MegaLinky – July 14, 2011 – Could Brandon Graham’s microfracture surgery push the Eagles to make a strong play for Charles Johnson?

Obsessed much?

Tony Romo’s high-budget wedding video – Philly Barstool Sports

OK, it appears as if whoever put this video out is no longer allowing people to embed it on their websites, which is weaksauce.  All I can say is… keep an eye out for it.  When I first started watching it, I immediately knew I was linking to it, with my likely commentary being nothing more than “LOL Romo.”  But as I continued to watch, I became more and more impressed with the absurdly amazing job done by the people that made this thing.  A few notes on it:

- I was a film major back in the day in college, and there isn’t much that impresses me in that regard, but holy crap.  I don’t even know how they were even able to do some of the stuff they did.

- I got married a little less than 2 years ago.  The reception wasn’t cheap (we didn’t go to the local Moose Lodge).  This video undoubtedly cost triple the amount of my entire wedding.

- The talent at that wedding (and I’m not referring to the Cowboys’ players here) is ridiculous.

Sanders says he prays for Bryant but had to ‘cut that cord’ – nfl.com

OK, Deion.  We get it already.

Dez Bryant says Cowboys ‘have nothing to worry about’ – Clifton Brown, Sporting News

While I think Deion Sanders needs to shut up, I disagree that the Cowboys ‘have nothing to worry about.’

Andre Gurode is not that bad – Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas

Watkins sites CBS’ Pete Prisco, who listed Gurode as the most overrated Cowboy.  Frankly, Gurode was one of few players Prisco got right.  Gurode making that stupid NFLN Top 100 list was utterly absurd.  He is overrated – There’s really no question there.  However, Watkins is correct is noting that Gurode is one of the better centers in the NFC (I’d also call him the best C in the bEast), even if it’s by default.

Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders: The latter sounds off, the debate rages on – Keg, Blogging the Boys

I watched Emmitt Smith do damage to my team for more than a decade and respect the hell out of him, but give me Barry Sanders every single time.  Congrats to Keg, by the way, on his new gig at Blogging the Boys.

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

"If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis."

Report: Yanda included in Redskins’ long wish list – Ravens Insider

The comment section is pretty funny.  One of the few times people genuinely fear the Redskins is when they may be poaching your free agents:

that’s not good, the Ravens can’t afford to get in a bidding war with the skins, The skins are way to will to throw stupid amounts of money at players…

Can the Rams win a bidding war with the Redskins for Barry Cofield? – Turf Show Times

People also get annoyed when their team may be targeting the same player the Redskins may be targeting.

Care again, with Kerrigan – Burgundy Blog

From the interview:

Well, like Billy Madison said, “You ain’t cool unless you pee your pants!”

Bill Madison reference from Kerrigan?  I’m immediately a fan.

Why the Redskins should spend big in free agency – Matt Bowen, NFP

I couldn’t disagree more with Bowen’s reasoning here:

However, for all of the times that Snyder has opened up his wallet to bring in free agents for a quick fix to his team, this year I view it as a necessity. Ask anyone in the league and they will tell you the Redskins roster is full of holes.

Redskins teams of the past that made ill-advised splurges in free agency had plenty of holes, too.  How’d that work out?  Just because the Redskins’ cap is healthy, doesn’t mean they need to piss it all away.  If the Redskins do indeed go nuts in free agency, it will remind me a lot of this.

Report: Redskins will take what they can get to keep Albert Haynesworth away from Eagles – Jason Brewer, BGN

Jason and I agree that the Skins would be silly to cut off their nose to spite their face.

Charles, the Eagles are on Line 1.

Eagles win an ESPY – Enrico Campitelli Jr, 700 Level

Also, love Seth Meyers Escalade joke, and the Brian Cardinal stuff.

Brandon Graham had microfracture surgery – Tim McManus

This is in addition to the surgery he had to repair a torn ACL.  Graham’s 2011 season is in question.  I wrote recently that the Eagles could be in play for Charles Johnson or Ray Edwards.  That seems a lot more likely now.

How do you play this one? – Tommy Lawlor, IgglesBlitz

With the news that the Skins are petrified of Haynesworth somehow landing in Philly, Tommy thinks it’ll be fun to see how the Eagles try to get their hands on Haynesworth, if indeed they really want him.  Tommy also throws out this nugget:

All of this is funny when you think back to last year.  The Eagles weren’t scared at all of trading their franchise QB to a division rival.  Now we hear the Skins are petrified of having their colossal free agent bust DT end up in Philly.  In a way, that tells you all you need to know about the two organizations.

I’m sure the Eagles’ brass passed the Pepto around around once they pulled the trigger on trading McNabb, but since they thought it would help THEIR team, that’s what mattered most.

Michael Vick closing in on big sponsorship deal – Brad Biggs, NFP

I’m going to sound like a bad fan here (and a very selfish one, too), but I think I liked it better when Vick was playing for his professional life.

With optimism for new NFL labor deal, Eagles reaffirm commitment to training camp at Lehigh – Jonathan Tamari, philly.com

Makes happy :)

Free agent or not, Giants need a backup plan for Steve Smith – Dan Orlando, giantsfootballblog.com

I think the rash of injuries to the Giants receiving corps late in the 2010 season are still fresh in Dan’s mind. Personally, I don’t think the Giants WR’s are in bad shape even if Steve Smith leaves via free agency or just can’t play at the same level anymore.

Giants personal seat license profit or loss depends on where you’re sitting – John Brennan, northjersey.com

Apparently, If you own PSLs in Mezzanine levels B and C, you’re screwed.

The Giants could get players back cheap – Ernie Palladino, The Giants Beat

Our friend at The Sports Xchange, Len Pasquarelli, tells us that the lockout could prompt free agents to offer their teams significant hometown discounts as they opt for stability over cramming on a new system during a shortened training camp. That means the Giants might have a shot at keeping guys like Barry Cofield and Mathias Kiwanuka (pictured) cheap.

The Giants might get Kiwi back cheap if teams are scared off by his health issues, but Cofield isn’t coming cheap, shortened offseason or not.

Audio: Giants safety Antrel Rolle on WQAM in Miami – Andrew Illnicki, GMen HQ

“The sky is the limit for us. I think we have control of our own destiny. I think all we have to do is finish games. We have a great team. I have never been around a team that has as much talent at each and every position. We just have to get on the same page at the same time and be a better football Giants team. We’re already good, but need to be great.”

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  2. piercit says:

    No doubt sponorship will disappear real fast if Vick does not apply himself. I see Vick getting better and better. He has the arm and the smarts if he applies himself.

  3. The Legend says:

    I think you are worried about Vick for no reason, he’s still been doing the right things even with these sponsor deals coming in

  4. Tracer Bullet says:

    Pasquarelli is full of barnacles. Given the choice between a fat, long-term contract at the risk of one subpar season or a better season at the risk of being underpaid for years, I’m betting most players take the money and run.

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