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    scallas, you're welcome to your opinion, but I don't agree with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scallas View Post
    Michael Jordan and Tiki Barber, among numerous other athletes, have lied and cheated on their wives. Darryl Strawberry and Pete Rose, among numerous others, were convicted for tax fraud. I can go on and on. Am I defending these behaviors? Absolutely not, these were poor decisions. How many of you have friends or relatives who have made poor decisions? Probably every one of us knows someone who has, if not you yourself. Does that mean you hate them? Seems like we're getting a little high and mighty when it comes to Chael is all I'm saying. Nobody has to like him or even respect him, but no need to trash him.
    I dont see Jordan or Tiki on TV sitting in there chair talking shit about a guy they were supposed to face off with, throwing them under the bus, calling them a liar and cheater all while doing the same if not worse.

    You take that high and mighty I'm always right attitude, coupled with the fact he is a liar, cheat, and criminal then your not exactly comparing apples to apples now are you.

    Tax fraud is one thing, its not screwing people out of there homes. Cheating on your wife is bad, but its a personal dec, cheating in sports is public. He has had a couple of one liners that were funny on the surface when you are drinking but thats really about it. I wasnt impressed when Babalu subbed him back in the day and even when he went on his run thats all I ever saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scallas View Post
    Michael Jordan and Tiki Barber, among numerous other athletes, have lied and cheated on their wives. Darryl Strawberry and Pete Rose, among numerous others, were convicted for tax fraud. I can go on and on. Am I defending these behaviors? Absolutely not, these were poor decisions. How many of you have friends or relatives who have made poor decisions? Probably every one of us knows someone who has, if not you yourself. Does that mean you hate them? Seems like we're getting a little high and mighty when it comes to Chael is all I'm saying. Nobody has to like him or even respect him, but no need to trash him.
    The people you mentioned, including my friends, have not seen fit to maintain their lies through misdirection, trashing others, and creating new lies once found out. Poor decisions are just that. Continuing the behavior is a pattern that shows the character of the individual. See the difference?

    Moreover, even Pete rose has come clean.....where's chael?

    Save your support for those deserving of it. It's far more valuable when you do so.

    And by the way, you never once asked me if I thought those were scum so you have no idea what my opinion of them happens to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    No.

    He was the real estate agent in the equation. He arranged for false repairs to be completed on the home which were not completed and the home owner was able to borrow extra when purchasing it. In essence, allowing someone to borrow 180k for what was still a 120k house. The key to real estate is that it is secured with property equivalent to what is borrowed to protect the lender and borrower.

    Real estate fraud and money laundering. Sonnen would have collected a percentage of the total sale; often 3-6%.
    Got it. That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

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    White: 2nd chance for Chael depends on how he handles this
    Fang then inquired about the possibility of a second chance down the line.

    "I care about the guy very much, and hopefully... you know, it all depends on how he handles it. America's a very forgiving place for guys who do the right thing. And you see what happens with the guys who dig their heels in and try to battle - it doesn't work out well for them."

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    I don't watch a lot of other sports. Are there many guys with questionable pasts who do commentary on major outlets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    I don't watch a lot of other sports. Are there many guys with questionable pasts who do commentary on major outlets?
    Honestly no, most of them get canned. I remember FOX let go of a baseball color commentator because he made an on air joke about their in between innings guest stealing his wallet (the guest was latin). He was fired within the week.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it was FOX that put the pressure on the UFC to get rid of Sonnen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if it was FOX that put the pressure on the UFC to get rid of Sonnen.
    That's the only thing Fox has gotten right since picking up The Simpsons in the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    That's the only thing Fox has gotten right since picking up The Simpsons in the 90's.

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    Hahaha remember this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    Hahaha remember this?

    ...that nonsense inspired one of the greatest Propagandhi songs ever. Laser pucks actually moved Canadian hyperliberal vegan pacifists to declare war on the US. Isn't that awesome?



    A new iron curtain drawn across the 49th parallel. Cut all diplomatic ties as we expel all American dignitaries and issue a nation-wide travel advisory for any others left inside. Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. The burned out shells of south-bound traffic lay strewn along a cold stretch of would-be interstate. Still visible below their charred remains: Pax Americana plates. Your stupid fucking laser-pucks™ were just the start. And while you may stand six full cubits and a span, we got a shepherd’s sling and five stones in our hand and the battle of 1812 lives in our hearts. We don’t care if we’re destroyed. We’ll never capitulate. We’ll take the whole fucking world down with us in flames. Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm. We got a good 15 years left ‘til the United We Stand murals on West Broadway finally fade and we wave good-bye to such sad, childish refrains. Replaced with other stupid lullabies like you can have my guns when you pry them from my cold dead hands. Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.
    Potemkin City Limits is one of the discs I use to drown out Rogan and Goldie on a regular basis.

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