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NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

Posted on: October 20, 2010 11:06 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Perhaps you recall something yesterday about concussions and big hits? Yeah, it was mentioned briefly, and some people got fined and the NFL vowed to stop the on-the-field vigilantes who were running around and launching themselves into other players.

And then they forgot to get their photo vendors to get rid of all the pictures of those big hits. Replay Photos, an outside photo vendor, had the James Harrison and Brandon Meriweather pictures available for sale.

The problem with that is the access from NFL.com to Replay Photos, as well as the fact that with everything going on, the NFL didn't properly vet the full collection of photos before posting them up.

Greg Aiello, NFL spokesman, issued the following statement on Wednesday morning: "We regret [the] mistake. Those photos will be removed ASAP & we will ensure no photos of illegal plays are available again."

It's what the NFL has to do -- if it continued to profit off the big hits that people love (but which are dangerous) while fining the players who's actions were photographed, the outcry would be insane. And the hypocrisy would be a bit much too -- but it's safe to say that they still have some work to do on the store end of things.

Since, you know, anyone with a credit card can go purchase "Moment of Impact" and go "under the pile with some of the game's roughest customers"! 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:31 pm
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 2:04 pm
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

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Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 8:56 am
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

Let's have the cameras cut away from any tough hits in live action. Let's eliminate 1/2 of the highlights and only show TD passed to receivers that make it into the end zone untouched.  Maybe the National Flag Football league would be a better thing.  Or the National Two-hand Touch Football League.  The NFL has experienced crazy growth and they are going to shoot themselves.  As sell-outs are no longer a guarantee, the league has officially begun its decline from what will be known as the "glory years".  I think it started when they outlawed the horse collar tackle because TO got hurt.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 8:04 am
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

I'm sure they are sorry about it.  And about as sincerely as Merriweather expressed his sorrow about the hit on Todd Heap.  Only Goodell could talk out of both sides of his mouth without his lips ever moving.  The man's nothing but a pimp.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2010 6:33 am
 

GOODELL MUST GO!!

CBS/Brinson ..you need to correct your article.  You refer to the hits as "illegal".....incorrect..
.they were NOT ALL illegal.
Harrison's did not draw flags - hence, they were legal...Cribbs was turned into Harrison..the hit on Mass was totally legal, Robinson's was legal..the only one dirty was Merriweather's.     The NFL just does not LIKE them....hence they are SAYING they are illegal.

Stop being a shill for the league.  Call out Goodell and these ibeciles for the TOOLS that they are...use media as a force for GOOD change for ONCE.  All sites need to go ANTI NFL to stop them from destroying the game.



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2010 11:59 pm
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

Since the NFL is going gay......I guess I will have to start watching:

NACAR, that is until they only allow the top speed during the race to be 90 mph and absolutely no drafting (must keep 2 car lengths behind) or bumping.

MLB, that is until the pitchers cannot throw faster than 60 mph and the batter must stand behind a protective net

NHL, that is until the puck is changed from hard rubber to a nerf type material and the glass is fit with airbags

NBA, that is....well really don't care about B-Ball.

PGA, now there is a game!  Wink  club face to ball impact....yeah baby...a real CONTACT sport!




Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2010 10:45 pm
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

TIME TO SAY ADDIOS GOODELL.  YOU ARE RUINING THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.  CAN WE SEND FEMALE REPORTERS INTO YOUR HOUSE WHILE YOU TAKE A SHOWER TO GET DOWN TO THE DIRTY TRUTH OF WHO IS ACTUALLY RUNNING THE SHOW.  MAYBE YOUR WIFE COULD STAND OUTSIDE THE HOUSE WHILE YOU MAKE YOUR REPORT FROM THE SHOWER.  SEEMS YOU DONT THINK OF THE PLAYERS WIFES OR GIRLFRIENDS ON THAT MATTER AND WHAT ABOUT THE PLAYERS CHILDREN WHO HAVE TO HEAR THAT THEIR FATHER IS IN THE LOCKER ROOM GETTING DRESSED WHILE FEMALE REPORTERS ARE IN THERE.  THAT IS BS.  GROW UP GOODELL OR GET THE HELL OUT OF FOOTBALL.  HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR THESE GENTLEMEN WHO DO HAVE A COLLEGE EDUCATION.  IF  I WAS COMING OUT OF COLLEGE AND BEING DRAFTED BECAUSE I WAS A GOOD PLAYER I THINK IWOULD PUT IN MY CONTRACT THAT....... I PRACTICE DURING THE WEEK AND PLAY THE WEEKEND GAME OTHER THAN THAT MY TIME AWAY FROM THE FIELD IS MY TIME AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO IT.  ITS CALLED FREEDOM .....SLAVERY HAS BEEN ABOLISHED FOR A LONG TIME.  OWNERSHIP OF ANOTHER HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL.




Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2010 10:42 pm
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

We should all start watching Nascar.  It is safer and we have to always face the challenge of steering to our left.  I think I can steer to the left the bestest.



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 10:25 pm
 

NFL regrets sale of big hit photos on website

I'm already not watching.  And not doing fantasy leagues either.  For me it was the stupid rules before about touching or accidently breathing on quarterbacks and the ridiculous sideline rules.  And now this stuff about not hitting.  Football is about hitting -- you want the defense to hit so hard the offense doesn't get up and you want the offense to avoid getting hit (including protecting the guy with the ball -- qb or blocking for the runner).

Too much rules now.  Way too boring a game to watch.


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