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Discussion in 'American Sports' started by Jake Bannister, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. KevinMcallister

    KevinMcallister Well-Known Member

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  2. Luke_1884

    Luke_1884 Well-Known Member

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    Bad news for any other Cowboys fans out there, looks like Ezekiel Elliott is going to get suspended (rightly so if the allegations are true) by the NFL. 6 games is the rumour at the moment.
     
  3. 1862

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    Another case of Goodell suspending a player on the basis of allegations. Deflategate eventually proved he has the power to do so, so...

    Pretty brutal for the Cowboys in a tough division. Will also be an evaluation of how much of what Zeke did last season was down to his situation, as well as how much Dak was helped by having the threat of Zeke.
     
  4. kieran_vale

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    Wouldn't be surprised if this drags on in the way Deflategate did. Feel for Zeke based on the limited amount I know as doesn't appear to be much if any evidence of it and that was following a police investigation but obviously the NFL work to a totally different agenda.

    In any case while it will cause a headache for fantasy owners in drafts I think Dallas should be ok. Still got that O-Line and I would expect McFadden and Morris can get enough on the ground to pick up the slack.
     
  5. Renegade

    Renegade Show me what you got.

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    The Cowboys will survive without Zeke for 6 weeks, Morris is a very good running back and the O-Line is still the most important factor of their offence. Their first 6 games are manageable, I'd expect them to be sitting at 3-3 at the worst. A fresh Elliot for the last 10 weeks of the season could be akin to Le'Veon Bell last season, completely unstoppable. But yes, perhaps the police should be doing the job of punishing Elliot as opposed to the NFL. It's not quite the same as Deflategate, which was an unmitigated embarrassment for the NFL over a triviality, but I see the loose parallels.

    Hard Knocks is back and already better than last year. I'm beginning to get excited.
     
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  6. Jimbob Joylove

    Jimbob Joylove Blah, blah, blah...

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    I'm really not bothered by the punishment at all.

    We all know how NFL doesn't do consistency, and nor do (or should) they need to cede to law enforcement judgements either. They feel there were enough incidents to warrant a 6 game ban, and after Rice don't want to be seen as lenient, so that's about it really. Everyone - fans, Elliott, Jones - knows the score.

    Sure they've cocked up many an investigation, but for all the whinging about it's harsh, on what basis is that on? That Elliott wasn't charged? Because that means he's definitely innocent? NFL showed that Adrian Peterson didn't need to have guilty conviction for everyone to know he beat up his kid, and punished him in the pocket accordingly.

    Precious little sympathy at this end. Goodell's remit is to make more money for the owners and Goodell is allowed as part of that to punish players who make NFL headlines for the wrong reasons, possibly to help the owners keep sponsors and up their bank balances, and Goodell's excelled in that role. If Jones was really annoyed, he'd assist in getting rid of Goodell, but he prefers success in his bank balance. For all the faux bluster in the wind, Jones' loyalties ultimately still stick with his dude Rog.

    Deflategate? Only if the Cowboys want it to be.
     
  7. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

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    Will be setting a fantasy league up seeing as Carel seems to have gotten a life recently. Register interest in here and will post link and key once sorted.
     
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    In. Also me bro who was in and active last season.
     
  9. Renegade

    Renegade Show me what you got.

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    Has anyone had issues with Game Pass? My subscription was renewed by PayPal at the start of August, but when I''m logged into both NFL.com and nflgamepass.com with the charged account, it still asks me to sign up for a free trial. I contacted the support team, but no response almost a week later...
     
  10. 1862

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    I'm in for fantasy, want to beat the semis I got to last year!
     
  11. kieran_vale

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    Only real issue I've had is with the fact they billed me in a foreign currency which I understand they've done with a lot of other people also and caused some variation in the amount charged. Only a few pounds difference but it's the principle more than anything.

    Not sure on the ins and outs of it but I believe they've moved Gamepass in Europe to another distribution company and reading the NFLUK forum on it seems it's caused multiple issues for many people such as the one you've encountered.

    Re Fantasy Yep I'm in.
     
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  12. Renegade

    Renegade Show me what you got.

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    RE: Fantasy - I'm in.

    Thanks for the pointer, that thread makes for depressing reading. Looks like I'm going to have to jump through a lot of hoops to either get this working or get my money back. The company they have switched to appears to be cutting many corners with how it processes payments (customers have been charged in Euros, Francs and Roubles, some have theorised they are trying to game the exchange rates through VPNs) and its customer service (sending the same automated reply to everyone with a concern and not getting back after that point). It also looks like I was overcharged, £164.99 came out of my account when the service is listed at £139.99 on the sign up page.

    http://forum.nfluk.com/showthread.php?t=111024

    If anyone is thinking of purchasing Game Pass in the next few weeks, I would hold off until these issues are clearly resolved!
     
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    Yeah sign me up for fantasy as always.
     
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    How fucking dare he!

    I'm in.
     
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    Anyone seen any of Hard Knocks?
     
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  18. TomPNE94

    TomPNE94 Big Mak Fan Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes! Gerald McCoy is hilarious. I'm in for fantasy too.
     

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