Dear Vince Young: you know what further proves that you're not an elite NFL QB in full? You have to tell people that you're an elite QB. When was the last time you saw a legitimately great QB have to inform everyone of their greatness? Glad to see VY had fun at the softball practice that was his interview with Marcellus Wiley. Also, somebody please tell ESPN that the Titans play in Nashville, not Knoxville.
I can't tell you how much I love the principal behind this petition being touted by SaveNextSeason.com. The basic idea is that if the NFL owners are going to force a lock-out, they should be forced to repay some of the heaps of taxpayer money they've been given over the years. Please make sure you check out the wealth of information they have on how much tax money has been spent by each team on stadium financing ($290 million for the Titans, btw) and sign the damned thing if you agree.
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If Craig Johnson is headed to Minnesota, could the Vikes be looking at Vince Young as a possible fix for their QB vacancy? Jimmy and I discussed this last night on MCM Radio, and I think we have one thing to say to Vikings fans: That'll be awesome for your guys... for a little while. Then you'll realize why we cut him.
Somebody needs to go get the special teams coach at Montana: Mariani is actually the second straight Pro Bowler to come from the Grizzlies' special teams unit. Kicker Dan Carpenter made the Pro Bowl last year. That's a hell of a hot streak for a FCS team.
You remember the episode of Arrested Development where Maybe uses Lucille's grotesque face, bandaged and scared from plastic surgery, as the monster in a movie she's producing? I think the same thing may be happening to Al Davis. Don't be surprised if there's a movie next fall called Just Kill, Baby streaming over Netflix.
The Wall Street Journal interviews high-profile CEOs from around the country who largely agree that Rex Ryan's leadership style is destined to fail in the long run. There are a lot of people out there who agree with that view: eventually the antics and constant reaching for the public eye blows up in your face and starts to either be a distraction, or outright turn-off the people you're trying to inspire. That being said, it's a fun roller coaster to watch while it's still on the tracks.
Curious as to how so many guys beat the supposedly lock-down drug testing procedures in the NFL? Well it's a lot easier to do when the NFL is giving you a 24 hour heads up.
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