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surfin

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Samoans are one of the most represented races in the NFL.

Just where do you get this type of statement from, that is so far from the truth it's not funny. Just .7% of NFL players are from an Asian/Pacific Island descent so even if they were half of that .7 it hardly constitutes "one of the most represented races."

In Black and White: A Racial Breakdown of the NFL
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This season the NFL has been the cynosure for controversy. Will there soon be another controversy to add to the never-ending list? In particular, is the NFL doing enough to hire and retain African-Americans on and off the field? The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport(TIDES) recently released their annual NFL Racial and Gender Report Card, highlighting key statistics pertaining to race/culture, hiring practices and the league’s inclusion efforts. Key findings and areas where the NFL still needs improvement:

NFL Ownership:

Currently there are no African-American NFL franchise owners. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only NFL franchise to have a majority owner of color. Shahid Khan, a Pakistani-born American businessman, joined NFL ownership in 2012.

NFL Coaches:

There are currently four African-American head coaches: Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers), Jim Caldwell (Detroit Lions), Lovie Smith (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati Bengals). African-American coaches comprise 13% of all coaching positions in the NFL. Despite the consistently low number of African-American head coaches, 9 out of the last 15 Super Bowl teams had either an African-American head coach or General Manager.

NFL General Managers:

This season the number of African-American General Managers increased to 7 from 6 in 2013.The following teams have African-American General Managers: Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and Houston Texans. Although African-American General Managers only comprise 24% of all General Manager positions in the NFL, this is the highest number of African-American General Managers the NFL has ever seen.

NFL Players:

African-American players currently comprise 67.3% of the league’s players. It is the highest percentage of African-American players since the 2003 season. The remaining racial breakdown of NFL players is: 31% Caucasian, .7% Asian/Pacific Islander, .6% Latinos and 2% International and Other. The key positions dominated by African-American players are Cornerback (97% of NFL Cornerbacks are African-American) and Wide Receivers (84% of NFL Wide Receivers are African-American). On the other hand, the key positions dominated by Caucasian players are Quarterback (82%) and Center (84%). Special teams are also primarily comprised of Caucasian players (97% in 2013 and 98% in 2012.
 
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bruce

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Just where do you get this type of statement from
On a population basis, it is well known, that is if you follow the NFL it is;)
"Over 70 players in the NFL are of Polynesian descent. There are 30 players from American Samoa in the NFL and more than 200 play Division I NCAA Football. A Samoan male is 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than an American non-Samoan."
 
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Wellington Warrior

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So Sandow decided he didn't want to play anymore and just didn't turn up... interesting how that works.

If a club decided not to honour its contract with a player they would be taken to the cleaners by the players and managers. Hope Warrington can do the same to Sandow.

Dragons have come out saying they ain't interested.
 
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snake77

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I haven't watched much Super League this year but what I have watched I recall seeing or reading that Sandow was settling in the UK. The type of play may have suited him but the life style probably didn't compared to back home in Australia. Still he had caused quite a few headaches for coaches back here in the NRL to the point it looked like Super League was his last chance. Maybe not.

Some interesting quotes from his coach though. A few less grey hairs and he's been a bit of a pain in the arse. Which coaches in the NRL are already grey? Bennett he likes fixing players but he isn't stupid. My pick the Knights, they are pretty desperate and Nathan Brown is already bald so no worries about the grey hair.;)

A pretty poor move doing it the day before pre season training begins. Shows a real lack of maturity, something a teenager would do (speaking from past experience:oops:).
 

dean

Sandow and Locke, both losers. If you walk out on your contract you be sued. In the meantime, no other football club anywhere should be able to recruit these blokes at any level.
 
bruce

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I haven't watched much Super League this year but what I have watched I recall seeing or reading that Sandow was settling in the UK.
From the few games I have seen he was playing well. The guy is a double edged sword though, just ask SK.
 

kabkram

On a population basis, it is well known, that is if you follow the NFL it is;)
"Over 70 players in the NFL are of Polynesian descent. There are 30 players from American Samoa in the NFL and more than 200 play Division I NCAA Football. A Samoan male is 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than an American non-Samoan."
Is it worth NRL talent scouts looking at College Football players? I don't know what the pay is like in the Canadian league or in other leagues lower than the NFL but surely there must be a wealth of talent that don't make the grade but who might make a successful transition to league .
 
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So Sandow decided he didn't want to play anymore and just didn't turn up... interesting how that works.

If a club decided not to honour its contract with a player they would be taken to the cleaners by the players and managers. Hope Warrington can do the same to Sandow.

Dragons have come out saying they ain't interested.

wow ! if a shit team like the dragons dont want him it will be bush footy for chrissy
 

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Is it worth NRL talent scouts looking at College Football players? I don't know what the pay is like in the Canadian league or in other leagues lower than the NFL but surely there must be a wealth of talent that don't make the grade but who might make a successful transition to league .

There would be a lot of talent, some real top shelf athletes that don't make it.

Problem is, most of them will be early 20's before they either make the NFL or go undrafted, you then have to consider that a lot of these guys are fairly one dimensional. The explosive offensive players would have very limited tackling ability or technique, the defensive players would know very little about catching and passing, let alone the prospect of attacking and defending kicks.

That doesn't even go into the fact that the NFL is designed for short bursts of power while the NRL is as much about endurance as power.

Long story short, the NFL is about specialised positions and the time it would take to take a specialised NFL player and turn him into a well rounded NRL player probably wouldn't be worth the time and effort compared to developing a young kid through the RL grades or even taking them from union which shares similar skillsets.
 
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CompletionRate

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Panthers set to release Chris Grevsmuhl for personal reasons just a year into his contract.


Lowball Hoffman and get Grevsmuhl on the money saved? Good plan.
 
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eric

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He's being released on compassionate grounds so he won't be playing for another club this year.

Hope it's not a career ending situation.
 
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dean

He's being released on compassionate grounds so he won't be playing for another club this year.

Hope it's not a career ending situation.
Usually personal reasons sees them sorting these reasons out pretty quickly and joining another club.
 
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He's being released on compassionate grounds so he won't be playing for another club this year.

Hope it's not a career ending situation.

He's a Queenslander.

What we have here is another deadly outbreak of "homesickness"
 
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Panthers set to release Chris Grevsmuhl for personal reasons just a year into his contract.


Lowball Hoffman and get Grevsmuhl on the money saved? Good plan.


On his way to North Queensland Cowboys if I had to guess.
 
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diehard

Get him, JD. We like to take guys with personal issues. Foran, Gavet. We help them.
 
CompletionRate

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On his way to North Queensland Cowboys if I had to guess.
The word around the clubs is that this is the most likely outcome, with the recent developments in Ponga and Hannant as well as Tamou leaving mean the Cowboys are easily in a position to pick him up. With Gavin Cooper getting on having Grevsmuhl in the system ready to slot in would be astute by the Cowboys.
 
warrior4life

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Wade Graham to the wah's sat at the table next to him in the viaduct this week.
 
STEEDEN

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French rugby club Toulon announce signing of Eels star Semi Radradra
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Toulon have announced the signing of Parramatta winger Semi Radradra on a one-year deal but the NRL star's manager has reportedly denied the 24-year-old has agreed to terms.

The French rugby powerhouse club reported on their website the signing of Radradra on a one-year deal with the option of a second additional year.

Radradra's manager, George Christodoulou, told foxsports.com there had been an approach but no contract had officially been drawn up.

"There is an offer on the table for the 2018 season with Toulon with an option for a second season in Semi's favour," Christodoulou said.

"No pre-contract nor contract has been issued let alone executed so I don't know why Toulon would be announcing his official signing at his stage

"Ideally we were hoping to have his court hearing finalised today which would have subsequently enabled us to proceed with negotiating and finalising his playing future."

The Sydney Morning Herald has contacted the Parramatta Eels for comment.

Toulon already features a number of high-profile Australian players and former Wallabys in Drew Mitchell, Matt Giteau, James O'Connor and Liam Gill.

The news caps an eventful few days for Radradra after he failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing in relation to domestic violence.

Radradra was in Fiji visiting his ill father after the Eels, for the second time this year, granted him leave.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...n-announce-signing-of-eels-star-semi-radradra
 
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snake77

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The owner of Toulon is a funny chap. He doesn't care about contracts when it is in his favour to break them like signing SBW or in this case wanting to sign Radradra. When it is the other way like a year or so ago when Quade Cooper wanted to renege on his Toulon deal suddenly contracts need to be adhered to.

Not sure how much to comment on this seeing as we have been here before with Radradra and he came back from Fiji and saw out the year. It could have been just a case of seeing out the year and the bad publicity it generated at that time.
 
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Offsider

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Raiders have announced release of prop Jarrad Kennedy to join another club.

Anyone know which club? Could Cappy been using his Raiders connection?

How does he rate?
 
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