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Old 12-15-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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Come on NFL. Stop being money moochers. That fad is getting old. Its been going aorund for like a million years
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Not only "money moochers," but hypocrites as well: Who do you think benefits the most by knowing which players are "doubtful" and which players are "questionable" every week?

Indeed, there is an old story about this: Back in the '60s the talent gap between teams like Lombardi's Packers and the worst teams in the league was so wide that the NFL feared point-shaving scandals might happen - so Pete Rozelle went on bended knee to the Vegas oddsmakers and pleaded with them to keep the biggest mismatches "off the board," that is to say, quote no line (and take no bets) at all on such games, promising to make it "worth their while" if they complied. The vast majority of them did, but a few sports books, especially in the Caribbean, didn't go along - and this is the origin of the terms "outlaw line" and "offshore line."

The "quid pro quo" came in 1978, when the current procedure of releasing the injury lists to the general public was implemented - this provision conveniently buried in the package of rules changes that included the "chuck rule" and other revisions designed to create more offense.

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