Ticketmaster sells “scalped” New England Patriots tickets, but Pats don’t sue them. Want to know why? Click here! Patriots sue ticket reseller in effort to fight scalpingBy Keith Reed, Globe Staff | November 23, 2006 The New England Patriots have filed suit against one of the nation’s largest ticket resellers, StubHub Inc., saying the company encourages fans to flout the state antiscalping law and the team’s prohibition against reselling Patriots tickets for a profit by facilitating the sale of tickets...

Field Position Conversations: Wil Mara 11/21/2006 Bill Chachkes sits down with Wil Mara, author of over 75 books, to talk about his latest release The Draft. They discuss the many colorful characters, interesting plot lines, and portraits of some of the NFL’s most intriguing myths and realities. The Draft touches on the worlds of the players, the front-office personnel, player agents, players and even the world of moles and spies. Mara describes the book as a story written for anyone who loves football. Chachkes describes it as riveting. In...

McNabb placed on IR; QB Jacobs signed NFL.com wire reports PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 21, 2006) — The Philadelphia Eagles placed Donovan McNabb on injured reserve, ending the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback’s season early for the third time in five years. McNabb tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the team’s 31-13 loss to Tennessee, and is expected to have surgery within a month. He’s expected to be sidelined for at least eight months. Linebacker Torrance Daniels was promoted from the practice squad...

Cable Operators Balking at NFL NetworkBy SETH SUTEL, AP Business WriterTuesday, November 21, 2006 04 27 PM (11-21) 16:27 PST New York (AP) — On Thanksgiving, the NFL will air the first of eight live pro football games on its own network. But it won’t be available to many viewers across the country because the league hasn’t reached carriage agreements with several major cable operators. The eight games — beginning with Thursday’s matchup of the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs — will be available on...

This is a very good and detailed explaination of the behavior of the principal actors in the 49ers Stadium deal. Why talks on 49ers stadium fell apart City and team misunderstood each other’s positions Cecilia M. Vega, Chronicle Staff WriterTuesday, November 21, 2006 The same faces gathered in the same room at San Francisco City Hall, just as they had done every week for almost a year, to come up with a proposal for a new 49ers stadium. The conversation Oct. 30 centered on when to show the world exactly what a stadium, retail and...

I’ve got Tucker Carlson’s show on – the one called The Situation — and he’s actually supporting the idea of a White’s only scholarship at Boston U! Well, not really. His point is that having such a program shows how stupid race-based programs are. Or do they? I think they show just how selfish and myopic people who come up with this ideas — or support them — are. I feel terrible that I have to remind people like Tucker (who’s show I actually enjoy) that the reason we have minority-based...

The New York Giants have sunk to a new low with their 26-10 Loss to the Jacksonville last night. As I sat there watching i continued to be amazed at how porus the giants defense was, how horrid the offense was. This was a chance to heal some wounds opened by The Chicago Bears in last week’s game. I know from the first few moments of the game that it would be a long night. I could see losing to the Bears, who could be one of the teams playing in Miami In Super Bowl XLI(or 41 for those who not read Roman) but Jacksonville? a team...

What you’re about to see is video of a direct violation of California’s Hate Crimes Law. For those who don’t know what the law says, this is the list of what an officer or California lawyer is to look for. Go through it, look at the video, and then draw your own conclusion. You will agree that what Seinfeld’s Michael Richards did was a hate crime: Initial review of a suspected hate crime should consider the following factors: Is the motivation of the offender known?Are the victim and the offender from different...

This also reports that the 49ers would rather deal with Forest City than Lennar. Why? Hunters Point could be in play for the NinersPhillip Matier, Andrew RossMonday, November 20, 2006 With the 49ers’ plan for a new stadium at Candlestick Point sunk in the mud, insiders at San Francisco City Hall are revisiting the idea of building at Hunters Point — in an area that could be paved over with lots of parking. Here’s why. Cut through all the double talk, and the 49ers’ problems come down to two key points. One:...

I met Daniel McVicar at a brunch held one day after The Vloggies, a “first-of-its-kind” awards show in San Francisco. He’s an actor — best know for “The Bold and the Beautiful” — based in Santa Monica who’s really taken to vlogging. Here’s a show he did with Andrew Baron and Joanne Colan of Rocketboom. Check out his site at http://www.danielmcvicar.com , and his vlog site “Late Night Mash.” ...

Pro Football Talk.com has this report on Matt Leinart: LEINART LOSES CONFIDENCE As the Arizona Cardinals pack it in under coach Dennis Green, a source close to quarterback Matt Leinart says that the 2004 Heisman winner and the No. 10 overall pick in the draft is trying to prop up his teammates by telling them that things will get better, but he can get no positive response. The source also believes that Leinart’s swagger from losing only three games in four years at USC is evaporating. “He is really rattled by the losing,”...

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This is reallly hard to even listen to, but it happened. For some reason American society is allowing the creation of a law enforcement officials who go about their jobs with an over-zealous approach that indicates a contempt for the people in the community. It’s as if the officers are giving punishment before the accused is actually convicted of a crime — an act that in itself is a constitutional violation. This happens in this terrible video: ...

For the second time in as many years, an NFL star has won Dancing with The Stars. Last year, it was Jerry Rice; this year Emmitt Smith’s the winner. Here’s a clip of his dancing: ...

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017(212) 450-2000 * FAX (212) 681-7573WWW.NFLMedia.com Joe Browne, Executive Vice President-CommunicationsGreg Aiello, Vice President-Public RelationsFOR USE AS DESIRED 11/10/06ALL GAMES SOLD OUT FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK The unprecedented NFL sellout streak continues. It’s now 10 straight weeks of advance sellouts. All games of the NFL schedule for this Sunday and Monday — Week 10 — have sold out in advance of the local TV blackout deadline. That means every NFL game...

From Rocketboom to ABCVideo blogger Amanda Congdon is the latest “cewebrity” to jump to mainstream media; an industry is forming to help others follow her lead by Catherine Holahan Internet celebrity Amanda Congdon just finished broadcasting her cross-country relocation from New York to L.A. on the World Wide Web. Now she is making another move—this one from online to on air. The former host of Rocketboom, one of the most popular video blogs on the Web, with roughly 211,000 daily viewers, has a new gig as a contributor for...

This was something Reggie should have done a while ago. But this is just as well. Mike’s — pictured on the left in the photo — made some money so he should not be totally negatively impacted. It’s just that he could have ran a cleaner business. Bush drops Ornstein as marketing agentBy Josh Peter and Jason Cole, Yahoo! SportsNovember 12, 2006 Reggie Bush has parted ways with his marketing agent, Mike Ornstein, a controversial figure who helped Bush land about $50 million in endorsement deals before the 2005...

Yesterday, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that the effort to bring the 2016 Olympics to San Francisco was over. As the head of the Oakland Super Bowl XVIV Bidding Committee, which from 1999 to 2001 worked to bring the Super Bowl to Oakland, I hated to witness that event. I thought San Francisco had its best chance yet to land the Olympic Games because it had a large set of people who seemed to be equally committeed to doing it. The SF 2012 Olympic effort was the largely the story of the work and energy of one person,...

Second-half surge lifts Panthers, 24-10 NFL.com wire reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2006) — After a 15-day layover to stew about their fourth-quarter meltdown against Dallas, the Carolina Panthers came out so flat on offense that the crowd booed them off the field at halftime. Steve Smith was feeling sick, Keyshawn Johnson fumbled, Jake Delhomme threw an interception and punter Jason Baker was awfully busy the rest of the time. In the second half, the bumbling Tampa Bay Buccaneers bailed them out. Delhomme threw a 4-yard touchdown...

It’s right here in black and white and from Vince Carlucci’s column in NFL.com: “The Oakland Raiders insisting on having quarterback Andrew Walter take deep drops on his throws against Denver’s strong defense on the way to a 17-13 loss to the Broncos. Walter sounded off to reporters after the game that he was unhappy that pass plays continue to have him taking five- and seven-step drops, which makes him an easy target for pass rushers, and that the Raiders’ offense is too predictable. The Broncos sacked him...