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Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for Mr. Khan, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville has been a tremendous honor. During my seven years as a Jaguars player, I’ve always pursued success and winning football games, while preparing and training with the highest standards of competition, passion and perseverance. It has been an honor to represent my family, my teammates and the people of Jacksonville.
With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to the unwavering standard of excellence that professional football demands. I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the NFL. I love the game of football so much, and I know there is truly only one acceptable way to play. Knowing I can no longer compete at a level that I find acceptable, I have chosen to end my football career. This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life. I cherished every moment of my NFL career, and it has been such a blessing to play the game for as long as I have played. I anxiously look forward to next football season to arrive, but this time with the sole focus of being a great husband and father for my loving family.
Reflecting on my eleven years in the NFL, and all that was required to reach my current situation, reminded me of the many people I owe humble, sincere gratitude.
No one has felt the burden of my physical pain and mental anguish more than my loving wife, Elizabeth. She has been with me throughout my entire professional career, and was completely dedicated to helping me become my absolute best, on and off the field. I would have never played for as long as I did without her endless support and love. For at least six months of every year, she knew football would be a high priority, that I would come home tired, focused only on football, and sometimes injured; that even while I was home, my mind was often at work, thinking about defensive calls, offensive formations and tendencies, and third down threats. Yet she never complained or voiced her displeasure with me, although she had every right to do so. She has provided unwavering support through winning and losing, success and failure, and although she occasionally wanted to, she never once asked me to stop playing the game I love. I will spend the rest of eternity trying to give back to her all that she has given me.
Although I will miss football dearly, I look forward to spending more time with my daughters. Dance class and dollhouses will be a new challenge, but for them, I will do my absolute best. To my girls, thank you, and I love you more than anything.
My mother and father provided me with the perfect combination of love and discipline, and taught me what hard work and persistence truly are. All that I am, and everything I have done, is because of them. Every time I put on a uniform, I have always strived to honor them and the principles they stand for, and I can only hope that I haven’t let them down. Late in seasons past, I was asked far too many times by reporters about what possible motivation I could have to play hard knowing we were eliminated from the postseason. As a professional, the reasons to put in maximum effort and commitment are endless, but the most important reason for me was always simple – my dad would be watching.
My brothers and sisters have each greatly helped me in a variety of ways. All of them have been extremely influential in all facets of my life, and having them as siblings transformed me into the person I am today. They have given me steadfast support through every phase of my life in athletics, from little league football to the NFL. Whether it was through traveling to see me play or through game day text messages, their love and support always supplied me with strength. I owe them a great deal, and feel very fortunate to have them as family. To Mary, Stan, Anne and Dave, thank you, and I love you all.
Western Pennsylvania has had an enormous and lasting impact on me as a person and as a football player. The people and personality of the entire region provides a crystal-clear vision of what toughness, discipline and hard work truly are. Playing youth football there provided the foundation for my entire athletic career. As a young boy, with tears in my eyes and afraid of contact, my first football coach approached me on the practice field and stated with a steely-eyed glare, “Either stop crying, or get off the field.” Thankfully, I wiped my eyes and continued to run and hit for the next 25 years.
The young men I had the honor to play with at Hopewell High School were great teammates and are outstanding people. The struggles we shared playing football and basketball together forged life-long relationships, and I am so very fortunate to be able to consider some of those teammates my greatest friends, men like Matthew Fontana, Michael Mack and Gregory Rosatelli. Without these men, I would have never played in the NFL. I will be forever grateful for them and all our teammates, coaches and teachers at Hopewell High.
I would like to offer my deepest thanks to the Pennsylvania State University, and the entire Nittany Lion family. Playing football for the legendary Coach Joe Paterno provided me with a priceless education and wonderful memories. I formed lasting friendships with my college roommates; played with outstanding men like Sean Lee, Dan Connor, Tim Shaw and Michael Robinson; practiced the game of football with elite coaches like Tom Bradley and Ron Vanderlinden; and most importantly, learned that just being a football player was never going to be good enough. Living a life of “Success With Honor,” being a great son, brother, husband, father, as well as serving your community and helping others, was always far more important than tackling running backs.
In 2007, Marv Levy of the Buffalo Bills drafted me to play middle linebacker for his team, and the late Mr. Ralph Wilson gave me the opportunity to play professionally the game I love with all my heart. I will be forever grateful to the Buffalo Bills organization, my teammates in Buffalo and the fans of Western New York for allowing me to be a small part of that storied franchise and amazing city. I wish them all the best.
Football is truly the ultimate team sport, and being a part of an NFL organization makes that all the more evident. So many people devote their time to helping the players, and I would like to thank everyone in the Jacksonville Jaguars organization, former and current, for all that you have done for me over the last seven years. The athletic trainers, the men in the equipment room, Tom Myslinski and his strength training staff, Mike Perkins and the video department, Jaguars Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kevin Kaplan, our team priests who dedicated their prayers to us, as well as the ticketing, sales and administrative departments. Everyone has helped me immensely and has performed a vital role in the Jaguars organization. Thank you for all that you have done for my family and me.
The coaches I have learned from and played for as a Jaguar have been nothing short of outstanding. It was an absolute privilege to play for all of them, from Coach Jack Del Rio in 2011 to Coach Doug Marrone during my final season. All of the position coaches, defensive coordinators, and special teams coaches were absolutely devoted to helping me perform to the best of my abilities. Thank you for your effort and dedication. It was an honor to play for you.
Success eluded me for the vast majority of my career. All of that changed with the promotion of Coach Doug Marrone and the return of Tom Coughlin a year ago. I would like to offer my deepest thanks to them for allowing me to experience the most challenging offseason program and training camp of my career, for that experience prompted the success of the 2017-18 season. The AFC South Division title was won because of the hard work and discipline you demanded of us. Thank you for bringing us out of the darkness and back into the light, and for demanding a non-negotiable standard of excellence that will propel the Jacksonville Jaguars forward for years to come. I am excited to watch and cheer for you.
I would also like to thank Mr. Wayne Weaver and former GM Gene Smith for bringing me to Jacksonville, and to Mr. Khan, Tony Khan and GM Dave Caldwell for allowing me to stay. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to call myself a Jacksonville Jaguar for the past seven years.
To my exceptional teammates, former and current, I owe you everything. I look forward to addressing you formally and privately at a later date, but please know that I love and respect all of you, and not having the opportunity to be around you is what will hurt most of all. Forming friendships and unbreakable bonds of trust on the field is what makes football so special and so important to me. When reminiscing on my NFL career, I won’t think about games won or lost, plays made or missed, but rather, I know I will think about you and the time we shared together, the trust and love we had for each other and the unwavering willingness we had to help each other succeed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The city of Jacksonville and the devoted fans of the Jaguars are simply amazing. Seven years ago, upon arriving in Jacksonville, I received the warmest welcome possible, and Jacksonville has been my home ever since. The dedication and passion the fans display has been inspiring. During a Sunday afternoon in the fall, there is no doubt the collective roar of our enthusiastic fans provides strength for the players. Although far too often we didn’t win as much as you deserve, you never wavered. Countless times I was approached by fans and loyal season ticket holders who gave me nothing but words of encouragement and support. I cannot thank you enough.
I thank God every day for all that He has given me: my family, my friends, my teammates and for making me an American. Today, I would like to thank God for making me a Jacksonville Jaguar, and for allowing me the privilege of an 11-year professional football career.submitted by /u/danhufc to r/Jaguars
Has anybody noticed just how many former MLS players are now in Cyprus?
The list of current players is as follows:
- Charles Eloundou, Nea Salamina
Mainly just pace in his MLS days the once capped Cameroonian and former Colorado man spent two seasons with Jacksonville before heading to the Mediterranean. Colorado also sent him on loan for several short stints. Never made an impact in MLS but the 23 year old has been growing into the current role of a supersub and has even been popping up on the scoresheet lately.
- Innocent Emeghara, Ermis Aradippou FC
A part of a long line of wretched San Jose signings (fuck you John Doyle) the only notable things 9 time Swiss international Innocent Ermyrgawd did was tear his ACL and score a nice goal. He seems to have found his level in Cyprus.
- Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, Alki Oroklini
The Corsican is a Ligue 1 veteran holding mid who started one year with the Earthquakes before being largely benched for another. After he returned to France in Ligue 2 as a starter and now sparingly plays in Cyprus. Scored a single MLS goal and it was a cracker
Late 2017 season signing by NYCFC to fill their void at right back, played 7 times, scored a playoff goal, and was released. Personally I thought he was fine. Previously played most notably in Scotland, Poland, and Greece.
- Nosa Igiebor, Anorthosis Famagusta
Perhaps the player with most pedigree on this list, Igiebor has played all over Europe and particularly the Mediterranean. Prior to Vancouver last year the once Israeli champion played in several countries after departing his native Nigeria. First came Norway, then a move to Hapoel Tel Aviv, which earned him a transfer to La Liga, followed by a return of sorts to Maccabi Tel Aviv, and finally a half season in Turkey. He has 15 caps and has won almost all there is to win in Isreal. His relationship with Vancouver turned sour as he did not like some of the ways the league operated most notably flying coach.
- John Rune Alvbåge, Omonia Nicosia
Best known for being a questionable and aging international signing, then getting utterly bombarded to start the season for Minnesota. They allowed 16 goals in three games and a laceration suffered at the end of that third game meant Alvbåge never returned to the starting role.
The next two are formerly of the Cypriot league, but in peculiar circumstances.
Both were signed to Apollon Limassol but the club never had the intention of fielding them. Henry was quietly loaned back to Toronto where he came from before being funneled to West Ham and O'Neil had a few loans. His final loan, winning promotion with NAC Breda in the Eerste Divisie, helped him establish himself in the Netherlands where he now warms the bench for Excelsior along with Desevio Payne. O'Neil was unfortunate to not end up with NAC Breda where there was mutual interest in returning. As for Henry he is obviously back in MLS with Vancouver.
Then finally we have the only ex-Cypriot league North American based player that actually set foot on the field
- Tony Taylor, Omonia Nicosia
His sketchy agency (Traffic Sports) have hooked him up with all sorts of nice gigs like various bad Portuguese first league teams and NYCFC. One of these gigs was a stay in Cyprus for the 2013-14 season where he played 18 games and scored 3 goals. He is currently a member of the Ottawa Fury
Keep in mind TM statistics are unreliable especially for a place like Cyprussubmitted by /u/Sielaff415 to r/MLS
Current points cutoff: 77 pointsEastern Playoffs GP W L OTL P P% GF GA GDiff L10 ROW Atlantic Division TBL 69 48 17 4 100 .725 253 191 +62 9-0-1 42 BOS 67 43 16 8 94 .701 226 172 +54 7-3-0 40 TOR 69 40 22 7 87 .630 228 197 +31 5-3-2 34 Metro Division PIT 70 40 26 4 84 .600 229 211 +18 6-4-0 38 WSH 68 38 23 7 83 .610 206 200 +6 5-5-0 35 PHI 69 35 23 11 81 .587 203 202 +1 5-4-1 33 Eastern Wild Cards NJD 69 35 26 8 78 .565 204 208 -4 4-6-0 30 CBJ 69 36 28 5 77 .558 188 193 -5 7-3-0 30 ------------ - - - - - - - - - - - FLA 66 34 25 7 75 .568 202 207 -5 8-1-1 31 CAR 68 30 27 11 71 .522 181 206 -25 3-5-2 27 NYI 69 30 29 10 70 .507 222 245 -23 2-4-4 27 NYR 69 30 32 7 67 .486 195 221 -26 3-5-2 27 DET 68 26 31 11 63 .463 177 206 -29 2-6-2 22 MTL 68 25 31 12 62 .456 173 214 -41 3-2-5 23 OTT 67 23 33 11 57 .425 181 233 -52 2-6-2 21 BUF 69 22 35 12 56 .406 165 224 -59 5-4-1 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE
Current points cutoff: 80 pointsWestern Playoffs GP W L OTL P P% GF GA GDiff L10 ROW Central Division NSH 68 44 14 10 98 .721 222 173 +49 9-0-1 39 WPG 68 41 18 9 91 .669 227 179 +48 7-3-0 39 MIN 69 39 23 7 85 .616 216 198 +18 7-3-0 36 Pacific Division VGK 68 44 19 5 93 .684 232 185 +47 5-4-1 41 SJS 68 36 23 9 81 .596 198 186 +12 5-4-1 32 ANA 69 34 23 12 80 .580 193 189 +4 6-3-1 30 Western Wild Cards DAL 69 38 25 6 82 .594 198 180 +18 4-4-2 34 COL 68 36 24 8 80 .588 215 202 +13 5-1-4 35 ------------ - - - - - - - - - - - LAK 68 37 26 5 79 .581 197 173 +24 6-4-0 35 CGY 70 34 26 10 78 .557 197 206 -9 4-5-1 32 STL 68 36 27 5 77 .566 187 180 +5 2-6-2 33 CHI 70 30 32 8 68 .486 199 207 -8 5-5-0 29 EDM 68 30 34 4 64 .471 193 221 -28 6-4-0 26 VAN 69 25 35 9 59 .428 183 225 -42 2-5-3 25 ARI 68 22 35 11 55 .404 163 219 -56 6-3-1 21 Current NHL Team Stats NHL STATS - TEAM
NOTE: With RES installed, this table is fully sortable by simply clicking on the stat you want to sort by on the top bar. Click twice to invert the stats in the opposite order.TEAM GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% S S% SA SV% PDO TBL 69 48 17 4 100 .725 253 191 56 235 23.83 51 227 77.53 2242 11.0 2263 .916 102.4 NSH 68 44 14 10 98 .721 222 173 50 229 21.83 43 242 82.23 2202 9.9 2190 .924 101.5 BOS 67 43 16 8 94 .701 226 172 47 214 21.96 36 205 82.44 2199 10.1 1963 .913 100.9 VGK 68 44 19 5 93 .684 232 185 43 207 20.77 38 195 80.51 2241 10.2 2072 .912 100.8 WPG 68 41 18 9 91 .669 227 179 56 229 24.45 39 228 82.89 2160 10.4 2154 .918 101.0 TOR 69 40 22 7 87 .630 228 197 41 188 21.81 34 196 82.65 2197 10.1 2349 .917 101.6 MIN 69 39 23 7 85 .616 216 198 44 206 21.36 47 234 79.91 2100 10.1 2204 .911 100.8 WSH 68 38 23 7 83 .610 206 200 43 197 21.83 45 222 79.73 1954 10.4 2175 .909 101.3 PIT 70 40 26 4 84 .600 229 211 58 224 25.89 43 230 81.30 2398 9.5 2169 .904 98.2 SJS 68 36 23 9 81 .596 198 186 45 215 20.93 29 190 84.74 2236 8.7 2073 .912 99.1 DAL 69 38 25 6 82 .594 198 180 42 212 19.81 40 239 83.26 2175 8.9 2055 .913 100.2 COL 68 36 24 8 80 .588 215 202 52 254 20.47 39 235 83.40 2005 10.7 2233 .910 101.4 PHI 69 35 23 11 81 .587 203 202 46 230 20.00 48 196 75.51 2192 9.2 2072 .905 100.3 LAK 68 37 26 5 79 .581 197 173 40 196 20.41 37 229 83.84 2121 9.2 2151 .920 100.8 ANA 69 34 23 12 80 .580 193 189 33 184 17.93 42 241 82.57 2083 9.1 2337 .922 101.0 FLA 66 34 25 7 75 .568 202 207 41 205 20.00 39 193 79.79 2268 8.8 2290 .911 99.5 STL 68 36 27 5 77 .566 187 180 33 217 15.21 39 205 80.98 2233 8.2 2065 .913 100.2 NJD 69 35 26 8 78 .565 204 208 44 214 20.56 38 222 82.88 2181 9.1 2189 .907 99.6 Avg. 68 34 26 8 77 .560 202 202 42 212 19.81 42 212 80.19 2189 9.2 2189 .909 100.0 CBJ 69 36 28 5 77 .558 188 193 28 193 14.51 40 177 77.40 2362 7.7 2153 .912 99.6 CGY 70 34 26 10 78 .557 197 206 42 238 17.65 44 233 81.12 2353 8.3 2221 .910 99.7 CAR 68 30 27 11 71 .522 181 206 40 208 19.23 35 161 78.26 2324 7.7 1946 .896 98.0 NYI 69 30 29 10 70 .507 222 245 43 209 20.57 48 195 75.38 2142 10.2 2479 .902 100.7 CHI 70 30 32 8 68 .486 199 207 39 245 15.92 40 205 80.49 2405 8.2 2270 .909 99.4 NYR 69 30 32 7 67 .486 195 221 41 203 20.20 36 210 82.86 2177 8.8 2407 .910 99.6 EDM 68 30 34 4 64 .471 193 221 26 171 15.20 53 207 74.40 2306 8.2 2157 .898 99.1 DET 68 26 31 11 63 .463 177 206 36 197 18.27 46 213 78.40 2059 8.4 2177 .906 99.5 MTL 68 25 31 12 62 .456 173 214 41 204 20.10 52 219 76.26 2281 7.5 2174 .904 98.6 VAN 69 25 35 9 59 .428 183 225 46 215 21.40 54 235 77.02 2070 8.8 2235 .901 99.3 OTT 67 23 33 11 57 .425 181 233 34 209 16.27 46 194 76.29 2053 8.7 2221 .898 99.0 BUF 69 22 35 12 56 .406 165 224 35 208 16.83 42 202 79.21 2105 7.8 2259 .902 98.5 ARI 68 22 35 11 55 .404 163 219 35 206 16.99 37 182 79.67 2043 7.9 2164 .901 98.9 TEAM GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% S S% SA SV% PDO Avg. 68 34 26 8 77 .560 202 202 42 212 19.81 42 212 80.19 2189 9.2 2189 .909 100.0 NHL & AHL ROSTER TRANSACTIONS NHL Team Sunday, March 11th -- Transactions ARI SENT DOWN: Forward Dylan Strome to Tucson (AHL) ARI SENT DOWN: Defenseman Andrew Campbell to Tucson (AHL) BOS SUSPENSION ENDED: Forward David Backes returns from suspension BUF SENT DOWN: Forward Justin Bailey to Rochester (AHL) BUF SENT DOWN: Forward Danny O'Regan to Rochester (AHL) CGY SENT DOWN: Goaltender Jon Gillies to Stockton (AHL) CAR CALLED UP: Forward Valentin Zykov from Charlotte (AHL) COL CALLED UP: Goaltender Spencer Martin from San Antonio (AHL) COL SENT DOWN: Forward Vladislav Kamenev to San Antonio (AHL) on a conditioning assignment PHI SIGNING: Signed forward Carsen Twarynski to a three-year, entry-level contract with an AAV of $925,000 per year AHL Team NHL Affiliate Sunday, March 11th -- Transactions Bridgeport NYI SENT DOWN: Defenseman Mike Cornell to Worcester (ECHL) Charlotte CAR CALLED UP: Goaltender Callum Booth from Florida (ECHL) Hartford NYR RELEASED: Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis from a PTO Iowa MIN SIGNING: Forward Gerry Fitzgerald to a PTO Manitoba WPG CALLED UP: Defenseman Chris Dienes from Jacksonville (ECHL) Providence BOS RELEASED: Forward Tanner Pond from a PTO Providence BOS SENT DOWN: Forward Lindsay Sparks to Atlanta (ECHL) Providence BOS SENT DOWN: Goaltender Dan Vladar to Atlanta (ECHL) Rochester BUF SIGNING: Defenseman Jake Linhart to a PTO San Antonio COL CALLED UP: Goaltender Sam Brittain from Colorado (ECHL) Tucson ARI SENT DOWN: Forward Derek Army to Wheeling (ECHL) Tucson ARI RELEASED: Forward Daniel Maggio from a PTO Current Injury & Suspensions reports from around the NHL Injury & Suspensions Report Injury & Suspensions Update -- Additions Over the Past 24 Hours Player Team Date of Injury Injury Type Injury Note Laurent Dauphin ARI Sun Mar 11 2018 Lower Body Dauphin will miss an extended period of time due to a lower-body injury. Torey Krug BOS Sun Mar 11 2018 Groin Krug exited the last game due to a groin injury and his availability for Tuesdays tilt against CAR is clouded. Brad Marchand BOS Sun Mar 11 2018 Upper Body Marchand missed his last contest with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will return to the lineup Tuesday against CAR. Matthew Tkachuk CGY Sun Mar 11 2018 Upper Body Tkachuk left the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will suit up against EDM on Tuesday. Jonathan Bernier COL Sun Mar 11 2018 Head Bernier is dealing with a head injury and it is uncertain if he will be available against MIN on Tuesday. Oscar Klefbom EDM Sun Mar 11 2018 Shoulder Klefbom has undergone a procedure on his shoulder and will miss Tuesdays game against CGY. Phillip Danault MTL Sun Mar 11 2018 Face Danault is nursing a facial injury and his availability for Mondays game against CBJ is clouded. Charles Hudon MTL Sun Mar 11 2018 Lower Body Hudon has a lower body injury and it is unclear if he will be able to participate in Mondays matchup against CBJ. Mark Stone OTT Sun Mar 11 2018 Leg Stone suffered a leg injury during his last outing and will miss Mondays game against FLA and Tuesdays contest against TBL. Brent Burns SJS Sun Mar 11 2018 Face Burns left his last game with a facial injury leaving his status unclear for Mondays game against DET. submitted by /u/FreeCandyVanDriver to r/NHLstatheads
Just like I've done in the past 2 years, I'm creating a free agency megathread with all of the signings and rumors. Legal tampering starts Monday, March 12 at 12:000. The official league year begins on Wednesday, March 14 at 4:00.
New Free Agent Signings
G Andrew Norwell (5 years, $66.5 million, $30 million guaranteed)
HB Corey Grant (1 year, $2.914 million)- 2nd round tender
TE Ben Koyack- exclusive rights tender
OL Will Poehls- exclusive rights tender
WR Marqise Lee (4 years, $38 million, $18 million guaranteed)
WR Shane Wynn
Current Jags Free Agents Available (UFAs): QB Chad Henne, WR Arrelious Benn, TE Mychal Rivera, OL Patrick Omameh, LB Lerentee McCray, S Peyton Thompson, LS Matt Overton
Jaguars RFAs: HB Tyler Gaffney, WR Jaelen Strong
Jaguars ERFAs: OL Chris Reed
Retirements: LB Paul Posluszny
Jags Free Agents with Other Teams
WR Allen Robinson (3 years, $42 million)- Chicago
CB Aaron Colvin (4 years)- Houston
Confirmed Available Targets
TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins
LB Barkevious Mingo
Targets Signed with Other Teams
WR Sammy Watkins (3 years, $48 million)- Kansas City
Tuesday, March 13
3:38 PM: According to Mike Garafolo, the Jets showed interest in Marqise Lee, but couldn't get him. He also said to keep an eye out on the Jaguars signing one more wide receiver.
1:21 PM: Jaguars re-sign WR Shane Wynn
1:16 PM: Trey Burton signs with Chicago. 4 years, $32 million. Another TE off the market.
1:15 PM: Posluszny's full letter
1:14 PM: Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny retires
10:17 AM: The Robinson deal isn't official until 4:00 on Wednesday, but just in case you needed any more confirmation that he's gone, Allen Hurns just said his goodbyes on Twitter to Robinson.
9:42 AM: Jaguars are interested in LB Barkevious Mingo. Sixth overall pick in 2013. Played for the Colts last season.
7:24 AM: Sammy Watkins to Kansas City for 3 years, $48 million. He was targeted by the Jags.
1:10 AM: Summary from Monday's events- Jags interested in Watkins & ASJ. Allen Robinson all but gone. Jags re-signed Poehls, Koyack & Grant on tenders.
Monday, March 12
10:50 PM: Burrito Gallery offers free burritos every time Allen Robinson scores a TD if he stays in Jacksonville
10:13 PM: Myles Jack is happy about something. Time to speculate
9:25 PM: TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins will leave the Jets. Jags are interested in him, according to one report.
4:19 PM: As part of the second round tender, Corey Grant will make $2.914 million. One-year deal
4:17 PM: It's official. Jaguars are interested in Sammy Watkins
2:47 PM: Chiefs also interested in Sammy Watkins. So there's 4 teams in the running at this rate (CHI, GB, JAX, KC)
2:34 PM: Allen Robinson on NFL Network right now. Basically said that Jacksonville is behind him, and now, he's looking for the best place where he can play. So it looks like the Jags are out.
2:32 PM: Odell Beckham Jr. to the Jaguars doesn't seem like a far-fetched idea at this point. I've seen multiple verified accounts float that hypothetical out. So... there's that
2:05 PM: Jaguars interested in TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, along with the Seahawks, Colts & Bears
2:01 PM: Bill Zimmerman thinks the Jags are out on Allen Robinson. Thinks it's between the 49ers and the Bears. Telling point was when Robinson said that the Jags have to do what's best for "their team" and not "our team"
2:00 PM: For those of you that want a guard, the market will be set by Andrew Norwell, the top guy at that position. His market is apparently $13M
1:51 PM: On NFL Network, Charley Casserly just stated that QB AJ McCarron should (not will, but should) go to Jacksonville and compete for the starting job. Jacksonville has been rumored to be in the market for a quality backup QB.
1:46 PM: Something to keep in mind- in Caldwell's first 5 years as a GM, he's only re-signed 2 players who made it to the legal tampering period. Those players were Brad Meester (2013) & Marcedes Lewis (2016)
1:35 PM: Rapoport said that the Jaguars want to bring back Allen Robinson, but the Green Bay Packers (who are now going after free agents in a complete change of philosophy) will be a part of the bidding war
1:34 PM: Ian Rapoport on NFL Network just now stated that if the Jaguars lose Allen Robinson, look for the Jags to go after WR Sammy Watkins
12:40 PM: I know a lot of people want Trey Burton. He'll be in the $6M-$7M range
12:00 PM: Legal tampering is officially open
11:35 AM: Reporter Peter Schrager thinks it's down to the Jags and Bears for Allen Robinson
11:30 AM: Free crab cakes for Allen Robinson if he signs with the Ravens/u/JaguarGator9 to r/Jaguars
The recent NFL season had this really interesting and really neat agreement between rival fans and players. Fans were donating to the foundations/charities of various NFL players for many reasons.
These are just some examples, but rivals seem to help each other out all the time. So I guess, I wanted to ask if there were examples of this sort of thing going on between stans of "rival" pop artists.submitted by /u/jerky_muffin to r/popheads
NASCAR's first season in 1948 was highlighted by the Modified Division. Throughout the the season, it was a close battle for the championship between World War II hero Red Byron, and Fonty Flock, 1947 champion of the National Championship Stock Car Circuit. In the final race of the season at Jacksonville, FL, Byron took home his 11th checkered flag, and with it the championship, edging out Flock by 32.75 points. The inaugural NASCAR season, with the exception of a polio outbreak in August, went off without a hitch.
In 1949, Bill France started the Strictly Stock circuit, which is now known as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The inaugural race was held on June 10th, at the 3/4th mile Charlotte Speedway. The race was won by Jim Roper, after Glenn Dunaway was disqualified for illegal springs on his car. The inaugural championship was taken by Red Byron, winning two out of the eight races. Behind him in the points was Lee Petty, and Bob Flock.
The 1950s arrived, and with it came a period of great growth for the sport. The Strictly Stock series was renamed the Grand National division, and the schedule grew exponentially throughout the decade.
The greatest achievement of the early part of the decade was the building of Darlington Raceway, the first super speedway in NASCAR. Farmer Harold Brasington, inspired by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, built a racetrack in his native South Carolina, and hosted the inaugural "Southern Five-Hundred". Co-sanctioned by NASCAR and the Central States Racing Association, 75 cars started the race, which was won by Johnny Mantz, using hard truck tires to slowly drive away from the rest of the field, who were plagued by constant flat tires.
Also in the '50s, the first powerhouse team in NASCAR came into existence. Carl Kiekhaefer, founder of Mercury Marine, built a dominant force, winning 51 races and two Grand National championships in his two seasons as a team owner. Kiekhaefer left the sport after a controversial finish to the 1956 season, which resulted in a vicious crash that effectively ended the career of three-time champion Herb Thomas. However, Kiekhaefer's impact on the sport cannot be understated.
The greatest achievement of the decade was the building of the Daytona International Speedway. It was the realization of Bill France's dream, a permanent home for racing in Daytona Beach, as the beach course was quickly becoming an unfeasible race circuit. Though it took much wrangling and borrowing to get the project started, the speedway was finished in 1959. On February 22nd, the Inaugural 500 Mile International Sweepstakes(today known as the Daytona 500) was held, with a 59 car field. The race ended with a photo finish between Johnny Beauchamp and Lee Petty. Beauchamp was originally flagged the winner, but after three days of intense review, Petty was awarded the victory. 60 runnings later, the Daytona 500 is the premier stock car race, and one of the most prestigious races in the world.
Now a look at some of the dominant drivers of the decade:
Herb Thomas was the first superstar of NASCAR racing. In his career, Thomas collected 48 victories, along with three series championships. His full time career was ended in a vicious crash near the end of the 1956 season at Shelby, NC. Thomas suffered severe injuries in the wreck, but miraculously recovered. He ran three more races after that, before hanging up his helmet in 1962.
Tim Flock, brother of Fonty and Bob, was another one of NASCAR's early stars. Flock allocated 39 victories, along with two series championships. A fun fact about Flock was the monkey which rode with him for eight races in 1953. "Jocko Flocko" was in the passenger seat for a victory at Hickory Motor Speedway, before having to be pulled from the car two weeks later at Raleigh. Flock ended his full-time driving career following his tumultuous relationship with car owner Carl Kiekhaefer.
Buck Baker won two championships in the 1950s, along with 46 victories in a career which ran well into the 1960s. Baker retired from full time racing after the 1968 season, as one of NASCAR's greatest drivers.
Lee Petty, patriarch of the Petty family, was another one of NASCAR's early stars. In his career, Petty won 54 races and three series championships, along with the inaugural Daytona 500. Following a vicious wreck during Speedweeks in 1964, also involving Johnny Beauchamp, Petty, who was seriously injured, retired from full time racing. He ran six more races before hanging up the helmet in 1964.
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I identify as a social anarchist because I agree that one can't expect a typical pussyfied civilized society to just go straight to the opposite,but there needs to be a breaking in period first.So here's how I'd do it in the case of the U.S.: Government: I'll make the government as small as possible to stop abuse.I'll do away with Congress,The Senate,the Supreme Courts,and states while still having 1 President and 1 Vice President and 1 mayor for each city,elected every 4 years for as many terms as WE THE PEOPLE WANT.I would put the abortion issue to vote so WE THE PEOPLE can decide how far abortion should go and what can or can't be allowed instead of 12 shriveled up Supreme Court Judges telling the rest of us including up to 98% of Pro Choicers that abortion on demand up to the moment of birth which only around 2% of Pro Choicers support is the law of the land.I'll return elder, disabled,and child abuse laws to being a law enforcement matter.I'll give more freedom of religion including the right to believe whatever religion, spirituality,or non religion they like;go to any church,mosque,synaguage,or temple they wish,just keep religion out of government and medical decisions and forcing your beliefs down the throats of others who disagree with you.I'll be very environmentally friendly.I'll sign an Executive Order granting automatic citizenship to all Native Americans to give them back their land.No one would be homeless,starving to death,our dying outside the ER just because they couldn't pay the bill anymore.I would support all our Olympic athletes and pay them for representing this country in the Olympics as well as making it federal law that all major gyms like Golds and Powerhouse must include an area for Olympic and Power lifters. Finally,while I'm not an isolationist,no more of the U.S. trying to be the world's policemen.I would only send our military to deal with direct threats to the U.S.like the Nazis and Imperialist Japan and finish the war against I.S.I.S.,then get the Hell out of the Middle East.Let Israel's imaginary god protect them.And I'll ban and outlaw the intentional targeting of civilians who aren't even taking part in combat by the military, such as the fire bombing of Hamburg and nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki instead of legit military targets.I'll outlaw the Draft and forcing people into combat.I'll raise the minimum age of when one may serve in combat to 21,although one may enlist in military training at 15 years old if they wish.And during times of peace,everyone who completes basic training is to return to their home town where each main city will have a base where military members may train every weekend to keep their skills. Operation Culling The Herd,Crime and Punishment--NOT for those whom ate anything in the last 48 hours: Evil as defined by Higher Balance Institute is the cold blooded capital murder and/or destroying of an innocent human or animal (except for food,clothing,or if the animal's attacking) life for no reason except for the hell of it and/or for fun and/or unjust hate (like your ex simply dumping you or someone hurt your boo hoo hoo feelings). With that said,first I would have judges strictly rule on criminal cases.Male on male aggression's natural,but rarely male on female and never against children and loving parents.I would have anyone found guilty beyond any doubt of even attempting the cold blooded murder of an innocent woman who has children and/or elderly person who did nothing to provoke the murderer to violence like snitching to the police or "not inuff!" during a robbery,any child,or their own loving (not abusive) parents tortured to death over 3 weeks while allowing the victim's loved ones to take part if they wish.I would have anyone who was found guilty beyond any doubt of murdering a woman without kids and/or an innocent man who was minding his own business taken to a jail cell full of the victim's grieving loved ones and allow them to decide whether or not to spare him or how painfully to kill him,and if they agree to spare him/her, the perp will then receive an automatic prison sentence. Anyone who physically assaults their own loving parents (again,not abusive monsters) will be executed.Truly abusive parents who put their own children in the hospital will be sterilized.I'll legalize vigilanteism provided it's understood that if it's later proven that someone hurt or killed during revenge was innocent,,you'll be charged with assault or manslaughter To put a stop to an innocent person being wrongly convicted and the guilty wrongly being found innocent,I'll have all lawyers paid equally by the government to remove the greed/win at all cost factor.Any lawyer found guilty of intentionally getting an innocent person wrongly convicted or a guilty person found innocent will receive that person's sentence and punishmentBecause putting a human inside a cage called a jail cell is NOT my idea of innocent until proven guilty,I'll replace jail with carefully monitored house arrest with an ankle bracelet to allow freedom to go around and do chores while carefully monitoring the suspect..Police brutality against anyone not found guilty yet will not be tolerated.Rulings by the jury will be changed to guilty,not proven guilty or innocent where the suspect can be tried again if new evidence proves the perp guilty beyond a reasonable doubt,and innocent.To save much needed police manpower for innocent law abiding citizens,if 2 rival Mafia families or 2 rival biker gangs want to kill each other,as long as no innocent bystanders are dragged in,I'd let them fight it out.I would replace prison time with rehabilitation and treatment for non violent offenders.I would finally legalize Cannabis while still outlawing hard drugs and I will provide safe alternatives like Cacoa leaves instead of Crack/Cocaine to be smocked or chewed.It's 1 thing to get high just to relax and unwind, it's another to get zonked out on the hard toxic shit to numb one's emotional pain.We as a society need to ask ourselves "Why?" I'd legalize prostitution since it harms none,and because cheating in sports has no business being a crime,I'll legalize steroids while leaving it up to the sport organizations how to punish cheaters.I'll legalize physician assisted suicide for those suffering terminal illness and/or physically disabled and crippled with no hope of returning to normal and who wish to die with dignity.I'll permanently shutdown all those guilty of allowing these false ads and fake news like that retard Alex Jones,that Law of Attraction scam (Search Gregg Braden for an idea how it's really done),and the garbage on youtube about Reptilians ,N.W.O., and other garbage.And finally I'll take all racist haters of all races and put them all on a remote island where they can kill each other off. Economy: No more of this greed based Capitalism where the rich can buy their dreams and power while the poor lose their dreams just because they're too poor to afford it,and where people die on the streets because they're kicked out of the ER while suffering a heart attack or stroke for the crime of being too poor to pay the bill.I'll return things to where a person succeeds because they're the strongest, toughest, fastest,or smartest/most intelligent;not the richest/wealthiest.And finally,while I disagree with Anton LaVey's Draconian tax ALL churches stance,even dirt poor ones,I'd DEFINITELY tax these mega churches and these fake televangelists who's retarded sheep give them millions just so they can keep buying private jets.On my environmentally friendly stances,I'll federally fund Amtrak in exchange for them restructuring the rail system including building a high speed line between the busy Kansas City,Mo. to Denver route covered by a overly busy Greyhound;building a new line between Kansas City,Mo. and Saint Paul,Mn. with stops at Saint Joseph,Mo. and Omaha,Ne.;extending the Missouri River Runner past Saint Louis,Mo. eastward to Centralia,Il. and Indianapolis;merging the Lincoln service past Saint Louis down the Interstate 44 corridor to Oklahoma City and and the Heartland Flyer's service to Dallas and San Antonio into one line;I'll consider having Amtrak build a new cross country line to Los Angeles with connection to Albuquerque,Oklahoma City,Little Rock, Memphis, Atlanta,and Jacksonville Florida;and letting the Hiawatha service take over service between Chicago to Fargo and back while having The Empire Builder run service between Fargo and Seattle.Plus I'll encourage everyone to grow their own food rather than lawns. Environment: It amazes my Native American friends and myself that modern civilizations dump their sewage and toxic chemicals into the very water supply that's needed for and sacred for life.That's why the first Executive Orders I would sign would include banning and outlawing all dumping of waste into all rivers, streams,lakes,and oceans.I would work with technology and nature actually working with each other.Such as encouraging composting including compostable toilets,using chemical fertilizer only if needed and with organic gardening, growing much more variety of food crops rather than just the main ones,planting large bushes along highways and highway embankments, paving highways with a mix of asphalt and recycled shredded and melted tires,encouraging alternative fuels including water powered engines (https://youtu.be/cqjn3mup1So , https://youtu.be/4ljhGUia9Yk) —here that my 1%er brothers,planting and growing fruit and nut trees in public places, encourage citizens to grow their own food instead of lawns,having zero tolerance for littering and fining litterbugs $5,000.00 or having them work it off by cleaning other's litter and trash,encouraging building homes downwards below ground especially in tornado prone regions, and large reforestation programs among others.submitted by /u/1PercenterAnarchist to u/1PercenterAnarchist