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Posted Thursday October 04, 2012, About: Packers Pro-Bowl WR 'extremely frustrated'
NFL has a Salary Cap. Packers are always close to it. They're not Cheap, they just refuse to pay players more than what they feel they're worth. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't (*sniff* Cullen Jenkins *sniff*).

But ZForce makes a great point: Matthews and Rodgers both have big paydays coming up. And if anyone is franchised, it's Finley (TE average is way lower than WR after Megatron's deal).
Posted Saturday September 15, 2012, About: Louisville leaders discuss future NBA team
Also, there's no chance in hell the NBA contracts the only team owned by an African-American.
Posted Saturday September 15, 2012, About: Louisville leaders discuss future NBA team
Charlotte made the playoffs 3 seasons ago, so by virtue of your criteria they would be safe.
Posted Saturday July 07, 2012, About: Reggie wants to apologize to Carter's widow
And Cap Anson is by far the biggest dick to be in the HOF
Posted Saturday July 07, 2012, About: Reggie wants to apologize to Carter's widow
You're **** right!

Signed, Ty Cobb
Posted Thursday July 05, 2012, About: Mavs scrambling to keep Kidd
Didn't I see during the draft coverage that Dallas' previous FORTY-FIVE draft picks aren't on the team?

There's your answer, fishbulb.
Posted Friday June 22, 2012, About: Top three picks set?
The Bobcats need everything though. And remember, Kemba (Bismack as well) was a rookie whose development was hurt by the truncated preseason/season. He should hopefully improve this season.
The nice thing for the Bobcats is that no one seems to agree on a clear #2. Outside of some "of course MJ went with UNC" comments if he chooses Barnes, the only way they can screw up is if they reach for Drummond. Barnes, MKG, Beal, and Robinson are all viable at #2, and all could be a good fit for the team.
Best-case scenario for Charlotte is actually swapping picks with Cleveland (to get another pick or two) and then having an easier choice at #4 since two of the four I listed above would be off the board.
Posted Thursday June 21, 2012, About: Top three picks set?
"Top Three Picks Set?"

Well obviously not when words like "likely" and "if" and multiple scenarios are mentioned. It's like editors don't even try anymore.
Posted Tuesday June 19, 2012, About: Enormous risk in Bobcats' hire
You mean like Brian Shaw?
Posted Tuesday June 19, 2012, About: Enormous risk in Bobcats' hire
Andy Katz on the hire: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/blog/_/name/katz_andy/id/8071050/col lege-coaches-rave-mike-dunlap-college-basketball

Sam Amick posted an article as well, but it was more of a review of the disjointed (to say the least) hiring process rather than the qualifications, etc., of Dunlap
Posted Tuesday June 19, 2012, About: Enormous risk in Bobcats' hire
Compiled list of 2006 Mock Drafts. Majority of them have Bobcats taking Morrison, including Chad Ford:
http://www.nba.com/bobcats/draft_mocks_060601.html
Bill Simmons' article:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060628
"On paper, the Bobcats should absolutely grab Morrison because they need a crunch-time scorer"
Posted Tuesday June 19, 2012, About: Enormous risk in Bobcats' hire
Here's the reality: the Bobcats are 2 years away from potentially being competitive again (unless they somehow land a great FA and their 2nd pick becomes a mega-star). Dunlap has 2 years to show he knows what he's doing. If he can improve the team, he keeps the job in year 3. If they're playing below expectations he'll get canned and Cho will try to bring in an established coach to take them over the top.

The team is already committed to a youth movement; a neophyte coach makes perfect sense.
Posted Tuesday June 19, 2012, About: Enormous risk in Bobcats' hire
Dude seriously? Everyone had the Bobcats picking Adam Morrison. Bill Simmons even made the comment that MJ would be tempted not to take Adam Morrison because he's the type of guy he used to destroy when he played, but should take him anyway. MJ went with what everybody said. It's not like it was a reach to pick him there. So while the revisionists like to pin that on MJ, they're conveniently forgetting the fact that MJ went with what the experts were saying.
Posted Tuesday February 28, 2012, About: Allen on the block?
Bobcats pick is Top 14 protected this year. And unless the team pulls off the greatest 2nd half comeback in NBA history, the Bulls are not getting the pick.
Posted Tuesday February 21, 2012, About: Davis offers little relief for Rays
Well, Durham is a cool town.

That said, the Rays should just go with a 6-man rotation and if anyone starts slow, move them to middle relief til they get their act in gear.
Posted Monday December 05, 2011, About: Tim Tebow: MVP candidate
And if there is a QB who hasn't lost one?
Posted Monday December 05, 2011, About: Tim Tebow: MVP candidate
"Does" not "Thus" ... sheesh
Posted Monday December 05, 2011, About: Tim Tebow: MVP candidate
Thus the argument "they were playing the 2-9 Vikings" hold?
Posted Monday December 05, 2011, About: Tim Tebow: MVP candidate
If "all he does is win", was the Lions rout a dream?
Posted Thursday November 17, 2011, About: Rays fans can start to worry about Maddon
I don't follow. They've made the playoffs three times in four years, and made the World Series once. Tampa probably has better odds than half the other teams in the MLB in winning a World Series over the next five years, even with Boston and NY in their division.
Posted Monday August 15, 2011, About: Stern talks openly of contraction
It's not going to be Charlotte; as already mentioned, MJ, but even besides that Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and when the Hornets' fans weren't being treated like **** by Shinn (oh look, the NBA had to buy the Hornets from him, it was obviously Charlotte's fault they lost the franchise *rolleyes*) the team consistently had high attendance. There's no late winter/spring competition in Charlotte (no major college basketball teams - sorry University of Charlotte, and the 'Canes are in Raleigh), and the Panthers are a top 6 franchise in attendance showing that there are people going downtown to watch sports in Charlotte.
The team just needs a couple winning seasons and actual bona fide hope for the near future to get back up to that higher level, and it's unlikely it'll go down again once it gets there ... unless MJ sells the team to Shinn.
Someone else mentioned Atlanta and it's a fair point: Charlotte still outdrew the Hawks despite the latter team going to the playoffs for their fourth straight season, while having a metro population almost four times as large - and obviously the Thrashers weren't a competition for eyeballs. I don't think the league leaves Atlanta either - but there's no way you can argue the contraction of Charlotte when they have a better chance of increasing their attendance and revenue than Atlanta does.

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