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'The Jasons:' 2 Dudes Talkin' Football

Presenting ... ta-da! ... the latest episode of "The Jasons" (the highest-rated segment in Comcast SportsNet history ... or not).

By Cindy Boren  |  November 29, 2008; 5:29 PM ET
 
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Boy, the J's look they're gaining weight. J. Reid really looks fatter.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 29, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

It's just gravy bloat.

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 29, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure the Giants would love to be rid of Plexico. What a headache and needless. But didn't they just give him a big contract extension? They may be married to him next year because they can't afford the cap hit.

Posted by: talent_evaluator

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He may have helped them out...


BURRESS COULD BE FACING 3.5 YEARS IN JAIL
Posted by Mike Florio on November 29, 2008, 5:55 p.m. EST

As it turns out, the accidental self-shooting of Giants receiver Plaxico Burress occurred in a Manhattan night club on Friday night. Per ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, the incident occurred at the Latin Quarter, a 15,000-square foot restaurant and club located in a Radisson Hotel.

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that the bullet went through skin and muscle tissue in the right thigh. No arteries were struck, and no bones were broken.

The Giants have confirmed generally that Burress suffered a bullet wound to his right thigh. However, the team’s statement did not address the cause of the shooting.

“We are aware of the fact that Plaxico was involved in an apparent accidental shooting last night. We have been in contact with Plaxico since shortly after the incident,” the statement said. “Obviously, our primary concern is for Plaxico’s health and well-being, and given the circumstances, we are relieved to say he was released from a New York City hospital at approximately 2 p.m. today.

Per the ESPN report, police said that Burress could face criminal charges if he was not licensed to carry a concealed weapon in New York.

And that’s where things get problematic for Burress. (Apart from, you know, the bullet in the thigh.)

If, as we’ve heard it, the accidental bullet came from a gun that Burress was carrying and if Burress was not in legal possession of the loaded weapon at the time of the incident, he could be facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 3.5 years.

In 2006, New York beefed up its laws regarding illegal gun possession. The following year, New York City officials embarked on a campaign aimed at communicating to all citizens the serious consequences of illegal gun possession.

“GUNS = PRISON” was the message.

“Last year, our Administration succeeded in pushing through a law that gives New York the toughest penalty in the country for carrying an illegal loaded handgun,” New York mayor Richard Bloomberg said in July 2007. “Now, if you are convicted, you will serve a minimum of 3-1/2 years behind bars — no exceptions.”

Though it’s entirely possible that Burress dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” required to ensure that he would have the ability to legally take a loaded gun into a public club, he doesn’t have a reputation for following rules, either when imposed by society or by his employer. The Giants and the NFL have fined him multiple times, and he has had problems with unpaid parking tickets and delinquent taxes in the past.

It’ll be very interesting to see how this one plays out.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 29, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Has there ever been any consideration of trying out Sellers as a linebacker? L.A. goes both ways, it would seem Sellers would really counteract guys like Jacobs...

Posted by: Gregariousterp | November 29, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Interesting quote on the physics of being a running back. But that's assuming that football players are solid figures with their weight equally distributed over their body like a big metal box. The analogy breaks down b/c it overlooks their agility in body & mind. If you're not incredibly alert or full of adrenaline, then you will take a huge "Newtonian" slam (I think we've seen a few of them from our secondary). Otherwise, your body reacts accordingly just in time.

When you consider why this analogy *doesn't* work - then you're getting at what makes football such a great sport. Otherwise best not to confuse NFL for NASCAR.

Posted by: Josh7 | November 29, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Just checked the listings and as i suspected, I'm getting GInts Redskins here in Hawaii tomorrow. Already got the DVR set to record.

Buress.... criminey. Wonder if Wilbon will write some column about how he had it coming for livin the thug life???? Assbag.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 29, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

For the FUNK connoiseurs who were blogging earlier,you must familiarize yourself with the recording Grover Washington Jr. LIVE at the Bijou. The greatest funk-jazz fusion recording of all time.

Posted by: mark65 | November 29, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

scamp, having seen the Jasons in Seattle back in January and this past weekend, I can say they both actually look a little slimmer now. Honest.

Don't forget, the camera adds a bunch of pounds.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 29, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't have any horse in this race, but it sounds like Oregon-Oregon State is a doozy. People out here are absolutely nuts about this game, of course. And I can't help rooting a bit for the Beavers since they're playing for their first Rose Bowl trip in 44 years. Also, that would keep USC out of the Rose Bowl, which is a worthy goal.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 29, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Still not feeling good about tomorrow.

Can any of you absentee lifers break down who needs to lose and who needs to win in the NFC tomorrow so that I know who to pull for besides our beloved Redskins.

Gotta love this time of year. As a Redskins fan you need an entire wardrobe of NFC jerseys b/c you never know which team we are going to be climbing on to usher us backwards into the playoffs.

I just hope we can snag one tomorrow in honor of 21 and put ourselved back into the Wildcard driver seat. The pokes are done...the Iggles have a tough rode ahead...the NFC South...well sometimes you have to let your little brother play too. Lets just hope it is NOT this year!!!

Posted by: Soup17 | November 29, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

scamp, having seen the Jasons in Seattle back in January and this past weekend, I can say they both actually look a little slimmer now. Honest.

Don't forget, the camera adds a bunch of pounds.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 29, 2008 9:53 PM |

As does turkey and mash potatoes.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 29, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Soup,

My crack at it. Root for:

Packers (5-6) over Panthers (8-3)

Saints (6-5) over Bucs (8-3)

Chargers over Falcons (7-4)

Vikings (6-5) over Bears (6-5) (Bears will probably go 3-1 over their final 4 games; Vikings will probably go 1-3.)

Posted by: freakzilla | November 29, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Listen,funk connoisseurs familiarize yourselves with the recording Grover Washington Jr. Live at the Bijou.You will thank me later.

Posted by: mark65 | November 29, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

freakzirra

you got it.

This site will be helpful in the coming weeks. I'm not associated, but it's an easy place to find out who to root for on any given week...

http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NFL/NFC/East/Redskins.html

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | November 29, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Soup, why in the world would you say the Cowboys are done? I absolutely believe they will be in the playoffs...

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 29, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

According to the latest report, our old buddy Antonio Pierce was with Plaxico when the shooting occurred.......

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 29, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

wow...our beat writers suck so much...WP please get new beat writers! PLEASE

Posted by: kpayn17 | November 29, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

While I totally agree that the Skins need help on both lines, I want to go on record saying they need to find Portis's replacement.
Not for next year, or hopefully even the year after that, but it's time to find a good back.
2nd round, 3rd round.
Definitely not in the first round.
Just sayin'....

Posted by: RedskinWillie | November 30, 2008 1:07 AM | Report abuse

MNSkinsfan,

Great site. As important as this game is - it virtually garantees the 'skins a playoff spot if they win and not tank the other games - going 3-2 in their remaining games still gives them a 71% of making the playoffs.

Bottom line: Redskins have to beat the teams they should beat; Bengals, Eagles, and 49ers. Giants at home and Ravens away are winable games as well. Good chance they make it in but how they play the next two weeks will have a profound impact on our confidence on how they'll do in the tourney.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 30, 2008 1:09 AM | Report abuse

+++wow...our beat writers suck so much...WP please get new beat writers! PLEASE

Posted by: kpayn17+++

They promise to as soon as the quality of RI posters improves. In other words, don't hold your breath. On second thought, go ahead, do it long enough it's bound to improve the quality of RI posters.

Posted by: TheCork | November 30, 2008 1:37 AM | Report abuse

My quality plateaued months ago.

Time to go to sleep and dream of a Redskins victory tomorrow.

For what it's worth, last night I dreamt that we were scoring to go up 10-3 and had built up some sizable momentum with excellent defensive play.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 30, 2008 3:30 AM | Report abuse

My crack at it. Root for:

Packers (5-6) over Panthers (8-3)

Saints (6-5) over Bucs (8-3)

Chargers over Falcons (7-4)

Vikings (6-5) over Bears (6-5) (Bears will probably go 3-1 over their final 4 games; Vikings will probably go 1-3.)

Posted by: freakzilla | November 29, 2008 10:51 PM

That's pretty accurate.........

ALSO, this game will be one by us due to the weather. We're going to put 7/8 in the box and let it roll.

As the official blogger closest to the stadium, I am reporting that this rain/sleet feels nasty as heck.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 30, 2008 5:44 AM | Report abuse

Win it for 21. Go Skins!

Posted by: captjim | November 30, 2008 6:44 AM | Report abuse

Wonder if Wilbon will write some column about how he had it coming for livin the thug life???? Assbag.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 29, 2008 9:34 PM

"Livin' the thug life?" This time he'd be right, wouldn't he? What else would you call a man who carries a concealed handgun, with the safety off, into a nightclub?

Stupid fool's lucky he shot himself and not someone else. How long do you think it will be before we see him in a Giants uni again? How much money did he blow away when that gun went off?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 30, 2008 6:59 AM | Report abuse

After the Sean Taylor incident, I don't blame these NFL players one iota for wanting to protect themselves. And going to a nightclub is not anything in and of itself to pass judgement on. Burress's bigger mistake isn't that he had a handgun in a nightclub (though I do recognize that it's illegal to do so), it was that he apparently had no idea how to use a gun safely.

Posted by: PDiddy | November 30, 2008 7:08 AM | Report abuse

Fox has a good summary of the playoff picture including each team's remaining game and strength of schedule. Cowboys and Panthers both face tougher schedules than we do, but Falcons have an easier schedule.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8854520?MSNHPHCP>1=39002

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 30, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

TE,
Although the Falcon's remaining schedule is against teams with a lower winning percentage, it hardly is an easier schedule. Atlanta's next four opponents are all fighting for their playoff lives and three of those games are on the road where the Falcons are 2-3. San Diego is a dangerously talented team with a horrible head coach. Playing there is no gimme. Then there are division games against the Saints and Bucs. No team in the NFC South has lost a division game at home this year - so that is likely a split. Then at the Vikings for another team trying to get in the dance. Two, possibly three losses are likely.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 30, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Sorry if I'm bringing up a dead horse conversation topic (no, not Antonio Pierce), but did you guys already discuss the depth at SLB behind Marcus Washington?

WaPo lists Alfred Fincher as today's starter. Is Khary Campbell that hurt? Or just lacking the chops of Mr. Fitcher to go a full game? If Big Neck plays well today, I see Khary Campbell going the way of Ade Jimoh this coming offseason ... from special teams captain to off the roster.

Posted by: dcsween | November 30, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

No surprise the Jason's don't feel good about this one. (which I think is a good sign for us) My hope Dirty Thirty lay Jacobs out on the first play. I think CP will run wild today in honor of the Reaper.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 30, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

JM220 - I wouldn't want to have it no other way....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 30, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Which one is Wilbon?

Posted by: bmo63 | November 30, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Good morning 4th. I hope all is well with you and your family.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 30, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I think Kelly gets his first TD today. If the O line gives JC the time he will expose that secondary as being just as bad as Dallas.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 30, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

JM220 assumes the early morning lead for Optimist of the Day. I hope that by 5:00 this afternoon we can recognize him as Realist of the Day!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 30, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

You know me TE. I am going to roll with my team until the end.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 30, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

And Cindy is mighty late for work today. Usually she puts up the first beep beep for a 1:00 game by 8:00.

Either she has a new boyfriend or she's having trouble with the coffee maker.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 30, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Did you guys get snow in DC?

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 30, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

JM--Only rain so far and not much of it. I don't think it ever got cold enough in the District for snow.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 30, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

TE they called for rain here as well. However, we got a little snow.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 30, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

It's a cold consistant rain at the moment. Not Eli's weather.

And I hope it ain't Jacobs weather either. Especially with that 'bad' knee of his.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 30, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Seen - Fincher makes sense over Kary Campbell.

Campbell is a ST Captin and prob would have a bigger impact on ST rather than on D.....

Remember, our ST are weak now since the skins released LT....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 30, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

And I hope it ain't Jacobs weather either. Especially with that 'bad' knee of his.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 30, 2008 9:29 AM

And certainly not Plaxico's weather. He likes it when it's raining bullets.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 30, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Still waiting for that wilbon retraction a year later. And buress is an example of who wilbon was talking about.

Sean Taylor was not. He went home to see his baby and girl and was slain.

F Wilbon

RIP ST

Go skins

Posted by: Zeebs | November 30, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

does anyone know if Fox is actually going to show the Sean Taylor ring of fame induction ceremony before the game?

Posted by: RedBaron2008 | November 30, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I would assume that if someone shows it, it may be Comcast Sportsnet. Here's hoping. RIP Sean.

Posted by: svxcountry1 | November 30, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

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