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  1. Hitch ruined Will Smith. One of the WORST movies EVER.
  2. Just look at the pictures from Smizzy's comment and try to tell me this guy wasn't on roids for at least a couple of seasons.
  3. Wanna tell me when we got the Top FA at a certain position? Good luck with that.
  4. Negotiators for the state and the team are trying to set up a fourth meeting. "We haven't agreed on a date, but we're trying to,'' said Superdome commission president Tim Coulon, the state's chief negotiator. "It's not easy to get a time we can all get together." The two sides have met only three times to try to hammer out a new deal that would keep the Saints in a renovated Superdome longterm. "We're still sorting out the areas we can work on,'' Coulon said. "We're trying to see where there is some room to negotiate.'' The state wants to replace an agreement worked out under the administration of former Gov. Mike Foster. Louisiana has had to borrow money to make the annual payments called for under the deal. Those payments would escalate to $23.5 million in the last years of the deal. The Saints want a long-term deal and owner Tom Benson is willing to stay in a renovated Superdome rather than demand a new stadium. The sticking point is expected to be Gov. Kathleen Blanco's demand that the team bear some of the cost of the deal. Information from SportsTicker and The Associated Press was used in this report.
  5. Warren doesn't fit in Crennel's 3-4 scheme By Len Pasquarelli, ESPN.com INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Browns have a new head coach and a new defensive scheme and it appears that combination means Gerard Warren will have a new home for the 2005 season. The four-year veteran defensive tackle, who many feel has not fulfilled the potential that made him the third player chosen overall in the 2001 draft, has been granted permission to discuss possible trade scenarios with other franchises, ESPN.com has learned. Team officials, sources told ESPN.com, went so far as to apprise Warren and his agent via letter that they were free to seek out deals. It is believed that agent Joel Segal has already received interest from several teams and will meet with officials from those clubs this weekend at the annual combine workouts being held here. Several general managers quickly surveyed here on Thursday evening acknowledged they would at least explore a possible trade for Warren. "Has he been everything he was advertised to be coming out (of college)?" asked one general manager. "Hell, no, he hasn't. But he's still a 300-pound guy who can be very active at times. Go shake a tree and see how many of those kinds of guys fall out." In such circumstances, a player's agent typically seeks out suitors, and then tells the incumbent club about any interest he generates. Permission to seek a trade does not often result in a deal but Warren could draw considerable interest, even given the perception he has frequently underachieved. It is not known what the Browns would seek in return for Warren, who has only one year remaining on his contract. While it is not certain if Cleveland will release Warren should a trade not be completed, that is a strong likelihood, particularly with the direction of the defense under first-year head coach Romeo Crennel. Cleveland will attempt to switch in 2005 to the 3-4 defensive front that Crennel favored during his stretch as the New England Patriots defensive coordinator. That switch alone jeopardized Warren's stint in Cleveland, since the former University of Florida standout is more a 4-3 interior player, and probably not suited to playing at nose tackle in a three-man front. Neither was it likely that Warren could have made the switch to end in a 3-4. Often criticized because his modest statistics never approximated the huge investment that Cleveland had in him, Warren, nicknamed "Big Money," nonetheless will have value in the market. Warren, 26, has appeared in 60 games and started all but one of them. He has recorded 152 tackles, 10
  6. Steelers should be looking at Mark Clayton, Troy Williamson and ROSCOE PARRISH. Roscoe I think could be one of the biggest steals in this years draft because not only could he be a good #2 or #3 for some team out there but he could be a pretty damn good return man as well. This would help the Steelers out because they would get a young, talented, #3 and would be able to take there then #2 WR in Randle El off of KR's and PR's.
  8. Sammy now second in command By Tim Kurkjian, ESPN The Magazine Tim Kurkjian Archive FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Orioles' clubhouse is big. There is plenty of room for Sammy Sosa and all that he brings, his 574 career home runs, his fame and his status. He can spread out without crowding anyone, without stepping over anyone. He knows who dressed there before him, Cal Ripken and Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, and he knows that Miguel Tejada dresses there now. The clubhouse at Wrigley Field is small. Eventually, it became too small for Sosa and his celebrity. Ernie Banks and Billy Williams and Ron Santo had dressed there, but Sosa outgrew the place. There was no Ripken or Murray or Tejada at the end in Chicago, which is why Sosa is now in Baltimore. "I don't see any negatives to this, it's all positive," Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli said. "This was a no-brainer for us. Sammy has said this is Miggy's team, and he just wants to fit in. I don't want him just to fit in. I want him to be Sammy, and go out and do what he does." Sosa used to be a good teammate, but that was when he failed a lot, back when he was humbled by the game. But starting in 1998, the first of his record three 60-plus home run seasons, Sosa became too big, in every way. He was bigger than the team, the game and according to one former teammate, "he was larger than life. He didn't have to answer to anyone." Those days are over. Last season humbled Sosa again. He hit .253 with 80 RBI, was booed by the fans at Wrigley and, after leaving the team before the end of the final game of the season, was criticized by certain members of the media in Chicago. The days of him being the biggest guy in the clubhouse are also over, mainly because of the presence of Tejada, who is the Orioles' team leader and best player. "I hate to say this because I've been around so many good ones, but Miggy might be the best I've ever seen at incorporating everything into a team," said Orioles pitching coach Ray Miller, meaning ability, energy and fun. Tejada and Sosa are friends, and they are both from the Dominican Republic. It's doubtful that, as the new guy on the team, Sosa would do anything out of line, largely because of Tejada's tremendous impact. He is intense, but "Miggy's not afraid to laugh at himself," Orioles general manager Jim Beattie said. "That's when you know you're good." When Tejada strikes out, he'll come back to the bench and berate himself for swinging at a bad pitch, then tell a teammate "don't let me swing at that pitch again." Then he'll pace the dugout and say "watch me the next time, I won't let that happen." In his next at-bat, after hitting a rocket, he will point at the dugout on the way to first base as if to say, "I told you." Tejada wasn't there for Sosa's first day at Orioles camp on Wednesday, as the first official workout for position players is on Thursday. So it was all about Sosa on Wednesday. Cameras and reporters followed him everywhere. As Sosa pounded the soft tosses from hitting coach Terry Crowley in an indoor batting cage, Crowley jokingly said, "It took a few years, but I finally got some attention while I was working."
  9. LB Wayne released by Eagles NFL.com wire reports PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 24, 2005) -- The Philadelphia Eagles released linebacker Nate Wayne. Wayne started seven games last season and every game in his first season in Philadelphia in 2003. He had 173 tackles, four sacks and one interception in 25 games with the Eagles. Wayne spent three seasons with Green Bay before coming to Philadelphia.
  10. Favre is a good QB but he is definitely past his prime. The smart thing Green Bay could do is stop bringing in the Akili Smith's and Tim Couch's and go out there and get a guy like Billy Volek from Tennessee or draft a QB in the 1st round for Favre to groom for a year.
  11. Injuries hampered eighth season Associated Press The Denver Broncos released guard Dan Neil on Thursday, parting ways with one of the cornerstones of their solid offensive lines for the past eight seasons. A third-round pick of the Broncos in 1997, Neil started 104 games over eight years with Denver. He was in the starting lineup last season until knee and stomach injuries slowed him, forcing him to miss Denver's final three regular-season games and the playoffs. The Broncos are about $2 million under next year's salary cap, and releasing Neil should save them about $1.75 million. Neil's backup last season, Cooper Carlisle, is an unrestricted free agent, as is last year's starting left guard, Ben Hamilton. The Broncos likely will try to keep Hamilton, and the rest of the line is expected to stay intact. Center Tom Nalen recently reworked his contract and tackles Matt Lepsis and George Foster are under contract, with Lepsis expected to rework his deal to help the Broncos.
  12. Nice. It's amazing what can crawl up into your toliets nowadays. :wink:
  13. Do you get a mini TV and a telescope with some seat belts so you don't fall out? :wink:
  14. Keep the Jets in Jersey!
  15. So TS, are you happy with this trade? :wink:
  16. Smashin' bottles and cans For reasons I don't understand When I look at the past It's like starin' at pieces of broken glass
  17. Bad Bad Bad. Bishop did a lot here with Curtis and LaMont and it's a shame to go. However, if you argue with the coach like he did, you get a gift basket and a kick in the a$$ out the door.
  18. Mason would probably be the best pick-up of the two but I would welcome back Coles if he would A-Apologize and B-Come here for at least half of what he was making in Washington.
  19. By Len Pasquarelli ESPN.com INDIANAPOLIS -- At 6-foot-7
  20. Possible Coles trade stuck in salary cap limbo By Len Pasquarelli, ESPN.com INDIANAPOLIS -- Several league and team sources attending the annual NFL predraft combine workouts confirmed for ESPN.com Thursday that the Washington Redskins have at least three franchises legitimately interested in trading for unhappy wide receiver Laveranues Coles. But even with no lack of suitors for Coles, the Redskins still face this knotty problem in trying to strike a deal, one which would likely bring a high-round draft pick in return: Because of the convoluted salary cap ramifications, the Redskins can't peddle Coles to another club until they sell offensive tackle Chris Samuels on restructuring his current and burdensome contract. And while the Redskins have crept a bit closer to Samuels on a reworked contract, which would extend his current deal and provide Washington much-needed cap relief for 2005, there remains plenty of work to be done to consummate an agreement. "Right now," said a high-ranking official from one of the franchises attempting to acquire Coles from Washington, "the Redskins are (stuck). They simply can't absorb, at least not yet, the cap hit they'll take from trading Coles. They need to find room and the obvious way is to finish off a new deal with Samuels. But I guess that's not done yet." The salary cap math involved in the Coles mess: If Washington trades the wide receiver, whom they signed as a restricted free agent in 2003, forfeiting a first-round draft choice to the New York Jets in that transaction, they face a cap impact in excess of $9 million. Efforts to have Coles bypass a $5 million deferred signing bonus due him on April 1, a move that would have dramatically decreased the cap hit, seem to have fallen apart. Coles had originally agreed to forfeit the $5 million, but only as part of an agreement that he would be released, and able to choose his next team. The Redskins don't have the cap space sufficient to afford the $9 million charge that would accompany a Coles trade. But Samuels, whose cap charge for 2005 is $9.5 million and who is due $6.5 million in base salary and bonuses, can provide desperately needed room if he agrees to a new deal. Samuels, 27, is agreeable to an extension but the numbers must be right before the five-year veteran, a first-round pick in the 2000 draft, signs off on a reworked contract. As of Thursday afternoon, despite accelerated negotiations between the Redskins and Samuels' agent, an accord was not imminent. Agent Jimmy Sexton in January sent the Redskins a contract proposal that was rejected by Washington officials. A month later, the Redskins would love to strike a deal based on those January figures. Problem is, with the big-money contracts already signed during this offseason by Walter Jones of Seattle and Indianapolis' Ryan Diem, the financial landscape for offensive tackles has been significantly altered. Jones received a signing bonus of $16 million on a seven-year contract with total value of $52.5 million. Although he is one of the better left tackles in the league, Samuels does not rate in Jones' elite class, but still will merit a contract with a signing bonus close to what Jones received an a per-year average of at least $6 million. Until the Redskins come up with the right figures, though, the three teams interested in acquiring Coles figure to be cooling their heels. Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com
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