Tom Brady, Patriots close to contract extension?
The New England Patriots have offered quarterback
Justin Bieber Tom Brady a three-year contract extension believed to be worth $58 million, according to a Boston Herald report.
That works out to $19.3 million per year and would be in addition to the $6 million Brady will receive this year. The Herald reports that a deal could be in place within 24 hours. Adam Schefter of ESPN, however, tweets: Aware of Brady-contract talk. But two knowledgeable people say reports of deal being in place are "inaccurate" and "wrong". We'll see. His report is here.
Enough about that. It's Dallas Week.
Around these here parts, it's Dallas Week, pardner ... and that's as good an excuse as any to compare the owners of the Redskins and Cowboys with the rest of the NFL's owners. Yahoo's Mike Silver did it last week, compiling his annual owner rankings.
The Redskins' Daniel Snyder is No. 8 because of the hiring of Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen. Silver: "This is when Snyder is at his best, and I believe that when he finally tastes the sustained success he's been so desperately craving, he'll understand that squelching some of his hyper-involved instincts was a pivotal step in his evolution as an owner."
Best owner in the NFL? It's a tie between Robert Kraft, for his "business acumen and firm but realistic approach to problem-solving," and Jerry Jones, for the way he looks in a swimsuit. Technically, Silver mentioned Jones' "showmanship" and the fact that he will put on the Superest Bowliest Super Bowl Evah. Which is like winning the swimsuit competition.
Phillip Daniels and a dude named Steve
It's Tuesday, off-day in the NFL. Time to run errands, tool around town and perhaps listen to talk radio. Phillip Daniels did...and tweeted about it:
Listening to this talk show and dude named Steve calling me a joke. Line your ass up in front of me and let's fnd out. Watch the damn film.
Wow. Nobody knows what the hell is going on. Need to watch damn film and see where the hell people run the ball. SMDH
3-4 defense is about taking up blocks and freeing up the linebackers. Must do all the right things to make the defense work. Must sacrifice.
Getting a massage thinking about how this Steve guy would look after I'm done with him. Lol
Remember the name: Nick Leary
The grandson of Jack Nicklaus is one of the top high school tight ends in the country. Nick Leary of Dwyer High in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., isn't much of a duffer, his grandpa admits and he may not even attend the Golden Bear's alma mater. (via Sports by Brooks)
Ryan vacations at Revis Island
Rex Ryan is shirtless on the cover of the New York Post's NFL preview. Do NOT go to there. Too reminiscent of a certain Duck Phillips situation.
It took a visit from Ryan to Florida to get Darrelle Revis and back in New York Jets camp:
"It's hard to say no to Rex in person," Bart Scott said. "He's like Droopy, you know, the dog with the sad face."
Yes, hotter than fish grease!
The last word on Virginia Tech's uniforms:
Damn. Them VTech Uniforms are hot as fish GREASE!!!! Goood lawd I wanna get new Uniforms
Rooney in scandal isn't the guy on '60 Minutes'
Wayne Rooney, whose name surfaced in a scandal involving a prostitute, scored a goal in England's game against Switzerland this afternoon. According to one source, there are other footballers involved as well and the woman targeted them because "they're so rich, flashy and fundamentally not the sharpest pencils in the box."