Jun
25

Law and Order

leonard little

It’s been some time since I’ve last posted an article, but this couldn’t have been a better time for me to vent. In light of the recent happenings with athletes and their run ins with the law, I have come to the simple conclusion that the U.S legal system is an absolute joke. I know…
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Mar
13

Schackman’s 2009 NFL Mock Draft…….Part 2

Matthew Stafford

1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford (QB, Georgia) -Stafford is the only player that makes sense here for the Lions. As crazy as it sounds the Lions do have some weapons on offense, now they need a long term signal caller. 2. St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith (OT, Baylor) -With Orlando Pace’s career soon coming to…
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Feb
13

Boras Not So Boras

With Manny still left unsigned, it’s time to take a closer look at his agent’s actions. It’s very well known that Boras was looking for a contract of 4 years worth close to $100 million. After every Dodger rejection, Boras insisted that the market was heating up and that the big money was still out…
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Feb
05

Schackman’s 2009 NFL Mock Draft – Part 1

With the Super Bowl out of the way it’s now time to focus on the next biggest event: The NFL Draft. 1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford (QB, Georgia) -Stafford is the only player that makes sense here for the Lions. As crazy as it sounds the Lions do have some weapons on offense. Now they…
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Jan
13

Sports and the Economy

As our country deepens into a recession, we are now seeing how the poor economy is affecting the sports industry, firsthand. The NBA has laid people off, the NFL just laid off 10% of its work force, the NHL is on a hiring freeze, and the Arena Football League suspended its 2009 season. In addition,…
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Jan
07

Flacco’s Play into PayDay

Easy Joe Flacco really has nothing to worry about, even though people can't stop talking about Tom Brady's new deal.

A while back ago I wrote a post titled, Kudos, Joe Linta. It pointed out how beneficial it is to get your client signed and into training camp on time, especially for a quarterback fighting for a starting spot. As the Baltimore Ravens try to earn their first postseason berth since 2006, rookie quarterback Joe…
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Dec
03

2009 Defensive Studs (Draft Eligible)

DE 1. Brian Orakpo (Sr./ Texas) -He’s a physical freak, has the strength to overpower lineman and the speed to go around them. May be the best defensive player in the country. He also fits the mold of a great outside pass rusher in a 3-4 system. 2. Michael Johnson (Sr./ Georgia Tech) -At 6’7…
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Nov
20

STAY OUT OF IT!!!

There has been some talk recently that the MLBPA is suggesting or pressuring C.C. Sabathia to accept the Yankees offer of 6 years and $140 million. For the MLBPA to even get involved in this issue sets a horrible precedent for baseball and its players. I understand that the MLBPA exists to watch out for…
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Nov
12

2009 Top Offensive Prospects (Draft Eligible)

QB Mattew Stafford (Georgia/Jr.) -While the Bulldogs may not have lived up to the expectations, Stafford is the best pro-style quarterback in the country. Tim Tebow (Florida/Jr.) -Tebow is a stud, some may say he may not have what it takes to be an NFL quarterback, but I’m not one of those guys. He does…
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Nov
06

Enough Is Enough Al!!!

The Oakland Raiders made an Oakland Raiders type move. They released pro bowl cornerback DeAngelo Hall. This off-season the Raiders traded a 2nd and 5th round draft pick, then inked Hall to a 7 year $72 million deal. Hall played in only 8 games before getting the ax, and only pocketed 8 of the $72…
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