Category Archives: Outside the Game

Agreement Has Been Reached to End Lockout [Details]


Early Monday morning, the sides in the NFL labor battle finally reached full agreement to end the lockout, with an press conference scheduled later this afternoon to announce the deal expected to be 10-years in length. The news of the early morning deal was first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.

Some small contract language details still need to be added, but shortly after the NFLPA Exec Committee will review from 11am to noon ET and vote immediately thereafter.  From there, a full vote by the Player Representatives and the entire player body will take place. But, sources close to the deal on both sides of the table believe that approval will come after the Exec. Committee recommends the deal. Continue reading Agreement Has Been Reached to End Lockout [Details]

Michael Vick All For Brett Favre Joining the Eagles

The rumor mill has been buzzing about Brett Favre possibly joining Mike Vick in Philadelphia. There’s no indication that Brett is even interested in being backup to Vick in Philly, however Howard Eskin of WIP radio reported the Eagles have “some” interest in signing Favre, but no one is saying the interest is mutual.

“I would be honored to have Brett Farve as a backup. That will be amazing Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career,” Michael Vick wrote on Twitter, which it oddly appears he has deleted.

It’s odd to see Favre willing to take the backseat, but to each his own. Perhaps he is noticing that his age is catching up and carrying a team is alot on his shoulders. Either way, no speculation or anyone on Favre’s team saying that the interest is mutual but with the NFL Lockout coming to an end soon, it’ll be interesting to see what chess pieces are moved.

Kevin Durant is Tatted Who Would Have Thought? [Pics]

Is this really what we are up in arms over? What about him said, “Thou shalt not have any permanent ink separate from Sharpie on the body”? I understand wholeheartedly that Kevin Durant does close to nothing to incorporate his tattoos into his personality. His clean-cut image comes fully equipped with the university backpack and on occasion the nerd glasses. No one expects someone well-behaved to have body ink. Well, maybe this is a step in the right direction. Maybe now people understand that you do not have to look like a bandit or have multiple piercings in every vital organ to have tattoos.

On the other hand, what Durant is doing may be no different than what professional businessmen and women do every day of their lives. Wanting to take a walk on the wide side, Tom, Dick, Harry or Jane may stop by your nearest body art shop and want some work done. It has nothing to do with how you should perceive them as a person it is just what they desire. But, then they realize that they are working in a business that either frowns upon the body art or they will be put in a degrading category. So, what to do? Put the tattoos somewhere they can be covered at all times in front of their employer and only shown at their discretion. Continue reading Kevin Durant is Tatted Who Would Have Thought? [Pics]

Barclays Center, A Look Inside the New Home of the Brooklyn Nets [Pics]

While the Orlando Magic have just enjoyed luxary in the most up to date and technology saavy Amway Center, the New Jersey Nets are taking their talents across the bridge to Brooklyn next season and of course they won’t be playing at the Garden. The new Barclays Arena that the Brooklyn Nets will be playing in looks extremely nice and will be up and running by September 2012.

Check out more pics of the $1 Billion arena. Continue reading Barclays Center, A Look Inside the New Home of the Brooklyn Nets [Pics]

NFL's Full Statement Press Release of Dates and Details Of New Deal



NFL clubs approved today the terms of a comprehensive settlement of litigation and a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association.

The vote was taken at a league meeting in Atlanta where the clubs were briefed on the terms of the agreement and the rules for the transition into the new League Year. The agreement must be ratified by the NFL Players Association in order for the league year to begin. Continue reading NFL's Full Statement Press Release of Dates and Details Of New Deal

NBA Lockout Hurts Alonzo Mourning's Annual Summer Groove In Miami

The NBA Lockout is something being taken very serious and has caused conflict with the attendee’s of Chris Bosh’s wedding and Michael Jordan’s charity golf tournament. On top of no summer league or Team USA this summer, the NBA Lockout has hit the face of Miami and is effecting Zo’s Summer Groove activities.

According to the Sun Sentinel, The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will continue despite the NBA being in the middle of the lockout. Under lockout rules, active players are banned from contacting anyone associated with a team front office or coaching staff. Continue reading NBA Lockout Hurts Alonzo Mourning's Annual Summer Groove In Miami