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Dexter Manley

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  1. Is Josh Willingham a better add than any of these guys who are currently on my team? Desomond Jennings Alfonso Soriano Yoenis Cespedes
  2. Do not give her your dog. 98% of the advice in this thread has been great, but the guys telling you to give her your dog are insane. Some of the worst advice I've ever seen on the internets.
  3. They can't, without being in trouble.edited to add: Are public transcripts available of arbitration hearings? I have no idea. I'm just hoping that Stephen Burbank, the guy who is the arbitrator for this case, isn't an Eagles or Giants fan. Also, it would be nice if they actually set a date for when this hearing is going to be held. The sooner the better. http://pwblogger.com/articles/15993/news This is good to hear.
  4. Ideally, the Skins and Cowboys would get the penalties overturned AND receive compensation (i.e. draft picks and/or additional cap space in the future) since they've already suffered irreparable harm from these "penalties." My understanding, however, is that the arbitrator can only overturn or uphold the penalty - he doesn't have the authority to award additional compensation to the aggrieved parties.The Skins right now are sitting with 7.6MM in cap space, while the Cowboys are at 2.1MM, according to the last numbers I've seen. I believe the Skins pushed back half of the penalty, 18MM, to next year, with the other 18MM being taken off of this year's cap. So if the Skins and Cowboys win arbitration and have the penalties nullified, I assume the Skins would gain an additional 18MM this year and 18MM next season. (I'm guessing the Cowboys did the same thing and pushed back half of their penalty to next year, but since I don't know for sure I'll let someone else comment on their situation.)The timing of this arbitration hearing and ruling is going to be critical. I'm guessing most, if not all, of the 7.6MM they have in cap space right now is going to be used to sign their draft picks and rookie FA's. Hopefully, this all gets resolved by the end of May, so the Skins can go after the FA's who are cut at the beginning of June. They can also sign a guy like Fred Davis to a long term deal pushing some of that $$$ to this year. And if they have extra cap space that they don't have any use for they can always restructure contracts to take a bigger cap hit in 2012 I would think.
  5. They can't, without being in trouble.edited to add: Are public transcripts available of arbitration hearings?I have no idea. I'm just hoping that Stephen Burbank, the guy who is the arbitrator for this case, isn't an Eagles or Giants fan. Also, it would be nice if they actually set a date for when this hearing is going to be held. The sooner the better.
  6. So now McNair says that the NFLPA didn't receive anything for signing off on these cap penalties, which makes no sense whatsoever. If this is actually true, which I cannot fathom (D. Smith can't be this inept, can he?) could congress get involved and blow up the new CBA?http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/02/mcnair-says-there-was-no-quid-pro-quo-for-redskins-cap-penalties/
  7. So was it Joffrey or his mom who ordered all of Robert's bastards to be killed? There's some disagreement on this.
  8. Guys, 16 already said that she told him that he can have the dog at some point earlier. And he's been paying all of the bills for the dog. So legally he's in the clear. There is no way in hell he should give up the dog, especially when it would entail a significantly worse quality of life for his dog. Quite frankly, if his ex can't be trusted to keep her pants on around a personal trainer despite being in a committed relationship for several years, there's no way she can be trusted to properly take care of a dog. Maybe if his ex rehabilitates herself the next few years, she can eventually be trusted to properly take care of a cat. Maybe.
  9. Can anyone shed light on why this would be, or how it works?First I've heard of this too. So I guess the NFLPA agreed to lower the 2014 cap by some amount to raise the 2012 cap. We'd have to speculate until we hear something definitive. Could be the NFL agreed to a dollar for dollar switch, just moving $X million from 2014 player slice (or other years) to 2012. Could also be the NFLPA agreed to drop their percentage of revenue in certain years. I'd hope not the latter for the players sake. One of the larger issues here: whatever mechanisms they used to increase the salary cap this year, it is a change to the CBA and does it need to be voted on by all of the owners and players?Not sure if it is considered a change to the CBA or not. There are several places in the CBA that mention items may be modified or supplemented by mutual agreement. But for all I know that might require an owner vote itself as well. I won't be surprised if the manner in which this went down plays a role in how it plays out with an arbitrator or in court. I read somewhere that the general thinking is that the Skins/Boys will primarily contest this from a procedural standpoint (i.e. the NFL approved the contracts, there was no formal vote on the salary cap changes, etc.).
  10. The bolded below is the first I've seen anyone mention that it's possible that the union now has an opening to refile collusion charges. If that happens, will it have any effect on the new CBA? http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4691175/im-not-sure-john-mara-should-be-talking
  11. With respect to Mara, all I can say is that this is what I understand to be true: (1) the decision to impose the penalties was made unilaterally by the NFL Management Council Executive Committee, and agreed to by the NFLPA only after the owners' strong-armed them into acceptance; (2) John Mara is the chair of that Committee; (3) Jerry Jones, who is also a member of that Committee, had no knowledge of this decision until it was reached; and (4) Mara is the only NFL-affiliated person I know of who has spoken publicly in defense of the penalties.Draw your own conclusions, I guess. Doesn't really take much effort to do so, though. And I'll add that John Mara was just appointed as chairman of the NFL Executive Committee last October. Now, I'm not sure exactly how the NFL goes about appointing owners as chairman of committees, but I'm willing to bet that they just don't draw names out of a hat. I'm going to assume that Mara made a push to be named chairman of the NFL Executive Committee last fall unless someone can show me evidence that suggests otherwise.Also, here's the Management Council Executive Committee: John Mara (Chairman) Mike Brown Clark Hunt Jerry Jones Robert Kraft Mark Murphy Art Rooney Dean Spanos I had no idea Hunt and Rooney were on this committee until I just looked it up. Wow, I just lost all respect for those 2 guys who are supposed to be 2 of the best owners in the league. Kraft has always been shady so no surprise there. Virtually no one respects Brown or Spanos, and I would expect them to go along with this sort of scheme. No reason to assume they know about it- after all, Jones didn't know about it. And presumably self-interest alone isn't grounds for excluding someone from the process, since Mara didn't exclude himself from the process despite his obvious self-interest in docking his division rivals cap space.The only person we know for sure was part of this fiasco is Mara. Until someone gives me a reason to think otherwise I'm just gonna assume that the guy is a cheater and a sleaze, a guy who used his position on a committee to impose a penalty on his rivals despite the fact that they didn't violate a rule (and in fact that contracts in question were approved by the league at the time). Everything his team accomplishes from here on out should be downgraded based on his ridiculous behavior in this case. Plenty of evidence to support that conclusion. I'm open to evidence to the contrary, but I haven't heard a lot of it. I guess that's fair, although I've been under the impression that Jones was the only committee member that didn't know about this. I would think the committee would of voted on these penalties, no? That would require 5 votes to pass if this works like a standard committee. But I guess it's possible that they didn't know even if a vote took place since only 4 other committee members besides Mara would have needed to be on board with this.
  12. With respect to Mara, all I can say is that this is what I understand to be true: (1) the decision to impose the penalties was made unilaterally by the NFL Management Council Executive Committee, and agreed to by the NFLPA only after the owners' strong-armed them into acceptance; (2) John Mara is the chair of that Committee; (3) Jerry Jones, who is also a member of that Committee, had no knowledge of this decision until it was reached; and (4) Mara is the only NFL-affiliated person I know of who has spoken publicly in defense of the penalties.Draw your own conclusions, I guess. Doesn't really take much effort to do so, though. And I'll add that John Mara was just appointed as chairman of the NFL Executive Committee last October. Now, I'm not sure exactly how the NFL goes about appointing owners as chairman of committees, but I'm willing to bet that they just don't draw names out of a hat. I'm going to assume that Mara made a push to be named chairman of the NFL Executive Committee last fall unless someone can show me evidence that suggests otherwise.Also, here's the Management Council Executive Committee: John Mara (Chairman) Mike Brown Clark Hunt Jerry Jones Robert Kraft Mark Murphy Art Rooney Dean Spanos I had no idea Hunt and Rooney were on this committee until I just looked it up. Wow, I just lost all respect for those 2 guys who are supposed to be 2 of the best owners in the league. Kraft has always been shady so no surprise there. Virtually no one respects Brown or Spanos, and I would expect them to go along with this sort of scheme.
  13. Probably too late now, but the first time she mentioned wanting to see the dog I would of sent her a reply like this: "You made the decision to cheat on me. That decision has consequences. One of those consequences is that you no longer have a dog."
  14. Can anyone shed light on why this would be, or how it works?From what I've seen, the salary cap was going to be as low as 113 million this season. This may of cost D. Smith his job, as he was recently just reelected. Apparently, all this extra cap space that was given to everybody wasn't just due to the "bribe" that Goodell and the league gave to the players' union in exchange for signing off on the Skins and Cowboys cap penalties. It appears that some of that money was borrowed from future years. I haven't seen the full details of his anywhere yet.
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