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Unbelievably the NFL Has Already Decided Miami Will Lose

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Bpk, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    All day Saturday I had to endure watching NFL Network run an ad which promotes next weeks Giant vs. Pats game on NFL Network.

    The problem?

    The ad opens with a "News Report" saying "Now that the Patriots have defeated the Dolphins..... in their quest for perfection... " basically announcing our (expected) loss as if it had already happened.

    Then the guys in "Joe's diner" then spend thewhole commercial talking about whther the Giants can beat the Pats, and that they are the LAST thing that remains between the Pats and history. Since when was it classy, or even ACEEPTABLE for the NFL ITSELF to disregard a team's chances before a game? Even coaches and players know enough to respect opponents, even underdogs. The LEAGUE and its TV station should at LEAST equal that standard.

    What a blatant smack to the frigging face of the Dolphins organizaon and us, the fans. Being insulted by the NFL itself.


    This is hard enough to bear from the normal media, but this is the LEAGUE'S station/

    A station owned and operated by the league has NO business a day BEFORE a game already assuming one of their 32 franchises will lose.

    If I were Huizenga I'd be so pissed I'd pick up a phone to the league office. To be belittled and disregarded so the league can hurry up and promote it's OWN televised game NEXT week, at the expense of the reputation of one of their own franchises.

    THIS is why the NFL has no bloody business televising games. It is already producing warped priorities and sickening conflicts of interest between a league mandate to maintain the integrity and reputation of its franchises (ask Wayne if he likes his $1 billion investment being denigrated by the league) and making money off its TV ads and televised games.

    I think we should complain to the Commissioner's office.

    If you agree, here is how you could voice your complaint:

    Roger Goodell’s Email Address (NFL Commissioner): Roger.Goodell2@nfl.net
    Telephone #: 1-212-450-2000 or (212) 450-2027
     
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  2. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    That is harsh, I will admit... Hopefully we destroy them. I just have this feeling that we'll hit a deep pass to win the game as time expires... then a ghost PI call will bring back the call... thus giving the Pats the win. Just a gut feeling, don't know why.
     
  3. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    I e-mailed Goodell, e-mailed the COntact US box on NFL.com (surely re-routed to a Customer Call Center in Burundi by now), and CC'd the gossip-lovers at ProFootballTalk.com

    I've said my piece now,and it's time to move on.

    I only wish Cam and the PLAYERS could watch that commerical!!! Hoo, would it ever piss me off as a player. I'd die trying to win that game.

    Bpk in L.A.
     
  4. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

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    I hope we destroy the patriots now more than ever after reading this thread.
     
  5. Passrusher

    Passrusher New Member

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    As if the Pats need assistance in getting a win. The referees do make calls for the Pats all the time. And NFL Network and ESPN only want to talk about New England and Dallas. You would think they were the only 2 teams in the entire NFL.
     
  6. RGF

    RGF THE FINSTER Club Member

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    I agree. All day the hype was on the "undefeated" Patriots against the Giants . I was shocked they had the nerve to do that. A win for us today is improbable not IMPOSSIBLE so it twisted my gut every time I saw that commercial. It would be sweet beyond belief if we pull it out. If Brady gets smacked around a little that wont be so bad either.
     
  7. shouright

    shouright Banned

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    Cameron needs to show the tape of this in the locker room before the game today.
     
  8. Finominal

    Finominal New Member

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    I say the league needs to grant the Dolphins an extra pick for that.
    Second round.
    Unacceptable, unless the whole league is a sham and the outcome of games is rigged.
    Maybe it's all just a reality TV soap opera for men.:(
     
  9. FinsAreLife

    FinsAreLife Well-Known Member

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    honestly guys, there is like a 90% chance this team will beat us and like a 70% chance they will whoop the crap out of us. I hope somehow we win but its just being realistic.
     
  10. MelbournePhin

    MelbournePhin New Member

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    i hope the giants lose to the bills today and are forced to play starters vs. the pats. GO BILLS
     
  11. psingh01

    psingh01 New Member

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    Someone needs to youtube that ad along with the sports report of the Dolphins kicking the Patriots butt!!! :thumbup:
     
  12. andyahs

    andyahs New Member

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    That is not the point here. The fact is the League has already given the Patriots the win without a game being played which is just plain not acceptable from the NFL.
     
  13. cannonboy

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    I e-mailed that bum and said my peace. Go Fins, rock the NFL world today.
     
  14. finfan01

    finfan01 U-C-F Knights!

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    Agreed, I do think that defaming one of their own franchises has stooped way down past previous NFL standards. As a Dolphin fan for as long as I can remember, I am outraged at not only this commercial, but the NFL pregame shows as well.

    Granted, being 1-13 doesnt deserve credit, but it doesnt deserve complete defamation.
     
  15. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    I hope Brady takes a vicious shot today. I don't want him to get injured badly. But those record chasers need to know why you sit your stars when you have homefield locked up. I hope we play with fury today.
     
  16. houtz

    houtz New Member

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    Email sent.

    Brady needs his arm ripped off.
     
  17. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

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    I saw that commercial last night and thought I was losing my mind. Good to see the NFL isn't giving us any respect. Hopefully the team caught the game (and the commercial) last night, and can use it as motivation today.
     
  18. Lungoystr

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    Before I say this, I don't want to hear about how inhumane the comment is or how I shouldn't wish this (I am one that doesn't like to see players hurt) because the way I see it.....it's an eye for an eye.

    I hope our defense puts Brady out of the game....HARD. A concussion would be nice. You know, the kind that leaves the guy wondering how he got to the stadium. The kind that has him wandering around the field singing, "I'm a lil teapot...." The kind that will follow him far into the post season.

    If this is the treatment that the NFL chooses to give the Phins, then I have no problem wishing that the NFL gets robbed of their golden boy. The NFL is supposed to be impartial but this only shows me just how partial they are. Expect to get beat today since it seems that the NFL is literally guaranteeing a Pats victory.....whether it be a fair game or not (I am suspecting "NOT"). Expect many calls to go the Pats way. Me? I expect our defense to hurt Brady as badly as possible. Screw sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is reserved for a level playing field. This one will be anything but level. If for some reason we don't win this game, we should at least make the Pats sorry that they played it.

    GIVE EM HELL PHINS!!!
     
  19. big0mar

    big0mar New Member

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    well we haven't done anything to earn any respect this year. so...
     
  20. Dolphins77

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    The decision to play their starters while already clinching the division couldn't be more arrogant. We need to make them pay.
     
  21. Finfang

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    I never wish injury upon anyone but I feel the same way you do about this one. The Fins will have a chip on their shoulder today and should go out there to be mean and downright nasty. Play hardball with the Pats and the NFL today and go out with every intent to wreck their freakin party. Blitz him all day with sole purpose to knock him out of the game!

    I expect a little dirty action from our D today! I won't mind some flags. He is the NFL golden boy and I want the Dolphins defense to mess him up!

    Go Fins!!!!!!
     
  22. Lungoystr

    Lungoystr New Member

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    Well, hell, then why are we even bothering flying up there? In fact, why even finish this season? Why? Because this team is bad.....NOT DEAD. I guarantee you that the Pats aren't dismissing the Phins as easily as the league offices are. Could it be that they still feel the sting of last Decembers shut out? You remember....the one no one gave us a chance to win? Even then they still didn't put out commercials eluding to a premature loss. It is said so often and it still holds true........that's why they play the game.
     
  23. #1dolphinsfan

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    i want to kill NE like 45-0 even though that wont happen i want it to just to have all that people in the world that say NE is going undefeated i want them to SHUT UP
     
  24. MelbournePhin

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    screw sportsmanship. who cares if brady gets hurt? its not like hes some fringe player hanging on to his career. i would love to see brady tear an acl.
     
  25. Roman529

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    How did you get Goddell's e-mail address. :lol: :ffic:
     
  26. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    I'm not going to wish injury on Brady, but Bellicheat sure would look like a genius if Brady went down for the rest of the year today... Or even if Moss went down...
     
  27. dolfan_uk

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    I hope the Giants play there seconds, cos the pats will be 14-1. :-)

    I saw that yesterday, Even on NFL.com they were promoting the Giants - Gaytriots!

    Ie got 40 Bucks Riding on the Fins winning! 420 bucks back if they doo! WAHOO!

    HOPE THE FINS KNOW THE LEAGUE IS LOOKIN ON US AS HAVING NO CHANCE! I Like that,
    Cos when we Destry them tonight, The legue can Kiss the Big *** of the Whole Dolphin Organisation.

    if we loose. Go Giants!

    lol
     
  28. dolfan32323

    dolfan32323 ty xphinfanx

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    looking at the ravens game against the pats it is quite possible

    EDIT: WOW!!!!!!!!!!! THE COMMERCIAL JUST CAME ON POSTING THIS. WHAT AN INSULT! COME ON FINS!
     
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  29. Desides

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    Funny that you CCed Florio. I was wondering where this particular blurb on PFT came from:

     
  30. Zeke0123

    Zeke0123 message board ******* Club Member

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    Just saw it myself...doesnt hit mome until you see it....I sure hope some of the Dolphins players got wind of it...
     
  31. dolfan32323

    dolfan32323 ty xphinfanx

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    Yeah I can't believe the NFL itself would air a commercial like this before the game has even happened.
     
  32. Vengeful Odin

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    Interestingly enough, even though the commercial is in heavy rotation on the NFL Network, it's not up online at http://joes.nfl.com/. You'd think they would have it available online to view ...
     
  33. TomBradyWoot

    TomBradyWoot New Member

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    I bet it is. Just ask Tony Dungy in 2005.
     
  34. Desides

    Desides Well-Known Member

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    "The head coach of a team outside my division that I hate did it before" isn't a legitimate reason.
     
  35. DolfanAdam

    DolfanAdam New Member

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    hey guys look familiar:
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    don't buy the NFL's BS hype just yet :lol:
     
  36. The Rev

    The Rev Totus Tuus Administrator Luxury Box Club Member

    :hi5:


    I love your thinking, brother. :lol:
     
  37. TomBradyWoot

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    What's that got to do with anything? I wasn't talking about him not doing it in 2006 and it working, I was talking about him going it in 2005 when he lost in the first round, after they lost to SD to end the perfect season they went into rest mode. Dur. He did it in 2005 and it clearly didn't work. Many would argue the reason they lost that game against Pitt was BECAUSE they benched their starters very early. What did they play two quarters total the last two games? And then had the week off.

    Belichick has never done it. In 2003 and 2004, when 14-2, he never did it. It seemed to work out pretty well. In 2005, the Colts did it, didn't work. It works for some teams, it doesn't work for others. Clearly, Belichick believes in playing his guys as much as possible, and it's been successful. You just can't relax for a full month and expect to flip the switch to playoff football mode, very likely against someone who's had to fight and grind for where they are at for the last 6 weeks.

    Why change it? If someone gets injured, that's what you deal with. It's a price you pay.

    On the flip side, the Chargers played their starters until the third quarter. They lost but, I feel that was a good move for them. They lost on a boneheaded play to a playoff-veteran team. But regardless, were you out here calling for LTs kneecaps to be shot off by a sniper in the stands?

    Regardless, when you're 1-13 you don't deserve for people to think you're going to win against the best team in the NFL.
     
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  38. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    lets thank the NFLN, the hex is in.
     
  39. Colorado Dolfan

    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

    That 10% is why they play on Sunday...:ffic:
     
  40. Desides

    Desides Well-Known Member

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    So you consider the risk of injury to Moss, Brady, Welker, or Stallworth acceptable now that the playoffs are two weeks out?

    You'll be singing a different tune if any of the above go down.

    The Dolphins play the Patriots this weekend, not the Colts.
     
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