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The Morning Shoutout

Posted on: April 19, 2011 7:54 am

DERRICK BROOKS: The longtime Florida State and NFL great was named president of the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. It's a damn good hire. There are ex-players who try to become personnel men without understanding just how much work it takes to do the job. Brooks won't be one of those people. No one worked harder as a player and that work ethic will transfer to his presidential role with the team. "I've been thrown into the water," he said in a telephone interview, "but I have a life jacket and boat."

One more thing. Brooks is one of the few people that believes owners and players in the NFL will get a deal done rather quickly. "Deal will get done sooner than later," he said. "NFL football will happen in the fall. You can count on it. There's too much money at stake for there not to be."

Hope he's right.

DRAFT BOYCOTT: It's gonna happen. Hearing increasingly from large swaths of NFL fans who say they will refuse to watch it as payback for the lockout.

SCHEDULE RELEASE: The NFL schedule comes out on Tuesday at 7. Do you give a damn considering there may be no season?

Two more items until your morning coffee.

BILL BELICHICK: The dude is being extremely vocal about the draft. When the most secretive organization in sports is suddenly chatty, it means they're doing the opposite of what they're saying.

FOOLISHNESS: The idea is being floated Indianapolis could draft a replacement for the aging Peyton Manning. Remember these two words: Tommy Maddox. He was the center of one of the greatest feuds in NFL history that started with the Broncos trying to replace John Elway.

Category: NFL

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:28 am

The Morning Shoutout

Mike Freeman? who is he? Why would i boycott the draft? to support a bunch of football players who are over paid as it is now? Maybe we should Boycott Freeman? Wait, we cant do that because we have never heard of him before.

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 4:40 am

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I'll be right along with all the others boycotting the draft!!!!!!!  Oh wait..... I don't think i've ever watched the draft once in my entire life.  Love football as much as the next person, but never really understood why people waste time watching the draft when they can spend 15 mins couple days after the fact to see all the picks they actually care about.

Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: April 19, 2011 8:07 pm

The Morning Shoutout

Knuckles to all who boycott watching the draft a few weekends from now. The NFL needs awakeup call from players as well as fans. I honestly couldn't see myself missing any football action but the draft is definitely an exception. The results is all I care about anyway. To the NFL........ Get your head out your you know what!

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 4:29 pm

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To further the innovation of Mike Freeman's blog, I think he should add another concept.

The Morning Shut Up.

He could start the morning by shutting up, and stay that way until he falls asleep at night.

Everyone would enjoy his opinions much better that way.

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 4:26 pm

The Morning Shoutout

Beside the fact that Freeman is a liar, and makes up stories...

DRAFT BOYCOTT: It's gonna happen. Hearing increasingly from large swaths of NFL fans who say they will refuse to watch it as payback for the lockout.

This means everyone interested in boycotting the Draft as payback should tune in to the draft to see if people are boycotting like them.

Sorry, used Freeman smarts and logic on that one.

Each and every fan will check media sources for the picks, just like always.

Freeman is full of it as usual.

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 2:07 pm

The Morning Shoutout

I don't think anybody really knows what is happening with this anymore.  We will all watch this together.

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