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Poll: So Much For State’s Rights. NFL Sues Delaware Over Gambling.

Posted by Casey on July 24, 2009

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Here’s how common sense works: a company should not be able to dictate how a state governs itself. Even libs get that one.

Here’s how the US Constitution works: states have the right to enact their own laws.

Here’s the gray area: while Delaware is legally able to allow sports betting … they are trying to allow betting they didn’t used to allow before federal law trampled upon state’s rights.

So, the NFL is suing the state to prevent the state from allowing sports betting.

The NFL joined the three other major pro sports leagues and the NCAA in suing Delaware on Friday, seeking to block the state from implementing sports betting.

Delaware’s sports betting plan “would irreparably harm professional and amateur sports by fostering suspicion and skepticism that individual plays and final scores of games may have been influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition,” the leagues and the NCAA say in a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Delaware.

Congress banned sports betting in 1992 but grandfathered four states — Delaware, Nevada, Montana and Oregon — that already had offered it. But the lawsuit argues that Delaware’s plan to allow single-game betting would violate the legislation because the state has never previously offered single-game betting.

Under the ’92 law, the leagues and the NCAA said, a state like Delaware may only reintroduce sports betting if it had been conducted between 1976 and 1990.

The NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA, NHL and NCAA also argue that Delaware’s plan is illegal because it allows betting on all sports, going beyond the professional football betting program that constituted the state’s brief failed experiment in 1976.

I smell a poll coming.

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RIP: Steve McNair Murdered

Posted by Casey on July 4, 2009

mcnairFormer NFL QB for the Titans, Steve McNair, was found murdered along with another victim. McNair is one of the greatest QB’s of all time, and was considered by many to be a Hall of Fame candidate.

He has also been a featured QB for the TV show “Pros Vs Joes.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair is dead.

The former Titans star was found shot to death at an apartment complex on Second Avenue South at Lea Avenue, in downtown Nashville.

A second person was also found dead.

That person’s identity was not immediately known.

Investigators are on the scene Saturday afternoon.

No further details were released.

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Jose Canseco Got His Ass Kicked By Korean Kickboxer

Posted by Casey on May 27, 2009

Sooner or later, former professional sports athletes are going to have to realize that they are not the athletes MMA fighters are.  This includes boxers by the way.  Unless they’ve been involved in martial arts for a good portion of their life, they step in with MMA fighters and lose … quickly.

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No One Else Will Do It So I Will. The Cardinals Will Win Super Bowl XLIII!

Posted by Casey on January 20, 2009

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UPDATE:

Well, the Cardinals had the game won, but bad defense and bad officiating won the game for the Steelers … again.  Why is it that the Steelers can never win a Super Bowl without controversial officiating?

Until the 4th quarter, the refs were calling everything against the Cardinals … no matter how ridiculous it was.  At the same time, they would have no calls on repeated holding penalties by the Steelers that allowed them to convert on long downs.  They even tried to let the Steelers off the hook when Parker clearly didn’t get out of the endzone for a safety.  At least they corrected that mistake on the next play, but it was a penalty that was too flagrant to ignore.

The fact that the Cardinals had two successful challenges against the refs was proof the game wasn’t called well.  Nonetheless, the Cardinals had their chance to seal the deal, and didn’t.

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For the record … I am NOT a Cardinals fan.  Nor have I ever been a Cardinals fan.  I also like the Steelers, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan.  So this is not based on any bias I have either way.

I honestly think the Cardinals will defeat the Steelers in the Super Bowl for a whole host of reasons. Whisenhunt is going to prepare the Cardinals to beat the Steelers, and shock the world. He has an axe to grind with the Steelers organization, he knows how to beat the Steelers’ defense, and he is an expert play caller who will make his experience visible on game day.

This is not a popular opinion, but I’m almost always right in calling the Super Bowl when I don’t have a dog in the fight.

I think the stellar offense of the Cardinals will eventually have their way with a banged up Steelers defense. The Steelers have no one who can cover Fitzgerald at all … let alone with Boldin on the field. The Steelers’ offense isn’t that good, and the Cardinals’ defense is playing well right now. They remind me a lot of the Colts a couple years ago when they all of a sudden had a defense in the playoffs. Big Ben is prone to being picked off when the Steelers fall behind, and I fully expect the Cardinals to create turnovers.

There is another team that is built a lot like the Steelers … the Panthers. We all saw what the Cardinals did to them.

I’m also a believer in karma. The Steelers are due to get their asses kicked in the Super Bowl. The fact is, the Steelers didn’t win their last Super Bowl … the referees won it for them, and every football fan knows that truth.

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Some Might Say This Video Proves Kids Shouldn’t Be Involved In Martial Arts

Posted by Casey on November 28, 2008

However, I say this kid just learned a valuable life lesson.

Yep … life lesson alright.  Keep your hands up.

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Las Vegas ACORN Office Raided … Tony Romo Registered Fraudulently

Posted by Casey on October 7, 2008

UPDATE:

Read the warrant here …

A woman who never registered with ACORN was found to be among the fraudulent registrations. Apparently her purse was stolen, and is now the victim of identity theft.

By now you’ve all heard that ACORN in Vegas has been raided. We’ve been having problems with the local ACORN office here for a couple of months now, and local talk radio has hit the issue. There were even some local candidates running for offices such as school board that have had scandals involving their ACORN memberships.

There is also a rumor that ACORN was hiring prisoners to help with Project Vote, but I have not confirmed if this is true yet. Nor do I know exactly how it would be possible.

AP:

Nevada state authorities are raiding the Las Vegas headquarters of an organization that works to get low-income people to vote.

A Nevada secretary of state’s office spokesman said Tuesday that investigators are looking for evidence of voter fraud at the office of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN.

No one was at the ACORN office when state agents arrived with a search warrant and began carting records and documents away.

Fox has more info

Nevada state authorities seized records and computers Tuesday from the Las Vegas office of an organization that tries to get low-income people registered to vote, after fielding complaints of voter fraud.

Bob Walsh, spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state’s office, told FOXNews.com the raid was prompted by ongoing complaints about “erroneous” registration information being submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN.

The group was submitting the information through a voter sign-up drive known as Project Vote.

“Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed applications,” Walsh said, describing the complaints, which largely came from the registrar in Clark County, Nev.

Secretary of State Ross Miller said the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

“Tony Romo is not registered to vote in the state of Nevada, and anybody trying to pose as Terrell Owens won’t be able to cast a ballot on Nov. 4,” Miller said.

Walsh said agents from both the secretary of state’s office and Nevada attorney general’s office conducted the raid at 9:30 a.m. local time, and “took a bunch of stuff.” Miller’s office reported seizing eight computer hard drives and about 20 boxes of documents.

Bertha Lewis, interim chief organizer for ACORN, released a statement saying the group has for months been turning over any suspicious registration information to elections officials. She said those officials routinely ignored their tips, and called the raid a “stunt.”

BWAAAAHAHAHAHA! Tony Romo, and Terrell Owens? You have got to be kidding me. How pathetic can you get. If you are committing voter fraud, at least try to make it look legitimate.

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5 Reasons You Should Get Matt Cassel To Replace Brady In Your Fantasy League

Posted by Casey on September 8, 2008

All but those who hate Brady for kicking the crap out of them every year are saddened to learn that the best QB in the NFL is out for the season with a knee injury. Many of you fantasy players out there are struggling to decide what to do if Brady was your top fantasy QB. Well, I immediately picked up Brady’s backup in New England, Matt Cassel, in most of my fantasy leagues.

Why would I take a flyer on a backup QB who has virtually no playing time in his career in the NFL, or college for that matter? While he is not my primary QB, I picked him up on my teams where I had a roster spot to spare just in case. I made that choice based on five things, and after hearing what I had to say … you might take a chance with Matt Cassel also.

1. Coach Bill Belichick

The simple fact of the matter is, Belichick is one of the best coaches in NFL history. Now some may disagree with that because of last season’s cheating scandels, but they would be biased against Belichick anyway. People give too much credit to stealing another team’s signals, and most of the complaints come from people who’ve never played football. While there is no doubt that a team has an advantage knowing the other team’s signals … it isn’t very difficult to find them out on a regular basis.

I can’t count how many times I’ve been watching football while the network broadcasting the game showed the full signals being called in from the sidelines. Whoever plays that team the next week already has a leg up on their opponent.

Besides, there is no proof that this has been a perennial issue with Belichick throughout his career. He wins, and he has a way of bringing in players that no one wanted, and making them stars.

2. The talent around him

Matt Cassel easily steps into an inexperienced QB’s dream as far as talent is concerned. He has a great running game to lean on, one of the best offensive lines, a great defense, a hall of fame coach, and one of the top recieving corps in the NFL. Even if Matt Cassel is an average at best QB, the great talent around him will help him shine.

3. His college career

For those of you who don’t know, Matt Cassel was the perennial backup at USC behind Carson Palmer, and Matt Leinart. Since he was just a backup in college, why would I list this as an asset in picking him up in your fantasy league? Simple, he went to USC. If there is one thing Pete Carrol does great it’s turn out outstanding QB’s. You must also factor in that USC’s football program is probably the most NFL ready program a college player can get. So yes Cassel was a backup, but he was a backup to two Heisman QB’s … not bad.

4. He played well in week 1

Week 1 is all we really have to go on Matt Cassel’s skills as an NFL QB. No, preseason does NOT count. If you want more regular season stats to look at, you really have to go back to 2005 when he threw 24 passes and had an 89.4 rating which isn’t bad. Since turning pro Cassel has an 85.8 QB rating.

In week 1 Cassel stepped in for the injured Tom Brady, and won the game by throwing a touchdown, completing over 72% of his passes, and racking up a 116 QB rating. Yes, it’s only one game, but he found the one thing he needed to find in order to succeed as Brady’s replacement … he found Randy Moss. Which brings me to …

5. Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss

What is “The Freak” best known for in his NFL career? Making bad QB’s look good … ala Daunte Culpepper. Culpepper is quite possibly the most overrated QB in recent memory. He always was overrated, but Moss made him look great. Once Moss left the Vikings, so did Culpepper’s touchdown passes, completion percentage, and QB rating. Culpepper never recovered, and is now out of the league.

For Cassel to succeed in New England he will need to utilize his great receivers lead by Moss, and he did just that in week 1 by hitting Moss for a touchdown. Bottom line is Cassel knows Moss will make it easier for him. So even if Cassel isn’t another Tom Brady waiting to be discovered he is surrounded by one hell of a supporting cast, and all he has to do is get the ball anywhere near Moss up high and wait for Moss to make him look good.

There’s your five reasons to get Matt Cassel in your fantasy leagues right now. Best of all, he’s probably available. While I don’t recommend that he be your top fantasy QB right now, he has tremendous upside. So stick with your current backup, but get Cassel just in case he does turn the corner and become a fantasy stud.

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NFL Network Hacked?

Posted by Casey on August 29, 2008

I was just sitting here watching the NFL Network in HD when suddenly there was an interruption in the programming. A still framed picture appeared that looked like a security camera with what appeared to be an alien face, or perhaps the face from “Scream.” The network cut to a commercial, played one commercial, then came back to the programming. Very odd.

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Cuming To Nintendo Wii … SEEEEEEEEEX!

Posted by Casey on August 14, 2008

Shameless link bait, I know.

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Orton Will Start Bears Preseason Opener

Posted by Casey on August 5, 2008

Looks like Orton will get the first crack at starting in the preseason for the Bears.

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