Last week, the NFL instituted a new policy to “curb” future Ray Rice incidents. They did it the same way they usually do it: by letting the PR take precedence.
In this episode, we discuss the new personal conduct policy, acronyms that remind us of it, and get probably as cynical as we’ve ever been on the show.
We should note that this is being given the “explicit” tag in iTunes. There is cursing. Don’t listen if you have delicate ears or are in a workplace environment.
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Below are the show notes:
Mailbag (0:40-13:15): Why does the NFL lack transitive properties? Just how much randomness does the average NFL game have it?
Topic at Hand (13:15-end): What to make of the new NFL personal conduct policy?
– The NFL hasn’t really been great at things outside of the business of football — why do they think they can become prosecutors?
— Why did the NFL try to pass this without help from the NFLPA? What does this mean for future negotiations? How fucked is the NFLPA with a 10-year CBA?
— Suspending players multiple games puts them in a position where they will be looked at negatively by NFL teams that always value wins. Not to make a hero out of Adrian Peterson or Greg Hardy, but what have they lost because they were unjustly kept from working by Not The Real American Justice System?
— Is this just going to make domestic violence and the like less-reported rather than actually reducing it? Is that the NFL’s actual ideal outcome?
— Is there a way to read this thing in a non-cynical manner? Danny tries, damnit. He tries.
What do you think? We’d love to hear rebuttals and secondary arguments.
Musical credits: onliness v1.01
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