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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 02:56 PM
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15. Jim McMahon would be VERY surprised to hear that there's an unwritten rule
Edited on Thu Nov-01-07 03:08 PM by rocknation
...By 1986 McMahon's reputation as a winner was undisputed, but he was unpopular in many NFL cities due to his sarcastic and pointed comments, and a penchant for candor. He was considered injury-prone and a smart aleck. This negative reputation began to hurt the Bears, as defenders singled McMahon out for punishment on the field.

Before a typically hard-fought contest against the Green Bay Packers in November, Packers defensive lineman Charles Martin proudly displayed a handtowel in warmups with the numbers of Bears stars listed on it, and claimed it was a "hit list" for the game. Martin was allowed to wear the towel in the game, and after a McMahon interception he sauntered over to the quarterback from behind, grabbed him and body slammed him into the rock-hard artificial turf...

Bears players attended to the stunned and injured McMahon as fights broke out and Martin was ejected. The crowd and the Bears players and staff were incensed. McMahon suffered a separated shoulder which ended his season. The enraged Bears defense showed no mercy on the ensuing drive, as the Packers suffered losses on three consecutive plays, then sustained a blocked punt resulting in a Bears touchdown...

A similar scenario occurred in 1988 at New England when a Patriots defender twisted McMahon's knee and ended his regular season. The play was widely held to have been an intentional and illegal act, but no action was taken by the NFL...
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  -How screwed up is this? Highway61  Nov-01-07 02:17 PM   #0 
  - I doubt that will happen. There is an unwritten rule that players don't  madinmaryland   Nov-01-07 02:19 PM   #1 
  - I sure hope your right...n/t  Highway61   Nov-01-07 02:24 PM   #2 
  - It's kind of the "mutually assured destruction" reason that keeps  madinmaryland   Nov-01-07 02:36 PM   #8 
  - it may be an "unwritten rule" . . . but I believe there is a history of it . . .  DrDan   Nov-01-07 02:43 PM   #13 
     - Jim McMahon would be VERY surprised to hear that there's an unwritten rule  rocknation   Nov-01-07 02:56 PM   #15 
     - Yes there is a history of it, and Belichek is pushing the envelope.  madinmaryland   Nov-01-07 02:58 PM   #16 
  - It's remarkable that he hasn't already gone down with an injury.  Sentinel Chicken   Nov-01-07 02:24 PM   #3 
  - "I think I broke his fuckin' neck!"  D__S   Nov-01-07 02:27 PM   #4 
  - whew  Highway61   Nov-01-07 02:29 PM   #5 
     - Nahh...  D__S   Nov-01-07 02:36 PM   #9 
        - whoa  Highway61   Nov-01-07 02:43 PM   #12 
  - I guess you don't remember players like..  Virginia Dare   Nov-01-07 02:34 PM   #6 
  - Screwed  rudeboy666   Nov-01-07 02:35 PM   #7 
  - Sounds like  Highway61   Nov-01-07 02:38 PM   #10 
  - The NE coach has to take some of the blame  rocknation   Nov-01-07 02:42 PM   #11 
  - Um, not screwed up at all  hnmnf   Nov-01-07 02:45 PM   #14 
     - as a Pats fan, I don't agree with you  cali   Nov-01-07 02:59 PM   #17 
        - Bill Belichick is a cheater who runs up the scores to prove something to the entire league  hnmnf   Nov-01-07 03:07 PM   #18 
        - He's a great coach who's built a great team. No, I'm not  cali   Nov-01-07 03:10 PM   #19 
        - I'm no Pats fan  Goblinmonger   Nov-01-07 03:16 PM   #21 
        - There are a number of OPs in Sports discussing this "running up the score" issue  getalonglittledoggie   Nov-01-07 03:14 PM   #20 
        - so violence is OK with you?  Highway61   Nov-01-07 04:52 PM   #22 
 

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