Clearing the air

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A reader pointed out that the site was apart of a promo for the Brad Riter show on WECK Hometown1230 and asked what is up with Brad and I.  So, I decided to clear things up.

I don’t have a problem with Brad as him mentioning my site on his show is free publicity and no matter what he says in regard to my site he is doing me a favor.

What I said was wrong as I was going off information from a reader.

In the end, hopefully that clears things up and hopefully one day I will get to do an in-studio interview.

Jackson’s last chance

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The Buffalo Bills announced today that they have signed free agent wide receiver Chad Jackson.  The reality is that this is Jackson’s last chance at becoming an elite wide receiver.

Jackson was taken in the second round of the 2006 National Football League Draft by the New England Patriots.  However, Jackson lasted only two years there.

Jackson was then signed by the Denver Broncos, but he only lasted four games there.

Jackson has the speed and size combination that many teams are looking for in running a 4.32 40 yard dash for the Bills and is 6’1″ and is 218 pounds.  However, for a wide receiver it is not all about physical tools.

As Bills wide receiver Lee Evans has stated in the past there is a lot to being an elite wide receiver in the National Football League.  For example, elite cornerbacks read a wide receiver’s body language for indicators on what route the receiver is running.  If the receiver doesn’t pay attention to this he will tip off his route before he has even made his break.

In the end, the battle for the number two wide receiver position should be interesting at training camp and should yield some nice catches during training camp.

Browns can expect more claims to be filed

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According to ProFootballTalk.com, former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joe Jurevicius scored a huge win in court today as most of his claims in a lawsuit against the Browns can proceed at the state court level.  That means other former players who have suffered staph infections on while playing for the Browns will start filing cases.

The Browns took the case to federal court to have federal law supersede, or in other words take priority over state law, which would have thrown out the case.  However, judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. ruled that all but two of the claims may proceed at the state level.

That means the Browns will soon or later settle with Jurevicius to make it go away.  Once former Browns players that suffered from staph infections hear of the settlements the light bulb will go off and they will realize they are also entitled to some form of compensation.

In the end, the Browns knew they had a problem, but for whatever reason didn’t deal with it properly and now they are getting what they deserve.

Reason for theme changes

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Well as you noticed I changed the theme again.  The reason for that is the appearance of articles.

When looking at the site yesterday I realized something.  The way the theme was setup articles were coming out not looking right.

This one looks better and allows a logo installment.  So, in the near future we should have one.

In the end, hopefully this works out better.

Roseman already looking like a fool

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According to Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports, Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is developing a reputation within the National Football League as a shakedown artist.  In others words Roseman has done the impossible and has become the biggest fool in the NFL.

The problem is that Roseman’s initial trade demands were so ridiculous that NFL executives are hitting the ignore button when Roseman calls their cell phone.  That means the Eagles will be stuck with a disgruntled quarterback in Donovan McNabb unless they lower their trade demands.

That means the Eagles have so far only received offers for a second or third round picks for McNabb.   With ESPN’s  Sal Paolantonio, via ProFootballTalk.com, reporting that there is no favorite for McNabb that will most likely be a third since cat is out of the bag and the Eagles have waited so long.

In the end, the best thing for the Eagles to do is take the best offer available right now to save whatever face they have left, because every day they wait the offers will only get worst.

Peters trade working in Bills favor

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The Buffalo Bills took a big gamble last year when they traded away left tackle Jason Peters for a first round National Football League Draft pick, which turned out to be guard Eric Wood.  Already it looks like the trade is paying off for the Bills.

According to Tim Graham of ESPN.com, an ESPN Insiders article rated Peters as the worst rated left tackle in the NFL as he allowed seven sacks and four hurries.  Looks like the Bills front office were right on this one.

Eagles last year allowed 38 sacks, which means Peters accounted for a little bit under for one fifth of the total number of sacks.

The fact of the matter is that this is the second straight year that Peters has allowed the most number of sacks of starting left tackle.

You can be assured that Eagles fans are a astute and vocal group of people, which means if Peters doesn’t improve they are going to be ripping the Eagles brass apart for trading for Peters.

In the end,  the Bills front office just might be getting its act together.

Gailey made the right moves

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According to the Buffalo News, the Buffalo Bills workout program has started. Even though mandatory minicamps have not started yet, but Bills head coach Chan Gailey is already making the right moves.

According to the report, Gailey removed the 12 televisions and replaced a lot of the equipment with free weights.

Those two simple moves right there should decrease the amount of injuries the Bills will suffer for several reasons.

First, weight lifting machines aren’t as effective as free weights. The reason is that the machine acts like a fulcrum and alleviates some of the work load. Thus, 220 pounds on a machine is really 200 pounds.

Secondly, television while weight lifting is bad, because the rule is no more than one minute in between sets and with television if a rerun of your favoite show is on it could be several minutes in between sets, which nullifies the effectiveness of the exercise.

Thirdly, weight lifting is fun, but it can also be dangerous to many distractions could wind up killing you or cause serious damage. Just ask former USC running back Steffon Johnson.

In the end, if the Bills do solve their injury problems with these moves the defense should be improved upon last year.

Good night and good luck.

Could Reid be gone soon?

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According to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, via ProFootballTalk.com, a senior Philadelphia Eagles official has told him that there is right now no favorite to land quarterback Donovan McNabb. That means head coach Andy Reid has lost the power struggle, which means he will most likely be gone soon.

According to earlier reports, Reid wants to keep McNabb. The reason being Reid’s contract expires in four years and McNabb would most likely retire then.

On the other hand Eagles management wants to keep quarterback Kevin Kolb. That most likely means owner Jeffery Laurie stepped in and decided McNabb is the guy that is going to be traded.

Now, don’t get me wrong the Eagles management no matter who gets traded will want to keep Reid. However, what will most likely happen is that Reid will retire sooner than anticipated.

In the end, unless Kolb turns out to be just as good as McNabb the Eagles are making a big mistake.

A look back

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According to ESPN.com, via ProFootballTalk.com, a reader named Chance Michaels discovered a full page newspaper article on the National Football League from 1940.  So, we shall take a look back at the type of player of that day.

The 1940’s was the first decade that the NFL required players to wear helmets.  The helmets of this era were the leather helmets.

As for the rest of the uniform the rest is pretty much the same.  The only difference is that the uniforms were long sleeves.

As for the teams the Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants are all still in the same city.  The Cleveland Rams are the Saint Lois Rams and the Brooklyn Dodgers eventually became the Indianapolis Colts.

As for the players they are all lighter as weightlifting did not become important until the 1980’s and the offensive lineman weighed a lot less as obesity was probably not a huge issue back then as MacDonalds was born in 1940.

In the end, it was an interesting find and hopefully it will remind fellow Americans that there is a big obesity problem.

Facebook: Friend or Foe?

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The website face book has been one of the big parts of Web 2.0.  However, is it really helpful or hurtful to people.

That all depends on what type of content that you put on your Facebook page.  The reason being, in the article Examining Students Intended Images of Facebook, that 77 percent of employers are using search engines to look up people.

When I first signed up for Facebook I thought it was wonderful, because I could keep up with some of my old friends from high school.  Now, I use it as a tool to keep up with friends, but also as a way to advertise my site.

The way that Facebook should be used is to develop new contacts and friends, which should also include teachers as they usually have contacts within the industry you want to go into.  Not the way many college students use it to show off how cool they are with their drinking photos and half naked bodies.

Facebook is a public domain and should remain a public domain, but if your page to be private then do so with the privacy settings.  Just don’t sit there and complain about how you got screwed out of a job, because of a photo on Facebook.

There are no rules or etiquette as you can post whatever information that you want about yourself and how you feel.

Fortunately, for me I have never had an awkward moment to arise.  Most likely that will happen when an old classmate finds some photo from school.

In the end, don’t do anything that you would come later to regret.