TGIFS Thank God its Football Season

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  1. Cap'n Jack

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    All of this discussion about whether someone expresses freedom of speech when there is a threat to broadcasting licenses because someone doesn't like what was reported. I'm not getting into the "news was fake" discussion...there was enough of that on both sides. Yellow journalism goes back to before the Spanish American war. The FCC is part of the executive branch...all it takes is an executive order...
    Sets a precedent for another president to limit news too...

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...nd-networks-after-nuclear-arsenal-report.html
     
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    The league is going to require it.

    I mean, it is real simple. If there is a job requirement you don't like, then don't take the freaking job!
     
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    Broadcasting licenses aren’t owned by networks. Just sayin’.

    I’ll look forward to the coverage of all the no-knock raids at transmitter sites by Internet media with GoPros. LOL.

    Oh... wait. A broadcast license isn’t needed to broadcast information in the internet connected world? You don’t say...!

    (The entire concern about broadcast licenses this week is hilarious. People really are clueless about how it works. Unless you’re receiving your TV signal off air, it’s a completely moot point and if you are, you’re enjoying the license/monopoly for RF spectrum usage issued to a station, not a network.)
     
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    This is a slightly different issue--freedom of the press. But consistently false reporting needs to brought to our attention.
     
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    Yes, I know licenses aren't owned by networks. The person who wants to shut them down didn't.
    So it seem you are fine to let those licenses be revoked because someone doesn't like the content being broadcast? you agree with it?
     
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    And a more important issue than whether some millionaire takes a knee or not.

    Whether false reporting or not....the truth usually comes out, as long as there is freedom of the press.
     
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    I think the Cheeto doesn’t have a clue about what he can pull and what he can’t and he’s relying on the stupidity of the GenPop not to know either. Free publicity for him. That’s just how he operates.

    If you aren’t an idiot you clearly see it’s just bloviating just like all politicians do.

    And in the Internet era of what value is a broadcast license anyway? Does having a $500,000 transmitter and a tower suddenly lend some sort of credence to the babble being transmitted from it? LOL no.

    It might seem so to us old folk who remember a time before the Internet, but anyone with a server instance at any provider and a GoPro can be a “broadcaster” these days. Plenty of people will copy the content and redistribute it even if you have a cheap-ass bandwidth server.

    All a broadcast license means is that you’re in the segment of the video media industry that still operates like it was 1970. And even all of those have Internet divisions now because they know that format is as dead as paper newspapers are. On the news side anyway. On the entertainment side they try real hard to keep eyeballs watching long enough to view an ad for a local car dealership to pay the electric bill for the transmitter.

    Any attempt to actually shut down a broadcast transmitter would be met with fifty “journalists” with GoPros and cell data outside the facility. All covering it better than the traditional news outlets probably.

    The broadcast license owners probably wouldn’t extend the same professional courtesy to an online only media site being blocked by an ISP though — that’d be helping their competition against the four or five way spectrum monopoly — especially if the online outlet had “controversial” content.

    I can’t remember the last time I went out of my way to watch something broadcast on air. Wait, yes I can. I wanted to compare a true HD OTA signal to the compressed stuff pushed through a satellite provider and a cable provider and see real nitrate and compression artifacts. Cable was doing about 8Mb/sec satellite looked to be about the same. So the broadcast signal had higher bandwidth. But the local transmitters have all added a bunch of sub-channels since then, robbing bits from the main channel.


    So yeah. In the real world and not the oddball online political world where people are stupidly thinking a broadcast license means anything... I’m not too worried about what a doofus politician thinks they have control over. Unless our government switched over to being like China with their national firewall on bits flowing in and out, it’s mostly just hilarious that people are that dumb.
     
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    Some countries got some bad governments because people thought the leader wasn't "going to go there", or "he won't be able to do that". And who's to say the next step isn't a "firewall that ???? is going to pay for"?
    This is the same government trying to privatize the best ATC in the world.
    I really, really hope I'm as wrong as those who said the previous administration "was going to take your guns." I really hope you are right too!
     
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    They’re all equally incompetent. I wouldn’t worry about it much.

    At $22 trillion in debt, they’re kinda out of options other than to borrow more. That’s the only thing they all agree on, they can spend more of your money/time/life on themselves.

    Batting 1000 predicting that one.

    Both cults just whine a bunch when the opposite cult’s oligarch plays golf. It’s adorable.
     
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    We need a new cult.
     
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    Anddddd back to, ahem, football. How about Clemson and Wash St both going down last night! Gonna be a few more today no doubt. College FB, love it!
     
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    Agreed. Man some evil injuries in the NFL last week. Lots of big names hurt.
     
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    Wouldn't know Nate, don't watch the NFL no mo. ;):)
     
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    So I hear. You’re missing a lot of good football. :)

    Like I said, I’m usually peeing during the NFLs ridiculous field sized flag pageantry paid for my the military’s marketing department. I believe the modern term for it is flaggotry. LOL. I only watch when they decide the marketing needs a boost from a fly-over, since that involves airplanes.

    My flags, other than one that goes up at the house from time to time, and the one on permanent display in the garage, are much smaller and folded into the shape of triangles with rifle shells tucked into them.

    Couldn’t care less about what a paid marketing gig for the NFL turned into before games. Their own fault for taking the money and the fly-overs. Turned what should have just been a color guard thing into a circus and then surprised some other folks joined the circus? LOL. Boring. And predictable.

    Because everybody needs to see players running through fireballs and crap before standing around a hundred yard long thing that kinda looks like a field cover in colors of a flag. That ain’t a flag.

    Enough with the flaggotry. Someone should present the players each with a folded one with the shells inside as a souvenir of their being involved with the marketing department for war.

    Play ball!
     
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    Oh, like sport teams and their fans aren't cult like.
     
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    Pee wee football is where its at. Only in pee wee can a running back run 70 yards, in the wrong direction, then turn around and run all the way back down the field and make a touchdown.

    Only in pee wee can a fumble result in the box holding the game balls getting dumped on the field, then the team that recovered the most loose balls be considered the team that recovered the fumble.

    Only in pee wee football will you see that when the play ends, all the parents run out on the field and pick the players up back on their feet....
     
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    This is how we roll in Atlanta. The parents beat the crap out of the coaches.

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/dek...-security-after-football-game-fight/622723770
     
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    Yup. Grandson plays at 4 this afternoon, that's where I'll be. 7 years old, QB & middle linebacker, scored 4 TDs in a game couple weeks ago, 10 so far this year. Of course I taught him everything he knows. ;)
     
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    So? :ihih: :raspberry:
     
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    Yeah, but we admit it... :)
     
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    Fan is short for fanatic....... :)
     
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    Man, it was awfully windy in OK today, must be because Texas sucks! Boomer!


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    Ouch!

    Roll Tide!
     
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    Broncos apparently haven’t shown up to play this week. Sigh.
     
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    Well looks like everyone's least favorite kneeler might be filing a grievance against the NFL alleging collusion. I guess he doesn't understand that the individual teams just might not want him for their own reasons. And he chooses to do this just as some teams might be needing a QB due to injuries. His judgment and timing suck off the field as well.
     
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    If I had any respect for this guy, it's now fully gone. Guy makes a stand, then cries like a baby at the backlash of the stand. if you're going to take a stand, man up!
     
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    Good riddance. 4th week and haven't watched the NFL. Now Howard Univ cheerleaders are kneeling. Yeah how's that working out for ya.
     
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    We may need photos to answer that question. ;)
     
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    For what, the cheerleaders?

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    Yeah but they are probably used to kneeling.
     
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    :eek: what!

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    TNF in a couple minutes.

    I had to find one of my favorite pictures - Raiders fans congratulating a Chiefs player after he scored a touchdown:

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    Classy.
     
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    Raiders got a rep to uphold 'Dog!
     
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    THAT was about the craziest finish to an NFL game that I can remember.
     
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    Raiders deserved that win. That was a great finish.
     
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    Chiefs downfield tackling has been embarrassing the last 2 or 3 games, and their pass defense tonight was pretty weak. Raiders were ready to play tonight.
     
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    I'm not a Raiders fan but I was glad to see them get the win. I thought the Off Pass Intf call was kind of bogus and didn't want to see an outcome decided by that call.
    I was on the road coming home tonight so I only caught the 4th quarter, but that was exciting to watch. It's a shame the game is being tainted by the non-sense going on. Football is the only sport I really enjoy watching and tonight's game is the reason why.
     
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    Of course I wanted the game to end differently, but, ...

    It was certainly entertaining. There were quite a few WTF moments - penalties that came out of nowhere, other penalties where the flag was picked back up (thinking about the offensive pass interference call early in the game), and a player ejected after shoving a ref while apparently trying to protect a player from the other team from getting beat up.

    I kind of like Carr, for no particular reason. I'm glad for him that he had a good game.
     
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    I'm still boycotting the NFL and watching on TV. Did the clowns kneel again? I read an article the other day that the TV cameras won't show it any longer.

    Football, college and pro, about all I watch although I usually catch a couple Indy Car races too.