Not just a Philadelphia problem.
Goodell has a lot more PR background than Tagliabue has and it creeps into his operations roles far too much. That is now evident in this case.
We won this weekend! What does that mean? We lead the league in over the top celebrations. OMG WE won a f*cking game! YESS! YEeeeeeees! Wooooo! Eagles lead the league in vegetarian cuisine! Eagles lead the league in clean energy (they actually look pretty cool…saw them at Maryland @ Temple game earlier this year) Eagles last [...]
Josh Brent made an awful decision to drive drunk with his friend Jerry Brown in his passenger seat. This was made worse by his decision to speed while he was drunk and his friend was in his passenger seat. The accident is his fault. His friend and teammate is dead because of him (regardless of [...]
A gun quickens an arguments most violent conclusion. Costas and Whitlock are very right there. I would argue that your rationalizations speak to how numb we are in this society to gun violence and murder. We’ve come to accept our insanity. We’d prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that [...]
Sanchez benched for McElroy. Much to the crowd’s dismay, McElroy stood idly by on the sidelines as Sanchez scuffled through the first three quarters. And the more he struggled, the louder the “Mc-El-Roy” calls grew. But despite the boos for Sanchez, Ryan stayed with his starter. Sanchez’s poor play turned what should have been a [...]
Cold Hard Football Facts asks “where’s the hype?” and I have to agree. Any barbershop talk I’ve been involved in is about Griffin and RGIII but not Russell Wilson, here is their case: The biggest story in football is that a charismatic but under-sized 5-foot, 11-inch, 205-pound, third-round draft pick who makes chump change by [...]
If you fire a head coach or defensive coordinator mid-season, then the season is all but over. By the time a gm or owner gets to firing a coach mid-season you’ve admitted you let a better candidate get a job somewhere else, you have wasted hours of practice time under that inadequate coach and you [...]
I love Andy Reid – he just scapegoated the defensive coordinator that he never should have hired in the first place. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 16, 2012 Juan Castillo, who was put in an impossible situation by Andy Reid has been fired by the Eagles organization: ”My job was to bring a championship and [...]
Ricky Watter’s, best known here in Philly for the infamous utterance of “For who, for what?” and not his stellar play will have his number retired this year. Ricky Watters’ mind is broken, too. Watters is among the legion of players involved in concussion litigation against the NFL. He said he had dozens of concussions, [...]
The NFL has made a situation where these guys can simply not succeed. Breaking the union can’t be more important than running a sports league with a professional standard. When an officiating crew’s awful blatant mistake results in 1/4 to 1 billion of gambling winning changing hands, there is no standard. The refs aren’t demanding much [...]
It’s not the replacement official’s fault. They are literally amateur level officials. They have no business being NFL regular season officials. They are doing as best they can, and I sincerely applaud them for their efforts to get calls right even as fans boo them. Instead of grabbing the replacement official, Bill Belichick should grab [...]
A working phone number for Keith Young could not be located. Court records do not show that he has an attorney. According to public records, Vince Young was one of at least 10 NFL players who turned to Pro Player Funding for cash during the lockout. Loan documents show he borrowed the $1.9 million at [...]
From Pro Football Weekly via Balloon Juice: It’s why they are at present locking out their referees over a dispute that boils down to an average of $62,500 per team per season over the next seven years. Actually a little less because the number being argued over is a difference of about $10 million to [...]
Ravens’ Ayanbadejo, Vikings’ Chris Kluwe & NFLPA Pres. Foxworth rebuff MD State Del. Rep. Emmett C. Burns (D) written request to Ravens to silence pro-marriage equality player
Shame on Democratic Maryland State Delegate Emmett C. Burns (hailing from district in Maryland’s District 10) for his anti-free speech letter to silence dissent to his bigoted position on marriage equality: “I find it inconceivable that one of your players, Mr. Brendon Ayanbadejo, would publicly endorse Same-Sex marriage, specifically as a Ravens football player,” Burns writes. [...]