Quarterback Carson Palmer made his debut for the Raiders and completed 11 passes. Unfortunately three of them were to the Kansas City Chiefs who won 28-0.
St. Louis had the 11th highest payroll in Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers had the 13th. They're both heading to the World Series.
With the Tebow era beginning in Denver and the Orton era winding down, it will be interesting to see if the Broncos can garner value for their now-depreciating asset.
The NBA has canceled the first two weeks of the season, and before you know it, the entire season may blow up. The unemployment rolls just got larger.
Yellow Ostrich recently re-released their debut full-length album and embarked on a tour. They are a cohesive unit, but if the World Series doesn't tear the band apart, the Super Bowl will.
On a professional level, I will never forget that time as an executive with the Packers, as we were scheduled to play the Giants a few miles from Ground Zero that weekend.
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At a time where we celebrate labor in this country, the NFL's labor force is drastically reduced as teams pare their rosters for the opening of the season. Prior to this weekend, there were approximately 2800 players in the NFL; now there are approximately 1900, as a third of the workforce has been scrubbed.
"I feel like we are the Miami Heat of the NFL," newly-signed Eagles defensive end Jason Babin wrote on Twitter Saturday. "Except we win the final game."
The silver lining of this lockout has been that it has exposed the way the NFL does business, and I'm not talking about rookie wage scales, salary caps or revenue sharing. I'm talking about the way it views its fans, or, more accurately, its customers.
Peyton Manning may go down in history as one of the best quarterbacks of all time, but his team is struggling to meet his contract demands.
The situation in Dallas, Texas is drastic. Millions of men are outside of their houses playing with their children, feigning a sort of happiness that can't possibly be genuine. It is November 13th, 2011, and there is no football.
As we lurch into a bumpy ride to the finish of the two-year negotiation between NFL Owners and Players, the issue holding up an agreement that both sides have claimed to want for several months is the continuing drama about rookie salaries.
It's a good thing they read the papers over there. Libya is scheduled to host the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament in 2013. But according to reports, "Other options are being considered." Really?
The billionaires and wannabees are already hovering over the Dodgers. Why must we in Los Angeles be relegated to taking a chance on another soap opera, too much debt service, and hidden agendas.
Ultimately, all the legal wrangling and courtroom football of this lockout may defer to the core reality of a good number of players needing to start receiving their checks.