CBS NFL analyst Charlie Casserly reported on yesterdayâ€™s pregame show that the NFL sent a memo to all 32 teams last week informing them that home teams are not allowed to tell their cheerleaders to warm up, stretch, or otherwise do anything in front of the visiting team's bench that might distract the players before the game.
Apparently there were concerns around the league that some teams had specifically told their cheerleading units to warm up prior to the game right in front of the visiting team, in hopes that the visiting team's players would be too distracted checking out the cheerleaders... Read More
Barry Bonds will not be a San Francisco Giant next year. Who heâ€™ll be playing for is unknown, but one thing is certain â€“ the man has worn out his welcome in the City by the Bay. After breaking Hank Aaronâ€™s career home run record and having a mediocre season this year by Bondsâ€™ standards, Barry will be looking for a job. Itâ€™s been a long run for him in San Francisco, the team heâ€™ll always be associated with after his career is long over.
A lot of fans are saying that Giants Owner Peter Magowan is abandoning Bonds after his team benefited from all the fame, press and added attendance... Read More
I have two favorite college football teams: Navy and whoever is playing Notre Dame. I am a "homer" in the truest sense of the word which is to say that if Navy were playing against a team composed entirely of Nobel Peace Prize winners, I'd be trying to come up an appropriate taunt that rhymed with "Mandela". Now, I know that our natural rival, the team that should be the target of my most intense ire, is Army.
It is the most natural rivalry in sports, Army vs. Navy : and for four years, I lived and breathed "Beat Army". But graduation, and five years of service taught me that the only... Read More
I donâ€™t know why I am so shocked about something like this. A friend of mine who has worked as a college referee was telling me recently that this kind of thing goes on all the time at the college level. I hope the NFL really cracks down on the Patriots. I understand that they will be heavily fined by the league and will probably lose two draft picks next year â€“ most likely a number two and a number five.
There is no excuse for cheating. We expect our sports teams to be squeaky clean, but as we have learned here, we should never assume for one minute that they are. I wonder how many games... Read More
If you're ever in the Los Angeles area and in need for a serious boxing workout. You will get it at The Broadway Gym! Established in the mid 1970's by the late Bill Slayton, who was a great trainer and mentor to legendary fighters such as the former heavyweight champion, Ken Norton.
Slayton's most recent fighter before he passed that he guided was the former WBO champion Lamon Brewster. Mickey Rourke, the actor, trained at Broadway at one time. The gym is located on the corner of Broadway & 108th street in Los Angeles. It's a typical boxing facility and not made to be flashy because you're there... Read More
When I arrived in New York I called 'The Bronx Bull' on July 3rd 2007. The approximate time was about 9:35am. I tried to refresh his memory that when I got to N.Y. we'd play it by ear to see when we could make arrangements for me to meet him. Well, it didn't work the way I planned it because he didn't remember saying that he'd meet me for an interview. I was losing hope in that moment in time. He only wanted to talk over the phone. (That was cool of him. Better than nothing.) So I tried to remember any of the questions off from the top of my head that I'd had carefully written on paper, which... Read More
Here are the five NFC teams that I believe will be around for the playoffs at the conclusion of the 2007 NFL regular season:
Seattle Seahawks: With Shaun Alexander back and healthy and with the continued improvement of QB Matt Haselback, the rainy city will reign supreme in the NFC West and could roll deep into the playoffs if the defense steps up. A reconfigured offensive line, anchored by Walter Jones, should open holes; a crew of talented receivers, led by Nate Burleson and Ben Obomanu should catch some passes, and a coach whoâ€™s been on the front lines for a long time (Mike Holmgren), could... Read More