Archive for July 21st, 2011
That NFL sign is nice huh………
League’s owners have done their part in ending the four month NFL lockout.
All 31 team owners ratified a new labor agreement Thursday.
According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell the Hall of Fame game in Canton between the Rams and Bears has been canceled but “if approved [by players], training facilities will re-open as soon as this weekend,” said Commissioner Roger Goodell.
There are also no early opt-out clauses.
The new league year is expected begin next Wednesday.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Hall of Fame game between St. Louis and Chicago has been canceled despite owners voting in favor of a tentative deal to end the lockout, pending player approval.
The Rams and Bears originally were scheduled to open their training camps this weekend and play in the Hall of Fame game to open the preseason schedule on Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio.
Goodell says Thursday that the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will go on as planned but says “the time is just too short” to have the teams prepare and play the game as scheduled.
*********************Update 2 ********************* Well, I guess I jumped the gun. The guys gave to agree on the deal and by the look of some of these tweets, it looks like the guys aren’t too please with the terms.
Steelers S (and player rep) Ryan Clark (@RealRClark25)
“The owners want u to believe that they have been extremely fair everywhere and this is their “olive branch” to finalize it. Media mind games”
“Hey guys just so yall know the news that just came out a couple minutes ago doesn’t mean the lockout is over….we all wanna play ball but no one is gonna sign off on some BS”
Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (@A_Cromartie31)
Mane I’m exhausted with all the CBA talks…I’m ready to jus play ball again…
Giants CB Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24)
“It’s not over people, don’t believe the hype, but we close”
Saints RB Heath Evans (@HeathEvans)
“Here is what the “Real” fans need 2 know: The owners tried 2 slip many things n2 the CBA “they” voted on that were NEVER agreed 2! #PRPlay”
Panthers DB Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21)
“The NFL is not Suge Knight…they not gonna hang us out a window and make us sign something lol”
Packers LB Nick Barnett (@NickBarnett)
“Starting to hear that the deal is not as sweet as media made it seem… Here we go again”
Redskins DE Vonnie Holliday (@therealholliday)
“Please don’t get excited about that press conference. The owners have agreed on a deal we the players have not seen! This is not consistent With where we thought we were yesterday!”
“Look guys I have no reason to lie! The truth of the matter is we got tricked, duped, led astray, hoodwinked, bamboozled!”
Thankfully, it sounds like she’s okay.
“Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman just fell victim to the brutal Los Angeles streets — TMZ has learned a car she was traveling in just got banged up in a 3-car pileup!
Sources close to Tami tell us — the reality star had just been picked up from the airport by a car service … when a driver slammed into the car BEHIND Tami’s car … causing a chain reaction collision.
Tami was in the front car — which sustained massive rear-end damage.
We’re told Tami was not injured in the crash — but she has since tweeted, “I have a major headache!”
This was such a shame. Video shows 2 girls arguing over a seat. Mom swung her bag over her shoulder then sprays what appears to be mace in the other woman’s face all while screaming something that was hard to understand That is when fighting began. I assume she thought the mace would render the other girl helpless as she escaped the train, but the other lady took the mace in like it was Binaca. The video says other people on the train took care of the baby. When they are done one is seen looking around and finding her hair that was lost in the melee.
DETROIT – Hall-of-Fame basketball player turned businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson is joining a Detroit venture capital company led by Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert.
Johnson says in a statement Thursday he wants “to have a positive impact on the biggest downtown in my home state.” The ex-NBA star and Lansing native is joining Detroit Venture Partners as a general partner and plans to invest millions of dollars.
The early stage venture capital business focuses on entrepreneurship and technology to create jobs in Detroit.
Gilbert owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
Last year, he moved the headquarters of his online retail mortgage lender to downtown Detroit from the suburbs. He has actively courted other businesses to do the same.
Source: Brandon Sun