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post #631 of 1663
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I'm surprised the NFL is still making the Chiefs play today.

My understanding was that the Chiefs took the initiative, telling the NFL they wanted to play the game.
post #632 of 1663
Realistically, there was no alternative except playing the game tomorrow and having two MNF games. How much of a difference is a day going to make? They certainly couldn't not play the game.
post #633 of 1663
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

If you have any faith in the decency of humanity, don't read the comments on the story at ESPN, because you will lose quite a bit of that faith. (Not sure if they've edited them, but right after the news came out it was pretty awful in there.)

Reading comments on ESPN stories will make you lose your faith in humanity in general.
post #634 of 1663
The Redskins played after the murder of Sean Taylor, which IMO was a much greater tragedy than Belcher's suicide. If Romeo Crennel is emotionally capable of coaching the game, the Chiefs should go ahead and play.
post #635 of 1663
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

My understanding was that the Chiefs took the initiative, telling the NFL they wanted to play the game.

what a horrible story.

this does not surprise me in the least. it also nauseates me. do you think you could coach or play in a football game so soon after seeing a friend/teammate blow their brains out? i certainly could not.

i also dont like when players play on the day of/after losing a parent. ffs, be with your family. i know the standard line is, "i know its what he/she would want me to do. im doing it for them...." but it still seems absurd to me. yes, you are a manly man, we get it. take the day off and be with your family. no one will think less of you. i mean, everyone has the right to grieve in their own way, but it seems awfully callous to me. ymmv.
post #636 of 1663
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Originally Posted by Reynard369 View Post

Realistically, there was no alternative except playing the game tomorrow and having two MNF games. How much of a difference is a day going to make? They certainly couldn't not play the game.

would it be impossible to push it off til midweek? a few days can make a big difference.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Reading comments on ESPN stories will make you lose your faith in humanity in general.

im not even going to. i can only imagine the stupidity that reveals itself there.
post #637 of 1663
My take on that is that people grieve in very different ways, so I'm very hesitant to judge. I can't imagine being in Romeo Crennel's shoes, though. I have no idea how I'd respond to that.
post #638 of 1663
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

would it be impossible to push it off til midweek? a few days can make a big difference.

No. Their bodies won't have enough time to recover for the next week's game. This is why you'll never see a team play a MNF and then a Thursday night in the same week. Pushing the game to Wed or Thurs would give the team a serious disadvantage for the next week's game.
post #639 of 1663
Rams and 49ers are both undefeated against their division this year. Looks like a case of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object. But the Rams are at home, celebrating their 75th anniversary, and wearing their royal blue and yellow throwbacks. I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict a Rams victory today.
post #640 of 1663
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

My take on that is that people grieve in very different ways, so I'm very hesitant to judge. I can't imagine being in Romeo Crennel's shoes, though. I have no idea how I'd respond to that.

yes, i understand that. and i am probably just imaging what it would be like for someone who would grieve like i would. its just odd to me. im sure to others, its not odd at all.
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

No. Their bodies won't have enough time to recover for the next week's game. This is why you'll never see a team play a MNF and then a Thursday night in the same week. Pushing the game to Wed or Thurs would give the team a serious disadvantage for the next week's game.

the whole thing is just a damn shame. there is really is no good option. best of luck to all involved. frown.gif
post #641 of 1663
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

My take on that is that people grieve in very different ways, so I'm very hesitant to judge. I can't imagine being in Romeo Crennel's shoes, though. I have no idea how I'd respond to that.

let me tell you, it ain't easy.
post #642 of 1663
when did we stop saying "Steve Smith has to make that catch" and now the accepted way of saying things is "if you're Steve Smith, you have to make that catch"...?

should I start saying this too? tomorrow I'm gonna go check on my staff members who are preparing our presentation for next Monday and say "well, if you're Sam, you need to start using Calibri font instead of Arial"
post #643 of 1663
If you're HRoi, you gotta start doing that.
post #644 of 1663
Peterson is a beast
post #645 of 1663
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Peterson is a beast

Just saw the Peterson run. wow.gif
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