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    What is it about female on male violence that always makes it a joke? You’d think it’s cause men are generally bigger, stronger and tougher, but if a WNBA player gave Kevin hart (or some other small guy you don’t have reasons to dislike) a pair of black eyes he’d still be the one getting roasted.
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    I just like reading about the "vigorous rubbing" that might affect ball inflation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProphetFlume View Post
    What is it about female on male violence that always makes it a joke?
    The joke here was purely on Dwayne Haskins being the fringe NFL talent making headlines for the wrong reasons again. I've not seen a positive Dwayne Haskins headline since he got drafted.

    Nothing to do with the altercation being with his wife. That's honestly the sad part of it, not the funny one.

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    Huh. MNF is going to have a second stream now on ESPN 2 & Plus with... Peyton and Eli as your hosts.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...00440941363203
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    lol, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are basically going to do a take over of Monday Night Football broadcasts on ESPN. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...00440941363203

    Going to guess instead of the tradional play by play & color guy, it;s the Manning brothers show start to finish, and they just get to talk about the game however they wish, without the restrictions of what have come to expect.

    This might actually change football commentating as we know it, or it will blow up spectacularly, hard to tell which. Definitely checking out the first broadcast to see what it's like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Huh. MNF is going to have a second stream now on ESPN 2 & Plus with... Peyton and Eli as your hosts.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...00440941363203
    I hope they also do the commercials and have them be live
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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    lol, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are basically going to do a take over of Monday Night Football broadcasts on ESPN. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...00440941363203

    Going to guess instead of the tradional play by play & color guy, it;s the Manning brothers show start to finish, and they just get to talk about the game however they wish, without the restrictions of what have come to expect.

    This might actually change football commentating as we know it, or it will blow up spectacularly, hard to tell which. Definitely checking out the first broadcast to see what it's like.
    Basically "what if we had two color guys in the booth?"

    Could be interesting. It's certainly probably the next step after what Tony Romo's done for CBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Basically "what if we had two color guys in the booth?"

    Could be interesting. It's certainly probably the next step after what Tony Romo's done for CBS.
    Well, I think Romo is good in concentrated parts, the spice among the meat and potatoes of the play by play. When he gets extended time to talk he starts blabbering a little and careens off in different directions.

    I think most color guys need that guy next to them that keeps the broadcast on track. We'll see if Manning has the focus and self awareness to do that.

    There's also the chance that Manning going off on tangents and only broadly following the game play is interesting too, but I worry what you then end up with is what the ESPN team does for NBA broadcasts, which is often ignoring interesting game play to discuss their own little tangents and talking over stuff that deserves commentary in the game.

    We'll see what this ends up being, but I think Manning is at least savvy enough to have a product that will please some part of the viewership. If I'm in that group remains to be seen.

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    I think most color guys need that guy next to them that keeps the broadcast on track.
    Sure but there is something to be said by cutting away some of the useless info like, "Tackle by X player, he has done Y things" like put up an infographic and let them have more personality in the booth, I like that about Romo at least. I'll take Romo rambling or doing something cool over Aikman using the word job 5 million times a broadcast.

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    There's also the chance that Manning going off on tangents and only broadly following the game play is interesting too, but I worry what you then end up with is what the ESPN team does for NBA broadcasts, which is often ignoring interesting game play to discuss their own little tangents and talking over stuff that deserves commentary in the game.
    I think they won't be as self-absorbed as that and let the game breathe while still discussing it. Let's hope so anyways.

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    We'll see what this ends up being, but I think Manning is at least savvy enough to have a product that will please some part of the viewership. If I'm in that group remains to be seen.
    I'm curious to see how it turns out as well, though as we all know the MNF booth has been pretty bad for a while.

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    I wonder if they’ll be throwing to sideline reporters and whatnot. Interestingly this probably means 2 somewhat different feeds of the game beyond just commentary though.

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    Raiders' team president Marc Badain has resigned. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1417277482600964106
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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    lol, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are basically going to do a take over of Monday Night Football broadcasts on ESPN. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...00440941363203

    Going to guess instead of the tradional play by play & color guy, it;s the Manning brothers show start to finish, and they just get to talk about the game however they wish, without the restrictions of what have come to expect.

    This might actually change football commentating as we know it, or it will blow up spectacularly, hard to tell which. Definitely checking out the first broadcast to see what it's like.
    Sounds like with having guests on, they might actually not be focused on the game, so a play-by-play may not happen. Also, for those of us who...stream games, probably won't get lucky enough to listen.

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    Well, I think Romo is good in concentrated parts, the spice among the meat and potatoes of the play by play. When he gets extended time to talk he starts blabbering a little and careens off in different directions.

    I think most color guys need that guy next to them that keeps the broadcast on track. We'll see if Manning has the focus and self awareness to do that.

    There's also the chance that Manning going off on tangents and only broadly following the game play is interesting too, but I worry what you then end up with is what the ESPN team does for NBA broadcasts, which is often ignoring interesting game play to discuss their own little tangents and talking over stuff that deserves commentary in the game.

    We'll see what this ends up being, but I think Manning is at least savvy enough to have a product that will please some part of the viewership. If I'm in that group remains to be seen.
    I think the hope, for me, is that their stream is more niche. Football fans who know the game well enough don't really need the play-by-play to understand what's going on, on the screen.

    But if the Mannings can break down plays and offensive moves and defensive countermoves, and offer that more in-depth but dynamic analysis Romo has been doing for a couple years now, I think it'll have lots of success among the guys who have Pro Football Reference as a bookmark (hint: it me).

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    ESPN broadcasts have been lousy, they needed to get experimental, nothing to lose.
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    Well he's still trending so I guess I have to bring him up.

    The Packers reportedly offered Aaron Rodgers a new contract this offseason that would have given him 2 more years (I believe bringing him back to 5 years) and making him the highest paid QB in the league again.

    He turned it down. I'm not highly doubtful he's back in Green Bay this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Well he's still trending so I guess I have to bring him up.

    The Packers reportedly offered Aaron Rodgers a new contract this offseason that would have given him 2 more years (I believe bringing him back to 5 years) and making him the highest paid QB in the league again.

    He turned it down. I'm not highly doubtful he's back in Green Bay this season.
    The thing is what kind of 2 years was he offered? if they just tacked 2 years onto his current deal, which the Packers can fairly easily get out of next year, what does that add for him? Nothing.

    I also find it HIGHLY suspicious that this contract news comes out right before the Packers brass are supposed to meet with the shareholders and adress the media.

    That's not an accident.

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    Da Bears and Justin Fields FTW

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    I'd be happy with only crowd noise or maybe just a play by play broadcaster. I don't care about most stats, background stories, or politics from a color commentator.
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    So weird to think that I have The Cleveland Browns winning the AFC North this season. Still could be Baltimore, but with so many Steelers gone and Ben likely not making it all season, the Browns have a good chance of doing it. Don't think there are any other real surprises for divisions. Packers take it depending on if Rodgers plays. Cowboys and Washington battle it out for the East, basically offense versus defense. NFC West the most obvious competitive. If Tom Brady can go to a new team after forever and succeed, then sure, Stafford can too. Carson Wentz is a question mark so the Titans take the South. Chiefs still exist so there's that. No one in the AFC East is beating the Bills unless Zach Wilson is the next Andrew Luck.

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    So updated COVID protocols for the year. If a game cannot be rescheduled it will now count as a loss for the team with the COVID outbreak.

    Likely won't be a problem except for the like two teams that didn't hit 50% vaccinated. Which I just had to google who and apparently it's reportedly the WFT and the Colts. Not who I'd have expected. I assumed it was like the Bills and Jaguars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    If a game cannot be rescheduled it will now count as a loss for the team with the COVID outbreak.
    That is not quite what the rule is. The rule is that an outbreak caused by UNVACCINATED players will lead to all kinds of bad shit for the involved team, including several financial implications, game forfeiture, and a drop in both Draft and Play Off Seeding ranking.

    Oh, and if a game is canceled and not rescheduled BOTH teams players don;t get paid.

    This is all basically designed to make every player who does not get vaccinated face serious pressure from his peers both on his team and off.

    We'll see what Cole Beasley has to say shortly, no doubt.

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