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Fred Davis Speaks

(This is gonna read like a news story again. trying to get out of Ashburn before traffic gets too gnarly. rocco recovering from strep and Chloe getting sick, too. Rumors that Davis was at DC club H20 made the rounds inside Redskins Park and on the interne, but the kid has denied them to everyone, including team officials, and the Redskins front office is taking him at his word.)

Redskins rookie tight end Fred Davis apologized to teammates and the team's front office yesterday for missing one of Washington's mandatory mini camp practices earlier this month. Davis, a second round pick out of USC, says he missed the final session of mini camp on May 4 because he merely overslept.

There were questions about Davis's maturity and off-field habits surrounding him entering the draft - he was suspended for a bowl game in 2005 while at USC - but Davis says he has learned from the past and aims to make others forget about what he called a "minor mistake" from mini camp.

"I just wanted to let everybody know that I'm apologetic about what happened," Davis said in his first public remarks since the incident. "I want them to know that when I come here I'm going to work hard and try to make as much progress as I can on the field and off."

The Redskins were not aware of Davis's whereabouts as the team took the field on the morning of May 4. Several members of the organization have said privately that there were rampant rumors that Davis was partying in downtown Washington Saturday night, but he has denied those allegations to team officials, sources said, and reiterated again yesterday that he did not leave the Ashburn area on the night he went missing.

"I didn't even go out," Davis said, adding that he got his own room around 8 pm because he sought a place to stay on his own without a team-assigned roommate. "I was at the hotel the whole night. Just being on my own, it was probably a mistake on my part."

Rookie coach Jim Zorn did not have a curfew or bedchecks in place during mini camp, and Davis missed calls from team officials on his cell phone before finally waking up and calling vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato while practice was ongoing (the session began at 9:30 that morning and players were to report to Redskins Park around 7:30). Zorn addressed the issue with Davis that afternoon before he flew home

Davis's representatives also investigated the matter, and, like the Redskins, are taking him at his word, said Melvin Bratton, a former personnel executive with the Redskins and the vice president of DeBartolo sports, which represents Davis.

"I know how this would look with Fred, because I've been in the position of Vinny Cerrato," said Bratton, who has counseled Davis on his misstep and spoke to him again Monday night. "And you don't want a guy who you think is going to be a problem, and that's a signal you're sending to the team and the city, and I've explained that to him and he knows that he's got to go out and prove what kind of person and player he is."
NOTES: Starting receiver Antwaan Randle El, who had minor arthroscopic knee surgery early this month, said his recovery is going well and he hopes to begin running shortly ... My first time out at the Park in the while, and I keep hearing that the Redskins tried to hire the president of the Brandon Lloyd fan club - initials DS - to join their machine and help get the word out via his blog skills. That would have been an interesting coupling ... Shout out to Dan Zanes, the king of toddler pop. Dude is a serious musician and put on a great show Sunday in Bethesda. Chloe loved it. I, personally, thought the absence of Father Goose from the DZ posse was huge, but if you ever get a chance to take your kids to see this guy, by all means do so. It's an awesome experience.

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 20, 2008; 3:07 PM ET
 
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Comments

OK, I know there is something I should say here! What is it?

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 20, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah! Thirst! Pass me a beer.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 20, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

who was Davis's roommate? Did they not know what was going on when Fred packed his duffle and left in the middle of the night?

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

If I were to follow JLC's advice at the end there I would need to bring a flask, and maybe get back on the pot.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

"Fred Davis Sleeps"

**rubbing eyes**

Oh. 'Speaks'.
Nevermind.

- .250

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

All right, so far in the recent live music category we have the Dirtbombs, Radiohead and Dan Zanes.

Who else ya got?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

The embarassment of Davis over sleeping may be the fire under his a$$ to making him equal to Cooley...could be I am just wishing this draft was good for the Skins.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 20, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I could not imagine anything more hilarious than Steinberg actually hired on to pimp the Skins in an official capacity.

Also, this Melvin Bratton character ... hirer of Morocco Brown ... agent of Fred Davis ... any relation to Creed Bratton of The Office, as well as The Grass Roots?

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Casting Crowns

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Now more than ever... the Fred Davis alarm clock series, by alex35332:

http://www.cafepress.com/redskinsinsider.263570191

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Steinz a Redskins PR Blog Monger...that would be nuts!

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | May 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Hate to do this but

"Rumors that Davis was at DC club H20 made the rounds inside Redskins Park and on the interne"

Internet? Or Intern... pour, pour, intern.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Doh! It took me until now to catch that "Rock" as a nickname is also a diminutive of the name Morocco. The middle syllable in there. How 'bout that.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:23 PM

Morocco itself is a nickname for Morockefeller.

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Fred is soo stupid. I was telling CP the other night how I almost took his future earnings in one night.....

He was cracking up and told all the fellows at the Park, that Fred got got be me, a Pro.

Sucker......

Posted by: ANNONYMOUS H2O GROUPIE | May 20, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Curzon417,
I will admit the vision of having a legit 2 TE set with a fearsome tandem of Davis and Cooley.... It gets me a little, well, aroused. Then again I have gotten laid while watching a super bowl.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

pathetically off base

Posted by: inchesfromyourface | May 20, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

that was wrong on so many different levels

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:31 PM

was me

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:31 PM

was me

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:33 PM

I would rather own a Barno post than that mess

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Good to hear about this non-issue, now can we put this to bed??

Anyone want a slice of mince-meat pie?? It's delicious...

Posted by: Greg | May 20, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Nate in the PDX - Do you have a job?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I would rather own a Barno post than that mess

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:34 PM

Hey man, don't knock it till ya try it. The super bowl thing I mean, not the joke TE turn on thing, I admit that kinda crossed a line.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

what kind of meat in there? Any Sausage?

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

"Creed Bratton" is a stage name. I'm not sure about "Melvin Bratton."

-Nate in the PDX


P.S. "Oh, H.I., yer young and you got yer health. What do you want with a job?"

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

"...shrimp gumbo, and shrim.. Hey, where ya goin', Fred-er-rick?"

"I have to be alone, all by myself"

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Now, Casting Crowns, that's interesting, there's a band I've never heard of.

How was that show, anonymous friend at 3:26pm?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I meant, are you currently working... or is your job just to hit refresh on this blog all day and make comments? (and create cafepress T-shirts).

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I saw Fred Davis sleeping at the monument over at Dupont Circle.

Posted by: The Fan | May 20, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I have basically sworn off live music...but I am seeing X and Detroit Cobras this coming satuday....

Fred Davis missing practice has one positive, should get him at a cheaper contract, can't think he is going to have much negotiating leverage....

Posted by: chris Larry | May 20, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

"Boy you better tuck that in or you'll get it caught on a trip wire."

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I think.

What was the question again?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Nate,
How far back can we go, last october I saw Bob Dylon and Elvis Costello.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I should probably elaborate, my anonymous friend at 3:43pm.

Like just about everybody here, as far as I know, I work a job AND spend time on this blog. Sometimes I do more of one than the other, which depends on a lot of factors. Sometimes (and I know this sounds crazy) I do both on the same day, or even in the same hour!

Does that suffice, or do you need more information?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Now, Casting Crowns, that's interesting, there's a band I've never heard of.

How was that show, anonymous friend at 3:26pm?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:42 PM

A great show. My second time seeing them live.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello is a pretty good pull. Was that a good show?

(Look at me, limping along with my little alternative conversation topic.)

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

anyone want to buy my furniture?

This is craigslist right?

Posted by: Dorf | May 20, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

"...It gets me a little, well, aroused. Then again I have gotten laid while watching a super bowl."

I always find it funny how women want to pounce at the most awkward times. But they do add zeal to the moment, if possible.

Here are my fav 5 "cutty buddy" moments:

1) Watching any sporting event that you're mildly interested in.

2) When you're about to leave the house, especially going to see friends.

3) When you have relatives over.

4) When cooking dinner together.

5) After you've JUST got out the shower.

Posted by: Red(est) | May 20, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Now, Casting Crowns, that's interesting, there's a band I've never heard of.

How was that show, anonymous friend at 3:26pm?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:42 PM

A great show. My second time seeing them live.

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:53 PM

They'll be playing in Puyallop, WA in September if that is anywhere close to you. I'd recommend it.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Shifting a bit, to upcoming shows (like chRIs LaRRy's X/Detroit Cobras show), I'm looking forward to bluegrass weirdos Bad Livers reuniting this summer and appearing at Pickathon in Portland. Yeeeeee haw!

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

RI Shop strikes again....apparently these pies are from Thanksgiving of 04, and have been sitting around since then.....I thought they seemed a little....fuzzy...

Posted by: Greg | May 20, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

"Boy you better tuck that in or you'll get it caught on a trip wire."

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 3:44 PM

Boy? I'ma grown man.

youknowwhatimsayin'?

Posted by: Samari Rolle | May 20, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Saw the Larry Michael bit. Stupid.

This blog is stupid; the Post's coverage of the Skins is stupid.

There has to be some middle ground for guys like me who love the Skins and want to support them but also want to be critical of them when needed.

Unfortunately Jasno will never provide that.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello?

Did they do a colaboration with 50 Cent, Jay-Z, or Lil Wayne?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

anon at 3:57pm, I dunno, I just checked out some of their tunes on the myspace, and it doesn't seem like really my cup of tea. A little on the mellower/poppy side.

But again, always cool to hear about something new, something out there that people are excited about!

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

This blog is stupid; the Post's coverage of the Skins is stupid.

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:59 PM

And yet you're here, anon.

Posted by: Interesting | May 20, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Try a little Building 429, Nate. May be more your style.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Uh, anonymous at 3:59pm, I think you just coined an apt description of the vast majority of the people posting comments on this blog:

"some middle ground for guys like me who love the Skins and want to support them but also want to be critical of them when needed."

Welcome. You're among kindred spirits.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

What's that band from Scranton that made it big? U2?

Posted by: Michael Scott | May 20, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Shamelessly putting my name on every comment I post since 2006.

Posted by: Dorf | May 20, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

Elvis C is solid live, and can you imagine he opened for Dylan. Dylan, well I will always love his albums but he just cant speak anymore, his voice is in such bad shape that he cant do the lyrics in sync with the music, and will just rush through 4 lines in the time he would usually do one. That and he came out dressed as Zoro.

Red(est),

No I was the one who went for that. It was the Rams Pats super bowl, and towards the end of the first half. If you remember, it was a slow game, and I cannot remember who was doing the half time show, but I needed some other thing to occupy my interests for 30 minutes. Then it came to me, in a flash of manly awesomeness.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

TMI, Alex, TMI!!!

-Nate in the pDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

What on what Dylan was wearing?

I kid, sorry everyone I am all hopped up on cold meds and that little voice inside the head gets quiet on the dayquil.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Alex made Nate drop the case on P in PDX.

Never seen that happen.

Posted by: Stumped | May 20, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

heard that Elvis C kicked ass at those shows. Bad Livers are awesome.

Good ol' John Doe...

nate: were you dropping some Raising Arizona up there?

Posted by: mnskinsfan | May 20, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

You got it, mnskinsfan!


In other news, I stumbled on this other delight and wanted to share. Somehow it's even more starkly horrific in print than on video:


Miss Teen South Carolina: "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some-uh people out there in our nation that don't have maps, and, uh, I believe that our, ah, education, like such as South Africa, and the Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., er, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq [timer bell] and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future [mike retracted momentarily by emcee] for our-" [mercifully cut off by emcee]


-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I was shocked when we first heard Elvis C was opening for Bobby D. Seems like a too good to be true type deal, but hey it was well worth the $40 when you think about it.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to over sleep in that lock down. If you do oversleep, there better be something wrong with you or those guards will issue a standard beat down.

Posted by: Prison Balls | May 20, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Here you go, Nate in the little pDX ...

http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/736195

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Nate, I saw The Dear Hunter open for The Fall of Troy two weeks ago. Probably not your cup of tea, sure was mine though!

Oh, and why hasn't Rand McNally signed Ms. Teen South Carolina as a spokeswoman yet? I mean, come on, obvious choice there.

Posted by: swb | May 20, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

PB, will the guards use the colon shank on you? Or is that just for personal protection?

Posted by: Greg | May 20, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

ESPN= Propaganda
Everyone else's headline- Owners Opt out of contract.
ESPN= NFL eyes 17th game to grow revenue, shorten preseason.

Same story though for the most part.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 20, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

The owners are fools. They need to find a way not to give rookies huge chunks of $$. Which can be done.

But otherwise, the owners have it made. Instead, they risk losing the cap, which has been good for the game. Both for players and mgmt.

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | May 20, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Plus the owners wrote the rules so there wouldn't be guaranteed contracts. So all the players asked for the $$ upfront. Still, its 'advantage owners' in most every aspect.

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | May 20, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Alex, glad to hear you waited until half time...

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 20, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

off-topic:

courtesy of the colt brennan blog, the skins are selling the former hawaii QB's jersey: http://coltbrennanblog.com/2008/05/19/cb-jerseys-for-sale/

third string QB decided already? (no hollenbach found there)

Posted by: 81 | May 20, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

whoops...N0. 5...Heath's number....bad mojo there! Hope he can overcome that karma gut punch!

Posted by: chris Larry | May 20, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I miss one day up here and Jasno posts 6 times.

And I can't even tell what we're talking about.

Posted by: redskirt | May 20, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

The problem is most, but not all, of JLCs recent articles on the Redskins have been negative. In particular, he's very negative in personal comments and opinion regarding the actions of the front office and the owner.

He often disregards journalistic integrity by using anonymous sources to make his negative arguments. I venture to say most of those anonymous sources are either from Skins competitors who have a vested interest in stirring up controversy or completely made-up fantasy to reinforce his points. If the statements are true, then I fail to see why it's important to hide the identity of an NFL GM or scout who says the Skins picked a bunch of donkeys in the draft or the front-office doesn't know how to manage the salary cap...

JLC's reporting has improved recently (we acknowledged his loss in the blog), but the Washington Redskins are the home team where the Washington Post is published. If JLC cannot modify his writing style, then the Post should assign a new football beat writer who can obtain real inside information from the press conferences and interviews. I suspect JLC has lost his inside access as a result of his constant personal attacks against the front office and owner. He's a Ravens fan, so why force him to cover a team he doesn't like?

It's certainly reasonable to question strategy and be critical of the team in reporting. Personally, I find it more informative to read positive articles (e.g. see any written by Jason Reid) about my football team. However, the near constant negativity from JLC is disrespectful to both the fans and everyone involved with the Skins. We read the Washington Post sports articles to gain informative insight and information about the local sports teams. We can read the Dallas Morning News or Dr.Z for negative information from competitors.

Just to be clear -- I believe the negative reporting is causing the friction with the Skins and not JLCs anonymous source references...

Posted by: Siris | May 20, 2008 5:20 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Green, Monk feted at Japanese embassy


It's different being a Hall of Famer in an international city than in, say Green Bay.


I just got back from a reception in honor of Hall of Fame inductee-to-be Darrell Green given by Japanese ambassador Ryozo Kato. Green and the ambassador became friendly in 2002 when the Redskins were preparing for their preseason game in Osaka and have stayed in touch since.


As the writer who made Green's case to the Hall of Fame selectors back in February, I was invited to the event, and I brought my 14-year-old daughter, Julie, an admirer of Asian culture and cuisine.


Ambassador Kato, who's leaving shortly Washington after a 6-1/2 year stint to become the commissioner of Japanese baseball, was presented with a miniature Redskins helmet by Green and fellow Hall of Fame inductee-to-be Art Monk.


Green was introduced as Dr. Darrell Green. Did No. 28 receive a doctorate in the land of the rising sun? No. Green said he has honorary doctorates from George Washington, Marymount and St. Paul's (Va.).


Redskins coach Jim Zorn and defensive tackle Kedric Golston (who attends Green's church) were on hand along with former Redskins Dexter Manley and Darryl Pounds.


- David Elfin

Posted on May 19, 2008 8:21 PM |

Posted by: Elfin to da Post | May 20, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

You could always come read me, Siris.

Posted by: Larry Michael | May 20, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Siris, the previous thread about Morocco Brown sounds fairly positive ... and Jasno even surprised himself (and mentions it). Agree to disagree about "constant negativity".

Also, though he grew up a Ravens fan, I don't think he is currently anything more than a football fan ... or a sports fan, in general.

As far as inside access, a good reporter finds sources, and confirmatory sources. People are willing to talk if they believe that they are doing their own job well. Plugging leaks is impossible. And paranoia only tends to make things worse ... because then the leaks are about the paranoia itself.

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

"... However, the near constant negativity from JLC is disrespectful to both the fans and everyone involved with the Skins. ..."

Posted by: Siris | May 20, 2008 5:20 PM

And I absolutely disagree with this. Its like saying negativity about a hypothetical presidential administration is disrespectful of the citizens and everyone who works in the federal government.

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

"Happy Birthday, Santana


The stuff that lands in your inbox if you cover the Redskins. (see the full release below)


I guess when you have a huge contract, you can celebrate turning 28 (early middle age for a receiver) in style -- even if you're coming off an injury-hampered year and your team just used two of its first three draft picks on players at your position.


-- David Elfin


ALL-PRO WIDE RECEIVER SANTANA MOSS TO KICK-OFF BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA AT CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE


Hosted by Sinorice Moss of the Super Bowl Champions New York Giants
With Special Guests Edgerrin James, Chad Johnson and Reggie Wayne


TYSONS CORNER, VA (May 13, 2008) -- Famed, all-pro wide receiver Santana Moss, #89, will kick-off his birthday celebration at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons Corner on May 30, 2008. The party will begin in bar at 8pm with a social mixer, followed by an exclusive dinner in the VIP room at 8:30pm.

The evening, part of a three-day Birthday Extravaganza hosted by wide receiver Sinorice Moss of the Super Bowl Champions New York Giants, #83, will include authentic Brazilian cuisine courtesy of Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Special guests include running back Edgerrin James, #32; wide receiver Andre Johnson, #80; and wide receiver Reggie Wayne, #87.

Guests will enjoy Chima's authentic Brazilian Churrasco (Brazilian barbeque) served rodizo style, includes 16 kinds of meat, ranging from filet mignon, pork loin, lamb chops, chicken and fish all served by authentic "Gauchos." The Brazilian Gauchos, dressed in traditional attire, roam from table to table with skewers of piping hot, roasted meat, ready to slice off for your dining pleasure. Meals are accompanied by one of the most inclusive salad bars, with a wide range of American and Brazilian favorites -- from salads and oven-fresh breads to soups and deli meats. A full bar provides standard and specialty drinks, with a wine list that is the envy of connoisseurs everywhere.

"

Posted by: Elfin to da Post | May 20, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

If he has no sources, how did he break this current Brown hire, and get numerous sources on this guy in and out of the organization?

Also unnamed sources are journalism norm. If "deep throat" can bring down a president (watergate...) than why can't they be used to comment on football?

Siris you make some pretty hefty assumptions and state some strong opinions (making up facts), without much evidence yourself. Also coming on the heels of posts where Janso basically gave the organization many HJs, why now to revisit this topic. Finally I just don't agree with your interpretation of Journalistic practice.

But whateves, thanks for letting us know your reasons. I like your football talk normally so not trying to pick a scrap, but I have to say your analysis here is lacking, or better yet doesn't convince me....

Posted by: chris Larry | May 20, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Cooley's website says he (Cooley) and his missus-to-be are getting hitched on Friday.

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

All they can come up with is a mini-helmet for the ambassador? Sheesh. Come on already, send the man off with a full-size football helmet, at least.

I do like the idea of Dr. Darrell Green. A doctorate in cornerbackery?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

All they can come up with is a mini-helmet for the ambassador? Sheesh. Come on already, send the man off with a full-size football helmet, at least.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 6:02 PM

How do you know that the ambassador doesn't have a really tiny mini-head?

Also, catching up over at the Bog, I see Siris' post was really a cut-and-paste from other there, where it had a context, and air dropped into the blather up here for no apparent reason.

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Or a Ph.D. in Secondarology with a focus on Cornerbackery :-)

Posted by: redskirt | May 20, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Cool. An exclusive dinner with an inclusive salad bar...how reclusive.

Posted by: Stumped | May 20, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Nate in the PDX -

I think it's safe to drop your name down into the "name" box.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

We're all getting pumped at my house about seeing Archuleta tonight on American Idol. Dude has lost a few steps since his glory days in St. Louis, but I think he can still bring down David Cook. It's good he's found something other than "Dancing with the Stars" to fill his post-football life.

Posted by: talent evaluator | May 20, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Like just about everybody here, as far as I know, I work a job AND spend time on this blog. Sometimes I do more of one than the other, which depends on a lot of factors. Sometimes (and I know this sounds crazy) I do both on the same day, or even in the same hour!

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:50 PM

This is just the start of Nate's dynamic versatility. He can also drink beer and blog at the same time.

Posted by: talent evaluator | May 20, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I thought Moss' party was at Checkers???

Posted by: sicwidit | May 20, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

I was at H20 and I didn't see Fred Davis, but then again, I did have several Grey Gooses. Maybe that was Stephen Davis

Posted by: sicwidit | May 20, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay...

Posted by: sicwidit | May 20, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

You can call me Al!

Posted by: Paul Simon | May 20, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

"... However, the near constant negativity from JLC is disrespectful to both the fans and everyone involved with the Skins. ..."

Posted by: Siris | May 20, 2008 5:20 PM

I find this to be a ridiculous statement. That's like saying that if I disagree publicly with the war in Iraq than I hate the troops and wish them ill. That's simply not the case. Patriotism doesn't mean falling in line with the party agenda. And being a fan doesn't mean you always have to be positive about your team. It's fair to criticize the Skins, especially under Snyder's "leadership." I don't find the criticism disrespectful. I find it warranted. If this team were run more efficiently, won double-digit games and advanced in the playoffs, and JLC was still being negative at every turn, I could understand the frustration. But that's not the case with this club.

Posted by: Colin | May 20, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

I cannot believe the Nets won the NBA draft lottery, crazy.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

anon, you mean the Bulls? They won the NBA lottery

Posted by: chris Larry | May 20, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

This from MSNBC on potential players from the un-drafted ranks:

Curtis Gatewood, Redskins

Position: Linebacker/defensive end
Height: 6-2
Weight: 248


Gatewood's tweener status dropped on most evaluation boards, but he's a fine athlete who can run and chase down ballcarriers from behind. Gatewood can cover running backs, tight ends and wideouts in space and is also a solid tackler. That should earn him an opportunity to get on the field in passing situations. If he can get stronger, he could eventually become a starter.

Posted by: bangkokben | May 20, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Starter?!

Posted by: bangkokben | May 20, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

B'ben--

The key word was "eventually." Like in his next life if he comes back bigger, faster, stronger.

Posted by: talent evaluator | May 20, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

What was I thinking!!!

Posted by: D'Antoni | May 20, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=4717

The bears went young with Brown's replacement.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 20, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

... Like in his next life if he comes back bigger, faster, stronger.

Posted by: talent evaluator | May 20, 2008 9:31 PM

Curtis Gatewood, tweener. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic LB/DE combo. Curtis Gatewood will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.

Posted by: dcsween | May 20, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

dead in here.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=4717

The bears went young with Brown's replacement.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 20, 2008 9:36 PM

So they replaced Brown, a guy JLC is drooling over, with a guy who has no NFL scouting experience whatsoever? It's beginning to look like Brown was one of JLC's few "insiders" during his first stint with the Skins. It must be a breath of fresh air for our little beat writer to once again gain a smidgen of access to Redskin Park.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

nice theory Anon, but Janso wasn't the beat writer when he was here...nice try though!

Posted by: chris Larry | May 20, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

f Cl

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

A heart F to you as well anon

Posted by: chris Larry | May 20, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

and the gutless dog you rode in on

Posted by: chris Larry | May 20, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

screw cL

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

*Poking blog with stick*

Posted by: 4th via Home Floor | May 21, 2008 1:42 AM | Report abuse

From the "Odell Thurman" thread:

!

Posted by: 191,811rd! | May 19, 2008 5:50 PM

If this isn't MVDame sneaking around, then who else could it be?

Posted by: Inspector Gadget | May 21, 2008 4:46 AM | Report abuse

This sounds like a case for Rod Gardner - he can call up some of his old peeps and find out faster than you can say "well liked around the park" or "process"

Posted by: I know what to do | May 21, 2008 5:16 AM | Report abuse

I found out where our TE was

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjIYLdalYeE

(only under 40s should hit this link)

Posted by: mul | May 21, 2008 5:21 AM | Report abuse

"Jack Bond Speaks"

Spirit were a great band.

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else see this?

Matt Ryan became the second top draft choice to sign when he accepted a six-year, $72 million contract that included $34.75 million in guarantees.

Isn't that the biggest rookie deal ever? The Falcons must have lost it.....

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat, I had not read that, but that's just crazy. I'm with Cooley on this one. Rookie making more than a proven vet in the same position.

Posted by: 5-11 | May 21, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

No question they lost it RC

Posted by: jm220 | May 21, 2008 8:25 AM | Report abuse

The Falcons must have lost it.....

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 7:59 AM

Can anyone remember when was the last time that the Falcons actually had it? What a sad sack franchise that team is.

Posted by: talent evaluator | May 21, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

WOW, that is an AMAZING amount of money, they just threw at a rookie. Ryan is a smart kid, but man, he's going to get his teeth kicked in his first year down in Atl.

I really didn't see the Celtics taking game on, after the Pistons had 7 days off. Shows what I know.

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

They did get to the NFC champ game a few years ago.....only team to beat Green Bay at Lambeau in the playoffs if I remember correctly. But still, I know, that aint sayin much.......true definition of a one man team back then. Whatever happened to that young QB they had?

Posted by: dlhaze | May 21, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

The last day for 6th grade SOLs! Its jeans and polos from here on out.

Anything new with the Redskins?

Posted by: Dorf | May 21, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

White QB = Smart
Black QB = Athletic

Go figure.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

only team to beat Green Bay at Lambeau in the playoffs if I remember correctly.

Posted by: dlhaze | May 21, 2008 8:31 AM

I think the 'New Yawk Football Midgets*' might be able to claim that now as well.

*Little People+


+Gnats

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

kind of dead in here.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Cowboys spend a lot of dough yesterday. Signing both Newman, and Barber to extensions.

Personally, I think Barber is a really good player, but I've never been all that impressed by Newman.

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

For all those who thought Boston would struggle becuase they've played 14 games prior to last night... HA!

I was telling some of my friends that I thought that fact alone favored Boston.

Rest is good, but when you get out of the routine of playing every other night, in the NBA, it could affect you.

If the C's play more than 25 games and win the title, they're the most durable team of all time. If there is such a thing.

Posted by: Red(Green) | May 21, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Watch for Matt Ryan to have a first season equal to David Carr at the Texans....and most likely a career equal to David Carr at the Texans. Carr prolly would've been an above average QB but I think his weekly buttkicking for two years straight ruined his career, and Ryan will no doubt be the same.

Falcons should've rebuilt around the O and D line this year, saved some money, and signed Tebow or Stafford next year.


anyway, glad Sleepy Fred woke up!

Posted by: Hizzle | May 21, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Feels like a Friday...

Are people celebrating memorial day early?

I'm going to a Norfolk (Tidewater) Tides game Saturday night. I am so pumped. The Nats Shabingus is in a few weeks too! Summer, here I come!

Posted by: Dorf | May 21, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

A Skins fans giving props to a Cowboys player.

I thought I'd never see the day.

Agree on Barber, I love his running style.

Newman? Not so much.

Posted by: Red(Wow) | May 21, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Red, it wasn't the fact that Boston had played so many games straight, it was more that Detroit had 7 day's off. You cannot simply dismiss having a week off in the middle of the playoffs.

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Tebow is OVERRATED and will be a BUST!

Just my opinion.

Posted by: Red(Gator) | May 21, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/05/20/bc.fbn.nflmeetings.cond.ap/index.html


NFL to fine teams for players getting in trouble. Don't know if it's been posted. This could be a reason not to get Odell, even though I'm a UGA fan. But WTF, rumors that he's on crystal meth? Seriously Odell?

It's Quincy Carter all over again!

Posted by: Hizzle | May 21, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

If the C's play more than 25 games and win the title, they're the most durable team of all time. If there is such a thing.

Posted by: Red(Green) | May 21, 2008 9:09 AM

Won't this make them mad?....that they have to play 25 more games than those other teams that didn't make the playoffs? Seems like they should get overtime or something. They are waay underpaid.

Posted by: dlhaze | May 21, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

I agree Tebow will be a bust, but I think he'll be better than Ryan.


But I'm a Dawg fan so I'm biased.


Stafford > Tebow :o

Posted by: Hizzle | May 21, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm not that much of a homer that I can't identify when a player on another team has talent.

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Greg, rest is good in the playoffs, I'm not doubting that. But it's hard to flip the switch and go after a long break.

Detroit sleepwalks enough during games. I think they have to win the next game to have a chance.

I think Boston will win their first road playoff game this series.

Posted by: Red(Sleepy) | May 21, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Boston is just AWFUL on the road, this series goes to 7 again.


If ATL can take them the 7 games, and the Cleveland Lebrons can take them to 7 games with Lebron only playing half the series, no chance they win a road game.


If Boston wins it all, I can't see them winning one road game.

Posted by: Hizzle | May 21, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Tim Tebow = Jared Lorenzen

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

No surprise on the Ryan deal. They knew they would pay him a king's ransom when they picked up at #3.

That is the deal. You pick in the top ten the player gets paid as one of the top ten at that position in the game having never played a down. Some positions more than others.

Posted by: bangkokben | May 21, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

By virtue of having the best record in the league, and having home court advantage all through the playoffs, they don't NEED to win on the road. Not saying they wont, or they shouldn't, but if the trend keeps going, then they technically don't have to win a road game. A dangerous precedent.....

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Hizzle, I understand that logic, but NBA is all about match ups. To be honest I thought the C's and hawks was about to give us the eastern version of Mavs & Warriors. I thought the Celtics just didn't match up well against the Hawks.

I can see them knocking off Detroit on the road.

The key to the series will be Garnett vs. 'Sheed.

Can someone check Jesus Shuttlesworth's pulse? What happend to Ray?

Posted by: Red(Got Game) | May 21, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Ray-ray, can't throw the ball in the ocean from the beach, then he went and blamed Rondo for not getting him good looks?

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

I was introduced to some Muscat tonight, nice, very smooth.

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Greg, I agree, more so than there road problem the Celtics will need Ray Allen to wake up if they plan on winning championship. You'd think a shooter like that can find his stroke at some point.

Speaking of Boston sports, talk to Manny again?!?!

Posted by: chris Larry | May 21, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I don't know about you guys, but I'm sick of the Spurs and Pistons. I want a Celtics - Lakers Final.

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Hey t_e, I was wondering if this video will be you and I meeting at the June meet-up?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9o5jt5BYlHU

I was thinking you were Lee Van Cleef here...

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat - You watching the game in a few hours??

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

I was introduced to some Muscat tonight, nice, very smooth.

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 9:46 AM
=============================

??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskrat

Oh the wine? silly me!

Posted by: Dorf | May 21, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Too young to comprehend the classic finals match ups between Celts and Lakers in the 80's.

20 years from now I want to be able to look back at the highlights and tell my kids to mirror Garnett's passion, Paul's patience, and Kobe's work ethic.

Posted by: Red(Mid-life crisis) | May 21, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Kost, agreed on the Boston/LA finals. Would be hard to duplicate the hysteria that the 80's generated, I'd take it however.

CL, Manny is in a fog, no doubt. I think that getting over the 500 home run plateau has effected him.

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

"Jack Bond Speaks"

Spirit were a great band.

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 7:37 AM

Coat, I'll tell you my Randy California story tonight in between Chelsea goals.

Posted by: SMACK | May 21, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Dorf, The Muscat is the Muskrat chaser??

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat - You watching the game in a few hours??

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 10:00 AM

I am indeed Kost, along with SMACK, EaglesFan Adam and some others. Sounds like you're suffering from 'Muscat Love' there too Kost.

And SMACK, you make me (even more) sick. You met Randy California? There is no justice in the world.....

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I have a bunch of mates who are watching it, but considering that it's in 4 hours and I'm drunk, I don't think I'll be up. I just hope Jaap Stam plays well for the reds.

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

So, lets see if I can cross the line in the sand 2 days in a row...
Let me give a preemptive SJK.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Alex, man, this aggression, like, will not stand.

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I'm just hoping that Muscat Love is much easier on the body the day after than Port Love is!

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

I misspoke ... "I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man."

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

nads

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

kost, what would really be hard on the body would be stoma love ... that single most vile thing I've ever heard about ... from this woman doctor-type I was seeing. She was completely nonplussed by it.

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Sween, I was just thinking to myself, I don't feel that drunk, I just don't feel that well. Then I read your post and did some inter-googling. Thanks bud.

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Little Timmy Tebow = Jared Lorenzon lite

Posted by: Hizzle | May 21, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

anyone hear that sucking noise?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

And SMACK, you make me (even more) sick. You met Randy California? There is no justice in the world.....

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 10:09 AM

Several times, Coat. And not always under favorable conditions. Still, I was crushed when Joey Spampinato of NRBQ told me he was dead.

Posted by: SMACK | May 21, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Tim Tebow = JaMarcus Russell

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

JaMarcus

DeMarcus

LaMarcus

...am I forgetting anyone? I'm a fan of MaMarcus.

Posted by: Red(Marcus) | May 21, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Dorf | May 21, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Is Muskrat Love, similar at all to Cat Scratch Fever?

Posted by: Greg | May 21, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

SkidMarcus?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I'm off to bed folks, see you in a few hours.

Go Kenny Monkou!

Posted by: kost52 | May 21, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe nobody picks up my red-hot Captain and Tennile reference. Do you guys all listen to new-fangled Beat Music or something?

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure no one is reading anything posted this morning. Lucky us.

Posted by: Dorf | May 21, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

F cL and the mentally challenged pig he rode in on

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I may have to plumb whole new depths of loathing and jealousy now SMACK, thanks for that....

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

You will give into the power of the Dark Side, we shall call you Darth Sween...

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Natural or 'man-made' stoma Sween?

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

You will give into the power of the Dark Side, we shall call you Darth Sween...


Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 10:48 AM

lol

Posted by: jm220 | May 21, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Alex (and Darth fans everywhere), the other day when searching the wikipedias about William the Silent, I remember that his nickname was "Father of the Fatherland" ... in Dutch, Vader des Vaderlands. With the benefit of hindsight in those Star Wars movie, it occurs to me that the big surprise from the third movie (actually, the sixth) really shouldn't have been that surprising ... at least not to the Dutch.

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

... or Dude Vader?

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Somewhere, Darth jm220 is reaching under his desk for his light hammer ... or laser hammer, such as ...

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

monoblogging there Sween?

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

dcsween the force is strong with you. Yes the force is real strong with this one. A might RI you will become.

Posted by: jm220 | May 21, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

A Barno cameo appearance will be forthcoming in one hour. You won't want to miss it.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Just say no to the purple light saber and everything will be okay. I want a Burgundy one myself anyway, with a Gold handle of course.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

just because,

Posted by: F Barno | May 21, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

The other day, someone posted about the spread at Santana Moss' birthday party.

According to his website, it looks like the gig is open to the public ... or, at least, those with $$$. On the "sponsors" link, it looks like its some sort of "casino night" to raise $$$ for his foundation.

http://www.tanaman89.com/home/

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

So I get up early because my alarm clock does go off, and my conference call gets canceled, so I check in on RI and I find frigging Star Wars references.

Now some of you may want the force in your corner and will buy a burgundy and gold light saber, but not me. In my corner, the Hanson brothers ... they are putting on the foil, even as I write this ...

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | May 21, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Zeke
as in, Down down chasing waterfalls, Hanson?

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

You mean THESE guys?

http://www.hansonbrothers.net/

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I find Barno as annoyingly intolerant and semi racist as the next guy but is the FBarno really needed? Same with the F CL or F Readcoat.

F the F(Handle) posts.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

RI, a wonderful antidote to work. Fun place to be...Skins info, jibba jabba, Greg's bonus points, learn some interesting things...

If I were to list what I don't need to learn anything about- stoma love would be at the top. Thanks DCS...I think I will get some work done now.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 21, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

No problem ... you're welcome.

- dcsween ... sending drunk Australians to bed for nightmares and jibbajabberers back to work since 10:20 this morning ...

Posted by: dcsween | May 21, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Are you coming along to watch the game later Sween?

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Zeke, can you give Fred Davis lessons on waking up early?


Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Hizzle | May 21, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

F RI beat writer and the "regular" bloggers who don't have enough Kleenex's in the world to wipe the brown off their noses

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

F RI....

Posted by: | May 21, 2008 12:02 PM

Blah blah blah blah blah blah... nothing interesting or relevant to add to the conversation ....blah blah blah blah... look at me ...blah blah blah blah... self-important garbage ....blah blah blah

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

SOCCER? I barely even MET her!!

I don 't care about Manchester vs. Chelsea, but I am tuning in the post match battle between The British Hooligans vs.The Moscow Police.

Sure, Moscow's gotten a little flabby since the USSR folded, but they have superior firepower and home Gulag advantage. Were it a long series, I might be tempted to go with the freewheeling Hooligans, who've shown their staying power on the road, but for a single match, never bet against a Russian constabulary.

Besides, Barkley has $400K on the Hooligans, so Moscow's the closest thing to lock on the board today.

I

Posted by: corkczar | May 21, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and Jason, get off the Steinberg loves B. Lloyd kick. I don't understand your obsession. So what if Steinberg liked Lloyd for BLOGGING purposes? Who cares? Why is it always mentioned here? I'm a staunch defender of yours, Jason. But this animosity toward Steinberg because he wrote about--god forbid--B. Lloyd has become tiresome and annoying.

Posted by: Colin | May 21, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Always bet on the home team when they have their very own mafia Cork....

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Ever consider the alternative 'ts' spelling in your handle Corkczar? It would give you an air of exoticism to go along with your freewheeling posting style.

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Yes Sween ... those Hanson Bros ... if you've never seen Slap Shot ... check it out

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | May 21, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, now that's a job ... wake up Fred Davis. How much does it pay?

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | May 21, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, now that's a job ... wake up Fred Davis. How much does it pay?

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | May 21, 2008 12:18 PM

Well Britny Spears pays $100 for someone to fix her hair in the morning. I bet if you were to Wake up Fred and remind him to shower, shave, get dressed ect. that would be worth roughly the same?

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Now some of you may want the force in your corner and will buy a burgundy and gold light saber, but not me. In my corner, the Hanson brothers ... they are putting on the foil, even as I write this ...

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | May 21, 2008 11:39 AM


LMAO

Posted by: jm220 | May 21, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

F RI beat writer and the "regular" bloggers who don't have enough Kleenex's in the world to wipe the brown off their noses

Posted by: | May 21, 2008 12:02 PM

Blah blah blah blah blah blah... nothing interesting or relevant to add to the conversation ....blah blah blah blah... look at me ...blah blah blah blah... self-important garbage ....blah blah blah

Posted by: Redcoat | May 21, 2008 12:11 PM

I'm not hating on the conversation or anything, but since 10 AM this has been a private blog. If you look at the post since then the conversation has been between a few "regs" and thats it. Maybe a few of the "regs" can open it up, so it will involve EVERYONE!

And you guys wonder why people say that this blog has a "members only" vibe.

Posted by: Red(don't care) | May 21, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Though I think you would need more if you had to be the one that tossed out the groupies.

Posted by: Alex35332 | May 21, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Hansen Brothers Rule
Darth Vader frulz

Posted by: chris Larry | May 21, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Colin = Steinberg

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

beep-ums

Posted by: fudge-ums | May 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Corkczar conv. to Russian =
Коркцарь conv. back to English =
Korktsar

fun with Mr. Language Person...

Posted by: cload & daggar | May 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm not hating on the conversation or anything, but since 10 AM this has been a private blog. If you look at the post since then the conversation has been between a few "regs" and thats it. Maybe a few of the "regs" can open it up, so it will involve EVERYONE!

And you guys wonder why people say that this blog has a "members only" vibe.

Posted by: Red(don't care) | May 21, 2008 12:32 PM

So bring up something else to talk about. Don't just stand in ther corner all by your lonesome and whine about it. Crybaby.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe a few of the "regs" can open it up, so it will involve EVERYONE!

And you guys wonder why people say that this blog has a "members only" vibe.

Posted by: Red(don't care) | May 21, 2008 12:32 PM

What did they do - freeze your keyboard so you couldn't type and send? Break your fingers? Threaten your friends and family?

The rules (?) around here are the same for everyone: type your comments in the box and hit return; maybe someone comments back, maybe not. If so - great! If not - get over it. Plenty of "regulars" make comments that don't get responses also. But I am willing to bet that if you say something that others consider interesting, you will get a response. Just don't take it personally, either way.

Posted by: A long-time "regular" | May 21, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Anonymous | May 21, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

didja ever apologize? didja mean it? were you really sorry? did you feel so bad about whatever it is that you apologized about that you never wanted to do it again?

Posted by: RedskinWillie | May 22, 2008 1:27 AM | Report abuse

Memo to Post management: Is it common place for writers to throw fellow writers under the bus with strings of insults? Probably not the greatest way to keep up morale.

Posted by: SkinsStink | May 22, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

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