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North Carolina is seemingly not affected by the financial crisis in America, if they were they wouldn’t have just given a five-year, $42.5 million extension to Jake Delhomme today. The same Jake Delhomme who is 34 years old and threw 5 interceptions and lost 1 fumble in their last playoff game a few months ago. I know the Panthers are saying they did this to clear cap space but I can’t help but think they’re wasting a ton of money. Jake is guaranteed $20 million dollars in this deal and is undoubtedly on the downside of his career.
I seriously doubt Delhomme would have gotten a rich contract like this if the Panthers let his deal expire and he decided to test the waters with another team. Unless Jake turns in a huge season this year or next, I’m pretty sure Carolina is going to cut him before he gets into the later years of this deal, but they still have to eat that $20 million at the end of the day.
Sunday’s edition of ESPN’s Outside The Lines featured the familiar story of athletes and their miscellaneous offspring sprinkled throughout the country.
The segment starts with Travis Henry, who is infamous for having nine children with nine different women. What makes the story even more interesting is the fact that Henry is no longer in the NFL, has been indicted for trafficking drugs, and has no money to keep up with $17,000 per month in child support. To make matters worse a woman named Vanessa Colbert says Henry is the father of her twin girls… which makes 11 children for him.
Later in the segment ESPN spoke to the mothers of Dwight Howard and Jason Caffey’s children. The absolute saddest moment of the entire thing, was Jason Caffey’s 15 year old son who has only met his dad once. He keeps a basketball card of his father in his wallet….
TV analysts and sportswriters have always tripped over themselves to declare Marvin Harrison as a better player, and team mate than Terrell Owens. After observing both of them for many years, I’ve always thought the exact opposite.
I believe it’s really interesting that Marvin was released from the Colts weeks ago, and has yet to sign with a new squad. There have been rumors that teams are interested, but there hasn’t been any solid news of anyone beating down his door. So if Marvin is the better player, the better team mate, and the all-around character guy …. why did the team cancer with rapidly declining skills secure a deal first?
From the moment Terrell Owens was released from the Cowboys early this morning, the speculation as to where he’d land next was instantly the talk of the town. But just as quickly as the questions mounted, various general managers in the NFL stated they were not interested in the services of Owens.
The following list compiled by Pro Football Talk are teams who have officially gone on record saying they are not interested. (this thing is updated every few hours as new teams speak to the press).
The Dallas Cowboys.
The New York Giants.
The Washington Redskins.
The Baltimore Ravens.
The San Francisco 49ers.
The Minnesota Vikings.
The Atlanta Falcons.
The Cleveland Browns.
The San Diego Chargers.
The Philadelphia Eagles.
The New York Jets.
The Tennessee Titans.
The St. Louis Rams.
The New Orleans.
The Houston Texans.
The Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Miami Dolphins.
The Oakland Raiders.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Is this sad or what?
Terrell Owens undoubtedly have hall of fame type stats, and for half the league to immediately say “no thanks” is really sad to see. I’m not saying it’s unfair, because to a certain degree Terrell is responsible for his reputation (along with ESPN), but the only thing we can all agree on is that that this is very unfortunate.
Have you ever raised your hand to give someone daps (or a high five), and they completely ignored you and made you feel stupid.?
Yeah, thats never happened to me either, but it DID happen to Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Larry Fitzgerald made one of those amazing catches he’s known for in the Pro Bowl, and Chris runs over to Larry and raises his hand for some love. The problem is Larry had something else in mind, he completely ignored Cooley and runs over and chest bumps Anquan Boldin.
“He left me stranded and alone with nothing to do but put my head down and feel like a total ass. I mean what do I do at that point? Go find some lineman running down the field and share an Icky Shuffle with him, I don’t think so. At least it was in the end closest to the locker room and I was able to walk straight in.
Before I was able to get in the doors Witten and Jared Allen joined me and they couldn’t even talk in between gasping laughs. I got to admit it was pretty damn funny and we joked about it throughout the halftime break. I started asking Larry and he just says Anquan’s his boy! Anquan said it was dirty though. I told Fitz that the rest of his career it doesn’t matter how good he plays, I will never remember anything besides him dumping on me in 09.”