Kris Kross liked our sports teams, a little bit.
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“Megatron [Calvin Johnson] was impossible to cover. Randy Moss in his prime: nothing you can do. But to me, (the Carolina Panthers’) Steve Smith was the toughest guy I faced. When I played him, he was just like me. He chose to outwork everyone else out there every day. That was me.” – Recently retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber, when ask about his toughest assignment during his NFL career.
ROOKIE WR TAVON AUSTIN SAYS PEOPLE ASKING FOR MONEY IS HARDEST THING ABOUT NFL RIGHT NOW -
St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin is finding out that when you become a first-round pick in the NFL draft, you start finding out how many friends you have that are wanting money.
“Everybody expects a lot of things from you as far as money,” Austin told the Rams official team website. “Everybody wants to be around you. My phone doesn’t stop ringing now. It feels like they’re counting my bank account now. So that’s probably the hardest thing for right now — just people.”
Austin says people are coming out of the woodwork, long lost relatives he never knew he had.
“Oh, I’ve got a lot of cousins now,” Austin said. “The whole (city of) Baltimore is my cousin now. We’re just gonna try to keep focused and let my mother and all them handle it.”
Austin, who is from Baltimore, already has changed his phone number.
“So hopefully, it doesn’t get out again or I’m going to change it again,” he said.
Unfortunately this is what happens each and every year. Some people seem to think they should benefit from draft pick’s hard work. But the sooner those players learn to say, “no,” the sooner they won’t end up being broke and “friendless.” (Photo: stlouisrams.com)
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- KICKER JOHN KASEY SIGNING ONE-DAY CONTRACT SO HE CAN RETIRE A CAROLINA PANTHER -According to Carolina Panthers team officials, longtime kicker John Kasey will be announcing his retirement from the NFL today. t
The team sent out a tweet …Tuesday morning on its official Twitter account saying the “franchise’s all-time leading scorer will sign a one-day contract to retire a Panther.”
Kasay, known as the “last of the original Carolina Panthers”, was signed to the Panthers as a free agent prior to the team’s debut in the 1995 NFL season.
He was a member of the Panthers organization for 16 seasons and was released in July 2011. At the time, he was the last original member of the team left.
Kasay departed as the team’s all-time leader with 351 field goals and 1,482 points, and ranked seventh in NFL history with 433 field goals and eighth in scoring with 1,823 points. He has 13 game-winners in his career, 11 with the Panthers.
One of his six 100-point scoring seasons with the Panthers came with the 2003 team that reached the Super Bowl. That season, Kasay tied an NFL record with five field goals in a postseason game, helping Carolina knock off the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs. (Photo: Associated Press)
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From Michelle Boudin comes the story of Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers running back/ivory tickler who will be sitting in with Charlotte Symphony this weekend. He’s sensitive, er, PRETTY SURE he’s a sensitive guy:
“You’re kind of a barbarian, in a sense, on Sundays. There’s another side to a lot of players. Music is definitely that for me,” he said.
“Dare I say the softer side? Sensitive— not sensitive,” he says, pausing, contemplating, “No, I am sensitive!”
He’s also a Space Jam-era R. Kelly fan, as evidenced by the clip above. If he and DeAngelo Williams ever play the Monstars, we’ve got our money on the Panthers.
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