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Did the NFL get the Deflategate punishments right?
Walter Football Asked by Walter Football
5/19/2015

Did the NFL get the Deflategate punishments right?

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Absolutely WINNER

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43%
Too harsh

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57%
Absolutely

6 Comments
Chris Bass
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Chris Bass

I'd argue not nearly harsh enough. The reason Belicheck keeps cheating is because the costs of getting caught are too low. Cheating is a byproduct of poor rules design/regulation. If the likelihood of getting caught * the cost of the penalty is less than the rewards of cheating, Belicheck will cheat

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Bob Milstead
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Bob Milstead

It is "more probable than not" that cheating by deflating the footballs has given the Patriots a significant competitive advantage for years. Read about that here: http://www.sharpfootballanalysis.com/blog/2015/the-wells-report-may-have-uncovered-the-tip-of-the-iceberg

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Thomas Arnold
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Thomas Arnold

punishment was too lenient; Pats are the NFLs lowest class org under Kraft... repeat offender that cheats at every turn and knowingly employs dbags Kraft should be forced to sell team. BB should be suspended for lack of control.. if not for repeat cheating. SBs should all be vacated.

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chad balvanz
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chad balvanz

NE has shown a lack of institutional control.

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Justin Miller
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Justin Miller

Multiple offenses of cheating.

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Alfredo Cota
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Alfredo Cota

It's about the integrity of the game: even if it is some meaningless advantage, it's still cheating and must be heavily sanctioned.

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43%
Too harsh

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Joe Miliano
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Joe Miliano

Not sure if Chris noticed,but even Ted Wells is sure that Belichick wasn't involved in this. Waaaay too harsh considering that the league was so concerned about altering the ball that they fined SD 20,000 for using sticky towels which they destroyed rather than turning over to the league as ordered

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Bob Carey
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Bob Carey

San Deigo chargers put stick em' on the ball in 2012...refused initially to cooperate...league punishment: 20 grand. People are sick of the Patriots winning, and these punishments are the result of a witch hunt by 31 other teams.

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Tameem Hasan
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Tameem Hasan

I don't have a problem with the suspension for Brady, but I don't think the docking of draft picks makes sense when the Wells report cleared the organization of any involvement in the affair.

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Walter Football Asked by Walter Football
2/20/2018

Who won the Branden Albert trade?

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Jaguars IT'S A TIE

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67%
Dolphins IT'S A TIE

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Jaguars

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Dolphins

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Should the 49ers Trade for Kirk Cousins?
Walter Football Asked by Walter Football
2/15/2017

Should the 49ers Trade for Kirk Cousins?

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Yes IT'S A TIE

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No IT'S A TIE

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Yes

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No

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