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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    I have a feeling Reedy is getting his info from Keels. Im quite sure he isnt getting it from the Bengals.
    Mike has access to the media and twitter. Maybe he should use them to explain how the most successful franchise in all sports will go into a death spiral if he pays slot.
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    Re: Mike Brown Article on ESPN.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Newport Red View Post
    Mike has access to the media and twitter. Maybe he should use them to explain how the most successful franchise in all sports will go into a death spiral if he pays slot.
    No owner in football does something like that.

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    Re: Mike Brown Article on ESPN.com

    Not to insensitive, but how old is Mike Brown? Is he in good health?

    These are important questions.
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    Re: Mike Brown Article on ESPN.com

    The NFL draft pay system is absolutely broken (The fact that Gene Upshaw never tried to change it when both the owners and the majority of players wanted to shows how truly inept he was as head of the players association).

    However, the Bengals knew full well that the slotting system was standard procedure for paying draftees and that if they didn't want to play the game, they should have traded the pick or signed Smith before 5 and 7 were signed.
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    Re: Mike Brown Article on ESPN.com

    Quote Originally Posted by MJA View Post
    The NFL draft pay system is absolutely broken (The fact that Gene Upshaw never tried to change it when both the owners and the majority of players wanted to shows how truly inept he was as head of the players association).

    However, the Bengals knew full well that the slotting system was standard procedure for paying draftees and that if they didn't want to play the game, they should have traded the pick or signed Smith before 5 and 7 were signed.
    Exactly. I'm dumbfounded that anyone would cut the Bungles one iota of slack in this situation. It is clearly a problem of their own making.
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    Re: Mike Brown Article on ESPN.com

    Quote Originally Posted by TC81190 View Post
    Not to insensitive, but how old is Mike Brown? Is he in good health?

    These are important questions.
    I think he's 74. Unfortunately, his daughter will step in for him when he is gone so nothing will change.
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    Re: Mike Brown Article on ESPN.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    I think he's 74. Unfortunately, his daughter will step in for him when he is gone so nothing will change.
    I'm not convinced she and Troy won't sell the team when they get control. I don't think she has the same pride of "This is our business". The lure of hundreds of millions of dollars would appeal to her. At least we can hope it does.
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    Maybe Mark Cuban can buy the Reds and the Bungles in one fell swoop.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    I really thought this "Hard Kocks" thing would pressure the Bengals into making a deal to avoid looking cheap on National TV.

    Apparently, I underestimated just how cheap the Bengals truly are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guttle11 View Post
    I'm not convinced she and Troy won't sell the team when they get control. I don't think she has the same pride of "This is our business". The lure of hundreds of millions of dollars would appeal to her. At least we can hope it does.
    It's an absolute cash cow. Maybe she'll hire a GM and just count the money.
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