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  1. http://www.newyorkjets.com/assets/holidaycard/index.html Just recieved this link from the Jets in my inbox. Couldn't think of a worse time to recieve this.
  2. I have been living in Baltimore for the last 15 years and recently moved to the Upper West Side. I know that there are a thousand bars that show the game, but I am looking for a place that has good TVs, sound, beer specials and a sh1t ton of Jets fans that like to get loud! Please let me know if you have any recommendations!
  3. Just got a response from PFT on the question I initially stated in this thread (in relation to the insurance policy): "It's very common, but very expensive. He shouldn't have to do it -- the money should be guaranteed for injury. to call it $34.8 million guaranteed with no injury guarantee is a misrepresentation." Florio's persistent posts on PFT about this contract are simply because he feels like D'Brick's agent is mis-representing its true value (true). Granted - most contracts in the NFL are this way, but he seems to really enjoy picking apart really 'big' deals like this!
  4. Sperm - Thanks for clarifying. This is a win-win for both D'Brick and the Jets. If D'Brick gets a career ending injury - he will pocket more than he would have without the new contract (insurance). For the Jets - I think there are two benefits: - Salary cap position won't be compromised for a couple of years if there is a career-ending injury. - If D'Brick plays poorly in the next two seasons, they can terminate the deal with little effect to future cap years. This should motivate him to play his arse off. Tanny has done it again. I think what has been understated for many years is Tanny's ability to work with agents to get these type of creative deals set-up. I am sure it's not easy to convince agents and players to move into these types of deals! But he finds a way to make it alluring and possible for a player to maximize the contract with exceptional play/work ethic.
  5. Does anyone know how insurance policies work for a contract of this type? Is it possible that D’Brick could take-out a policy that would ‘supplement’ the ‘lost’ money should he have a career ending injury? Although I am sure this is not a cheap option (and I am sure it wouldn’t cover the entire $$ written into the contract), but it would seem to put the player’s mind at ease (i.e. he still get some money if an injury occurs). If this is possible – this seems to be an incredible deal for both NFL teams and players. Let the player take out the insurance to give them piece of mind, and protect the cap number against injured/non-contributing players.
  6. I know that there are many opinions on how OT should be 'fixed' but there doesn't seem to be a consensus on what would be best. Does this make any sense?: Determine who will receive the ball first in Overtime by incorporating it with the opening coin-toss. This way, both teams will be well aware of what will happen should the game end in a tie after 4 quarters of play. I think this would keep the integrity of the game (not revert to College rules), and be a 'fairer' way of deciding a game if it has to go to OT. Thoughts?
  7. Wait.....they are saying that part of the new field is under water? They didn't build a good draining system?
  8. Ex-Patriots Assistant Sends the N.F.L. Eight Tapes By GREG BISHOP Published: May 8, 2008 A former New England Patriots employee has sent the N.F.L. eight videotapes showing the team recorded play-calling signals by coaches of five opponents in six games between the 2000 and 2002 seasons, in violation of league rules. Skip to next paragraph But the group of tapes does not include video of the St. Louis Rams
  9. I promise to cry you a river if you can post some other solid trade ideas.
  10. After watching Oakland's insane signing today (DT coming off a torn ACL - 18 mill guaranteed), I get concerned about trading for one of these guys and having to possibly rework their contract. Does anyone believe that either Rogers or Jenkins won't ask for a revised contract?? Here's to hoping that Tanny does his diligence before pulling the trigger on one of these big fattys.
  11. I don't post here often....but I would like to nominate for POTW. That response has me almost crying. Excellent.
  12. Long read - but interesting timing with the SB this weekend. The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell to explain why the league destroyed evidence related to spying by the New England Patriots. New England Coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 by the N.F.L. after the Patriots were caught stealing defensive signals. In the stretch of 12 days, from Sept. 9 to Sept. 20, the Patriots were caught filming the Jets' defensive signals in violation of N.F.L. rules, ordered to hand over all tapes of illegal filming to the league office, fined $750,000 and made to forfeit a first-round draft pick. Then the N.F.L. announced it had destroyed the evidence. In a telephone interview Thursday morning, Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania and ranking member of the committee, said that Goodell would eventually be called before the committee to address two issues: the league's antitrust exemption in relation to its television contract and the destruction of the tapes that revealed spying by the Patriots. "That requires an explanation," Specter said. "The N.F.L. has a very preferred status in our country with their antitrust exemption. The American people are entitled to be sure about the integrity of the game. It's analogous to the C.I.A. destruction of tapes. Or any time you have records destroyed." Mr. Specter first wrote Mr. Goodell about the tapes on Nov. 15. After more than a month passed without a response, Mr. Specter wrote to him again. The league responded to Mr. Specter late Thursday afternoon. A spokesman said the letters did not reach the league office until late last week. The league added that it spoke to Mr. Specter's office several times during November and December, but that the letters were never mentioned. Mr. Specter said the league had told his office last week it would not respond until after the Super Bowl. Joe Browne, the N.F.L.'s executive vice president for internal affairs, said, "The irony is that we have been in contact with the senator's office several times in recent weeks." He added that "the issue of these letters was not discussed." Mr. Specter called Mr. Browne's response "untrue." "It's the same old story," Mr. Specter said. "What you did is never as important as the cover-up. This sequence raises more concerns and doubts." When Mr. Specter was asked if he could envision a situation in which employees of the Patriots or the N.F.L. were called to testify before the committee, he said he wanted to take the investigation "one step at a time." "It could," Mr. Specter said. "It's premature to say whom we're going to call or when. It starts with the commissioner. He had the tapes, and he made the decision as to what the punishment could be. He made the decision to destroy them." Mr. Specter said it had not been determined when Mr. Goodell would be called before the committee. Matt Walsh, a Patriots employee from 1996 through 2003 who spent much of that time in the video department, said he would like to see the issue resolved. "Was it a surprise that they were doing it or a surprise that they got caught?" Mr. Walsh said of the videotaping incident. "I guess that if you're doing something that people suspect you of, and then you start doing it to your former assistant coaches, then you're pushing your luck." Mr. Walsh declined to say whether he would be willing to testify before a Congressional committee. He also said he had not been contacted by the N.F.L. about the Patriots or about videotaping. "I'd like to see a resolution to the situation, so I don't have to have field media calls, especially after being out of the league for more than four years," he said. Mr. Walsh, an assistant golf pro at the Ka'anapali Golf Resort in Lahaina, Hawaii, declined to get into specifics of what he did while with the Patriots' video department, citing confidentiality agreements he signed with the team. Greg Aiello, an N.F.L. spokesman, said the league did not have confidentiality agreements, but teams were free to make their own with their employees. "After speaking to my lawyers and whatnot, I can't really talk to you about anything," Mr. Walsh said. "And I can't show you anything." Mr. Walsh said he had been approached by two news organizations, a "sports network" and "another media outlet that doesn't even specialize in sports." He said he would talk about his experiences only on his terms. "If someone wanted me to talk and tell them things, I would craft an agreement where they would agree from now until the end of my existence to pay for any legal fees that came up in regards to this, whether I'm sued by the Patriots, the N.F.L., anybody else," he said. He also said he would want an indemnification agreement, with the news media company paying any fines or damages found against him in court. (It is against the policy of The New York Times to be part of such an agreement.) Mr. Walsh said he sought the legal advice after receiving telephone calls from the news media soon after the taping incident. He said he did so to protect himself and his family." "If I ever got brought in for a deposition or something, then I would just face the whole gauntlet of questions," he said. "There would be things I'd be forced to answer that some people haven't taken responsibility for." The Patriots' videotaping practices came into question during the opening game of their undefeated regular season. Jets security personnel caught a Patriots employee filming the Jets' defensive signals from the sideline at Giants Stadium on Sept. 9. Mr. Goodell, whose father, Charles, was a congressman and later a senator from New York, went on national television and promised a full investigation. He ordered the Patriots to send in any videotape filmed in violation of N.F.L. rules, from any game in any season, to the league office. After reviewing the tapes, the N.F.L. announced it had destroyed them, saying it did so to prevent them from being used to gain a competitive advantage. Mr. Goodell levied the most severe penalty in history on the Patriots -- the loss of a first-round draft pick, a $500,000 fine for Coach Bill Belichick and a $250,000 fine for the team. The league said the penalty was for the Patriots' "totality of conduct" and not simply for the Jets game. Mr. Goodell is to hold a news conference in Phoenix on Friday morning. When asked if the commissioner would address the destroyed evidence, what was on the tapes and why that information never was made public, Mr. Aiello, the league spokesman, said, "He will address whatever questions are asked." The N.F.L. has addressed Mr. Specter's concerns about its antitrust exemption before. "Over the years, we've testified before Senator Specter and the Judiciary Committee regarding our limited antitrust exemption," Mr. Browne said. "Usually, it's about television signals, not on-the-field defensive signals." While responding to the antitrust exemption, the N.F.L. again declined to discuss the destruction of the tapes or discuss what they showed. Albert Tortorella, the managing director of crisis management for the Los Angeles-based Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, said he found that puzzling. "Anytime Congress is involved with one of my clients, I tell them to respond," Mr. Tortorella said. "You may not want to give Congress anything. But ignoring them is not a good idea." Mr. Specter, a lifelong Eagles fan who still calls Philadelphia sports radio stations most Monday mornings, said he was concerned about the integrity of sports as much as any fan. "I don't think you have to have a law broken to have a legitimate interest by the Congress on the integrity of the game." He added: "What if there was something on the tapes we might want to be subpoenaed, for example? You can't destroy it. That would be obstruction of justice. "It's premature to make any suggestions until you know a lot more about the matter. We need to know what's on those tapes."
  13. If you go to the NFL section on ESPN, there are two headlines on articles about the Pats: #1 - Pats owner perturbed by Belichick's spy games #2 - Sources: Belichick's deal extended This makes no sense to me. If Kraft is so upset about these issues, why would you extend Belichick? It couldn't be that Kraft is helping Belli pay off his fines, is it? It was fairly safe to assume that Belli's contract would be extended at some point this year. I just find the timing on Kraft's part very curious.
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    Hey all. Look forward to seeing a strong Jets fan contingant down in Baltimore this weekend. I have lived down here for the last 10 years, and if you have any questions about the area (where to stay, where to go, where to stay away from...) let me know. If any of you have difficulty getting tickets to the game on Sunday, there is a great little bar in Federal Hill called No Idea. It's not a very big place, but it is a "Jets" bar, and they put the game and sound on thier biggest TV. Here is the link to the place if you are interested - http://www.noideatavern.com/ The bar scene in Federal Hill is the best in the City if you are looking to hang out with young College chicks. If not, I reccomend that you check out Fells Point where there are many more laid-back and good places to grab booze and food.
  15. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/specials/preview/2007/08/07/bc.fbn.chiefs.offensive.ap/index.html I really wonder if Hermy would love to be back in NY right now. Granted, he could not have built the team we have today, but this is too funny: "He's got a great opportunity," Edwards said. "It's his turn. He's got to go play now. And I anticipate he's going to go in there and play well."
  16. Has anyone got an update on the Justin Miller fiasco a couple of months ago? Has the NFL handed down any suspension? Fine? Have the Jets taken any action? Are they just waiting to see how this case turns out in court until his punishment is decided?
  17. Hey all - I just registered on this board. I live down in Baltimore (Federal Hill), and I am a huge Jets fan. I saw the note saying to stay away from the tourist traps (i.e. inner harbor), and wanted to let you guys know that you should also stay away from the Power Plant (very expensive - not a good representation of Baltimore). If you hit up Federal Hill, you can go to the Cross Street Market for giant $4 draft beer until 10 p.m. then go to any of the bars in that that surrounding area....you won't be dissapointed. Also, Fells Point and Canton are great areas to go and grab some good Seafood and booze for reasonable prices. There are also a couple of "Jets" bars in Federal Hill where you can always watch the game with fellow fans if you are down on any other weekend. If you guys want any other suggestions about where to stay/go at night, let me know. I have lived down here for about 10 years, and know the area pretty well. See you in Baltimore.
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