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lesjroza

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Elliott hearing, redraft owners unite! -What do we want?

28 August 2017 - 08:49 AM

The Elliott situation is not my typical type of play but post-auction I find myself in the uncomfortable position of owning him this year. Plans A,B, and C were just too expensive for my taste and now I have the morning after blues. 

 

What are we really hoping for as a result of this hearing?

 

"Arbitrator says no reduction" seems like the best outcome because I'd have to think the Cowboys, Elliott,and the players union go to the mat at that point....... which may give it a solid chance of no resolution this year meaning we get the full Elliott.

 

A reduction to 2 games, maybe everybody says, ehh we'll take it, not as good but not awful

 

A reduction to 4 games is probably worst case for me. Elliott might accept it, and I'm likely toast this year since weeks 3 and 4 are double header weeks and with a divisional opponent each week.

 

Who's the axe on this subject?  Talk me off the ledge!!!!!


Outrageous predictions, you believe WILL come true..........

23 July 2017 - 08:48 PM

...............not just those you think MAY

 

I'll start

 

 

From weeks 1 - 12 (which comprises nearly the whole FF regular season), Chris Hogan will outscore Julian Edelman in standard and also be within spitting distance in PPR scoring.


Fake news?

25 April 2017 - 08:00 AM

Just to add a bit more intrigue to the draft..........like I say, I can't tell when this stuff is even real anymore let alone whether this is another draft sabotage attempt or real news. Any homers or anybody else have any additional color?

 

There is a video of a news report that will play with the link

 

 

http://www.cleveland...cleveland-hotel

 

 

"CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Just days away from the NFL Draft and a first round hopeful has been accused of a sexual assault.

According to a statement from the player’s attorney, Kevin Spellacy, he acknowledges police are investigating the accusation. No charges have been filed against the player.

Cleveland 19 is not naming the player at this time, despite having a statement from his attorney.

Spellacy says his client was in Cleveland with a group of friends and had met a 23-year-old woman in Cleveland’s Warehouse District, at the Barley House on April 8. The next morning, April 9, around 3:50 a.m., an off-duty police officer called for police and EMS for an alleged sexual assault victim at the downtown Westin Hotel, according to EMS and police dispatch. Officers and EMS arrived on scene, took statements, and the woman was transported to a local hospital. The player was not there when police arrived.

It's been two weeks since the alleged sex assault took place.

CBS Cleveland 19 has asked for the Cleveland police report multiple times, and has been given no response as to why an initial or completed report isn’t available nearly two weeks later. Our team was first told to contact Cleveland Sex Crimes, then was referred to Chief Calvin Williams. In compliance with Cleveland public record retention policy, our investigative team formally filed several record requests. Cleveland Public Records told Cleveland 19 in a response to our request for the incident report that they were waiting for the report from police.

What’s the delay with filing the report? We’ve learned that the player himself will come to Cleveland and provide a statement to police after the NFL Draft, according to Spellacy. So far, Spellacy has provided the Cleveland Police Department with one of three statements from eyewitnesses, which, Spellacy said, show the accusations are unfounded.

Are Cleveland police dragging their feet filing this report to help the young man get drafted into the NFL? We visited Cleveland police records and found an unrelated rape report already on file that occurred the same day as the player in question’s case.

The difference? The case that was filed doesn’t involve a high-profile suspect with potentially millions to lose."


Eli Manning, scammer? Not a good look

13 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

I can't tell the difference between fake news and the real thing any more but if this is real its not a good look for Eli and I think it could actually turn into a pretty big deal for somebody, if not him. Steiner was the biggest, not sure if they still are................ just  depending how far people want to push this it could include potentially federal crimes including mail fraud IMO. As a former dealer/collector...appalling.

 

 

http://nypost.com/20...r_share=twitter

 

 

‘Proof’ Eli Manning was in on Giants memorabilia scheme

 

 

"Giants quarterback Eli Manning was in on a scheme to sell phony game-worn gear — sending an email asking the team’s equipment manager for “helmets that can pass as game used,” according to blockbuster court papers obtained by The Post.

The legal filing also alleges that Big Blue failed to produce the smoking-gun request — sent from Manning’s old-school AOL account to an official NFL account — even though “they claim to have no document destruction policy.”

But Manning turned over the incriminating email last week in connection with a civil racketeering suit that accuses him, his team and others of conspiring to fleece collectors of authentic athletic uniforms worn on the playing field.

Manning’s email is contained in a pair of exchanges that allegedly began when his marketing agent, Alan Zucker, asked Manning to supply “2 game used helmets and 2 game used jerseys” as per the two-time Super Bowl MVP’s contract with memorabilia dealer Steiner Sports.

Several hours after Zucker sent the request on April 27, 2010, Giants equipment manager Joe Skiba sent Manning an email saying: “Let me know what your looking for I’ll try to get something down for you…,” court papers say.

“2 helmets that can pass as game used. That is it. Eli,” Manning allegedly responded from his BlackBerry at 2:08 p.m.

At 2:25 p.m., Manning wrote back to Zucker, saying: “Should be able to get them for tomorrow.”

“Thanks Eli,” Zucker responded.

The emails were filed Tuesday in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court by three memorabilia collectors who are suing the Giants, Manning, Skiba, Steiner and others, including team co-owner and CEO John Mara.

In related court papers, plaintiffs’ lawyer Brian Brook alleges that the emails prove “Manning was looking to give non-game-used helmets to Steiner to satisfy — fraudulently — his contractual obligation.”

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“Since it appears that the Giants failed to preserve any emails between Manning and Joe Skiba, and the Giants are keeping Skiba on the payroll and paying his substantial legal bills, the above email exchange may be the only direct evidence that Manning knowingly gave fraudulent helmets to Steiner for sale to fans,” Brook added.

On Thursday, Brook told The Post that the Giants “have not clearly addressed the issue” of the emails between Manning and Skiba that the team didn’t turn over.

Brook further alleged that “it appears to be the case that someone at the Giants organization deleted” those emails, as well as another, previously disclosed 2008 exchange.

In those emails, Skiba allegedly admitted to plaintiff Eric Inselberg that Manning had asked him to create “BS” versions of a game-used helmet and jersey because Manning “didnt want to give up the real stuff.”

“The first we have since Eric saved it on his AOL account and the second we have since Eli apparently saved it on his AOL account,” Brook said.

“I do give Eli and his lawyers credit for not destroying evidence.”

The Giants, Manning and Steiner did not immediately respond to requests for comment."

 

 

Off-season dynasty, worst offer recieved

08 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

My official worst offer received of the off-season..........so far anyway

 

 

Michael Thomas was the 7th highest scoring WR in this league, he is 22 yrs old, uninjured, and his situation seems to have gotten even better with trade of Cooks.  Thomas is going in the 1st round of dynasty startups at this point.

 

Those are rookie picks 2.12 and 3.02 being offered, not startup picks.

 

 

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