Archive for April 19, 2007

Tidbits

Posted in Blogroll, NFL, Roger Goodell on April 19, 2007 by jweiler

1) Just a couple of quick notes here. First, kudos to Bomani Jones of ESPN’s page 2, for pointing out the absurdity of the $100,000 fine the NFL levied against Brian Urlacher for wearing a baseball cap during Super Bowl week that had a non-NFL sponsor on it. When I heard this fine reported on Mike and Mike this morning, I was surprised at how little attention they gave it. Surely, I thought, they would comment on how steep that number is in comparison with the amount the NFL usually fines players for doing things like stomping on other guys’ heads. Well, Jones did the leg work and pointed out the following:

Urlacher was fined a whopping $100,000 for wearing a hat promoting vitaminwater at Super Bowl media day. That’s more than the total fines against Bill Romanowski for kicking Larry Centers, spitting on J.J. Stokes, breaking Kerry Collins’ jaw with an illegal hit and three separate illegal hits and a punch on Tony Gonzalez.

Well, that about tells us everything we need to know about the NFL’s priorities. For the record, the NFL is playing “the kind of gangsta” that is “to be respected” in Jones’ view:

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1st Annual TSF NBA Post-Season Awards

Posted in Caron Butler, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards on April 19, 2007 by Dax-Devlon Ross

The TSF Voting Methodology:

Three (3) points were awarded for every first place vote in a given category

Two (2) points were awarded for every second place vote in a given category

One (1) point was awarded for every third place vote in a given category

Each member of The Starting Five was asked to submit their top three choices in each category: MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Comeback Player, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

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