It’s kind of amazing to me how people think sometimes. Bernard Hopkins has a big title fight coming up in 10 days, But first, he thought he would weigh in on Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb.
I want to stop right here and ask the question: Hopkins has a fight in 10 days. Doesn’t he have enough to do and look forward to in getting ready for a fight without wondering about McNabb’s skin color? I’m just asking here.
“Forget this,” said Hopkins, who is black, while pointing to his skin (via Philly.com). “He’s got a suntan. That’s all.”
Wow. I guess we should give Hopkins the benefit of the doubt right? I mean, he is from Philadelphia right?
Bernard Hopkins says Donovan McNabb isn’t black enough (USAToday)
NFL teams could soon dump playbooks for iPads?
NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys could soon be abandoning their traditional paper playbooks and game-day printouts of plays in favor of iPads or other tablets. Pete Walsh, head of technology for the Cowboys, said his team and at least a “couple” of others are currently considering abandoning their playbooks in favor of iPads, a move they feel could save them as much as 5,000 pages of paper printouts per game. Walsh explained this potential philosophical and technological shift to CNET during a discussion about Cowboys Stadium technology at Super Bowl Media Day here Tuesday. The stadium will play host on Sunday to Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. For tech-friendly sports fans, it’s an appealing image–coaches and players sitting on the sidelines of the giant Cowboys Stadium, iPads in hand, studying likely plays for the next few series, or sifting through overhead photos of the last plays in order to assess their performance, or that of their opponents. Still, it’s also a bit difficult to imagine old-school NFL coaches agreeing to carry around a shiny gadget like an iPad instead of their trusty playbooks–or reviewing glossy color photos on the 9.7-inch screen rather than shuffling through paper printouts of the last passing play. One can imagine such coaches agreeing to hand over their playbooks only through tightly gritted teeth. But Walsh suggested that this migration could well be coming, though he didn’t say how long it would be before we see football pros stalking the sidelines with tablets. –CNET News
Republicans pulling for Packers, Democrats cheer for Steelers
- The results show that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the most disliked player going into Sunday’s game and the fourth most disliked player in the league — behind Brett Favre, Michael Vick and Tom Brady. <!–more Continue reading for details on the political part of the survey–>
- Considering the four teams that played in the NFC and AFC Conference Championship games, the majority of Americans believe the Steelers-Packers matchup will make for the best Super Bowl this year.
- According to the survey’s findings, this dream matchup will also be broadcast on American’s top choice for network. The majority of Americans say Fox does the best job of broadcasting NFL games and most pick Fox as the network on which they would most like to see the game.
- Americans are rooting for the Packers (45% to 39% over the Steelers), but there are big discrepancies along race and party. The findings show that Democrats and non-whites are rooting for the Steelers, while Republicans and whites are pulling for the Packers.
- 7 in 10 say they watch the Super Bowl for the game, not the ads, including the majority of females (60%). — Hollywood Reporter
Negative news still surrounds NFL QB Michael Vick.
Michael Vick has told federal investigators that he never used performance-enhancing drugs, but Plano steroids trafficker David Jacobs told The Dallas Morning News before his death that he was Vick’s supplier when Vick played for the Atlanta Falcons.
I would like to give Vick the benefit of the doubt here, and I wonder why the Dallas Morning News is dragging this story out, especially since Mr. Jacobs is no longer alive to attest to these “facts”.
The News did not publish Jacobs’ allegations against the NFL quarterback because authorities at the time declined to confirm Vick was part of the Jacobs investigation.
I don’t claim to be an attorney, but I have to wonder what the motivation for this story is. It’s my belief that Vick has indeed turned his life around and has been sincere and successful in doing so. I don’t mean to be funny here when I say isn’t it time we stop dog-piling on Michael Vick?
Plano steroids dealer said he supplied NFL’s Vick (DMN)
It’s good to see Michael Vick can change from fighting dogs and being inhumane, to working with the American Humane Society to tell people NOT to fight dogs.
I think everyone deserves a chance to rectify their mistakes in life. Hopefully, Michael has learned from his mistakes about dogs.
I have a few things to say here.
I don’t claim to be perfect by any stretch of the imagination.
Have I ever made dogs fight and kill each other? No.
Have I ever held a dog under water until he drowned? No
Have I ever struck a defensless animal for not fighting? No.
As a life-long Cowboys fan…I have seen or listened to every Cowboys game in history..and consequently, have been pretty familiar with the Philidelphia Eagle..
And this to me is the lowest of the low for them.
Say what you want about Jerry..but Jeffery Lurie is the worst of the worst now for signing Michael Vick.
I hereby declare I will start a group (from my blog of course) of fans to demonstrate against Michael vick when he and the rest of the Buzzards come to Cowboys Stadium this year.
Someone needs to stand up and protect defensless dogs…we will do that.
Bad luck is hereby declared on the Philadlphia Eagles for sinking so low as to sign this low-life.
It’s impossible to find an NFL head coach or general manager who is willing to say that he wants to sign Michael Vick, but former NFL coach Dennis Green, now coaching for the start-up UFL, thinks he knows where Vick will end up.
As he sees it, Bill Parcells wants Vick, and if Parcells wants something, he’s going to get it. So he thinks Vick will end up as a Dolphin.
“I have a hard time believing that Michael Vick is not going to wind up with Bill Parcells, simply because he has that creativeness that says that no matter what it takes, he’s going to find a way to get Michael Vick,” Green told Sirius NFL Radio. “Now, whether it means convincing the commissioner or whatever it takes, Michael Vick is probably going to wind up at Miami because of the fact that Bill Parcells is Bill Parcells.”
Everyone get ready, Michael Vick is about to get released from prison. Bring those dogs in the house as Michael will be hitting the streets very soon.
A government official says imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick has been approved for release to home confinement.
Vick’s lawyers have said they expected him to be moved any day into a halfway house in Newport News, Va. But the official says there’s no bed space, so Vick could be released to his Hampton, Va. home as soon as May 21st.
The official has knowledge of the case but requested anonymity because the individual was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The official says Vick will be on electronic monitoring and will only be allowed to leave home for activities approved by his probation officer.
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is serving a 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., for a dogfighting conspiracy.
Hopefully, Michael has learned something since being in jail and perhaps now, he can help other people “take a bite out of crime.” Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Official says Vick OK’d for home confinement (Dallas Morning News)