Tweet Follow me Ok, according to the Dallas Morning News and ESPN, Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiverm Terrell Owens was fined $8,500 for missing a meeting, and a rehab session. SO WHAT? How many players get fined and we don’t know about it? Why T.O.? I’ll tell you why? Because the media consists of voyeurs, activists, entrepreneurs, and racists and sexists, and in the case of T.O., all of these people come into play. In this case, it’s the racist guys who just want to see Terrell do something...

Tweet Follow me Recently, Mark Burnett annouced that the next “Survivor” would consist of tribes divided — er, segregated — by “race.” Now, we all know that there’s no scientific proof that there are different races and that the designations are social constructs, but that doesn’t stop Mark Burnett. I must add that I first learned of this Mark Burnett idea with respect to future episodes of The Apprentice. In fact, I thought Apprentice Five was going to be the one...

Tweet Follow me I saw this post over at the Daily Kos where Hezbollah’s supposedly using a town as a human sheild. Look, I’m neutral in this, but one has to question these claims in light of the reality that Hezbollah is more a political movement with suppporters who are both citizens and solidiers by choice. I’m begining to think some of these reports — even the AP ones — are slanted from ignorance. They read as veiled columns in some cases. ...

Tweet Follow me Just a week plus away from his DUI and police chase, the Vikings gave up on Koren Robinson, cutting him from the team. I believe everyone gets a second and third and sometimes more and more chances. That’s certainly true for Robinson. Looking from a business view, the Seahawks got the better Vikings receiver in Nate Burleson, it seems. ...

Tweet Follow me NY Giants O-line did run block very well. NY Giants hold off Jets 13-7 NFL.com wire reports EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Aug. 25, 2006) — With the Giants defense playing so well, Eli Manning can afford to have an off day. While Manning struggled, the defense put in another stellar performance, notching five sacks and three turnovers in a 13-7 victory against the New York Jets. Neither offense did much of anything, but neither team seemed too concerned. Manning went 10-for-20 for 107 yards with an...

Tweet Follow me One year after the great makeover, the Vikings defense may be comings together at the right time — before the regular season Vikings shut down Ravens 30-7 NFL.com wire reports MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 26, 2006) — Fred Smoot turned a fast move on Steve McNair’s pass into six points. The Baltimore Ravens weren’t nearly that sharp. Smoot highlighted a big night by Minnesota’s defense with a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown as the Vikings blanked Baltimore’s first-team...

Tweet Follow me Once he gets set in the system, look out! Leinart shines in Cards’ win over Bears NFL.com wire reports CHICAGO (Aug. 25, 2006) — Matt Leinart showed why the Arizona Cardinals selected him with the 10th pick in the draft. Leinart took over for Kurt Warner in the second quarter and completed 15-of-21 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown to lead the Arizona Cardinals over the Chicago Bears 23-16 in preseason action. He entered the game with 5:13 left in the second quarter and completed 12...

Tweet Follow me Akers, Eagles defeat Steelers 16-7 NFL.com wire reports PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 25, 2006) — David Akers ‘ transition to a new holder is going well. Akers kicked field goals of 40, 49 and 52 yards to help make Donovan McNabb’s brief appearance a productive one, and Jeff Garcia connected with Greg Lewis on a 61-yard touchdown pass to lead the Philadelphia Eagles over the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7. McNabb led the Eagles to a pair of field goals before going to the bench. Meanwhile, the Steelers...

Tweet Follow me Randy Moss escaped the Detroit secondary. And yes, we do link back to the Mothership Moss, Raiders rout Lions 21-3 NFL.com wire reports OAKLAND, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2006) — Randy Moss and Aaron Brooks look as if they’re already in midseason form. Moss caught two touchdown passes from Brooks and the Oakland Raiders opened the preseason with four straight wins for the first time since 1975, beating the Detroit Lions 21-3. “It’s going in the right direction,” coach Art Shell...

Tweet Follow me Well fans, preseason is halfway over and we are only a few short weeks from starting a regular season sweep. In past years, Seahawks preseason has not been indicative of the upcoming regular season. We have been known to win three out of four games, then go on to a terrible season. Last preseason we went 3-3, then went on to win the division championship, and then on to get cheated out of a Super Bowl ring. Bottom line, they are practice games after all. However, these games do show us a glimpse...

Tweet Follow me Baseball season is slowly coming to a close, and football preseason has begun! Fans are getting excited, and of course, the main talk is who is doing what on the field right now, but in reality, preseason games mean nothing. However, these games do give us a taste of what it to be seen in regular season. We often see some players come out in shine in preseason, and therefore most fantasy football (FF) ‘team owners’ make their decisions based on preseason with a hint of remembrance from...

Tweet Follow me Just after having his knee rolled on by then-Steelers Nose Tackle Kiko Von Olafen, after the start of the new year 2006, Cinninati Bengals Quarterback Carson Palmer’s made a great and remarkable comback just to be penciled in to play this Monday night against the Green Bay Packers. I think Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis could have waited a week and given him more time to heel. In other words, treat him like Terrell Owens, who’s being kept out of practice because of a hamstring pull...

Tweet Follow me The Spots Business Daily reports that ESPN The Magazine’s sold out of its ad space and it’s upcoming NFL preview will have 110 pages of ads. They use a “Monday Night Football Surround Strategy.” “Prime-time Monday Night Football on ESPN and Saturday night college football on ABC has resonated with advertisers,” said Ed Erhardt, president of ESPN ABC Sports Customer Marketing and Sales, who oversees sports programming sales for both ESPN and ABC. “And the...

Tweet Follow me From NFLMedia.com NFL Network – 08.22.06 1An interview with: DEION SANDERSERIC WEINBERGER DAN MASONSON: I want to welcome you to our conference call with the NFL Network’s newest talent Deion Sanders. I’d like to turn it over to the executive producer of the NFL Network, Eric Weinberger, for a few brief remarks. ERIC WEINBERGER: Hello, everybody. We here at the NFL Network are real excited to add Deion to our team. He will be on NFL Game Day, our highlight show, at 11:30 PM eastern on...

Tweet Follow me On August 21st, Paris Hilton presented her new album on YouTube. I’ve got to admit she can sing and whomever produced her made songs for her voice. Ok, it’s not the most terrific song — I’m not going to rush out and buy it — but it’s not bad either. It sounds like something I’d hear in a movie. Here’s Paris: ...

Tweet Follow me The buzz is all around that Paramount dumped Tom Cruise, but if you read the fine print to the story, it was the other way around. It seems that Paramount reacted childishly to Cruise and Paula Wagner’s decision to seek other movie financing. I don’t know what they expect to accomplish, other than making a good deal for Cruise and some other organization just by proving his ability to draw headlines. ...

Tweet Follow me When I visit my Mom in the Atlanta area, I always tune into AM 790 specifically to hear “The Two Live Stews” . They’re Doug Stewart and Ryan Stewart and are related by blood, and sound like they are. Doug and Ryan are not afraid to be themselves — which may be “too black” for some — but it’s a formula that works in multicultural Atlanta and one that can work in other places as well. Hey, they got an ESPY in 2004. What does that tell you? Doug...

Tweet Follow me Online Media reports… YouTube Launches Video Ad Platform by Erik Sass, Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 6:00 AM ET POPULAR VIDEO-SHARING SITE YOUTUBE TUESDAY unveiled new plans for monetizing its service with ads. The company is rolling out a new ad platform that offers two main features–brand channels, where companies can create their own programming, and what YouTube is calling “participatory video ads,” some of which direct users to the new brand channels. The brand channels allow...

Tweet Follow me Rice to retire with 49ers NFL.com wire reports SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 19, 2006) — Receiver Jerry Rice will retire as a member of the San Francisco 49ers the week of Aug. 20. Rice, who holds most of the significant NFL receiving records, won three Super Bowls during 16 years with the 49ers. He will sign a contract Aug. 24 at the 49ers’ training complex before making his retirement official, the club officially announced. The wideout will be honored again during halftime of the 49ers’...

Tweet Follow me Wow. Just when the NFL preseason was getting boaring, we have this. A blockbuster three team trade between the Atlanta Falcons, the Denver Broncos, and The Washington Redskins that ends with the ‘Skins getting T.J. Duckett to help improve a running attack damanged by the injury to Clinton Portis and the Atlanta Falcons hiring the speedy wide receiver they’ve needed for so very long. The winner in the deal? The Falcons. Overall, the Atlanta Falcons have made a dramatic series...