04 Aug 2005, 09:52am by P. Ryan Wilson
As far as trash-talking goes, this is pretty funny. Chad Johnson is already giving the Steelers' secondary the business and it's barely August. And he also has a new nickname: 7-Eleven (because he's always open). Of course no NFL story would be complete without a mention of Drew Rosenhaus, who also happens to be Johnson's agent: "In 2003, Johnson received a $10 million bonus that was part of a $25 million extension.
32 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2005, 2:37pm by OMO
03 Aug 2005, 12:32pm by Michael David Smith
The Detroit Lions have announced the deal on their Web site, with no details, just a picture of Matt Millen and team owner William Clay Ford sitting together on a golf cart. I think Ford is saying, "You know, Matt, we've had the worst record in the league since you've been here." And Millen is saying, "That's true, but I do have those incriminating pictures of you."
66 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2005, 9:12pm by MDS
02 Aug 2005, 10:46pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Deion Sanders has been suspended for using steroids by Major League Baseball retroactive to his days with the Yankees and Braves (post-Jheri curl, pre-Tim McCarver incident). OK, not really. But when asked about Rafael Palmeiro's recent troubles, Sanders did admit that right before he came out of retirement last summer, "he received medical treatment for an ankle he hurt while playing basketball. When he took his Ravens' physical, steroids were detected in his system."
11 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2005, 2:28am by marc
02 Aug 2005, 01:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson
2002 first-round pick Albert Haynesworth has some good advice for 2005 first-round pick Pacman Jones: avoid holdouts and get to camp on time. Of course Jones isn't around to benefit from Haynesworth's counsel because he's, well, holding out. Other than the developing Jones saga however, it seems like teams have had much more success signing their top picks than in years past.
5 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2005, 8:37pm by Kuato
02 Aug 2005, 01:18pm by Al Bogdan
18 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2005, 1:33am by MarkB
01 Aug 2005, 11:50am by Michael David Smith
If Brian Urlacher wanted to portray himself as a wholesome family man, he could have picked a better way than having Paris Hilton sit in his box during a Monday Night Football game. Since becoming a star with the Bears, Urlacher has dated Hilton, gotten a divorce, and had two children out of wedlock. An interesting Chicago Tribune article examines what that will do to his endorsement deals.
16 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2005, 3:31pm by MJB
31 Jul 2005, 10:29pm by P. Ryan Wilson
A reader sends along this link from the Philiadelphia Inquirer that rebuts many of Drew Rosenhaus's claims concerning T.O.'s contract. According to the players union, "...there is nothing in the collective-bargaining agreement that addresses the issue of guaranteed contracts. That is a matter for individual negotiation between teams and players."
15 comments, Last at 02 Aug 2005, 5:27pm by Carl
30 Jul 2005, 12:06am by P. Ryan Wilson
Steve Feldman, Maurice Clarett's agent, gets my vote for the worst player representative on the planet. You see Mr. Feldman, the whole idea of being an agent is to make money for your clients (and yourself) by negotiating sensible contracts. As it stands, Clarett has turned down a $410,000 signing bonus and opted for an incentive-laden deal that offers bupkus in the way of guaranteed money. So, you know, if he doesn't make it out of training camp, he'll leave Denver with a couple of practice jerseys and some bus fare. Good thinking.
16 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2005, 12:57pm by karl
29 Jul 2005, 12:18pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I agree with Phil Simms when he says that the Bills did the right thing by releasing Drew Bledsoe and naming second-year QB J.P. Losman the starter. After that, Simms is on his own. He goes on to say that he believes Losman will be better than Roethlisberger. And while this seems like a stretch, it's not totally implausible -- until you hear Simms' reasoning:
35 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2005, 12:18pm by Mike B.
29 Jul 2005, 12:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Um, no. I know McAllister is a nice fellow with a lot of athletic talent, but this is not an economically efficient use of resources. Eight years, $50 million -- which, in reality, is five years, $28 million, still the second-highest RB contract in history. It reduces McAllister's cap figure this year, but the Saints now have a league-average back taking up a big part of their cap for the next few years after 2005.
93 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2007, 10:29am by someone
Drew Stanton's 2014 season: a winning PowerBall ticket published on a four-leaf clover sitting atop a mound of horseshoes and rabbit's feet.