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    Bortles vs. Maziel vs. Bridgewater

    How do you know whether he blew anything. Including Bieber. Just because the guy with the cellphone didn't get Johnny in the act doesn't mean it didn't

    tastywaves Today, 10:19 AM Go to last post

    Bortles vs. Maziel vs. Bridgewater

    Not sure why you need to compare the two. Josh is getting his, most likely suspended for the year. Definitely fighting his own personal demons and

    tastywaves Today, 10:16 AM Go to last post

    The Norv Turner effect - Good luck Vikings!

    This blogger is trolling for clicks.

    smegmavike Today, 09:19 AM Go to last post

    The Norv Turner effect - Good luck Vikings!

    Wow someone has some serious issues with Turner..... lol

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    Violation First Offense Second Offense
    Excessive Profanity; other Unsportsmanlike Conduct (e.g., toward opponent(s), game personnel, fans, etc. $7,500 $10,000
    Taunting $7,500 $10,000
    Football Into Stands $5,000 $10,000

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    We get a lot of questions about what the Player Conduct Policy for the NFL looks like; we were forwarded a copy for review. See it now:

    All persons associated with the NFL are required to avoid "conduct
    detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football
    League." This requirement applies to players, coaches, other team employees,
    owners, game officials and all others privileged to work in the National Football
    For many years, it has been well understood that rules promoting lawful,
    ethical, and responsible conduct serve the interests of the League, its players, and
    fans. Illegal or irresponsible conduct does more than simply tarnish the offender. It
    puts innocent people at risk, sullies the reputation of others involved in the game,
    and undermines public respect and support for the NFL.
    Standard of Conduct:
    While criminal activity is clearly outside the scope of permissible conduct,
    and persons who engage in criminal activity will be subject to discipline, the
    standard of conduct for persons employed in the NFL is considerably higher. It is
    not enough simply to avoid being found guilty of a crime. Instead, as an employee
    of the NFL or a member club, you are held to a higher standard and expected to
    conduct yourself in a way that is responsible, promotes the values upon which the
    League is based, and is lawful.
    Persons who fail to live up to this standard of conduct are guilty of conduct
    detrimental and subject to discipline, even where the conduct itself does not result
    in conviction of a crime. Discipline may be imposed in any of the following
    ? Criminal offenses including, but not limited to, those involving: the use or
    threat of violence; domestic violence and other forms of partner abuse; theft
    and other property crimes; sex offenses; obstruction or resisting arrest;
    disorderly conduct; fraud; racketeering; and money laundering;
    ? Criminal offenses relating to steroids and prohibited substances, or
    substances of abuse;
    ? Violent or threatening behavior among employees, whether in or outside the
    Possession of a gun or other weapon in any workplace setting, including but
    not limited to stadiums, team facilities, training camp, locker rooms, team
    planes, buses, parking lots, etc., or unlawful possession of a weapon outside
    of the workplace;
    ? Conduct that imposes inherent danger to the safety and well being of
    another person; and
    ? Conduct that undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the
    NFL, NFL clubs, or NFL players.
    Evaluation, Counseling and Treatment:
    Apart from any disciplinary action, any person arrested, charged or
    otherwise appearing to have engaged in conduct prohibited under this policy will be
    required to undergo a formal clinical evaluation. Based on the results of that
    evaluation, the person may be encouraged or required to participate in an education
    program, counseling or other treatment deemed appropriate by health professionals.
    The evaluation and any resulting counseling or treatment are designed to provide
    assistance and are not considered discipline; however, the failure to comply with
    this portion of the policy shall itself constitute a separate and independent basis for
    Upon learning of conduct that may give rise to discipline, the League will
    direct an investigation, which may include interviews and information gathering
    from medical, law enforcement, and other relevant professionals. The League will
    promptly advise the NFLPA of any investigation of a player, as well as of the results
    of the investigation. As appropriate, the employee will also have the opportunity,
    represented by counsel and/or a union official, to address the conduct at issue.
    Upon conclusion of the investigation, the Commissioner will have full authority to
    impose discipline as warranted.
    Discipline may take the form of fines, suspension, or banishment from the
    League and may include a probationary period and conditions that must be satisfied
    prior to or following reinstatement. The specifics of the disciplinary response will
    be based on the nature of the incident, the actual or threatened risk to the
    participant and others, any prior or additional misconduct (whether or not criminal
    charges were filed), and other relevant factors.
    Unless the case involves significant bodily harm, a first offense will generally
    not result in discipline until there has been a disposition of the proceeding (or until
    the investigation is complete in the case of employee or workplace misconduct).
    With respect to subsequent violations, the Commissioner may impose
    discipline on an expedited basis for persons who have been assigned a probationary
    period. In such cases, the timing and nature of the discipline will be determined by
    the Commissioner based on several factors including but not limited to: the severity
    of the initial charge and later charge; the facts underlying the later charge; the
    length of time between the initial offense and later charge; and the player or
    employee's compliance with counseling and other programs. Following the final
    disposition of the charge, the employee will be eligible to apply for prompt
    reinstatement under appropriate circumstances.
    Hearing Rights:
    Following the imposition of discipline, the affected person will have the right
    to a prompt hearing, per Article XI of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the
    NFL Constitution and Bylaws, to be conducted by the Commissioner or his
    designee. In cases involving players, the NFLPA will be entitled to participate in the
    Any person suspended indefinitely or for at least one year may seek
    reinstatement beginning one month prior to the one-year anniversary of the
    suspension. As part of his consideration of the application for reinstatement from a
    player, the Commissioner will seek the views of the NFLPA, Player Advisory
    Council, and may consult medical, law enforcement, and other relevant
    Other Provisions:
    Covered Persons--This policy applies to all players under contract; all
    coaches; all game officials; all full-time employees of the NFL, NFL clubs, and all
    NFL-related entities; all rookie players once they are selected in the NFL college
    draft; and all undrafted rookie players, unsigned veterans who were under contract
    in the prior League Year, and other prospective employees once they commence
    negotiations with a club concerning employment. Clubs are strongly encouraged to
    communicate this policy to independent contractors and consultants and to make
    clear that violations of this policy will be grounds for terminating a business
    "Disposition of a Criminal Proceeding"--includes an adjudication of guilt or
    admission to a criminal violation; a plea to a lesser included offense; a plea of nolo
    contendere or no contest; or the acceptance of a diversionary program, deferred
    adjudication, disposition of supervision, or similar arrangements.
    "Probationary Period"-- Persons found to have violated this policy may as a
    condition of discipline be placed on a period of probation as determined by the
    Commissioner. If, during the period of probation, the person is involved in any
    incident that violates this policy, the Commissioner may at his discretion based on
    the nature of the original and subsequent incidents elect to take immediate
    disciplinary action and make any appropriate adjustments following a full
    investigation and resolution of the matter.
    Reporting of Incidents--The League must be advised promptly of any incident
    that may be a violation of this policy, and particularly when any conduct results in
    an arrest or other criminal charge. Players and club employees must report any
    such incident to the club, which must then report it to NFL Security at (800) NFL1099.
    Failure to report an incident will constitute conduct detrimental and will be
    taken into consideration in making disciplinary determination under this policy.
    Clubs are also required to report incidents that come to their attention.
    Assistance--Players and employees are encouraged to consult with their
    Player Development Directors or with the League's Player and Employee
    Development Department to obtain access to educational, counseling, and other
    programs and resources that will help in avoiding misconduct that may result in

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    Term Definition
    Chucking Warding off an opponent who is in front of a defender by contacting him with a quick extension of arm or arms, followed by the return of arm(s) to a flexed position, thereby breaking the original contact.
    Clipping Throwing the body across the back of an opponentís leg or hitting him from the back below the waist while moving up from behind unless the opponent is a runner or the action is in close line play.
    Close Line Play The area between the positions normally occupied by the offensive tackles, extending three yards on each side of the line of scrimmage. It is legal to clip above the knee
    Crackback Eligible receivers who take or move to a position more than two yards outside the tackle may not block an opponent below the waist if they then move back inside to block
    Dead Ball Ball not in play
    Double Foul A foul by each team during the same down.
    Down The period of action that starts when the ball is put in play and ends when it is dead.
    Encroachment When a player enters the neutral zone and makes contact with an opponent before the ball is snapped.
    Fair Catch An unhindered catch of a kick by a member of the receiving team who must raise one arm a full length above his head and wave his arm from side to side while the kick is in flight.
    Fat Turkey What Madden wants to give to Favre
    Foul Any violation of a playing rule.
    Free Kick A kickoff or safety kick. It may be a placekick, dropkick, or punt, except a punt may not be used on a kickoff following a touchdown, successful field goal, or to begin each half or overtime period. A tee cannot be used on a fair-catch or safety kick.
    Fumble The loss of possession of the ball while running with it.
    Game Clock Scoreboard game clock
    Impetus The action of a player that gives momentum to the ball.
    Live Ball A ball legally free kicked or snapped. It continues in play until the down ends.
    Loose Ball A live ball not in possession of any player.
    Muff The touching of a loose ball by a player in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain possession.
    Neutral Zone The space the length of a ball between the two scrimmage lines. The offensive team and defensive team must remain behind their end of the ball.
    Exception: The offensive player who snaps the ball.
    Offside A player is offside when any part of his body is beyond his scrimmage or free kick line when the ball is snapped or kicked.
    Own Goal The goal a team is guarding
    Pigskin Pigskin is actually the football. The name is derived from the original makings of the football itself. Bacon anyone?
    Play Clock 40/25 second clock.
    Pocket Area Applies from a point two yards outside of either offensive tackle and includes the tight end if he drops off the line of scrimmage to pass protect. Pocket extends longitudinally behind the line back to offensive teamís own end line.
    Possession When a player controls the ball throughout the act of clearly touching both feet, or any other part of his body other than his hand(s), to the ground inbounds.
    Post-Possession Foul A foul by the receiving team that occurs after a ball is legally kicked from scrimmage prior to possession changing. The ball must cross the line of scrimmage and the receiving team must retain possession of the kicked ball.
    Punt A kick made when a player drops the ball and kicks it while it is in flight.
    Safety The situation in which the ball is dead on or behind a teamís own goal if the impetus comes from a player on that team. Two points are scored for the opposing team
    Shift The movement of two or more offensive players at the same time before the snap.
    Striking The act of swinging, clubbing, or propelling the arm or forearm in contacting an opponent.
    Sudden Death The continuation of a tied game into sudden death overtime in which the team scoring first (by safety, field goal, or touchdown) wins.
    Touchback When a ball is dead on or behind a teamís own goal line, provided the impetus came from an opponent and provided it is not a touchdown or a missed field goal.
    Touchdown When any part of the ball, legally in possession of a player inbounds, breaks the plane of the opponentís goal line, provided it is not a touchback
    Unsportsmanlike Conduct Any act contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship

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    Club Stadium Capacity Surface Built
    Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium 70,107 Grass 1997
    Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium 73,967 AstroPlay 1973
    Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium 65,515 Synthetic 2000
    Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium 73,300 Grass 1999
    Denver Broncos INVESCO Field at Mile High 76,125 Grass 2001
    Houston Texans Reliant Stadium 71,054 Grass 2002
    Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium 63,000 FieldTurf 2008
    Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field 67,164 Grass 1995
    Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 79,451 Grass 1972
    Miami Dolphins SunLife Stadium 76,100 Grass (PAT) 1987
    New England Gillette Stadium 68,756 Grass 2002
    New York Jets MetLife Stadium 82,566 FieldTurf 2010
    Oakland Raiders McAfee Coliseum 63,132 Grass 1966
    Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field 65,000 Grass 2001
    San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 70,000 Grass 1967
    Tennessee Titans LP Field 69,143 Grass 1999


    Club Stadium Capacity Surface Built
    Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix 65,000 Grass 2006
    Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome 71,228 FieldTurf 1992
    Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium 73,298 Grass 1996
    Chicago Bears Soldier Field 61,500 Grass 1924
    Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium 80,000 Matrix 2009
    Detroit Lions Ford Field 64,500 FieldTurf 2002
    Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field 72,928 Grass 1957
    Minnesota Vikings Mall of America Field 64,121 FieldTurf 1982
    New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome 65,000 AstroTurf 1975
    New York Giants MetLife Stadium 82,566 FieldTurf 2010
    Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field 68,400 Grass 2003
    St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome 66,000 FieldTurf 1995
    San Francisco 49ers Monster Park 69,732 Grass 1958
    Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field 67,000 FieldTurf 2002
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium 65,908 Grass 1998
    Washington Redskins FedExField 91,704 Grass 1997

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    At Purplepride, we will be joining together with Game ON! and other great Vikings communities and leaders to make another push for Jim Marshall to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Your support and word of mouth is priceless and appreciated.

    We have put together the facebook presence for the effort, we would appreciate you visiting and "liking" the page to keep up to date!


    This time, Vikings fans will be HEARD!

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    Eden Prairie, MN (February 4, 2012) - Former Vikings DE/LB Chris Doleman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. Chosen by the Hallís Board of Selectors, Doleman joins 10 former Vikings ...

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