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Tweet Follow me This was the most moving of all of the induction speeches. It was impossible for me to hold back tears. By Craig EllenportNFL.com CANTON, Ohio (Aug. 5, 2006) — The chants of “Reggie! Reggie!” began early this afternoon, as Sara White was introduced to the crowd at Fawcett Stadium. The widow of legendary defensive end Reggie White took her place among the other five members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2006. And as she stood there on pro football’s greatest...

Tweet Follow me Friday, August 4, 2006 · Last updated 12:57 p.m. PTNFL considering Nance for top post By TOM WITHERSAP SPORTS WRITER CLEVELAND — He fought to keep the Cleveland Browns in town and kept LeBron James on the basketball court. Fred Nance is now preparing an argument that could make history – for him and the NFL. Nance, a prominent Cleveland attorney known for being tough and fair, is one of five finalists to succeed Paul Tagliabue as the league’s commissioner, arguably the world’s...

Tweet Follow me Roger Goodell’s favorite by odsmakers | Meeting Roger Goodell This is a copy of Roger’s bio from the National Football League Roger Goodell was named NFL executive vice president and chief operating officer by Commissioner Paul Tagliabue in December 2001. Goodell’s responsibilities include serving as president of NFL Ventures, Inc., which oversees the NFL’s business units. Goodell supervises all league business operations, including media properties, marketing and sales,...

Tweet Follow me Six will be honored…one will return…and a season will begin.It is going to be quite a weekend in Canton!! The NFL preseason of 65 games — 15 on national TV — kicks off at 8:00 PM ET Sunday night with the annual Pro FootballHall of Fame Game in the birthplace of the NFL — Canton, Ohio — this year between the Oakland Raiders and PhiladelphiaEagles. The game will mark the “re-debut” of a longtime NFL partner. It will be televised by NBC-TV, which this year returns...

Tweet Follow me NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017(212) 450-2000 * FAX (212) 681-7573 WWW.NFLMedia.comJoe Browne, Executive Vice President-CommunicationsGreg Aiello, Vice President-Public Relations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENFL-43 7/27/06 The NFL and the NFL Players Association again have agreed to a series of improvements in NFL player benefits for retired and current players, including significant pension increases and other new benefits for retired players, the NFL and the NFLPA announced today. The...

Tweet Follow me Thanks to Walter Anaruk and Bill Chackhes of this blog and Fieldposition.com, I’m the designated NFL Business Expert for their weekly podcasts, which are ranked Number One according to Yahoo! The current podcast, available with a click here , is… A roundtable discussion about issues surrounding the business side of the NFL. 1 – Reggie Bush signing2 – Matt Leinart Impasse3 – PSLs and Preseason Tickets.4 – NFL Commissioner Search.5 – Revenue issues …According...

Tweet Follow me Press Release Source: Sportsbook.com and Yahoo! Finance Sportsbook.com odds makers choose Roger Goodell to be next NFL CommissionerWednesday August 2, 9:00 am ET NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ – The new commissioner of the NFL is expected to be decided during an August 7-9 meeting of the selection committee in Chicago. Sportsbook.com, the world’s largest online sportsbook and casino, has been following the story since Tagliabue’s retirement and has updated odds now that the five...

Tweet Follow me This is from Josh Wolf’s website, which can be visited if you click on the title of this post: Hi, I’m Liz Wolf-Spada, Josh’s mom. Although the July 20th hearing seemed promising, today the judge, Judge Alsop ruled against all motions including 5th amendment rights, rights coming under freedom of the press, against bail or a stay. Josh is in Dublin federal prison, in the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay. I don’t have any other information at this time, but his lawyer is...

Tweet Follow me Ok, so I’m taking a time out from Mel Gibson to tell you this story that just happened to me yesterday. I — like a lot of other people — have a Yahoo! Personals Ad. I decided to take a friend’s advice and “get out there and try” rather than, well, not trying at all and have things just happen. Which can be fun at times. At any rate, for those of you who are familar with Yahoo! Personals, people can respond to your ad or you can send a message to someone you...

Tweet Follow me The Interview with NY Jets QB Kellen ClemensOn the second full day of Jets training Camp we got to spend a few minutes post practice with the Jets second round selection out of the university of Oregon. FP: Kellen, thanks for taking a few minutes. I know it was hot out there and you probably want to get a shower and eat, so we won’t keep you long. KC: No problem. (smiles) FP: So Kellen, right off the top, what’s different about this experience so far, from your time in college? KC:...

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Tweet Follow me Generation Jets Fan Fest-By Annrose Fumai-Chachkes “What’s that?” I asked my husband Bill as we parked the car at Hofstra Universityfor NY Jets Training Camp. “Oh that’s the Jets Fan Fest” he said. I waited for him to continue, because like most writers, Bill explains everything to death. But he didn’t elaborate, so I pressed. ” What’s a FAN FEST” I wanted to know. He was more concerned with getting our media credentials, but he knew I wouldn’t...

Tweet Follow me Thank you Raiders Head Coach Art Shell. Thank you for bringing things just a touch back into focus. Thank you for returning to the sideline and showing some of these players that not every schmuck who’s made a mint in the NFL thinks they write their own rules. Jerry Porter is a talented wide receiver. He’s big. He’s fast. He has everything it takes to be star. But, he has never had 1000 yards receiving. He whined that Jon Gruden didn’t give him a chance to shine and then...

Tweet Follow me I’m not sure the celebration is with merit; Castro’s not passed away, and his passing would not necessarily change the state of affairs in Cuba. Sorry to be a kill joy. ...

Tweet Follow me The “Young Turks” hold a good conversation on the Mel Gibson matter… ...

Tweet Follow me Edgerin, who? PLAY OF THE DAY – COLTS.COM Joseph Addai impressed Colts personnel officials enough while in college to be the team’s first-round draft selection last April. So far in camp, he has continued impressing. On Monday, Addai — a running back from Louisiana State University — had a long run over the right sideline that was the highlight of the day. On Tuesday, Addai got open down the left sideline and caught a 20-yard out from Colts quarterback Peyton Manning ...

Tweet Follow me EYE ON CAMP – COLTS.COM The heat has taken a toll on the Colts in the first two days of practice. A few players have left practice because of heat, and there have been times the tempo has been a bit less than Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy might have liked. Still, Dungy said Tuesday afternoon the first two days have been productive and that Training Camp 2006 is proceeding as planned. “We got a little sloppy at the end with some fatigue, but all in all, it’s been pretty good,”...

Tweet Follow me Brady’s back, but the real story is Deion Branch. Ouch! $14,000 a day in fines? Deion Branch should tack the cost of each day he misses camp due to his poor contract to the level of increase he wants. It’s only logical. Think about it. Really. The Patroits know he’s unhappy with his level of pay, so why take more money away from him? That’s stupid. Brady back at Patriots camp after absence NFL.com wire reportsFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Aug. 1, 2006) — Tom Brady returned...

Tweet Follow me Two years ago, Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick tore his hamstring during a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. On Tuesday, August 1st, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported a similar accident at this year’s training camp, but Profootballtalk.com says the AJC report is overblown. We have both articles here for you to read. FALCONS TRAINING CAMP Vick sits with tweaked hamstringQB might miss two practices after Tuesday injury By STEVE WYCHEThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished...

Tweet Follow me Read this carefully — Leinart has his own private jet from what this reads. Am I wrong about that? It says “One person spotted Leinart exiting his plane in the Orange County Airport, a long way away from Cardinals training camp.” Bush and Leinart in a role reversal By Adam Schefter – Special to NFL.com Adam Schefter’s “Around the League” reports and commentaries can be seen regularly on NFL Total Access. (July 31, 2006) — By Aug. 1, we already have...

Tweet Follow me Jets Training Camp-Captain Jet As I walked up and down the sideline in 90+ degree heat at Hofstra university this weekend, I kept hearing a voice in the back of my head saying ” Come on People, make some noise for your Jets, Let em know your in the stands.” Normally I would tell you that as a coach I’m used to hearing voices in my head, both my own and someone else’s. But this was different. This voice belonged to “Captain Jet”...