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I'm not saying I am paranoid, but doesn't it seem funny that...

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We put ourselves in the best situation by paying through the nose to get RGIII. Next, we need playmakers to support him. Seeing our team, getting the greatest thing since sliced bread, also flush with cash John Mara, owner of the Giants panics. So, as head of the committe that imposes fines, he comes up with a B.S. story about us playing funny with the salary cap and slaps us with a $36 million dollar cap reduction. Just for measure, he slaps the Cowboys, his team's other rival, with a paltry $10 million dollar cap reduction. We have all read the articles explaining it, but the bottom line in my opinion is Mara did his best to hurt us and minimize the danger our team is against him.

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We are the most penalized team in the league, why? I have seen some seriously questionable calls out there; the biggest example in my mind is the msterious whistle blown that allowed the runner for either the Rams or Bengals (I can't remember which) to run into the end zone untouched - Riley Perry pulled up after hearing the whistle when he could have easily pushed him out of bounds. That should have been called back but they gave them the TD.

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Now, Polumbus goes out with a concussion, Black comes in as his replacement and plays well. The day after, the league mysteriously gives Black a 4-game suspension for a banned "performance enhancing drug". Every lineman on the team tweats his innocence, he himself says the medication prescribed was fully known by the league and the team, and his prescription (yes, prescription which means it was PRESCRIBED TO HIM) was also a result of him being examined by NFL doctors. He has already lost his appeal.

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I honestly think there are other instances out there, but these are the ones that come to mind. So, am I paranoid or what?
 

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Nope. Not paranoid. A year ago, I would have laughed at you. But as the evidence mounts, it's getting harder and harder to laugh.

I will say that karmically, these things tend to even out. So I look forward to lots of success while the VaGiants suck it up.
 

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The timing of all these suspensions seems a little tidy. Tanard at the last day of cuts, C. Griffin the day after Hall gets hurt, Black the day Polumbus gets hurt... The thirty six million the day before free agency and on and on.

Methinks something is rotten not in Denmark but rather New Amsterdam
 

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I don't think you're paranoid. Actually, I believe Mara is pulling some serious strings to get at our team.

Hell i'm still waiting on why the league has never revisited the capgate situation once our fines were issued. Totally swept under the rug.

I think the one and only thing in our favor going forward is how good RG3 is. The more the general public wants to see him the more primetime games and coverage he'll recieve. Hiding all the blatantly bull **** calls is gonna get more difficult for the league.

Edit: Can't the Dan have a congressman "investigate" Mara for something?
 

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If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...its probably Mara.
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Why is the increasingly obvious collusion between the NFL and Mara exists?I usually chuckle at conspiracy theories, but this is really starting to smell. What does Mara have on the NFL or do they just love him for some reason?
 

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Seeing more and more about this and with increased media coverage someone will ask questions out loud soon
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Why is the increasingly obvious collusion between the NFL and Mara exists?I usually chuckle at conspiracy theories, but this is really starting to smell. What does Mara have on the NFL or do they just love him for some reason?
His father was a true legend and visionary for the league. The Giants are asshats, but his father really was responsible for much of what we see today, and for the financial success of the NFL over the years.

Many teams partially owe their very existence to him:

During the early 1960s, Wellington and his brother Jack, the owners of the NFL's largest market, agreed to share television revenue on a league-wide basis, dividing the amounts of money available in cities like New York with smaller market teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.

The Wilson football used in NFL games prior to the AFL merger (1941–69) was nicknamed "THE DUKE" after Mara.[4] For the 2006 season and beyond, a new version of "THE DUKE" has been used in NFL games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_Mara

In many ways, he was to the NFL what JP Morgan was to the stock market. The family has tremendous clout.
 

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Bottom line, we should be fighting tooth and nail regarding the "penalty" which had no merit, ffs anyone with a brain can see if we take that to court, its either the NFL admits to collusion against the Union, or they admit the penalty shouldnt have been levied and give us some suplemental picks to make up for screwing us in free agency, either way though, its time the Skins stopped being the whipping boy for Mara.
 

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Bottom line, we should be fighting tooth and nail regarding the "penalty" which had no merit, ffs anyone with a brain can see if we take that to court, its either the NFL admits to collusion against the Union, or they admit the penalty shouldnt have been levied and give us some suplemental picks to make up for screwing us in free agency, either way though, its time the Skins stopped being the whipping boy for Mara.
I expect this coming off season to be the time we will.

But, first things, first.
 

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Why is the increasingly obvious collusion between the NFL and Mara exists?I usually chuckle at conspiracy theories, but this is really starting to smell. What does Mara have on the NFL or do they just love him for some reason?
This isn't a conspiracy, this is going on in front of everyone and has already played itself out in the media. The biggest stink about it is that no one will call Goodell and Mara on their bull****.

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The inadvertant whistle was actually against the Panthers (DeAngelo Williams).

I'm beginning to wonder if the penalty thing was some type of deal with the Ref union. It only got resolved after Mara included an unwritten stipulation with the refs that they screw the Skins every chance they get. Coincidence or Conspiracy Theory? Who knows but I wouldn't put ANYTHING past Mara.

No wonder Danny hates those mother*******.
 

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Wear Adidas... Get fined. That's pretty simple. He's pretty lucky considering he didn't get fined for covering the Nike logo up earlier. Not really related.
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Wear Adidas... Get fined. That's pretty simple. He's pretty lucky considering he didn't get fined for covering the Nike logo up earlier. Not really related.
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and every time someone does an article on the fine, there is a picture of Griffin in his Adidas gear... you think Adidas didn't 'take care of' the fine? Haha, they probably are paying him a luxury bonus every time someone runs an article with the word Adidas in the title, or a photo of him linked to it.
 

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Landscape in the NFC East changed as quickly as that in the NL East in baseball.

The Nationals and Braves took over and the Phillies and Mets fell off the cliff due to age and poor personnel decisions.

In the NFC East the Giants and Redskins seem to have the best chances going forward.

The Eagles are done. Their many free agent moves didn't result in a cohesive team that could put it together and win. Now comes the exodus of players.

In Dallas you are looking at an aging core of players. Romo, Witten, Ware, etc. these guys were all drafted or brought in by Parcells years ago and are nearing or over 30.

Cousins and Morris are examples of what you can do in the draft even if you don't have a #1 pick.

Bobby Beathard found players like this each offseason and that kept the Redskins competitive and a deep team for more than a decade.
 

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Here's an honest question: Does anyone here think that if the Redskins had a great corner back tandem both fail drug tests late in the season would either of those players play ANY games for the rest of the season?

My answer... No way in hell we get away with what the Sea Hawks are getting away with regarding Browner and Sherman. Fact.
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Browner's still playing? I know Sherman is still in the appeals process, but Browner is serving his suspension...or at least I thought.

I get your point though.

It will be interesting to see how the Sherman affair pans out. If he loses the appeal, will he be eligible for the post season? If Sherman ends up playing in the paloffs, then that will be a clear indicator the league if partial because if things work out as we think/hope Seattle will be playing here in the 1st round...unless we somehow end up with the 3 seed which I don't see happening.
 

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