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azjetfan Icon : (Today, 07:24 PM) SUCK FOR THE DUCK! Learn it, live it love it
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:32 PM) WE NEED 7 POINTS
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:32 PM) GET IT IN THE ENDZONE FUCKERS
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:33 PM) automatic 1st down
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:33 PM) GET THIS IN NOW!!!!
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:34 PM) horrible sack
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:34 PM) but better than a turnover
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:35 PM) wtf was that
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:35 PM) we were within the 5 and can't do shit
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:35 PM) DAMNIT
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:35 PM) incomplete settle for 3
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:36 PM) and that was almost a pick
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:36 PM) bad throw
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:36 PM) GG. Do you take meds man? Serious question. You are the most stressed out person on the forum.
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:36 PM) vick better not be hurt
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:37 PM) Are you stressed like this all the time or just with sports?
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:37 PM) I'm stressed all the time
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:37 PM) I'm very short fused
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:38 PM) You think Im messing with you man but high stress levels can lead to early death
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:39 PM) I wasn't supposed to be alive now so whatever I live going forward is good
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:39 PM) but I'm healthy as f***
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:39 PM) You really should take meds ti help calm you down. My wife Im separated is bi-polar. She has to stay on meds to manage her emotions
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:40 PM) I'm good
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:40 PM) I don't need meds
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:41 PM) I'm stable and just express my anger instead of letting it boil up like a bomb
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:41 PM) Seriously though Im not messing with you on the matter. Im being completely serious. Its not good for anyone to be constantly stressed all the time. Everyone has stress but to much of it is very unhealthy
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:41 PM) but this f***ing offense is just that offensive
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:42 PM) I'm watching the game dude and we are beating ourselves just watch the game
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:42 PM) If you drink a lot of caffeine you might want to try to cut it down a lot or totally
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:43 PM) I don't drink coffee I just drink soda
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:43 PM) Its cool I will leave you alone. Just figured Id say something. We have been members a long time of the forum and I see you stressed on the chat board pretty much every week
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:43 PM) but I'm watching the game
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:45 PM) we look like absolute trash tonight
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:45 PM) we are so f***ing rusty
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:45 PM) FIRE REX!!!!!
azjetfan Icon : (Today, 07:45 PM) Who was the kid on Southpark? Tweek? The kids who parents owned the coffee shop
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:47 PM) Geno is a little more accurate than Vick but Vick works better with the oline we have because of his mobility
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:47 PM) we suck
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:47 PM) we look like total ass
azjetfan Icon : (Today, 07:47 PM) I think we all resemble a Southpark character. Tweek is 2003
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:48 PM) Has Conner been inactive all year. I didnt even relaize he was back on the team until tonight
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:48 PM) then checked and saw he was was resigned Sep 30th
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:50 PM) Im ure the org will adress the oline in the off season. Jets have a lot of money to spend and the team is still in rebuilding mode
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Today, 07:55 PM) wow they went for it and got DENIED!!!!!
ROBJETS Icon : (Today, 07:55 PM) Completely rebuilding the oline is even more important than corners. If the Jets oline cant stop the pressure we cant run or pass
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 09:58 AM

NFL done, congressmen turn next to NBA

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer
April 28, 2005


WASHINGTON (AP) -- First, Major League Baseball was summoned by Congress and chastised for a steroids policy that the sport promptly altered. Next up was the NFL, which strengthened its drug program on the eve of a trip to Capitol Hill.

Now it's the NBA's turn to face lawmakers, and commissioner David Stern already is talking about getting tougher testing into a new deal with his players' union.

Even as the House Government Reform Committee moves closer to offering legislation establishing uniform steroid rules for major U.S. sports, the leagues themselves are changing their programs.

``I don't know how the public feels about this, but I think members are pretty united on this. It's a huge issue, and it needs to be taken care of,'' chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., said after Wednesday's five-hour session on football.

``That's why it's important consulting with the NFL, Major League Baseball -- we'll be doing the NBA next -- talking about what their policies are so we don't do something stupid as we implement it.''

Worried that steroid use among pro athletes encourages youths to try the drugs, the committee is examining the testing policies of more than a half-dozen sports.

``How is the average American supposed to look at the size, strength and speed of today's NFL linebackers and not conclude that they might be taking performance-enhancing drugs?'' Davis asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Said Tagliabue: ``We don't feel that there is rampant cheating in our sport.''

The proceedings were not nearly as contentious as on March 17, when Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and other current and former baseball stars were compelled to appear and faced direct questions about whether they and other players used steroids. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, also a witness, was roundly criticized for his sport's policy, which lawmakers said was too lenient.

More than once Wednesday, congressmen prefaced remarks or questions by calling the NFL's appearance a ``breath of fresh air.''

``With all due respect, the commissioner of baseball hadn't even read the document that he had given us,'' Connecticut Republican Christopher Shays said. ``I kind of love you guys, and yet I shouldn't because I still have problems.''

In particular, he asked why a player would have to fail four tests before getting banned for life. Some lawmakers asked the 10 witnesses whether the size of today's NFL players is evidence of steroid use. Others asked whether amphetamines should be banned and when growth hormone will be checked for (Tagliabue said there's no credible test yet).

The NFL announced Tuesday that it's tripling from two to six the number of random offseason tests that players can face. The league is also adding to its list of banned performance-enhancers.

The NFL began testing for steroids in 1987, added suspensions in 1989, and instituted year-round random testing in 1990. Fifty-four players have been suspended, and Tagliabue said an additional 57 retired after testing positive. A first offense carries a four-game ban.

``We would be naive to not be aware that there are people out there who are trying to stay ahead of the curve,'' NFL Players Association chief executive Gene Upshaw said. ``As soon as we find out about something, we do something about it.''

Baseball banned steroids in September 2002, instituted mandatory 10-day suspensions this season -- and only eliminated a provision allowing for fines instead of bans after facing the committee.

The NHL does not test players for performance-enhancing drugs, while the NBA suspends first-time offenders for five games.

Stern, attending a playoff game in Chicago, said league officials ``absolutely'' would testify if asked, although he noted there are time constraints right now, including the postseason and labor negotiations.

Those talks include the possibility of expanded testing for performance-enhancing drugs.

``It's incumbent upon every sport to just have rules that demonstrate to their fans that, if you're in the NBA, you submit to a certain amount of testing,'' Stern said. ``It's really a covenant with the fans, especially the young ones.''

AP National Writer Nancy Armour contributed to this report.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:10 AM

Oh, I thought maybe Ron had put one into effect. hi.gif
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