Saturday, November 01, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
|Leahy tackles NFL's policy on TV games|
October 30, 2008
By Louis Porter Vermont Press Bureau
MONTPELIER – A group of U.S. Senators, led by Patrick Leahy of Vermont, are petitioning the National Football League to allow the free broadcast of more games in larger areas.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The rule does specifically state that if a kicking team player goes out of bounds and is the first to touch a live ball inside the 5 yard line, the result will be a touchback.
So, Dick Jauron must have realized he could have the ball at the 20 instead of the 2 if the replay showed that Allen touched the ball.
In that case, it was likely worth a challenge.
Coach Sparano is a nominee for Motorola's Coach of the Week for Week 8. He led the Miami Dolphins to a 25-16 win over division rival Buffalo Bills. Dolphins QB Chad Pennington posted 314 yards in the air and one touchdown, completing 22 of 30 attempts. Miami's LB Joey Porter's fourth-quarter sack of Bills QB Trent Edwards in the end zone resulted in a safety. Miami's defense caused four turnovers including one 30-yard interception by CB Will Allen. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
Porter is a nominee for the GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8. He contributed four tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Dolphins' 25-16 win over the Buffalo Bills. Porter's fourth-quarter sack of Bills QB Trent Edwards in the end zone resulted in a safety. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
Pennington is a nominee for the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 8. He passed for 314 yards and one touchdown completing 22 of 30 in the Dolphins' 25-16 win over the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 11:00 a.m. (ET).
SAINTS QB DREW BREES, DOLPHINS QB CHAD PENNINGTON & TEXANS QB MATT SCHAUB; REDSKINS RB CLINTON PORTIS, EAGLES RB BRIAN WESTBROOK & PANTHERS RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS CANDIDATES FOR
FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK HONORS
Fans To Vote For Winners On NFL.com
FedEx To Deliver Funding For Safe Kids Organizations On Behalf of Winning Players In
Their Teams' Markets
Quarterbacks DREW BREES of the New Orleans Saints, CHAD PENNINGTON of the Miami Dolphins and MATT SCHAUB of the Houston Texans are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on October 26 - 27, while running backs CLINTON PORTIS of the Washington Redskins, BRIAN WESTBROOK of the Philadelphia Eagles and DE ANGELO WILLIAMS of the Carolina Panthers are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors, the NFL announced today.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 11 a.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday afternoon on NFL.com.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program for the first time, FedEx is teaming up with Safe Kids USA – a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children – to deliver safer kids by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players' names. The funding directly benefits local Safe Kids coalitions in that team's city, to fund pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year. This year, FedEx celebrates its fifth year of the program and will surpass the $1 million mark in funding to create safer communities for children.
New this season, fans can tune into the "FedEx Air & Ground Lowdown" posted only on NFL.com/FedEx starting Wednesday mornings. The show examines the nominees in the Air & Ground categories through exclusive video highlights and expert analysis. NFL Network's MARSHALL FAULK and TERRELL DAVIS host the weekly five-minute show.
A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:
- New Orleans' DREW BREES completed 30 of 41 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' 37 – 32 win over the San Diego Chargers in London.
- Miami's CHAD PENNINGTON passed for 314 yards and one touchdown completing 22 of 30 passes in the Dolphins' 25 – 16 win over their AFC East rival Buffalo Bills.
- Houston's MATT SCHAUB completed 24 of 28 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns in the Texans' 35 – 6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
· Washington's CLINTON PORTIS rushed for 126 yards over 24 carries in the Redskins' 25 – 17 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
· Philadelphia's BRIAN WESTBROOK contributed two touchdowns and 167 yards rushing on 22 carries in the Eagles' 27 – 14 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
· Carolina's DE ANGELO WILLIAMS finished with 108 yards on 17 attempts and one touchdown in the Panthers' 27 – 23 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air & Ground Awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed, precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services, delivering safer kids in the process. With thousands of trucks out on the roads each day, FedEx is committed to improving pedestrian safety for children, by funding education programs and environmental improvements, from signage and crosswalks to pedestrian walkways near schools and playgrounds.
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Again, it was another beuatiful playcall that caused the Bills to be offbalance, and allowed for Ricky to get a nice gain...
Take a look at the setup for this play. Pennington takes the ball, and does a spin, so his back is to the receiver (Ricky), while Ricky runs up the field as though he's going to block, or maybe to receive a pass in the flat.
Monday, October 27, 2008
"He [Obama] wants to double the capital gains tax, or almost double it. I'd rather give it to charity than to him. If you do it this year or you do it next year, the difference is humongous because of the taxes."
Okay, how many innacuracies can you find in this quote? I see four. (a) the plan raises the capital gains from 36% to 39%, a sizable amount which could be about $15 million out of H's pocket, but that's off of $500 million! (2) it still takes an action on the part of the legislature to take effect, meaning it wouldn't happen before summer next year at the earliest, (iii) it doesn't go to the politicians, and finally there's no way he'd give it to charity.
I felt a need to clear that up. Thanks
This time, the downfield threat certainly helped, but there were a couple of new wrinkles...
Miami used the unbalanced line to the left side of the formation for the first time, and had Mathis or Ndukwe pull as the guard. (In the past, its always been to the right, with Smiley pulling)
They used the standard formation, and had Ronnie counter - so while the motion all went to the right, Ronnie took the snap and cut left. This allowed them to box up all the defenders who expected a run to the right.
Ricky took the direct snap and had several decent gains on the day.
It was certainly enough to keep the Bills off-balance.
It provided a new dimension to the team; one that was sorely lacking. I was glad to see them finally put the ball down the field!!
For 3 games, I Tivo'd the game, and did other things. One was because I had made the commitment to not watch it, one was because I had some parties to go to during the day, and the third (which was yesterday), I was driving back from Orlando. And naturally, they won all 3 of those contests.
Maybe from now on, I need to plan to listen on the radio and watch it later?
I'm just saying...