Tweet Follow me Contrary to Profootballtalk.com, ESPN thinks Roger Goodell’s a lock for commissioner NORTHBROOK, Ill. — In a meteorological stroke of good fortune, the skies over O’Hare Airport were brilliantly sunny on Monday morning and most NFL owners, convening here for the purpose of selecting a successor to retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue, arrived on time for the start of the session. Which could mean clear sailing for the candidacy of Roger Goodell, the first lieutenant to Tagliabue...

Tweet Follow me ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli reported on this newly adopted resolution… By a unanimous 32-0 vote, NFL owners on Monday adopted the following resolution, which establishes the procedure for electing a commissioner, with balloting possibly beginning as early as Tuesday afternoon: Whereas, the ability of the league’s membership to reach a decision to select the next commissioner may be enhanced with specified procedures, be it resolved that: 1. The initial rounds of voting will be conducted...

Tweet Follow me This came from Profootballtalk.com MOVE AGAINST (ROGER) GOODELL COMING? As the 32 owners meet in Chicago on a so-called “one per club” basis (i.e., the room will have only 32 chairs), we’re hearing that there very well could be a move by owners against the installation of Roger Goodell as the successor to Paul Tagliabue. While some teams, we’re told, are opposed to Goodell on the merits of whether he’s the best candidate, a larger number of teams are miffed about the...

Tweet Follow me .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Bears Training Camp 51.jpg, originally uploaded by Wahooo. This is a photo from the Chicago Bears training camp scrimage and taken by “Wahooo!” on Flickr. It shows Bears starting QB Rex Grossman ready to pick up where he left off before being injured in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams last year. Purdue...

Tweet Follow me One thing i know about football players: they never wanna hear ” Coach wants to see you in his office, and bring your playbook.” That means your going home. One week from today, on the 15th at 4 pm, some men will have their dreams of making it in the NFL end when they hear that phrase. For some it may not be over, they may catch on with another team, or play another version of the sport(arena, CFL, NFL Europe, or a variant of Semi-Pro ball). But for most others, when they hear those words,..it’s...

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Tweet Follow me Many things to many of us. But he’s Simply an amazing person. He was a pleasure to work with last week, and I’m sure we will do so again in the near future. His grasp of the business issues surrounding Football is remarkable. ...

Tweet Follow me As my Mom says, racism is alive and well. I’m not going to post here the image used to greet Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as you can see the story with a click here. But I will state that the Palestinian media does that country’s efforts at building World support a lot of damage with this kind of crap, proving once again just how stupid and animalistic people can be. Think about it. Isn’t the smart move by Palestinians to curry favor from other minorities Worldwide?...

Tweet Follow me Look. You know and I know this is fake — but it’s hella funny. If you were a reporter who was doing a story on exploding manhole covers, would you stop and stand on top of one to give your report? Of course not. And if you did, the camera person should have stopped you. So that’s two checks against that action. Still, it’s funny to watch. She just goes right into the air. ...

Tweet Follow me The one glaring problem was my Mountain Mike’s Pizza friend Robert Gallery getting beat on the Raiders’ second series for a sack. Offensive Coordinator Tom Walsh can help him by installing three-step drop passes. But if the Raiders insist on force-feeding the deeper drops, it’s going to be a long season for Gallery and The Oakland Raiders. Game video: NFL.com wire reports CANTON, Ohio (Aug. 6, 2006) — All Art Shell asked to see in his first game back as coach of the Oakland...

Tweet Follow me NFL Network’s Adam Schefter talks with Oakland Raiders Owner Al Davis and is visited by Dallas Cowboys’ Owner Jerry Jones. Davis reminds Schefter that he no longer works for The Denver Broncos. ...

Tweet Follow me This is John Madden’s speech after being introduced by Al Davis at the NFL Hall Of Fame Here’s video part one: ..and video part two: ...

Tweet Follow me This is a series of videos where Al Davis presents John Madden into the NFL Hall Of Fame. If transcripts of these great speeches become available, we’ll post them for you. Visit NFL.com for more information. Here’s the first part of the video: Here’s the second part of the video: ...

Tweet Follow me This video — without sound — shows Oakland Raiders Former Head Coach and now NFL Hall Of Famer John Madden being introduced at the Friday night party before the Saturday induction ceremonies. Here’s John Madden ...

Tweet Follow me NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CALENDAR 2006 Late July — Training camps open. July 24 — Signing period ends at 4:00 PM ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.August 6 — Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio — Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles(NBC). August 10-14 — First full preseason weekend. August 29 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players. September 2 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players. September 3 — Clubs may establish...

Tweet Follow me Masood Mortazavi says this: …Apparently, Jon had the good fortune of attending Peter Hirshberg’s birthday party during which Peter showed off some of the new cool things about Technorati, but what grabbed my attention was Peter’s discussion of the way Technorati is constraining its tag system. For some reason, I never read about these constraints anywhere else when I first started using the tags. Here’s a quote from Jon’s article: Lest omnivorous bloggers try to game the...

Tweet Follow me I read this video was made in Mexico and the producers admitted it was fake. Either that or the producers are lying and they are aliens. You never know. But check this out: ...

Tweet Follow me The Wall Street Jounal, looking to get a lot of links, asked John Jurgensen to pen an article pointing to the “Moguls of New Media.” Give me a break. Hey, I’m glad they gave Amanda Congdon some more exposure– too much is not enough in this case — but John forgets her ex-partner Andrew Baron. Big mistake. But it underscores what a joke of an article this is. The definitions of Mogul are: -a bump on a ski slope-a member of the Muslim dynasty that ruled India until...

Tweet Follow me This shows that the Colts’ 2005 draft effort’s paying off. Jackson’s the first round pick; the Michigan DB was selected to challenge his secondary mates and improve the defense. Rather than move to safety, Colts’ top 2005 draft pick might supplant David By Mike [email protected] TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Marlin Jackson appears to be on the move, but not from cornerback to safety. Instead, his next stop could be in the starting lineup, at right corner. Rather...

Tweet Follow me Saturday, August 5BIG FINISH By John Oehser – Colts.com TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – It was one pass at the end of one altered game at the end of a very hot week in August.But the pass mattered very much to Shaun King and Brian Hare. And the play put a memorable finish on the first week of 2006 Colts Training Camp, with King, a reserve quarterback, throwing a 14-yard touchdown to Hare – a reserve wide receiver – with no time remaining to give the offense a 16-15 victory in a Blue-and-White game...

Tweet Follow me Aug. 2, 2006By Clark JudgeCBS SportsLine.com Senior Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions are halfway through practice when quarterback Jon Kitna takes a snap, retreats several steps, then uncorks a pass to his right — a perfectly wound spiral that travels 30 yards before hitting Mike Furrey just before he steps out of bounds. Journeyman Jon Kitna gets another shot as a starting quarterback. (Getty Images) There is nothing extraordinary about the completion … until what happens...