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Strathclyde Eagle 15-07-2009 10:50 PM

I know some people don't like to mention his name around here, but I'd love to know what g23 thinks of Favre now.

And you know how every time there's a Jordan quitting rumour the "Dave to quite thread?" gets a bump? Every time Favre retires someone here should do the same thing, only to come back shortly after. :cool:

Strathclyde Eagle 15-07-2009 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle
Considered a McNair Ravens jersey for $52.

If you're going to remember him then it has to be a Titans, Oilers or even Alcorn State jersey.

In fact, I don't know what his Alcorn State jersey would have looked like...

http://www.thephatphree.com/_photos/Steve-McNair.jpg

Chester 15-07-2009 10:56 PM

Steve McNair was nearly a Seattle Mariner
Larry Stone
In light of Steve McNair's tragic death over the weekend, I dug up a story I wrote in the Seattle Times on Feb. 7, 2000, a few days after the Tennessee Titans lost Super Bowl XXXIV to the St. Louis Rams in Atlanta, 23-16.
Kind of spooky to think how things would have been different had he signed with the Mariners. Here's the story:
Sports fans in Seattle might not realize how close they came to having Super Bowl quarterback Steve McNair play in this city.
Not for the Seahawks. For the Mariners.
The story begins in Jackson, Miss., in 1991, when Dan Jennings, a Mariner scout assigned to the Southeast, received a call from a bird-dog scout tipping him off to a potential prospect in the tiny town of Mount Olive, Miss.
Jennings had some time to kill between games that day in Jackson and Hattiesburg, so he stopped off in Mendenhall, Miss., to see McNair play a game for Mount Olive High School.
"I walk out there and he's taking infield," recalled Jennings, now the scouting director for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. "There's no other scouts around. I'm thinking, 'Oh, my, the baseball gods have smiled upon me.' His athleticism just jumped out at you."
McNair was a shortstop, raw as could be, but with a cannon arm, power bat and blazing speed. Jennings came back to see him two weeks later and coaxed him to a pre-draft workout, where he was moved to outfield and clearly was the top prospect among the attendees.
"You saw that with some work he could be something special," Jennings said.
On Jennings' recommendation, the Mariners selected McNair in the 35th round, and the scout traveled back to Mount Olive to try to coax him to sign. The Mariners offered a $10,000 signing bonus. Despite Jennings' coaxing of McNair's mother, grandmother and brother, Fred, McNair decided to accept a scholarship to Alcorn State, where Fred had been the star quarterback.
"It got very, very close," Jennings said. "I think in his mind, he certainly entertained it. Had he not been promised the starting job at Alcorn by the new coach, and had his brother not played there, I think we could have certainly done it."
Mariner scouting director Roger Jongewaard recalled that McNair graded out to a 50 as a high-schooler, which corresponds to major-league average. But the Mariners believed that McNair could have developed into a Dave Winfield-type player, or even a top-flight pitcher.
"It's easy to take the high road and say, 'Yeah, he would have made it,"' Jennings said. "Baseball is a much tougher sport to project, especially high-school kids. But the things I look for, he certainly had them. And when you couple that with his makeup, character and determination, I believe he had a good shot."
Jennings ran across McNair four years later at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., following his All-America career at Alcorn State, and before his NFL career with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans.
"I told him, 'I can't tell you whether you would or wouldn't have played in the major leagues, but after watching you here, you made the right decision,"' Jennings said.

Latvian Eagle 16-07-2009 09:31 AM

Is Michael Vick still banged up? And are we likely to see Plax in the NFL this season?

pauldrulez 16-07-2009 10:32 AM

Vick is not banged up, but may be under House Arrest.

We might see Plax but I doubt it.

And I highly doubt we'll be seeing Donte Stallworth any time soon.

Swanny32 16-07-2009 10:48 AM

Someone must take a punt on Burress surely?? He is too good to be left as a free agent twiddling his thumbs. I'd happily have him in Philly

pauldrulez 16-07-2009 11:06 AM

Has he been suspended yet?

I know he was supposed to be, but whether or not it's happened or Lord Goodell is still deciding on a yes or no of it.

Swanny32 16-07-2009 11:11 AM

The guy shot himself for feck sake! Surely it's enough punishment having to live with the embarrassment of doing that! Just let the guy play football.

pauldrulez 16-07-2009 11:14 AM

But, in NY, you are not allowed to carry a unlicensed gun in public.

But,

http://www.examiner.com/x-536-Civil-...onian-gun-laws

Is a good article on it.

elliott 16-07-2009 03:29 PM

If anyone wants anything from football fanatics or anywhere else, give us a shout. I'm in the USA from 22/8 to 4/9 and will bring stuff back (I can't imagine I'm taking many clothes). Drop us a message at some point over the next month and I'll give you the shipping address.

They also have 20% off until 20th of July.

No taking the piss tho. No cleats or shit. And bear in mind that you are waiting til 4th of September for it!

I'm getting a nice new Navy hoodie for my visit. Got to impress them...

Swanny32 16-07-2009 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elliott
If anyone wants anything from football fanatics or anywhere else, give us a shout. I'm in the USA from 22/8 to 4/9 and will bring stuff back (I can't imagine I'm taking many clothes). Drop us a message at some point over the next month and I'll give you the shipping address.

They also have 20% off until 20th of July.

No taking the piss tho. No cleats or shit. And bear in mind that you are waiting til 4th of September for it!

I'm getting a nice new Navy hoodie for my visit. Got to impress them...

Very generous of you Elliott, depending on the funds I might get a black DeSean Jackson jersey sent to you. I'll let you know a little nearer the time though

nookiebear 17-07-2009 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Jeremy Jarmon from UK (University of Kentucky to us)

Love the white Randy Moss on NFL:TA :D

Agree on Favre and Mason.

Bad Luck on Romo. Well, for him anyway.

Jeremy Jarmon has signed for the Redskins :)

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...s&confirm=true

Sounds like the Front Office think they've nabbed a bargain

pauldrulez 17-07-2009 10:59 AM

Schefter (who now doesn't have all his links and stuff handed to him by the NFL),

says that only 6 teams offered picks for him. Only the Redskins offered the 3rd.

Eagles, Bucs, Patriots, Saints and Lions offered 4ths.

Only the Lions would have been ahead of the Skins if they'd all offered 3rd rounders.

Latvian Eagle 17-07-2009 02:21 PM

Elliott that's a very kind offer. I might have to take you up on it. Hmmm decisions decisions!

pauldrulez 19-07-2009 10:46 AM

Elton John announced last night at Gillette that he was going to be the Patriot's honorary captain for Wembley :)

Why I care about that, god knows ;)

jazman 19-07-2009 12:31 PM

Says a lot about the Pats doesn't it .... :o :D

pauldrulez 19-07-2009 12:35 PM

Homophobe. :moo:

Yep, one of the biggest stars in the world. Bit like the Patriots :hi:

Think he has performed at Gillette and watched the Patriots there a few times as well. Good friends with the Kraft family. I think there is a mention in one of the Patriots books about it.

jazman 19-07-2009 12:58 PM

An innocent comment Paul ... a lot worse has been said about the Cowboys on here .... :)

pauldrulez 19-07-2009 10:17 PM

:)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_okSIvb7zcQ...0/romofail.jpg

pauldrulez 19-07-2009 11:01 PM

Enjoying Twitter tonight.

Ocho Cinco is having an argument with someone who is pretending to be him :D

Legendary stuff.

LarryFitz is getting involved as well.

Amazing to watch.


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