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Edenbridge Eagle In Exile 22-01-2009 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Interesting reports from Dallas this week. many rumours about TO, Phillips wanting to increase the fine structure but Jones not approving, the players having very little confidence left in Romo, the fact that they need a player in the Ray Lewis mould to lead the team which they have a distinct lack of and finally question marks over Jason Garretts future. It has been said about Garrett that he has been poor this season and many do not approve of his softly softly approach to Romo. All is not well, if the press are to be believed, or more to the point, the Dallas Evening Post (or News?) ...

Shame..............NOT! :lux: ;)

jazman 22-01-2009 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Edenbridge Eagle In Exile
Shame..............NOT! :lux: ;)

And to think I was supporting the Eagles to beat the Giants ... Glad I changed sides for the championship game then .. ;) :D

Benzhiyi 22-01-2009 06:01 PM

Direct quote from a Julius Peppers' agent on a Carolina radio station:

"Julius loves the Miami Dolphins' defensive scheme and would love to play for the Dolphins."

Don't get too green eyed, Paul, I'm pretty certain we won't be going near him. Funny though.

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile 22-01-2009 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
And to think I was supporting the Eagles to beat the Giants ... Glad I changed sides for the championship game then .. ;) :D

It's a fair cop!!!!! Shame about the G'Men though was it not! :p ;)

pauldrulez 22-01-2009 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Benzhiyi
Direct quote from a Julius Peppers' agent on a Carolina radio station:

"Julius loves the Miami Dolphins' defensive scheme and would love to play for the Dolphins."

Don't get too green eyed, Paul, I'm pretty certain we won't be going near him. Funny though.

Ah, he's average anyway ;)

But seriously that would be a great pickup to go opposite Porter as a LB. Or even as one of the Ends.

I'd be scared for Brady's leg next year.

Have you agreed a deal with Channing Crowder yet? As last thing I saw was that team and player were way apart.

saxoneagle 22-01-2009 08:04 PM

I am going to miss the ENTIRE next season :eek:

Strathclyde Eagle 22-01-2009 08:32 PM

How come?

jazman 22-01-2009 08:49 PM

I'd rather be doing what you're doing though Saxon.

Heard an interesting interview this evening when Tom Brady was interviewed on a local radio network. He excited about the challenges ahead that he faces in rehab although he is disapointed about the challenges that he will not be facing ... don't know if there is anything to read into that but interesting all the same ...

pauldrulez 22-01-2009 08:58 PM

Jaz, post 10612 of this thread has the transcript.

He went there to advertise a product he has been using on his shoulder. And therefore it became his first interview since the injury.

Never heard of the product or ever seen an advert yet its sponsored by LT as well.

pauldrulez 22-01-2009 09:11 PM

Ah, the circus continues, almost literally in Dallas.

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DALLAS -- The first time Michael Irvin watched "American Idol," he loved the concept of giving undiscovered singers the chance to become stars. Now Irvin is doing the same for NFL wannabes.

The Hall of Fame receiver is launching a reality TV show in which 12 "football neophytes" will compete for an impressive grand prize: a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' training camp roster.

"I don't know if you can walk upon any group of guys that wouldn't say they dreamed of playing in the NFL when they were playing in their front yard," Irvin told The Associated Press on Thursday. "So we're going to take a group of guys from their front yard, dwindle them to one and give that guy the opportunity of a lifetime."

The Cowboys confirmed that one of their 80 roster spots will go to the show's winner. The NFL did not immediately return a call.

The show, which doesn't yet have a title, will air this spring on Spike. It is being produced by the same company that's behind "The Biggest Loser" and many other reality TV hits.

Contestants are still being selected. They likely will need a football background -- just not too much. They also must be the right age, size and condition to handle an NFL training camp. The Cowboys open camp in late July in San Antonio.

"We want someone who will have a real opportunity to make the team," Irvin said. He also indicated the better the back story, the better an applicant's chance of making the show.

"You could've played college ball and had to give up for some reason," he said. "You know how many stories are out there of players who for some reason or another had to walk away from the game. ... We want to find those guys."

Irvin will be the host and he expects to have guest appearances from friends like Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Judges will include Jones and former players and coaches.

The show will pit six receivers and six defensive backs. As for how they will compete, all Irvin would say is, "Tune in and watch. It'll be groundbreaking in so many ways."

The winner's biggest payoff will be the fulfillment of playing for the Cowboys. While the rookie minimum is about $300,000, that's only if he makes the team. The salary in training camp is closer to $1,000 a week for an undrafted rookie.

Irvin said this is about far more than money. It's the chance to catch passes from Tony Romo or to line up opposite Terrell Owens.

"What young man do you know that's not going to read (about this show), then head straight to the gym and say, 'I'm going to get ready,'?" Irvin said. "That's how this will inspire people."

Considering the Cowboys are coming off a disappointing season filled with all sorts of turmoil, adding a player more likely to be profiled in "People" than "Sports Illustrated" seems risky. It could be perceived as just another sideshow, like the cameras from HBO's "Hard Knocks" that tracked the team in training camp last year.

Yet Irvin, who hosts a local radio show that spends a lot of time analyzing the Cowboys, dismissed that notion.

"I don't see how you can make this a negative for the Dallas Cowboys," he said. "We all talk of doing good things for the community, for people, giving people opportunities. Jerry has stepped up and said, 'OK, let's do it."'


jazman 22-01-2009 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Jaz, post 10612 of this thread has the transcript.

He went there to advertise a product he has been using on his shoulder. And therefore it became his first interview since the injury.

Never heard of the product or ever seen an advert yet its sponsored by LT as well.

Sorry Paul, missed that. Forgive me but when you do long posts one after the other I rarely read all the way through .. and if it starts about the Pats ... well .. ;) :)

Another player in the news is Tomlinson at the Chargers, rumours that they are reviewing his contract. He has felt the need to post on his own fan site that he has no intention of leaving the club where he started his career and where he wants to end it. But it's not all up to him ....

jazman 22-01-2009 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Ah, the circus continues, almost literally in Dallas.

:D I see what you're saying, but the Cowboys have always been a team that likes to be in the news and on TV. Didn't they have a fly on teh wall series last year in the States?

Saying this though, the suggestion smacks of the one Chelsea did for a couple of years on Sky One. I watched that as I thought it was pretty good ... for players that may not normally get noticed and not in the right place at the right time ...

Anyway, Michael Irvine is a legend. :lux:

pauldrulez 22-01-2009 09:25 PM

Its not a bad idea if it works, but it could be a complete failure.

I'd like to see a team try it over here and look at the teams and find some UK players without them having to travel to the US

saxoneagle 22-01-2009 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Strathclyde Eagle
How come?

Travelling - will be gone mid-August 2009 until mid-March 2010. And then 6 months driving around the US after that which should give me a chance to maybe pick up some new stadiums :D

pauldrulez 22-01-2009 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Sorry Paul, missed that. Forgive me but when you do long posts one after the other I rarely read all the way through .. and if it starts about the Pats ... well .. ;) :)

Another player in the news is Tomlinson at the Chargers, rumours that they are reviewing his contract. He has felt the need to post on his own fan site that he has no intention of leaving the club where he started his career and where he wants to end it. But it's not all up to him ....

Don't worry, i've been keeping Patriots news to a minimum and that shall continue.

It's all Senior Bowl, Draft stuff and important things the rest of the way :)

pauldrulez 22-01-2009 10:19 PM

And for lovers of Pat the Patriot.

http://cachemediasrv.patriots.com/Im...=0&w=190&h=170

Our logo for next season :)

jazman 22-01-2009 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
I'd like to see a team try it over here and look at the teams and find some UK players without them having to travel to the US

I agree. The format for the Chelsea one on Sky One was quite good. Would be interesting if Sky Sports got the idea and managed to get a NFL team interested ....

jazman 22-01-2009 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Don't worry, i've been keeping Patriots news to a minimum and that shall continue.

It's all Senior Bowl, Draft stuff and important things the rest of the way :)

:D Yeah, I'll bet ... ;)

I didn't mean that, we all like to talk about our teams which is why we're all here in the first place and that we all have Palace in common. I just pick and choose what I read as time is valuable ... :p

jazman 22-01-2009 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
And for lovers of Pat the Patriot.

http://cachemediasrv.patriots.com/Im...=0&w=190&h=170

Our logo for next season :)

To me Pat the Patriot gives me the impression that it's aged fag smoking dinner lady riding a patriot missile .... :D :o

pauldrulez 22-01-2009 11:21 PM

Tbh, this off-season, I want to learn as much as possible about some of the lesser known players from teams.

I mean, I know all about the Receivers and the top players etc. But learning more about the lesser players etc.

I'll put us much news on here as I can though.

And i'm going to stop being so annoying if thats possible.

:D


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