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Posted Wednesday July 03, 2013, About: Sheriff won't let Hernandez get married
If you're charged with first-degree murder, you're not like most people.
Posted Monday December 31, 2012, About: General managers on the hot seat, too
The Lions should fire Mayhew, get a new scouting system with new scouts; get a GM that is skilled at pulling the best players in later rounds; Schwartz has lost control of this team and you don't come back next season with a completely new mindset and philosophy, it doesn't work that way or that fast - The Fords will probably give both Schwartz and Mayhew another chance, but they sure don't deserve it - The same old thing, the Lions never make a play for a proven name coach or a proven GM, they're always searching out new guys to coach the team, and make bad choices to boot - The coaches the Lions have hired in the last two decades; they were never hired as a head coach anywhere else after they left the Lions; Mariucci, Fontes, Rogers, Marinelli, Ross, Morningwheig (Don McCafferty was a big name coach from Baltimore, the only one they hired, but he died before the season started) - There are so many coaches available now, it wouldn't hurt to take a couple out to dinner to explore what it would take for them to take over, Reid, Gruden, Smith, and others (dangle about $10 million per in front of them; Belichick gets $7.5 Mill; it's all about money like everything else) - The Lions have never thought big; they settle for second best or worse.
Posted Monday February 06, 2012, About: Cecil Fielder 'disappointed' in Prince
It is amazing to me that Cecil Fielder feels compelled to re-hash and share all of his personal family problems and peccadilloes with the public - It would seem that Mr. Fielder, as insignificant as he is (but not in his mind), welcomes any kind of publicity even if it is 100% negative against him - To publicly rebuke his son (if it had to be done, at least do it privately and keep it in the family), shows why Mr. Fielder's relationship as a father to his son has been an abysmal failure.
Posted Friday February 03, 2012, About: Meyer already running afoul of Big Ten?
Meyer is a super-salesman; the Ron Popeil of college recruiting who barely plays within the rules in order to make the sale; this part of his reputation is well-known and it's been grumbled about by opposing coaches for years - Coaches in every conference have a very limited market to pitch when it comes to competing for the best players available - It would seem that MSU and Wisconsin thought foolishly enough that Meyer's ability to recruit in the Big Ten would be seriously hampered by the fact that OSU is a sanctioned program; they were wrong - What Wisconsin and MSU think of as cheating is just Urban Meyer taking names, kicking ****, and doing a better job of closing the sale than D'Antonio and Bielema can do; It doesn't matter what team Meyer is coaching at the time, or whether he's in the SEC, the Big Ten, wherever, it's just Urban Meyer being Urban Meyer; lead, follow, or get out of the way; but mostly, "get out of the way".
Posted Monday January 09, 2012, About: Bucs considering Phillips ('Chilly' and Marty, too)
The "Peter Principle" states that "in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence" - Which means that employees tend to be promoted until they reach a position at which they cannot work competently - Wade Phillips fits this definition perfectly.
Posted Wednesday January 04, 2012, About: Colts house-cleaning shocks Manning
The firing of the Polians and Peyton's reaction to being blindsided by it, could lead to a parting of ways before the start of the '12 season - I think by saying that if it were not for the Polians he probably wouldn't have chose Indianapolis when he came out for the draft, makes three important points - First, it shows how angry Peyton is about the firings; secondly, it spells an ominous foreboding for the (maybe unrepairable) relationship between Manning and Irsay in the future; and thirdly, he gave Indianapolis (the city) a subtle, back-handed slap while at the same time telling Irsay that he pi$$ed off the wrong man.
Posted Thursday December 29, 2011, About: Pereira rips Gruden as 'loudmouth,' 'blowhard'
An unwarranted ad hominem attack on Gruden (whom I can't stand either) who has never said a word about you in public Pereira; if there is anyone who is a blowhard and a loudmouth it's you - You sucked as an official and you suck even worse as an analyst, constantly siding with the incompetent officials that you helped "train", and defending their inability to officiate NFL games - I wouldn't be talking about another mans' ego if I were you Pereira, because your ego is off the charts.
Posted Friday November 11, 2011, About: NFL's least-desired coach
Andy Reid take notice.
Posted Saturday October 29, 2011, About: Jacobs can't wait to get out of New York
Jacobs isn't getting enough carries, and he dislikes Coughlin - Come to Detroit Brandon, we need someone who can run the ball tough, hard, and gain us some yards, like you - The Jahvid Best bell has been rung for probably the last time (two concussions this season), the negatives about him are true, he really is concussion and injury-prone, plus he's too small and too light to do any meaningful running up the middle (Swing-outs are where he gains his yards), and drafting him was a mistake in my view.
Posted Monday May 30, 2011, About: Why Philly fits for Burress
Is it because he'll have the opportunity to bond with another ex-convict on the team?
Posted Sunday January 09, 2011, About: Report: Michigan wants to interview Miles
Coaches are all about challenges - What more can Les Miles do except go for the ubiquitous BCS Championship every year - He's accomplished everything he set out to do - Michigan is another steep challenge, very steep, Miles would like nothing better than to bring back the glory to his alma mater, it's irresistible.
Posted Friday December 24, 2010, About: Yanks discussing Manny in pinstripes?
Manny is a perfect fit and the last piece of the foundation needed to complete the Yankees as a team of selfless, team-first players, not concerned with personal stats, personal on-field accomplishments, or their worth, as a result of the former and latter, when Free Agency comes-a-callin' at the end of the season.
Posted Friday December 24, 2010, About: JoePa retiring after Outback Bowl?
Meyer could walk into Michigan's locker room as well - When Michigan was searching for a HC three years ago, Meyer emphatically stated that "Any coach worth his salt would jump at the opportunity to be HC at Michigan." - It remains to be seen whether or not it comes to pass at either school - Unfortunately however (as a Michigan fan), I have a strong feeling that Michigan's AD Dave Brandon will keep Rich Rod for at least another year.
Posted Tuesday December 14, 2010, About: T.O. critical of play-calling?
Who is that a picture of Terrell X?
Posted Saturday December 04, 2010, About: Will T.O. return to Bengals?
HOF voters will make TO wait as long as possible, then hold their collective noses and vote him in. He's not a team guy, but his stats don't lie.
Posted Thursday December 02, 2010, About: Suggs: NFL plays favorites with Brady, Manning
Uh...your good friend's name is Irving Fryar.
Posted Thursday December 02, 2010, About: Suggs: NFL plays favorites with Brady, Manning
Of course the NFL and their officiating crews play favorites - If you're a winning team you'll get the calls that say the Lions in the same situation, wouldn't - Brady and Manning continually complain about hits that they think should be flagged, and more often then not, the officials throw the flag - The same goes for receivers on winning teams, or ones who have played for years and have shall we say, seniority - It's human nature to behave this way - It's common knowledge that this has been happening since football was invented - Most players grudgingly accept this fact, and because most aren't whiners, they play and move on - To make a big deal out of it is a sign of immaturity and ignorance of these factors - Suggs has a right to complain no matter how silly he looks in doing it - For all of his effort, he'll succeed only in drawing more attention from the officials to his own play on the field - If he's willing to focus attention of the subject, he'll also have to accept the consequences which may in fact hinder his team as a whole - I'm not saying it's right - I'm just saying that it's a fact in all walks of life.

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