By my count during periodical trips to area Barnes & Noble establishments, New York Giants players and coaches have written 33,000 books on the team’s Super Bowl runs in 2008 and 2012.
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz became a sensation last season thanks to his propensity for big plays and, of course, his inate ability to salsa in the endzone. In his book, “Out Of The Blue,” Cruz delved into his displeasure with Carlos Rogers, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback who mocked Cruz during a regular-season game last November.
“Then with his teammates cheering him on, he did a sarcastic salsa dance over me,” Cruz wrote, via The Sacramento Bee. “The Candlestick Park crowd went ballistic, but I wasn’t laughing. It was a sign of disrespect. Instead of getting up and retaliating, though, I sat and watched Rogers finish his cheap Victor Cruz imitation.
“I promised to never forget it. I wasn’t sure when the opportunity would present itself but I was confident I’d get payback for that dance.”
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Cruz did get his revenge, beating Rogers’ Niners in the NFC Championship Game and putting up 16 catches for 226 yards in two games against the team. With a rematch between the teams on tap, Rogers hinted more imitation salsa could be on the menu.
“I like the dance, actually,” Rogers said Tuesday. “I really can’t do it as good as him, but if I make a play or get an interception on him in my mind, (I’ll) just do his dance.”
The sound you hear is Vince Lombardi rolling over in his grave on loop.
Veteran running back Ryan Grant has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins, FOX Sports Insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reports.
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Grant, who was in Chicago for a workout with the Bears, is flying to Washington on Tuesday evening to be with the team.
Grant was in the Bears’ locker room when he got the call from the Redskins, according to Glazer.
CBSSports.com first reported that Grant and the Redskins struck a deal.
The Redskins are thin at running back after injuries to Roy Helu (foot) and Evan Royster (knee).
Grant was released by the Green Bay Packers following the 2011 season, in which he rushed for 559 yards on 134 carries.
He suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1 of the 2010 season following consecutive 1,200-yard campaigns.
UPDATE: Grant later tweeted out that he was on the Redskins and thanked the fans in Green Bay.
Big Thanks to all the Packer fans for all the support. Great 5 years.. Looking forward to the next journey. With that said Go Skins
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings officially is listed as questionable for Monday night’s tilt against the Seattle Seahawks.
Jennings missed last week’s game against the Chicago Bears with a groin injury, but he expressed confidence earlier this week that he would play against the Seahawks.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday that Jennings “looked like himself today” when he practiced on a limited basis.
“Greg looked good today, I’ll tell you, he made a big jump from earlier in the week,” McCarthy said. “He practiced well. His examination in the morning will tell if he can go or not.”
Friday already has given us news on the end of one grudge between Marcus Allen and the Oakland Raiders. How about Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers?
In a podcast interview with ESPN’s Mike Tirico, Favre reminisced about his time in Green Bay and cracked the door open for a reunion with the team he represented so well from 1992 to 2007.
"You look at Lambeau Field and where that place has gone and how it’s evolved, I can’t help but feel a sense of being a part of that," Favre said, via ESPN Milwaukee. "And so, even though it’s a shame the way things went down between I and the Packers, as time goes by, you just kind of, it’s kind of like a grudge, you just kind of get over it."
Tirico asked Favre if he believes he’ll eventually return to Lambeau to have his No. 4 retired by the Packers.
"I know that day (will come)," Favre said. "How that will unfold, I have no idea when that will happen. I don’t think their side is thinking about it. They’re trying to figure out how to get back to the Super Bowl, and really I’ve got my plate full. I think that’s good for both sides, not that we don’t need to shake hands and move on. I think in some ways that has happened, but you know, I do see the day, it’s going to happen. When? I have no idea."
Hopefully sooner rather than later. Favre is one of the most transcendent players in NFL history, and despite his cameos with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, he’ll always be a Packer.
The break-up was messy, no doubt. But time already is taking care of those wounds.
Tom Brady on Saturday called his recent cliff-diving adventure — documented as always by TMZ.com — no big deal, according to the Providence Journal.You know — date and marry a supermodel, win three Super Bowls, and jump off a cliff on your Costa Rican vacation. No big deal.
“I don’t look at it as a big deal,” Brady said. “It was fun, though, I’ll tell you that.” Brady and his family were relaxing in the Central American paradise a couple of weeks ago. Last week, pictures of him diving off a small cliff popped up on the Internet. Back at Patriots training camp on Saturday and talking to reporters, the subject naturally came up. “It’s hard to find places. It gets harder and harder,” Brady said of his lack of privacy. “Oh man, I was thinking about maybe the Olympic diving team, but it’s hard not to make that splash,” he said. “I’m glad we’re playing football. That’s what I know most.” Speaking of which, Brady has his usual favorites to throw to this season (Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Deion Branch), plus a new weapon in wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, the former Denver Bronco and St. Louis Ram. Lloyd has been impressive in camp so far. “I’ve thrown the ball to a lot of the guys except Brandon,” Brady said. “He and I have some extra work we’ve got to put in, a lot of talk a lot of communications like, ‘Hey, if we get this coverage, this is what we’re thinking.’ Or, ‘This is what I’m expecting on this particular play.’ From the time we walk in in the morning to the time we leave tonight, those are the things we’re talking about.”
Baseball, America, and apple pie allow fans know summer time is here. Summer time may be also time to celebrate Father’s Day. What much better method to celebrate the two than to acquire your dad, the Arizona Diamondbacks fan, some superb presents that will make his summer time within your desert better.
These best 10 presents are between a broad range of found in the Backs store found at dbacks.com or shop.mlb.com. Baseball hats
The new craze of Diamondbacks promotions could be the garden gnome. Two are actually offered out at Chase Field. If your father desires a third, then he can obtain a Diamondback garden gnome for $24.99. This gnome is standing up coming to some saguaro cactus.
Once father is outside, he should find out how warm it is in Phoenix or in which actually he lives. The Sedona red-colored thermometer costs $29.99 and has dark quantities to effortlessly know when it cools off.
The Diamondbacks market two flags to hang within your roofing or within your office, garage or man-cave wall. The vertical just one carries a batter swinging below the ‘D’ snake logo and could be personalized for $34.99. The basic, horizontal flag is 3×5 with only the snake ‘D’ logo and costs $31.99. NFL hats
If father is going in the direction of lake or hanging out in the park, the cellular refrigerator will retain any beverages cool. it may plug in to a car’s DC plug or standard AC outlet. It’s $249.99, but chilly beverages for father are priceless.
Baseball fans know the hat could be the flag of any lover and there are as a broad range of options for hats as there are dads. Purchasers can choose within your reliable on area 59 Fifty hats for $34.99 or essential hats and styles for $17.99. The Diamondbacks provide one of a kind celebration hats like 2001 earth sequence hats or even the 2011 All-Star compare to hats.
authentic game-day jerseys are probably the highest priced presents at $259.99. a broad range of much less high priced types are obtainable using the lowest getting $54.99. Some jerseys could be personalized possessing a brand and amount that is integrated within your price. Red bull hats
Fans cannot hire Ian Kennedy (notes) or J.J. Putz(notes) for the day, but fans can purchase a good decanter or glass pitcher for dad’s favored beverages. The thick decanter or glass has the snake ‘D’ logo on the sole side. It costs $29.99, way much lower than Kennedy or Putz.
Pint founded of glasses
If you just obtained father the pitcher, he specifications one thing to pour into, so why not pint glasses? The founded of two has the dark snake ‘D’ logo on best of an oval red-colored back again ground. A founded costs $31.99.
Steel consuming water Bottle
obviously, father can’t go to hold out with pint glasses, so why not give him a metal consuming water bottle to hold his consuming water with him. These bottles hold 26 ounces of fluid refreshment and therefore can be found in silver, light or red. The $19.99 bottles possess the ‘A’ logo and Arizona Dbacks composed concerning the side. The bottles also can be found possessing a clip concerning the lid.
Take father to some compare to on Father’s Day.
Take father to Chase area on Jun 17-19 to determine the Diamondbacks hold out the Chicago light Sox within a three-game interleague series. can be found earlier to acquire father a Diamondbacks trucker hat on Jun 18, on top of that to the important thing 5,000 dads on Father’s day time will obtain a Diamondbacks BBQ set. Ticket deals and one of a kind provides could be found at Dbacks.
Selig’s predecessor, Fay Vincent, referred to since the prospect of so countless clubs in violation using the demand card debt suggestions “troublesome,” the occasions reported. Selig declined comment toward the newspaper.
Three using the clubs named are no stranger to fiscal controversy. The Mets, who recently mentioned they have been $427 million in demand card debt and could lose $70 million this season, have fallen on difficult occasions using the wake using the Bernie Mad off scandal; the Dodgers are already appointed an oversight trustee by Selig as operator Frank McCourt deals getting a contentious divorce; as well as the Rangers emerged from bankruptcy court last summer time earlier to advancing toward the planet Series. Baseball hats
“You’ve obtained to acquire thinking, with two using the premier operations in problems as well as a major-market celebration which has just can be found away from bankruptcy, what else is out there?” a prominent sports activities purchase banker informed the Times. The banker declined to acquire identified on account of the actuality of his hold out within MLB, the declaration said.
McCourt has questioned why Selig has used actions toward the Dodgers but ceased short with any other team. NFL hats
“I can’t say I haven’t noticed guys and ladies in baseball communicate about that, but there is acknowledged like many deferral to Bud on this one,” Chicago-based sports activities organization advisor Marc Gains informed the Times.
There are countless gray areas using the way in which teams’ finances are reported. For example, while a celebration could possibly report its facility demand card debt just one way, an extra club could possibly document it below a separate monetary accounting category.
The Phillies have marketed out Citizens loan company playground through the season. But a team’s ability to fill seats does not correspond straight with its ability to turn a profit.
The demand card debt suggestions aren’t particular concerning how the commissioner’s business office should really enforce them, although various choices are listed, according toward the report. Among the possibilities are buying a celebration to improve equity, requiring expenditures to acquire authorized by MLB in advance and suspending a team’s owner.
Rob Manfred, MLB executive vice president of labor relations, would not confirm the total amount or identity of clubs toward the Times. Red bull hats
“To hold a snapshot using the quantity of non-compliant clubs at a place in time could possibly be really misleading,” he informed the newspaper. “With just one or two exceptions, we see how clubs are steering to acquire compliant once again using the short term, so we’re not worried about them. /