Sunday, April 29, 2007

Global Hot Air

NFL DRAFT 2007



NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots have traded a fourth-round pick to the Raiders in exchange for WR Randy Moss. The trade is contingent on Moss passing a physical, which is already underway in New England. Moss has agreed to a major pay cut and is aware that if he causes any problems in the locker room or off the field, the Patriots will cut him. Moss is excited about joining the Patriots in hopes of winning a Super Bowl ring and insists he will be a team player.....

The Seattle Seahawks traded Darrell Jackson, their leading wide receiver, to San Francisco on Sunday for a fourth-round draft choice, No. 124 overall.....

The Dolphins hope to complete the Trent Green trade as early as today -- assuming the Kansas City Chiefs lower their last request for the veteran quarterback by the time the sixth round of the draft is complete.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

NFL DRAFT 2007



Just in the Buffalo Bills are trading it's #1 pick 12 overall to the Jets for their #1 the 25th overall....Developing

Its being reported that the Cleveland Browns are set to take Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin with the 3rd pick overall...developing

Randy Moss to New England?

On the morning of the 2007 NFL Draft, multiple reports are coming in saying that the Raiders are close to a deal that would send WR Randy Moss out of Oakland in exchange for a draft pick. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Packers and Patriots are two teams believed to be in discussion with the Raiders, but the Wisconsin State Journal reports that a third unknown team has also joined the bidding. The Raiders are reportedly after a first-day pick, possibly a second-round choice, in exchange for Moss. Furthermore, if a trade with Moss is consummated, the likelihood that they will draft rookie stud WR Calvin Johnson goes up.....Developing

ESPN reports that the 49ers are close to a deal that would send a fourth-round pick to Seattle for WR Darrell Jackson. The Titans and Saints have also been in contact with the Seahawks. Despite catching 10 touchdowns and reeling in 956 yards, there are concerns that Jackson's knees aren't very healthy. He's missed 13 games in the last two seasons.....

A tiny blurb in a draft preview article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests that the Browns have been mentioning WR Braylon Edwards' name to gauge interest from other teams. Edwards is entering his third year and had a fairly productive second season in 2006, catching 61 passes for 884 yards and six touchdowns

Friday, April 27, 2007

HYPOCRITES RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

NFL DRAFT 2007



South Florida Sun-Sentinel: " The Dolphins aren't finished trying to dismantle their roster from last season, with a source saying Thursday that wide receiver Marty Booker is on the trading block... A source said Booker also could figure into trade talks being held between the Dolphins and Kansas City for Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, although only draft choices are being discussed at this point."

The Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears have rekindled talks under which the Bears would trade Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs to the Redskins, NFL sources said yesterday.....

The Jets continue to shop WR Justin McCareins. The Titans, his previous team, appear to be interested, but they're reluctant to part with a pick because they know he could be released after the draft.....

The Chargers received Michael Turner's signed tender agreement yesterday. The reserve back, the subject of trade talks with a handful of teams, needed to be under contract in order to be traded. Tennessee and Buffalo are the leading candidates to land Turner. Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith has said six teams have expressed interest in Turner.

NFL DRAFT 2007



Sports Illustrated reports that rookie RB Adrian Peterson's collarbone was re-injured in the Fiesta Bowl, his last collegiate game, and his draft stock may tumble because teams see him as someone needing additional surgery and recovery time that can cut into training camp. "Because of him re-injuring it in the bowl game, it's not as far along as it should be, it's not healed," a team executive said. "He lost three months with the re-injury. The question is, will it be healed enough to take a hit?" Peterson has told NFL Network that he doesn't expect to miss any time, though his agent told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that surgery is likely.....

The Kansas City Chiefs quickly dispelled rumors they are shopping Pro Bowl RB Larry Johnson before this weekend's NFL draft. Team spokesman Bob Moore said Thursday the Chiefs have not offered Johnson to anybody and that no team has been given permission to speak with him. "Anybody who is reporting it's true is simply not telling the truth," Moore said. The 27-year-old Johnson has been participating in the Chiefs' offseason program, but is entering the final year of his contract. He has made it clear he wants a deal worth more than the eight-year, $60 million contract San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed two years ago.....

In an e-mail to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper said his rehab fron knee surgery is right on schedule. "Last month I was encouraged about my progress as I was doing extremely well," Culpepper wrote. "I had spent three months working 5 days a week on my own and with the Dolphins training staff. My surgeon asked me not to push the process. Specifically, I have been told to begin to ease into things after May 1st. This is the plan based on Dr. (James) Andrews's timeframe. I must say based on how I feel, I am right on schedule. It may not meet the timeframe of some peoples expectations, and if not I understand. I just won't let those expectations cause me to make the same mistake again. I plan on playing at a high level for a lot longer in this league, so I want to do what is necessary to get healthy and stay healthy.".

Thursday, April 26, 2007

U.S. one-day individual tax haul at record high

NFL NEWS AND NOTES



NFL Network reports that the Saints' offer to Colts restricted free agent CB Jason David was not matched, making him part of the Saints. The Saints will send a fourth-round pick to the Colts as compensation.....

Reserve QB Brock Berlin has agreed to a deal with the Cowboys, reports the Dallas Morning News. Berlin has worked with new Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett in the past in Miami, and will provide organizational depth in training camp this summer.....

The Rams have traded a fifth-round pick to the Chiefs in exchange for WR/KR Dante Hall. Hall is considered an excellent returner on special teams and can be used as a slot receiver as well. "We have filled a need with one of the top players in football at his specialty, returning punts and kicks," said Rams head coach Scott Linehan in a statement. "Dante will fit in nicely on our special teams and can be utilized as a receiver in certain situations."....

The Lions signed three players on Wednesday including free-agent WR Marcus Robinson, who spent most of 2006 with the Vikings. Robinson caught 29 passes for 381 yards and four TDs last year but was plagued by back problems. He'll compete for a roster spot in training camp. They also signed free agent WR Cliff Russell as well as their own restricted free agent CB Keith Smith.....
Atlanta owner Arthur Blank has reportedly ‘ordered’ his football management team to do whatever it takes to move up from the #8 draft spot in order to get hometown star Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson. Of course in order to move up far enough to get Johnson, the Falcons will have to almost assuredly get the #2 pick overall, if they don’t go to #1 and that will likely cost them their 2008 first rounder… Denver may have something cooking with Houston to swap the 10th and 21st picks. Its not clear if I moving up the Broncos are interested in primarily a player like Ole Miss LB Patrick Willis at #10 or whether Denver has bigger fish to fry; that is they’d like to move up even further, again likely to that #2 spot to get Johnson… Chicago and Miami may work something out over franchised Bears’ LB Lance Briggs involving a swap of the 9th and 31st picks. And like the Broncos, the Bears may make this move a stepping stone to go even higher as Chicago is rumored to be interested in moving up to get Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn…While Oakland reportedly has made no contract offer to either of LSU QB Jamarcus Russell or WR Johnson, the Raiders have reportedly made what some are calling a low-ball offer to Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn. Nobody really expects Quinn to be the Raiders choice with the #1 pick, however, they may be setting the bar very low for the other top two players; i.e., ask too much and we’ll take Quinn, who by some reports new Raiders’ head coach Lane Kiffin actually prefers anyway. The Raiders, though, only have a couple of days to take advantage of the right to negotiate with players prior to the draft.

Iraq bill is 'surrender'



A BILL FULL OF DEMOCRAT SURRENDER AND PORK

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE OLD MEDIA



THE NEW MEDIA IS TAKING OVER!!!!!!

Giuliani warns of 'new 9/11' if Dems win


NFL NEWS AND NOTES




A Chiefs source has confirmed to NFL Network that RB Larry Johnson is on the trading block. According to the report, the Browns, Packers, Titans and Bills are among those teams who the Chiefs have spoken to. Johnson is entering the final year of his contract thanks to a clause in his deal that allows him to void the next two seasons and is expecting a huge payday following the 2007 season. The Chiefs have already stated that they are going to limit his reps in 2007 (he touched the ball more than 450 times last season) and possibly draft a running back on the first day of the draft to help Johnson's workload. Perhaps that rookie RB will be more like the heir apparent to Johnson in Kansas City's backfield.....

The Seattle Times reports that Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is continuing to rehab ahead of schedule from offseason shoulder surgery. He is able to throw a football and will take part in one-on-one and seven-on-seven drills in next month's minicamp. He's expected to be at 100 percent for training camp. "I've been doing so much work and treatment," Hasselbeck said. "I'm really happy I had the surgery."....

Restricted free agent RB Artose Pinner has signed his tender offer and will stay with the Vikings for 2007. Pinner played in 12 games with one start in 2006, finishing with 190 rush yards on 43 carries, three touchdowns, 15 receiving yards and a fumble. All three touchdowns came in his lone start, Week 14 at Detroit, filling in for Chester Taylor.....

According to numerous reports, the Panthers are looking to trade DT Kris Jenkins before the draft, and they may have a suitor in the St. Louis Rams. Panthers executives aren't talking, but the team could land at least a second-round pick as part of a deal for Jenkins....

According to several published reports, Buccaneers GM Bruce Allen announced Tuesday that LB Shelton Quarles will not be back with the team in 2007. Quarles failed a team physical after suffering several injuries last season. "Shelton has been a great contributor for the Bucs," Allen said. "It's been 10 years of solid football. He's provided a spark for the team. He's a football player. If we were sitting here in 2017, he'd still want to be playing football." Barrett Ruud has been penciled in as his replacement.....

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Steelers are considering re-signing running back Verron Haynes, who suffered a torn ACL last season and was cut this offseason. Haynes has been rehabbing with the Steelers and could return as a third-down back if the team thinks he's made a full recovery. "Verron's a big part of what we do." director of football operations Kevin Colbert said....

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens may opt to deal veteran receiver Derrick Mason before the draft, especially since several teams have shown interest in him. Mason was disappointed in his lack of production last season and was vocal about a potential move.....

Receiver Ernest Wilford and reserve quarterback Quinn Gray signed their contract tenders Friday, ensuring the two restricted free agents will be with the Jacksonville Jaguars at least one more year. Wilford started 12 games last season and finished with 36 catches for 524 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-foot-4 receiver, a fourth-round draft pick from Virginia Tech in 2004, has 96 receptions for 1,476 yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons. Gray saw his first extensive action in the season finale at Kansas City. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 166 yards. He also ran for 26 yards and two touchdowns. He was signed as an undrafted rookie out of Florida A&M in 2003.

Dow Jones Industrials Cross 13,000




REGANOMICS WORK EVERYTIME IT IS TRYED!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

NFL NEWS AND NOTES




The Miami Dolphins have offered the Chiefs a 2nd round pick in next weekends draft for QB Trent Green. Carl Peterson is still standing by a 2nd and a 6th round draft picks for his services. The dogwood report believes the trade will go down before draft day.....DEVELOPING

KOOK! Gore campaign team assembles in secret


Clinton Says Husband Would Be Ambassador



BUBBA THE AMBASSADOR?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

NFL NEWS AND NOTES




NFL Network reports that free-agent RB Corey Dillon is planning to retire, according to those close to him. Dillon has been courted by the Titans and Bills, but neither team has been appealing to the 10-year veteran. Dillon has already hinted at retirement once this offseason, speaking about it in January when he asked for his release from the Patriots.....

The Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs have requested to meet with and have brought in several running back draft prospects, including Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Pittman and Lorenzo Booker, and have told them that they are planning on drafting a running back on the first day of the 2007 NFL Draft. "They've put that out there," agent Jerrold Colton, who represents Kolby Smith, said. "They said they want the running-back duties shared a little more to save the wear and tear on (Johnson).".....

Ricky Williams, who has applied for reinstatement in the NFL after a one-year suspension for substance abuse, could find a home with the Rams. Coach Scott Linehan, the offensive coordinator when Williams played for the Miami Dolphins in 2005, said Thursday he'd consider adding Williams to the roster as a backup. The Rams need depth behind Steven Jackson. Williams, who will turn 30 in May, played in Canada last year and is eligible for reinstatement after April 27. Earlier this month Williams' agent, Leigh Steinberg, sent a letter asking that he be allowed to return to the Dolphins. If that request was granted, the Rams would have to work out a trade with Miami. "He's proven himself with me," Linehan said. "I know there would be a certain amount of risk involved based on that, but I would just because he deserves that based on what he was able to do.".....

The New York Post reports that despite rumors of Jonathan Vilma getting traded, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum plans on having Vilma on the team for the long haul. "Jon is on the team. I'm glad he's here," Tannenbaum said. "I'm not going to comment on any specific rumor or anything, but I'm happy he's here. I know that those rumors have been out there. We expect him to be here. He's a good player."....


The North County Times reports that Bills GM Marv Levy told reporters Wednesday that his club was out of the running for Chargers RB Michael Turner, a restricted free agent with the highest possible tender offer. "There are so many complexities to the deal that if it's done, I've got to tell you it'd be a surprise," Levy said. Turner had a more extensive visit with the Titans earlier this offseason, but Turner's agent said this week that no trade was imminent.....

Bengals.com reports that the team has agreed to terms on a contract with DT Michael Myers, formerly of the Denver Broncos. He is expected to take Shaun Smith's place in the Bengals' defensive line rotation.

NFL DRAFT 2007




The deadline for signing restricted free agents to an offer sheet is 4 PM ET later this afternoon, although right now it does not appear as if any big signings are imminent.....


After a couple of days in which the NFL rumor mill was in overdrive, things have quited down somewhat as teams around the league hunker down for the final week’s drive to the draft. There are a couple of stories we are trying to get some more information on however. There have been internet reports, for example, that Michigan DT Alan Branch could be slipping because of health concerns. So far, there doesn’t seem to be much of anything concrete to confirm the stories, but its something to keep an eye on. Remember too that this is the silly season in NFL when teams have been known to let slip a little misinformation about aplayer they would like to see drop to them. St. Louis coach Scott Linehan, though, may have taken that a tad further with Branch, a player the Rams will certainly look at with the 13th pick. Linehan took a bit of a shot at Branch saying that the former Michigan star is “the best looking guy for the position. But he doesn't always play the way he looks!” Meanwhile, Tennessee and the Jets have reportedly talked about a deal to return WR Justin McCareins to the Titans. The Jets have reportedly asked for a 3rd rounder for McCareins, but may settle for a fourth-rounder, while the Titans are only offering a 5th or 6th rounder for now.

Friday, April 20, 2007

THE CUT AND RUN PARTY



Its all about politics with this party not the country.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sharpton Attracts Dems to His Convention



RUSH: Everything you need to know for 2008 is encapsulated in this little blurb from ABC News' The Note: "The Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network begins its annual convention at the Sheraton New York Hotel. Every 2008 Democrat presidential candidate is expected to address the convention over the next four days." Can I give you a similar headline that would cause havoc? "The Reverend David Duke's Whatever Whatever organization begins its annual convention at the Sheraton New York Hotel, and every 2008 Republican presidential candidate is expected to address it." Can you imagine the fur that would fly if that happened? But yet every Democrat is making tracks to Sharpton's gig.

Climate change skeptics say it's hard to get heard

NFL DRAFT 2007





There has been something of a buzz around the NFL the past day or so with rumors that Tampa Bay desperately wants to move up in this next weekend’s draft in order to acquire star Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson. Indeed, the Bucs are so enamored with the 6-4, 240-pound Johnson, who also runs a 4.35 40, that reportedly willing to part with all four of their first day picks at the 2007 draft. The Buccaneers currently have the 4th pick overall, along with a second rounder – the 35th pick – and two third rounders, the 64th and 68th picks. There is no question that Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden likes Johnson. There is also no question that Bucs’ G.M. Bruce Allen was in contact with Oakland owner Al Davis a week or so ago, although little has been revealed about what was said between the two. Tampa Bay also sent a full contingent, including QB Chris Simms to a private meeting with Johnson in Atlanta last week in Atlanta. At the same time, the cynical observer has to ask if all of this makes a whole lot of sense. While Johnson is a tremendous prospect, in fact, there are NFL scouts who describe him as the best pure physical talent to come out in the past decade, there are still no guarantees come draft day, especially at a position like WR. As well, given that it is widely assumed that Oakland likely is more likely to take LSU Jamarcus Russell with the #1 pick overall, then it would be a lot cheaper for the Buccaneers to trade up with Detroit which has the second pick overall, but is known to want to deal out of that spot. At the same time, while Gruden and the Bucs want to win right away and Johnson might help in that regard, Tampa Bay is a team with a ton of holes; indeed, the Buccaneers may have more immediate roster problems than any team in the league. It also should be noted that while the package of picks the Buccaneers have reportedly offered the Raiders sounds like a lot, according to the commonly accepted NFL trade value chart, the 4 Buccaneers picks still don’t equal the value of the #1 pick overall; in fact, in order to make a move up to the #1 spot, the Buccaneers would ultimately likely have to give up their 2008 first rounder. There is also some irony in the fact that the Buccaneers are in their current predicament, at least in part because they gave up so many draft picks as compensation for the signing of Gruden away from the Raiders, not that all this picks have done much for Oakland. It is also possible, if there is any truth to the above scenario, that before the Raiders move out of the #1 spot, in effect passing on the chance to grab LSU’s Russell, they would need to have acquired a veteran QB. And that has folks speculating that Oakland may be poised to pounce on Miami QB Daunte Culpepper if, as expected, he is released by the Dolphins. Stay tuned.
Chiefs, Dolphins moving closer on Green deal, or not… Speaking of the Dolphins’ QB situation, there are conflicting reports coming out of Miami and Kansas City regarding talks between the two teams over a poteantial trade for Chiefs’ QB Trent Green. Earlier reports indicated there hasn’t been much progress between the teams with Kansas City holding out for a second round pick while the Dolphins aren’t willing to offer more than a 7th rounder for the 37-year-old Green. However, there does seem to have been some movement behind the scenes. According to one report, for example, the Chiefs would be willing to accept a fifth-round pick, although the Dolphins traded their 5th rounder to Detroit last year for QB Joey Harrington. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have reportedly been offering several combination of late round picks, which may include a pick in 2008.

Former Seattle DE Grant Wistrom, who was released by the Seahawks earlier this off-season, has apparently followed through on his intention to retire. Despite interest from several NFL teams, including St. Louis where he played originally, the 30-year-old Wistrom has become an assistant coach at a Springfield, Missouri high school where his older brother is principal. Wistrom, left the possibility of returning to the pro game just slightly ajar when he said he is "99.9% sure" he won't be playing an 11th season in the pros.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

NFL NEWS AND NOTES





The Miami Herald reports that negotiations between the Chiefs and Dolphins regarding QB Trent Green have reached an impasse. Chiefs GM Carl Peterson wants a second-round pick for Green, while the Dolphins want to give a second-day pick for him. "I told (Dolphins GM Randy Mueller) that they made a great trade with New England," Peterson said, referring to a recent deal that sent receiver Wes Welker to the Patriots. "They got for what we would consider a third wide receiver and kick-return specialist second- and seventh-round draft picks. I told him that I think a starting quarterback is worth that. Now we need to work toward something that's fair. We'll talk again this week. Whether it gets done before the draft or not, I can't say. It may happen this week, or it may not happen until after the draft."...


The Charlotte Observer reports that Panthers RB DeShaun Foster has restructured his contract, giving the Panthers an extra $1 million in cap space. Foster is expected to compete for the starting RB job in Carolina but will wind up sharing ball-carrying duties with DeAngelo Williams....

The New York Daily News reports that free-agent RB Arlen Harris worked out for the Giants recently. The club may sign him to a contract after the draft....

The Dayton Daily News reports that free-agent QB Tim Rattay worked out for the Bengals but did not sign a contract.....

According to multiple sources, veteran CB Tory James has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, boosting their cornerback depth and providing as an insurance policy in case franchised CB Asante Samuel sits out the 2007 season.....

The Tennessean reports that the agent for restricted free agent RB Michael Turner says that no trade involving his client is imminent. Turner had visits recently with the Titans and Bills. If either team, or another team, wants him, they would have to either surrender a first- and third-round pick to the Chargers for him or negotiate a trade with the Chargers that would set him free from being a restricted free agent. "As of right now, it looks like Michael is going to be in San Diego," his agent said. "Things could change, and it could happen on draft day, too.".

HE KNEW THE OLD MEDIA WAS HIS FRIEND



Cho Mailed Package To NBC

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/nbc/exclusive_cho_mailed_package_to_nbc_57331.asp

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

WHERE IS THE OLD MEDIA?




Just more proof how bias the OLD MEDIA really is.


http://www.metroactive.com/feinstein/

Monday, April 16, 2007

NFL NEWS AND NOTES




Kansas City guard Will Shields is retiring after 14 NFL seasons, during which he made a record 12 Pro Bowl appearances and anchored one of the top offensive lines in the league. Shields, who made a team-record 224 starts, made his 12th Pro Bowl appearance last season to tie the record held by Minnesota guard Randall McDaniel. The Chiefs had been waiting for Shields to decide whether he would come back for another season. Making the announcement entirely without warning on his Web site seemed in keeping with the privacy he has closely guarded throughout his stellar career. A team spokesman said Sunday night the club was not aware of Shields' announcement....

LB Al Wilson, who was released from the Broncos on Friday because of a combination of injury and salary cap concerns, said his neck remains a concern. Wilson won't play again until doctors clear him. Wilson claims doctors say his neck is getting better. "If I can get medically cleared, hey, I'm going to go out and play," Wilson said. "I feel like I still can play. It's not about the money. I'll only get out there and play if I'm healthy."....

As the Steelers offensive coordinator the past three years, new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt developed a reputation for occasionally using gadget plays, so WR Anquan Boldin also could be called upon to throw once in awhile. What Boldin really wants to do, however, is to take a few of those 550 rushing attempts that Whisenhunt would like to have in a season. "I don't have to throw the ball, just put me in the backfield a couple of times and let me run it, I'll be OK," Boldin said following minicamp in the Arizona Republic. Would he be all right with running behind a fullback? "Who me? Running behind a fullback? I wouldn't mind, extra blocker, but just put me in the 'I' by myself and I'll be OK."....

Cardinals RB Edgerrin James went through a full practice Friday and brushed aside any questions about the minor arthroscopic surgery he had on his right knee in the offseason. "A little scratch," he said. "I was in and out the same day and that night was hanging out in clubs and stuff. Everything's normal. I'm just out here doing what I'm supposed to do."

Saturday, April 14, 2007

NFL NEWS AND NOTES



According to the Tampa Tribune, during this week's workouts, QB Chris Simms took snaps with the first team, while free agent acquisition Jeff Garcia got most of his work with the second and third teams. Simms admitted he had a little rust due to the fact he hasn't played since he ruptured his spleen in the Sept. 24 game against Carolina, but he’s experiencing no problems with his body. "I took a few hits today. I took a few good ones," Simms said. "I’m not supposed to get hit, but I guess they wanted to test the spleen. They wanted to test the space where the spleen was."

In five seasons in Houston, QB David Carr went 24-56 with no playoff appearances, and a body bruised and battered from an NFL-high 249 sacks. Now with Carolina, Carr is smiling again - even though he will be a backup for the first time. "You get to a point where you're in survival mode, which is hard for me," Carr said Friday, a week after agreeing on a two-year, $6.2 million deal to be the Panthers' No. 2 QB behind Jake Delhomme. "Honestly in the last five years we haven't had much spark. If we were stuck in the forest it would be hard to light a fire with what we had going on."....

The Titans are still talking to the Chargers about acquiring RB Michael Turner, Tennessee GM Mike Reinfeldt said Thursday, according to the Tennessean. "Nothing is imminent at this point and time, but nothing is dead either," Reinfeldt said. "The fact that we both agreed to stay in touch leans toward optimism." The Chargers put a first- and third-round draft pick compensation on Turner, a restricted free agent, but the Titans won't give up that much. The Titans prefer to trade for Turner, which would require reaching a contract agreement with his agent as well as the Titans and Chargers agreeing on compensation. The deadline for another team to sign a restricted free agent is April 20, although a trade could be completed after that date......

According to the Tampa Tribune, during this week's offseason workouts, Bucs QB Chris Simms took snaps with the first team, while Jeff Garcia got most of his work with the second and third teams. Garcia got an instant reminder on the practice field this week just how involved coach Jon Gruden's offense is and how much work he has ahead of him. "I think for me, it's just getting to a point where it's comfortable," Garcia said. "I'm learning once again, not a lot going through my mind. The mental part of the game, I need to get under wraps so I can just come out on the field and react. It’s still a work in progress for me." Garcia is getting married next weekend in California, but said he won’t miss any of the remaining OTAs.....


According to the Indianapolis Star, Colts backup quarterback Jim Sorgi signed his one-year, $850,000 restricted free agent contract with the team. Sorgi has worked behind starter Peyton Manning since the team selected him in the sixth round of the 2004 draft. Sorgi, 26, who has appeared in 10 games, has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 619 yards with five touchdowns and one interception.....

According to NFL.com, WR Charles Rogers spent Thursday meeting with and working out for the New York Giants, who have a need at wide receiver. New York is hoping Rogers, whom Detroit drafted with the second overall pick in 2003, can provide some help. In recent months, Rogers has worked out for Miami and Kansas City, but he has yet to find a team that is willing to sign him since Detroit released him last season.....

The Houston Texans signed free agent receiver Andre Davis on Thursday. The Texans are the fourth team Davis has been with in as many years. He spent last year with Buffalo, 2005 in New England and 2004 with the Browns. Davis appeared in 16 games last season for the Bills, but had just two receptions for 13 yards. He spent his first three seasons with the Browns and had his best season in 2003 when he had 576 yards receiving with five touchdowns. A former track standout at Virginia Tech, the speedy Davis also returns kicks. He had six returns for 99 yards last season. As a rookie in 2002, he had 50 returns for 1,068 yards and a touchdown....

The New Orleans Saints signed WR David Patten to a one-year contract Thursday, hoping the 10-year veteran can rebound from two disappointing seasons with the Washington Redskins. Patten was cut last month two seasons into a five-year, $13 million free-agent deal he signed with the Redskins after helping the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls earlier in the decade. Patten caught 22 passes in nine games in 2005 before knee surgery ended his season. In 2006, he caught just one pass for 25 yards, having fallen behind Santana Moss, Brandon Lloyd and Antwaan Randle El on the depth chart. He has not caught a touchdown pass since the 2004 season, when New England was en route to its third NFL title in four years. The 32-year-old receiver also has played for the New York Giants and Cleveland in his 10 NFL seasons.....

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Nine Lives of Al Sharpton




Thanks to the OLD MEDIA and plantation loving WHITE LIBS for the elevation of this racist. Just take a look at who they support.......


http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=27826

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Imus isn’t the real bad guy





COMMENTARY

Imus isn’t the real bad guy
Instead of wasting time on irrelevant shock jock, black leaders need to be fighting a growing gangster culture.

By JASON WHITLOCK - Columnist

Thank you, Don Imus. You’ve given us (black people) an excuse to avoid our real problem.

You’ve given Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson another opportunity to pretend that the old fight, which is now the safe and lucrative fight, is still the most important fight in our push for true economic and social equality.

You’ve given Vivian Stringer and Rutgers the chance to hold a nationally televised recruiting celebration expertly disguised as a news conference to respond to your poor attempt at humor.

Thank you, Don Imus. You extended Black History Month to April, and we can once again wallow in victimhood, protest like it’s 1965 and delude ourselves into believing that fixing your hatred is more necessary than eradicating our self-hatred.

The bigots win again.

While we’re fixated on a bad joke cracked by an irrelevant, bad shock jock, I’m sure at least one of the marvelous young women on the Rutgers basketball team is somewhere snapping her fingers to the beat of 50 Cent’s or Snoop Dogg’s or Young Jeezy’s latest ode glorifying nappy-headed pimps and hos.

I ain’t saying Jesse, Al and Vivian are gold-diggas, but they don’t have the heart to mount a legitimate campaign against the real black-folk killas.

It is us. At this time, we are our own worst enemies. We have allowed our youths to buy into a culture (hip hop) that has been perverted, corrupted and overtaken by prison culture. The music, attitude and behavior expressed in this culture is anti-black, anti-education, demeaning, self-destructive, pro-drug dealing and violent.

Rather than confront this heinous enemy from within, we sit back and wait for someone like Imus to have a slip of the tongue and make the mistake of repeating the things we say about ourselves.

It’s embarrassing. Dave Chappelle was offered $50 million to make racially insensitive jokes about black and white people on TV. He was hailed as a genius. Black comedians routinely crack jokes about white and black people, and we all laugh out loud.

I’m no Don Imus apologist. He and his tiny companion Mike Lupica blasted me after I fell out with ESPN. Imus is a hack.

But, in my view, he didn’t do anything outside the norm for shock jocks and comedians. He also offered an apology. That should’ve been the end of this whole affair. Instead, it’s only the beginning. It’s an opportunity for Stringer, Jackson and Sharpton to step on victim platforms and elevate themselves and their agenda$.

I watched the Rutgers news conference and was ashamed.

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for eight minutes in 1963 at the March on Washington. At the time, black people could be lynched and denied fundamental rights with little thought. With the comments of a talk-show host most of her players had never heard of before last week serving as her excuse, Vivian Stringer rambled on for 30 minutes about the amazing season her team had.

Somehow, we’re supposed to believe that the comments of a man with virtually no connection to the sports world ruined Rutgers’ wonderful season. Had a broadcaster with credibility and a platform in the sports world uttered the words Imus did, I could understand a level of outrage.

But an hourlong press conference over a man who has already apologized, already been suspended and is already insignificant is just plain intellectually dishonest. This is opportunism. This is a distraction.

In the grand scheme, Don Imus is no threat to us in general and no threat to black women in particular. If his words are so powerful and so destructive and must be rebuked so forcefully, then what should we do about the idiot rappers on BET, MTV and every black-owned radio station in the country who use words much more powerful and much more destructive?

I don’t listen or watch Imus’ show regularly. Has he at any point glorified selling crack cocaine to black women? Has he celebrated black men shooting each other randomly? Has he suggested in any way that it’s cool to be a baby-daddy rather than a husband and a parent? Does he tell his listeners that they’re suckers for pursuing education and that they’re selling out their race if they do?

When Imus does any of that, call me and I’ll get upset. Until then, he is what he is — a washed-up shock jock who is very easy to ignore when you’re not looking to be made a victim.

No. We all know where the real battleground is. We know that the gangsta rappers and their followers in the athletic world have far bigger platforms to negatively define us than some old white man with a bad radio show. There’s no money and lots of danger in that battle, so Jesse and Al are going to sit it out.

Prosecutors Drop Charges in Duke Case




Who are the real racist?


http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070411/D8OEJ3VO2.html

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

CBS AT IT AGAIN



CBS News fires producer for plagiarism


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070410/ap_en_tv/tv_couric_plagiarism_1

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

NFL suspends Pacman Jones, Bengals' Henry




NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has informed Adam Jones of the Tennessee Titans and Chris Henry of the Cincinnati Bengals that they have been suspended without pay for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy and engaging in conduct detrimental to the league on numerous occasions, the NFL announced.

Jones was suspended for the 2007 season, while Henry was suspended for the first eight games of the 2007 regular season. Each player must earn the right to be reinstated.

"We must protect the integrity of the NFL," Commissioner Goodell said. "The highest standards of conduct must be met by everyone in the NFL because it is a privilege to represent the NFL, not a right. These players, and all members of our league, have to make the right choices and decisions in their conduct on a consistent basis."

In a letter to each player, Commissioner Goodell wrote: "Your conduct has brought embarrassment and ridicule upon yourself, your club, and the NFL, and has damaged the reputation of players throughout the league. You have put in jeopardy an otherwise promising NFL career, and have risked both your own safety and the safety of others through your off-field actions. In each of these respects, you have engaged in conduct detrimental to the NFL and failed to live up to the standards expected of NFL players. Taken as a whole, this conduct warrants significant sanction."

Jones will be strictly monitored by the Titans and the NFL during the suspension as part of his opportunity to earn reinstatement through adherence to a set of conditions. His status will be reviewed after the Titans' 10th regular-season game to determine the extent to which he has complied with the conditions and whether the suspension should be affected by the disposition of any pending or prospective charges.

The specific conditions that apply to Jones' suspension include the following:


He must have no further adverse involvement with law enforcement.

He must fully cooperate with all required counseling, education, and treatment assigned under league or court-ordered programs.

He must adhere to the restrictions on his activities that have been agreed to by he and the Titans.

He may not be at the Titans' facility through May 31 and may not participate in any practices or organized workouts during the term of the suspension. Beginning June 1, he must visit the team facility once each week to meet with the team's player development director. Also, beginning June 1, he is permitted to spend one day a week at the team facility for conditioning, film study, and other similar activities.

In conjunction with the team's player development director and other professionals working with him, Jones must develop with the Titans a structured program of community service or other activity. This program must be submitted to the league office for review and approval.
Henry will be reinstated after the Bengals' eighth regular-season game if he meets certain conditions during his suspension that will be monitored closely by the Bengals and the NFL. Those conditions include the following:

He must have no further adverse involvement with law enforcement.

He must fully cooperate with all required counseling, education, and treatment assigned to him under league programs.

He is eligible to be at the Bengals' facilities during the rest of the offseason for customary activities and he must meet weekly with the team's player development director.
If he fully complies with all other conditions, he may participate in the Bengals' training camp and preseason games.
During the regular season, he is permitted to be at the Bengals' facility for team meetings and must meet weekly with the team's player development director, but he may not attend or participate in practice.
He must fully comply with all conditions imposed on him by any court, including requirements of community service.
Jones and Henry were told that any failure to comply with these conditions will result in additional discipline, including possible banishment from the league.

"I must emphasize to you that this is your last opportunity to salvage your NFL career," Commissioner Goodell wrote to Jones and Henry. "I urge you to take full advantage of the resources available to support you in that effort."

NFL NEWS AND NOTES








According to the Indianapolis Star, the Colts have looked into adding a veteran RB to complement Joseph Addai. The agent for free agent Kevan Barlow said he has discussed his client with the Colts, who are looking to replace Dominic Rhodes in their backfield. Rhodes, whose tag-team effort with Addai was instrumental in the Colts' run to a Super Bowl victory last season, signed with Oakland in March.....


According to the New York Post, Giants fullback Jim Finn just wants a fair chance to win the job. He's started the past four seasons for the Giants, but they are looking to replace him. Back in mid-March, the Giants opened the vault and signed restricted free agent Vonta Leach to a four-year, $7.2 million offer sheet, big money for a fullback. The Texans eventually matched the offer and kept Leach, but the message sent Finn's way was clearer than any lead block he can ever hope to make. Finn was told by Tom Coughlin that the interest in Leach was for the sake of increasing competition at the position.....

According to ESPN.com, the Falcons have signed QB Joey Harrington to backup starter Michael Vick. Last season, Harrington played in 11 games for the Miami Dolphins. He passed for 2,236 yards along with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.....

According to ESPN.com, the Lions are in trade negotiations with the Raiders regarding backup QB Josh McCown. The Raiders apparently are looking for a veteran QB as they mull whether to draft LSU's JaMarcus Russell or Notre Dame's Brady Quinn with the top pick in this month's NFL draft. McCown signed with the Lions last off-season, but lost the QB competition to Jon Kitna and saw his only game action at wide receiver. McCown is in the final season of a two-year deal and will earn $2 million this season.....

Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper said he won't fully participate in the team's first 2007 minicamp this coming weekend as his 17-month rehabilitation from a major knee injury continues, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Culpepper, though, remains optimistic about regaining the form that made him one of the NFL's best quarterbacks in 2004 even though his future with the Dolphins remains in question as the team considers other options at the position. "When I'm healthy it won't matter," Culpepper said after a recent workout. "Without a doubt, [I'm still the man]. I definitely want to be the [Dolphins'] quarterback and that's what I'm working hard to be. Like I said, when I'm healthy, it's no issue." Culpepper, who underwent a second surgery on his right knee in December, said he has started running but isn't ready to "push it 100 percent.".....

According to the Star Tribune, the Vikings have completed a long-expected restructuring of TE Jim Kleinsasser's contract. He took a $1 million reduction in his base salary for 2007, dropping from $2.9 million to $1.9 million. His salary in 2008 went from $2.9 million to $2.4 million. It was unknown Friday whether Kleinsasser would have the opportunity to earn back the money through incentives.....

Earlier this week, Coach Jeff Fisher said, based on the timetable followed by other players who've had the same injury, WR David Givens has a chance to be ready for the start of the regular season, according to The Tennessean. Others in the organization aren't nearly as optimistic. Givens didn't just suffer a torn anterior cruciate ligament Nov. 12 against the Ravens. He also tore his meniscus, which had to be repaired, and he broke a bone in his knee, which required bone plugs in the break.....

A month after he was released by the Houston Texans, David Carr agreed Friday to a two-year deal to play for the Carolina Panthers. Carr, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft, will serve as Jake Delhomme's backup. "It's a case where we were obviously looking for someone to come in back up Jake and the opportunity to get a quarterback the caliber of David in free agency is unique," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. "We thought it was a good situation and a good opportunity for us.".....

About this time in the pre-draft process it seems that some players stock will be falling and right now there is a sense that the stock of Wisconsin OT Joe Thomas may have slipped slightly of late. Thomas has long been pretty much penciled in as the player most likely to be taken by Detroit with the second pick overall this year, however, Thomas appears to have dropped out of most teams top three after what were considered to be some unimpressive pre-draft workouts. Whether Thomas is truly falling, or just getting picked a little on of late is hard to determine, however, if he has slipped is isn’t by much. In fact, while he's not flashy, Thomas is still considered to be one of the best LT prospect to come along in a while. Meanwhile, no player may be moving up faster than Central Michigan OT Joe Staley who has broken into the top 20 on many value boards around the league. Indeed, some scouts won’t totally rule out the possibility that Staley might also go ahead of Levi Brown of Penn State, who is much bigger than Staley but is no where near as athletic as the former tight end.....

St. Louis and Denver have emerged as the two teams most interested in Carolina DT Kris Jenkins whom the Panthers are reportedly shopping. Jenkins had been considered to be one of, if not the, best defensive tackle in the NFL, but played little in 2004 and 2005 because of injuries. Jenkins did return this fall and went back to the Pro Bowl, but wasn’t as productive as earlier in the decade. The Panthers have reportedly been concerned about Jemkins’ weight, which may have approached as much as 400 pounds when he was injured. The fact that Jenkins blew off the first two weeks of Carolina's conditioning program this spring also didn’t his cause. Still, no word, though, on what the Panthers are expecting in return for Jenkins, a 27-year-old who is signed through 2009.

THE KOOKS RUN THE PARTY



Clinton, Obama just say no to Fox

Presidential debate thrown into jeopardy

By MICHAEL LEARMONTH

Both Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama said they would not participate in a presidential debate sponsored by Fox News Channel, throwing the event in jeopardy.
The two senators joined former Sen. John Edwards, who announced on Friday he would not participate in the debate, one of four being held by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

The Congressional Black Caucus contracted with Fox to co-sponsor two of its debates -- one Democratic and one Republican -- and gave the two others to CNN.

But now the top three Democrats in the race have said they will not participate in the Democratic debate co-sponsored by Fox, which was scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

A spokesman for Obama, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told ABC News he would decline, saying "CNN seems to be a more appropriate host."

A spokesman for Clinton told Daily Variety that she was only committing to debates sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, which the Fox debate with the CBC is not.

The Democratic party is attempting to make an issue of the perceived close ties between Fox News Channel and the Republican Party. Edwards pulled out of a Democratic debate that Fox was co-sponsoring with the Nevada Democrats, which was later cancelled.

Obama in particular has had a prickly relationship with Fox News, which in January repeated a false report that he had attended a radical Islamic school as a boy in Indonesia.

Fox clarified that report, but Fox News topper Roger Ailes incensed the Obama camp in March during remarks at the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation dinner in Washington, D.C., when he made a joke comparing Obama's name to Osama bin Laden.

In the wake of that remark, the Nevada Democrats, led by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, cancelled the August Democratic presidential debate it had planned with Fox News.

Campaign sources told Daily Variety that Obama's withdrawal from the Congressional Black Caucus debate gives others the political cover to do the same.

Initially, many had speculated the CBC had enough clout to get Democrats to commit to the debate, even with Fox as a co-sponsor.

Monday, April 09, 2007

BEST ECONOMY EVER




Economic surge robust

http://www.examiner.com/a-663267~White_House_says_economic_surge_robust.html

MORE MAN MADE GOLBAL WARMING NEWS



MIT Scientist: 'Alarm over climate change is based on IGNORANCE of what is normal for weather and climate'...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17997788/site/newsweek/

HELP SAVE THE OTTERS DRIVE AN SUV




Frozen bay turns otters into easy prey

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/wildlife/story/8776492p-8677949c.html

MORE MAN MADE GOLBAL WARMING NEWS




Cold snap breaks region's record lows

http://charlotte.com/115/story/78479.html

WHAT GLOBAL WARMING?



Cold Snap Postpones Spring Festivities

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070408/D8OCM0HG2.html