Quote of the Day
"Okay, so uhh, we got the big guy, uhh, hitting the smaller guy real hard. He’s like, uhh, a fullback or a halfback or … doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter. It’ll be good, it’ll be good. We’re going to push them back like, uhh, 10, 20 of these white lines, baby steps, and uhh, yeah, do-over. Total do-over."-- A skit on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" mocking the NFL using replacement referees in last night's Cowboys-Giants game. ("Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC, 9/5)
Former Browns/Ravens Owner ART MODELL died this morning of natural causes at John Hopkins Hospital at the age of 87. Modell owned the Browns from '61-95 before moving the club to Baltimore, where he ran the renamed Ravens from '96-'04. Modell won two NFL Championships ('64 and '00) and he was a key figure in launching "MNF," as he chaired the NFL's TV Committee for 31 years. He also was the only elected NFL President, and was Chair of the NFL Labor Committee, which negotiated the league's first CBA ( THE DAILY ). NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL wrote in a series of tweets, "Art Modell’s leadership was an important part of the NFL’s success during the league’s explosive growth during the 1960s and beyond. Art was a visio ...
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