Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Smell ya later, Douchington.

Roethlisberger suspended for six games
UPDATED (3:27 p.m.)...

The NFL suspended Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the first six games of next season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, the league announced Wednesday.

The suspension potentially could be reduced to four games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell if Roethlisberger meets certain conditions tied to his potential reinstatement, according to the league's announcement.

Goodell also could extend Roethlisberger's suspension if he chooses for any failure by Roethlisberger to comply with the conditions of his reinstatement, the league announced. Roethlisberger was ordered to undergo a medical evaluation. Goodell punished Roethlisberger for off-field misbehavior and conduct detrimental to the NFL even though the quarterback was not charged with a crime.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Qui-Gon: Worst Jedi Ever

Final Standings

Big ups to Iron Orr, who went from totally geek to totally chic in the two final rounds. Outstanding! Thanks everyone for playing.

Correct Picks
Possible Pts
1 Iron Orr James 32 of 63 100 100
2 Andyboy * Andy 37 of 63 72 72
3 The Answer Sheet jdeans_2000 37 of 63 66 66
4 Stan's winning bracket modestgeniusxl 37 of 63 66 66
5 I win! DJ Fick 33 of 63 59 59
6 Halifax Hoops astewar55 36 of 63 56 56

Monday, April 05, 2010

Oh... Hellz... Yes.

Donovan McNabb traded to Redskins

In the boldest move since Mike Shanahan took over as head coach, the Redskins acquired quarterback Donovan McNabb Sunday night in a trade with the Eagles.

McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowler, instantly changes the face of the Redskins' offense, simultaneously casting uncertainty on quarterback Jason Campbell's future and the team's plans for this month's draft. His arrival also means Redskins' fans can expect a new starting quarterback at the start of the 2010 season.

In exchange for McNabb, the Redskins gave up their second-round pick in this month's draft -- the draft's 37th overall selection -- and a fourth-round selection in the 2011 draft. Next year's pick, though, could become a third-round selection, depending on McNabb's performance this season.

"Obviously that was a tough decision to make, in trading Donovan," Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a press conference. "He's been such a great player here for 11 years and set every record here you could set and been such a good example on and off the field.
Unfortunately things like this happen in the NFL ... I will always wish Donovan the best of luck except for two times a year."

McNabb was Philadelphia's dependable starter since midway through his rookie season in 1999. He led the Eagles for more than a decade, taking them to the Super Bowl XXXIX, the same season in which he was named the NFC's offensive player of the year in 2004. A mobile quarterback and polarizing figure for many fans, McNabb's future has been in doubt in Philadelphia since the Eagles acquired Michael Vick in 2009 and drafted Kevin Kolb in the second round of the 2007 draft.

Despite votes of confidence from Eagles' Coach Andy Reid and team president Joe Banner, the Eagles began putting out feelers last month that they'd be willing to trade McNabb. At the same time, the Redskins were weighing their options for the 2010 season.

With a new coaching staff in place, the Redskins are expected to implement a new offense this season, so it's not surprising that they sought out a new quarterback. It wasn't immediately certain how this might affect the team's draft plans. Many around the league expected the Redskins to pursue a quarterback in this month's draft.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

And then there were two.

Group Standings (Top 10)

Correct Picks
Possible Pts
1 Andyboy * Andy 37 of 62 72 72
2 Iron Orr James 31 of 62 68 100
3 The Answer Sheet jdeans_2000 37 of 62 66 66
3 Stan's winning bracket modestgeniusxl 37 of 62 66 66
5 I win! DJ Fick 33 of 62 59 59
6 Halifax Hoops astewar55 36 of 62 56 56
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