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Friday, August 03, 2007

Short Route...

...Been a busy day, but it's good to know that Manchester United gets 'em while they're young.

And thanks to X Gamer Jake Brown for my "What the Fuck" moment of the week.



Amazing he survived the crash with just a banged up liver and a pretty moderate concussion. I'm sure the WWL will send him flowers for the unintentional extra publicity.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

The Run Down: NFL Camp Edition

Michael Strahan Wants to Cry: The gap-toothed sack machine says he's considering "retirement", although in this case retirement means "give me more money". The Giants aren't budging and are fining Strahan $14K/day. Strahan, who claims his retirement talk is serious, feels betrayed that the organization won't give him the time and raise space to make this decision. Meanwhile Osi Umenyiora is seething through camp because he's not going to play nice while the Big Blue meets with the recently-released Simeon Rice. Oh, anything to take the focus off of the much more peaceful Jets camp.

Vince Young Is Ready to Slap a Bitch: The Titans quarterback will stick up for his teammates...and fight them as well. Young took offense to a hit by safety Donnie Nickey on one of his receivers and then proceeded to hit him in the helmet wit his throwing hand. Not smart. Nickey later joked about the incident and gave Young some advice, "Jab with your left and then wait for the cavalry.'' [The Tennesean]

Gore Talks Fantasy Owners Off of Bridge: Gore's broken hand all but assures fantasy ownes that the defending NFC rushing champion will not get injure in a meaningless exhibition, since he's probably going to miss all of the games. [Mercury News]

Finally Bad News For Boston: Randy Moss misses practice with apparent leg injury. Red Sox swoon to follow. [Boston Herald]

Raiders Ready to Corner Market on Large, Black QBs: With the signing of Daunte Culpepper, the Raiders hope JaMarcus Russell will be eager to get to camp to bond and explore Oakland's finest restaurants with the cuddly veteran QB. Al Davis even crawled out of his grave to give the Raiders' newest addition some fine compliments, "The only thing I can say about Culpepper right now is he takes me back several years." With Al Davis, several years could mean up to 250. [SF Chronicle]

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Monday, July 30, 2007

The Run Down

Needed a short vacation.


Down in the Minor-Leagues: A solid Page 2 story today gave a nice overview of Mike Coolbaugh, the minor-league baseball coach who died after being struck by a ball in the neck. Coolbaugh had just taken the job in Tulsa three weeks earlier and already had a great effect on the club through his personality and excitement. A sad story to say the least. [ESPN.com]


Good Luck NAACP: The organization actually wants the public to restrain from convicting Mike Vick until his actual trial date. Fat chance considering the NFL has already removed his gear and his former homeboy is ready to sing like a canary. All the while Vick is thanking his remaining fans on the radio as that number falls faster than Niagara. [AP]


Celtics Could Become Relevant: Apparent those "Garnett to Boston" trade talks are back on after Garnett has softened on his stance to never play in Boston.


Garnett to Celtics DONE: So says the Associated Press.


To QB or Not QB: ESPN's Pat Forde delves into how tough he job of quarterback is and why those who dare to do it deserve the blame and/or praise. [ESPN.com]


RIP Bill Walsh: A sad way to end this post as the man who is at least partially responsible for the way we watch and enjoy football today has died at 75 after a battle with a leukemia. [LA Times]

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