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  1. He had a great camp. He's good enough to play for the best team ever, but obviously he's not good enough for the Jets...
  2. As much as I appreciate the compliments- and I do- Something tells me I would enjoy this job of mine a whole heck of a lot more if this team won a few games....If they loose to Buffalo this weekend I may produce an 8 minute silent podcast as at that point there may be nothing left to say....
  3. you ask a good question as I kinda ask myself the same thing on a weekly basis. It's difficult to guage because, prior to this job, I was told that it was borderline impossible to watch a Jets game with me. I would curse, scream and basically act very inappropriatly. When Im in the press-box, I am forced to keep my emtotions in check. Interestingly enough, when I watch away game (I dont travel with the team) I revert back to my old self. I'm not sure which I enjoy more, but 100% being in the press-box can drain the fandom out of a person.....max, were those puppies built for power or for speed??
  4. Dear Max- I have advised my client, via gag order, to remain silent and let this whole process play out in court. You will be hearing from our team of lawyers shortly. However, I will add that we have been in serious negotiations with a few other "major players" in the podcast game and are seriously considering opting out and seeing what Mr. Hayim is worth on the open market. Sincerely, Scott Boris, official representation of Mr. Gregg Hayim
  5. You know where I stand...I will remain resolute until I see some Blondes
  6. Listen up Max, it is unfair to pawn off half-truths to the JN community and expect for them to buy into your lies. There seems to be a breakdown in communication here. below I will detail my demands, i trust they will be taken care of accordingly...and to any JN member thinking of crossing the picket line...be prepared to online fight as I am prepared to vitually kick your a**! -The current pay scale no longer cuts it..I want a 150% raise and a healthy Christmas Bonus. I expect $3.00, in unmarked Nickles, delievered in a sealed envelope no later than Kickoff Sunday - My travel arrangements are no longer satisfactory. I want private use of the JetNation G5 to all away games, and a Studio 54 themed Limo to home games. (what can I say, I hear disco is making a comeback) - Unfortunatly, my wardrobe has grown tired and my fans demand a change. I have no choice but to listen to them and demand a complete wardrobe overhaul courtousy of JN. Afterall, I need to look the part...I will meet you on Madison avenure on Saturday afternoon. - When I say BLONDE, I mean BLONDE. Brunette's will no longer be accepted If, and only if, you agree to these demands will I agree to return to work. Until then...STRIKE!
  7. thanks Ecurb- appreciate the help
  8. Really? I didnt even know he was on that unit...thanks
  9. Who had the big block that freed him, anyone see?? Wow is he good by the way
  10. Question...on the Rhodes TD, who was the linebacker that had him wrapped up??? Was it Vilma or Barton??
  11. For those that may be interested... www.primesportsnetwork.com
  12. A few thoughts...firstly, very nice article. I enjoyed reading it....my thoughts on the ceremony.... Firstly, why did it need to be sponsored?? I found that to be tacky and take away from the moment a bit. Secondly, I agree that the gifts seemed cheap. Of course, I wouldnt mind getting a free rolex, but when they started with the flyby thing, I looked to the sky anticipating to see an F-16, no such luck. Thirdly, Wayne came up to the press-box for a few moments after the ceremony and talked to the media. I listened to him talk about the struggles he deals with everyday with this post-concussion syndrom, and it's terrible. Where this organization dropped the ball- just like every other team has and continues to- was by allowing him back on the field. Football is a brutal game, played by stubborn men. Teams needs to embrace their responsibility as an intermediary and prevent this sort of thing in the future....
  13. I have been using it to download music- its actually incredible. Full albums download in no-time and its very easy to use. Im wondering if anyone else has used it...it downloads through a program called utorrent and Im not sure if its legal/safe...I have been told that it is, but i am doubting that...any thoughts?
  14. Thanks Max, be sure to reply with your paypal address so I can send the $$ over to you right away! lol
  15. NP, hope you guys enjoy...
  16. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/070925&sportCat=nfl&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1 Pats' tapes are gone, but questions remain By Gregg Easterbrook Special to Page 2 Reader Abhijit Kumbare of San Jose, Calif., writes, "It is very fishy that the NFL immediately destroyed all the evidence submitted by the Patriots." Steve Libenson of New York writes, "Consider what the press reaction would have been if David Stern had collected all the evidence about the ref altering games, then immediately destroyed that evidence without saying what it showed, and did so four days after going on national television and promising to get to the bottom of things." Fishy, indeed. On Sunday, Sept. 16, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell went on national TV and promised he would get to the bottom of the Patriots' sign-stealing. Four days later, the NFL announced all videotapes and other spying materials compiled by the Patriots had been obtained by the league and destroyed. Goodell, who until then had been very upfront in addressing the Beli-Cheat scandal, didn't go back on television to say what the tapes contained; the commissioner has been in radio silence about the Patriots since the files arrived at the NFL's Park Avenue headquarters. The league acted in a hurry to dispose of damning documents, but has not revealed what was in the tapes and notes, nor said why there was a rush to get rid of them. The lack of answers leaves several questions hanging out there. Chief among them: Is it possible the Patriots' tapes showed some evidence of New England cheating in a Super Bowl? This weekend, in an e-mail exchange with NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, I asked twice whether the Patriots' documents contained evidence of cheating in the Super Bowl, and Aiello twice declined to either confirm or deny the existence of such evidence. The first time, he changed the subject with a detailed response about the original penalty; and the second time, after I protested he hadn't answered my questions, he replied, "I did answer your questions to the extent I'm going to answer them." TMQ Cheat Sheet As a matter of logic, refusing to deny something is not the same as admitting it. But if the Patriots' tapes and documents contained no indication of cheating in the Super Bowl, it would be strongly in the NFL's interest to publicize this. Instead, the New England documents were shredded within roughly 48 hours of the NFL receiving them -- see timeline below. The rapid shredding occurred although Goodell said nothing about plans to destroy the materials when he was on national TV vowing his purpose was "maintaining the integrity of the NFL." After Aiello twice declined to say what the Patriots' materials showed, I heard from him a third time Sunday. He wrote in an e-mail that my assumption the tapes contained indications of Super Bowl cheating is "wrong," then wrote, "There is no such evidence regarding the Patriots' Super Bowl victories." So, is this the denial that I've been seeking? But wait: Three days earlier, the NFL destroyed the evidence. I asked Aiello whether he meant there is no evidence now of New England cheating in a Super Bowl -- that is, after the destruction of the files -- or whether examination of the materials positively affirmed no cheating. He did not reply. Aiello's "There is no such evidence" phrasing calls to mind what Richard Nixon's attorney general John Mitchell dubbed the "non-denial denial," an assertion that seems to say something but doesn't. On Sunday, I asked Aiello whether the league would make a simple, declarative statement that the spying files proved the Patriots did not cheat in a Super Bowl -- and have not heard back from him. I assume this is not because he has forgotten: I've heard from Park Avenue sources that the fact I am asking these questions is very much on the NFL's radar. I have known Aiello professionally for years and, like others who deal with him, have always found him skilled, knowledgeable and forthright. It's very odd to be getting a "non-denial denial" from him now. I further asked Aiello who had examined the New England materials before they were destroyed, and he would answer only "senior members of the league office staff." I asked when the materials actually arrived at league headquarters -- How long were they there before being destroyed? -- and he would not answer. I asked whether the materials had been inspected by anyone conversant with the game plans and signals the Rams, Panthers and Eagles used against Bill Belichick's Patriots in the Super Bowl; football signs and terminology are cryptic, so it would help to have a skilled eye. Aiello wouldn't answer that. I asked who had ordered the tapes and notes destroyed, and he wouldn't answer that, either. And I asked, if there was nothing incriminating in the New England documents, why was the league in such a hurry to shred them? First, Aiello wrote, "The purpose of destroying the tapes and related documents was to eliminate any advantage they might have given the Patriots going forward and ensure a level playing field for all 32 teams." But the league announced last week that the Patriots "certified in writing" that no copies of the materials exist. If the sole copies of the sign-stealing materials had been sent to the league office, it would be impossible for these materials to give the Patriots any advantage. When I pointed that out, Aiello countered that the reason for the destruction was "so that our clubs would know they no longer exist and cannot be used by anyone." Again, if the sole copies were being held by the league, how could any club use the material? Aiello further said Tuesday Morning Quarterback was wrong to assert, in last Tuesday's column, that Goodell issued an "emergency" order on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 16, mandating New England turn over all illegally obtained videotapes and sign-stealing materials. Aiello explained Goodell actually issued that order Thursday, Sept. 13, but that the existence of the order did not become known publicly until the morning of Sept. 16, when it was reported by Chris Mortensen on ESPN. I regret the error. Aiello said the heavy penalties assessed the Patriots on Sept. 13 were for "the totality of the conduct" in multiple instances of sign-stealing over several years, not for "one tape seized at the end of one quarter of one game," meaning the tape taken from the Patriots in their season opener at the New York Jets. It is unclear why, if Goodell on Sept. 13 issued an order for the surrender of all New England spying tapes and materials, the league said nothing about that directive at the time. More important, come Sunday night, Sept. 16, Goodell told Bob Costas of NBC that the Patriots had not yet complied with the order that we now know was issued Thursday and that he would "absolutely" impose additional penalties on the Patriots if they did not comply promptly. This means there were at least 72 hours in which New England was failing to abide by a high-profile direct order from the commissioner of the NFL -- and in that time was doing with its spying materials, well, lord knows what. Here is a timeline of events so far: Sunday, Sept. 9: During the Patriots-Jets season opener, security officers seize a video camera a team official on the New England sideline was using to film signal-calling on the New York sideline. NFL rules forbid filming the opponents' sideline or recording opponents' signal calling. Clubs had been reminded of this prohibition by a strongly worded directive sent from league headquarters in September 2006. Thursday, Sept. 13: Commissioner Goodell declares the Patriots guilty of "a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid long-standing rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field." He imposes on New England the strongest penalty in NFL history: loss of a first-round pick (if the Pats make the playoffs), or second- and third-round choices in the 2008 draft (if New England fails to reach the postseason); a $500,000 personal fine against Belichick; and a $250,000 club fine. Goodell orders the Patriots to turn over all videotapes and other materials obtained in violation of NFL rules, although this part of his decision is not publicly announced. Sunday morning, Sept. 16: On ESPN, Chris Mortensen reports Goodell's directive that the Patriots surrender all videotapes and notes containing cheating materials. Sunday evening, Sept. 16: On NBC's "Football Night in America," Goodell says New England has not yet complied with his order to surrender all illegal materials, adding the Patriots will be penalized more if the materials don't arrive soon. Monday, Sept. 17: Asked whether he will surrender videotapes and notes to the league, Belichick answers, "Of course." Asked by The Boston Globe whether NFL headquarters has received the Patriots' materials, Aiello answers, "We don't have anything else on the matter to report right now." Sometime between Monday night, Sept. 17, and Thursday afternoon, Sept. 20: The New England materials arrive at league headquarters. Thursday night, Sept. 20: The NFL announces all of the Patriots' materials have been destroyed, disclosing nothing about their contents. The history of scandals teaches us that when the point is reached that everything has come out, then the principals apologize in public and tell all. When the point has not yet been reached that everything has come out, there is usually stonewalling, denial and weird Nixonian/Clintonesque statements. The destruction of evidence and the lack of answers about what the evidence contained, leaves me wondering if there is something very important about the Patriots' spying scandal that has not yet come out. And if you're tempted to say, "Gregg, at worst this is just cheating in some dumb football games," here's why the affair matters: If a big American institution such as the NFL is not being honest with the public about a subject as minor, in the scheme of things, as the Super Bowl, how can we expect American government and business to be honest with the public about what really matters?
  17. On now, check it out... http://primesportsnetwork.com/
  18. ESPN is reporting that Zach Thomas is being evaluated by doctors for concussion symptoms and may not play on Sunday...
  19. I dont know what you guys think about this, but personally, I love it...imagine the job security you would feel as a fringe player for either the Jets or Pats. If you lose your job, you know that phone is going to ring from the other.... http://jets.scout.com/2/681870.html
  20. Given the state of the offense, it's not far from the truth to say that Mike Nugent may be the most potent weapon this team has. Perhaps I would agree with your point if Nugent had shown problems with distance. He missed the kick, barely- and it had more than enough leg...you gotta take chances sometimes and he will make that kick at least 50% of the time. Hindsight is 20/20.
  21. Ummm wasnt his first ever draft pick an offensive lineman? Remind me again what position his second ever pick plays? Oh right, center, on the offensive line! The issue with Kendall wasnt about numerics -1 million- it was about the principle of the numerics. He feared, and probably rightefully so, that if he agreed to give Pete a raise their would be a line monday morning outside his office of players demanding the same...one loss and your ready to fire the guy? Cmon now.
  22. He practiced all week, and although he is listed on the teams injury report, I would be shocked if TJ isnt a go for Sunday...so calm down with all this anti-Jones banter, give the guy a chance before you run him out of town.
  23. I can honastly say that, that video made my week...
  24. I hope so too...I think its very easy to say nice things about someone who has something bad happen to them...in this case, its true...real good guy and I hope he continues to progress like he has been.
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