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Swanny32 20-04-2011 10:34 AM

I'm not going to the Linc with Paul, he'll get his face caved in! Don't really fancy a trip to Philly hospital!

Swanny32 20-04-2011 10:35 AM

And I very much doubt I'm going to be able to afford to take the whole family over to our Moms so I have a few months to twist your arm.

saxoneagle 20-04-2011 10:47 AM

I wouldn't go to Gilette with Paul let alone a road game :p

jazman 20-04-2011 01:49 PM

That is a rather tasty schedule for the Cowboys this year. Here's hoping.

jazman 20-04-2011 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by peagle
Why you not fancy it? I know it's expensive but I always have a good day out. Will be trying to get as many tickets as possible again and make a day of it as I'll be 18 this time too.

50 for my ticket, travel, food and drink is one thing but I would have to more or less double that if I was to take my son. Works out rather expensive when you look at it that way ...

Beckenham Boy 20-04-2011 03:22 PM

So, where we at with all this? :confused:

pauldrulez 20-04-2011 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
I'm not going to the Linc with Paul, he'll get his face caved in! Don't really fancy a trip to Philly hospital!

As a group, we're doing either Pats/Jets and then Giants-Pats. Or Pats-Chiefs MNF followed by a trip to Philly.

I'm not spending a load of money to only see one game.

Swanny32 20-04-2011 03:56 PM

I'm with you Jaz, completely understand where you are coming from, trips for us have become more expensive and my boys get into most places for free at the moment as the youngest is only 10 months old and the eldest is 3 next Friday, but they still need feeding and watering and want cuddly toys and fridge magnets from gift shops, want the odd bit of change for the charity spiral money boxes.....all adds up, hate to think how much it'll cost me in a couple of years when I have to pay for them to get in as well!

Swanny32 20-04-2011 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pauldrulez
As a group, we're doing either Pats/Jets and then Giants-Pats. Or Pats-Chiefs MNF followed by a trip to Philly.

I'm not spending a load of money to only see one game.

My American Mom will kick my ass if I we go all the way to the states and not stay with her for a bit.......not sure if this is going to be affordable for me either but we can definitely look into it I guess.

Beckenham Boy 20-04-2011 03:59 PM

I'm hoping there is a Bears home game Sept 2012 when I am out there for the Ryder Cup

Swanny32 20-04-2011 04:01 PM

I'd have thought so BB, if not then you'll have to extend the trip to make sure you do get to a game.

Beckenham Boy 20-04-2011 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swanny32
I'd have thought so BB, if not then you'll have to extend the trip to make sure you do get to a game.

You would think they would organise it to take advantage of the extra people in the city that week - have to be the Sun before though as nobody will be there if it is final Sunday of the RC!

MNF the week leading up to the RC would be ideal

pauldrulez 20-04-2011 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swanny32
My American Mom will kick my ass if I we go all the way to the states and not stay with her for a bit.......not sure if this is going to be affordable for me either but we can definitely look into it I guess.

I'm going as part of a group anyway :p

LLCOOLSTEVE 20-04-2011 06:02 PM

You might be thinking: I'm on the owners' side in this lockout mess because NFL players are all spoiled, hat-backward millionaires who will no more miss a year's salary than they'll miss their eighth Lexus.

OK, but maybe you should meet …

… Brian Schaefering, Cleveland Browns defensive lineman.

He has a wife, three kids -- all 8 and under -- and a rented house. He doesn't have a shoe deal or a Lloyd's of London policy or a super agent willing to float him till this is over.

Yeah, he's got a safety net -- himself.

"I'll do anything," says Schaefering, 27. "If I have to work for UPS, I will. I got a family to feed. I've paved roads, fixed roofs, done landscaping. I'm not better'n anybody else. I don't want any handouts. I'd be happy with $12 an hour if I could get it."

You hear anything about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wanting to run a road paver lately?

"The problem is," Schaefering says, "who wants to hire a guy who may have to pack up and leave [for the NFL] a month or two into it?"

So Schaefering and his wife are cutting back. They slashed their cable and cell phone bills and chopped their weekly date nights considerably. They used to get a babysitter, then catch dinner and a movie. "Now, it's put the kids to bed and slap in a DVD."

You might be thinking: What the hell has he done with his money he has made so far in the NFL?

Well, he went undrafted in 2008, barely made the practice squad in '09 and finally started nine games for the Browns last season, making $395,000. He says he netted just over $200,000 after taxes. And he had plenty of bills to pay going into last year.

"I hear people joking around about this thing, but it's no joke," he says. "If this goes into the season, my wife might start panicking a little."

You might be thinking: What about these $60,000 checks that went out this week to the players from the NFLPA's lockout war chest? That should pay for a few babysitters, right?

True, but maybe you should meet …

… former Air Force star Chad Hall, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver.

Hall, 24, isn't getting any $60,000. Since transforming himself from an F-16 mechanic into a modern-day "Invincible" with the Eagles, 5-foot-8 Hall hasn't exactly hit the Lotto. He was on the team for only 11 games, so he got the minimum salary, prorated. The most he'll get from the lockout fund is "about $10,000," he says.

Now, he's training friends' kids for whatever they want to pay him -- "I don't really charge a set fee" -- and trying to open a wings restaurant in Atlanta with his sister's boyfriend, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford.

"If we don't have a season, I'll be waiting tables and bartending there," he says. "Plus, my uncle says he has a plumbing job for me. Pays $15 an hour, so that's not bad."

You think Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen will be asking "BBQ or teriyaki?" anytime soon?

You might be thinking: I'm supposed to feel sorry for these guys? At least they had a year of making $400,000. Try making $40,000!"

I guess so, but maybe you should meet …

… University of Wisconsin All-American lineman John Moffitt.

Moffitt is a projected early- to middle-round draft choice, a can't-miss NFL starter who "will make plenty of Pro Bowls once he's signed," says his agent, Mike George.

The problem is, what if he never gets signed?

"I saw some Girl Scouts selling cookies the other day," Moffitt says. "Maybe I could try that?"

Moffitt's got no job and no endorsement deals -- "Nobody wants to see my face on anything," he says -- and "my parents stopped sending my allowance." So George is paying for training and living expenses until something breaks.

After that?

"Well, my dad paints houses in Guilford, Conn.," he says. "I think he'd maybe take me on doing that. But it's kind of hard right now. I hope it doesn't come to that."

You hear anything about Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder hitting up his dad lately?

Plus, staying in top physical shape is a full-time job. "It's not like they can do that and work at Macy's at the same time," George says.

They might have to. Eagles lineman Winston Justice has opened a coffee shop. Teammate Owen Schmitt might student teach. Browns backup WR Rod Windsor is playing for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, where some players are making as little as $400 per game. That barely covers the Advil.

And then there's this: ThePostGame.com recently reported that an estimated 180 NFL players might have signed for "lockout loans," at rates that can climb over 30 percent upon default, to make ends meet.

Not just dumb, desperate.

You might be thinking: So throw these guys a freaking telethon! I don't care. Tell them to stop bitching. The rest of us have real jobs!

I guess. But remember, the players aren't the ones bitching. Among the four big pro sports in this country, these guys picked the one that pays the least money, lasts the fewest years and wrecks the most bodies. They're fine with that.

It's the owners who have taken the football and gone home. It's the owners who want a billion dollars back from the deal they have now. It's the owners who want two more games from the players for nothing. And not a single owner is contemplating roofing at $12 an hour.

So, if you're still thinking you're on the owners' side in this?

Then you're not thinking at all.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6388708

pauldrulez 20-04-2011 06:29 PM

Just watched the Harbaughs live segment on NFL Total Access.

That's some funny shit.

peagle 20-04-2011 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
You might be thinking: I'm on the owners' side in this lockout mess because NFL players are all spoiled, hat-backward millionaires who will no more miss a year's salary than they'll miss their eighth Lexus...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6388708

I don't support the owners over the individual players but over the players' management/representatives. In the individual obviously I feel bad for them (well the ones like these examples, not so much someone like Cromartie).

saxoneagle 20-04-2011 08:58 PM

Don't forget - Drew Brees is a slave.

Swanny32 20-04-2011 10:17 PM

Registration of interest is now open for tickets ladies and gents.......tickets won't actually go on sale until August, IF the CBA is arranged.

y2rich 20-04-2011 11:34 PM

Just pre-registered interest. Will see if I actually fancy it closer to the time.

pauldrulez 21-04-2011 12:32 AM

Again, fully recommend finding a torrent for Jon Gruden's QB features he's done with each QB.

Just watched the Locker one, Gruden is very good on them.


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