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  • #31
    ARLEN SPECTER NOT DONE WITH THE NFL

    Posted by Michael David Smith on October 29, 2008, 12:03 p.m.

    U.S. Senator Arlen Specter hasn’t said much about Spygate recently, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the NFL.

    The New York Times reports that a group of Senators, led by Specter, sent Commissioner Roger Goodell a letter Tuesday criticizing the league for showing some games exclusively on NFL Network. According to the senators, the NFL should have seen that putting last season’s Week 17 Patriots-Giants game on free network TV was a success, and taken from that game the lesson that the NFL belongs on network television.

    “We are disappointed that, rather than building on this success, the NFL will return to restricting games,” the letter read, according to the Times. “That the NFL would choose to have fewer viewers for select games again this year is an indication of its interest in moving toward a pay television model.”

    Several cable companies have butted heads with the league over NFL Network. Comcast is one of those cable companies and has also been a major donor to Specter’s election campaigns.

    This year’s first NFL Network game is Broncos at Browns on Thursday, November 6.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
      ARLEN SPECTER NOT DONE WITH THE NFL

      Posted by Michael David Smith on October 29, 2008, 12:03 p.m.

      U.S. Senator Arlen Specter hasn’t said much about Spygate recently, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the NFL.

      The New York Times reports that a group of Senators, led by Specter, sent Commissioner Roger Goodell a letter Tuesday criticizing the league for showing some games exclusively on NFL Network. According to the senators, the NFL should have seen that putting last season’s Week 17 Patriots-Giants game on free network TV was a success, and taken from that game the lesson that the NFL belongs on network television.

      “We are disappointed that, rather than building on this success, the NFL will return to restricting games,” the letter read, according to the Times. “That the NFL would choose to have fewer viewers for select games again this year is an indication of its interest in moving toward a pay television model.”

      Several cable companies have butted heads with the league over NFL Network. Comcast is one of those cable companies and has also been a major donor to Specter’s election campaigns.

      This year’s first NFL Network game is Broncos at Browns on Thursday, November 6.
      is the game only gonna be on NFL neetwork.. or will it be on locally too? if the NFL goes to a pay to watch leauge. i guess i am gonna be done as a fan cause i aint gonna pay to watch it.l

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      • #33
        I am assuming that it will be shown locally as well.

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        • #34
          thanks Junkman good stuff

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          • #35
            Originally posted by oubronco View Post
            thanks Junkman good stuff
            Not a problem.

            It seemed like we needed a thread for non-Bronco NFL news and rumors.

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            • #36
              COLTS’ MARLIN JACKSON OUT FOR SEASON

              Posted by Michael David Smith on October 30, 2008, 1:46 p.m.

              The Indianapolis Colts have an uphill climb ahead of them just to get to the postseason. And if they are going to the playoffs, they’re going without one of their defensive starters.

              Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting that colts cornerback Marlin Jackson suffered a torn ACL and torn meniscus cartilage at Wednesday’s practice. He will need at least one knee surgery and is out for the season.

              Jackson, a fourth-year player out of Michigan, started all seven games for the Colts this season and all 16 last season.

              The Indianapolis Star reports that Tim Jennings is expected to replace Jackson in the starting lineup and that the Colts may re-sign cornerback Keiwan Ratliff to take Jackson’s spot on the roster.

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              • #37
                http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

                Kerney now out for ailing Seahawks

                RENTON, Wash. (AP)—Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney is out indefinitely and getting a second look at what’s wrong with his surgically repaired shoulder. It’s the latest in an epidemic of injuries for the teetering Seattle Seahawks.

                Coach Mike Holmgren said Friday morning on his radio show that Kerney is returning to Alabama to see Dr. James Andrews. Andrews is the surgeon who repaired torn labrum cartilage in Kerney’s left shoulder after last season. The Seahawks’ top pass rusher re-injured the shoulder in last weekend’s win at San Francisco.

                Holmgren told KIRO he hoped to know when—or if—Kerney can play again this season by Tuesday. Darryl Tapp and rookie Lawrence Jackson will start at ends in Sunday’s game against Philadelphia

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                • #38
                  Now there is a team that has been decimated by injuries this year.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
                    Now there is a team that has been decimated by injuries this year.
                    Makes not signing Kearney seem a little bit smarter.

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                    • #40
                      PACKERS SIGN AARON RODGERS TO LONG-TERM DEAL

                      Posted by Michael David Smith on October 31, 2008, 2:45 p.m.

                      The Green Bay Packers have announced that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed a long-term contract extension.

                      The extension locks Rodgers up through the 2014 season, General Manager Ted Thompson said in the team’s statement.

                      “As we talked about in the past, we try to be proactive in our discussions with our current players and we felt like this was an appropriate time to try to come to an agreement with Aaron,” Thompson said. “We feel like this is good for the organization and the players, and we will continue this approach as we move forward.”

                      The 24-year-old Rodgers was the Packers’ first-round draft pick in 2005. After spending three seasons as Brett Favre’s backup, he has started all seven games this season and has a 98.8 passer rating.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
                        PACKERS SIGN AARON RODGERS TO LONG-TERM DEAL
                        Nice to see him get his money. He's certainly earned it with the way he's conducted himself....on and off the field.

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                        • #42
                          STEVEN JACKSON WILL PLAY SUNDAY

                          Posted by Michael David Smith on November 1, 2008, 6:55 p.m. EDT

                          If St. Louis Rams coach Jim Haslett makes a habit of reading running back Steven Jackson’s web site, he got some good news today.

                          As Adam Schefter of NFL Network points out, Jackson wrote on his web site today that he’s going to play tomorrow against the Cardinals.

                          “I want to let you all know that the leg is feeling good enough for me to go on Sunday,” Jackson wrote. “This is a big game for us against Arizona, and I’m going to give everything I’ve got to get us a win. So to be clear: I am playing. Be ready.”

                          Jackson sat out last weekend’s loss to the Patriots with a quadriceps injury. He is listed as questionable on the official injury report.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
                            Makes not signing Kearney seem a little bit smarter.
                            Yeah but its a year removed so it doesn't make it a totally smart move but hasn't he had injury issues in the past. In that term it seems smarter.

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                            • #44
                              BTW....thanks mods....leave a bunch of **** threads up on the main forum, but stick a relevant football thread (Texas/Texas Tech game thread) where nobody will see it all night.

                              It would be nice to talk about that game on a thread where people will see it, but very few people go the college football threads, as they are buried.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
                                BTW....thanks mods....leave a bunch of **** threads up on the main forum, but stick a relevant football thread (Texas/Texas Tech game thread) where nobody will see it all night.

                                It would be nice to talk about that game on a thread where people will see it, but very few people go the college football threads, as they are buried.
                                Where are the Highschool football threads? The Highschool in my town was rated # 6 in the Chicago poll this year.

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