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Thanksgiving day NFL predictions



Guys to start 

Detroit 

Matt Stafford

Golden Tate

Minnesota

Matt Asiata

Blair Walsh… too soon?

Washington

Kirk Cousins

Robert Kelley

Jamison Crowder

Dallas

DAK

Zeke

Dez

Pittsburgh

AB

L’s Bells

Sleeper – Eli Rogers

Indy

… Frank Gore because he can catch
Enjoy your Turkey!!

Major League Football investor breaches contract, pulls $20M away from Lakewood Ranch-based league

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BY MATT M. JOHNSON via Bradenton Herald

LAKEWOOD RANCH — Just days away from starting its free-agent player draft, Major League Football has disclosed that an investor pulled out of a contract that was supposed to bring $20 million to the fledgling league.

On Feb. 5, the Lakewood Ranch-based league filed a Form 8K/A with the Securities and Exchange Commission that details what league officials call a “breach” of the contract.

Frank Murtha, the league’s senior executive vice president, said the expected investment would have given Clairemont Private Investment Group, a Texas company, shares of stock in the league as well as first right of refusal to start an expansion franchise team in Missouri City, Texas.

In a press release issued Monday, league officials said they intend to pursue “legal remedies” against Clairemont and its chairman, Robert Queen Jr. Clairemont’s investment was to be used for the league’s operating expenses and would have been the first of several “other private and institutional investors scheduled to make contributions,” Murtha said.

Commenting on the issue Monday afternoon, Murtha struck a conciliatory tone about the contract dispute. He said league officials are still trying to ink an investment contract with Clairemont.

“He wasn’t the Lone Ranger,” he said of Queen. “We’re still in some discussions with him.”

Clairemont and the eight-team league entered into an initial $15 million securities purchase agreement in September. The parties later canceled that agreement, then inked a new one in October for $20 million. Clairemont officials could not be reached for comment Monday on the issue.

The failure to complete the contract and get Clairemont’s money on time will likely push the start of training camp and league play back a couple weeks, Murtha said. MLFB had initially planned to start its league games at the beginning of April.

Major League Football is scheduled to commence its free agent player draft on Feb. 15. The league has already received about 1,400 signed contracts from potential players looking to take to the field for one of the league’s teams. A set of drafts in January brought eight so-called “franchise players” to the league, as well as hundreds of other players in a territorial draft and a national draft. Each team in the league will start the preseason with 80 players on its roster.

SEC documents show that MLFB’s expenses greatly exceed revenue. In a third-quarter 2015 filing, the league reported bringing in $24,250 of revenue for the six months ended Oct. 31.

Operating expenses far outstripped income, totaling just over $1.8 million for the six-month period, documents show. Overall, MLFB recorded a $2.75 million net loss for the period with the SEC.

Outside of the deal with Clairemont, the league reported in its most recent quarterly filing two sales of stock totaling $150,000 in November.

Another hiccup in the league’s startup took place in December, when Jerry Vainisi, the league’s expected CEO, pulled out of the last stage of finalizing his employment contract. Murtha said Vainisi will likely remain involved with the league, but he did not specify how.

The league relocated its headquarters from Delaware to Lakewood Ranch last year. The Manatee County Commission approved a $200,000-plus incentive grant for MLFB, but the league must meet certain criteria such as creating jobs to get that money.

2015 NFL Week 2 picks w/ scores

Boom!

Boom!

In week 1, I finished 9-6 straight up.

Heading into week 2, I believe I have a better read on these teams and can more accurately predict the matchups.  Of course, that remains to be seen, so here we go!

Remember, the team on the right is at home.

Denver

Kansas City

Den – 31   KC  – 20

Houston

Carolina

Car – 24    Hous – 21

San Francisco

Pittsburgh

Pit – 36    SF – 18

Tampa Bay

New Orleans

NO – 45   TB – 17

Detroit

Minnesota

Minn – 26   Det – 24

Arizona

Chicago

Ariz – 38    Chi – 17

New England

Buffalo

NE – 37    Buff – 24

San Diego

Cincinnati

Cincy – 28   SD – 27

Tennessee

Cleveland

Tenn – 20   Clev – 10

Atlanta

New York

ATL – 23  NYG – 20

St. Louis

Washington

St L – 24     Wash – 14

Miami

Jacksonville

Miami – 35   Jax – 13

Baltimore

Oakland

Bal – 42    Oak – 24

Dallas

Philadelphia

Dal – 28   Philly – 27

Seattle

Green Bay

Green Bay – 35   Seattle – 31

New York

Indianapolis

INDY – 28   NYJ – 9

2015 NFL Week 1 picks w/ scores

All teams on right are home teams.

Thursday’s Games  –

Pittsburgh @ New England

NE – 38  Pitts – 31

Sunday’s Games

Green Bay

Chicago

GB – 35    Chi – 17

Kansas City

Houston

KC – 28   Houston – 20

Cleveland

New York

Cleveland – 17   NYJ – 14

Indianapolis

Buffalo

INDY – 30    Buffalo – 13

Miami

Washington

Miami – 31     Wash – 28

Carolina

Jacksonville

JAX – 27      CAR – 23

Seattle

St. Louis

SEATTLE – 42     ST. Louis – 16

New Orleans

Arizona

ARIZ – 28    NO – 27

Detroit

San Diego

SD – 37    Det – 24

Tennessee

Tampa Bay

TB – 20    TENN – 13

Cincinnati

Oakland

CINCY – 28    OAK – 25

Baltimore

Denver

DENV – 52   Balt – 21

New York

Dallas

Dallas – 35    NYG – 17

MONDAY’s Games

Philadelphia

Atlanta

PHILLY – 48   ATL – 18

Minnesota

San Francisco

MINN – 23   SF – 21

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The 2014 Seattle Seahawks Cheerleaders – The Sea Gals!

The 2014 Seattle Seahawks Cheerleaders – The Sea Gals!

The Seattle Seahawks Cheerleaders -- The Sea Gals!

The Seattle Seahawks Cheerleaders — The Sea Gals!

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The 2014 Denver Bronco’s Cheerleaders Best of Season Pics

The 2014 Denver Bronco’s Cheerleaders

The 2014 Denver Bronco's Cheerleaders

The 2014 Denver Bronco’s Cheerleaders

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Fantasy Football 2013 Week 1 Recap

It’s that time of year again!! Fantasy Football 2013 Week 1 Recap

Back to School!

Back to School!

Well, well, well… what a start to the Fantasy Football 2013 season.

In the “real” NFL, there were 4 safeties in the 1pm games.

Jacksonville actually scored some points even after turning down Tebow and staying with Gabbert! Good call Jags!

Philip Rivers’ passer rating when Chargers were up 28-7 with 10:46 left in 3rd quarter was 134.8 ..Thereafter, it was 0. ZERO.

In the “virtual” world of FF, we had a frickin tie in week 1. How does that even happen with our tiebreaker… ooooohhhhh, no tiebreakers. Congrats to the Clark family for the tie… hmmmmmmmmm, kind of makes you wonder. At least Steve & Erin didn’t tie, although they tried.

Team Gager led off right where they left off. Domination! 164 points leads the week in scoring… Balanced attack. Scary good.

On the flip side of that… Poor Danny. A ZERO and a negative starter. Next week, we think Danny brings his “A” game!

Dre unceremoniously welcomed Mr. Rissler to the league with a beatdown. Welcome wagon has left the station!

Justin & Paulie brawled and Paulie just squeaked out a win. Good stuff from both teams though!

I speak for everyone when I say, Let’s give this league a PULSE! Someone say something!!

A refreshing star athlete’s story: NFL Star Arian Foster: 6 Things I’ll Try to Teach My Daughter

A refreshing star athlete’s story: NFL Star Arian Foster: 6 Things I’ll Try to Teach My Daughter

By Arian Foster, Houston Texans running back

I remember when I first got the call from my girlfriend (who’s now my wife), telling me that I was going to be a father. Her voice cracking, tears brewing, she laid it on me. It was news that would change the course of our lives forever. What the hell was I going to do? All I could think was I was a 23-year-old without a clue about how to raise a kid. I had no job, just a tryout with an NFL team.

At the time, I was chasing a 7-year-old kid’s pie-in-the-sky dream of being a professional football player (a dream that has crushed the hopes of 99 percent of children who have ever attempted it). So I guess you could say I’m one of the lucky ones that I not only hit the genetic lottery, but had people around me who believed in my dream. I had also somehow had the luck and wherewithal to keep my nose clean and do just enough in school to get by. And I had a wonderful woman looking at me with love and support, who must have been wavering back and forth herself. That’s it. That’s all I had.

When my daughter Zeniah arrived, I had a little ball of life staring at me. How could I teach her that hard work separates winning from losing when I leisurely procrastinated my way through life? How could I teach her to dream when I didn’t put everything I had into mine? How could I teach her to be a loving kind human spirit when at the time I was so bitter at life (I had just been passed on by every team in all seven rounds of the NFL draft) that my motto was “turn your back on the world and let them stab.” Hypocrites don’t make good superheroes and that’s what parents are supposed to be … superheroes. So I vowed to unlearn what I thought to be truth and completely humble myself to this experience.

I’ve thought long and hard about the values that I want to try and teach her. I’m sure this list will change as we both grow, but as of now this is what daddy wants his princess to learn from him before she tucks him away into her memory.

1. Happiness. This is probably the most cliché virtue on the list, but the most pivotal to her success. She needs to understand that “success” is a voyage, not an “x” on a map. I believe strongly that smiles are contagious, so I fill my home with as much laughter as possible. I do this in hopes that this mindset bleeds into her heart. You can’t teach happiness, per se, but you can teach perspective and let her see that the situation she is born into is unique and the things she is accustomed to are not everyone’s reality. I grew up in some rough circumstances, but in a very honest and humble way, was content with what I did have because I knew there were others out there that had less than me. This leads into the next thing I need my princess to understand.

2. The value of a dollar. I remember sometimes taking sponge baths as a boy because the water had been turned off, or my mother crying and asking me to go to bed at dinnertime because there was no food. But the most vivid memories I have were things like when my dad let me wear his favorite hat on my 8th birthday while he taught me how to make perfect scrambled eggs (which I would challenge anyone to a cook-off with). Or when my parents wanted to spoil us, we’d go to Blockbuster to pick out a movie and have family movie night. Moments like those I will hold in my memory bank for as long as my blood pumper is pumping. So how do I teach the daughter of a millionaire what money even is? The best way I’ve found for now came up after she asked for a Dora the Explorer video game that cost $34. I explained to her as best I could that daddy and mommy work hard to get these things that we call dollars. If she wanted it, we’d get it for her, but she had to earn it. We told her she had to do “chores” and every time she completed a task we marked a tally on a piece of paper hanging on the fridge. When she got to 34 “chores”, we’d buy the Dora game. She was so excited, and so was I. She really understood and took to the concept of earning and the fact that one chore meant one step closer to getting that game.

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From 32 to 1, presenting the Shutdown Corner preseason power rankings

From 32 to 1, presenting the Shutdown Corner preseason power rankings

Mayhem is Everywhere

Mayhem is Everywhere

By Frank Schwab | Shutdown Corner

Before the season kicks off a month from today in Denver, as the Ravens begin their Super Bowl defense against the Broncos, there will be more news that changes our views on teams.

For now, here are the Shutdown Corner preseason power rankings in case you missed any, from 32 to 1. The preview for each team is linked on the team name.

32. Oakland Raiders
Best-case scenario: Get Jadeveon Clowney, have a franchise player to build around.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars
Can’t win without a quarterback.
30. Arizona Cardinals
Their offense was a question mark even before running backs started getting banged up.
29. Buffalo Bills
It’ll be a productive season if E.J. Manuel shows he’s the clear QB of the future.
28. Cleveland Browns
Can see Browns moving up quickly, but Brandon Weeden’s camp struggles are a concern.
27. Tennessee Titans
Titans need to be a lot better on defense to move up.
26. Kansas City Chiefs
Honestly, the Chiefs are too low right here. This ranking should change in a hurry.
25. New York Jets
Get ready to see Geno Smith, because that seems to be the direction we’re headed.
24. San Diego Chargers
Still haven’t seen anything to indicate they won’t drop like a rock this year.
23. Philadelphia Eagles
They will be plenty happy when games start and the focus can be on football.
22. Miami Dolphins
Their left tackle situation is a mess, but Dion Jordan already looks like an intriguing rookie.
21. St. Louis Rams
Lot of pressure on Sam Bradford, especially if the no-name running backs don’t produce.
20. Minnesota Vikings
If the rookies come along fast, not out of the question for them to return to the playoffs.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Darrelle Revis should be ready by Week 1. Real question is, will Josh Freeman show up?
18. Dallas Cowboys
Get ready to enjoy Jason Garrett’s lame duck season.
17. Detroit Lions
The pieces are there for them to take a big jump, but the secondary is still shaky.
16. Pittsburgh Steelers
Defense will be good. Will Le’Veon Bell and the receivers produce for the offense?
15. Indianapolis Colts
If you told me we’ll consider Andrew Luck a top three QB by season’s end, I’d believe it.
14. New Orleans Saints
Sean Payton’s return doesn’t completely fix a horrendous defense.
13. Chicago Bears
Don’t forget, the Bears were 7-1 before Jay Cutler suffered a concussion last year.
12. New York Giants
If Hakeem Nicks can stay healthy (yeah, we know, it’s unlikely), then watch out.
11. Carolina Panthers
Still haven’t changed my opinion that this is the NFL’s breakout team in 2013.

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