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Fumbling, Bumbling, Tumbling… Into the Semis.

, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 8:54 AM Comments (0)

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A look back at last year’s rookies so far…

, Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:04 AM Comments (0)

My name is Denard Span. I deserve to play more than the guy I am cutting in front of. FREE DENARD SPAN!

My name is Denard Span. I deserve to play more than the guy I am cutting in front of. FREE DENARD SPAN!

Before the season, sovaldi I did a piece on some hitters that made their debuts last year that might make a mark with their teams this year. You can find the link here. Although it isn’t the All-Star break yet, no rx I figured it might be time to check in with the 9 guys we looked at then:

Chris Dickerson, Reds: He had an OPS of 1.021 in 102 AB’s for the Reds last year. As a result of that, the Reds penciled him in as their starting LF. Most projection systems were pessimistic on him, and while he has not held up to his stats from last year, he has not completely embarrassed himself. His batting average is .265, which can be mostly explained by the fact that his batting average on balls in play is (BABIP) is .340. That is .70 points less than it was last year. Historically, most hitters will be between .290-.300 on BABIP, so the fact that these numbers are so high is quite disturbing. His SLG% is also .222 points lower than last year. Summary: Chris needs to pick it up, especially since he is now 27.
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*Chuck Norris Presents The Drubbing links of the week 21

, Friday, June 19, 2009 at 9:37 AM Comments (0)

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Where technical fouls happen, all the time

, Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:04 AM Comments (5)

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NFL are three of the greatest letters… DWI are three of the worst

, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 12:00 AM Comments (4)

Commissioner Goodell, too many of your players are facing this situation...

Today there was news that Donte Stallworth plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter for killing someone while driving drunk. As part of the plea deal he will serve 24 days in jail, 2 years house arrest, 8 years probation, a lifetime drivers license revocation, and 1,000 hours of community service. He also agreed to a financial settlement with the family of the victim. The NFL is expected to suspend Stallworth for his actions, but the length of the suspension is yet to be determined.

This got me thinking about the NFL conduct policy as it relates to suspensions. In a quick Google search, I found at least 18 DWI arrests of active NFL players in the last three years, with many more before that. A study by the San Diego Union-Tribune found that 73 players on 2008 NFL rosters had been arrested for DWI, and 28 percent of all NFL player arrests were related to drunken driving.

In 1998, Leonard Little was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter for killing another driver while he was drunk. He served three months in jail and an 8 game suspension from the league. He was arrested again in 2003 for another DWI. Eric Warfield racked up three DWI’s in a four year stretch. Leon Hall, Chris Henry, Koren Robinson, Odell Thurman, Chris Chambers, Marcus Coleman, Adrian Awasom, Reggie Williams, Dwayne Jarett, Deltha O’Neal, Marshawn Lynch and Brandon Marshall have all gotten DWI’s. Their reported BAC levels were between .092-.149.
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Calling steroids in a crowded room

, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 9:04 AM Comments (0)

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Brian Bruney, meet your team

, Monday, June 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM Comments (3)

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Top-5 NFL teams for Michael Vick to land with

, Friday, June 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM Comments (5)

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*Chuck Norris Presents The Drubbing links of the week 20

, Friday, June 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

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The MLB Draft is not for TV

, Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

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