Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract that includes a first-year take in 2012 of $40 million, according to league, players union, and team sources.
For all practical purposes, the guaranteed money is considered by all parties involved to be an NFL-record $60 million, though there are contractual, but unlikely, outs for the Saints before he would receive all of that sum.
The accord was [...]
At long last, by 3 p.m. next Monday, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will finally have agreed to a new five-year contract. It will be the biggest upset of the NFL season if they don’t.
The two sides will probably keep haggling over the details right up until the July 16 deadline. But it will be stunning if Brees doesn’t ultimately sign a contract worth somewhere between $19.2 million and $20 million [...]
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Why are the Saints getting in trouble for what google and the Banker occupied Fed Gov do every day illegally?
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was told Friday that New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his Superdome suite that had been secretly re-wired to enable him to eavesdrop on visiting coaching staffs for nearly three NFL seasons, “Outside the Lines” has learned.
Sources familiar with Saints game-day operations told “Outside the Lines” that Loomis, who faces an eight-game suspension [...]
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — As the Patriots and Giants geared up for kickoff, celebrities and other notables took to Twitter in force on Super Bowl Sunday to enthuse and prognosticate, to name drop and joke around.
Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump): Just arrived in #Indianapolis…the energy in this city today is electric! #Superbowl
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan): My eagerly-awaited #SuperBowl predictions: Giants to win by 10pts. Gisele to kiss [...]
RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC Dramas Hold Up Well Against NFC Game, ‘Idol’ Gets Sampled
UPDATE, 1 PM: CBS and Fox have released updated numbers for yesterday’s AFC and NFC championship games. The close AFC contest, won by the New England Patriots, averaged 48.7 million viewers, the largest audience for an afternoon AFC Championship Game in 30 years — since January 10, 1982 (San Diego-Cincinnati on NBC). Overall, it was the second-most-watched AFC [...]
Seven months after Hurricane Katrina ripped holes in the Superdome’s roof in 2005, Louisiana State Bond Commission members made what they were told would be “the best of a bad situation” in financing the stadium’s renovation.
Acting against the recommendation of their staff, the commissioners voted for a Merrill Lynch & Co. plan to use debt and interest-rate swaps to pay for the job. While the deal helped keep the National Football [...]
Several Senate and House Republicans are planning to skip President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress Thursday night, in part because they don’t believe the jobs proposal he will unveil offers anything new.
But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has found a way to keep those pesky Republicans in the building, or at least in his chamber.
Reid on Thursday scheduled a vote immediately [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — There may be high drama in Washington over the nation’s economic future, but local football fans on Thursday warned the president against going into overtime during his address to the nation.
KNX 1070?s John Brooks reports revelers at a Hooters restaurant in Hollywood are ready for some football next Thursday.
“He shouldn’t be messing with football, that’s for sure,” said one man.
Some patrons even vowed to start drinking [...]
In agreeing Wednesday to reschedule his planned address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama might have placated House Speaker John Boehner at the expense of the nation’s football fans.
Boehner, R-Ohio, balked at the president’s original request to appear before Congress to discuss the nation’s chronic unemployment problem on Wednesday, Sept. 7. That’s the same day as a Republican presidential debate in Simi [...]
ATLANTA — NFL owners have been told by the league to be prepared to vote on the new collective bargaining agreement between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, multiple sources said.
Even though there may not be settlements on issues such as workman’s compensation, the television damages lawsuit that is before Judge David Doty and the Tom Brady antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, owners are ready to [...]
Here’s a complete list of the 2011 primetime match-ups.
Thursday, Sept. 8: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11: Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 12: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 12: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, 10:15 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18: Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19: St. Louis Rams at New York Giants, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. [...]
– Coverage Begins January 8th with NFL Wildcard Weekend –
New York, NY â€“ January 4, 2011 — Westwood One, the exclusive network radio partner of the NFL, will kick off play-by-play coverage of the NFL Playoffs on January 8, 2011 with Wildcard Weekend. Westwood One will broadcast every game of NFL post-season play including Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas. In addition, Westwood Oneâ€™s NFL [...]
– Westwood One is the NFLÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Exclusive Network Radio Partner –
New York, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ April 29, 2010 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Westwood One announced today its primetime NFL broadcast schedule for the 2010-2011 season. Westwood One remains the exclusive network radio partner of the NFL, broadcasting the most games and the best match-ups throughout the entire NFL season. The NFL on Westwood One kicks off the regular season on Thursday, September 9, 2010, [...]