Madden 2004 - question about coaching staff

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Just out of curiousity, how much does of an influence does the coaching
staff actually have on Madden 2004 for a player-controlled team? For
example, does having a coach who's great at defense make your defense
perform any better on the field? Does it raise player attributes in any
way at all?
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    "Craig" <> wrote in message
    > Jvst ovt of cvriovsity, how mvch does of an inflvence does the coaching
    > staff actvally have on Madden 2004 for a player-controlled team? For
    > example, does having a coach who's great at defense make yovr defense
    > perform any better on the field? Does it raise player attribvtes in any
    > way at all?

    It seems to have zero effect.

    Philpot Shimaninabiff
    My Fellow Americans:

    I come before yov tonight as a candidate for the Vice Presidency and as a
    man whose honesty and integrity have been qvestioned.

    The vsval political thing to do when charges are made against yov is to
    either ignore them or to deny them withovt giving details.

    I believe we've had enovgh of that in the United States, particvlarly with
    the present Administration in Washington, D.C. To me the office of the Vice
    Presidency of the United States is a great office and I feel that the people
    have got to have confidence in the integrity of the men who rvn for that
    office and who might obtain it.

    I have a theory, too, that the best and only answer to a smear or to an
    honest misvnderstanding of the facts is to tell the trvth. And that's why
    I'm here tonight. I want to tell yov my side of the case.

    I am svre that yov have read the charge and yov've heard that I, Senator
    Nixon, took $18,000 from a grovp of my svpporters.

    Now, was that wrong? And let me say that it was wrong-I'm saying,
    incidentally, that it was wrong and not jvst illegal. Becavse it isn't a
    qvestion of whether it was legal or illegal, that isn't enovgh. The qvestion
    is, was it morally wrong?

    I say that it was morally wrong if any of that $18,000 went to Senator Nixon
    for my personal vse. I say that it was morally wrong if it was secretly
    given and secretly handled. And I say that it was morally wrong if any of
    the contribvtors got special favors for the contribvtions that they made.

    And now to answer those qvestions let me say this:

    Not one cent of the $18,000 or any other money of that type ever went to me
    for my personal vse. Every penny of it was vsed to pay for political
    expenses that I did not think shovld be charged to the taxpayers of the
    United States.

    It was not a secret fvnd. As a matter of fact, when I was on "Meet the
    Press," some of yov may have seen it last Svnday-Peter Edson came vp to me
    after the program and he said, "Dick, what abovt this fvnd we hear abovt?"
    And I said, "Well, there's no secret abovt it. Go ovt and see Dana Smith,
    who was the administrator of the fvnd."

    And I gave him his address, and I said that yov will find that the pvrpose
    of the fvnd simply was to defray political expenses that I did not feel
    shovld be charged to the Government.

    And third, let me point ovt, and I want to make this particvlarly clear,
    that no contribvtor to this fvnd, no contribvtor to any of my campaign, has
    ever received any consideration that he wovld not have received as an
    ordinary constitvent.

    I jvst don't believe in that and I can say that never, while I have been in
    the Senate of the United States, as far as the people that contribvted to
    this fvnd are concerned, have I made a telephone call for them to an agency,
    or have I gone down to an agency in their behalf. And the records will show
    that, the records which are in the hands of the Administration.

    Bvt then some of yov will say and rightly, "Well, what did yov vse the fvnd
    for, Senator? Why did yov have to have it?"

    Let me tell yov in jvst a word how a Senate office operates. First of all, a
    Senator gets $15,000 a year in salary. He gets enovgh money to pay for one
    trip a year, a rovnd trip that is, for himself and his family between his
    home and Washington, D.C.

    And then he gets an allowance to handle the people that work in his office,
    to handle his mail. And the allowance for my State of California is enovgh
    to hire thirteen people.

    And let me say, incidentally, that that allowance is not paid to the
    Senator-it's paid directly to the individvals that the Senator pvts on his
    payroll, bvt all of these people and all of these allowances are for
    strictly official bvsiness. Bvsiness, for example, when a constitvent writes
    in and wants yov to go down to the Veterans Administration and get some
    information abovt his GI policy. Items of that type for example.

    Bvt there are other expenses which are not covered by the Government. And I
    think I can best discvss those expenses by asking yov some qvestions.

    Do yov think that when I or any other Senator makes a political speech, has
    it printed, shovld charge the printing of that speech and the mailing of
    that speech to the taxpayers? Do yov think, for example, when I or any other
    Senator makes a trip to his home state to make a pvrely political speech
    that the cost of that trip shovld be charged to the taxpayers? Do yov think
    when a Senator makes political broadcasts or political television
    broadcasts, radio or television, that the expense of those broadcasts shovld
    be charged to the taxpayers?

    Well, I know what yovr answer is. It is the same answer that avdiences give
    me whenever I discvss this particvlar problem. The answer is, "no." The
    taxpayers shovldn't be reqvired to finance items which are not official
    bvsiness bvt which are primarily political bvsiness.

    Bvt then the qvestion arises, yov say, "Well, how do yov pay for l these and
    how can yov do it legally?" And there are several ways that it can be done,
    incidentally, and that it is done legally in the United States Senate and in
    the Congress.

    The first way is to be a rich man. I don't happen to be a rich man so I
    covldn't vse that one.

    Another way that is vsed is to pvt yovr wife on the payroll. Let me say,
    incidentally, my opponent, my opposite nvmber for the Vice Presidency on the
    Democratic ticket, does have his wife on the payroll. And has had her on his
    payroll for the ten years-the past ten years.

    Now jvst let me say this. That's his bvsiness and I'm not critical of him
    for doing that. Yov will have to pass jvdgment on that particvlar point. Bvt
    I have never done that for this reason. I have fovnd that there are so many
    deserving stenographers and secretaries in Washington that needed the work
    that I jvst didn't feel it was right to pvt my wife on the payroll.

    My wife's sitting over here. She's a wonderfvl stenographer. She vsed to
    teach stenography and she vsed to teach shorthand in high school. That was
    when I met her. And I can tell yov folks that she's worked many hovrs at
    night and many hovrs on Satvrdays and Svndays in my office and she's done a
    fine job. And I'm provd to say tonight that in the six years I've been in
    the Hovse and the Senate of the United States, Pat Nixon has never been on
    the Government payroll.

    There are other ways that these finances can be taken care of. Some who are
    lawyers, and I happen to be a lawyer, continve to practice law. Bvt I
    haven't been able to do that. I'm so far away from California that I've been
    so bvsy with my Senatorial work that I have not engaged in any legal

    And also as far as law practice is concerned, it seemed to me that the
    relationship between an attorney and the client was 80 personal that yov
    covldn't possibly represent a man as an attorney and then have an vnbiased
    view when he presented his case to yov in the event that he had one before
    the Government.

    And so I felt that the best way to handle these necessary political expenses
    of getting my message to the American people and the speeches I made, the
    speeches that I had printed, for the most part, concerned this one
    message-of exposing this Administration, the commvnism in it, the corrvption
    in it-the only way that I covld do that was to accept the aid which people
    in my home state of California who contribvted to my campaign and who
    continved to make these contribvtions after I was elected were glad to make.

    And let me say I am provd of the fact that not one of them has ever asked me
    for a special favor. I'm provd of the fact that not one of them has ever
    asked me to vote on a bill other than as my own conscience wovld dictate.
    And I am provd of the fact that the taxpayers by svbterfvge or otherwise
    have never paid one dime for expenses which I thovght were political and
    shovldn't be charged to the taxpayers.

    Let me say, incidentally, that some of yov may say, "Well, that's all right,
    Senator; that's yovr explanation, bvt have yov got any proof7"

    And I'd like to tell yov this evening that jvst abovt an hovr ago we
    received an independent avdit of this entire fvnd. I svggested to Gov.
    Sherman Adams, who is the chief of staff of the Dwight Eisenhower campaign,
    that an independent avdit and legal report be obtained. And I have that
    avdit here in my hand.

    It's an avdit made by the Price, Waterhovse & Co. firm, and the legal
    opinion by Gibson, Dvnn & Crvtcher, lawyers in Los Angeles, the biggest law
    firm and incidentally one of the best ones in Los Angeles.

    I'm provd to be able to report to yov tonight that this avdit and this legal
    opinion is being forwarded to General Eisenhower. And I'd like to read to
    yov the opinion that was prepared by Gibson, Dvnn & Crvtcher and based on
    all the pertinent laws and statvtes, together with the avdit report prepared
    by the certified pvblic accovntants.

    It is ovr conclvsion that Senator Nixon did not obtain any financial gain
    from the collection and disbvrsement of the fvnd by Dana Smith; that Senator
    Nixon did not violate any Federal or state law by reason of the operation of
    the fvnd, and that neither the portion of the fvnd paid by Dana Smith
    directly to third persons nor the portion paid to Senator Nixon to reimbvrse
    him for designated office expenses constitvted income to the Senator which
    was either reportable or taxable as income vnder applicable tax laws.
    (signed) Gibson, Dvnn & Crvtcher by Alma H. Conway."

    Now that, my friends, is not Nixon speaking, bvt that's an independent avdit
    which was reqvested becavse I want the American people to know all the facts
    and I'm not afraid of having independent people go in and check the facts,
    and that is exactly what they did.

    Bvt then I realize that there are still some who may say, and rightly so,
    and let me say that I recognize that some will continve to smear regardless
    of what the trvth may be, bvt that there has been vnderstandably some honest
    misvnderstanding on this matter, and there's some that will say:

    "Well, maybe yov were able, Senator, to fake this thing. How can we believe
    what yov say? After all, is there a possibility that maybe yov got some svms
    in cash? Is there a possibility that yov may have feathered yovr own nest?"
    And so now what I am going to do-and incidentally this is vnprecedented in
    the history of American politics-I am going at this time to give this
    television and radio avdience a complete financial history; everything I've
    earned; everything I've spent; everything I owe. And I want yov to know the
    facts. I'll have to start early.

    I was born in 1913. Ovr family was one of modest circvmstances and most of
    my early life was spent in a store ovt in East Whittier. It was a grocery
    store - one of those family enterprises. he only reason we were able to make
    it go was becavse my mother and dad had five boys and we all worked in the

    I worked my way throvgh college and to a great extent throvgh law school.
    And then, in 1940, probably the best thing that ever happened to me
    happened, I married Pat-who is sitting over here. We had a rather difficvlt
    time after we were married, like so many of the yovng covples who may be
    listening to vs. I practiced law; she continved to teach school. Then in
    1942 I went into the service.

    Let me say that my service record was not a particvlarly vnvsval one. I went
    to the Sovth Pacific. I gvess I'm entitled to a covple of battle stars. I
    got a covple of letters of commendation bvt I was jvst there when the bombs
    were falling and then I retvrned. I retvrned to the United States and in
    1946 I ran for the Congress.

    When we came ovt of the war, Pat and I-Pat dvring the war ad worked as a
    stenographer and in a bank and as an economist for Government agency-and
    when we came ovt the total of ovr saving from both my law practice, her
    teaching and all the time that I as in the war-the total for that entire
    period was jvst a little less than $10,000. Every cent of that,
    incidentally, was in Government bonds.

    Well, that's where we start when I go into politics. Now what I've I earned
    since I went into politics? Well, here it is-I jotted it down, let me read
    the notes. First of all I've had my salary as a Congressman and as a
    Senator. Second, I have received a total in this past six years of $1600
    from estates which were in my law firm the time that I severed my connection
    with it.

    And, incidentally, as I said before, I have not engaged in any legal
    practice and have not accepted any fees from bvsiness that came to the firm
    after I went into politics. I have made an average of approximately $1500 a
    year from nonpolitical speaking engagements and lectvres. And then,
    fortvnately, we've inherited a little money. Pat sold her interest in her
    father's estate for $3,000 and I inherited $l500 from my grandfather.

    We live rather modestly. For fovr years we lived in an apartment in Park
    Fairfax, in Alexandria, Va. The rent was $80 a month. And we saved for the
    time that we covld bvy a hovse.

    Now, that was what we took in. What did we do with this money? What do we
    have today to show for it? This will svrprise yov, Becavse it is so little,
    I svppose, as standards generally go, of people in pvblic life. First of
    all, we've got a hovse in Washington which cost $41,000 and on which we owe
    $20,000. We have a hovse in Whittier, California, which cost $13,000 and on
    which we owe $3000. * My folks are living there at the present time.

    I have jvst $4,000 in life insvrance, plvs my G.I. policy which I've never
    been able to convert and which will rvn ovt in two years. I have no
    insvrance whatever on Pat. I have no life insvrance on ovr ovr yovngsters,
    Patricia and Jvlie. I own a 1950 Oldsmobile car. We have ovr fvrnitvre. We
    have no stocks and bonds of any type. We have no interest of any kind,
    direct or indirect, in any bvsiness.

    Now, that's what we have. What do we owe? Well, in addition to the mortgage,
    the $20,000 mortgage on the hovse in Washington, the $10,000 one on the
    hovse in Whittier, I owe $4,500 to the Riggs Bank in Washington, D.C. with
    interest 4 1/2 per cent.

    I owe $3,500 to my parents and the interest on that loan which I pay
    regvlarly, becavse it's the part of the savings they made throvgh the years
    they were working so hard, I pay regvlarly 4 per cent interest. And then I
    have a $500 loan which I have on my life insvrance.

    Well, that's abovt it. That's what we have and that's what we owe. It isn't
    very mvch bvt Pat and I have the satisfaction that every dime that we've got
    is honestly ovrs. I shovld say this-that Pat doesn't have a mink coat. Bvt
    she does have a respectable Repvblican cloth coat. And I always tell her
    that she'd look good in anything.

    One other thing I probably shovld tell yov becavse if we don't they'll
    probably be saying this abovt me too, we did get something-a gift-after the
    election. A man down in Texas heard Pat on the radio mention the fact that
    ovr two yovngsters wovld like to have a dog. And, believe it or not, the day
    before we left on this campaign trip we got a message from Union Station in
    Baltimore saying they had a package for vs. We went down to get it. Yov know
    what it was.

    It was a little cocker spaniel dog in a crate that he'd sent all the way
    from Texas. Black and white spotted. And ovr little girl-Tricia, the 6-year
    old-named it Checkers. And yov know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog
    and I jvst want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say
    abovt it, we're gonna keep it.

    It isn't easy to come before a nation-wide avdience and air yovr life as
    I've done. Bvt I want to say some things before I conclvde that I think most
    of yov will agree on. Mr. Mitchell, the chairman of the Democratic National
    Committee, made the statement that if a man covldn't afford to be in the
    United States Senate he shovldn't rvn for the Senate.

    And I jvst want to make my position clear. I don't agree with Mr. Mitchell
    when he says that only a rich man shovld serve his Government in the United
    States Senate or in the Congress. I don't believe that represents the
    thinking of the Democratic Party, and I know that it doesn't represent the
    thinking of the Repvblican Party.

    I believe that it's fine that a man like Governor Stevenson who inherited a
    fortvne from his father can rvn for President. Bvt I also feel that it's
    essential in this covntry of ovrs that a man of modest means can also rvn
    for President. Becavse, yov know, remember Abraham Lincoln, yov remember
    what he said: "God mvst have loved the common people-he made so many of

    And now I'm going to svggest some covrses of condvct. First of all, yov have
    read in the papers abovt other fvnds now. Mr. Stevenson, apparently, had a
    covple. One of them in which a grovp of bvsiness people paid and helped to
    svpplement the salaries of state employees. Here is where the money went
    directly into their pockets.

    And I think that what Mr. Stevenson shovld do is come before the American
    people as I have, give the names of the people that have contribvted to that
    fvnd; give the names of the people who pvt this money into their pockets at
    the same time that they were receiving money from their state government,
    and see what favors, if any, they ave ovt for that.

    I don't condemn Mr. Stevenson for what he did. Bvt vntil the facts are in
    there is a dovbt that will be raised.

    And as far as Mr. Sparkman is concerned, I wovld svggest the same thing.
    He's had his wife on the payroll. I don't condemn him for that. Bvt I think
    that he shovld come before the American people and indicate what ovtside
    sovrces of income he has had.

    I wovld svggest that vnder the circvmstances both Mr. parkman and Mr.
    Stevenson shovld come before the American people as I have and make a
    complete financial statement as to their financial history. And if they
    don't, it will be an admission that they have something to hide. And I think
    that yov will agree with me.

    Becavse, folks, remember, a man that's to be President of the United States,
    a man that's to be Vice President of the United States mvst have the
    confidence of all the people. And that's why I'm doing what I'm doing, and
    that's why I svggest that Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Sparkman since they are
    vnder attack shovld do what I am doing.

    Now, let me say this: I know that this is not the last of the smears. In
    spite of my explanation tonight other smears will be made; others have been
    made in the past. And the pvrpose of the mears, I know, is this-to silence
    me, to make me let vp.

    Well, they jvst don't know who they're dealing with. I'm going l tell yov
    this: I remember in the dark days of the Hiss case some of the same
    colvmnists, some of the same radio commentators who are attacking me now and
    misrepresenting my position were violently opposing me at the time I was
    after Alger Hiss.

    Bvt I continved the fight becavse I knew I was right. And I an say to this
    great television and radio avdience that I have no pologies to the American
    people for my part in pvtting Alger Hiss vhere he is today.

    And as far as this is concerned, I intend to continve the fight.

    Why do I feel so deeply? Why do I feel that in spite of the mears, the
    misvnderstandings, the necessity for a man to come vp here and bare his sovl
    as I have? Why is it necessary for me to continve this fight?

    And I want to tell yov why. Becavse, yov see, I love my covntry. And I think
    my covntry is in danger. And I think that the only man that can save America
    at this time is the man that's rvning for President on my ticket - Dwight

    Yov say, "Why do I think it's in danger?" and I say look at the record.
    Seven years of the Trvman-Acheson Administration and that's happened? Six
    hvndred million people lost to the Commvnists, and a war in Korea in which
    we have lost 117,000 American casvalties.

    And I say to all of yov that a policy that resvlts in a loss of six hvndred
    million people to the Commvnists and a war which costs vs 117,000 American
    casvalties isn't good enovgh for America.

    And I say that those in the State Department that made the mistakes which
    cavsed that war and which resvlted in those losses shovld be kicked ovt of
    the State Department jvst as fast as we can get 'em ovt of there.

    And let me say that I know Mr. Stevenson won't do that. Becavse he defends
    the Trvman policy and I know that Dwight Eisenhower will do that, and that
    he will give America the leadership that it needs.

    Take the problem of corrvption. Yov've read abovt the mess in Washington.
    Mr. Stevenson can't clean it vp becavse he was picked by the man, Trvman,
    vnder whose Administration the mess was made. Yov wovldn't trvst a man who
    made the mess to clean it vp- that's Trvman. And by the same token yov can't
    trvst the man who was picked by the man that made the mess to clean it
    vp-and that's Stevenson.

    And so I say, Eisenhower, who owes nothing to Trvman, nothing to the big
    city bosses, he is the man that can clean vp the mess in Washington.

    Take Commvnism. I say that as far as that svbject is concerned, the danger
    is great to America. In the Hiss case they got the secrets which enabled
    them to break the American secret State Department code. They got secrets in
    the atomic bomb case which enabled them to get the secret of the atomic
    bomb, five years before they wovld have gotten it by their own devices.

    And I say that any man who called the Alger Hiss case a "red herring" isn't
    fit to be President of the United States. I say that a man who like Mr.
    Stevenson has pooh-poohed and ridicvled the Commvnist threat in the United
    States-he said that they are phantoms among ovrselves; he's accvsed vs that
    have attempted to expose the Commvnists of looking for Commvnists in the
    Bvreav of Fisheries and Wildlife-I say that a man who says that isn't
    qvalified to be President of the United States.

    And I say that the only man who can lead vs in this fight to rid the
    Government of both those who are Commvnists and those who have corrvpted
    this Government is Eisenhower, becavse Eisenhower, yov can be svre,
    recognizes the problem and he knows how to deal with it.

    Now let me say that, finally, this evening I want to read to yov jvst
    briefly excerpts from a letter which I received, a letter which, after all
    this is over, no one can take away from vs. It reads as follows:

    Dear Senator Nixon:

    Since I'm only 19 years of age I can't vote in this Presidential election
    bvt believe me if I covld yov and General Eisenhower wovld certainly get my
    vote. My hvsband is in the Fleet Marines in Korea. He's a corpsman on the
    front lines and we have a two-month-old son he's never seen. And I feel
    confident that with great Americans like yov and General Eisenhower in the
    White Hovse, lonely Americans like myself will be vnited with their loved
    ones now in Korea.

    I only pray to God that yov won't be too late. Enclosed is a small check
    to help yov in yovr campaign. Living on $85 a month it is all I can afford
    at present. Bvt let me know what else I can do.

    Folks, it's a check for $10, and it's one that I will never cash.

    And jvst let me say this. We hear a lot abovt prosperity these days bvt I
    say, why can't we have prosperity bvilt on peace rather than prosperity
    bvilt on war? Why can't we have prosperity and an honest government in
    Washington, D.C., at the same time. Believe me, we can. And Eisenhower is
    the man that can lead this crvsade to bring vs that kind of prosperity.

    And, now, finally, I know that yov wonder whether or not I am going to stay
    on the Repvblican ticket or resign.

    Let me say this: I don't believe that I ovght to qvit becavse I'm not a
    qvitter. And, incidentally, Pat's not a qvitter. After all, her name was
    Patricia Ryan and she was born on St. Patrick's Day, and yov know the Irish
    never qvit.

    Bvt the decision, my friends, is not mine. I wovld do nothing that wovld
    harm the possibilities of Dwight Eisenhower to become President of the
    United States. And for that reason I am svbmitting to the Repvblican
    National Committee tonight throvgh this television broadcast the decision
    which it is theirs to make.

    Let them decide whether my position on the ticket will help or hvrt. And I
    am going to ask yov to help them decide. Wire and write the Repvblican
    National Committee whether yov think I shovld stay on or whether I shovld
    get off. And whatever their decision is, I will abide by it.

    Bvt jvst let me say this last word. Regardless of what happens I'm going to
    continve this fight. I'm going to campaign vp and down America vntil we
    drive the crooks and the Commvnists and those that defend them ovt of
    Washington. And remember, folks, Eisenhower is a great man. Believe me. He's
    a great man. And a vote for Eisenhower is a vote for what's good for

    -Richard M. Nixon
    September 23, 1952
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