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A clue as to who really runs the NFL.

Jets' former coach in hot water for not listing Favre as being injured last year.

So, think about that.

Favre has a torn bicep, and his coach is obligated to publically list the injury and Favre's likely statsus for each game.

Wouldn't it help the Jets to not list and point to the location of a player's injury?

Why do you think the Jets are required to act against their own best interest?

There are rules that compel each team to list the injury status of every player and the likelihood that he will play.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Hint: The reason they have to do that typically ends in a half point increment.

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Re: A clue as to who really runs the NFL.

From CNN:

"The NFL has issued a total of $125,000 in fines against the New York Jets and former coach Eric Mangini for the team's failure to list quarterback Brett Favre's arm problem on injury reports last season.

NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson levied fines of $75,000 against the team; $25,000 against general manager Mike Tannenbaum; and $25,000 against Mangini, now the coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Mangini coached the Jets during Favre's one season in New York before he was fired after the team collapsed down the stretch.

Last week, Tannenbaum admitted the club should have listed Favre, who had a torn biceps tendon, as "probable" on the injury report for the last four or five games. Favre said the Jets knew of the injury, which required offseason surgery."

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Also quoted in the news:

Joey "The Hand" Sicilino decries Mangini fine; saying, "I lost six hundred large because that schmuck didn't report the injury, and he gets off for a measly 25K? Fungoooo! I think Mangini may wind up sleeping with the fishes."

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Re: A clue as to who really runs the NFL.

I like the part where they meticulously list the point spreads in the Wednesday sports section, for the college football games, and then write editorials decrying the influence of gambling on collegiate sports.

Sort of like Geithner promising to balance the budget, "... a few years out," then saying that the consumer has to develop the confidence to borrow more and spend it, in order to pull "the country" out of its decidedly UNvirtuous spiral.

At least "The Hand" gives us the straight scoop. "Puke out the troot', or picks yer pond."

Joey for President!

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