Aug 31, 2011

Daily link roundup: Joe Namath is still the king of talking

NFL NEWS

– If Joe Namath doesn’t like you, Joe Namath will tell everyone. Sorry, Plax.

– Niners RB Frank Gore finally signed a three-year, $21 million contract extension. Coach Jim Harbaugh said that someone should make a movie out of Frank Gore’s life “because it’s an awesome story.” Justin Long as Jed York. Calling it now.

– Although Cincinnati RB Cedric Benson said he’d be serving his 20-day prison sentence during the bye week, he’s apparently already in jail as of late Tuesday. Just getting amped for the year with a little preseason jail time.  Continue reading »

Aug 30, 2011

Daily link roundup: Mike Vick takes it to the bank

NFL NEWS

– Mike Vick’s makin’ it rain after signing a six-year, $100 million contract with the Eagles. Somewhere, DeSean Jackson is smashing chairs against the wall.

– Titans CB Tommie Campbell plans on making the most of his shot at the NFL, after working as a janitor at Pittsburgh International Airport. The fortitude it takes to clean bathrooms day after day put basically everything else to shame.

– Yet another group of former players are suing the NFL and its affiliated helmet companies for willfully concealing the long-term effects of brain trauma. If only they could remember what those effects are…

– The Vikings’ stadium contract expires on Feb. 1, and there is growing concern among the owners that a deal may not be struck. LA has Zygi Wilf on speed dial. Also, Wilf … what does that stand for? Continue reading »

Aug 29, 2011

Daily link roundup: Arian Foster thinks you all are sick

Note: I apologize for the brevity of today’s links. A pretty slow news day combined with the fact that I am sick as hell means you’ll have to live with this. Go read a real newspaper or something.

NFL NEWS

– If you wished Arian Foster well (hamstring injury) so he could come back and run it for your fantasy team, he hates you.

– The Raiderettes’ swimsuit calendar is out. One of the Raiderettes is named Chenel. Yup, that sounds right. Continue reading »

Aug 28, 2011

Daily link roundup: The ghost of JaMarcus

NFL NEWS

– The Raiders have asked Terrelle Pryor not to take the No. 2 jersey because of its association with JaMarcus Russell. That, and JaMarcus is probably still wandering the streets of Baton Rouge wearing it.

Roger Goodell will not punish Titans WR Kenny Britt for his myriad arrests during the lockout. That’s nice, but I’m sure Britt will give Goodell a reason to punish him soon anyway. Dude’s done everything from eluding police apprehension to promising to pay a friend’s bail and not doing it. That is not cool.

– Wes Welker left the game last night with a neck injury. Hopefully the world is not deprived of its best white wide receiver for long. He just has such great hands! Continue reading »

Aug 27, 2011

Daily link roundup: In a fightin’ mood

NFL NEWS

– 49ers RB Frank Gore, who still doesn’t have a deal, reportedly “snapped” at the assistant coaches. Oh god no. Not snapping! Behavior worthy of only turtles.

– Ravens WR Tandon Doss broke up a fight at Five Guys before the Thursday’s game against the Redskins. Maybe the people fighting were as mad about the peanuts as me. Why the hell do you have peanuts? I’m going to be eating ten pounds of delicious fries in five minutes. YOU’RE SPOILING MY APPETITE AND MAKING A MESS.

– In honor of yesterday’s ‘What if Mike Vick was white,’ Deadspin brings you ‘What if Mike Vick was …‘ photoshops. The Michele Bachmann eyes one is terrifying beyond words. Continue reading »

Aug 26, 2011

Daily link roundup: Reggie Wayne questions your education

NFL NEWS

Reggie Wayne was none too pleased with the suggestion that the reanimated corpse of Kerry Collins could be the  Colts’ starting QB. Most of his points are legit (Collins is no Manning — duh — and that he doesn’t know their playbook yet), but Wayne’s disrespect for Collins’ Penn St. education is a little ridiculous. Reggie, you went to Miami. Come on now.

– ESPN wonders aloud what Michael Vick’s life would be like if he was white … and accompanies it with a photoshop of what they think a white Mike Vick would look like. Answer: Vanilla Ice.

– T-Pry signed a four-year deal with the Raiders. Yup, gonna want to lock that down. Continue reading »

Aug 25, 2011
Mike Silver

On Air with KNBR’s Morning Show with Murph & Mac

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Aug 25, 2011
Mike Silver

Mile High Club interview

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Aug 25, 2011
Mike Silver

Interview on ESPN Boston

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Aug 25, 2011

Daily link roundup: Ochocinco is Mason Foster’s sugar daddy

NFL NEWS

Chad Ochocinco plans on reimbursing rookie Mason Foster for the $20,000 fine incurred for his hit on The Ocho. He told Roger Goodell of his intentions via twitter. I say up the drama. Next time, carrier pigeon.

– Hey, remember how the NFL was going to do HGH testing this year? Yeah, that’s probably not gonna happen for a while.

– Lions rookie WR Nate Hughes (Alcorn State) also happens to be a registered nurse. I imagine an average day in his life going something like this: Hey, does this mole look kinda weird to you? How about this one? Could you maybe just take a look at this weird thing on my back real quick?

– Ravens rookie Torrey Smith was recording a promo for his alma mater Maryland when the earthquake hit. He was standing in a nice, safe field, so naturally he made a run for it. (Bonus points for the guy on the lawnmower who clearly thought his mower had been possessed by the devil.) Continue reading »

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