Quarterback Derek Anderson has agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth a maximum of $26 million, but with no less than $24 million, a source said Friday morning. The actual guaranteed money is $13.5 million, but the “practical” guarantee is $14.5 million, because Anderson will most likely receive the $1 million roster bonus due next year.
The Oakland Raiders have done the right thing.
Justin Fargas is securely in the fold after inking a 3 year 12 million dollar deal to remain with the team as the starting running back. This might just dash the hopes of a backfield of Jamarcus Russell handing off to Darren Mcfadden, but still.
Fargas ran for over 1,000 yards last season on a sub-par football team. He’s been a raider since 2003 when he was drafted by the team. I remember seeing Fargas play in 2003 in Cleveland against the Browns. My uncle told me that day, ‘I’m telling you watch out: this kid is going to be a star’. Perhaps he was correct.
I hope that the Raiders become a dominant team again, for the league’s sake.
Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a story broke earlier today accusing Brady Quinn; the Godfather of this blog and my favorite athlete in sports today, of calling an individual a ‘faggot’. The alleged incident was said to occur on New Years Eve in Columbus while Quinn was at La Fogata, which is a bar here that is down on campus and frequented by many college students. It happens to be next to what I’m told is the most popular gay bar in the city, the Union Bar.
Some freak calls 911, generally sounds like a sketchy individual himself, and then says that ‘he needs to go there is going to be trouble’.
It sounded like horse shit to me, and without a doubt, it is. Any story that happened on the 1st of the year and doesn’t break until mid-february, is certainly worth questioning from that in itself.
Take my word for it, Brady Quinn is a class individual. The guys I know who are friends with him are first rate, as is his family. When I heard this, my initial reaction to this was that it was just so unlikely, that Quinn wasn’t capable of doing something like this. Before Quinn had ruled it out, I just didn’t think it should have even been a story. In our media obsessed world, I knew that bloggers would have a hay-day with it. That said, I was pleasantly surprised at the Cleveland Browns board in which I discuss the team on was 100% behind our young Quarterback. They said even if true, it didn’t matter because we care how Brady Quinn plays football.
Aside from that, ‘fag’ is a near universally accepted term now-a-days. I call friends that some 20 odd times in 1 night of hanging out with them, all the while I have nothing against gay people and I treat everyone with the same respect regardless of race, gender, or sexual preference. Just like I know Brady Quinn does.
-Derek Anderson, not so sharp. I admit that I thought the first Browns Pro Bowl QB (or next) would have been Quinn, but Anderson certainly didn’t impress anyone. 10/23, 109 yard and an interception. He played poorly enough that he allowed the NFC to come back and win the game 42-30.
Buddy Ryan. OJ Simpson. Bob Costas explaining how to pronounce ‘Favre’. How much more classic can you get? I was in Cincinnati that day at my uncle’s pad. In between games of Madden 92 football on the Sega Genesis I caught the end of this game. Who the hell is Kitrick Taylor? Brett Favre is swallowing dip or chaw or both. 15+ years ago and Favre hasn’t relinquished even a start for the Green Bay franchise. I’m pretty sure that will never happen again, anywhere.
Lastly, wouldn’t you just expect something like this to happen against the Cincinnati Bengals? Who knows if the legend of Brett Favre would have ever happened if not for David Shula and the Bungles.
No matter how many years I live I’ll never see another play as fine as this. Yes I am sure.