2011年8月19日星期五

WOOOOWWWW!An NFL Jersey Number Costs $10,000+

What's an NFL jersey number worth? Well, it depends who you ask. The Birds highest priced free agent this offseason, Nnamdi Asomugha, would have liked Joselio Hansen's No. 21, but after a short conversation, Nnamdi realized the number wasn't worth haggling over, so he simply chose a different number.
One of the Eagles other free agent signings, however, ponied up the cash to get the number he desired.

According to the Eskin family, defensive lineman Jason Babin shelled out in excess of $10,000 to Trevor Laws to get the coveted No. 93. Mind boggling numbers there, literally.

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A quick update on Mike Patterson, per Les Bowen, "Agent JR Rickert says Mike Patterson is out of the hospital and hopes to be cleared to resume normal team activities in a few days."

That's not exactly clearing the situation up a whole lot, but at least Patterson's intentions at this point are to resume football activities in the near future.

Another new Eagle, Evan Mathis, seems to have a pretty entertaining Twitter account, "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta. Wait... I mean damn it feels good to be back on the field."

Nnamdi Asomugha is limby, at least according to Les Bowen, "Nnamdi Asomugha is 80 percent arms and legs. That's a legit 80 percent, I quantified it through my patented formula."

2011年2月15日星期二

Green Bay Packers: 2011 Super Bowl XLV Champion America Strikes Back

The Green Bay Packers capped off an improbable playoff run with a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
However, the Super Bowl was just the culmination of a grueling 20 game schedule that tested every single member of the Packers organization.
Through all the ups and downs and wins and losses, the Packers gave us a memorable 2010-2011 season
Fellow Cheese heads, rejoice! Now I’ve been known to watch some ESPN in my day (read: recently started) and I know better than to ask the question, “Who Needs Bret Favre?!” Though, since he’s recently crossed over into the pop culture realm, I’d answer: the Jets PR team, Hotels.com, future Viagra/Cialis endorsements, etc.
Despite what was a rather tame, less-than-thrilling football game (unless you’re a Packers’ fan, in which case, congrats), and one of the more excruciating “music” moments I can remember, this year’s Super Bowl seemed to have one overarching theme: AMERICA. It seemed that the NFL, on behalf of the unemployed, the hopeless and somewhat optimistic, the discouraged, the proud and the faltering, took it upon themselves to essentially say, “Hello, World!”

In a nation that used to be enraptured by baseball, it seems football has finally reached the crown success as “America’s Sport.” Beginning with the patriotic (and somewhat threatening) reading of the Declaration of Independence, and continuing through a sad rendition of our National Anthem, the theme itself was continued in the advertisements, which weren’t all super, but a few were shining stars.

Numerous outlets have already named the real winner of this year’s Super Bowl as the American car industry, and with a two-minute (estimated cost: a casual $9 million) ad provided by Chrysler, apparently America’s revivalism is starting in Detroit. If Eminem and the man with the baritone voice didn’t inspire your faith in America, perhaps Diddy and the Mercedes Benz commercial did, or even the Bridgestone tire commercial with a rabbit that has your back as long as you don’t make it into road kill.

It was a car-heavy year, but it was also very American in its aspects. The return of the nuclear family with children just behaving as children (how adorable was that Volkswagen ad with little dude Darth Vader?), the promotion of young stars (Justin Bieber is OURS now, Canada), and even our ability to both laugh at and be uncomfortable with man-on-man licking returned (see Doritos).

Post-recession demand for exorbitant spending made a comeback, as did our desire to be seen as the insensitive American bully, as experienced through the Groupon commercials. Making fun of countries in turmoil is both hilarious and American, so eat it Tibet. Seriously though, the Super Bowl had this energy surrounding it (no thanks to The Black Eyed Peas) that smelled strongly of hamburgers and the Fourth of July – the return of American ideals.

Working hard and having it pay off, taking the number one spot back from whoever we thought held it while we teetered for a bit, and doing so in a way that, somehow, cooperates with the idea of democracy. My friend attributed the feeling to a renaissance of the middle class and all that it represents, but I see it more as a national push to return to our “normal” selves, uniting around a place and ideals. Is that not what was supposed to be communicated by having politicians, athletes, American troops, celebrities and artists come together to recite the founding document of our nation? It was the semblance of unity, and while there was an effort made to include socioeconomic and racial diversity (that, in my mind, fell extremely flat), it became clear that we still have a while to go before we get there.

If we’re a nation of and for everyone, of Americans first and every other label second—similar to the title of Super Bowl Champions—then we have to think that way, and overlook a lot more than how much money we make or our position of power and the race component. This isn’t a criticism, it’s a suggestion.

2011年1月23日星期日

Great Job!Green Bay Packers IN 2011 Super Bowl Bound



The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 21-14 in the NFC title game to earn them a slot in the Super Bowl. They will face either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New York Jets in the championship game of the season.Click To buy Super Bowl Packers Jersey 2011 cheap to support packers.

Besides great passing, Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a huge tackle for the win. Hinting at the final outcome, Green Bay scored in the first four minutes of the game.

Chicago lost their quarterback Jay Cutler in the third quarter to a knee injury. Prior, he only threw 6 for 14 for 80 yards and one interception.

The Packers and Bears have had only one previous post-season match-up. The Bears took that title, 33-14, in 1941, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The two teams split the two regular season games. Green Bay beat the Bears 10-3 in the regular season finale, earning the Packers a spot in the playoffs.

Green Bay will travel to Dallas for the Feb. 6 2011 Super Bowl Jersey.

About Green Bay Packers:
The Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL) and are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL.
The Packers are the last vestige of "small town teams" that were once common in the NFL during the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau (thus the name Lambeau Field in which the team plays) and George Whitney Calhoun, the Green Bay Packers can trace their lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. In 1919 and 1920 the Packers competed as a semi-professional football team against clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest. They joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1921, the forerunner to what is known today as the National Football League (NFL).

2011年1月20日星期四

FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year nominees


The NFL announced that quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year honors, and running backs Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs, Arian Foster of the Houston Texans and Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.



Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx until Friday, January 28 at 9 pm ET to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.
The FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players nfl jerseys wholesale of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, February 2 at a press conference during the week of Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. FedEx will make a $25,000 donation in each winning player's name to their local Safe Kids coalition during the week leading up to Super Bowl. As part of the program during the season, FedEx supported local Safe Kids coalitions by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players' names to their communities. The funding was used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training for children.
A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year finalists:






Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons

Turner led the NFC in rushing with 1,371 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed 334 times, the most in the NFL in 2010. Turner played in all 16 games, starting 15 of them, helping the Falcons win the NFC South and lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the Playoffs. In Week 14, he had 28 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns in the 31-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Turner was nominated for four FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week awards in 2010.






Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Brady finished the season completing 65.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 3,900 yards and 36 touchdowns. Brady threw only four interceptions in his 492 passes (0.81 percent), marking the third-best interception percentage in NFL history. He owns an active streak of 335 consecutive passes without an interception, the longest streak in NFL history, and passed for at least two touchdowns with no interceptions in the last nine games, the longest streak in league annals. In addition, he became only the seventh player to throw a TD pass in all 16 games of a season. Brady was nominated for five FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week awards in 2010, winning once.





Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles rushed for 1,467 yards and averaged 6.38 yards per carry (230 carries), helping the Kansas City Chiefs win the AFC West title and reach the playoffs. Charles joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (291 attempts, 1,863 yards, 6.40 yards per carry in 1963) as the only players in NFL history to have at least 1,400 rushing yards and average more than 6.30 yards per carry in a single season. Charles played in all 16 games and had five rushing touchdowns including a 56-yard touchdown in Week 1. He was nominated for four FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week awards in 2010, winning once.





Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Rivers led the NFL in passing with 4,710 yards, the 10th-most in a single season. With 2,649 passing yards through Week 8, Rivers set an NFL record for the most passing yards through a quarterback's first eight games of a season. His 1,562 passing yards during October set an NFL record for the most passing yards in the month. Rivers completed an NFL-leading 66 passes of at least 20 yards. Twelve of those went for touchdowns, second-most in the league. And he set a career high with six 300-yard games. Rivers was nominated for three FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week awards in 2010.





Arian Foster, Houston Texans

Foster led the NFL in rushing with 1,616 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. During Week 1, Foster scored three touchdowns and rushed for a team-record 231 yards, a total that marks the second-best Kickoff Weekend rushing performance since 1933. He became the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 200 yards and three touchdowns on Kickoff Weekend. Foster was nominated for three FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week awards in 2010, winning twice.





Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers finished in the top 10 in nearly every major passing category this season, posting a 101.2 passer rating (third-highest), passing for 3,922 yards (seventh-highest), throwing 28 touchdowns (tied for sixth), posting a 65.7 completion percentage (sixth), and throwing 40 25-yard passes (second). Rodgers' 3,922 passing yards this season brought his total in three seasons as a starter to 12,394, ranking second in NFL history behind only Kurt Warner (12,612, 1999-2001)for the most passing yards by a quarterback in his first three seasons as a starter. Rodgers posted a passer rating of at least 110.0 during Week 9 & Weeks 11-13 making him him the only quarterback since 1970 to post a passer rating of at least 110.0 in four consecutive games in back-to-back seasons. Rodgers was nominated for three FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week awards in 2010, winning twice.

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2011年1月4日星期二

Raiders: Tom Cable out

(01-04) 20:55 PST -- An 8-8 record, the Raiders' best mark since 2002, was not good enough for owner Al Davis, as he informed Tom Cable on Tuesday night that the team will not pick up the option in the head coach's contract.

Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson will become the head coach, a source close to Jackson said. Raiders senior executive John Herrera, however, there was no second announcement coming.

"We have not talked to anybody yet," Herrera said. "Nothing has been done. This was the decision that had to be made first."

A phone call to Cable was not returned.

Oakland had until Jan. 17 to decide whether to pick up a two-year option in Cable's contract. Cable, who started with the Raiders as an offensive line coach, finishes 17-27 as head coach since replacing Lane Kiffin on an interim basis in 2008.

"The Raiders express gratitude to Tom Cable for his contributions in his four seasons as an assistant and as head coach of the Silver and Black," the team said in a statement.

The Raiders finished 8-8, 6-0 in the AFC West. It was the first time since the 1970 merger that a team has gone undefeated in its division and not made the playoffs. Davis probably will cite the 2-8 record outside of the AFC West, as well as a franchise-record 1,276 yards in penalties, as reasons for letting Cable walk.

Jackson, 45, was pursued earlier in the day by the 49ers, who asked the Raiders and were granted permission to interview him for their vacant head-coaching job.

Davis brought in Jackson last year to take over the play-calling duties from Cable and the Raiders more than doubled their point total from 2009 (197 to 410). Running back Darren McFadden had a breakout season, fourth-round pick Jacoby Ford made big plays at receiver and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, and quarterback Jason Campbell responded after a rocky start to the season.

The 410 points were the sixth most in the NFL and the sixth most scored in a season in franchise history

Moments before he was told he was being let go, Cable made a regularly scheduled appearance on Sirius Radio.

"It's out of my hands," Cable told hosts Brian McGovern and Marty Schottenheimer. "Make no mistake about it: I want to be head coach of the Oakland Raiders. If that's not to be, by someone else's decision, then I'll be a head coach somewhere else. If not, I'll coach the (offensive) line for somebody, and I can do that pretty darn good. But I want to be the head coach here."

Cable is the only Raiders head coach besides Jon Gruden to survive more than 32 games under Davis since the team returned to Oakland before the 1995 season.

"I think I've proved that I can be a head coach in this league," Cable said on Sirius, "and succeed and win. It's not always easy, but it's part of the deal. ... I think I've proven that I can handle it and get it done under some tough circumstances."

This season was the first time since 2002 that the Raiders didn't lose at least 11 games. An elated Cable said after Sunday's win at Kansas City and again Monday that "we're not losers anymore."

That did not go over well with Davis, a source on the team said.

Cable has had a tenuous hold on the job, as the Raiders left the coach in limbo for weeks after last season. The 2009 season was marred by an investigation into whether he assaulted assistant Randy Hanson and allegations of a history of violence toward women.

2010年12月24日星期五

Kings finally beat the Oilers in a shootout, 3-2


The Kings ended a peculiar streak against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, going to the sixth

round of a sudden-death shootout for a 3-2 victory that goaltender Jonathan Quick sealed with a

glove save of an Andrew Cogliano shot.

The Oilers had won their previous five games against the Kings in Staples Center since Dec. 3, 2007, all

in shootouts.

But when Jarret Stoll's sixth-round shot got a piece of Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk before dribbling

over the line for a goal, and Quick snuffed Cogliano, the Kings snapped that streak and gave Terry

Murray his 100th win as KEdmonton's Jordan Eberle and the Kings' Dustin Brown each scored goals in the first three rounds of the shootout, which ended in a 1-1 tie.

The Kings played the final 26 seconds of overtime a man down after taking a penalty for too many men on the ice, and the threesome of Rob Scuderi, Drew Doughty and Michal Handzus barely killed it off.

Quick made one nice save in the final seconds, and Edmonton's Dustin Penner was unable to get his stick on Sam Gagner's pass through the crease as time expired.

The Oilers took a 2-1 lead at the 4:25 mark of the third period when Jean-Francois Jacques re-directed a Theo Peckham shot from the blue line through traffic past Quick for his first goal of the season.

But the Kings countered 20 seconds later when Jack Johnson, who had fallen to his knees in the left faceoff circle, got up in time to take a pass from Wayne Simmonds and fire a wrist shot past Dubnyk for a 2-2 tie.

Both teams scored power-play goals in the second period, the Oilers taking a 1-0 lead on Taylor Hall's wrist shot from the left side that slipped under Quick's right pad at the 1:39 mark, and the Kings evening the score on Justin Williams' goal at the 8:31 mark.

How rare was the 11th goal of the season by Hall, the 19-year-old whiz kid of a winger who was the first overall pick in the 2010 draft?

The Kings had allowed only two power-play goals in 50 tries in their first 14 home games, a 96% penalty-kill rate that was the best home mark in the NHL, and they successfully fought off another penalty in the first.

But a hooking infraction by the Kings' Michal Handzus gave Edmonton a man-advantage at the 1:22 mark of the second, and the Oilers capitalized with Hall's shot from the left circle.

A high-sticking penalty by Edmonton's Linus Omark gave the Kings a power play at the 7:42 mark of the second.

The Kings took advantage with Williams' 13th goal, which was set up by Handzus, who took a pass from Johnson at the blue line and flicked the puck to Williams driving down the left side.

Williams shielded Ladislav Smid with his body and beat Dubnyk glove-side with a wrist shot for a 1-1 tie and his 30th point in his 33rd game this season.

Williams had 29 points in 49 games last season.

Johnson recorded his 13th power-play assist of the season, and Handzus' assist was his fourth in the last five games.

The Kings caught a break later in the period when the Oilers' Magnus Paajarvi took a pass from Penner in the crease, but Paajarvi's point-blank shot hit the post, and Quick covered up with 6:25 left in the period.

Play was a little ragged in a scoreless first period marked by incomplete passes, pucks bouncing off skates and a feisty scrap between Kings winger Kyle Clifford and Peckham, who each got a few good shots in before Peckham dragged Clifford to the ice.

It took a little more than seven minutes for Edmonton to register its first shot on goal in the game.

The Kings weren't exactly peppering the Oilers' net either, with nine shots in the period compared to six for Edmonton.

The Kings got a scare with about 31/2 minutes left in the first, when Scuderi got smacked in the face by Tom Gilbert's stick as he fell to the ice next to his net.

Scuderi crashed into the boards and was slow to get up, but he managed to skate to the Kings bench and returned to action and took his regular shifts in the second and third periods.ings coach.

After having lost their previous five games at home to Edmonton in the format, they prevail in six rounds to give Terry Murray his 100th win as Kings coach.


2010年12月16日星期四

Brett Favre :Leave or Stay??


"If it is meant to be over, so be it," the injured 41-year-old told a news conference at the Vikings' Minnesota practice facility.

"I am not going to beat myself over it one way or the other," added Favre, who has endured a series of hard hits in what he has said would be his last NFL season.

"I think of it, and I include this year, as 20 great years, good and bad," the former Green Bay Packer said of a career that twice brought him out of retirement to play first for the New York Jets and then the Vikings.

But his record-breaking career may have ended when he got hit during a game against the Buffalo Bills on Dec 5. Numbness in his throwing hand and a shoulder injury have since kept Favre on the sidelines.

His NFL record of 297 consecutive starts ended Monday against the New York Giants, and Favre said Thursday it was unlikely he would play this Monday against the Chicago Bears.

"There's no way I would even consider (playing) with those symptoms," he said. "It would be foolish to even think that way."

His injuries, along with the Vikings' decision to put back-up Tarvaris Jackson on injured reserve with a toe injury, have left questions over who will start against the Bears.

Favre, who said he will remain with the team whether he plays or not, would like to see rookie Joe Webb get the call.

"We'll see," interim coach Leslie Frazier told reporters when asked if Webb would be the starter. "Just give it a couple of days.... We'll see what happens."

The other choice would be journeyman Patrick Ramsey, signed by the Vikings on Thursday. But Ramsey has not played in an NFL game since 2008 and his last start came in 2005.
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