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Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthIntegral, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    That's my whole point. It's one thing to, say, speculate that Lance Briggs abandoned his crashed Lamborghini because he was trying to avoid a breathalyzer test, because if that turns out to be false, it's not that serious of a charge. Openly speculating that someone might be a murderer when they could yet turn out not to be is a bit different.
     
  2. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    They can report on the alleged issues and report that an arrest is "likely" -- the same as ABC is doing, which they link to from their website.
     
  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    He's not doing himself any favors by reportedly destroying his own security system and cell phone.
     
  4. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    I have a feeling that the hammer is going to fall on him very soon. High profile case, the police are going to want to make sure they have all their ducks in a row before they act
     
  5. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    I also have a feeling his career in Foxboro is going to become quite short. I'm not a Patriot fan, but Belcheck isn't going to tolerate everything going on with this. The Patriots aren't the Bengals.
     
  6. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, compare SI's handling of it -- the NBA finals get the main story treatment, but "Source: Patriots' Hernandez likely to be arrested" is atop the "top stories" sidebar, and the NFL portal has it with full top story treatment, with seven stories or videos linked, a lot of background research, analysis, everything. ESPN has the less-informative "ABC: Hernandez not ruled out as suspect" as their third story down the headlines sidebar. On their NFL portal, it's the first headline on the sidebar, but it can't break into the main "top stories" space. Apparently that Seahawks-49ers rivalry is bigger news (as are multiple fluff stories on projections for future seasons and a piece on the rise of tight ends and decline of fullbacks). It also can't break into the divisional "best of NFL blogs" roundup, the top videos, or any of the other highlighted story sections.
     
  7. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    This. They're starting to pay more attention to it now, but all day long it was like just a sixty second "Well police are still questioning Hernandez" for like 60 seconds and then it was back to LaBronapaloza all over ESPN's various channels. Not even First Take, to the best of my knowledge touched on it today.
     
  8. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    PFT is reporting that neighbors heard gunshots.
     
  9. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  10. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    To be fair, given that it's Schapp and he's the ESPN reporter who's been there for most of the week (once ESPN stopped being the LeBron James channel), he likely had little to no sleep at that point (especially given that Hernandez was arrested around 9am EST.). Anyway, evidently Schapp did correct himself and apologize both on air and to Aaron Rodgers on Twitter, who, understandably, wasn't amused by the slip - up.
     
  11. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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  12. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    that may be tunes, but the link isn't working. just takes me to a page on the boards that doesn't exist.

    which, admittedly, could just be my computer being stupid.
     
  13. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Now it works.

    :p
     
  14. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    cool. already read it (found a way around the problem anyway). ;)
     
  15. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Pretty dead on except for the part about the LeBron-a-thon. That could have been much worse, but thankfully the Aaron Hernandez news made that much less worse than what it could have been.

    Thank you, Aaron Hernandez! :p
     
  16. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    you know... thanking someone for either killing someone... or obviously being involved with killing someone somehow... is kinda sick DT. even as a joke.
     
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  17. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Lighten up, trimaj.
     
  18. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    just really struck me as off eeth. i mean, really think about it for a second.

    *shrugs*

    like i said, i know it's a joke. just one that struck me as particularly distasteful.
     
  19. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Welcome to the JC, n00b! :p
     
  20. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Oh, so this I didn't know which makes the "avoidance charges" for ESPN about not posting about Hernandez early slightly worse, imo.

    Hernandez apparently grew up in Bristol, CT.
     
  21. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Allegedly .

    If he's convicted for it, I'll take a more serious tone, Trim.
     
  22. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    yes, allegedly. but it's reasonably obvious he was involved in some capacity. why do all the stuff he did? why's his name on the rental car that was seen in the area? etc, etc.
     
  23. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    So you want to skip due process and just throw the switch on the electric chair?
     
  24. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    o_O

    is that what i said?

    and regardless, there's still a dead man.
     
  25. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Per Deadspin, 9 of the 10 schools on this advertised map of the new American Conference are incorrectly located. What.

    [​IMG]
     
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