Darrelle Revis hangs up on popular radio host Mike Francesa

Latest NFL News and Commentary

On Friday afternoon in a call-in with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had his interview cut short by a member of the Jets media relations staff. Francesa was incessantly asking Revis about his 100-yard interception of Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore, where Revis seemed to get away with holding and downfield contact on intended target Brandon Marshall.

Francesa, a known Jet hater and know it all,  kept harrassing Revis about that one play, trying to get the Pro Bowl cornerback to concede that he got away with one.

You can see the interview here, via Jimmy Traina of SI.com.

Several minutes before the exchange got heated, Francesa said that Revis was “in my estimation, the best defensive player in the league.” It went sour after that in an interview that aired live not just on WFAN but nationally on the YES Network:

Francesa: “You are still the only one in the world who doesn’t think that was a penalty.”

Revis: “I don’t care! I don’t care what everybody thinks! I don’t care what you think, I don’t care what the whole world thinks.”

What followed then was more testy interchange, resulting in a Jets spokesman getting on the line and saying “Darrelle, Darrelle stop.”

Francesa has had a rocky relationship with the Jets, dating back to his criticism of Jets head coach Rex Ryan. But Francesa and Revis have always been cordial, so the fact that he kept harassing Revis was a bit of a surprise. After being interrupted by the Jets staffer, Revis fired a GREAT  closing shot at the radio host.

“This is why I don’t want to get interviewed by him,” Revis said. “Whatever dude.”

A moment later, Revis said “Bye” and hung up the phone. Francesa, shocked by the outburst and the fact that a member of the Jets media relations staff interrupted his interview, was none too pleased by the sound of the dial tone.

“This is why I don’t talk to the Jets. I’ll tell you right now I was only kidding around with him,” Francesca said.

YEAH RIGHT Francesa.  Your a Giant fan and cant stand the Jets.  Plaxico shoots himself and you practically brushed it under the run and had nothing to do with the Giants.  Anything that happens to a Jet player, you connstantly blame the organization.


Fatasy Football Tips – My First Round Selections and Projections

Fantasy Football

After winning my Fatasy Football Leagues a number of times and placing in the top 3 the others, I get asked how do I do it.  What are some tips and advice I can pass on.

For starters, it starts with getting quality players in the first few rounds.  Today I want to list my top fantasy football running backs.

1.  Adrian Perterson

2. Adrian Foster

3.  Chris Johnson

4.  Jamal Charles

5.  LeSean McCoy

But with the injury to Foster and Johnson’s Hold out, I would be worried about taking them so early.  If you feel like I do here are some other good options

Ray Rice, Darren McFadden and Rashard Mendenhall

Top Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

1.  Andre Johnson

2.  Roddy White

3.  Calvin Johnson

4.  Vincent Jackson

5   Mike Wallace

Some runners up:

Greg Jennings-  Great but not always reliable because of all the weapons on that team

Hakeem Nicks –  Seems to be Mannings new favorite target

Miles Austin

Mike Tolbert likely to start for Chargers, Mathews sits

Latest NFL News and Commentary

It’s semi-official: San Diego running back Ryan Mathews(notes) is “almost certain to be inactive” at Seattle on Sunday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Details here…

Mathews ran on a treadmill Thursday and still held out hope, but indications are that Mike Tolbert(notes), who replaced Mathews against the Jaguars and ran 16 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns, will start in Mathews’ place.

Mathews suffered a high ankle sprain in the victory over Jacksonville in Week 2. Despite the rookie’s well-documented desire to return to action, it appears the Chargers will shelve him this Sunday, in a game they should be able to win without his services. Tolbert immediately becomes a viable fantasy option in standard formats, and he’ll continue to have at least modest value when Mathews returns. The 243-pound Tolbert has clearly claimed a role in goal-to-go situations.

Inez Sainz – Know the Inherent Risks of Your Profession

Latest NFL News and Commentary

Inez Sainz – Know the Inherent Risks of Your Profession

Many women in the media seem to want to make a name for themselves by going into sports media.  Most have never played sports so I find this puzzling, especially with a sport like football that 99% of women have never even played!

So if you want to keep putting yourself out there and getting in men’s locker rooms while they are showering and not dressed, I think female reporters need to be told the risks of doing their job and that they are inherent to the position, so you can’t complain and create lawsuits over every little thing.

With that being said, If you take a position as a cop there is a chance you can get shot, so will you complain and sue someone if you do? Just because you are a woman you can’t expect special treatment.  The nature of the job is what it is.  Don’t take the job if you can’t perform the functions of it or are bothered by part of it.

If you became an ironworker and work building bridges or skyscrapers, there is an inherent risk that you may fall off and get seriously injured.  That is just the way it is, you can’t complain about the working conditions.

If you are going to go into an environment where you are dealing with young, testosterone driven men, and wear tight jeans and stick your chest out, you are probably going to get some form of harassment, women in general know this when they walk past construction sites.

So they allegedly threw some balls near you, so what.  Adolescent men do that all the time so they can go over and talk to the women when they go over to retrieve the ball.

Other serious female reporters in the media are angry with Ms. Sainz.  They way she dresses and acts as a reporter, as well as using the attention from this story to further her career.  She has not turned down an interview since it happened.

I wish that teams would start banning female reporters that have know issues like these and not give them interviews or access to team facilities.  Then maybe these sensitive female reports would get the hint and deal with things better if they really want to be serious sports journalists.

I feel they should NEVER let female reporters into mens locker rooms in the first place. Yeah I know they feel slighted that male reporters are allowed in locker rooms and they will miss out on the story, but do we send male reporters into female locker rooms while they are showering and naked?  No we don’t, so why do it the other way around.

If female reporters like Inez Sainz keep complaining, then they need to stop locker room access for women which im sure other serious female reports will not like.  They will just have to thank Ms. Sainz for that one!

Revis Signs New Deal

Latest NFL News and Commentary

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — After a five-week holdout, Darrelle Revis returned to the New York Jets Monday and was greeted  by his teammates.

After reconnecting with his teammates, Revis repaired to an upstairs board room, where he was to sign his four-year, $46 million contract, culminating a seven-month odyssey that began when the Jets told Revis after the season they wanted to re-work his contract.

Just like that, the black cloud over the Jets was gone. Now they can get on with the business of trying to reach the Super Bowl.

Brett is Back… Again!

Latest NFL News and Commentary
August 18, 2010

Brett Favre is back, there’s a surprise.  This time in wacky fashion, it took a slumber party with his pals, Ryan Longwell, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson to go all the way down to Mississippi and convince Brett to come back with them and rejoin the team.  Im not sure I want to know what those guys were doing down there, ut somehow they convinced Favre to comeback… again.

I think my readers, like me, knew he was coming back all along, but it was very cleaver of Brett to blame the ankle and his health, etc but say it was ultimately about the great group of guy on the team, so he wants to win it for them… yeah ok (cough)  Im sure it had nothing to do with the extra  3.5 – 7 million dollars he can earn this year in incentives… nah couldn’t be that.

But Brett just gives us that down home, country BS and sounds real sincere,.. kinda like another Brett I’ve meet…. Brett Michaels…. another phony.  Good thing Im good at seeing through this $hit.  Hopefully I can help you see through it too!

So Is Brett Favre In Or Out?

Latest NFL News and Commentary

Here we go again, so are you in or out Brett?  Sources said he texted people telling them he was done, only to take it back AGAIN the next day!

MANKATO, Minn. — Brett Favre’s spectacular stint with the Minnesota Vikings appears to be over.

Brett Favre has retired twice before only to return. Why should we believe he’s really walking away this time, Kevin

Favre has informed the Vikings he will not return to Minnesota for a second season, according to multiple reports.

Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, “This is it,” league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Neither Favre nor the Vikings has confirmed the news, but a statement is expected later Tuesday, the sources said.

Vikings coach Brad Childress said Tuesday that he has talked to Favre in the last 24 hours but was unaware of the reports of Favre’s apparent decision to retire.

2010 NFL Draft

Latest NFL News and Commentary

No big surprises here.

The Rams took Sam Bradford, a much needed QB for that team after Marc Bulger didnt pan out.

The Lions selected Ndamukong Suh, a really good prospect and should help the Lions get a better pass run so they can eliminate all those pass plays over 30yrds last year.

The Jets selected 29th and selected Kyle Wilson CB from Boise State.  With an already top notch cornerback dou Wilson will play in the nickel package and return punts.  This could spell the end of Leon Washington, esp since the Jets picked up LT.

The one surprise I found was why did the Buffalo Bills select C.J. Spiller (RB) Clemson.  After all, they have two very good ones already.  That is the one position they actually have enough talent at.