This video gives one a great idea of what it’s like to fly on the new Superjumbo jet A380. The clip shows the sleeper bed seats, the bench lounge chairs, and gives a very good feel of the overall width of the main cabin. Here’s the video: ...

Hey President Clinton. I’m a big fan. I not only voted for you, but was Economic Advisor to Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris when you came to town. (I just didn’t want to be part of the silly staff frenzy to meet you.) I later got a letter to you about my ill-and-now-late-stepfather — or at least I tried to. He’s from Hope, Arkansas like you are and always bragged about your Chief of Staff Mac McClarty, as he knew Mac’s dad. I gave it to one of your staffers when you came to Cody’s Book Store in Berkeley....

This is the video of ESPN’s report of Terrell Owens reported suicide. Owens has said it wasn’t a suicide attempt at all, and that he just had a reaction to medication. Some have bashed the media for reporting that there was a suicide attempt, but as this video shows, the police report contained the information. ESPN also made effort to clear the information. Owens was examined and released by physicians at Baylor Medical Center. Here’s two videos of ESPN’s account: ...

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Oh Terrell It’s safe to say that Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens has had “Issues” in his past. Going all the way back to his 49ers days, T.O. was always looking for the spotlight, starting a controversy. But did he really try to kill himself this Tuesday night? Did he really swallow over 30 Vicodin tablets? What could possibly cause his depression? Today we spoke with two doctors who were willing to comment, but without the use of their names. The first, a sports medical specialist who’s practice treats many...

As Bush Controversy Continues, Upshaw Addresses Agent Issue – Sports Business Daily Bush’s Camp Issues StatementRegarding Yahoo Sports Story DAVID CORNWELL, an attorney for Saints RB REGGIE BUSH, on Friday issued a statement alleging that a Yahoo Sports reporter falsely identified himself to gain confidential financial information for a report that Bush and his family received more than $100,000 in gifts from agents while he was at USC. Cornwell said that a phone message left at a Northern California hotel seeking credit card...

Cardinals Sell Stadium Naming-Rights For $154M Over 20 Years The NFL Cardinals yesterday formally announced that the Univ. of Phoenix will pay an average of $7.7M per year for 20 years for naming rights to the team’s stadium. The school also gains signage and a variety of advertising, marketing and merchandising opportunities. The deal marks the first time an NFL venue has been named after an educational institution (Cardinals). In Phoenix, Scott Wong reports the deal also “grants the university opportunities for in-stadium and community...

FLASH! Click for the latest news on Terrell and Felicia! The story of Terrell Owens is one of not just a talented, but outspoken wide receiver, but of a case example of bad sports journalism in an era that’s rampant with it. The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver is commonly the focus of stories on what he said or what someone said about him, but far less frequently do we hear about his love life. It’s almost assumed that because he’s a successful athlete, he has a good one. There are stories about him with Ford Agency...

This is what Tim Brown said in the Contra Costa Times about the Raiders offense under Offensive Coordinator Tom Walsh: “You just can’t run that offense in the NFL anymore,” Brown said. “They’re calling timeouts, spending most of their timeouts before 10 minutes is up in the second quarter. They’re getting delay penalties, getting to the line of scrimmage late, because those plays are 20 words long. “I know that it was a horrible offense way back when. We just had to make plays and make things...

Green Day — from the SF Bay Area — and U2 played to a great crowd to kickoff the return of the New Orleans Saints to the Superdome to play the Atlanta Falcons. ...

For those who remark that Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick can’t sit in the passing pocket, read the defense, and throw a completion, here’s video proof he can. This against the Panthers two weeks ago. ...

This is the play that started the tidalwave of celebration. Even watching this on TV I could feel the crowd going totally nuts. The blocked punt came because the Saints used an uncommon middle rush stunt, which was such that it created a hole that the eventual blocker ran through. Watch and listen: ...

This play sent the Superdome crowd into a sky-high frenzy. They were already jazzed up after the blocked punt. What’s interesting about this particular play is that the first ball carrier — Reggie Bush — lines up as a split end. Note there’s no tight end on that side, but because the Falcons don’t play their weak side linebacker up on the line of scrimage, Bush can come in to get the hand-off without fear of being downed for a loss. ...

This was an amazing event. Here’s a video and an account of the scene. Super Bowl atmosphere, perfect finish in Big Easy Sep. 26, 2006By Mike FreemanCBS SportsLine.com National ColumnistTell Mike your opinion! NEW ORLEANS — Sporting a flaming light gold suit and dark top hat that stood tall and stiff on his head, Joe Horn sauntered into the Superdome several hours before kickoff as he has done many times before. This day, however, was different. WR Joe Horn has become a favorite in New Orleans. (Getty Images) Horn, along...

Kurt Warner to remain starting quarterback NFL.com wire reports TEMPE, Ariz. (Sept. 26, 2006) — Kurt Warner will remain the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, coach Dennis Green said. Green’s comment came in a statement released by the team following an ESPN report that Green decided that rookie Matt Leinart would replace Warner as starter for Arizona’s game at Atlanta. “Generally talking about the starting lineup is not something we do,” Green said. “However, given the speculation that...

Source: T.O. hospitalized after reaction to medicineESPN.com news services DALLAS — Terrell Owens was taken to the emergency room Tuesday night after suffering an adverse reaction to painkillers taken for treatment of his fractured hand, a source close to Owens told ESPN’s Ed Werder. Doctors treating the Dallas Cowboys receiver were trying to induce vomiting when he arrived at Baylor Medical Center, according to a television report. Owens was brought by a fire rescue crew to the hospital, Dallas-Fort Worth television station...

I’d love to hear some feed back from my fellow bloggers here about what is their early season surprise as we approach the 25% mark in the season. One thing i’m quite ticked off about are the refs interpretations of the rules and rule changes.No more was this evident then at Seattle where CLEARLY the seahawks should have been penalized for excessive crowd noise numerous times in Sundays drubbing of the Giants. Is this sour grapes? No,..Seattle did honestly out coach NY in this game. Shockey was right, even if he was wrong to...

Secretary of State Dr. Condelessa Rice is an effective official, worthy of prase and admiration — just not on this issue of terrorism. As anyone who follows politics knows and reads the 9/11 Commission Report, President Clinton did have a report created on the threat posed by Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Ladin. Richard Clark tried to bring the report to the attention of Dr. Rice in 2001, and was reportedly rebuffed by her. For Ms. Rice to come out now and say that there was no report or plan by the Clinton Administration is just...

Senator George Allen’s under attack regarding race and yet again. This time an old classmate comes along reporting that he used the N-word in the past — the 70s. The Senator responded that this was not true. My take on this is it probably was and because I went to college in the South and in the early 80s. Even then I heard the N-word used by white males, and once directly toward me. At that time, far less so now, there seemed to be a kind of “need” that if a young white male wanted to be “one of the...

I first met Superdome Manager Doug Thornton when I was tabbed to run the effort to bring the Super Bowl to Oakland. While others at SMG played politics, Doug was the consumate professional. It’s no suprise to me that he stepped up and made the best of a terrible situation with the Superdome and Hurricane Katrina. He’s a kind man, and deserves all of the thanks he gets. ...

The Sports Business Daily has a great — if not well structured — set of news postings on events and people related to the reopening of the Superdome and this evening’s Atlanta Falcons v. New Orleans Saints game. Superdome Readies For Its Grand Re-Opening Tonight On “MNF” Superdome Receiving $185M In RenovationsThe Superdome will reopen tonight for the first time since Hurricane Katrina for the Falcons-Saints “MNF” game, and the refurbished stadium, “other than the concrete-and-steel superstructure, …...