Tweet Follow me Ok. You certainly hear the music playing here. Not too jarring, catchy, rock but more easy-listening. But you’re wondering where it comes from, right? It’s from the Streampad Music Player located in the left side bar of this blog. Just scroll down and you’ll see it. And right below it is the Haystack Social Media Network, where you can see who’s who in business around the country. No, not necessarily big players in business, just people like you and me, who hope to get...

Tweet Follow me Clear evidence that the 49ers were not working honestly with the City and County of San Francisco and like any lie, it’s eventually revealed. NINERS SECRETLY WOOED SANTA CLARA FOR A YEAR Newsom aides say paper trail shows the team was not honest with S.F.Cecilia M. Vega, John Coté, Chronicle Staff WritersThursday, November 30, 2006 The San Francisco 49ers engaged in detailed talks with South Bay officials about the possibility of relocating the team to Santa Clara for more than a year before...

Tweet Follow me Profootballtalk.com reports on the retirement of NY Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi ACCORSI DEFINITELY RETIRING Though the recent disintegration of the New York Giants has prompted us to wonder whether G.M. Ernie Accorsi might feel obligated to abandon his plans to retire in order to clean up the mess (again) before riding off into the sunset with his jet black hair gleaming in the rays, a league source tells us that Accorsi definitely is retiring. We heard a few years back that Accorsi had wanted to...

Tweet Follow me I saw this post at the Oakland Tribune’s site, which would not have seen the light of blogsphere — given the Trib’s design — day were it not for this effort. Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune points to Raiders Senior Assistant Mike Lombardi — on the left in this photo — as the cause of the organizational back-stabbing problems Art Shell pointed out on Wednesday. The link is here. The weirdest place on earthPosted by Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer on...

Tweet Follow me The person who did this could be a combination of people in the organization, not just one. I write this — and do more so — because I have been told by several people that the way to rise in the Raiders organization is via character assassination. I don’t write this with glee, but with sadness. It’s good for Art to point this problem out in the open. It needs to go away. Moreover, Amy Trask, who’s the CEO, needs to really pay attention to this complaint and alter the...

Tweet Follow me FOR USE AS DESIREDNFL-PER-13 11/29/06 LEAGUE STREAK OF 400-YARD PASSING GAMES AT FOUR WEEKS An NFL quarterback has passed for more than 400 yards in four consecutive weeks and with another such performance in Week 13, the active string will tie the longest stretch in league history. The past four weeks have seen the following quarterbacks surpass the 400-yard mark, respectively: Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER (433, Week 9), Cincinnati’s CARSON PALMER (440, Week 10), NewOrleans’ DREW...

Tweet Follow me Wallace MatthewsMaybe this is as good as Eli getsNovember 29, 2006 In the three seasons since the Giants traded away their future in order to rewrite their GM’s past, we have seen Ben Roethlisberger win a Super Bowl, Philip Rivers develop into a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback, Tony Romo throw five touchdown passes in a game and Vince Young play like a seasoned veteran after only five pro starts. Either those guys are ahead of schedule or Eli Manning is way, way behind. In an era in which the learning...

Tweet Follow me This is a video of my first day in Detroit for the Super Bowl. It started at 5 AM with a flight out of Oakland, through Chicago with my friend Colleen, and to the Motor City. Then I got a rental car and drove from the airport to my hotel in Warren, Michigan. There, I changed clothes and went into the city and to the parties. I finally wound up at the EA Sports party, then on the way back to the hotel, stopped to look at a neighborhood of what appeared to be show homes in the...

Tweet Follow me This is Priceless see my commentary at the end! From the AP sportswire…..Police charge Jets offensive lineman Jones with DWIBy FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press WriterNovember 28, 2006 GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Jets offensive lineman Adrian Jones apologized to the team and his family Tuesday, three days after being charged with driving while intoxicated. Jones, 25, was fined $20,000 by the team and will be monitored by the NFL as a result of being a first-time offender of the league’s...

Tweet Follow me The Oakland Raiders just fired their offensive coordinator Tom Walsh, but replaced him with John Shoop, currently the Raiders’ tight end’s coach, but formerly the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. Shoop was the target of a campaign and website called “Fire John Shoop” at http://www.firejohnshoop.com/ According to the website, Shoop was quoted as saying “I don’t care if we had gotten shut out. I don’t care if we wouldn’t have gained a yard,...

Tweet Follow me Wow, a lot of DUI stops in California. Antonio Bryant, Mel Gibson, the list goes on. I wonder if this guy’s claim about the California police and DUI’s is true? To see the post, click on the title of this post. Police stop cornerback Cletis Gordon on DUI suspicion SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE1:21 p.m. November 27, 2006 SAN DIEGO – San Diego Charger cornerback Cletis Gordon was arrested by San Diego police early Monday morning in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter on suspicion of drunk driving.An...

Tweet Follow me This was an amazing performance by a rookie running back who’s definitely quicker than Dommick Rhodes and could have had 200 yards had he not shared the running duties with Rhodes. But that written, it’s good to have the “one-two” punch. Joseph Addai (four TDs) leads Colts past Eagles INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 26, 2006) — Indianapolis opened the season with a precarious chase of perfection through the air. They were finally grounded — and on Sunday night, Joseph Addai...

Tweet Follow me What is our society coming to? This is absolutely disguisting and sick. It should not be allowed to occur in America, let alone anywhere else. The cops not only killed the man, but almost knocked off people nearby with the rain of bullets — and he and they were not armed! Updated: 11:39 AM EST IM This E-mail This Groom Fatally Shot by Police Outside Strip ClubVigil Planned for Man Gunned Down Hours Before He Was to WedBy ADAM GOLDMAN, AP NEW YORK (Nov. 26) – Sean Bell and his fiancee...

Tweet Follow me This is a down right silly vlog. But for some reason I can’t put my finger on, I liked it. The music is kitch, and so is the whole concept, but it works at what I presume it’s supposed to do — catch your attention for a moment. Check it out… Click To Play ...

Tweet Follow me Over the past 10 years, Ford Motor Company has ruined the Lincoln brand simply by robbing it of its identity forged over 40 years. Lincolns were always luxury cars and not trucks or SUVs. Yet in its unreasonable march to have an SUV for every taste Ford wrecked Lincoln and paid less attention to its signature brands the Town Car and the Mark series. These cars were the backbone of Lincoln for years. Bill Ford may say that they don’t do well in focus groups, but I counter that Ford took...

Tweet Follow me Recently, Jim Mora Sr. made a comment that Michael Vick was a “coach killer.” I really think that’s an off-base statement, and I’ve got to wonder to what degree Michael Vick’s skin color has to do with this. I mean if Mora Sr. was the coach of the Falcons, would he have started, let alone draft Vick? I say no. I state this based on a lot of drive-time hours spent listening to the elder Mora on Fox. One day, Mora said that he’d routinely hire any coach with...

Tweet Follow me I will comment on this in a separate post, but here’s the news. I think Jim Sr’s way off base here. Vick ‘speechless’ after coach’s father rips himFalcons rally around Vick after elder Mora calls QB a ‘coach killer’ Chris Gardner / APFalcons quarterback Michael Vick has struggled in the last three games. Earlier this week, Jim Mora’s father labeled Vick as a “coach killer” on his radio show. Updated: 2:02 p.m. AKT Nov 22, 2006 FLOWERY...

Tweet Follow me Jason Calacanis — pictured here at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business — the man credited with putting New York City’s growing digital media industry on the map of popular culture and who sold his network of weblogs to AOL for $25 million, is pondering his next job having quit AOL just over a week ago. On his blog, Jason lists the following possibilities: 1. Weblogs, Inc. of Podcasting2. Weblogs, Inc of Video3. Run NickDenton.net: all Nick Denton news all the time.4. Become...

Tweet Follow me Yep. That’s right. The New England Patriots are suing StubHub, which isn’t a ticket brokerage but an exchange and does have below face tickets posted for many events, for allowing the sale of high priced tickets for up to and over $500. Well, Ticketmaster has tickets for the Chicago Bears’ visit to New England for $500, but you want to know why the New England Patriots aren’t suing them? Because they benefit from it. Check out this link to the proof with a click on...

Tweet Follow me Profootballtalk.com may have rolled up it’s sleaves — and it does this well — but it totally misdiagosed the entire matter of the New England Patriots’ lawsuit against StubHub. First of all, and this shows just how dumb the lawsuit is, StubHub can’t “induce” a season ticket holder to scalp. In no ad material does StubHub encourage any ticket poster to do this. So if the Pat’s lawsuit focuses on this idea, it’s wrongheaded. Second, Profootballtalk.com...