Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Wednesday Links and Stuff

Kenny is back …And then tomorrow, Raffy is back. I wish I could tell you I was shocked that he was reinstated, but how can you be?



Remember CB last season? How the Cowboys did nothing to address the CB opposite Terrence Newman and it ended up being a line of spares all season trying to plug a hole that was never plugged? This year, it is Right Tackle, I think. The Boys are banking that it will sort itself out, starting with Jacob Rogers (above), but I do not like what I have seen. In fact, let’s put it this way, If Demarcus Ware could go against the Cowboys OL, he might have 20 sacks this year…

Gil Lebreton on the OL in Oxnard


At Southern Cal, where he was converted to offensive tackle, Rogers already had two shoulder surgeries before his sophomore season.

He underwent another shoulder surgery seven months ago, after what can only kindly be called a disappointing rookie year.

When healthy, Rogers appears to have a legitimate shot at taking away the starting right tackle spot from Torrin Tucker. The incumbent had a dreadful scrimmage Saturday, prompting Parcells to go on a long discourse to the media about how "your bad habits become you." Tucker had allowed three sacks during the scrimmage.

Thus, for a few hours Tuesday, the Cowboys' depth chart at right tackle was as sparse as it's been since Parcells arrived in 2003. That eventually became a season in which the Cowboys stopped running to the right side - why bother?


Perhaps this is a good time for me to go on record and suggest that I might be the only media member around here who is not buying all of this “Jacob Rogers for RT” baloney. There are real stories early in training camp, and there are stories from camp that when reviewed a few months later are quite humorous that the media believed it when the mighty Tuna floated it out there. But there is every paper, lapping up the information that Jacob Rogers, a guy who could not get on the field for even 1 offensive down last season, is the best option at Right Tackle. OK, sure, he is a lot stronger, and he is a lot smarter, but c’mon.

Now, Rogers has a right shoulder issue, which matches up with his injury history, and also his toughness questions. But we are to believe that Rogers will be ready to go head to head with Jevon Kearse and Michael Strahan this fall? Right. Not buying it. At this point, I should likely admit that they don’t have very good options, and as I wrote before I think Larry Allen might be the best option . But for now, that is not something they will look at, and we can all ponder whether Rogers, Tucker, or Vollers will be the bad player at RT.

Fraley not high on Modano signing


The course of the Modano negotiations sounds much like the developments that led to the Rangers' paying about $185 million for infielder Alex Rodriguez and right-hander Chan Ho Park.

The hockey operation is interested only in a short-term deal. Owner Tom Hicks says he would be willing to strike a long-term deal only if the Stars knew for a fact they would be getting the Modano of 1999, a long time ago.

The Stars do not make an offer during the exclusive negotiating period. Modano goes into free-agency and receives multiyear offers. Hicks rides in and brokers a five-year contract without putting Modano into Peabody's Wayback Machine.




Remember Gooden at 19? King Felix dominates Twins …This kid is so great, it is scary…

TV Contract for the NHL? …I am not sure how I want this to play out. My first instinct is go far away from ESPN, because they act like they hate hockey until April every year. But the flipside is that to get away from ESPN, you would have to put your games on the OLN channel, which is known for carrying the Tour De France, and that is about it. Pretty small number of people that know where to find OLN on their TV, if it is even available.

Dirk’s Holger is in jail



Kurt Busch leaves Roush Racing …Silly Season begins…

KNBR stands behind employee, then receives pressure, and fires him …What business has a stronger spine than a radio station?

FWST Soccer Insider



Meet Ty Walker …a friendly lummox...

Yesterday, Ty Walker, Norm, and BaD Radio made the road trip to Los Angeles. We left after the show, and had dinner at Aunt Kizzy’s Back Porch …Soul Food was the cuisine. And you know what? Aside from some stomach issues hours later, I really, really enjoyed it. Then, Dodgers Stadium for Dodgers – Phillies …Let me tell you something, that is a bad lineup the Dodgers run out there. But, Brad Penny gave them a fine start, until his bullpen gave it up. Phillies win, and Gribble is pleased…

22 comments:

AttnyDan said...

Gay/Not Gay:

Fantasy Golf to get through the offseason of football?

v.

Still giving a crap about the Rangers?

So let me get this straight: Carribean is now a racial slur?
Cream of Wheat is a stereotype?

Ten years from now, the Dallas Cowboys will be Football Team (FT) Dallas...mark it.

Fake Big Mac said...

Our OL is going to get our QBs killed. By October, hello Vinny. Is it possible that our QB situation is even worse than the Bears?

BaD Radio needs to do the show from the Carribean while eating Cream of Wheat!!

I hate the P1, unless they bring me a pizza.

Anonymous said...

I have to log-in to read these spare articles? I call gay Bob. Sure, there's bugmenot, but really, what's the point of reading about Gooden's cracked out son or some F'n english soccer team. Kill me....lov ya

Sturminator said...

I don't know if it is gay-er than reading someone else's blog, and then complaining that the stories are not to your standards. lov ya, too- Incidentally, where is the Gooden's son article you referenced?

Troy Aikmans Concussion Monster said...

So what will the over/under on injured Cowboy quarterbacks be this season?

I say 5....

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Oxnerd

Anonymous said...

Think Gooden's son bought Madden Bob?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/baseball/mlb/08/08/bc.bbo.gooden.sson.arre.ap/

Soccer still sucks.

Anonymous said...

Sturm, I think he was referring to the Felix Hernandez story.
TF

P1 Eric in McKinney said...

Bob, appreciate your Blog and the time you put into it every day.

As I have told you before, this is one of the very few web sites that I check religously every day along with nicepiece.com

F Dan, he sucks........Baby Arm

Scorekeeper Dip said...

I don't know if it is gay-er than reading someone else's blog, and then complaining that the stories are not to your standards.

ZING!

And the scoreboard says!

Bob: 1
Anonymous: 0

AttnyDan said...

It is very interesting how the complainers are anonymous. I mean, at least Eric signed when he gave Dan the big "F"....with which I wholeheartedly give a second.

Bob, if I ever complain about your Blog, I'll represent little Robert Brett in his first marijuana possession case for free. However, the crack charge is gonna cost ya!.

Jake said...

AttnDan,

It's not interesting re: complainers, it was me. Sure, I appreciate Bob's blog, but having to sign into the Mercury News is sparing me to death.

I'm a huge Sturm fan but when the sportsday has a bag, the blog should reciprocate. Nothing to talk about = nothing to talk about. Love ya Sturm.

Fake Big Mac said...

Jake, could you please explain that to my wife--and maybe Hansen too.

Scott said...

This could potentially be a good deal for the NHL. From what I've seen elsewhere, Comcast wants to build up a sports network to try to compete with ESPN. Getting one of the big sports would be the first step towards this.

They're also supposedly going to be re-branding OLN into a general sports network I've heard into something like Comcast Sportsnet or something like that.

Also, don't forget the NBA splitting for TNT years ago. TNT was then able to exclusively market the NBA and it's done wonders for basketball. If Comcast is willing to market hockey the same way (And is possible if they're going to spend money on this being their flagship sport) then this could end up being a very nice move.

Evie said...

What about his Gunther?

Disturbed P1 said...

I was disappointed that all this blogging is apparently getting in the way of you donning the wetsuits and snorkles and dominating the online community of Submarine Commander XIII. You need to get your priorities straight.

Big Daddy said...

Fraley checking in on the Modano contract....

Isn't that akin to Scoutmaster Lumpus critiquing the Duke of Wellington's tactics at Waterloo?

I would say that Fraley should stick to writing about a topic he's an expert on, but would anyone actually read a bi-weekly piece on the top techniques for scratching your ass?


Oh, and F Gribble, btw.

Up the Arse!

big smooth said...

t.o. gets kicked out of camp!!! i love it....hope those eagles fall apart...

meredith said...

hope those eagles fall apart...

What do you mean you hope they fall apart? Wake up, it's happening right before your eyes.

Ahh, thank god for hockey or this would be one miserable winter in Philly.

Anonymous said...

just an FYI:
NASCAR silly season '06 began when Sterling was officially fired by Ganassi. Kurt Busch is round two of silly season '07, McMurray being round one.
How ironic that the chosen replacements for Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin are not available until a year after they had planned on retiring. Sounds like a good topic for talk on the show, but who am I to suggest you not talk about football practice for one segment. Oh well, this is Kevin Dearing and I never listen to Bob and Dan on the Ticket anyway.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Meredith, you obviously have the best traits of both Philly and Boston fans combined in you. I detect such pessimism in your statement, but have a little faith. At least wait until September before ruling the Eagles as having fallen apart. ;)

meredith said...

Actually, Anonymous, I'd just be an idiot if I didn't notice that things are falling apart in Philly at the moment. How come when everyone on TV says it, they're right, but when I say it, I'm a pessimist?

The fact of the matter is that the Eagles didn't go out and make their team better this offseason in an effort to get back to the SuperBowl - they actually got worse. I'm not negative or pessamistic, I'm just pointing out the obvious.