Saturday, July 30, 2005

Ouch x 2

Eagles lineman Jerome McDougle was shot Thursday in Miami, apparently in a botched robbery attempt. When I told this to the wife, she said "it sure wasn't for a Super Bowl ring." Ouch. And she doesn't even follow the Iggles.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

"They're risking their lives"

Would Drew Rosenhaus be referring to:

A. His clients, who play a sport?
B. People who really DO risk their lives?

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

T. O. in Hot 'Lanta? Hahahahahaha

"We don't need those kind of distractions on our club. And I don't know of any club that really wants to deal with them."
-- Falcons owner Arthur Blank, on Sporting News Radio, after Terrell Owens said Atlanta would be on the list of teams he'd want to play for if the Eagles traded him.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Larry's crew

Ian Thomsen of reports that while Larry Brown is mulling over various coaching offers (including staying in Detroit, where three years remain on his contract), he is also seeking employment for for three members of his staff in case he leaves: Phil Ford, Dave Hanners and Pat Sullivan. Hmmm, what do these three have in common? Hint below:

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Shark bait

I'm also sick of Drew Rosenhaus bitching about the injustice of NFL contracts: "what if a player outperforms his contract? Why is it so outlandish that a player ask for a better one?" blah, blah, blah. Guess what? That's Drew's job - to get a better situation for his clients. But the reality is Drew should be talking with one person and one person only - Gene Upshaw. The reason NFL players don't have guaranteed contracts is that's because the union agreed to that provision of their collective bargaining agreement last time around. So don't blame NFL teams - they're always out to make as much money as they can under the present system, because the system allows them to do it at the expense of players. The players get theirs in the form of signing bonuses, which Drew conveniently leaves out of his little salary calculations (taking only 1 year's salary out of a 7 year deal also tricks the math, too). But when 2007 rolls around - watch out.

Larry's song

I'm getting sick of the whole Larry Brown saga. The facts: Larry Brown is under contract with the Detroit Pistons. Larry Brown is obligated to come back next year. Why is Larry Brown saying "I'll come back if they'll let me come back?"

Because that's his side ofthe PR war. Cleveland is out of the picture now. The Knicks would be a questionable fit. And even if his Pistons players are clearly annoyed with this circus, they somehow respond to Brown.

Stick around, Larry.