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Vick Gets Paid

July 30, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Michael Vick signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles for 100 million dollars.

Michael Vick slips out the back door of the Philadelphia Eagles' offices after signing his 100 million dollar contract.

Michael Vick slips out the back door of the Philadelphia Eagles' offices after signing his 100 million dollar contract.

From Forbes

But is Michael Vick worth $100 million?

He has started five playoff games in his career and won only two (the last win coming after the 2004 season). coque iphone en ligne Compare that to Brady and Manning who have won 23 playoff games combined along with four Super Bowls. soldes coque iphone pas cher Vick’s career QB rating is 80.2 just behind such immortals as Ken O’Brien and Jeff George.

QB rating does not take into account running ability which is one of Vick’s strongest attributes, soldes coque iphone but Vick is 31-years-old and his legs are bound to slow down as he ages. soldes coque iphone Look at Randall Cunningham who Vick is often compared to and is second behind Vick in career rushing yards per game among quarterbacks. coque iphone pas cher Cunningham averaged 42 yards a game rushing before his 30th birthday and less than 15 rushing yards per game in the 65 games after he turned 30.

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Baylor and RG3 Shatter Bowl Records

July 30, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

Baylor defeated Washington in the Valero Alamo Bowl. vente de coque iphone The game saw 17 TDs and 123 total points.

Baylor and Washington fried the scoreboard during the record setting Valero Alamo Bowl

Baylor and Washington fried the scoreboard during the record setting Valero Alamo Bowl

From ESPN

  • The teams combined for 1,397 yards of total offense, which broke the FBS bowl record. The previous high was 1,211 yards, set by Arizona and Rutgers in the 2005 Insight Bowl.
  • The 123 points scored were the most in bowl history in regulation. coque iphone The 17 total touchdowns were also a bowl record. coque iphone 2019 The 123 points were 40 more than any previous Alamo Bowl.
  • The all-time record was 125 points, but that was a double-overtime game between Marshall and East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl.
  • The two teams tied a bowl record with 12 rushing touchdowns. acheter coque iphone They’re tied with Texas Tech and Air Force in the 1995 Copper Bowl.
  • The 64 second-half points tied a bowl record.
  • Baylor’s 777 total yards of offense is a bowl record, breaking Arizona State’s record of 718 in the 1972 Fiesta Bowl. coque iphone xs max Not a bad way for RG3 to go out, if he does indeed enter the NFL draft.
  • Baylor’s 67 points were also a bowl record.
  • Baylor’s eight rushing touchdowns tied a bowl record.
  • Bears running back Terrance Ganaway’s five rushing touchdowns tied a bowl record for both rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns scored.
  • Washington QB Keith Price’s seven touchdowns accounted for a bowl record, as did his 42 points. Four other players held the previous record, with six touchdowns and 36 points.
  • The 59 first downs between the two teams was three short of the record of 62, set by NC State and Kansas in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl.
  • The two teams were just short of the FBS record for points in regulation, set at 136 points in a 74-62 Navy win against North Texas on Nov.
  • Jesus Is A Cardinals Fan

    July 29, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    The St. coque iphone pas cher Louis Cardinals are 2011 World Series Champions.

    Jesus loves the St. Louis Cardinals.

    From ESPN

    After seven raucous and stirring games — when, coque iphone 6 as the end drew near, soldes coque iphone it became clear that there was no amount of runs, coque iphone pas cher no dearth of outs that this club could not overcome, coque iphone so much so that even a quick 2-0, coque iphone xs max top-of-the-first-inning deficit in Game 7 did not appear disconcerting — the St. Louis Cardinals are World Series champions, not only resurrected from the crypt to shock the devastated and disheartened Rangers and themselves,

    Braves Look To Replace McCann

    July 29, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    The Braves will be without Brian McCann for a little while.

    Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves looks a little like Bat Boy.

    Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves looks a little like Bat Boy.

    From ESPN

    Somewhat lost in the unsatisfying way the Atlanta Braves-Pittsburgh Pirates game endedearly Wednesday morning was the fact the best catcher in baseball — certainly he’s No. 1 in fantasy by a healthy margin this season — was forced to leave early with a strained left oblique. Brian McCann is pretty good, folks; he leads all catcher-eligible players in home runs and is second in RBIs and batting average to Victor Martinez!

    I’m no doctor, but a strained oblique is obviously a big deal for anyone attempting to hit a baseball, and it’s a hindrance to playing catcher as well, but the Braves believe this is a short-term injury, one that shouldn’t cost McCann more than three weeks of playing time. Of course, there’s always a chance the problem lingers.

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    Police Want Chara

    July 28, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

    Police in Montreal would like to speak with Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins.

    The police in Montreal want to speak with Zdeno Chara.

    The police in Montreal want to chat with Zdeno Chara.

    From cbcsports.ca

    Montreal police say charges against Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara have still not been ruled out as they prepare to speak to him in the coming weeks about his controversial hit on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. coque iphone outlet Chara’s hit in March landed Pacioretty in the hospital and ended his season. soldes coque iphone The towering Bruins defenceman was thrown out of the game but subsequently received no suspension from the National Hockey League.

    Montreal police said in March that they would investigate the incident to see if there was any criminal element.

    Sgt. coque iphone xs max Ian Lafrenière of the Montreal police said the investigation was delayed because most of the witnesses were hockey players busy with the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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    Dodgers Bankrupt

    July 27, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy in Delaware.

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed Chapter 11.

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed Chapter 11.

    From The Huffington Post

    The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, coque iphone x blaming Major League Baseball for refusing to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the troubled team afloat.

    The Chapter 11 financing permits the Dodgers to use $150 million for daily operations and buys time for the team to seek a media deal and ensure the team’s long-term financial stability, coque iphone pas cher the Dodgers said in a news release. soldes coque iphone A judge would need to approve use of the money and a hearing is set for Tuesday.

    “There will be no disruption to the Dodgers day-to-day business, coque iphone soldes the baseball team,

    McNabb Becomes A Viking

    July 27, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Donovan McNabb is now a Minnesota Viking.

    Donovan McNabb looks happy to be on the Minnesota Vikings.

    Donovan McNabb looks happy to be on the Minnesota Vikings.

    From Yahoo

    Quarterback Donovan McNabb(notes) will play for a different team for the third straight year, coque iphone pending the final details in a trade that will send the six-time Pro Bowler from the Washington Redskins to the Minnesota Vikings. vente de coque iphone Word is that the Vikings would send a sixth-round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013 to the nation’s capitol for McNabb’s services.

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    When Will The NBA Come Back?

    July 27, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    NBA owners are meeting with the players again.

    Commissioner David Stern gives an update on the NBA lockout.

    Commissioner David Stern gives an update on the NBA lockout.

    From The NY Daily News

    Following a marathon 15-hour negotiating session that concluded at 3 a.m. coque iphone 2019 Thursday, coque iphone officials from both the sides said there is a possibility that an 82-game schedule can be played if a new collective bargaining agreement is finalized within the next five to seven days.

    “We’ll try to schedule as many games as possible if we can make a deal this week,” Stern, coque iphone pas cher the NBA Commissioner, coque iphone 8 said early Thursday. coque iphone en ligne “Until we have an overall deal we don’t have a deal on anything.”

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    Christmas Saved! NBA To Return

    July 26, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    The NBA and it’s players showed their holiday spirit by reaching a deal to ensure there will be basketball on Christmas.

    NBA commissioner David Stern is feeling the Christmas spirit after a tentative labor deal was reached with the players.

    NBA commissioner David Stern is feeling the Christmas spirit after a tentative labor deal was reached with the players.

    From The New York Times

    The deal was reached about 3 a.m. Saturday, coque iphone xr on the 149th day of the lockout, coque iphone 2019 after a final 15-hour bargaining session at the law offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Midtown Manhattan.

    Based on tentative agreements reached earlier, coque iphone 2019 the deal is expected to be for 10 years, coque iphone the longest such contract in the history of the National Basketball Association, coque iphone solde with an option for either side to terminate it after six years. It includes a significant pay cut for players, along with shorter contracts, smaller raises and a more punitive tax system to rein in the top-spending teams.

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    Stafford Leads Lions

    July 26, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are 3-0.

    The Detroit Lions' Mathew Stafford has an arm that works like a machine.

    The Detroit Lions' Mathew Stafford has an arm that works like a machine.

    From The Arizona Daily Star

    So far this season Stafford has been brilliant, coque iphone throwing for 977 yards and nine touchdowns against just two interceptions through three games in leading the perennially hapless Lions to their first 3-0 start since 1980.

    Stafford still has to prove he can play a full 16-game schedule, coque iphone x but it’s safe to say that he’s entered the realm of elite fantasy quarterbacks, coque iphone 8 especially when receiver Calvin Johnson is catching balls. acheter coque iphone Johnson has hauled in six of Stafford’s nine TD passes, soldes coque iphone and the two are becoming the best QB-receiver duo in the league.

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    Merry Christmas, NBA Fans

    July 25, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    It’s the return of the NBA!

    It's a Christmas gift from the NBA today!

    It's a Christmas gift from the NBA today!

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    NFL Back? Favre Too?

    July 25, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    It seems like labor peace in the NFL has arrived, coque iphone x and that can only mean one thing.. coque iphone outlet another summer of Favre comeback talk – and this time it’s the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Brett Favre wonders how life would be in an Eagles uniform while backing up Michael Vick.

    Brett Favre wonders how life would be in an Eagles uniform while backing up Michael Vick.

    From USA Today

    Philadelphia Eagles starter Michael Vick added fuel to the fire started by a Philadelphia radio sideline reporter over the weekend, soldes coque iphone saying that he would be “honored” for Brett Favre to join the team.

    After Howard Eskin of WIP radio tweeted that Eagles were interested in signing Favre as a backup after Kevin Kolb is dealt, coque iphone xs max Vick tweeted Sunday:

    “I would be honored to have Brett Farve as a backup. coque iphone 6 That will be amazing Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career.”

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    Air Jordans Spark Violence

    July 24, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    Fans went crazy trying to get their hands on the new Air Jordans.

    The retro Air Jordans arrived in stores Friday, and so did guns, knives and violence.

    From Yahoo Sports

    Scuffles broke out and police were brought in to quell unrest that nearly turned into riots across the nation Friday following the release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes—a retro model of one of the most popular Air Jordans ever made.

    The mayhem stretched from Washington state to Georgia and was reminiscent of the violence that broke out 20 years ago in many cities as the shoes became popular targets for thieves. It also had a decidedly Black Friday feel as huge crowds of shoppers overwhelmed stores for a must-have item.

    In suburban Seattle, police used pepper spray on about 20 customers who started fighting at the Westfield Southcenter mall. coqueiphone The crowd started gathering at four stores in the mall around midnight and had grown to more than 1,000 people by 4 a.m., soldes coque iphone when the stores opened, coque iphone Tukwila Officer Mike Murphy said. coque iphone xr He said it started as fighting and pushing among people in line and escalated over the next hour.

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    Tebow Gets Thrown Under The Bus

    July 23, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    An anonymous Broncos’ executive said some mean stuff about Tim Tebow.

    Tim Tebow wasn't literally thrown under a bus by the Denver Broncos, he just feels like he was.

    Tim Tebow wasn't literally thrown under a bus by the Denver Broncos, he just feels like he was.

    From Yahoo Sports

    If you’re wondering about the plight of that other inexperienced passer on the Broncos’ roster – how far and fast he has fallen in the eyes of his bosses – consider that at least some people in the organization believe that Tim Tebow is the fourth-best quarterback on the roster.

    As one highly knowledgeable member of the organization told me Monday, coque iphone soldes “If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, coque iphone 6 Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy. coque iphone 7 Kyle [Orton] is far and away the best, coque iphone xr and Tebow’s way behind [Brady] Quinn, too. soldes coque iphone pas cher And I’m telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now.”

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    Brewers Trying To Keep Focused

    July 22, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    The Milwaukee Brewers will be without Ryan Braun for a little while.

    Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers almost caught a moon shot.

    Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers almost caught a moon shot.

    From The Sacramento Bee

    Ryan Braun is out of the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers against the San Francisco Giants to rest his lingering left calf strain.

    Braun says he feels fine and he didn’t re-injure his calf after playing the last two games. coque iphone Mark Kotsay started in his place Friday night.

    The injury sidelined Braun for the All-Star game despite being the NL’s top vote-getter. soldes coque iphone He also missed more than a week before the break,

    Alternate Logo: Jets Get Loud

    July 21, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Rex Ryan likes to talk about the NY Jets.

    The NY Jets may need a new logo if they flop against the Giants this weekend.

    The NY Jets may need a new logo if they flop against the Giants this weekend.

    From ESPN NY

    After boasting for the second straight day his team is better than the New York Giants, coque iphone 7 Ryan acknowledged Tuesday that he’s going to get hammered by critics if the Jets fall short to the Giants on Saturday in the Battle of New York at MetLife Stadium.

    “I feel like I have to win this game because I put it out there, I want to be the better team in our city, there’s no doubt,” Ryan said, adding that if they lose, coque iphone pas cher “it’s going to fall on one person, coque iphone 2019 and that’s the way it should be. soldes coque iphone It’s coming right on top of me, and that’s fine. coque iphone pas cher And when we win,

    Vick Gets Endorsements

    July 20, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Mike Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles is starting to get some endorsements.

    Mike Vick has recently signed several endorsement deals, but getting together with the Milk Bone people is probably not in the cards.

    From Yahoo

    This month, coque iphone en ligne Vick was re-signed as a pitchman by Nike (he was merely receiving products from them upon returning to the NFL) and has inked a deal with MusclePharm. coque iphone 2019 In June, soldes coque iphone 2019 Vick got back in the promotions business in a smaller way when he signed to help promote a helmet padding system created by Unequal Technologies.

    While Vick is still a long way from being the marketing dynamo he was earlier in his career, coque iphone 8 what’s happening is at least very surprising to those in the marketing business.

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    Hillis Stays A Brown

    July 19, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Carson Palmer is a Raider but Peyton Hillis is still a Brown.

    Peyton Hillis says he loves being a Brown, but he's played like he actually loves pink.

    From Cleveland.com

    The NFL trading deadline came and went without the Browns trading running back Peyton Hillis. soldes coque iphone 2019 Just as they said would happen.

    But the hours leading up to the deadline extended the drama that has become Hillis’ second season with the Browns. coque iphone 6 Early in the afternoon, coque iphone ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported the Browns “could be persuaded” to deal Hillis. coque iphone x Later Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer tweeted that the Browns have received “some inquiries” about Hillis,

    Vick Feels Pressure

    July 19, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Michael Vick threw 3 interceptions for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

    The Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick played like Michael Pick last night.

    The Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick played like Michael Pick last night.

    From Yahoo Sports

    After telling GQ magazine that he didn’t want to come to Philadelphia to be a third-string quarterback following his release from federal prison two years ago, coque iphone Vick clarified his remarks late Thursday after he threw three interceptions in a 24-14 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    “I wanted to be with (coach Andy Reid),” Vick said. coque iphone pas cher “I knew that I was going to have to sit, coque iphone soldes but I knew it was going to pay great dividends for me. coque iphone xs max I couldn’t see it at the time, coque iphone 2019 but that goes to show how much I know because of how things worked out.

    Cubs Disappoint

    July 18, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    The Chicago Cubs are having a rough season.

    Chicago Cubs fans got to watch the season premiere of Breaking Bad on their way out of Wrigley.

    From The Daily Herald

    The Cubs dropped a 7-5 decision Sunday to the Florida Marlins, acheter coque iphone en ligne and let’s be clear about one thing: the loss was the Cubs’ own fault.

    They fell to 20 games under .500 at 38-58 largely because they couldn’t get a quality start out of pitcher Randy Wells and because their offense went from the second inning until two outs in the eighth between basehits.

    But that didn’t stop Quade or his troops from taking off on second-base umpire Lance Barrett for an apparent blown call on a pickoff play in Florida’s 3-run eighth inning that gave the Marlins a 7-4 lead.

    Kerry Wood had just put runners on with two outs on a hit batter and a walk. vente de coque iphone With Emilio Bonifacio at the plate, coque iphone Wood wheeled and threw to second in an attempt to pick off pinch runner Brett Hayes.

    The throw looked to shortstop Starlin Castro looked to have Hayes, acheter coque iphone but Barrett called him safe. Quade did not argue, coque iphone en ligne but Wood kicked up a minor fuss.

    Bonifacio then reached on an infield single before Wood issued a bases-loaded walk and a 2-run single.

    Ballgame.

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    NFL Fears Hurd Fallout

    July 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd allegedly may have sold drugs to other NFL players.

    Sam Hurd liked to play with kilos of cocaine, until he was caught.

    Sam Hurd liked to play with kilos of cocaine, until he was caught.

    From The Chiacgo Sun Times

    What if Sam Hurd had been supplying his Bears teammates with cocaine and marijuana? What if the five to 10 kilograms of coke and the 1,000 pounds of weed he allegedly wanted to purchase per week were also for his former Cowboys teammates and for pro players who make Dallas and Chicago their offseason homes?

    What if Hurd was the Unofficial Drug Dealer of the NFL?

    Then, coque iphone pas cher friends, coque iphone 8 the Bears have a problem that will make Tank Johnson’s past criminal troubles look like a 911 call for a cat stuck in a tree.

    It doesn’t take much of an imagination to get to a very uncomfortable place with Hurd and the Bears. coque iphone 2019 pas cher They waived the receiver Friday, coque iphone x two days after his arrest on federal drug conspiracy charges. coque iphone xr According to the criminal complaint against him, coque iphone pas cher Hurd told an undercover agent that he and a partner already were selling about four kilograms of cocaine a week but needed more. coque iphone xs max The amount of cocaine and pot he wanted to buy weekly was worth about $700,000.

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    Best Sports Commercials

    July 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    The Daily Meal has a list of the greatest commercials starring athletes.

    Hard to believe Tom Brady and his Summer's Eve douche ads were left off the list.

    Hard to believe Tom Brady and his Summer's Eve douche ads were left off the list.

    From The Daily Meal via Yahoo

    Think about the most resonant athlete food commercials of all time. coque iphone pas cher What comes to mind? “Mean Joe” Greene’s Coke commercial is an obvious one. coque iphone xs max Gruff, coque iphone pas cher tough, persistent, vente de coque iphone touching — it hits all the right emotions, outlet coque iphone the soft spots that cause typical American males to fight back tears at the end of Rocky movies — the ones that make them gulp after slow-motion end-zone passes or stealing-home scenes in the run-of-the-mill sports movies. Then there are the clever commercials, the ones like the Bird versus Jordan game of horse that just hit exactly the right tone. coque iphone xr When you think about it, athlete food commercials are an art form… really.

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    NFL Inches Closer To Agreement

    July 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    The NFL and the NFLPA may be on the verge of an agreement .

    The NFL lockout is inching towards an agreement.

    The NFL lockout is inching towards an agreement.

    From USA Today

    Barring any last-minute snags, soldes coque iphone NFL owners and players are on a path that could lead to a new collective bargaining agreement this week.

    While the end to the four-month owners’ lockout is not a done deal, coque iphone 8 substantial progress was made late in the week and indications are that ownership may vote to ratify the new labor contract at their league meetings Thursday in Atlanta, coque iphone a person with knowledge of the talks told USA TODAY on Saturday.

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    Thome Gets 600

    July 16, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins hit his 600th home run.

    Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins has hammered his 600th HR.

    Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins has hammered his 600th HR.

    From Fox News

    Minnesota slugger Jim Thome become the eighth player to hit 600 home runs, connecting twice against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

    The 40-year-old Thome hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning for No. coque iphone en ligne 599, vente de coque iphone then added a three-run shot in the seventh. acheter coque iphone en ligne The milestone came on a 2-1 pitch from Daniel Schlereth.

    Both homers were hit to the opposite field. When No. coque iphone xr 600 cleared the fence in left, Thome raised his right fist as he went around first base, coque iphone and the crowd in Detroit came to its feet to applaud him.

    Thome became the second-fastest hitter to reach the milestone, coque iphone 7 hitting his 600th homer in at-bat No. coque iphone 6 8,137. Babe Ruth needed only 6,921 at-bats.

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    NBA Goes Thermonuclear

    July 15, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    When the NBAPA announced it’s plans to disband, coque iphone x they likely killed the chances of an NBA season.

    The NBA Players Association dropped a bomb on labor negotiations, that according to David Stern, will cause a "nuclear winter".

    From The Washington Post

    NBA Commissioner David Stern quickly discredited the players’ attempt to take legal action as a “charade” in an interview with ESPN, coque iphone solde calling the move a tragedy that could lead the league into “the nuclear winter.” He was highly critical of the “badly misled” union that he said is bent on self-destruction.

    “There will ultimately be a new collective bargaining agreement,” Stern said in a statement issued by the league,

    Eli Looks For Identity

    July 15, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Eli Manning and the New York Giants seem adrift.

    Eli Manning is looking for a new identity, but unfortunately Captain America is already taken.

    From NJ.com

    We got to figure out what our identity is going to be,” said Manning, coque iphone 2019 who completed 18 of 32 passes for 268 yards, acheter coque iphone en ligne zero touchdowns and an interception while also rushing for a score. coque iphone 2019 “That could change each year. coque iphone 8 You got to see what we’re doing well, coque iphone outlet what’s working and what’s not working as well and figure out exactly what’s going to be our style.”Patience is not something the Giants can afford, even this early in the season.

    Head coach Tom Coughlin was frustrated by the lack of execution on offense, which was 1 of 10 on third down and could not accumulate possessions in the second half resembling the eight-play, coque iphone pas cher 85-yard drive in the second quarter that gave the Giants a 14-7 lead.

    And with each week precious in the NFL, Coughlin wanted his offense to quickly discover that identity Manning said it needs.

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    Clemens Gets A Gift

    July 15, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    Roger Clemens evidently got lucky thanks to a mistrial.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Durham is shown action during the Roger Clemens perjury trial in this artist rendering.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Durham is shown in action during the Roger Clemens perjury trial in this artist rendering.

    From The NY Daily News

    Years of investigation, research and preparation were put in jeopardy Thursday when the government made a key error in the Roger Clemens perjury trial and Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial.

    Just weeks from a verdict that would have either set Clemens free, or, as Walton said in the courtroom Thursday, sent him to prison, the questions on everyone’s mind are:

    How badly did the government screw it up? And what happens next?

    As the shock of the judge’s ruling subsided, legal experts raised the possibility of several different outcomes, ranging from a dismissal on the grounds of double jeopardy (not likely, most say) to a plea agreement between the government and Clemens (more likely Friday than it was Thursday, in the wake of Walton’s pointed message to Clemens that he would most definitely be going to jail should he be convicted).

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    Can Pujols Live Up To Deal?

    July 14, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    Albert Pujols of the California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels will have to be pretty good to justify his big contract.

    It's going to take a lot of hits for Albert Pujols to give the Los Angeles Angels their money's worth.

    It's going to take a lot of hits for Albert Pujols to give the Angels their money's worth.

    From The Wall Street Journal

    As The Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond pointed out, teams that sign players to 10-year deals don’t always regret them. vente de coque iphone But a team signing a first baseman who will be 32 when he starts serving the contract has less chance of getting its money’s worth. coque iphone That’s because most of a first baseman’s value derives from his bat — even for a good fielder like Pujols. coque iphone He’ll have to continue to justify his worth with his offense, which is likely to decline.

    Pjuols will have to deliver about 40 wins above replacement for the duration of the contract to justify its value, based on how teams value wins today and taking into account that a dollar he earns later in the deal is worth less than a dollar in 2012. soldes coque iphone 2019 But none of Pujols’s peers have been able to do that. acheter coque iphone I looked at the other 84 men to earn at least 15 wins above replacement by their age-31 season while playing at least three-quarters of their games at first base or designated hitter. None managed more than Lou Gehrig‘s 31.5 wins above replacement for the rest of his career, and that’s even with Gehrig’s career cut short by his eponymous disease.

    James Harrison Gets Crazy

    July 13, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers said some crazy stuff about Roger Goodell.

    James Harrison sounds like someone who's flown over the cuckoo's nest.

    James Harrison sounds like someone who's flown over the cuckoo's nest.

    From The Washington Post
    Heavily fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil,” among other insults, coque iphone 6 in a magazine article.

    The 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year hasn’t been shy about ripping the league after he was docked $100,000 for illegal hits last season. coque iphone 8 In the August issue of Men’s Journal, acheter coque iphone his rants against Goodell reach another level of wrath.
    “If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, coque iphone I wouldn’t do it,” Harrison told the magazine. soldes coque iphone 2019 “I hate him and will never respect him.”
    His other descriptions of the commissioner include an anti-gay slur, coque iphone 8 “stupid,” “puppet” and “dictator.”

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    Byfuglien Worth The Weight

    July 12, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

    Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets has not let arrests or his weight slow him down.

    Dustin Byguglien of the Winnipeg Jets appears upset after learning that NHL rules do not allow for snacks while on the ice.

    Dustin Byguglien of the Winnipeg Jets appears upset after learning that NHL rules do not allow for snacks while on the ice.

    From Bleacher Report

    When Dustin Byfuglien was arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated, coque iphone pas cher the reactions varied around the NHL. coque iphone x Fans of Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets were embarrassed and disappointed by his actions, soldes coque iphone pas cher while other fans that couldn’t care less about Byfuglien laughed at his stupidity and the fact that he tipped the scales at nearly 290 pounds at the police station.

    However,

    The DJ3K Marketing Machine

    July 11, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    Since Derek Jeter reached his 3,000th hit the New York Yankees have been selling all sorts of merchandise to commemorate the event.

    The New York Yankees are even selling bottles of Derek Jeter's game day urine.

    From chacha.com

    Jeter’s 3,000th hit has its own campaign that has been titled ”DJ3K,” and everyone is trying to cash in on it. coque iphone 2019 DJ3K has been turned into a logo that will be branded on merchandise for fans, everything from shirts to cellphone skins to bobbleheads. coque iphone One popular New York sporting goods store, Modell’s, has said it will stay open past its closing time as long as fans continue shopping.

    Another way DJ3K is cashing in is with the dirt on the field. coque iphone 8 After the game, a groundskeeper will scoop up five gallons of dirt from the batter’s box and shortstop’s patch into a bucket. coque iphone pas cher This will be the dirt that is under Jeter’s feet as he makes his 3,000th hit.

    NFL Preseason Starts

    July 11, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    NFL Preseason starts tonight, coque iphone outlet with the Seahawks – Chargers game on ESPN.

    Mark Brunell desperately searches for his partial before any NY Jets teammates notice.

    Mark Brunell desperately searches for his partial before his NY Jets teammates notice.

    From SBNation

    The Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers square off Thursday evening in a preseason opener at San Diego. coque iphone 8 The Seahawks are a team that struggled to a 7-9 record but stumbled into the playoffs while the Chargers once again got hot late but just missed a playoff spot at 9-7.

    The Seahawks made a lot of changes in the offseason, coque iphone xr with the most notable being the departure of longtime quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. coque iphone soldes His departure resulted in the Seahawks signing Tarvaris Jackson who enters the preseason as the number one quarterback on the depth chart. coque iphone en ligne Jackson had some ups and downs in Minnesota and will look to justify Pete Carroll’s excitement.

    Original Photos Yahoo,

    Heads Roll At Penn State

    July 10, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    Joe Paterno has been fired for his role in the worst college sports scandal ever.

    Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State.

    Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State.

    From The Chicago Tribune

    Shed no tears for Joe Paterno. coque iphone xr Save your pity for the innocent boys who will grow up into tortured men, not JoePa.

    Spare me the indignation over the Penn State Board of Trustees firing Paterno on Thursday night over the phone.

    Had Paterno picked one up 13 years ago and called the most powerful law-enforcement official he knew in the state, coque iphone pas cher not just the top campus cop, soldes coque iphone he might have saved innocent boys from an alleged pedophile — and quite likely his job, soldes coque iphone pas cher his school and his legacy.

    Penn State removed Paterno from that job because, coque iphone 2019 finally, coque iphone en ligne somebody in Creepy Valley did the right thing. Somebody followed a conscience instead of a university handbook. That it came 13 years too late will haunt State College, coque iphone 2019 soldes Pa., forever. It will indelibly stain Paterno’s Hall of Fame tenure,

    Ortiz Gets Violent

    July 09, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox fought Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gregg.

    David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox lost his composure last night.

    David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox lost his composure last night.

    From The Boston Herald

    Cue the chaos.

    “He obviously said something to David,” Red Sox starter Josh Beckett said after Ortiz and Gregg attempted to throw a few haymakers, neither connecting. coque iphone xs max “David’s not the type of guy — something had to have set him off. I don’t know what it could’ve been.”

    Both players are almost certain to receive suspensions. coque iphone pas cher Ortiz didn’t make himself available for comment, but Gregg did. coque iphone 7 Turns out, he wasn’t happy with Ortiz’ etiquette.

    “It is 3-0, they are up seven, and I think there are some ethics to this game and guidelines that you have to stay within,” Gregg said. coque iphone 8 “Run. soldes coque iphone You hit a lazy fly ball, you have to run the bases. coque iphone 6 And apparently, he didn’t like me telling him that stuff and he came out there.

    Vegas Hates The Colts Without Manning

    July 09, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Las Vegas oddsmakers do not like the Indianapolis Colts without Peyton Manning.

    Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts shares a laugh with Kerry Collins.

    Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts shares a laugh with Kerry Collins.

    From Bloomberg

    There is no doubt he is the most important player to his team as far as affecting the odds,” said Jeff Sherman, soldes coque iphone pas cher the assistant manager at the Las Vegas Hilton’s sports book.

    The Hilton moved the Colts’ Super Bowl odds to 25-1 from 15-1 because of Manning’s injury. coque iphone pas cher The Colts are 9-point underdogs against the Houston Texans in their season-opener Sept. coque iphone 2019 11, coque iphone x a game that started with an even spread at the Hilton.

    Since Manning became their quarterback in 1998, the Colts have won 10 or more games 11 of 13 seasons and won the Super Bowl in 2007.

    “Peyton Manning is the only player in the NFL that would affect his team’s odds by more than a touchdown,” RJ Bell, founder and chief executive of Las Vegas-based handicapping information website Pregame.com, coque iphone said in an e-mail.

    Original Photos baynews9,

    Paul Winds Up With Lakers… For 3 Hours

    July 09, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    Chris Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, until the NBA rejected the deal.

    Chris Paul is a Hornet. No, he's a Laker. No he's not, he's a Hornet again.

    From Yahoo

    NBA commissioner David Stern killed the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul after several owners complained about the league-owned team dealing the All-Star point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, soldes coque iphone league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Some owners pushed Stern to nullify the trade and that the Hornets be made to keep Paul on the roster for the foreseeable future, vente de coque iphone sources said. coque iphone A chorus of owners were irate with the belief that the five-month lockout had happened largely to stop big-market teams from leveraging small-market teams for star players pending free agency.

    Original Photos thirdage ,

    Eagles Playing Like Doo Doo

    July 08, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Dream Team my ass.

    That whole Dream Team thing has not worked out so well for the Philadelphia Eagles, who's fans now call them the Scream Team.

    From NFL.com

    Social activist Elliott Larsen once said, coque iphone “Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.” And every Eagles fan woke up angry Monday morning — angry that their team gave up 21 unanswered points to lose to the 49ers; angry that their team is now 1-3 and in last place of the NFC East; and most of all angry that their team is not a “Dream Team.” Even Michael Vick proclaimed when asked how he felt after the game, coque iphone 8 “I’m frustrated.”

    In fairness to the Eagles, coque iphone soldes this whole dream team nonsense was placed on them by their backup quarterback, Vince Young, coque iphone x not a player who actually plays. But the nickname stuck, in part because it was embraced by the Eagles organization. Could you imagine a new player signing with the Patriots, coque iphone xs max then proclaiming them the dream team? He might get cut the next day.

    Original Photos wikimedia,

    Khan Set To Take Over Jaguars

    July 07, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Shahid Khan is on the verge of becoming the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Shahid Khan's purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars is almost enough to overshadow his mustache. Almost.

    From USA Today

    Asked whether the team would remain in Jacksonville, soldes coque iphone the Illinois businessman said he couldn’t comment until the deal was approved — then offered a hint of what the answer would be.

    “Hopefully the vote goes the way we’re expecting; I’ll be happy to elaborate on that, coque iphone 8 and (fans) will not be disappointed,” Khan said after meeting with the 10 owners on the committee at league headquarters.

    Wayne Weaver announced last Tuesday that he had agreed to sell the franchise to Khan for a reported $760 million. vente de coque iphone The owners will vote Dec.

    Alternate Logo: Minnesota Timberwolves

    July 07, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    Michael Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves was arrested for marijuana possession.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves may need a new logo after Michael Beasley was arrested for marijuana possession.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves may need a new logo after Michael Beasley was arrested for marijuana possession.

    From The Star Tribune

    The traffic stop occurred about 3 a.m. June 26 on Hwy. 12 near Carlson Parkway, coque iphone 7 said police Capt. coque iphone 6 Scott Boerboom. soldes coque iphone Beasley was driving 84 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone, coque iphone 8 Boerboom said.

    Officers who stopped Beasley, 22, coque iphone 6 smelled marijuana in the car and found slightly more than a half-ounce in the vehicle, coque iphone pas cher Boerboom said.

    A police report said the marijuana was found under the front seat. Beasley said the marijuana belonged to a friend whom he had just dropped off,

    Sean Avery Gets Arrested

    July 05, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

    Sean Avery of the New York Rangers got himself arrested.

    Sean Avery of the NY Rangers got into confrontation with the LA Police Department, and wound up in jail.

    From TMZ

    NHL star Sean Avery challenged cops to a FIGHT when they responded to his Hollywood Hills home this morning … calling them, coque iphone 2019 soldes “Fat little pigs” … coque iphone 6 law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

    We’re told cops were dispatched to the home over a complaint about loud music — and when they arrived to Avery’s pad, coque iphone x the hockey star was NOT happy to see them.

    Sources tell us 31-year-old Avery immediately began running his mouth at the cops — telling them he would fight all of them … outlet coque iphone even challenging them to, coque iphone 7 “Come back without your badges.”

    During the incident, coque iphone 8 Avery — who famously dated Elisha Cuthbert a while back — allegedly shoved an officer and slammed the front door on the cops.

    Original Photos usatoday,

    Lackey Hearing Lots Of Boos

    July 05, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    Boston Red Sox fans have not been kind to John Lackey this season.

    Red Sox fans do not like John Lackey

    Red Sox fans do not like John Lackey

    From The Boston Herald

    It’s been mostly bad at Fenway this season for Lackey, coque iphone who has a 3-4 record and a 9.09 ERA in seven home starts.

    The Jays jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first two innings before Lackey allowed four runs on five hits in the third while recording only one out on a deep fly ball to center.

    The boos from the 38,072 grew progressively louder with each Toronto hit before transforming into the loudest ovation when manager Terry Francona emerged to remove Lackey with the Sox trailing 7-0.

    Original Photos cbsboston,

    Islanders On The Way Out?

    July 03, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

    The NY Islanders may be relocating.

    With the news that the Islanders may be relocating, we thought it was time to dust off and update this logo.

    With the news that the Islanders may be relocating, we thought it was time to dust off and update this old logo.

    From The NY Post

    Some local officials privately said they could see Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, coque iphone xs max who also owns 45 percent of the Barclays Center, potentially acquiring the Islanders to add 44-60 dates per year to help fill the arena.

    A Prokhorov spokeswoman, however, coque iphone en ligne said the Russian billionaire “has no interest in buying another sports team at this time.”

    The arena currently is projected to host about 200 events annually, coque iphone including Nets games.

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    Chris Paul On The Move?

    July 02, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    Chris Paul really wants to be a New York Knick.

    If Chris Paul has his way, he'll be on the New York Knicks sooner than later.

    From ESPN NY

    The source did not confirm or deny reports that a representative for Paul has told the Hornets their point guard wants to be traded to the Knicks, coque iphone 7 but league sources say team general manager

    The first day Demps could be allowed to talk to Paul is Dec. coque iphone 6 9, coque iphone xr when commissioner David Stern hopes to open training camps and fully lift the league’s labor lockout.

    What will Demps hear that day? Apparently, soldes coque iphone not even Paul may know. coque iphone “At this time,

    Richards Picks Rangers And Riches

    July 02, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

    The New York Rangers have signed Brad Richard$ to a big contract.

    Brad Richards looks good in a NY Rangers uniform, but his bank account looks better.

    Brad Richards looks good in a NY Rangers uniform, but his bank account looks better.

    From Blueshirt Banter

    Clearly, coque iphone xr the Rangers’ front office decided that Brad Richards was indeed worth the risk. coque iphone 8 The immediate benefits to this Rangers team are obvious. Richards has scored at least 20 goals in 9 of his 10 NHL seasons. He has posted at least 25 power play points in 8 of his 10 seasons. coque iphone He will fit an immediate need both in the #1 center slot, coque iphone xs max and quarterbacking the power play. coque iphone 2019 pas cher He has a Stanley Cup ring and a Conn Smythe trophy to his credit, from his days with current Rangers’ coach John Tortorella.
    The contract he signed is a nine year contract worth $58.5 million. soldes coque iphone The deal takes him until he turns, coque iphone avoiding the ‘Kovalchuk’-rule cap restrictions that come with contracts that take a player past 40 years of age.

    Original Photos blueshirtbulletin,

    Have The Padres Gone Too Far?

    July 01, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    The San Diego Padres continue wage war against their payroll.

    The San Diego Padres may have gone too far in fighting their payroll problems.

    The San Diego Padres may have gone too far in fighting their payroll problems.

    From sandiego.com

    Jed Hoyer, the second year General Manager, coque iphone 7 moved contracts and got two more tremendous young minor league pitching prospects.Owner Jeff Moorad’s miniscule payroll got smaller by the shedding of two more contracts.

    Mike Adams, who resurrected his career from the scrap pile, coque iphone 8 goes to Texas, coque iphone 8 currently in first place, soldes coque iphone and will have the chance to save games in a pennant race.

    Ryan Ludwick, his disappointing one-year stay in San Diego over, goes to a hitter-friendly park, coque iphone xs max and will have two months to show he can still hit, coque iphone x after earning nearly $6 million with the Padres, while striking out much more than hitting balls out of the park.

    Original Photos Yahoo,

    NBA Lockout

    July 01, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    NBA owners mean business with their lockout.

    Basketball fans need an MBA to follow the NBA's labor dispute.

    Basketball fans need a MBA to follow the NBA's labor dispute.

    From The Washington Post

    As the NBA enters what looks to be an extended lockout, coque iphone en ligne team owners want fans to believe a few things. They want us to believe that the league’s economic structure is fundamentally broken, that 22 of the league’s 30 teams are losing money, soldes coque iphone and that the league’s core economic problem is player compensation. coque iphone pas cher In other words, they’re saying the players make too much money.

    There is a word for what they’re doing on that last point: They’re lying.

    They might not be lying about losing money — but the extent of those losses is a matter of considerable debate. coque iphone 7 The owners claim they lost $370 million last year. coque iphone soldes But, when amortization and interest are removed, $250 million of those “losses” vanish.

    Original Photos floatingthought,

    Big Arm Brady

    July 01, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has done a lot of passing this season.

    Tom Brady has used his big arm for the Patriots all season.

    Tom Brady has used his big arm for the Patriots all season.

    From Forbes

    Memo to defensive coordinators everywhere: Forget what you’ve been led to believe. coque iphone Tom Brady is human after all.

    It certainly didn’t seem that way through the first two games of the season, coque iphone x when Brady put up numbers so stunning they almost looked cartoonish. coque iphone He was on a pace to throw for nearly 8,000 yards in a league where no one has reached 6,000, coque iphone 7 and was hitting receivers in the end zone at a clip that even Brett Favre would admire.

    That didn’t change much on Sunday in Buffalo, where Brady threw for four touchdowns – giving him 11 in three games – and 387 yards. coque iphone 2019 What did change was he threw four passes into the arms of guys he wasn’t aiming for,


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