Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tony Romo wants to play until he’s the oldest quarterback in NFL history

Tony Romo turned 36 in April, but when a reporter asked what he expects to be doing in 10 years, the longtime Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback says he doesn’t want things to be any different.

The Cardinals’ coaching staff’s preternatural ability to predict the future wasn’t limited to anticipating losses. Running backs coach Stump Mitchell Cam Ward Jersey very nearly predicted David Johnson’s production.

“There ain’t no reason for you not to come away with at least 150 yards,” Mitchell told Johnson. “Rushing and receiving, you’ve got to have over 150.”

Johnson averaged 131 rushing and receiving Chris Terry Jersey yards through the rest of the season. So close.

Man’s best friend
Reilly, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill’s rescue dog, stole our hearts right off the bat.

She was a rescued pit bull mix, adopted by Bidwill’s family a day before she was set to be euthanized, and despite battling through lymphoma and then kidney failure, Reilly had three and a half happy years with the Bidwills. She passed away late in the season.

Reilly was beloved by the entire Cardinals organization — even John Brown, who was initially afraid of her, but grew to love her.

Watching Bidwill discuss the loss of his best friend was wrenching. The only bad thing about loving a pet is knowing you’ll outlive them, and Bidwell’s grief resonates with anyone who has loved and lost a dog.

“As we add additional full-time medical resources to our team, it is important to recognize and express our gratitude to Dr. Elliot Pellman, who is retiring after nearly 30 years of service, first to the New York Jets and then to the NFL,” Goodell said in the memo. “We thank Dr. Pellman for his dedicated service to the game and for his many contributions to the NFL and our clubs, and appreciate his willingness to aid in this transition over the next few months.”

In December, a league official confirmed to Deadspin that Pellman played “a useful administrative role” in his position and was directly involved with the NFL’s in-game concussion spotters. Leaving him in that role undercut the league’s claims that they were working to make the game safer. It wasn’t sustainable to keep Pellman on the payroll, and it’s a shock that it took this long to exile him.

Once the team doctor for the New York Jets, Pellman was appointed to the MTBI committee in 2003 by then-commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was also Pellman’s patient. During that time he was a leading figure in the league’s effort to deny the health impact of concussions and brain injuries on players. (ESPN’s Outside the Lines covered Pellman and his role with the league more in-depth as part of their reporting on the concussion crisis).

He was a co-author on a 2003 study that said concussed players were better off going back into the game rather than being removed from it.

“Players who are concussed and return to the same game have fewer initial signs and symptoms than those removed from play. Return to play does not involve a significant risk of a second injury either in the same game or during the season.”

Tyrod Taylor deserves Brock Osweiler money, probably more

Tyrod Taylor and the Bills are working on a new contract. They’re expected to have it done before the season begins. He’s barely making backup QB money right now, in the middle year of the three-year, $3.35 million deal he signed last year.

He certainly earned a new deal Randy White Jersey based on his play last season. Through 14 starts, he threw 20 touchdowns and just six interceptions, along with with 3,035 yards. Perhaps most impressive was his 8.0 yards per attempt number. He’s more than just a dink and dunker. Taylor added another 568 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in Greg Roman’s offense.

“We need to clean Jay’s name up. He has a Rico Gathers Jersey bad rep for no reason and I don’t like it,” White told Sports Illustrated’s Ben Baskin. “I came in and everyone was telling me, ‘Jay’s an a******, you‘re going to hate Cutler.’ I was like, I want to get to know this dude first. And it’s just not true at all. None of it. Jay is like the pretty girl that doesn’t wear makeup and doesn’t go out, so nobody really know that she’s pretty.”

Cutler has faced plenty of criticism in the 10 years since he was picked in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, but had to fend off a little more earlier this week when former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett complained about not getting the ball and his twin brother, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, called him the “worst quarterback in the NFL.”

Unnerved by nothing, Cutler was unfazed by the barb and said he hopes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady does a better job getting Bennett the ball than he did in Chicago.

White’s not the only one with nice things to say about Cutler, though. New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall, who played with Cutler in both Denver and Chicago, went so far as to say the Bears quarterback is a good bet to win the MVP award in 2016.

“Jay Cutler can be an MVP this year,” Marshall told ESPN’s First Take. “I truly believe that. He has all the tangibles. This guy has been taking guys all offseason to the side, bringing them to his house, bringing them to Nashville … I’m telling you, go to Vegas right now [and bet on Cutler].”

Cutler had a career-best 92.3 passer rating during the 2015 season, finishing with 3,659 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Bears are also set to see the debut of White and the return of Alshon Jeffery, who led the team in receiving yards, despite missing seven games and ending the year on injured reserve.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall, Colin Kaepernick’s college teammate, took a knee during the national anthem

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall kneeled during the national anthem just prior to the first regular season game of the 2016 NFL season.

As Denver prepared to face the Darryl Tapp Jersey Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football, Marshall kneeled and remained kneeling until the anthem concluded.

After the game, Marshall said he will continue to kneel and he hopes to affect change with his protest, according to Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post.

Kaepernick’s 49ers teammate, safety DeAndre Levy Jersey Eric Reid, and Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane have also chosen to join in the protest of the national anthem.

The defending Super Bowl champions trailed, 17-7, heading into the half, but this game was really a tale of two halves.

The Broncos defense, however, proved that it’s still dominant despite departures like Danny Trevathan and Malik Jackson. In the third quarter, DeMarcus Ware landed the first sack of the season on Newton, and the quarterback appeared to be injured on the play. He returned to the field for Carolina’s next offensive series, but he didn’t look the same afterward.

Denver continued to come after Newton, sacking him three times in the second half. Right tackle Mike Remmers was more effective than he was against the Broncos last February, but still struggled in the second half as the defense continued to bring relentless pressure.

With three minutes remaining in the game, the Broncos led by one point, a lead that would hold until the end of the game despite a sustained drive from the Panthers that was kept alive by an illegal use of hands penalty against Denver’s Chris Harris on fourth-and-21.

The Panthers got into position for Graham Gano to attempt a 50-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining. The kick went wide, and the Broncos secured the win with a final score of 21-20.

The outcome is the same, with the Panthers losing in heartbreaking fashion, but truly, this is the Super Bowl we all wish we would have had last February.

He inherits a slue of talent including former UConn Husky

It have occurred over 3 weeks ago but its never to late to talk about the impact of a new head coach the National Basketball Association, of Michael Bowie Jersey course until the starts. The 2013 does not start until late October we are okay. Anyway, a -time assistant most notable for serving under the Gundy brothers, has been hired as the Charlotte Bobcats new head coach. served as assistant to then Fairfield University Head Buonaguro back during the 1989. The Stags finished 10 and finished 5th the MAAC. has since payed his dues and has most recently been serving as assistant with the roller coaster that was the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been assistant for the New Knicks, Houston Rockets and Magic. Owner and chairman of the Bobcats,, choose and signed him to a 3-year $6 million deal. inherits what is a bigger mess than shirt after eating a Manwhich sloppy. The Mitchell Schwartz Jersey Bobcats finished 21, second worst the last just a year after posting the worst winning percentage history. This team needs to be developed. The average fan knows that, knows that and knows that. The Bobcats fired last years head coach Dunlap after just one saying that he was just not a good fit. For a team that needs some serious rebuilding, they cannot keep having one and done’s like Dunlap.

That is why there is a lot of pressure on but he is most definitely not expected to be successful right away. He inherits a slue of talent including former UConn Husky, NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding player Kemba. He is joined by fellow youngsters Henderson, Bismack Biyombo and Kidd-Gilchrist. On top of that, they have the fourth pick this years draft. There is no question that they have talent but they have not drafted as well as the home grown Oklahoma City Thunder did. That has a lot to do with luck. Having the second pick the 2007 draft for starters but the opportunity of drafting a like Kevin Durant does not come too often and the Bobcats never have had that opportunity. They have some good players but what they need is a pure scorer like Durant. Kemba led the Bobcats PPG last averaging 17. Henderson added 15 PPG and 6 year veteran Ramon Sessions had 14 PPG. as your leading scorer is not going to cut it. ‘t get me wrong, his scoring ability is crucial to their success but they need a who can average 20+ points per game.

They were hoping that Kidd-Gilchrist would rise to the occasion but he had a rough rookie campaign. The talent is their for Kidd-Gilchrist and he has a lot of time to perfect his jump shot and learn the game. Getting a marquee scorer be ‘s biggest need but his biggest goal be creating a cohesive offense and getting his players to play lockdown defense. As for the offense and, his biggest goal needs to be distributing the basketball better. As the teams point guard, assists are vital and he needs to improve his 5 mark from 2012. It is a good start for but he was a proven winner college and I believe he can build off impressive sophomore. have his work cut out for himself, but he has some role models coaching that have not necessarily coached on the basketball court. Parcells once said he wanted guys who are competitive on their own without the aid of coaches, said. And this league when you’re playing four and five nights a week, there aren’t many times you can address the group and have some magic word to get them to play hard. You either have the right kind of guys or you don’t, he said. When you have guys who are naturally competitive, you have the opportunity to build the kind of culture that you want. and the Bobcats certainly that they have those kind of players. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

We have two towns, Janesville and Beloit, about 160 people that county

And around here they seem to think money grows on tree. They waste and spend with reckless abandon and they’re losing sight of the fact that this money comes from a person’s paycheck. It comes from a family that Jaromir Jagr Jersey is struggling to put bread on the table, get vacation for their kids, get their family growing. Then they’re paying their taxes to the IRS, and then the IRS wastes it. And I ‘t think that they think about that when they spend all this money. SUSTEREN: I sometimes wonder if the media is complicit the whole poisoned culture, because the media refers to waste of $50 million over a two-year period, they call that chump change, because I suppose the grand scheme of things when we’re talking billions and trillions, it’s chump change. But it really isn’t. : Yes. SUSTEREN: The media sort of is dismissive sometimes about that. : I live Rock County, Wisconsin.

We have two towns, Janesville and Beloit, about 160 people that county. The increase the money they’re asking for, our taxpayers, all the working taxpayers that county that I come from wouldn’t be enough to cover the increase spending they’re asking for. that’s basically saying we’re asking everybody Rock County, Wisconsin, 160 people, these working families to pay all their federal taxes we can spend it on increase the IRS. What they are not looking at is the hardworking taxpayers are actually paying this money, working for this money. And that’s what we are trying to impress on these folks. And I’ve got Jarret Stoll Jersey to tell you, we are not going to give them this spending increase and we’re not going to give them all of these additional IRS employees that they are asking for, especially since they continually waste this money. SUSTEREN: What I ‘t understand, and with all due respect to Congress, is that Congress does have the job of oversight, and we’re talking about years and years and years of just unbelievable spending by the IRS on these conferences.

They are really parties. If you work here this town, you know they are parties. Where is the oversight Congress? : Quite frankly we have kept their budget a bit flat the last few years. We took over Congress 2010. We started putting budgets down and started cutting spending. You have to remember Pelosi controlled Congress from 2008 to 2010 when they had bigger budgets. we started cutting their spending and doing this oversight. The reason we know these things we all know is because Congress over the last two years has been doing oversight. The reason we know about the IRS scandal is because Congress had the inspector general do this study. The reason we know about these wasteful dollars is because Congress did this oversight and uncovered this. But we had to get the majority 2010 to start doing that. And this is the result of two years of work that we have already put into this. SUSTEREN: One thing you can’t do, and maybe I’m harsh about this, but it is gotten out of control, because I think people knew they shouldn’t have spent money this way. You ‘t need Wolfgang Puck chef at IRS conference.

And the record is replete with the way money is used. You can’t present evidence to a grand jury to whether there are criminal violations. The choice is either the attorney general of the United States does it or there’s a special prosecutor. far, I haven’t seen a huge appetite on the part of the attorney general. But are you favor of a special prosecutor. If, when? : Not yet. I think there be a time for that. The reason I say not yet is because I want Congress to do its job, to do its oversight. We owe our constituents, the hardworking taxpayers who pay these taxes, that we’ll get to the bottom of this, that we’re going to hold these people accountable, and we’re going to bring some transparency and accountability to this agency and rest of government.

The Red scored four goals for just the second time the last 13

If the best look the Warriors can generate is a semi-contested Curry three, that’s not a bad outcome! I wouldn’t Jason Verrett Jersey trap him or do anything radically different than usual: fight hard through any screen, and go over, not under, it. One strategy that has been under-utilized is a switch heavy scheme. It’s difficult-tress running around guarding Curry is laughable-but on a single possession basis, I think it could work. Assuming the final play isn’t some frantic situation with just a few seconds left, like Curry’s winner against the Thunder, I would try having a small forward guard Green. center is now on Barnes or Iguodala, which is fine since they’re just hanging out the corner. With a small forward on Green, when he sets the high screen for Curry the guarding him can switch, and now a rangy 6 small forward is manning Curry instead of a lead-footed big. that’s plan. Straight-up defense on Curry, but put your best defender on Green for the switch. Sure, the Warriors notice the switch and maybe Curry devise something to get Barnes or Iguodala running free on your center, but at that point you have dictated the Warriors’ play, and that counts as a win! Burneko: Wait, never mind, let’s scrap all this. You can put Steph street clothes and nail him to the bench and it doesn’t even matter, let’s just crown their asses and be done with it.

DETROIT – The Detroit Red ‘ struggling offense got goals from five players Saturday while matching its most productive output of the a 5 victory over the New Islanders at Arena. The victory ended a five-game home streak and was the Red ‘ first win three since the All-Star break. The Red scored five goals for the fifth time this. All five resulted victories. They haven’t scored more than five 52 this. Jurco, Kyle Quincey, Mike Green, Tatar Jeremiah Attaochu Jersey and Dylan Larkin scored to give the Red a 5 lead early the third before the Islanders’ John Tavares ended Petr Mrazek’s shutout bid on a power play with 15 left. Larkin’s goal was his team-leading 18th of the. Mrazek finished with 28 saves. Before beating the Islanders, the Red had scored an average of 2 goals their previous 12 and had two or fewer seven times that stretch. HIGHLIGHTS ? Athanasiou, who was recalled from Grand Rapids on Friday, picked up his first career assist on Tatar’s goal. It was his second NHL point six? When Green scored during a 5-on-3 power play the second period, it gave the Red five goals their previous nine power plays against the Islanders, who had killed 27 of 29 their last penalties entering the game? The Red had just five shots the first period but Jurco and Quincey scored on two of them to give Detroit a 2 lead after 20 minutes. It was Jurco’s third goal of the and Quincey’s second?

The Red ‘ 4 lead after two periods marked the first time they had done that after 40 minutes since opening night, when Justin Abdelkader had a hat trick a 4 win over the Leafs? The Red scored four goals for just the second time the last 13. The other occasion was during a 4 victory over the Islanders. 25 at Barclays Center. LOWLIGHTS ? The second intermission was extended 36 minutes when one of the Zambonis dragged a net mooring out to the blue line and left a rut the ice. The ice had to be repaired front of the net the Red defended to start the third period, causing the second intermission to last 54 minutes. The teams switched ends after the first whistle following the 10-minute the third. NOTES ? The Red have yet to score a short-handed goal this. The 52 without a shorthanded goal is longest drought to start a team history. They’re also the only team the NHL this without a short-handed goal? It was 45 years ago today the Red traded Unger to the St. Blues for Red Berenson and Tim Ecclestone.

What do Curiosity

What do Curiosity, the Hiroshima bomb, Cox and a bunch of scientists and ex-scientists under the moniker ‘Occam’s Typewriter’ have common? Scientists at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrate the safe Milan Lucic Jersey landing of the Curiosity rover on . Photograph: Dovarganes AP I set alarm for 6 am on Monday 6 2012 I would wake time to follow the live feed of the landing of Nasa’s Curiosity rover on . As a scientist who is also a bit of a , this is the sort of thing I like to do. Back I got up even earlier to catch a glimpse of the last transit of that occur lifetime. I won’t go into the details of the Curiosity landing – immense technical achievement – since it has already been widely reported.

But as I watched the rows Patrice Bergeron Jersey of tense, blue-shirted staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory suddenly leap and whoop and hug when news of the successful touchdown reached them, and their excitement rippled across the web into dimly lit bedroom, I noticed the date at the top of computer screen. And I realised that the landing had occurred on the anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb. I took to Twitter to note the coincidence: 6 67 years ago today, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. # curiosity landing a far, far better use of human technology.

The tweet went viral – at least by standards. By the end of the day, it had been re-tweeted across the world over 1 times. I also picked up about 100 new followers, though they’ll drift away once they realise tweets are rarely pithy. Most people simply repeated message; like me they didn’t pause to think the matter through very deeply. our defence the medium is better suited to reflex than reflection, but there were a few thoughtful souls who raised interesting questions that began to fill the grey shades absent from black-and-white tweet. One noted that Curiosity rely on -life nuclear batteries to propel itself across the surface of , highlighting upside of the discovery of nuclear fission. Others defended the bombing itself, arguing that it had ultimately saved countless lives by hastening the end of the second world war, a point of view that is debated even today. As ever science, things get complicated very quickly and a tweet can only be a starting point for a proper discussion.