Linky – May 29, 2011

First of all, today is my birthday. I’m 34. Where are my presents, jerks?


NFL pre and post lockout delusions – Jason Brewer, BGN

Jason admittedly lifted this from ESPN’s NFC West blogger, Mike Sando, but it’s a very fun read, and I think he got them all right.


Tony Romo weds Candice Crawford – MSNBC


Jerry not worried about Dez – Albert Breer,

He was asked directly about Dez.

Cowboys Top 10 TD’s of 2010 – Nick Eatman, Cowboys Mothership

My favorite, as an Eagles fan, was the Bryan McCann long INT return against the Giants.

Cowboys were interested in Mark Ingram – Calvin Watkins, ESPN

Calvin assumes the reader knows that the Cowboys reportedly had an offer on the table from the Jaguars in which the Cowboys would move back from 10 to 16, and pick up the Jags’ 2nd round pick in the process (49th overall).  Had they made that move, the thinking was that they would have taken Mark Ingram at 16.  I may be writing about this in a day or two, by the way.

(Redskins, Giants, and Eagles after the jump)…


Brandon Banks eager to put injury, stabbing behind him – Mike Jones, WaPost

I think Brandon likes himself, as evidenced by that tattoo across his stomach.

Snyder: The high days are coming” – Dan Steinberg, WaPost

Transcribed interview by Steinberg here.  Transcribing interviews sucks, by the way, if you’ve ever done it.  Good work here by Dan (Steinberg, that is).  I don’t think any “high days” are on the horizon with John Beck as the QB.

5 great choices for the next Hard Knocks – Joe Fortenbaugh, NFP

The Redskins come in at #4.  Last year was the year.  Personally, I don’t think there will Hard Knocks… at all… in 2011.


Giants draftees stuck in lockout limbo – Paul Schwartz, NY Post

“Brewer — a starter at Indiana at right tackle — said he “saw an article” in which Reese “was kind of hinting at me possibly playing left tackle,” alluding to comments Reese made immediately after the draft. “So I’ve been doing drills and position work mainly at left tackle,” Brewer said.

Good thing Reese didn’t joke about the 323-pound Brewer playing running back.”

Breakout Players – Top 20 – Pete Prisco, CBS

Jason Pierre-Paul makes the list

Smith discusses knee rehab, contract, and Giants organized practices – Ohm, ESPN

Smith has been training in Los Angeles but he says he could be back in the New Jersey area in June for workouts organized by Shaun O’Hara, one of the team’s leaders and Players Association representative.

McCoy vs. Bradshaw – Jeremy Fuchs, Giants Gab

Sorry guys, but McCoy over Bradshaw is a no-brainer.


Eagles QB Kolb has trust that the Eagles in Reid and hope in labor settlement – Les Bowen,

Kolb says he “won’t be a turd.”

Philadelphia Position Update – Fullback – Tommy Lawlor, SB Nation

With Leonard Weaver’s career potentially over, Tommy examines the upcoming competition between Owen Schmitt and Stanley Havili

Breakout Players – Top 20 – Pete Prisco, CBS

Antonio Dixon makes the list



  1. Lance says:

    same birthday man!

  2. The Legend says:

    That Shady/Bradshaw article is stupid

  3. Tracer Bullet says:

    Welcome to your mid-30s. May your hair stay full and your penis erect.

  4. Southern Eagle says:

    Happy B day jimmy..

  5. One.Cool.Customer says:

    Happy Birthday, man!

    You may not know when any of the Eagles players got married, but you’ll always remember that Tony Romo got married one day before your birthday, and you won’t even need to mark it in your calendar. Now isn’t that fantastic?

    Every day when you wake up on your birthday, it’ll be, “Dang, it was Romo’s wedding day yesterday.”

    1. Ha, thanks. It was also my Aunt Helen’s birthday yesterday. Tony and Aunt Helen (90) are now tied together in my memory forever as well.

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