NFL 2016-17 Thread

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  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    I'm surprised he didn't go with getting a Papa John's pizza in his stomach.
     


  2. Bhowie

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    lol holy shit romanowski was fucking nuts:

    "Romanowski has been involved in numerous altercations with both teammates and opponents. In 1995, while with the Eagles, he was ejected from a game — and subsequently fined $4,500 — for kicking Arizona Cardinals fullback Larry Centers in the head.[2]

    Two more incidents occurred during the 1997 season while he played for the Broncos: In the first, he was fined $20,000 after a helmet-to-helmet hit on then-Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins in a preseason game resulting in Collins sustaining a broken jaw;[2] in the second, Romanowski spat in the face of 49ers wide receiver J. J. Stokes in a regular-season game played in December on a Monday night in response to Stokes' taunting.[3] Two years later, while still with the Broncos, he was fined a total of $42,500 for three illegal hits plus a punch thrown at Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, and was also fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a football at Bryan Cox of the New York Jets, the ball hitting him in the crotch area.[4]

    In 2003, Romanowski attacked and injured one of his teammates, Marcus Williams, during a scrimmage. Williams, a backup tight end for the Oakland Raiders, was forced to retire after Romanowski confronted Williams after a play, ripped off his helmet, and crushed his eye socket with a punch.[5] Williams sued for damages of $3.4 million, arguing that Romanowski had been suffering from "roid rage" when he attacked him. This argument was later rejected by the judge on the grounds that Williams could not prove that Romanowski had actually used steroids on the same day as the attack. Williams was awarded $340,000. Williams was quoted as saying he and his lawyers "just wanted to prove what was right and wrong about football".[6]"
     


  3. Lord-Barrington

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    That guy was the embodiement of the dark side of football. A complete lunatic who justified his actions through a weird Darwinian "eat or be eaten" rationale.
     


  4. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    Bill was nuts but he was a winner. He won 4 super bowls which puts him tied for 2nd with Montana, Bradshaw, Vinatieri, and a few other players that I can't think of at the moment.
     


  5. Lord-Barrington

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    Agreed, but as long as there are others out there that won as much (or more) than you without being nuts, that just makes you.... well, nuts.

    I have a low opinion of athletes who had a clear intent to injure, even if they were "winners" (e.g. Romanowski, Scott Stevens, etc.)
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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    I wonder what Jonathan Martin would have thought about having Romo as a teammate :stirpot:
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    When is Bhowie going to make his avatar a pic of Romanowski?
     


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    Bill is Polak so he's cool.
     


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    As far as crazy people go, how about Ronnie Lott having his finger partially amputated when it wasn't healing in time for a game?
     
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    Ronnie Lott is an under the radar guy when it came to insane people who had clear intent to knock a person out of a game with a hit. He'd hit so hard, while leading with his shoulder, he'd knock himself out in the process.

    but as hard as he hit, the way he made those crushing hits is actually pretty textbook form and a good indicator of why he had a long career. didn't lead with his head, used his shoulder and the laws of physics for most of his tackles. OMG receivers had to be scared out of their fucking minds going down the middle against the niners back then.


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  12. Lord-Barrington

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    Good call. Lott was crazy,

    He was a definite "hit to hurt" player. He didn't try to take out knees but he wanted to knock guys out of games, no question.

    He was wayyy more together than Romanowski though.
     


  13. ethanm

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    Brian Dawkins was a little bit crazy too.

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    Dawkins was a totally different type of crazy than Romanowski. For example, he never ripped a teammates helmet off in practice, punched him in the face, and ended his career.

    Actually, I'd describe Dawkins more as extremely passionate/fired up than crazy. There is a difference.
     


  15. in stitches

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    so dawkins was a pussy. that is what you are trying to say?
     


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