowed in the NFL" --the problem is, it isn't. The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. Under United States Code 36, USC ยง 301 the behavior you're seeing from some players protesting is not allowed.. and could result in "fines, suspensions, and\or disciplinary action" from the league. The NFL is not enforcing this.. and for whatever reason you may want to think.. THAT is what people want clarity on. Regarding the Jimmy Kimmel's having to "stay in their lane" and keep away from political topics.. again, I think moderation is called for. There's quite a difference between staying off topic, and beating a dead horse. Why does it always have to be one extreme or the other in this country. I know it's been common practice to take shots and joke about the President and politics for the past hundred years. But when you get to the point when every single time you turn on late night talk.. or go to a broadway show.. or watch sports.. or watch an award show.. this is continually being force fed and jammed down your throat. There is no longer a place for someone to escape anymore. The result is a paradigm shift transpiring before our very eyes. Is there a coincidence that talk show revenue is down? Or that NFL ratings are down? Or that the Emmy's broke records with their lowest ratings in history? At the end of the day, I don't know what to think anymore. I think my confusion is shared by many. I just know that I'm extremely thankful to be an American, and to live in this great country. Despite all it's flaws.
  25. The Devils Uniforms

    Went to the game on Saturday. Took me a whole 3 minutes to get used to the new jerseys. After that I had to remind myself these were different.
  26. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    fvck Harvey. deGrom does the unthinkable...actually goes over 200 IP. He did run a little hot and cold, but there's three outings that really blew up his ERA (on 5/31, 6/6, and 9/5...a combined 21 ER in 11.2 IP)...take those three games out, and his ERA for the season is 2.75. Look, of course all of the games count, but he wasn't a guy who was consistently giving up 3-4 ER (as an ERA of 3.53 might lead one to believe)...he allowed 2 ER or less in 18 out of 31 starts (Mets went 13-5 in those games). One of those seasons that depending on how one chooses to look at it, he was probably a little better than his numbers show (and of course, it's not like the Mets' putrid D ever helped him out much).
  27. NFL Week 3

    As far as actual on-the-field gameplay goes...what the hell got into the 'Skins yesterday? They held the Raiders to 128 yards, and a chunk of that came in complete garbage time at the end of the game...and the 10 points that the Raiders did manage to score were set up by a pair of Redskin miscues. One of the most impressive defensive displays I've seen in quite sometime...they never let up at all. Ditto Jacksonville with their across-the-pond curbstomping of Baltimore. Was a surreal kind of day on a lot of levels yesterday.
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