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  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

    04/16/2015 5:02:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2015 | Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher
    The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward smaller, twin-engine planes. Smaller planes cost less to fly than the stately, four-engine jumbos, which can carry as many as 525 passengers.
  • New York Jets Running Back Chris Johnson Injured In Shooting That Kills Second Man In Car

    Chris Johnson, the NFL running back cut by the New York Jets last month, was injured in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida, when an unknown gunman or gunmen pulled up alongside the Jeep in which he was a passenger when it stopped at a red light and opened fire. The assailants then sped off. When the shooting was over, Johnson was shot in the shoulder but the driver of the Jeep, 28-year-old Dreekins Oricko Johnson, was dead, according to news reports out of Orlando Sunday.
  • Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 7:35:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Maan News ^ | 1/3/2015 | Maan News
    BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) – A Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014. Al-Jarida newspaper quoted "well-placed" sources as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had taken a decision to carry out airstrikes against Iran's nuclear program after consultations with his minister of defense Moshe Yaalon and foreign minister Avigdor Liberman in the presence of top security commanders. The decision came, according to al-Jarida, after Israel revealed that the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign...
  • France Sells Egypt 24 Rafale Fighter Jets

    02/16/2015 8:20:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 2/16/15 | Ben Ariel
    France on Monday signed an agreement with Egypt for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet, in a deal that will boost Cairo’s military as it tackles jihadists, AFP reported. Paris hopes the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters to be delivered later this year will prompt others to snap up its latest combat jet. For Egypt, the agreement is a show of support for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who overthrew his Islamist predecessor in 2013 and wants to break a U.S. monopoly over Egypt’s arms supplies. In October of 2013, three months after Islamist...
  • Chris Christie in hot water with New York football fans after celebrating NFL playoff victory for

    01/05/2015 6:39:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2014 | Thomas Burrows
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has landed himself in hot water after he was caught enthusiastically celebrating a victory for the Dallas Cowboys. Christie was filmed hugging Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen in a garish orange sweater after Dallas defeated Detroit Lions in a match yesterday. A native of New Jersey, Christie follows the Cowboys despite his team having a long-standing rivalry with the New York Giants in his own state as they play in the same NFL conference every year. He also cheers for the Cowboys ahead of his state's other NFL team, the New York...
  • Jets Nick Mangold Honors Slain NYPD Officers By Wearing NYPD Hat Before Jets-Patriots Game

    12/21/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 60 replies
    Brobible.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Jorge Alonso
    Before the Jets-Patriots game on Sunday, Jets Nick Mangold was seen wearing an NYPD hat in honor of the two NYPD police officers who were tragically killed on Saturday.
  • Freudian slip? Jets owner accidentally favorited a tweet calling for GM to be fired

    12/17/2014 9:38:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 17, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Jets are in the midst of a pathetic season with a dismal 3-11 record and a sure-to-be last place finish in the AFC East, which has fans wondering if Jets owner Woody Johnson will make any big changes in the offseason. Well, look no further than Johnson’s Twitter feed for an answer:
  • All NY Jets did with win over Titans was hurt slot in 2015 NFL draft

    12/15/2014 11:18:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 15, 2014 | Manish Mehta
    When the wackiness of the final play was over and one forward pass and three laterals had come up nine yards short for the Titans, two words likely crossed every smart Jets fan’s mind: It figures. Rex Ryan and his players rejoiced over this December win during this lost season, while the legions of team followers cursed a meaningless moment that almost certainly cost the Jets a chance at drafting a franchise quarterback in the coming months.
  • Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus' - Syrian army

    12/07/2014 10:37:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    bbc ^ | 7 December 2014 Last updated at 13:18 ET
    Israeli planes bombed the area near Damascus international airport and the town of Dimas, the Syrian army said in a statement carried on state television. No casualties were reported. There has been no confirmation of the air strikes from Israel.
  • VIDEO: Five Hours of Walking in NYC as a Jets Fan

    11/09/2014 1:08:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 11/8/14 | Stephen Douglas
    Of all the videos parodying the original NYC cat calling video, this is my favorite. It’s funny, doesn’t overstay its welcome, and is the most believable. Usually, I agree that people should be left alone, but when you dress like a Jets fan, you are kind of asking for it.
  • Navy F/A-18 Hornets Crash in Pacific Ocean

    09/12/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    http://www.navy.mil/ ^ | Sept 12, 2014 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, today, while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. The initial report is that the two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113). One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention. Search efforts continue for the second pilot. The search for the second pilot includes guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile...
  • Report: 11 commercial jetliners missing after Islamist takeover of Tripoli airport (Drudge title)

    09/02/2014 3:40:38 PM PDT · by MNDude · 44 replies
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or more of the aircraft could be used in an attack later this month on the date marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, said U.S. officials familiar with the reports. “There are a number...
  • Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11

    09/02/2014 2:08:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 139 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2014 | By Bill Gertz
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or more of the aircraft could be used in an attack later this month on the date marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, said U.S. officials familiar with the reports. “There are a number...
  • Flaris Personal Jets Take Off

    07/01/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 48 replies
    Robb Report ^ | Mary Grady
    Flaris, a new aviation company based in Poland, made an unexpected appearance at the Paris Air Show in June with its prototype of a single-engine personal jet, the LAR01. The all-composite design allows for sweeping lines, with a sharp nose, a cabin that seats four, and long, narrow wings for aerodynamic efficiency. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/aviation/flaris-personal-jets-take?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=relatedlinks&utm_campaign=aviation#sthash.PFsSTX3s.dpuf
  • "America Deluded Us" Slams Angry Iraq PM, Will Buy Russian Jets Instead In War Against ISIS

    06/27/2014 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/27/14 | Tyler Durden
    As BBC reports, citing Maliki, "Jets from Russia and Belarus will hopefully make a key difference in the fight against ISIS in Iraq." He expressed regrets over Iraq's contract with the US, saying their "jets are taking too long to arrive." "God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists' dens," he told BBC Arabic.
  • Jackson cut by Eagles follows ‘gang’ report; Jets still interested

    03/29/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/28/2014 | Brian Costello
    It’s your move, Woody Johnson. The Eagles released star wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday, making him a free agent the Jets and their owner may want to grab. Jackson was released shortly after a report revealed the Eagles had concerns about his ties to gang activity in Los Angeles, complicating any decision on the receiver. --SNIP-- But the situation got a lot murkier Friday with the NJ.com report that Jackson was contacted by the LAPD about a 2010 gang-related murder. The police said Jackson was never a suspect, but his ties to Theron Shakir, a purported member of the...
  • Jets sign Vick and release Sanchez

    03/21/2014 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick and released Mark Sanchez on Friday. Related Stories Report: Vick to meet with Jets The SportsXchange Michael Vick visiting the Jets, could shake up their QB situation SB Nation AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return The Associated Press Source: Michael Vick to visit Jets this weekend National Football Post Decision day coming for Jets on Sanchez ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa Vick was a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the Phialdelphia Eagles. He will be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who helped the quarterback...
  • JET NOISE OVER WASHINGTON, DC

    01/29/2014 5:50:59 AM PST · by 7thson · 21 replies
    Got a question for Washington, DC-Maryland Freepers who live in the PG and Calvert Counties. I woke up last night at around 2330 to the sound of loud jet engines. At first I thought it was a tornado, it was so loud. It sound like it was right over the house. It was jet engines, that seemed to go up from Calvert County to PG and then back down. This lasted for about 15-29 minutes. Where I live, PAX River NAS is to the south and Andrews AFB is to the norh. Anyone hear this and/or know what was going...
  • Trading for Tim Tebow was a mistake, former Jets GM now says

    01/17/2014 6:23:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 16, 2014 | Jay Busbee
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, the man who traded for Tim Tebow, is now looking back on his career in New York. He's expressing some regrets, and guess who's right at the top? "Obviously we made a couple mistakes," Tannenbaum told CBS Sports Radio, "trading for Tim Tebow most notably." The Jets dealt a fourth- and sixth-round pick to Denver to get Tebow in March 2012, and then proceeded to use him in no discernibly logical fashion whatsoever.
  • Populist blowhard Ed Schultz secretly flies on his own fleet of private jets

    12/14/2013 12:47:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/14/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who has repeatedly criticized opponents for owning private jets, owns multiple private jets and conceals his flight data from the public. Schultz owns Ed Schultz Broadcasting, LLC and has owned at least three Cessnas and one Piper. Schultz has owned two Cessna 560s, which typically sell for more than $5 million per plane. (He sold one plane—tail number N421LT — to Lakin Tire West Incorporated in 2011). Schultz also owns one Cessna 208B which is worth over $1.5 million. He also owns a Piper Cheyenne turboprop, estimated at more than $2 million.
  • Czechs to sell up to 28 old fighter jets to U.S. company

    12/02/2013 11:45:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 29, 2013
    Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic is close to selling up to 28 subsonic fighter jets to a private company in the United States after years of failed attempts to offload the surplus planes, the Defence Ministry said on Friday. The U.S. company, Draken International, has placed a binding bid to buy 14 L-159 planes with an option for 14 more for a total price of up to 516 million crowns ($25.7 million). The government should decide about the contract by the end of the year. It could be completed in January 2014, the defence ministry said. "The Czech...
  • Cuba says missiles and MiG fighter jets found hidden in sugar aboard North Korean ship

    07/17/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/17/13 | Anthony Bond
    Cuba has said missiles and fighter jets found buried under sacks of sugar on a ship bound for North Korea were being sent to the secretive state to be repaired. The Caribbean nation admitted last night that it owned the military equipment and said it was due to be returned to the island once repairs had been completed. [Snip] The 35 man crew--made up of North Koreans--tried to resist arrest by rioting with the authorities. The ship, which has been identified as the 14,000-ton Chong Chon Gang, was carrying missiles and other arms ´hidden in containers underneath the cargo
  • ( Muslim ) NY Jets Player Speaks at Extreme Anti-Israel Conference

    07/09/2013 10:24:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAG ^ | July 9, 2013 | Joe Kaufman
    Oday Aboushi has been touted as being the first Palestinian-American player in the National Football League (NFL), but his radical behavior since being drafted by the New York Jets less than three months ago could get him sent home early. His latest infraction was made as he gave a speech at a radical Muslim conference sponsored by a group denying Israel’s right to exist and associated with blatantly anti-Semitic and terrorist propaganda. ... Only weeks after the draft, Aboushi tweeted the following: “65th anniversary of the Nakba and palestinians all across the world are still thriving.” For persons unaware of...
  • A $60,000 Personal Jet

    05/27/2013 11:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Retro Thing Blog ^ | December 2012 | James Grahame
    Since 1998, they have introduced a range or piston driven light aircraft that have proven popular with kit enthusiasts -- the two-place Sonex, Y-tail Waiex and the Onex single-seater. Now they've unveiled the jet-powered SubSonex. The "pre-prototype" SubSonex JSX-1 has been flying since August, 2011. It looks like its piston relatives, except that instead of a propeller, a surprisingly compact PBS TJ-100 turbojet engine is mounted on the top rear of the fuselage, directly in front of the distinctive Waiex Y tail. The TJ-100 puts out only 247 pounds of thrust, but that's enough to propel this tiny 400 lb...
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • US Gives 4 More F-16 Fighter Jets To Egyptian Gov't Despite Outcry

    04/11/2013 4:13:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/11/13 | Maxim Lott
    Four more F-16 fighter jets left the U.S. on Thursday headed for Egypt as part of a foreign aid package that has generated controversy given the political upheaval in the Mideast country. Critics say the military aid should stop because the president Egyptians elected last year has led the Muslim Brotherhood, called President Obama liar and urged that hatred of Jews be instilled in children. A source who works on the naval air base in Fort Worth, Texas, confirmed to FoxNews.com the departure of the state-of-the-art fighter planes. The new shipment brings the total number of F-16 jets given to...
  • ESPN president orders producers to cut back on Tebow coverage: report

    12/10/2012 4:36:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | JUSTIN TERRANOVA
    Cortland may be a little less crowded next summer. ESPN president John Skipper has told producers that the cable giant needs to spend less time talking about Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow. "I said, 'Guys, we didn't handle this very well.' Going to training camp wasn't a problem. We just stayed on it relentlessly and too long," Skipper told Sports Business Journal.
  • After Butt Fumble, The Jets Are Officially The Worst Football Team

    11/22/2012 8:14:42 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 178 replies
    BuzzFeed Sports ^ | 11-22-2012 | Kevin Lincoln
    November 22, 2012 After Butt Fumble, The Jets Are Officially The Worst Football Team Let me show you why with a few horrifying, hilarious GIFs. Kevin Lincoln 1. EXHIBIT A: In their Thanksgiving night game against the Patriots, the Jets trail 14-0. Then Mark Sanchez runs into Brandon Moore's ass, fumbles, and the Pats take it for a score.
  • New York Jets: The Tim Tebow Experiment Is Officially Dead (His role in the team is shrinking)

    11/19/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider Sports ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tony Manfred
    Tim Tebow only played three snaps on offense against the Rams yesterday. Coincidentally or not, the Jets won 27-13 and Mark Sanchez had his best game since Week 1. At this point it's crystal clear that the Tebow takeover that everyone assumed would happen when the Jets traded for him just isn't going to happen. If there was ever a time to turn to Tebow, it was this week. The Jets were desperate — 3-6 after two-straight 20-point losses. And Mark Sanchez was in a certifiable tailspin, sitting in the bottom five in the league in passer rating and completion...
  • What's the Deal with the Jets and Tebow?

    11/11/2012 7:05:12 PM PST · by SquarePants · 29 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | Ombud
    I'm a Jets fan, and I have been one for almost 25 years now. I'm also a Tim Tebow fan, since his days playing for the Gators in my native Florida. He seems like a really quality guy, in pretty much every respect. The only knock on Tebow is that he can't throw accurately. Maybe that will continue to be valid, or maybe not. In the meantime the Jets have Mark Sanchez, the worst QB in the league stinking up the place every week, and Rex Ryan continues to stand by his man. I'm confused. They say Tebow can't throw...
  • Initiative to help solve unfilled jobs in aerospace industry

    10/16/2012 8:15:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Barrie Barber
    Initiative to help solve unfilled jobs in aerospace industry By Barrie Barber FAIRBORN — An initiative announced Friday aims to solve an ironic problem with Ohio’s economy — in spite of high unemployment rates there are more than 10,000 unfilled jobs in the state’s aerospace industry. Wright State University will be home to the Aerospace Professional Development Center, a first-of-its-kind outreach initiative in Ohio to train, educate and attract skilled workers into the ranks of the aerospace industry, officials said Friday. Ohio has more than 10,700 unfilled jobs in the aerospace and defense-related industries, according to state Sen. Chris Widener,...
  • Tebow/Jets: An asinine idea from Start & BAD for the NFL

    10/09/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 21 replies
    http://youtu.be/DmSMtFK40EA ^ | 10/9/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rex Ryan's ill conceived whim deprived Tebow & Fans of an important year in his pro career. Rex may well be job hunting next season but he should trade Tebow to a team who will START him and give fans what they want. This is a business and what Ryan has done BAD business... (I feel embarrassed talking about football while western civilization crumbles. All I can say is football is my -only- diversion and sometimes I need an escape.)
  • Woody Johnson puts Mitt Romney winning presidential election ahead of winning season for NY Jets

    10/01/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 1, 2012 | Seth Walder
    When it comes to Who’s No. 1 in Woody Johnson’s life, the Jet owner has a simple answer: M-I-T-T, Mitt, Mitt, Mitt. One day after his Jets suffered an embarrassing 34-0 loss at home to San Francisco he deemed “unacceptable”, Johnson was asked on Bloomberg TV Monday if he would rather have a winning Jets’ season or a victorious presidential election for Mitt Romney. Hope you are sitting down Jet fans.
  • Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago

    08/13/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Wire Update ^ | Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago By BNO News CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- An F-16 fighter jet intercepted two small planes Saturday after they entered airspace which has been temporarily closed for a visit by President Barack Obama, officials said on Sunday, less than a week after a similar incident in the New York area. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the two separate incidents happened in the Chicago area at approximately 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), just a few hours after Air Force One landed at O'Hare International...
  • Eglin AFB video

    06/28/2012 10:02:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    vimeo.com ^ | Jun 28, 2012
    I need a break from the grim news today. For Aviation enthusiasts. Enjoy.
  • Is Tim Tebow already winning New York Jets' starting job?

    05/18/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NFL.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jeff Darlington
    The playful jabs started from five, maybe six, lockers away. New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott began digging into quarterback Tim Tebow, pestering him in a style that sent a jolt of hilarity through those close enough to witness the exchange. The first round didn't last long -- still long enough for Scott to win with a Baby Jesus reference and a request for a baptism in the cold tub. But a few minutes later, as recounted by a present member of the New York media, Tebow walked past Scott, who was outstretched on the floor of the locker room...
  • Obama's Airspace In LA Violated As He Leaves California, Fighter Jets Intercept Small Plane

    05/12/2012 6:23:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 11, 2012 | By Jason Kandel
    F-16 Jets Intercept Small Plane as Obama Leaves LA The plane was forced to land at El Monte Airport on Friday morning as Air Force One was leaving LAX The North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled the two jets that intercepted the Piper 28 aircraft over northeast Los Angeles at approximately 9:45 a.m. PDT, and followed it until it landed about five minutes later and was met by local law enforcement, NORAD said in a statement. The Piper landed at the small airport in El Monte about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, local police Lt. Dan Burlingham said....
  • Sparano touts Tim Tebow's improvement as passer, could be effective in Wildcat

    05/04/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 4, 2012 | Josh Katzowitz
    While meeting with the media Thursday, new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano naturally was asked about his new quarterback, Tim Tebow. Quite naturally, the idea coach Rex Ryan presented in March that Tebow could get into a game for 20 plays was broached by those reporters with Sparano. And very naturally, Sparano decided not to expand on Ryan's explanation. ........................................................ Sparano, who coached Tebow in the Senior Bowl, can see the improvement in his passing as well. “That has been eye-opening,” Sparano said. “I thought fundamentally Tim has gotten much better. You could see the amount of time he spent...
  • Tebow in Babylon

    03/29/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/27/12 | Ross Douthat
    The Prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh. St. Paul was sent to Athens, Macedonia, Rome. And now Tim Tebow has been sent to New York City. There was a moment last week when it looked as if the trade shipping Tebow from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets might somehow fall through - that Tebow might end up a Jacksonville Jaguar instead, with a guaranteed starting job, a heavily evangelical fan base, and none of the insanity involved in eclipsing Jeremy Lin as the most famous Christian athlete in Babylon-upon-the-Hudson. O ye of little faith. Did you think...
  • After holdup, Jets snag Tebow

    03/21/2012 7:52:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/21/12 | Brian Costello
    The Jets made one of the most dramatic trades in franchise history Wednesday — twice. Gang Green swung a deal with the Broncos for polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow last night after the trade nearly fell through earlier in the day. The Jets sent their fourth- and fifth-round picks in next month’s draft to Denver in return for Tebow and the Broncos’ seventh-round pick. (Snip) Eventually the Jets and Broncos agreed to split the $5 million payment, according to ESPN. The deal got done just before 9 p.m., some eight hours after it originally was thought to be completed.
  • Tim Tebow trade encounters snag

    03/21/2012 4:18:15 PM PDT · by rsparks293 · 57 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 03/21/2012 | ESPN
    After word spread rapidly Wednesday that the New York Jets had acquired quarterback Tim Tebow from Denver for draft picks, the teams have encountered a hang-up in the language in Tebow's contract that could nullify the trade, a Broncos source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Tebow has about $5 million worth of recapture language in his contract, meaning the Jets would have to pay back some money to Denver, and the Jets might be unwilling to do that. The trade, then, is not finalized.
  • fOX Sports: Tebow To The NY Jets

    03/21/2012 9:58:41 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 53 replies
    Fox Sports
    Tim Tebow traded to the NY Jets for a 4th round draft pick with the Broncos.
  • Denver traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the NY Jets.

    03/21/2012 9:57:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter ^ | March 21, 2012 | Adam Schefter
    Denver traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the NY Jets.
  • Sea otters face a growing threat: shark attacks

    02/18/2012 8:42:25 AM PST · by null and void · 39 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 02/17/2012 11:14:50 AM PST | Paul Rogers
    California's sea otters have struggled for years with diseases, parasites and even the occasional collision with boats. But now the fuzzy coastal mascots are increasingly facing another threat: shark attacks. It's difficult to say that white shark numbers are increasing. Last year, the first comprehensive study of the number of white sharks off the California coast estimated there are 219, fewer than previously thought. Block said other species of sharks, including sevengills and makos, might also be attacking otters. She said having a population of large predators is healthy for any ecosystem, and that more research is needed before...
  • Report: Whitney’s Body FlownTo NJ on Tyler Perry’s Private Jet [Will Obama condemn evil jet owner?]

    02/14/2012 5:35:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    newsone.com ^ | 2/13/2012
    TMZ reports that Whitney Houston‘s body was flown home to Newark, New Jersey on Tyler Perry’s private jet. The film-maker was reportedly in Los Angeles on a press junket for his upcoming film, Good Deeds. When he heard of Houston’s death, he immediately offered his jet as transportation.
  • Kim Kardashian...as claims she is dating NFL star emerge (Mark Sanchez of NY Jets)

    02/03/2012 6:58:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2012 | Sarah Fitzmaurice
    She is in town to sound out premises for a new D-A-S-H shop in Miami but Kim Kardashian is squeezing in a bit of pleasure into her work schedule. ..................................................... While Kim has been spending increasing time with Jonathan whose sexuality was questioned on her reality TV show, it has been claimed that Kim is secretly dating NFL star Mark Sanchez.
  • George W Bush coin toss at Jets-Cowboys game (vanity)

    09/12/2011 5:49:57 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 16 replies
    Me
    So i'm at the game last night- starting my 31st consecutive season attending every Jets home game- and in the middle of the ceremonies they announce, "here for the coin flip, the 43rd POTUS, George" i jump out of my seat and begin yelling "yeh W!!! yeh W!!!" (sadly i must've looked like my 8YO daughter at a Justin Bieber concert)...I heard a large roar from most of the stadium- a few boos, though that's when he was talking to Romo...even later, in the 2nd half when they showed the clips, one of GWB walking to midfield there was applause...
  • Jets forward Rypien found dead in Alberta home

    08/16/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 1 replies
    NHL.com ^ | Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 11:05 AM | NHL.com
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta have confirmed that Winnipeg Jets forward Rick Rypien, 27, was found dead in his home in Crowsnest Pass, AB, on Monday. According to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail, RCMP officials confirmed the death was not of a suspicious nature. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman issued the following statement regarding the death of Rypien: "The National Hockey League sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Rick Rypien, who played the game with so much energy and emotion and whose passing fills us all with a sense of...
  • Aerospace industry tells Obama to cool it on bashing corporate jets

    06/30/2011 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Aerospace industry tells Obama to cool it on bashing corporate jets By Keith Laing - 06/30/11 10:16 AM ET President Obama went over the top in his criticism of tax breaks for corporate jet owners, a lobbying group said Thursday. "We're disturbed by President Obama's remarks on business aviation," Aerospace Industries Association President Marion Blakey said in a statement. "General aviation plays an important role in our economy and took a substantial hit in the recent recession," she continued. "We feel that disparaging comments from the president regarding business jet users are not conducive to promoting jobs, investment and economic...