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Union Advises Players to Save

It's one of the quietest days of the year in sports, but, after all the talk about beer up here yesterday, one sobering item stands out on the interwebs: the NFL Players Association is advising its members to save 25 percent of their salaries the next two seasons in case there is a lockout in 2011.

Mark Maske reports that the campaign, called "25/25," was announced yesterday on the union's website.

"It's essential that players are financially prepared to withstand the loss of income due to a lockout," Dana Hammonds, the director of the union's financial programs and advisor administration, said on the website. "A financially sound membership represents a strong bargaining group."

Certainly, it's prudent advice for the union to be giving, but you have to wonder what the summer of 2011 will bring.

By Cindy Boren  |  July 15, 2009; 10:12 AM ET
 
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I would advice players to invest all that money into the Alex35332 fund for awesome.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 15, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Given the current economic conditions, wise investment strategies for those players saving 25/25 should reflect the current dollar value of about 20/15 by then.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth no longer highest paid defensive player....

Suggs deal better than Haynesworth's?
Posted by Mike Florio on July 15, 2009 9:55 AM
Though the contract signed by defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth with the Redskins on the first morning of free agency widely has been described as a $100 million contract, it accurately has been analyzed, for practical purposes, as a four-year, $48 million deal. (In year five, Haynesworth is due to earn $29 million in salary and bonuses -- at a time when he will be 32 years old.)

Under that standard, Ravens defensive end/linebacker Terrell Suggs actually did a better deal.

Per a league source, here's how Suggs' payout over the first four years on his brand-new contract compares to Haynesworth's.

In year one, Suggs gets $15.1 million and Haynesworth gets $11 million.

Through two years, Suggs gets $40 million and Haynesworth receives $35.6 million.

After three, Suggs will have pocketed $43.4 million, with Haynesworth only (only?) getting $41 million.

And after four seasons, Suggs will end up with $200,000 more than Haynesworth -- $48.3 million versus $48.1 million.

Both deals are great. But the reality is that Suggs is every bit as good, and actually a little bit better, than Haynesworth's

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Formerly the Human Fund.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | July 15, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

2011 = Super Bowl.

Strike! Strike! Strike! Strike! Strike! Strike!....

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

When is the supplemental draft??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 8:11 AM

Thursday. I'm trembling with anticipation.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 15, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Can you say UFL?! hehehe.

Maybe that's why the UFL is in such a hurry to start things up.

How about some research into how the UFL's player relations will differ from the NFL's?

Thannks for 2 days of AWESMOE posts, Cyn!

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe they even have to say this. If I made the league minimum for even a couple years I wouldn't have to work ever again. That some of these players can make millions and never save a penny is beyond mind-blowing. They seem to think they are guaranteed to play into their 40s, like their legs/back/neck/arms/MCL(s) will never give out.

Posted by: Keiser | July 15, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Dik,
I do remember the head of the UFL talking about a lockout giving them good players, way back when, it would really give them some bank if there's no draft for a season and all them rookies go to the UFL.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 15, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Both deals are great. But the reality is that Suggs is every bit as good, and actually a little bit better, than Haynesworth's"

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 10:28 AM

And Suggs is probably the better player. Well deserved.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 15, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Some unheard of "press" site says that the QB spot in Washington is more or less open.

http://www.pe.com/sports/football/stories/PE_Sports_Local_S_web_qb_battles.2af8684.html

Posted by: alex35332 | July 15, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

BAck to yesterday....

This seems like a fair and balanced analysis of the Eagles:

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2009-07-12/eagles-future-built-on-new-line-rookie-playmakers

They have more OLine problems than we do IMHO. There is only 1 postion that will have the same player as last year. And McNabb will for the 1st time in his carrer have a totally different LT to protect his back....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

"And Suggs is probably the better player. Well deserved.

Posted by: brownwood26"

Funny how that talk only begins once Haynesworth actually comes to the Redskins.

Posted by: psps23 | July 15, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

If there's a lockout in 2011, it will be a loss/loss on both sides.

Loss of income and loss of revenue.

And bad publicity.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 15, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Just in time to tick off Pollyannas, John Corcoran's companion piece to his "Optimistic Redskins Preview," his "Pessimistic Prognostication" is up at Draft Dog.

Particularly worth noting, the Five Critical Things That Must Go Exactly Right to keep the Offense from being a disaster.

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/nfl-team-columns/washington-redskins.html

Oh an just for funsies, let me beat the Haters to it:

"Cork, your an idiot."

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

It sounds like the NFLPA is digging in its collective heels. It's kind of hard hearing about a bunch of twenty-somethin' millionaires whining about needing more money in this economy. You can say the owners make theirs so why can't the players get a piece of it, but the reality is it only ends up screwing the fans that have to pay more to see a game. They owners are talking salary cap; the fans should be talking about a ticket cap.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 15, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

If there's a lockout in 2011, it will be a loss/loss on both sides.

Loss of income and loss of revenue.

And bad publicity.

Posted by: RedCherokee


Hmmmm, Red. Trying to remember.... What happened last time there was a strike?

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

but you have to wonder what the summer of 2011 will bring.

By Cindy Boren | July 15, 2009

Up until a few weeks ago, I would have said 85 degrees in the morning, increasing humidity and temperatures rising to the upper 90s over the course of they, then late afternoon thunderstorms. Lather, rinse, repeat (through till about September).

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Alex, that's just weird.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2009-07-13/redskins-camp-countdown-mediocre-returns-on-big-investments

I like it when the bar is set low from the outside. The view from an opponent was the best part of this piece. Pretty accurate on that part.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Funny how that talk only begins once Haynesworth actually comes to the Redskins.

Posted by: psps23 | July 15, 2009 11:07 AM

He hasn't played a snap as a Redskin, so I'm obviously saying it based on his Tennessee tenure. If he stayed there or went to Tampa I'd say the same. Without rehashing this argument with you, I need to see Haynesworth ball like he did the last 2 years when he's NOT playing for a contract to believe he's worth that money. There's no question Suggs has balled for the Ravens just about every year.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 15, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Some unheard of "press" site says that the QB spot in Washington is more or less open.

http://www.pe.com/sports/football/stories/PE_Sports_Local_S_web_qb_battles.2af8684.html

Posted by: alex35332 | July 15, 2009 10:55 AM

Tired repeat story line repeated by a reporter from St. Louis who needs to fill a word limit. Nothing to see here.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of investments, if you didn't catch The Daily Show yesterday, watch the rerun, or go to the website.

Jon Stewart does a piece about ex-Met turned investment advisor Lenny "Nails" Dykstra. (Nails is currently $31 mil in the hole and facing oodles of lawsuits, sez Stewart.)

The twist involves a guy Stewart had a major dustup with recently, which shows why you should NEVER take investment advise from people who claim to be experts on TV.

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Degenerate gamblers... all of 'em.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe they even have to say this. If I made the league minimum for even a couple years I wouldn't have to work ever again. That some of these players can make millions and never save a penny is beyond mind-blowing. They seem to think they are guaranteed to play into their 40s, like their legs/back/neck/arms/MCL(s) will never give out.
Posted by: Keiser | July 15, 2009 10:50 AM

I’m with you…..not much foresight from about 90% of the players. And these are the same guys who refuse as a union to contribute more to the retired players benefits funds. It’s like they don’t think they will ever be a retired player. Astounding to me……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 15, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

"Pessimistic Prognostication" is up at Draft Dog.

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 11:10 AM

Cork, your take on the O-line (#2) is unenlightening. Seems to leave out the bit about Kendall's role (and Dockery stepping back into a job where he had offsides issues previously) and Randy Thomas' near broken neck. The drill down analysis would identify that as a risk for outside running game b/c the pulling guard game is a new deck of cards. Say what you will about old and/or unknown, but I think that Heyer is solid and an upgrade in pass protection.

[I have to get through a lot more nuance before I call someone an idiot ... ]

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I remember they had Lenny on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel a few years back. And he was making all this money on Wall Street and the interviewer was so a,axed as Lenny knew NOTHING about Wall Street and Investing, but was making millions....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"ex-Met turned investment advisor"

Shame on anyone who invested with this moron....that statement above, should have been all you needed in order to stay away.......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

They have more OLine problems than we do IMHO. There is only 1 postion that will have the same player as last year. And McNabb will for the 1st time in his carrer have a totally different LT to protect his back....

Posted by: 4thFloor


The Redskins replaced their worn out former stud OT, Jon Jansen with UFA Stephon Heyer, a guy who couldn't beat out the crippled Jansen last year.

Th Hated Iggles replaced THEIR worn out stud tackle with All Pro Jason Peters.

If a guard goes down for the Iggles, he'll be replaced by a guy who started last year,. If one goes down for the Redskins, it may be with a guy who couldn't make special teams last year.

The Iggls revamped Oline is young and huge. Yes, they have to achieve cohesiveness, which is never a given. But so do the 'skins, who are returning two guys from surgery, and trying to refit Heyer and Dockery into the unit.

I hate the Iggles, and hope their Oline is a disaster, but I'd trade Olines with them in a Memphis Minute.

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2009-07-13/redskins-camp-countdown-mediocre-returns-on-big-investments

I like it when the bar is set low from the outside. The view from an opponent was the best part of this piece. Pretty accurate on that part.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 11:15 AM

Some of that is tired and misreads what happened last year, esp. the stuff about the offense and attributing Campbell's low interception rate to caution (rather than non-open receivers). All signs point to changes there, both in terms of caution/scheme, and pass catchers.

The most interesting bit is the quote from Phil Simms about how, if there one position that can change things, its the position of the guy who hits the QB. The key to beating the Giants has been brutalizing Eli early and often (though that might be different this year) ... rattling the QB changes on-field management. For all his caution and unthrown big plays, Jason Campbell has figured out the techniques to avoid getting brutalized to the point of rattling.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

"There's no question Suggs has balled for the Ravens just about every year.

Posted by: brownwood26"

Laron Landry has balled for the Redskins every year too, but there's no way that I'd lay that money in front of him (or even consider the possibility of him being a better player than Haynesworth).

Suggs is a great OLB/DE hybrid. He's not DeMarcus Ware, he's not what James Harrison was last season, and he's not the best nor most important component of his team's defense (behind both Ed Reed and Ngata in that category).

Haynesworth was a consensus 1st-team All-Pro player for a reason, and his defenses have proven to be significantly worse without him on the field (I believe it's close to 40 yards per game on the ground, and roughly a 50% drop in his pro-bowl performer teammate's sack output per game).

There's also a reason Haynesworth's FA move is being measured up against Reggie White's and Deion Sanders'.

Haynesworth also had more sacks, FFs, and stops for loss than Suggs last season -- in less games, and he did it coming from an interior rushing position.

Sorry, I think Suggs is a great player (and I hope to Pete that Orakpo can become that type of player), but there's no shot in hell he's a better player than Haynesworth.

Posted by: psps23 | July 15, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Th Hated Iggles replaced THEIR worn out stud tackle with All Pro Jason Peters.

Jason Peters, who by the way gave up the most sacks in the NFL for a starting Tackle....

Suddenly being an all pro has merit to you corky?

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

"ex-Met turned investment advisor"

Shame on anyone who invested with this moron....that statement above, should have been all you needed in order to stay away.......

Posted by: BeantownGreg

SPOILER ALERT

I agree. Smart dudes like me and thee know better, but...

That wasn't the point of Stewart's piece. What was utterly incomprehensible was that idiot Jim Cramer being interviewed back when Nails career was flying high saying he was the greatest investment advisor since sliced bread.

He raved about him! He caleld hima freaking genius!

And Cramer still has a show. Unbelieveable. Or shoudl I say...amazin'!

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

but there's no shot in hell he's a better player than Haynesworth.

Posted by: psps23 | July 15, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

He has more digits in his cell phone, therefore he's a better playa than Haynesworth.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 15, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Degenerate gamblers... all of 'em.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Enough about Vick, he served his time......sheesh

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 15, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I kinda agree w/ Cork on the Iggles line. But our line now is just big question marks, not guaranteed failure. I would have liked the FO to get one or two more bodies to bolster - but by now, I don't know if that's going to matter.

Here's hoping the training staff keep 'em healthy.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, I think Suggs is a great player (and I hope to Pete that Orakpo can become that type of player), but there's no shot in hell he's a better player than Haynesworth.

Posted by: psps23 | July 15, 2009 11:37 AM


I think you misunderstand what I'm saying. I think Suggs is going to be the better player going forward and the one to come closer to earning all the big money he just got. I've said this to you before: I don't think it's a coincidence that Haynesworth has been dominant only in his contract years. Out of his 24 career sacks, 14.5 came in '07 and '08. That scares me. Suggs has been steady his whole career: he's only had less than 8 sacks and 60 tackles once. Plus he's the younger player.

So did Haynesworth play better the last 2 years? Absolutely. Will he be the better player from '09 on? We'll see, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 15, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Corkster,
I am drinking the Kool-aid, man. O-line is the suspect component to the Redskins offense this year. I hope the Eagles' o-line stinks it up this year, but you have to give them credit for at least trying to address this weakness by trading for Jason Peters and drafting two offensive linemen.

People talk about injuries and depth, but it is also about the quality of the starters. Samuels is solid, Dockery did not have a good season last year, Rabach is solid but has issues with the big nose tackles prevalent in 3-4 defenses, Thomas is solid, and whomever starts at right tackle will be a big question mark until they prove themselves. This is before you get into the discussion about how injury prone Samuels and Thomas have turned out to be.

BTW, before anyone gets too high on Mike Williams you should remember that this was a guy who was both an under-acheiver and had a rep as injury prone before he became a human blimp. He may be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I will go with what history tells me until I see otherwise.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 15, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=4326590


Talking about how this move could be similar to when Reggie White went to Green Bay.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 15, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

In that story they say:

"One of the big reasons for the Titans' success is defensive line coach Jim Washburn, one of the best teachers in the game."

But didnt Washburn say he learned to just let Albert off the leash and play his game? How is that teaching? I'll give him credit that he didnt force "square Peg Round hole" thinking. (Using Brownwoods term)( Or Beantown) (or if I totally jacked up who says it a lot on here, sorry)

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 15, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Dockery did not have a good season last year,

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 15, 2009 12:11 PM |

Neither did Peters. That's why Buffalo shipped him off. Skins gave Buffalo nothing for Dockery, Eagles gave up picks for Peters. Advantage Skins.

So, if you have to "give the Eagles credit" for trying to upgrade, don't you have to give the Skins credit too?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 15, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I am hoping for a lot of this.

"Over the past two seasons, he took his game to the top level. Opponents would stack two or three blockers in front of him, yet Haynesworth still would crash the pocket and alter the offensive play."

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 15, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Suggs may be a more reliable player then Haynesworth. However when it comes to on the field play there is no one nearly as destructive as Haynesworth is.
The debate would be are Haynesworths 60% of the snaps taken in a game better then Suggs who probably plays more snaps, 80%+-. Personally ill take Haynesworth, there isnt another person in the league that gets more attention then him, Suggs isnt ever triple teamed, Haynesworth is.

Posted by: Stu27 | July 15, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

... Thomas is solid,...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 15, 2009 12:11 PM

Solid as Six Flags. What is with the collective amnesia about a SERIOUS medical condition that more serious because of the position the guy plays? A metal plate and screws replacing a herniated disk? You don't think that's gonna leave a mark?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/thomas-placed-career-line/

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

yo dcsween,
I made that evaluation of Thomas excluding injury. His injury issues are well documented, but I was just commenting on the potential starters and their abilities. The Skins are in better shape at guard overall, given the signing of Bridges.

Yo talent_evaluator,
Yes, you could give credit to the Skins for signing Dockery. You could also give them credit for ignoring the tackle position in the draft and hoping a band-aid washed up player could solve the depth problem. Heh, heh.... you said the Eagles traded for Peters...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 15, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

(Massive RI Lunch Break)

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

So sad that this far into the off-season we're still crying about the line.

This is not a criticism of the blog, rather of Vinnie "There's linemen on a Fantasy Team?!" Cerrano Ham.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Lunch & Ham - what did y'all have?

I had combo Vietnamese sub!! MAN, I forgot how much I missed those in tha 305.

So give!... what was it?

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

ummmm..in case anyone cares - salami and cheese sub

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 15, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

pb & fluff...I've gotten the fluff everywhere though...all over my keyyyyyyyyl boarrrrrrrrd...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

What I don't get is why all the fuss about the RT position...

The Skins took a unrestricted FA (Heyer), who basically is costing them nothing and is coaching him to be a starting RT in the NFL. This will be his third year under Buges.

Isn't this what we want...to grow our own talent? Dude is like 24 and improving!

Posted by: rickyroge | July 15, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Rick,
I agree with you on Heyer, I think people worry that he does not have it in him to start 16 games yet. And the run blocking question. Can he push forward rather then hold fast to the line?

Posted by: alex35332 | July 15, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Ketchup on my tie!!!

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys' Roy Williams might not talk to media this season


Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News reports he hopes the pressure isn't getting to Roy Williams, but when he declares he might not talk to the media this season it makes you wonder.

Now, if he doesn't want to talk to the media because he doesn't want to be bothered answering questions, then he's really no different than Rocket Ismail, Charles Haley or Leon Lett.

Haley talked on game day; the others didn't talk at all.

If Williams doesn't want to talk because he doesn't like what he's reading. Or he thinks he's being criticized too harshly, then that's a warning sign that shouldn't be ignored.

A certain level of scrutiny accompanies every player who dons a Cowboys' uniform. Those who can't handle it have no chance to thrive. They'll drown in a sea of newspaper clippings and sports talk radio commentaries. I have no idea if Williams falls into that category, but we're about to find out.

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

pb & fluff...I've gotten the fluff everywhere though...all over my keyyyyyyyyl boarrrrrrrrd...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I never would have pegged you as a fluffernutter guy.

I had leftover turkey burgers that I grilled last night.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 15, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

oe, the fridge was EMPTY when I went to make my lunch this morning.....I did have 2 peaches and some cut up vegetables as well.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Pretty healthy lot here. I'm impressed. So far it's me & Beannie for the lead.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I just ate a deep fried beef chimichanga covered in guacamole.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 15, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

turkey and tomato on wheat
baby spinach, cabbage, radish, zucchini, and grilled chicken salad
raspberries and blackberries
greek yogurt
protein shake

It's boring, but it's a part of my life

Posted by: psps23 | July 15, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey now, Dik, you guys have a three-hour head start on the lunch thing.

I'm with daveb55, just looking for some suggestions here in NW Portland. Maybe this awesome deli Kenny & Zuke's which makes gigantic, NY-style sammiches... their tee shirts say "Body by Pastrami."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 15, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

greasy pork sandwich served up in a dirty ashtray?

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 15, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I ate Thai food that had a spicy basil sauce with chicken, not tofu. Yummy.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | July 15, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Good grief, look at these pix! This is food porn at its finest. Definitely on the "less healthy" side of the spectrum.

http://www.kennyandzukes.com/pics/

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 15, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

oe, I'm no nutrionalist, but that's probably not good for you......not judging..just saying..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Food Pr0n by Nate!

AWESMOE!

Alex & etrod jump out in the stretch. 65skins pushing up... PSP getting an honorable mention.

Did I mention Vietnamese subs come w/ Raw Jalepeño, Cilantro, lightly pickled cucumber strips & Tarragon? No mayo, just a thin schmear of butter. 1 slice each: Ham, Turkey & Beef. No cheese - French baguette. I ate two.

woo hoo!

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad and Iced Green Tea at Panera.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

ahhhhhh....real pastrami - a thing of rareness here in the H-town.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 15, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

So sad that this far into the off-season we're still crying about the line. ...

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 1:24 PM

Agreed. Almost makes me wish we could go back to crying about Antonio Pierce, Ryan Clark, and Leigh Torrence.

Teryaki Chicken on a big salad with a Mandarin Orange Sesame dressing. I'm doing an uniformed amateur Atkins diet thing ... my basic understanding is that if I avoid carbs I can eat as much meat as I want ... and I want a lot of meat.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

uninformed amateur, not uniformed amateur. The point is that I'm not going to read some book about a diet. Books are for suckers.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

So now I'm salivating over about four or five of those greasy meat dishes from the food porn site (because I can have four or five, as long as I leave the bread). How hard can this be?

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Where are the real lunch eaters? Too many 'metrosexual' eaters up here. That's Unhealthy....

Me? ChickenCheeseSteak and Fries fried extra hard (With a side of ketchup on my tie!)....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Romaine Salad
Fresh Mozzarella
Avacado
Hard Boil eggs
Carrots
Boiled Chicken Breast

I try to eat Healthy at lunch to make up for the Jameson for Dinner.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 15, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

It would be easier to identify them if they wore uniforms... like the AMAZING Dik Shuttle!

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Where are the real lunch eaters? Too many 'metrosexual' eaters up here. That's Unhealthy....
Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

On the weekend, I turn into a meat-a-tarian.

Got 3 racks of ribs and a Beef tenderloin waiting, with a pig shoulder for pulled pork on the side. And sweet potato pie for dessert.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 15, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I think the regs would love this idea. I think the anti-regs would absolutely hate this idea. May be the form of next-generation blogging/commenting???

http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=166709

(Stole it from Cl, who has taken a hiatus)

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

My diet when I lost 45 plus lbs:

bacteria pills
7 eleven sandwiches
whiskey.

worked like a charm! hehe.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

The real men we fed THIS every day growin up:

Sorry, Jack's Kids

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

@4th

Oh well, there goes my BYGO season... If y'all want me to leave, just say so...
he he he.

...maps...

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

4th, no surprise that that kind of conversation filter will be rolling out.

We're getting used to that kind of control as with the facebook feed, but it seems the site owners would have control (at least in the model the article cited).

But when I think about this particular conversation (RI) and others I follow, I rarely feel a pressing need to filter out any of the comments. So yeah, I agree that it would probably just tick off a lot of people who are "anti-regular" up here.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 15, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Bacteria Pills?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 15, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

No way, Dik, you are en fuego today.

Don't ever change.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 15, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Leftover grilled salmon, corn on the cob, baked beans, salad, an apple, and a peach. Yup, I've got your metrosexual right here, 4th.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 15, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

If the owners and players get into a lengthy dispute over bread then I'll just ROCK THE RED BABY!

Posted by: blackandred777 | July 15, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

"Union Advises Players to Save"


Looks like they should've told Bernie Kosara head of time.

Kosar used to be financial genius-- now
he has filed for bankruptcy and has a wife suing him for divorce.

Talk about a double-header.

I guess next, the league will advise players that the '...through sickness or health...until death do us part...' line in their marital vows is just that: a line, as money woes are a turn off to most hoes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

whopper combo with cheese for lunch, and somehow keep my six pack abs. High metabolism is the shiznit.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 15, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

iH8iH8dallas'abilitytoeatcrapandstillstayinshape.

Hey, wait. I'm in shape. Round is a shape!

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 15, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Puts me in mind of that classic exchange between Evelle Snoats and the old man in the store:

"These balloons blow up into funny shapes at all?"

"Well, no... unless round is funny."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 15, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

4thfloor

"..May be the form of next-generation blogging/commenting???"


I used to troll gawker.com for media news, and you really have to be on your toes if you choose to post there.

And the info in the notes you sent the link to were interesting.

Is 'cherry-picking' blog commentary a good idea?: I think so.

I mean, a blog owner rewards loyal posters by giving their chatta status, and makes 'newbies' work their way into the fray.

Financially, it means those regulars posters who provide the 'hits' that advertisers want are supporting the blog and deserve to have their words read.

Makes sense to me.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Anybody know what Babe Laughenberg is doing these days?

He is the true king of lockout quarterbacks.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | July 15, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Up until last year (?, year before?), Babe was actually the color man for the Cowboy's radio broadcasts

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 15, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Babe is a radio personality in Dallas.

Posted by: blackandred777 | July 15, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"...food porn..."


My two favorite things in my most favorite place.

One, you feel creepy for having too much of, the other, you feel creepy for not getting as much of it as you want.

And both can be enjoyed in privacy while hanging out in your underwear.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I guess next, the league will advise players that the '...through sickness or health...until death do us part...' line in their marital vows is just that: a line, as money woes are a turn off to most hoes.


Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 3:15 PM

I think Richard Jefferson had a better idea....

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Richard-Jefferson-gets-cold-feet-leaves-bride-a?urn=nba%2C176702

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

you know its a slow day when I start roaming IMDB and reminiscing about old movies based on Video Games. Ah Double Dragon, god how you were so awful.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 15, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

go to the dominican republic, or mexico and drink the tap water. You'll lose a few pounds that way. I speak from experience unfortunately. I think you might rather stay heavy though.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | July 15, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Nurse Jackie was right. She told me that life was full of little pricks.

Posted by: DukeNewkem | July 15, 2009 2:24 AM |

Nurse Jackie can prick my finger any time. Then, if she wants to finger ... . Oops! Whew! Almost forgot, this isn't HBO.

Posted by: GeorgeCarlin | July 15, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know the status of Jim Johnson's health?

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 15, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I have not, and do not intend to, have sex on the Metro ... though I want to hear a little more about it.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, 4th I read that story too on Jefferson. At first I was thinking how stupid can a mf be for standing her up at the alter.

Then I read that he was to make 14 million this season and she was a former dancer/cheerleader. I got my answer.

She bad though...

Posted by: RedDMV | July 15, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know the status of Jim Johnson's health?

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 15, 2009 3:42 PM

One of those Philly links showed him on a practice field in one of those motorized wheelchairs.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunetly, outside looking in - Not Good. He went underground (out of the spotlight). Which means he's in a serious stage in his health right now. I don't see how he even rejoins the team this year for scheming and game day coaching (which doesn't matter at this point when talking about life).....

I hope he recovers........

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

But it does look like Jim Johnson is showing up for work ... he has some sort of papers in his hands.

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2009-07-12/eagles-future-built-on-new-line-rookie-playmakers

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"Nurse Jackie was right. She told me that life was full of little pricks."


I like "Nurse Jackie"--Showtime, Sunday Nights.

Edie Falco is more interesting now that James Gandolfini, aka, Tony Soprano, has become a memory.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

(RI Cookie Break)

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) questions Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ..."

Who would have thunk it? The words "Senator" and "Al Franken" strung together. They say that now that he is in a respectable profession, Senator/politican, he bends over backwards to distance himself from his humble beginnings, stand-up and SNL. Like they do with their other famous alums (think Ferrell, Fey, etc.), NBC should have had a "Al Franken Night" just before his swearing in where they run a selected package of his old SNL skits. At least it would have drawn an audience, something NBC is hard up for in the worst possible way.

Posted by: GeorgeCarlin | July 15, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Bucky Brooks had Jason Peters ranked as one of the best offensive linemen in football. Didn't he give up a ton of sacks? As for Chris samuels (not to be a homer) but he has been to like 5 Pro Bowls. What gives with the Skins getting no respect.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 15, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

And he had Devin Hester as the top returner even though last year was a down year and he is not even the primary receiver anymore.

And why do they always rank lineman collectively instead of doing it by T, G, C?

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

he was one of the best, at giving up sacks, is what he was the best at.........

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 15, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I'd love to see the old "Al Franken Decade" skits and the ones where he was a one man video and reporting team, covering the presidential primaries with a camera strapped to his head like a miner's light - little did we know that we were going in that direction!

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 15, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

This explains Peters's season last year.

Excerpt: " 'His ability is limitless,' said then-offensive line coach Jim McNally.
So were his ambitions. Shortly taking over for former first-round choice Mike Williams, Peters signed a five-year, $15 million deal that, at the time, was considered generous. But he wanted more after the club paid unrestricted free agents Derrick Dockery and Langston Walker millions, and Peters was determined to get it.
And that's where the trouble began. Peters demonstrated his displeasure by failing to show up for last year's mini-camps and training camp and didn't return until the club insisted on it as a requirement for future contract talks. That was early September. But he missed months of preparation with a new offensive coordinator and new offensive line coach and suffered the inevitable consequences -- surrendering sacks and pressures he had not the year before."

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Al Franken had a tiresome line of questions for Judge Sotomayor about Perry Mason ... I thought he was supposed to be trying to distance himself from the celebrity/entertainer stuff. Whiff.

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

(RI Cookie Break)

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 15, 2009 4:21 PM

Too high in carbs ... anybody got some form of meat jerky?

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

And he ended all of questions with: "Me, Al Franken."

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Cork, your take on the O-line (#2) is unenlightening. Seems to leave out the bit about Kendall's role (and Dockery stepping back into a job where he had offsides issues previously) and Randy Thomas' near broken neck. The drill down analysis would identify that as a risk for outside running game b/c the pulling guard game is a new deck of cards. Say what you will about old and/or unknown, but I think that Heyer is solid and an upgrade in pass protection.

[I have to get through a lot more nuance before I call someone an idiot ... ]

Waal Sween, it wasn't meant to be an in depth analysis of just the Oline... One column about the negative issues the 'skins face in 2009 has too much ground to cover to go in depth in any specific part.

I suspect another reason you find it unenlightening is it is already a much discussed topic here. Nevertheless, I mentioned it as one of the five critical areas that MUST be extremely successful and according to a pessimists view, is unlikely to be such.

As for your comments, you didn't mention the fact that even when he was healthy, R. Thomas's primary skill as a pulling guard was vastly underutilized since the 'skins became devotees of zone blocking.

This may be due to the undersize of the line, which neither of us really got into.

You noted that Heyer is an upgrade in pass protection over Jaasen, which is true, but unless he's improved significantly, he's a downgrade as a run blocker. And when a defense doesn't fear the run, they can make life more miserable for pass blockers, as many teams did last year.

Believe me we could go on at great length about the Oline, but lets' see them with pads on first.


Posted by: dcsween |

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Jason Peters, who by the way gave up the most sacks in the NFL for a starting Tackle....--BEANTOWN

Well he WAS next to Derrick Dockery, a bit of a sieve himself.

Posted by: TheCork | July 15, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

And he ended all of questions with: "Me, Al Franken."

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 4:56 PM

Makes you wonder about what the incumbent was like when the good people of Minnesota stepped into the voting booth to decide about which one was good enough, smart enough, and goshdarnit, they liked him!

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Cork, I think I'm more pessimistic than you were about the O-line, just for different, more focused reasons.

But if it provides you any comfort, I'll say it ... you're an idiot (but not in the negative sense of the term).

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Franken: Judge Sotomayor just keep telling yourself "I deserve good things, I am entitled to my share of happiness. I refuse to beat myself up. I am an attractive person. I am fun to be with."

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Sen Franken:
You think you get no respect? I was elected by the same people who put Jesse "The Body" Ventura into office...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 15, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

"Cork is an idiot" seems to be rapidly supplanting "F cHris lARRy" in popularity up here on this here blog.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | July 15, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Every year, on every team, some veteran's name gets added to the 'cut' pile.

Who might this year's candidate be?

Mike Sellars

Wants a new contract for a player at a position--fullback--that exists pretty much like having a third arm.


Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Then Danny sells the team to the Lerner group and Mark Lerner ... mentioned that possibility in one of their publicity blurbs ... :)

Posted by: periculum | July 15, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I definitely vote for : "F cHris lARRy"!

Posted by: periculum | July 15, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Doggone it, I dawdled up here and by the time I got to that amazing deli the line was out the door. So my review of the new Kenny & Zuke's location -- and their jaw-stretching piles of house-made pastrami -- will have to wait for another time.

In other news, my arteries are not yet clogged to the point that blood can no longer pass through them. So I got that goin' for me.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 15, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Also, F chRIs LaRRy.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 15, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Peters signed a five-year, $15 million deal that, at the time, was considered generous. But he wanted more after the club paid unrestricted free agents Derrick Dockery and Langston Walker millions, and Peters was determined to get it. ...

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 4:50 PM |

I suppose it is possible that the dude pulled a Manny and played his way out of Buffalo just like Manny played his way out of Beantown. How else to explain how a stud LT like him had all those sacks? At least he covered it up somewhat. He wasn't waving those nasty, mean DTs through like a traffic cop.

Posted by: MrRed | July 15, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Wants a new contract for a player at a position--fullback--that exists pretty much like having a third arm.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 6:54 PM |

Some multi-armed Indian Hindu dieties have six arms. They are great for when you are driving around, smokin a ciggie, talking on the cell, drinkin a latte and giving that a-hole that tried to pull into your lane ahead of you the finger.

Posted by: MrRed | July 15, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Larry Michael said today on Redskins Nation that there is "big" (no pun intended) news about Mike Williams which he will discuss with Vinny on tomorrow's show. Think this means Mike has lost more weight.

Posted by: Lisa_R | July 15, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

"Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) questions Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ..."

Who would have thunk it? The words "Senator" and "Al Franken" strung together.

Posted by: GeorgeCarlin | July 15, 2009 4:22 PM |

It is kind of hard to fathom. Sort of like the court jester becoming a member of the court.

Posted by: MrRed | July 15, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Franken: Judge Sotomayor just keep telling yourself "I deserve good things, I am entitled to my share of happiness. I refuse to beat myself up. I am an attractive person. I am fun to be with."

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 15, 2009 5:26 PM |

Great idea. It would not have happened of course but can you imagine what might have been if Franken had grilled her with a tough question and then she took a deep breath, looked him in the eye, and replied to his question with one one of those Stuart Smalley self-affirmation rants?

Posted by: MrRed | July 15, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes Al Franken, he use to always whine about Chevy, Jim and Dan hogging the coke during the writing sessions. Wow 1976 was such a good year

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 15, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Only $260 for one admission to see (and maybe even hear the echoes of) Paul McCartney at FedEx. Plus FREE parking and a FREE preseason Skins game.

http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/Paul_McCartney_to_Perform_in_Concert_at_FedExField_42954.jsp

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

$260 ... that's a lot of beer ... I think that's like a case at FedEx (a small additional fee for cold ones ... but the bottles the beer comes in are FREE).

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder about what the incumbent was like when the good people of Minnesota stepped into the voting booth to decide about which one was good enough, smart enough, and goshdarnit, they liked him!

Posted by: dcsween | July 15, 2009 5:15 PM |

No, it had little to do with the incumbent. It was about how much they hated George Bush that they were willing to almost elect a clown. They couldn't quite get it done and had to rely on the state courts to finish what they couldn't accomplish in the voting booth.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 15, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

noonefromtampa

"Al Franken used to whine about Chevy, Jim and Dan hogging the coke during the writing sessions."


"...complain about hogging the coke..."?

Was he upset about the can, bottle, or straw?


Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Was he upset about the can, bottle, or straw?


Posted by: MistaMoe | July 15, 2009 10:28 PM

He had his own straw, must have been can :)

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 15, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Top Chef Masters - boy it's fun watching a 3-star chef not able to plate his food in the allotted time.

Zero stars for you!

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 15, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

I know it's fashionable to pile a lot of hate on Al Franken, and gosh darn it, he did do a lot of asinine things on SNL, but he did take the time to go out and talk to the people of Minnesota, and learn what their issues were. I think he is really serious about being an effective senator. I know that may seem like a contradiction, but I think, of all of the people elected (or not elected, as in the case of Ex-Governor-to-be Palin) in this election cycle, he may end up being the biggest surprise of them all.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 15, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I wish all the best to Al. Maybe he change the jerks we have all elected to Congress who seem to be more intent on fighting with one another on stupid things instead of tackling the pressing issues that face our nation.

Most of them are more concerned about pork for the election districts so they can re-elected than anything else. So even when they do pass something, it loaded up with crap.

The Dems are half idiots and the Reps can't keep their d..ks in their pants.

Enough of my ranting for tonite

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 15, 2009 11:43 PM | Report abuse

My prediction - Best case scenario for season

09/13 @ Giants - L
09/20 Rams - W
09/27 @ Lions - W
10/04 Buccaneers - W
10/11 @ Panthers - L
10/18 Chiefs - W
10/26 Eagles - W
11/08 @ Falcons - W
11/15 Broncos - W
11/22 @ Cowboys - L
11/29 @ Eagles - L
12/06 Saints - W
12/13 @ Raiders - W
12/21 Giants - W
12/27 Cowboys - W
01/03 @ Chargers - L

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 16, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

My prediction - Worst case scenario for season

09/13 @ Giants - L
09/20 Rams - W
09/27 @ Lions - W
10/04 Buccaneers - W
10/11 @ Panthers - L
10/18 Chiefs - W
10/26 Eagles - L
11/08 @ Falcons - L
11/15 Broncos - W
11/22 @ Cowboys - L
11/29 @ Eagles - L
12/06 Saints - L
12/13 @ Raiders - W
12/21 Giants - W
12/27 Cowboys - W
01/03 @ Chargers - L

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 16, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

My prediction - Worst case scenario for season

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 16, 2009 12:07 AM

You have 8-8 as a WORST case scenario? You must have missed the entire Snyder era, because worst case scenario is 5 wins with a loss to Detroit.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 5:26 AM | Report abuse

You have 8-8 as a WORST case scenario? You must have missed the entire Snyder era, because worst case scenario is 5 wins with a loss to Detroit.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 5:26 AM

Now, there you go again. The "Snyder era" is so last era. This became the "Orakpo era" on draft day. With him anchoring the defense at SLB/DE you know we can't lose more than six games.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 16, 2009 6:40 AM | Report abuse

My idea of worst case scenario would be 0 games played due to an asteroid strike.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 16, 2009 6:54 AM | Report abuse

My idea of worst case scenario would be 0 games played due to an asteroid strike.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 16, 2009 6:54 AM

Never happen. We'd have enough warning that the NFL could plan for it. It would be a "strike-shortened" season, but they'd still get the Super Bowl in. The asteroid would strike about 15 minutes after SLB/DE Orakpo holds up the Lombardi trophy and says "I'm going to Disney World!" Asteroid would strike with Snyder clutching the trophy saying "I'm going to the moon."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 16, 2009 7:05 AM | Report abuse

We'd have enough warning that the NFL could plan for it. It would be a "strike-shortened" season, but they'd still get the Super Bowl in. The asteroid would strike about 15 minutes after SLB/DE Orakpo holds up the Lombardi trophy and says "I'm going to Disney World!" Asteroid would strike with Snyder clutching the trophy saying "I'm going to the moon."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 16, 2009 7:05 AM


Part of me would like to have some of what you're smoking, but this remark is a pretty strong indication that you're huffing a weaponized hallucinagen so I'll pass.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 7:16 AM | Report abuse

Lisa_R wrote:
Larry Michael said today on Redskins Nation that there is "big" (no pun intended) news about Mike Williams which he will discuss with Vinny on tomorrow's show. Think this means Mike has lost more weight.

The big news will be he is now dating Jessica Simpson. Jessica was looking for someone to share a box of jelly donuts with and I think she finally found her man.

In all seriousness, I hope he's down to 340.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 16, 2009 7:26 AM | Report abuse

From NFL.com's Gil Brandt:
Jarmon is the most likely player to be chosen in the supplemental draft. The defensive end was ruled ineligible by the NCAA in late May for testing positive for a banned substance. The punishment would have cost Jarmon his senior season and effectively ended his college football career, so he decided to enter the supplemental draft. Jarmon had four sacks for the Wildcats last season after recording nine in 2007. Jarmon held a Pro Day on July 9 and ran indoors on FieldTurf. He posted a 4.8-second 40-yard dash, had a 31-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 9-inch broad jump, a 4.28 short shuttle, a 7.38 three-cone drill and did 19 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press. He looked very good in positional drills.

So, do the Redskins grab him in the supplemental draft today?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | July 16, 2009 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Talent evaluator,

Shouldn't you be scouting dancers for Chippendales or figuring out how to win at pcoket pool?

Deadskins will be lucky to win 4 games with all turmoil the team will deal with this season. They will lose all their preseason games and their first 4 regular season games. Portis will be running his mouth and his favorite head coach will get canned. The rest of team will just give up
as a result of Danny Boy's favoritism and Danny Boy and his top Portis will ride into the the early winter sunset together.

Posted by: sheepherder | July 16, 2009 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Any info about the following players having been signed?:

Kevin Barnes
Brian Orakpo

It would be nice to see everyone in the fold before camp starts.

If there was a rookie salary scale like with the NBA, this wouldn't even a subject to discuss.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 16, 2009 7:35 AM | Report abuse

If there was a rookie salary scale like with the NBA, this wouldn't even a subject to discuss.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 16, 2009 7:35 AM

Yeah, the NFL draft is screwed up. They should learn from the Army draft in Vietnam. We paid those guys a flat $150 a month, regardless of what their agents asked for. They never held out from training camp. Except for the ones who went to Canada and played in the CFL.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 16, 2009 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Deadskins will be lucky to win 4 games with all turmoil the team will deal with this season. They will lose all their preseason games and their first 4 regular season games. Portis will be running his mouth and his favorite head coach will get canned. The rest of team will just give up
as a result of Danny Boy's favoritism and Danny Boy and his top Portis will ride into the the early winter sunset together.

Posted by: sheepherder | July 16, 2009 7:35 AM

I'm as pessimistic a Skins fan as there is and even I wouldn't go that far. This dicktip must be a fan of Satan's Team...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Well, he REALLY likes Sheep, Brownie... so your logic follows...

...he he

..maps..

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 8:06 AM | Report abuse

A rookie scale would be nice but difficult. There are only about 60 players taken in the NBA draft as opposed to 230ish in the NFL. Also NBA contracts are guaranteed.

Maybe this will be addressed in the next CBA. I know a lot of vets don't like that rookies get paid so much.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 16, 2009 8:10 AM | Report abuse

"...Deadskins will be lucky to win 4 games.."

Win just 4 games?

With the defense and easy start we got this year?

Bro', the gods did us a favor and scheduled us the AFC West: that's all passing teams who don't play defense.

Moe says the Skins will go 5-5, and end up 4-2 which equals 9-7 and no playoffs.

Run DMC song quote: "...it's like dat, and that's the way it is,..."

Or will be.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 16, 2009 8:33 AM | Report abuse

I got us one game better, Moe. But hopefully makin' the playoffs 'cause Dallas is going to be bad & one or the other of Gints/Iggles will slip (my guess is Iggles).

And if they payed by position instead of player & the best man gets the paycheck all of the $$ imbalance would be solved.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

I would love to see a rookie cap-scale, not a hard scale, but a max yearly salary with maybe a maximum signing bonus system where the bonus cannot equal more then the yearly salary. This is not to say that rookies cannot be signed for less then this but heres what I am thinking.

Something like this.
Cap
top 5- 3 mil/year
top 10- 2 mil/year
1st rd.- 1.5 mil/year
2nd rd.- 1 mil/year
3-4th rd.- 750k/year
5-7th rd. - 500k/year

Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Here's m prediction.

1. After the first quarter of games the skins will have the #1 rated defense in terms of yards/game.

2. The two most important non-conference NFC games Falcons, Saints.

3. The two most important non-conference AFC games Chiefs, Raiders.

Posted by: TWISI | July 16, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I have us splitting each of those, TWISI.

Way to go out on a limb w/ the D ranking ;-p

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

twisi

"...After the first quarter of games, the skins will have the #1 rated defense in terms of yards/game."

I'm in agreement with you here.

And I'd seconded it with the following notion: if the redskin offense can come up with and additional 10-7 points a game, 11-5 and playoffs are doable.

But then again, we said, "...if the redskin offense...".

And that '..if..' is the key to the entire season, no matter how good the defense is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 16, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

IFs abound, Moe!! lol.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

2 weeks til training camp!
4 weeks til first pre-season game!
8.5 weeks til Redskins vs Giants!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

2 weeks til training camp!
4 weeks til first pre-season game!
8.5 weeks til Redskins vs Giants!


Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse
I can't wait! Nothing feels better than week 1 of the NFL season. But why in the hell do we have to open in New York again? 2 years in a row.....really. I hope Albert keeps Eli on his a$$ the entire game. Prediction Skins 27- G-men 17. D-Thomas gets his first recieving TD in that game as well.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 16, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

H8, at least it’s not opening up on MNF again…..I don’t really buy into superstition or jinxes, but the skins really seem to get their butts kicked on SNF and MNF lately. I am getting really jacked up for the reg season as well. I already requested a vacation day for Monday 9/14, cuz I plan on being rather hungover…..cheers.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I hope Albert keeps Eli on his a$$ the entire game.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 16, 2009 9:53 AM |

So you are assuming that the Commish is not going to make AH serve any time. I hope not but I would say the odds are against given his past rulings.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

So you are assuming that the Commish is not going to make AH serve any time. I hope not but I would say the odds are against given his past rulings.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 9:58 AM


For what? He's got a guy who committed vehicular manslaughter and another guy begging to come back after a dogfighting ring. I'm pretty sure Haynesworth isn't even on Goodell's radar.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

stupid....its whats for breakfast.....

AH had a car accident right??

Was he drunk?

Did he get arrested?

Was he stoned, or did he have drugs in his car?

So you're assumption is that the commissioner is going to suspend him for a car accident??

Really......really......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

He'll be fined one game check. So, he's working the Giants' game Pro-Bono...

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

He wont be fined. What is he gonna get fined for?? What NFL Players rule did he break??
Is having a car accident something that Goodell is overseeing now??


Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

We have not heard anything yet on big Al meeting with the comish on his crime, which I think was not a felony. But don't quote me on that.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

"Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) questions Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ..."

Who would have thunk it? The words "Senator" and "Al Franken" strung together.

Posted by: GeorgeCarlin | July 15, 2009 4:22 PM |

Actually there is precedent for this. If you remember at the end of Animal House, in the post script, the John Belushi character, shown driving off from the scene of destruction in a caddy with one of the sorority hotties in the passenger seat, is destined for the US senate.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

The part in this story on Travis Henry that's funny to me is this:

"Henry has said that at the time of his arrest, he was struggling to keep up with child support payments after fathering at least nine children with nine women. But Cebull said it was Henry's addiction to marijuana that destroyed the his career and ultimately landed him in federal court."

Makes me think of the scene with Bob Saget in 'Half Baked'.

"Boo this man!"

Posted by: RedDMV | July 16, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I like my stupid sunny side up, with a dash of cheddar cheese.

And some grits.

And turkey bacon... with a piece of toast.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 16, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Henry is a pos of a human being....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

For what? He's got a guy who committed vehicular manslaughter and another guy begging to come back after a dogfighting ring. I'm pretty sure Haynesworth isn't even on Goodell's radar.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:05 AM |

He crippled a guy with reckless driving and you say for what? Earth to brownwood26 - do you read me? Come in brownwood26. I am sure if you had been the guy or he had been a relative of yours you would be singing a different tune.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

birnam, are we talking make believe, or are we talking reality??

ditch the woulda/coulda/shoulda/had it been you, argument.....

Again, what NFL Player Conduct Rules did he break??

Until you can answer that, enjoy the unicorns in fantasyland.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

But BirnhamWood - (I used to live in a sub-divison called Birnham Wood) - the question is - to what extent does the commissioner of the NFL reach into the player's private lives to discipline them. We've had lively conversations about this subject. Haynesworth's accident, to me, seems to fall into the area of - "what I was doing had NOTHING to do with how I do my job" - You could make the argument that Haynesworth sullied the NFL's pristine image, but still...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 16, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

He crippled a guy with reckless driving and you say for what? Earth to brownwood26 - do you read me? Come in brownwood26. I am sure if you had been the guy or he had been a relative of yours you would be singing a different tune.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 10:23 AM


I don't disagree that he was wrong. I argued that the dude is a turd on here and I got ripped for it. All I'm saying is that I don't think the league office gets involved.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Please stop with the Big Al being suspended/fines.
"Washington Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth pleaded no contest this morning to reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor, and was given a three-month suspended sentence, according to Terry Wood, assistant district attorney of the 21st judicial district in Tennessee."

If the NFL started suspending everyone that had Class B misis under their belt the league would fold. Case closed hes doing his to get legit in the laws eyes. There will be no repercussions from the league over this incident.

Posted by: Stu27 | July 16, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

YOU CANT GET ADDICTED TO MARIJUANA.

I S***ed D**** for coke, have you ever S***ed D**** for marijuana!

Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

hopefully that puts that to rest, however I fear that the "AH will be suspended" will take on a "why did we not resign Pierce" kind of following.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Is having a car accident something that Goodell is overseeing now??


Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:13 AM

He plead no contest which is in essence a guilty plea in a Court of Law. Everyone atleast gets a fine. He won't be suspended though....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Rocky McIntosh on ESPN First Take right now...they're highlighting the Skins today.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

If Goodell sees fit to fine or suspend AH for a car accident, I see it as going over a line; it was an accident……In the upcoming negotiations I can see the players union making some strong pushes for defining what does and does not constitute a reviewable (by the league) offense. Thus far Goodell is showing a strong arm when it comes to this stuff with very little leniency. A line does need to be drawn somewhere though. AH did not choose to get into an accident and hurt the other person, but he did arguably put himself into the position for the accident to happen by speeding past the guy. I would argue against a league review in this case, but it would not surprise me if there was one…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

if you suspended every player who got a DUI or some infraction with the law. We would have probably lose a roster's worth of players sitting on the sideline in plain cloths each week.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Rocky McIntosh on ESPN First Take right now...they're highlighting the Skins today.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:41 AM


Aren't you at work? Telecommuting?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

brown, can you paraphrase for us stuck at work....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

if you suspended every player who got a DUI or some infraction with the law. We would have probably lose a roster's worth of players sitting on the sideline in plain cloths each week.
Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 10:42 AM

I think that is what Goodell is working towards. And I think it is a good thing in theory. There just needs to be clear definitions around what is considered detrimental to the league……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

HE received a suspended jail sentence. I am known for being a homer, but you guys are off base this morning...

I am sure smoling marijuana is a Class B Misdemeanor as well, and players usually get suspended 1 game/2 game checks for that. So, being fined 1 game check isn't too bad......

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

4th, I thought failing a drug test got you a min 4 game suspension?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

DL and Greg, funny thing is I AM at work. Radio is the easiest job you'll ever have.

But the interview was crap...Rocky mumbled his way through it and that @sshat Michael Kim thinks he's Asian Ron Burgundy. They asked him stuff like what do you think the impact of Haynesworth will be and some crap about Rocky running with the bulls in a speedo and big shades. Sorry I got your hopes up guys...I shoulda known better than to expect anything of worth on ESPN First Take (and last rated).

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I am not talking about drug test. I am talking about get caught with weed in your car....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

YOU CANT GET ADDICTED TO MARIJUANA.

I S***ed D**** for coke, have you ever S***ed D**** for marijuana!


Posted by: alex35332

"Huh?!?!?"

Posted by: RedDMV | July 16, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

all-righty then.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Alex, shouldn't it be:

"I SJK'D SJK for SJK! Have you SJK'd SJK for SJK?!"

...which is very confusing!

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Asian Ron Burgundy:

"Saketi Sake Sake... I like Sake"

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Remember to watch/record Film Session on NFLN today around 3:30 or so. They will be showing 49ers vs. Redskins 1983 NFC Championship Game.

Mosely misses 4 FGs and the crazy STs coach we had walks up to him after the 4th missed and tells him, 'Don't worry, the last one will be the one that counts.' And Mosley is called upon a 5th time to kick us to a win, and he makes it!

(I saw this for the 1st time 3/4 years ago. It was some good ish since I was all of 3 yrs old when it actually happened)

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Alex, I guess they haven't seen Half Baked.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 16, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

twisi

"The two most important non-conference NFC games Falcons, Saints."

Mos def there, bro'.

And of the teams we might be fighting for a wild card spot:

the bears: think of the irony, Cutler v. Campbell

the falcons: good offense (they added T Gonzalez to go with M Turner and R White), wack defense

the jints: with nobody to throw to, Eli burps in his own huddle and throws up on himself

the saints: if Grilliams finds them a D to match their O, they might be this year's cards

the vikes: yikes, they don't have a quarterback--still

Again: if the skins' offense can muster 10-7 additional points a game, 11-5/playoffs is possible.

But like we said before, "...if.."


Posted by: MistaMoe | July 16, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

(I saw this for the 1st time 3/4 years ago. It was some good ish since I was all of 3 yrs old when it actually happened)

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 11:03 AM


That game was tense….if Mosely hadn’t sjk’d the bed that day it would have been a runaway instead of needing a questionable PI call and a final FG to win. Niners fans always cry about that game and the PI call at the end, but the refs jobbed us on a trick play punt return; they called back a Darrell green punt return TD because of a fwd lateral that if I remember correctly was just as “questionable” as the PI call later…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Remember to watch/record Film Session on NFLN today around 3:30 or so. They will be showing 49ers vs. Redskins 1983 NFC Championship Game.

Mosely misses 4 FGs and the crazy STs coach we had walks up to him after the 4th missed and tells him, 'Don't worry, the last one will be the one that counts.' And Mosley is called upon a 5th time to kick us to a win, and he makes it!

(I saw this for the 1st time 3/4 years ago. It was some good ish since I was all of 3 yrs old when it actually happened)

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse
My sister's fiance is a huge Eagles fans. I told him that when the Redskins have a bad year, I simply watch the DVDs of the superbowl years. When he gets down and out about the Eagles losing in the NFC Champ. game(seemingly every year); he can watch old footage of the Eagles Superbowl Victo....oh thats right...I forgot

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 16, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I remember that sjk, DL!

I was shocked the Zebras threw one our way as they'd been sjking us all sjking day.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

bean

"...stupid....its what's for breakfast..."

I'm adding this to my 'famous stoner quotes' t-shirt collection.

The best quote in the collection, you ask?:

"...see, what had happened was..."


Posted by: MistaMoe | July 16, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

ON A MUCH LIGHTER NOTE:

Summer Nelson: Idaho Babysitter, Sex with Minor (Photo)

Summer Nelson has been arrested and charged for having sex with a minor. She is an Idaho babysitter who had sexual relations with a 14-year-old boy in her care. Read about it below and see her mugshot and a video.

Summer Nelson is a 28-year-old Post Falls, Idaho woman who has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy who she was babysitting. Nelson was friends with the victim’s mother who left her children in Nelson’s care on a number of occasions during 2007.

The boy’s mother and other witnesses became suspicious of the relationship between the minor and Ms. Nelson and reported it to police in December 2008. Its being reported that suspicions grew because of the amount of attention Nelson paid to the 14-year-old boy.

The investigation that followed revealed that Nelson had told the 14-year-old’s younger siblings that she was in love with him and didn’t understand why it was wrong for them to be together. She even asked the boy’s mother for her blessings on the relationship so that the two of them could be a couple.

After seven months of investigation, detectives found that Nelson had had sexual relations with the boy on at least four occasions. They don’t believe she had sexual contact with the younger children. She is currently in custody in the Kootenai County Jail. She is charged with four counts of lewd conduct with a child. If convicted she could be sentenced to life in prison.


http://law.rightpundits.com/?p=615

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

DL and Greg, funny thing is I AM at work. Radio is the easiest job you'll ever have.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I did it for 11 years. You're not exaggerating. Although overnights at a country station in pre-high speed internet days were prety SJKing rough.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 16, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Is having a car accident something that Goodell is overseeing now??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:13 AM

I can see your point. Goodell is first and foremost interested in the league's image. Domestic violence - it doesn't get any worse than the battered woman story in the news even though in most cases there are no permanent physical afterefects. On the other hand, traffic accidents seem to be a fact of life even though, unfortunately, sometimes there is permanent and disabilitating injury.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

This made my day...if you're at work keep the speakers low:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkK39j95ENg&feature=related

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

That woman is meeeeessed up!

I wonder if the do in chick prison to those types of offenders what they do in dude prison?...

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

See, if I was the father myself, I would be conflicted. Should I congratulate him or should I feel ashamed I didn't get her (if I wasn't married).....

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 16, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Here is my feeling on how the playoffs play out.

NFC North- this still is probably a 1 team conference for the champ with Minnesota, especially if Brett puts on purple. I could see the Bears and Pack working for a wild card spot.

NFC West- Whoever wins this conference is the only team from here in the playoffs. Seattle or StL I doubt it. I expect the 49ers to be a surprise.

NFC South- like always this division is just about anyones. I have no idea what is going on in TB at this point, But the other 3 teams are all solid and I expect to see probably NO make it over the hump this season and get to the playoffs.

NFC East- Best of all divisions, expecting 4 teams at .500 or better. All would probably win the conference if they were in the West.

So, I guess teams with a good shot at conference champs: AZ, MIN, NO, PHI. My 2 wild cards, CAR, WAS

Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Keep in mind that this is the Goodell era, and the NFL right now thinks that it is in charge of everything. Since Goodell took office the “League” has tried to tell cable companies how to run their own business by dictating what they should charge their customers and what packages they should or should not include the NFL channel in. The “League” is also trying to tell the state of Delaware that despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, it should not allow sports betting and that The “League” may now sue the State since they passed the new gambling law into effect. Pretty soon he will be trying to suspend players when they don’t clean up their dog’s Cr@p on the neighbor’s lawn…..nobody wants a league full of guys who don’t clean up their dog’s turds…….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

hopefully that puts that to rest, however I fear that the "AH will be suspended" will take on a "why did we not resign Pierce" kind of following.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 10:34 AM |

This one will die a natural death when AH isn't suspended by, say, the 4th game of the season. The Pierce frenzy will never die.

By the way, where are you coming out on that this week? Should have? Shouldn't have? You've flip-flopped on this more times than a bisexual in a singles bar. Only bigger flip-flopper up here is Brownwood who keeps changing his mind about playing Orakpo at SLB.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 16, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

te, its well documented that not resigning pierce was the worst thing to happen in the WORLD...not just limited to football....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Brownie, I lost it at about 4 minutes. AWESMOE!

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

bean

Just for you:

Why didn't we re-sign Antonio Pierce?

And is Tony Banks still in playing shape?

And please explain the thinking behind letting D Evans go?

O-line issues?: Ray Brown can still block, trust me.

And I honestly think Rod Gardner got the shaft, as did Taylor Jacobs.

And Leigh Torrance, c'mon, the guy is a special team HOF'er.

And who decided to release both Thrash and Jansen in the same month?

Well, hopefully, Marcus Mason will be make the team this time around.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 16, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

the worst thing to happen in the WORLD...not just limited to football....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 11:41 AM |

How quickly we forget George Bush. And Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 16, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

You've flip-flopped on this more times than a bisexual in a singles bar.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 16, 2009 11:36 AM |

Shouldn't it be a bisexual in a bisexual bar? I don't think the bi is going to get any same-sex action in a singles bar.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I understand the jokes, 4th - but abuse is abuse. Lock 'er up.

Heck - I even cringed when Britney & Madonna made out. I think Madonna vampired poor Brit... lol.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

And I'd seconded it with the following notion: if the redskin offense can come up with and additional 10-7 points a game, 11-5 and playoffs are doable.
____

Uh Moe...u da man...enjoy your posts...but if the worst team in the NFL scored 10 more pts/game, they'd be a playoff team. With this defense, if we add a FG/game to last year's anemic offensive output, we will be contenders.

HAIL

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | July 16, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Why does a 14 yo need a baby sitter?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 16, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

But BirnhamWood - (I used to live in a sub-divison called Birnham Wood)

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 16, 2009 10:30 AM |

John D - fyi, Birnam Wood is famous for being part of the Three Witches' prophecy in MacBeth.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

The skins averaged 18.5 a game last season right? I think their goal should be 21, one more FG a game.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

**** Corny post of the Day****

Maybe we can get a stimulus package passed on NFL points putting us into playoff contention.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | July 16, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Channeling my Cliff Clavin; here’s a little known fact:

“between 1990 and 2006, more people died at beaches from sand hole collapses (16) in the U.S. than from shark attacks (12). In Ocean City, one person died in the last 16 years under a collapsed hole, she said, and it happened around 7 p.m. when lifeguards were off-duty.”

That’s from an article about a boy in O.C. that was revived after suffocating when the sand tunnel he was trying to build fell in on him. So if any of you parents out there are heading to the beach, don’t let your kids build tunnels in the sand………

Posted by: dlhaze1 | July 16, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

agreed alex. one adendum to my last post - only STL and DET would've still had losing records last year if you gave them 10 more per game...now that's kinda sad

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | July 16, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

...but if the worst team in the NFL scored 10 more pts/game, they'd be a playoff team. With this defense, if we add a FG/game to last year's anemic offensive output, we will be contenders.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | July 16, 2009 11:51 AM |

Good point. You know how it is.

Posted by: BirnamWood | July 16, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

That woman is meeeeessed up!

I wonder if the do in chick prison to those types of offenders what they do in dude prison?...

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 16, 2009 11:27 AM

Not in Florida especially if they are very pretty. I kid you not, google Debra Lafave. Her lawyer kepy her out of jail with the she's too pretty defense. She would subject to harrasment in prison and that would not help her rehabilitation to society.

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 16, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Radio is the easiest job you'll ever have.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

You're not kidding. Now, as far as job stability goes...

Posted by: 4-12 | July 16, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

What are people doing building tunnels in the sand that are that big? What are they using for support structures?

Posted by: alex35332 | July 16, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

More tradio for those of you interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqJcbx61Ey8

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

bleep, breep...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 16, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

You're not kidding. Now, as far as job stability goes...

Posted by: 4-12 | July 16, 2009 12:03 PM

True...I feel like one of the few healthy players that got out of The Body Bag Game alive! Happy to still be standing, but wondering if it's a matter of time before they carry me out on a stretcher!

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 16, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

My idea of worst case scenario would be 0 games played due to an asteroid strike.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 16, 2009 6:54 AM

No chance of an Asteroid Strike. Settled on a new contract last week.

Posted by: TheCork | July 16, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

"Cork is an idiot" seems to be rapidly supplanting "F cHris lARRy" in popularity up here on this here blog.

Posted by: _Stumped_ |

Thank's for noticing. Branding is so critical in the self-promotion bidness. And being labeled an Idiot makes me feel like I belong here.

Posted by: TheCork | July 16, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I know it's fashionable to pile a lot of hate on Al Franken, and gosh darn it, he did do a lot of asinine things on SNL, but he did take the time to go out and talk to the people of Minnesota,

Posted by: JohnDinHouston |

It's not like he acted in an awful movie with a Chimpanzee named Bonzo.

Some of the best thinkers in this country are comedians. The late George Carlin, Mort Sahl, Lewis Black, Jon Stewart, David Letterman to name a few.

The concept that a man who earned his living doing political humor is somehow underqualified compared to the used car salesmen, former lobbyists, bathroom lurkers and charlatans who make up so much of the Congress today is ridiculous on the face of it.

Posted by: TheCork | July 16, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

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