Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    singersp's Avatar
    singersp is offline PPO Newshound
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    52,262

    NFL preseason is extortion

    [size=13pt]NFL preseason is extortion[/size]

    02:51 AM CDT on Saturday, September 1, 2007


    Frank Luksa
    dallasnews.com


    Pardon me while I rant to no effect as usual.

    What I'm sore about for the 25th or so year in a row was illustrated by what went on Thursday night in Minnesota. The Cowboys and Vikings performed something that was neither a preseason game nor an exhibition. It was less than both.



    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

  2. #2
    singersp's Avatar
    singersp is offline PPO Newshound
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    52,262

    Re: NFL preseason is extortion

    Obviously this putz still can't grasp the concept that preseason games are meant for evaluating newly acquired draft picks to adequetly make the correct roster cuts & at the same time, give the starters & newly acquired FA's a little playing time to get them used to playing together as a team & iron the rust off from the offseason.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

  3. #3
    snowinapril's Avatar
    snowinapril is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    13,404

    Re: NFL preseason is extortion

    There was similar sentiment in an article that was in the Preseason injuries thread.

    We could evaluate talent in scrimmages, but then they wouldn't be able to line up 60,000 ticket holders and take their money.
    I don't care either way!

    The preseason has always been about business right.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but like the NBA, the NFL used to (NBA still does) parade the teams around outlying communities to gain the popularity and fan base of the local team.

    Wikipedia Ref:
    The Minnesota Vikings played their first game, an exhibition against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 5, 1961, at Howard Wood Field. Legendary local football coach, Bob Burns, promoted the game.

Similar Threads

  1. Bernard Berrian the victim of alleged extortion
    By kevoncox in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 01:50 AM
  2. HD Extortion
    By snowinapril in forum General NFL Discussion
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 10-06-2009, 06:05 PM
  3. Giants Coach Extortion Bust
    By Prophet in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-14-2008, 02:18 PM
  4. Pacman paid 'extortion' cash to to man accused in Vegas shooting
    By singersp in forum General NFL Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-25-2008, 08:24 AM
  5. Tom Cruise Extortion Plot
    By Prophet in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-27-2007, 08:06 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •