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Posted: 10/1/2004 10:07:18 AM EST
Is this an atempt at being PC or what??
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:08:28 AM EST
Pro sports = crap
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:09:07 AM EST
No. It's an attempt to be CS.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:09:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:18:39 AM EST
Yes, but that only applies to jerseys.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:18:46 AM EST

It's money. The league has to approve all uniforms and uniform modifications. It's to prevent someone with a Nike endorsement from putting a Nike sticker on the uniform. It's even to the point that Randy Moss(?) was fined for wearing a non-approved ball cap on the sidelines. The cap wasn't an endorsement, I don't even remember it having any writing on it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:21:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:23:48 AM EST
Every team wore the number in Week 2, and the Cardinals will be wearing it all season. Plummer has too, against the rules, and said before he'd pay the fines. He was at ASU w/ Tillman, etc...

Screw the NFL, let him wear the damn sticker.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:24:50 AM EST
In Plummer's case I think it's a fitting tribute to a former teammate that died in the service of his country. The NFL is clearly in the wrong on this issue.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:25:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
in this case, the nfl should issue a waiver for the entire leam/league to wear tilman's number in memorium.



Currently, only the Arizona Cardinals have NFL dispensation to wear the #40 on their uniform for Tillman. I don't see why they could not extend it to the entire league.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:30:01 AM EST
Anyone have an email link to the NFL people that make these calls?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:30:13 AM EST
NFL = No Fun League.

I'd wear it all year and pay the fine to Tillman's family. Then tell the NFL to go collect it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:31:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By JC_:
Anyone have an email link to the NFL people that make these calls?




Excellent idea. Time for an ass whooping.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:32:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 10:32:43 AM EST by photoman]

Originally Posted By JC_:
Anyone have an email link to the NFL people that make these calls?


Yah it sounds like a worthy fire mission to me.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:55:17 AM EST
tagged for future hatemail.....

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:57:40 AM EST
The NFL sucks ass anyway.

Fuck 'Em.

SG
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:04:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By sgthoskins:
NFL = No Fun League.

I'd wear it all year and pay the fine to Tillman's family. Then tell the NFL to go collect it.



Hey - its a private league. They can make whatever rules they want.

But I think its pretty cheap and gutless to say "You can only honor Tillman when we SAY you can honor Tillman."

(they had a special honorary weekend about 2 weeks ago)

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:07:42 PM EST
Geez, let him wear the sticker or whatever...

You guys hear about Mike Ricci of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes? He was changing his number to #40 to honor Tillman. How classy is that?

I just hope there's an NHL season.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:17:45 PM EST
I may be wrong about this, during the Bears/GB game all players had a small #40 on there helmets. Will have to try and finds pics this weekend.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:26:50 PM EST
I heard they had patches last season, and now have memorial events and whatnot. I'm not a big NFL guy, but I think that they do in fact have official ways of honoring Tillman.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:03:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hellboy:
In Plummer's case I think it's a fitting tribute to a former teammate that died in the service of his country. The NFL is clearly in the wrong on this issue.



Yep...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:11:51 PM EST
sounds like a fire mission is needed.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:14:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 1:15:43 PM EST by The_Macallan]


Originally Posted By BobP:
It's money. The league has to approve all uniforms and uniform modifications. It's to prevent someone with a Nike endorsement from putting a Nike sticker on the uniform. It's even to the point that Randy Moss(?) was fined for wearing a non-approved ball cap on the sidelines. The cap wasn't an endorsement, I don't even remember it having any writing on it.



Yep. Anyone remember this?



Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:19:15 PM EST
I speak only for myself, but if this is the stance that the NFL is taking, I see it as a slap in the face to all the people who have sacrificed for our country.
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