Sports Spygate scandals in history and Colts cheating

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Well it could be the media sensationalizes everything and is preying on amateur fans to sell papers and get TV ratings.


    Click on this site below and any team and see the cheating that has gone on in history. I guess no one will root for any team now. :snicker:

    http://yourteamcheats.com/




    Spygate is old stuff. The Cowboys and Giants, amongst others did it way before the Patriots.


    Spygate (90s)
    TEAM: The Dallas Cowboys


    SUMMARY: Said former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson: "When I came into the NFL, back in '89, I talked to a Kansas City scout and he said, 'Here's what we do, we videotape the opposing team's signals and then we sync it up with the game film.' So I did it."

    VICTIM: The entire league

    PUNISHED? No





    Spygate (1956)
    TEAM:
    The New York Giants


    SUMMARY: From the Lodi News-Sentinel, October 15, 1956: "The New York Giants, still chuckling about the trick they pulled on their bitter rival, revealed today they stole Coach Paul Brown's radio signals Sunday while scoring their most one-sided triumph over the Cleveland Browns.

    The Giants said they used a powerful receiver on their bench to intercept Brown's radio signals to quarterback George Ratterman and made good use of the informantion during their 21-9 victory at Cleveland.

    Bob Topp, former Michigan end, was New York's chief "space cadet" as the team got on the beam in the electronics craze Brown started in the National Football League a few weeks ago by installing a radio receiver in Ratterman's helmet. Topp operated New York's receiver and passed Brown's calls to Tom Landry of the coaching staff.



    Spygate (2001)

    TEAM: The New York Giants


    SUMMARY: In early 2001, a column from the Toronto Globe and Mail included an item alleging that the Giants were under suspicion from the NFL for eavesdropping on conversations between the offensive staffs and quarterbacks of the Eagles and Vikings during their 2001 playoff victories. No league or team source was quoted and no specific violation was cited. The original article is no longer available, but isreferenced here as well as in other places online.

    According to the Globe and Mail, there were serious allegations running through the league that the New York Giants cheated in the playoffs by intercepting radio transmissions. According to the report, the concerns were brought to the attention of NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue after the Eagles claimed that the Giants were able to listen to the plays being sent via radio from coaches to their quarterback, Donovan McNabb. When the Giants heard the plays, they set up their defense accordingly with hand signals. Apparently similar allegations were being expressed by the Minnesota Vikings after being dominated by the Giants in their game.

    According to the report, the NFL was feverishly trying to keep the issue quiet, what with the Giants having qualified for the Super Bowl.



    DEFLATEGATE (2003)
    TEAM:
    The Arizona Cardinals


    SUMMARY: Ex-Cardinal and retired Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Blake confessed in an interview that removing air from footballs was common when he played in the NFL from 1992-2005.

    "I'm just going to let the cat of the bag, every team does it, every game, it has been since I played," the ex-Cardinal QB said Wednesday in a radio interview on the "Midday 180" show on Nashville's 104.5 The Zone. "Cause when you take the balls out of the bag, they are rock hard. And you can't feel the ball as well. It's too hard.


    Too many to post. :c
     
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    http://yourteamcheats.com/


    THE COLTS CHEATING
    ....:haha:




    Deflategate (2015)
    TEAM: The Indianapolis Colts


    SUMMARY: After an exhaustive -- but ultimately inconclusive -- 107-day examination of the filthy balls of the Patriots and Colts, "independent" investigator Dr. Ted Wells (note: not a real doctor) determined that the balls of both the Patriots and the Colts were a little too limp and squishy during the first half of the 2015 AFC Championship Game.

    Although the Wells investigation was hired by the NFL to dig up dirt implicating the Patriots, it actually unwittingly uncovered the Colts own ball deflation cheating. At halftime AND at the end of the game, four Colts' footballs were tested and in both cases 3 out of the 4 footballs were found to be deflated below the legal 12.5 PSI minimum on at least one official's gauge (p 69 & p 73 of the hugely expensive Wells Report).

    Speculates Kerry Byrne (of ColdHardFootballFacts.com) on why the officials only tested four Colts footballs: "Consider this scenario: Imagine if 11 of 12 Colts footballs checked in under 12.5 PSI by at least one official. And, remember, 3 of 4 did. Those results certainly would have taken the wind out of the sails of the SS Witch Hunt. And that must have appeared like a very real probability once officials checked the first four Colts footballs. Seems 'more probable than not' that NFL officials stopped out of convenience rather than a genuine interest in the truth or integrity."

    The Wells Report evidence clearly suggests that it was more probable than not that the Colts played the entire AFC Championship Game with illegally deflated footballs. The report doesn't mention if the Colts balls were tested at the same time as the Patriots or after the Patriots were all tested and reinflated with air. It actually matters, because if the Colts balls were in the warm locker room longer than the Patriots balls, they would have had a longer period of time to reverse the effects of the Ideal Gas Law effect, hiding some of their deflation in relation to the colder Patriots balls.



    Noisegate (2007)
    TEAM: The Indianapolis Colts


    SUMMARY: AKA "GoesTo11gate", thanks CBS Minnesota! The Colts were caught on tape piping in artificial crowd noise during the 2007 Colts-Patriots game in an attempt to make it harder for the visiting team to call signals. National TV broadcast even caught a skipping crowd noise on their live broadcast.

    Near the end, you notice some repeating reverb coming from the Indianapolis faithful. The background sound then shuts off, and the crowd sounds a whole lot quieter. Miraculously, the noise was particularly amplified when quarterback Tom Brady was trying to call signals.

    Patriots president Jonathan Kraft told the NFL about the skipping audio and asked the league to take action. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello responded that he was told (by NFL partner CBS) that the weird noise was tape feedback from the CBS production truck, and the sound was limited to the television broadcast and was not heard inside the stadium.

    A Colts security guard, however, blew the whistle on the team, according to WBZ photojournalist Bryan Foley. At least initially, the Colts refused to explicitly denythat they pumped in faked crowd noise to the RCA Dome.


    SuckForLuckgate (2011)
    TEAM: The Indianapolis Colts


    SUMMARY: In 2011, the Colts were accused of intentionally losing games to earn the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft so they could select star Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Fans of the Colts dubbed it the "Suck for Luck" campaign. Fans of competitive integrity called it blatant and ham-handed cheating.

    VICTIM: The entire league


    Noisegate (2005)
    TEAM: The Indianapolis Colts


    SUMMARY: From reporter Childs Walker of the Baltimore Sun: "Many at home with cheating. The din produced by Indianapolis Colts fans on Nov. 28 [2005] grew so loud that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger couldn't bark signalsto the center crouching just before him."

    It was so loud that, according to some commentators, it couldn't have been human. After the Colts won, 26-7, several media figures accused the team of pumping artificial noise into the RCA Dome during Steelers possessions."

    "The practice would be against league rules (the Washington Redskins drew a $20,000 fine in 2000 for blasting cheerleader noise), but the Colts denied the charge, and the NFL has declined to investigate."

    "Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, however, picked up on the complaints last week, telling his team's Web site, Jaguars.com, 'They've done it for a long time.'"
     
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    Metalheavy19 Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as I now have 500 likes allow me to explain....The Patriots are the Yankees of football. They buy the best talent and still barely pull it off. It's the war of northern aggression all over again. As an aside sports (college is okay) are kinda full blown gay these days, no offense. I will hang up and listen to your response. Thank you, goodnight!
     
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    Who have they bought? Tom Brady was picked #199 in the draft. Any team could've got him. :)
     
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    Thank god I found you in time. I've been warning everyone swinging on Brady's testicles to get a strong grip cuz it's about to get crazy. Good luck and hang on tight!
     
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    they retained the QB, the ex con, the new pollack TE, few receivers and the defense
     
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    Didn't they draft Gronkowski after 41 teams went?
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    I have a loose grip ha. "Cheating" goes on in every sport. Every team does it and has done it since the leagues started. So how anyone can yell at one team for age old practices while they root for their team who has done the same?? It's insane. :snicker:
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    Hernandez = draft pick, big pollack = draft pick
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Yeah, so not bought players. That was my point.
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    Nope. Good draft picks.
     
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    Cheating on your taxes is OK until you get caught. try to tell the IRS that everybody's doing it and they should let you go.
     
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    It doesn't matter what we think about the Patriots anyway. 31 other billionaire football team owners are pissed of and they're going to drive him into the dirt
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    It's not real life, it;s just sports and every team has done it in time. It's not taxes. It's because its a soft world today that this is a big deal.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Really these owners are pissed off?? Hmmm :haha:


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybr...ught-cheating-and-with-it-nfl-penalizes-them/

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/spor...it-to-cheating-why-arent-fans-upset/22852075/



    The NFL, through Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent, announced today that the use of a cell phone on multiple occasions during games in 2014 by Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer was a violation of NFL rules that prohibit certain uses of electronic devices during games

    The Atlanta Falcons acknowledged the use of pre-recorded crowd noise in violation of NFL rules during home games throughout the 2013 season and into the 2014 season until the club was notified last November that the violation had been identified. The rule states that “at no point during the game can artificial crowd noise or amplified crowd noise be played in the stadium.” Based on the full record, the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 Draft. If the Falcons have multiple picks in that round, the highest selection will be forfeited.


    What about all the owners with multiple steroid suspension players? They are pissed?? Insane.
     
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    All of this should be called "Deflectgate" So long as the media keeps their sights on the Patriots, they won't notice the former players dying from concussions, shitty health benefits, going bankrupt and criminals committing every possible type of crime
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    They're pissed because they cheat and lose
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    No cheaters but the Patriots..:bigthink:


    I thought AROD's PED use was cheating???

    Steroid suspensions in the NFL. Are fans of these teams trashing the Patriots or AROD??

    PED suspensions since 2010...

    Washington Redskins – 10 suspensions

    Seattle Seahawks – 9 suspensions

    Indianapolis Colts – 6 suspensions

    Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 5 suspensions each


     
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    the irrational patriots hate makes a lot of dudes look like hysterical idiotic cunts. I don't even watch, read or listen to the over the top fucken whining horseshit. its embarrassing to manhood.