NY Jets owner Woody Johnson puts Country Over Football, Would Rather have a Romney win Than Jets victory
J-E-T-S … JETS!!! R-O-M-N-E-Y … ROMNEY!!!
NY Jets owner Woody Johnson is putting country over his football team. He stated in an interview with Bloomberg when asked whether he would want a 2012 Jets winning season or a 2012 Mitt Romney Presidential election win, Johnson picked Romney. He chose country and said he thought it was very important for us, but more important for our kids and grand kids that this election come off with a Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan victory as President and Vice President.
Coming off a disastrous 34-0 loss to the 49ers on Sunday and facing this week the undefeated Houston Texans, it would appear that a winning Jets season may not be in the cards in 2012. Couple that with Revis Island closed for the season and a Jet defense that cannot stop the run, Romney is looking like a better bet.
Jets owner Woody Johnson detailed his priorities today in an interview with Bloomberg.
Asked whether he would rather the Jets have a winning season in 2012 or Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate that Johnson has backed, take the White House in November, Johnson replied that he would “put country first” and choose a Romney victory.
This really is quite a telling statement. Johnson was not making a joke or trying to deliver a sound bite when he made the comment. The Jets owner has millions invested in the Jets and he loves his football team and would love nothing more to see them win. However, he would love to see America win more and have a Romney win and Obama loss.
As we are reminded by Jammie Wearing Fool, Woody Johnson must be thrilled that his bedraggled quarterback is running around with Obama sycophant Eva Longoria. I am sensing a change in QB to Tebow.
Its a 2012 Presidential Election GOP, Romney Omen … First Week of NFL, Tampa Bay Defeats Carolina 16 -10
Hey, could the opening weekend of the NFL season be an omen for the 2012 Presidential election?
The past couple of weeks have felt like political conventionpalooza. First the GOP had the positive message, America cannot afford another 4 more years of Obama RNC convention in Tampa Bay, FL. That was followed up by the DNC “Godless” convention in Charlotte, NC. President Barack Obama was supposed to give his convention speech in Bank of America stadium, the home of the Carolina Panthers. That was until the bad weather, the hail, the tornadoes, the clouds … no, the fact really was that the stadium was “too big to fill”. Obama could not fill the 70,000 seat stadium so they moved the speech indoors to the 15K arena.
Although it appears that Barack Obama has received a convention bounce, there is a long way to go before this story is over. Also, in all of the battleground states, Obama does not have a 50% or greater polling number. Something which is usually considered a must for an incumbent. Add to the election that the Democrats decided to do it against God.
Also, the full first weekend and the true start of the NFL season began today and as fate would have it Tampa Bay defeated the Carolina today 16 – 10. Hmm, I sense a metaphor here. Its a sign of things to come. Carolina [Obama] was a 3 point favorite over Carolina [Romney]. Guess what, Tampa Bay won by 6. Hmm … more to come.
Miami Dolphins Chad Johnson Arrested for Head Butting Wife Evelyn Lozada, Domestic Violence … bond was set at $2,500 (Update: Dolphins Terminate Johnson’s Contract)
Chad Johnson, the WR formerly known as Ocho Cinco, was arrested Saturday night for misdemeanor domestic battery in Florida. The Miami Dolphin wide receiver allegedly headbutted his wife, Evelyn Lozada, after a heated argument. That did not take long, the two have not been married a little over a month and she is receiving head lacerations from headbutts. NICE. The real question is whether the Dolphins will continue o deal with him or cut him loose. Johnson’s defense attorney, Adam Swickle, says Johnson posted the bond Sunday morning, though jail records show he had not yet been released.
Although Johnson has been ordered to steer clear of Lozada, he is not prevented from returning to his home, which sits in a gated community in Davie, if she’s not there.
Davie Police arrested and charged Johnson Saturday evening with domestic violence, after a heated argument with Lozada turned bloody. Police say Lozada, as the couple were returning to their Davie home after dinner, became upset after finding a receipt for condoms in Johnson’s car.
By the time the couple pulled into their driveway, the argument had escalated, police said, and Lozada told police that Johnson headbutted her.
“She has a pretty good-sized laceration on her forehead,” said Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle.
The couple have been married for a little over a month.
Personally, Chad Johnson, Ocho Cinco or what ever this punk wants to call himself is not worth the headache. He more than showed last year with the Patriots that his skills are gone and the headaches far out way his talents. The Dolphins with a new coach and what looks to be a new QB hardly need this distraction. Sometimes you just have to cut a man loose.
Garrett Reid, Son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid, Found Dead at Eagles Camp at Lehigh University
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid was noticeably absent from the start of the Eagles’ walk-through practice on Sunday morning. It was said that he had a personal issue. That was an understatement …
Garrett Reid, oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his bed at Lehigh University this morning. Garret Reid has had a history of drug abuse and had served jail time; however, had reportedly rebounded from his drug-troubled past and was assisting the Eagles’ strength coaches at camp. Lehigh University Chief of Police Edward Shupp confirmed that Garrett Reid’s body was found in his dorm room at training camp, following a 911 call placed at 7:20 a.m. ET. Shupp stated that there was no evidence of foul play and the coroner’s office has an investigation going.
Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman announced moments ago that Garrett Reid, the eldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead at training camp on Sunday morning.
“He’s been strong for us, we’re going to be strong for him right now,” Roseman said.
UPDATE I: Garrett Reid’s past issues with drugs. Did the demons intimately end his life?
The 29-year-old Reid struggled with drug abuse for years and was imprisoned for a 2007 high-speed car crash in which another driver was injured. Police found heroin, which Reid admitted to using, and more than 200 pills in his car. When he surrendered to begin serving his sentence in that case, prison guards found Reid had tried to smuggle prescription pills into jail.
Reid seemed to have rebounded from his problems in recent times and was assisting the Eagles’ strength coaches at camp. Many of the coaches and staff stay in the Lehigh dorms.
In the midst of his legal troubles in his early 20s, Reid said he ”got a thrill” out of being a drug dealer in a lower-income neighborhood just a few miles from his parents’ suburban Villanova mansion.
Denver Broncos Defensive End Elvis Dumervil Arrested in Miami, FL on Suspected Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
When will NFL players ever learn when it comes to aggregated assault with a firearm, you can expect … lawyers, guns and money!!!
Denver Broncos star defensive end Elvis Dumervil was arrested Saturday in Miami on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dumervil was released from the Dade County jail on Saturday night after he posted a $7500 bond.As reported at CBS Sports, the Denver Broncos have issued the requisite statement on the matter: “Our organization is aware of the matter and is continuing to gather the facts. This is a very serious allegation, and we will thoroughly review the details while the legal process runs its course.”
Court records show Dumervil is facing the third-degree felony charge in Miami-Dade County.
Detective Vivian Hernandez told the Associated Press that another man was arrested along with Dumervil.
In Florida, aggravated assault with a firearm is a third-degree felony and carries a three year mandatory prison sentence upon conviction.
(1)?An “aggravated assault” is an assault:
(a)?With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or
(b)?With an intent to commit a felony.
(2)?Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree,
Harvey Steinberg, the attorney for Elvis Dumervil told ESPN that he belives in the end no charges will be filed against his client.
Dumervil, 28, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm, which court records show is a third-degree felony.
The Denver Post reported Dumervil was released from jail Saturday after he posted $7,500 bond.
The circumstances surrounding his arrest were not immediately available.
“No charges have been filed. No aggravated assault or assault took place. And it is likely that once the full investigation is complete, no charges will be filed against Mr. Dumervil,” Harvey Steinberg, Dumervil’s attorney, told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Arrested in Houston Nightclub Incident … Charged With Resisting Arrest
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with resisting arrest after an early morning altercation at a downtown Houston, TX nightclub. According to accounts, an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because it was closed. The scuffle occurred after that. Peterson was released from jail Saturday on a $1,000 bond and charged with a misdemeanor.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest after an early morning incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him.
Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith said Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because it was closed. The man, who Kese said identified himself as a police officer, left to tell other patrons to leave the club before returning to Peterson’s group to again tell them to leave.
Wow, ESPN is quick to defend the actions and make some excuses of Adrian Peterson and say this is not the person we know. Really guys, do you usually hang with Peterson and his posse partying in downtown Houston in the wee hours of the morning?
Tragic news from the NFL … former San Diego Charger great and 12 time Pro-Bowler Junior Seau dead at the age of 43. According to police accounts, Seau was found unconscious by his girl friend with a gun shot wound to his chest. Life saving efforts were unsuccessful. It is believed that Junior Seau’s death was a suicide as a gun was found near his body; however, no note was found. Junior Seau attended USC and played 20 seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. When Seau becomes eligible, he will most certainly be a first ballot NFL Hall of Famer. What a shame.
Junior Seau: 1969 – 2012, Rest in Peace
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning. He was 43.
Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau’s girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. A gun was found near him, McCoy said, and police were investigating the possibility that Seau’s death was a suicide. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn’t immediately know to whom the gun was registered.
Sadly, Seau could handle 20 years in the NFL and became a larger than life icon in the San Diego area as a local boy made good. However, tragically Junior Seau’s death shows an continued alarming trend of ex-NFL player who have committed suicide.
Former Charger GM Bobby Bethard who drafted Seau out of USC in1990 remembers the Super Charger.
“It’s a sad thing. It’s hard to understand,” said Bobby Beathard, who as Chargers general manager took Seau out of Southern California with the fifth pick overall in the 1990 draft. “He was really just a great guy. If you drew up a player you’d love to have the opportunity to draft and have on the team and as a teammate, Junior and Rodney (Harrison), they’d be the kind of guys you’d like to have.”Watch former teammate and ESPN analyst Marcellus Wiley’s tearful remembrance of Junior Seau (VIDEO).
The Washington Post has numerous remarks of those who played with Seau as they remember him. Also some eye opening stats of many other players who have died before the age of 45.
Several former NFL players have died unexpectedly in recent months. Last month, authorities in Richmond told Fox that former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling’s death had been ruled a suicide. Easterling was among the former NFL players involved in concussion-related litigation against the league.
Seau was not known to be involved in any of the concussion-related lawsuits against the NFL. He survived a 100-foot fall down a cliff in his car in October 2010, a few hours after being arrested in a domestic incident. He was hospitalized but reportedly suffered only minor injuries and police said it was believed he fell asleep at the wheel.
He is the eighth member of the 1994 Chargers team, which reached the Super Bowl, to die before age 45. The others are Chris Mims, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Lew Bush, Doug Miller, Curtis Whitley and Shawn Lee.
Junior Seau was a joy yo watch on the field and always came across as an ultimate leader as he inspired so many others. He was so full of life on the field, it is so tragic that he could not do the same off. Next stop Canton and the Football Hall of Fame.
REST IN PEACE JUNIOR SEAU.
All too often we hear of negative stories related to sports athletes, here is one courtesy of the SF 49′ers that we can be proud of …
15 year old Sierra LaMar has been missing since March 16, 2012 when she was last seen at about 6 AM leaving her home to go to school at Sobrato High School. There have been several searches for the missing California teen and although investigators have recovered Sierra LaMar’s cell phone and pink “Juicy” brand bag, there have been few clues as to what happened to her.
Over the weekend, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith joined the 581 volunteers on Saturday to help search for missing Sierra LaMar. KUDOS to Alex Smith for being so selfless and helping search for the missing teen. As Marc Klaas the founder of the KlaasKids Foundation stated, “He wasn’t there for attention. He was there to search. It was about his heart. It’s certainly a touching thing, and it’s a huge thing, too. By showing up, he provided a value that went well beyond his own presence as a searcher.”
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has reportedly joined the search for a missing California girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago on her way to school.
Smith was among 581 volunteers who turned out Saturday to search for 15-year-old Sierra LaMar, of Morgan Hill, Calif., who was last seen March 16, the Contra Costa Times reported.
KUDOS to Alex Smith, you are a class act. As reported at the Mercury News, without any PR pomp and circumstance, without making it all about him, Smith dropped off food and water for the search volunteer before joining the search. NICE!
If anyone has any information regarding the teenager’s whereabouts, please call the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department at 408-299-2311.
Indianapolis No Longer Peyton’s Place … Peyton Manning and Colts to Part Ways Today, End of an NFL Era in Indy
When the unthinkable becomes the obvious choice for the future …
It is a slap in the face to fans in Indianapolis … The NFL is a business, nothing more, nothing less. The fans cannot accept that the Colts ownership would not put their neck out for Peyton Manning.
THE DAWN SETS ON MANNING’S COLTS CAREER
At this afternoon’s press conference it will be officially announced that the 14 year run of QB Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts will be parting ways. Colt’s owner Jim Irsay will cut Manning and not have to pay the $25 million bonus he would be owed. For pure football fans this is an outrage. However, the NFL is not your father’s or grandfather’s NFL.
Peyton Manning’s 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts is coming to an end after owner Jim Irsay informed the four-time NFL MVP on Monday night that the team will release him, according to team sources.
Irsay and Manning traveled together Tuesday night from South Florida on Irsay’s private jet and will conduct a joint news conference at noon ET on Wednesday, which sources said will be to announce the quarterback’s departure.
Manning will officially become a free agent once the Colts submit his release to the NFL, the league processes it and places his name on the waiver wire. That could happen as soon as Wednesday afternoon, as the league typically distributes that list at about 4 p.m. ET each weekday.
The hand writing was obviously on the wall when the Colts had a fire sale with their coaching and GM’s in the off season. With the Colts having the number one draft pick and eying Stanford University’s QB Andrew Luck, the 2000 pound gorilla in the room became what to do with Peyton Manning. For most, the unthinkable became the obvious … Peyton Manning would not retire a Colt.
The next big question is where will Manning play in 2012?
But before that, the fans of Indy are still in shock and feel betrayed. I would just make a couple of comments to those fans who seem to be lacking a little history when it comes to the Colts and other QB’s that did not play their entire career with one team. First, the greatest travesty ever perpetrated by Colts ownership was their leaving Baltimore under the cloak of darkness on a snowy night. If one can do this, abandoning a player seems like child’s play.
Second, everyone might remember a QB named Joe Montana who played for the San Francisco 49′ers and lead them to 4 Super Bowls. I would dare say that Joe would be deemed one of the best if not the best quarterback to ever play the game. Where did he finish his career, hint, it was not in SF.
Sadly an era has come to an end but Peyton Manning now has the opportunity to call hi shot and pick a new team that he feels has the best chance to win a Super Bowl. That is of course that his neck is ok.
Daily Commentary – Friday, February 10, 2012 – The Controversy Over the Chrysler Ad with Clint Eastwood Continues
- According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Ad Producers have past connections to Obama
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