Lions to draft Stafford

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  1. Nemo

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    Then I wish these dunderheads were in charge of my salary....:pound:
     
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    Sure. I mean, the fans are the one who drive player salaries, by being such a great audience for advertisers, by buying tickets and schwag. If the fans did not invest so much into the game, then the money would not be there for the players.

    Excess (surplus) is based on the labour theory of value. We see these guys doing nothing, but being guaranteed money. The other side of that is that these guys are rare properties, they are very exclusive, and with so much money available for players, then the rarest, shiniest, newest are going to get their cut (subjective theory of value).

    The NBA has a more traditional players union that punishes rookies and rewards older players. The NFL is much more cutthroat which is why guys secure guaranteed money when they have the leverage to do so.

    I do agree, the salaries are huge, but if I was playing, I would not leave money on the table either. I would get every nickel guaranteed that I could.
     
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    All valid points. It's just my opinion that we'd be better off with the LBer. Their success rate is much higher than that of the pro QB candidate. Just didn't seem worth the risk. I'll never deny a person their ability to make a wage based on supply vs demand. I'll just hope that the NFL wakes up and changes their salary structure for rookies.
     
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    Da Lions. lol

    I didn't like it, but I like it now. It's part of parity. You suck, so you get a high pick. But if you get too high of a pick, you lose out on cap space.

    It's a self-check system.

    The system I don't like, is the NBA. Where LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are MVP candidates making less than the league average early in their careers. Meanwhile guys like Stephon Marbury who no one even wants to dress are sucking up $20 million a year.

    The NBA has the much more traditionally protectionist union. And I think you can see the difference in the way to two leagues are run. The NFL and MLB are both bigger and they are both much more free market than the NBA even though the NBA has the greater international appeal and is the sport kids can play with little equipment or organization.
     
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    One of the proposals being considered is your placement in the order of the draft. In other words, with the worst record season, a team could choose to draft anyplace in the round. With a lower pool of talent this season, the Lions could have gone down to 5th or 6th and still gotten a serviceable starter, but save dough. However, if there is one stud just hanging out in college...go 1st and get him. This would be ok with me...
     
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    u got it right on!!
     
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    ESPN'S COVERAGE IS RIUNING THIS DRAFT!!!!
    THEY have cameras in everybody's house.
    They are worse the CTU!!!
     
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    Freddie Scott couldn't hold on to the ball.
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    I bet Stafford is starting after 2 games.
    [wolves howling]
     
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    lions will get ray maugululalala at number 20!! watch
     
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    Hit us back with that Skoo.
     
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    gettin close...Chargers take English! Now , we can take Perry at DT with number 20 and Animal JR at 34.
     
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    philly takes maclin!!! hahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahaha

    Lions CANT mess this up! We can:

    trade down
    take Ray ray
    Take Perry
    Take Matthews

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    what!!!!!!!!!!???????????????


    MILLEN LIVES!! PETTIGREW!!?
     
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    I hope Laurinaitis falls to 33.
     
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    Love the fact that the Lions are drafting all of these linemen. Shows that they understand their most important needs.
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    A tight end...What a bunch of idiots.
     
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    :pound::pound:

    well Kiper said he was the 7th best player in the draft.......
     
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    TE is a lineman. A nice safety valve.
    F weapons give me stoppers
     
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    The story on Pettigrew: dude assaulted a cop back in 08.
    An excellent blocker as well as a more-than capable receiver, Pettigrew is the consensus top tight end in this year's draft. He finished his four-year career at Oklahoma State with 112 receptions for 1,450 yards and nine touchdowns in 47 games - receiving numbers which likely would have been higher had he not performed mostly a blocking role as an underclassman. Though he didn't find the end zone while hampered by an ankle injury in 2008, Pettigrew caught a career-high 42 passes for 472 yards to help the Cowboys go 9-4 in the ultra-competitive Big 12. Pettigrew was at his best against top-caliber competition as a senior. He posted season highs of eight receptions and 83 yards in a 28-24 loss at then-No. 1 Texas on Oct. 25, and caught seven passes for 72 yards against then-No. 2 Texas Tech two weeks later. He had six receptions for 51 yards in a 42-31 Holiday Bowl loss to Oregon. A very strong and athletic player, Pettigrew nonetheless ran a mildly disappointing time of 4.87 seconds in the 40 at the combine in February. Also potentially hurting his draft stock, he was arrested Jan. 20, 2008, on a felony charge of assault and battery of a police officer. However, Pettigrew is nearly certain to be drafted in the first round, and has a chance to join Kellen Winslow (2004) and Vernon Davis (2006) as the only tight ends this decade selected in the top 10 overall
     
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    They can, Peter Pan, they CAN mess this up! If YOU BElieve!!!! :pound:
     

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