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When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

Remembering Buddy and the Bounty Bowls. It is amazing how we hear the same rhetoric 23 years later.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2013, 5:11am

1 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Aaron Brooks Good Twin // Apr 13, 2012 - 9:14am

Do kickers really count as NFL players?

Especially kickers in the late 80s?

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2 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Independent George // Apr 13, 2012 - 10:40am

Wife-slapping and drunk driving used to be mainstream punchlines, too.

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6 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Theo // Apr 15, 2012 - 6:26pm

It's all fun and games, until someone loses an eye.

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3 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Led // Apr 13, 2012 - 10:52am

This is exactly like last time....except that the league actually found evidence of wrongdoing this time.

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4 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Lance // Apr 13, 2012 - 2:24pm

I think that Golic was saying on Mike and Mike that there was no bounty in that game, and it was more like "hey, rookie, go take out that kicker."

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5 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by erniecohen // Apr 14, 2012 - 9:21pm

I think that the salient point is that 23 years ago, nobody cared whether players were being incented to hurt each other; the concern was that teams were paying players under the table.

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7 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by RickD // Apr 15, 2012 - 9:19pm

Incented?

(shudder)

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8 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by nat // Apr 16, 2012 - 9:10am

What's your problem?
The utilization of "incented" has a high degree of functionality, when actualized in a subjective framework.

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9 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Independent George // Apr 16, 2012 - 11:42am

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

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11 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Bowl Game Anomaly // Apr 22, 2012 - 1:48pm

The problem is that there's already a (sort-of) word for that- incentivised, which has a higher degree of functionality because "incent" doesn't mean anything.

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12 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by BaronFoobarstein // Apr 22, 2012 - 2:38pm

I am incented that you would impugnify such a word.

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14 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Dragon Pie // Sep 11, 2012 - 12:52am

I'm more opposed to douchetastic grammar corrections than I am to unnecessary but functional neologimacizing.

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10 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Hank // Apr 18, 2012 - 5:01pm

It's the viewership that has also changed. Bounties don't have a place in a game of skill. This isn't wrestling.

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13 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by Jakub // Aug 07, 2012 - 4:48pm

NFL is just going soft for the mainstream audience.

Too much money involved now, gotta protect their image.

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15 Re: When the N.F.L.'s Culture of Violence Seemed Funny

by sera // Oct 15, 2012 - 2:36pm

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