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  1. The guy has a family? How did that conversation go down before he left for the game?

    "Hey honey, heading out for the game now with the guys."

    "OK. Are you sure you wanna wear that jersey? Emotions might be kind of high in there."

    "No no, I'm good, I'm bringing the taser with me."

    "Oh, well OK. Have fun, don't forget to pick up some milk on the way home."

    His wife or Girlfriend was with him saying it was all the Marine's fault

  2. Well there was blood in my section. Tons of Cowboy fans. And in the middle of the 2nd quarter it erupted. Im not sure who brought it in but there was a huge fight and somehow there was a taser gun brought out. It took forever for security to get up there and finally after a good 3-4 min of a huge brawl, security and State police officers showed up. After having trouble settling people down, They chased a cowboys fan down and threw him against the wall to search him for the taser gun (not sure if they found it). Overall 4 cowboy fans were escorted out ( 2 in handcuffs) and 2 Jets fans. In the 4th quarter they did let the Jets fans back into the section. It wasnt a pretty sight and all involved should be ashamed as there were kids all around. And the security reaction was pathetic. It went on way longer than it should especially with a weapon involved. And im not saying this is Rex's fault. Just sharing my experience!

  3. Huh? They let them surf an hour later? What were the parameters of this "law" that wasnt allowing them to surf or for people to go on the boardwalk, which wasnt much of a boardwalk. Weird.

    Anyway, the barrel was thick. We got some really fun surf down here. Double overhead a couple of days with a glass off on Friday night that was unreal. Saturday was groomed perfection. It looked like trestles in backyard, not a drop of water out of place.

    And we've had surf from Katia for the last 5 days. The last 3 being as good as it gets down here. Love this time of the year. Football and tons of great surf. September is my favorite month for that reason.

    I dont know the reason of the "law" either but in the morning it was like that everywhere from what I heard. I tried to get down there but all roads in seemed to be blocked.

    But yea, this morning we peaked with katia (of course Im stuck at work) hopefully I can still get some when i get home. I was watching the Quiksilver pro on the Island and it seemed like some really fun head high+ surf.

  4. Nice. Just searched Ergo's website and found one. Brendan Buckley. He actually injured himself going for some sick whirly swirly air move and went home. Some of the footage in the link below is from where we were in Nica - in fact, the scene at 19scs where he's going backside in the multi color shirt and does a big pocket turn with a little air reverse, I'm the guy in paddling in the background with the white shirt.


    Just found this video of Brendan during Irene... Needless to say it was like this all up and down the Jersey shore... And no im not posting this to bash on the officers just doing their Job.

  5. Ha! Nice, a Jersey surfer. You guys get some epic barrells up that way. I would figure Friday would be a good day for you guys no? I'm not super familiar with your swell window, I just know when ever there are storms and Surfline does their Hurricane recaps - Jersey is always firing. The latest report is claiming that there is a low forming off the coast of the Carolina's that expects to the push the storm further east. I'll cross my fingers for my northern surfing brethren (plus it will help us too) :P

    Side note, the last time I was down in Nicaragua, I met a bunch of Jersery surfers in 2 different spots actually. One of the spots had 3 pro's from Jersey - cant remember their names - surfed for Ergo and were rippers.

    Yea, it looks as of now friday is the cleanest day. Looks to build through Saturday and on Sunday peak at about 10-12+ ft, which very few spots can hold that size. But also with the onshore winds it looks like it will be a mess. HOPEFULLY there will be some leftovers on Monday.

    As for Jersey Pros, the most recognizable is Sam Hammer but there is also Rob and Chris Kelly, who is happen to be some of the guys you see quite frequently getting shacked on Surfline.

  6. Be safe brother....everything I'm traking has this thing nailing the Carolinas. However, it looks likes it coming right for Myrtle Beach so hopefully, you guys wont get too much of it, just the outer bands which can be very dangerous.

    I for one am completely and utterly STOKED!!! Cant concentrate at all. This is going to bring HUGE surf to the Florida Coast and I'm already taking Friday off to get the most of it I can. Should be pretty epic. Some of the more realistic forecasters are calling for 6-10 feet!!!

    I hear ya. Hopfully it gets pushed much more east than the current forcast so we can get somthing good up here in Jersey. Otherwise it will just be a complete mess. Atleast I can dream of near perfect conditions by watching Teahupoo online.

  7. Im glad I didnt root for this POS last year. All is back right with the world and this slouch is wearing teal and orange for the phags.


    Jason Taylor returning to the Dolphins

    Jason Taylor is returning to the Miami Dolphins.

    I am reporting that Taylor was contacted by both Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland in recent days and invited to fill Miami's role as a depth pass rusher.

    He has accepted.

    He announced his return to the Dolphins on his Jason Taylor Foundation Facebook page.

    Taylor has also told and texted several teammates so this is absolutely happening. It is no joke.

    Taylor, 36, is returning to the team after the second stint away -- the lastest last season with the New York Jets, with whom he went to the AFC Championship game. Taylor had five sacks with New York last season.

    The Dolphins have been searching for depth pass-rush help since the middle of last season. While Koa Misi remains the team's starting strongside linebacker and Cameron Wake is the team's weakside linebacker on early downs, the Dolphins are looking for help in obvious passing downs.

    Taylor is author of 132.5 career sacks. He played with Miami from 1997-2007 and then was traded to the Washington Redskins for a second round pick by Bill Parcells in 2008. He returned to the Dolphins in 2009 and gave the Dolphins seven sacks.

    But the Dolphins showed little interest in Taylor last season and he took the only offer that was on the table: From the Jets.

    The Jets, however, are going in another direction this year.

    Good idea?

    I like it. While Taylor is not the sack machine he was early in his career, he is a threat. He is a great locker room presence. And as of now, he is a Miami Dolphin.


    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2011/08/jason-taylor-returning-to-the-dolphins.html#ixzz1Tnm5tZj6

  8. http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2011/06/27/Marketing-and-Sponsorship/MetLife.aspx

    MetLife eyes the Meadowlands

    In talks for stadium naming rights worth $17M annually

    By Terry Lefton, Staff Writer

    Published June 27, 2011, Page 1

    Font Size Resize Small Resize Normal Resize Large | Print | Share .MetLife is in advanced discussions with New Meadowlands Stadium to upgrade its corner sponsorship at the year-old facility to a full naming-rights deal.

    A source close to the deal described the negotiations as “very advanced, but not complete.”


    If the deal is completed at New Meadowlands Stadium, MetLife would join Progressive (Cleveland) and Farmers (planned for L.A.) as insurance brands with naming rights at sports venues.

    Other sources familiar with the matter emphasized that while a deal to name the home of the New York Jets and Giants, and the site of the 2014 Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium was not finalized, discussions have progressed enough that those inquiring about naming rights in the last month have been told that they were not available, though a cornerstone sponsorship could be. Several sources said MetLife is paying about $7 million a year for its cornerstone deal, and that the naming-rights package being considered would average between $17 million and $18 million a year.

    For New Meadowlands Stadium, the deal would be a significant statement, as well as the


    ultimate up-sell. National attention has focused on the inability to land a naming-rights partner at high-profile venues like New Meadowlands and Cowboys Stadium. Executives with New Meadowlands, the Jets and Giants, and Wasserman Media Group have been in the market for years pitching the deal, which initially had a sticker price of more than $30 million a year.

    Wasserman sales chief John Brody said, “There is no deal.” He would not comment further.

    For MetLife, putting its name on the building would bring it full circle. It bought the first cornerstone partnership at the stadium three years ago, gaining with it the Jets and Giants’ insurance category rights. Later that year, German insurer Allianz was close to a naming-rights deal that would have meant MetLife’s exit from the building, as was mandated by a clause in its cornerstone contract. Subsequent fallout and pressure from media reports about Allianz’s tie with Nazi Germany scuttled the deal, and now Met Life finds itself in position to take over naming rights.

    While the deal is not complete, the level of anxiety surrounding the negotiations is high, for a number of reasons. Sources point to the failure of the Allianz deal, which represented the same category, as well as continued questioning of all marketing expenditures by financial services companies in the post-recession environment. Additionally, there is some concern within MetLife as to how such a large marketing expenditure on an NFL stadium would look during a time when the league is locking out its players.

    “New York is a big fishbowl, [MetLife] is a public company, so there are nerves there, and the Allianz thing makes everyone doubly sensitive,” an industry source said.

    While MetLife does not compete in the auto and home insurance categories, the deal would intensify an already escalating battle among insurance brands seeking to break through the ad clutter in a category where the marketing noise has gone from loud to deafening.

    According to Nielsen Co. data, insurance companies spent $528 million last year on sports ad spending, a 30 percent increase from 2009.

    “It’s become a tougher category to make noise in than wireless, because there are more competitors with really big budgets spending there,” said Tom McGovern, Optimum Sports managing director. “You have Geico, one of the top spenders per se, along with Progressive, Farmers, Allstate and our client [state Farm], vying for consumers’ attention.”

    If the deal is completed, MetLife would join Progressive (Cleveland) and Farmers (planned for L.A.) as insurance brands with naming rights at sports venues.

    In addition to its deal at New Meadowlands, MetLife is a PGA Tour sponsor and its blimps, airborne since 1987, appear at PGA Tour stops and other sporting events. But this stadium deal would be by far its biggest nonmedia sports expenditure. While it is already in the building, taking over naming rights would allow for even more opportunities, observers said. As a New York-based firm, it would allow the insurer to wave its corporate flag locally and in the financial capital of the world. Being tied to a future Super Bowl, both for marketing and hospitality, only enhances the deal.

    “To some degree, there would be less of an internal sell-in, because they are already sold on the stadium as a marketing vehicle and they love what it has done for them already,” said Rob Prazmark of 21 Marketing, Greenwich, Conn., who had no knowledge of the negotiations. “It’s given MetLife an identity beyond Snoopy.”

    21 Marketing’s proprietary naming-rights valuation system estimates the exposure value of a 20-year naming-rights deal with New Meadowlands at between $64.2 million and $68.1 million annually.

    While the original asking price for the Meadowlands was upward of $30 million a year, many in the field said that the lower price, and the ability for the stadium to gain incremental revenue by selling MetLife’s corner, made MetLife’s bid an attractive offer for the property.

    During SportsBusiness Journal/Daily’s recent Sports Facilities and Franchises conference in New Jersey, Giants CMO Mike Stevens was asked whether the naming-rights market is more vibrant now after a tough period economically, Stevens joked, “Vibrant? It only takes one.” He added, “People are talking again. Marketing is back. It’s reflective of the economy.” Stevens also was asked what the value of the Farmers Field deal for the expected NFL stadium in Los Angeles means for the market, and he said, “Every deal is great for the industry, but they are all very, very market-specific.”

    Industry executives acknowledge this deal could have large implications on other big-market naming-rights opportunities available.

    “I’m interested to see if this resets the market, since you’ve still got the Cowboys and Marlins and 49ers facilities in the market,” said Rob Yowell of Gemini Sports, who executed the deal for Honda on the Southern California home rink of the Anaheim Ducks.

  9. Wow I'm research worthy LOL What shall we discuss Mr. sport forum expert ...what our 5th rd draft choice might do in a strike shortened year ?

    LOL GET A REAL LIFE d-head. Sheep like U make sports what it is today... they can feed u anything and u'll always come back for more... Get A LIFE CHUMP

    No need to get your panties in a bunch. Its just that things have been so slow that for some reason your last great rant about the NFL sunday ticket got stuck in my head. Like I said I was just eagerly awaiting the sequel. I have to admit though, I was expecting a bit more than just a tirade on EA sports and why the Jets aren't rated higher. I think you could have done better.

  10. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/12/jets-reportedly-wont-fight-that-hard-to-keep-braylon-edwards/related

    Jets reportedly “won’t fight that hard” to keep Braylon Edwards

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on June 12, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

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    The Jets have said repeatedly they want to keep Braylon Edwards. Edwards has said he wants to stay, even hinting that he would take less money to stay there.

    And it may just be all talk.

    Jason La Canfora of NFL Network writes that the Jets “won’t fight that hard” to keep Edwards.

    “Edwards can be petulant, is inconsistent and has made poor decisions off the field,” La Canfora writes. “He will wow you with one moment of splendor then fall back into a bone-headed funk. I’d expect his worst traits to be exacerbated once he has that big contract.”

    While we don’t disagree with anything La Canfora writes there, the idea that the Jets won’t go all out for Edwards is a new one. Perhaps they will go all out to keep Santonio Holmes instead. (Which we think is the right move.)

  11. Anderson Silva is the baddest man on the planet. WOW, what a kick. Who else is left in the Middleweight division? The only thing at this point that would interest me is the GSP fight. But I just dont see it ever happening.

    And Rua better be on his game because Jones is one scary mofo. It will be a very tough turnaround for Jones though with only a little bit more than a month to train.

    Overall it was a very disappointingl card

  12. Obviously Faulk > Martin, but in no way shape or form should Sharpe or even Sanders get in before Martin. Consistency triumphs all. No, he was never the best HB in the NFL, but who cares. He is one of the greatest HBs of all-time. I honestly would rank him as top 10.

    P.S. He did this on the JETS!

    :confused: Did you ever actually see Sharpe or Sanders play?

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