Archive for June, 2011

June 30th, 2011

Here is the latest relevation in regards to the Fighting Sioux nickname fight. Apparently the NCAA didn’t want to come to North Dakota because of the open meeting. I also think such a meeting would have fallen under the North Dakota’s open records and open meetings laws… Something to think about as the NCAA and the UND delegation goes to the NCAA headquarters in Indiana to discuss the Fighting Sioux logo and nickname with the NCAA officials.

GRAND FORKS, ND – Top NCAA executives did not want to participate in a meeting that would have been open to the public; that’s “plain and simple,” according to State Board of Higher Education member Grant Shaft.

Appearing on the Scott Hennen Show yesterday, Shaft was disappointed that the NCAA cancelled its scheduled April 22nd meeting with state and school officials, but was hopeful that another conference could still be arranged.

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June 30th, 2011

The fact of the matter is, Tuck is correct. Social media has allowed players across the league to have a channel to communicate with the world that they have previously not had.

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June 30th, 2011

T.J. Oshie at the 2008 Blues FanFest.Image via WikipediaFormer Fighting Sioux forward T.J. Oshie has agreed to a one year deal with the St Louis Blues. T.J. Oshie would have been a restricted free agent if he had not signed a contract extension. Last season Oshie (12g-22a-34pts) missed 31 games with an ankle injury.

St Louis Today — the Blues have agreed to a one-year contract extension.

The deal will pay Oshie $2.35 million for the 2011-12 season.

“We’re excited to have T.J. in the fold for another season,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. “His energy and versatility make him an integral part of our club.”

By agreeing to the deal today, Oshie will not become a restricted free agent tomorrow at 11 a.m., avoiding the possibility of the forward receiving an offer sheet from other teams.

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June 30th, 2011

This is one of the best Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions montage that I have seen out there on the internet… If you’re a Boston Bruins fans this video definitely will bring back great memories from a truly a magical season as the Boston Bruins marched through the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here is a pretty good game seven montage as well. History was made this season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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June 30th, 2011

Well, after two amazing beatdowns by the Mets in the Motor City, we had to go and give them a game, I guess maybe so they won’t get down on themselves, or maybe because we don’t want the rest of the world to realize just exactly how good we are. We want to sneak into the playoffs, and sweeping the Tigers would just throw up too many red flags.

In any event, and in all seriousness, we lost, 5-2. Our starter was awful, our hits were too spread out, and the bullpen was… good, actually. Some details:

Jose Reyes had yet another multi-hit game. He reached base his first at-bat in the game, a sweet double on a Verlander changeup out to center. In the 3rd, he walked on four pitches, after which he was thrown out trying to swipe second base while Jason Pridie was at the plate. He singled in th 5th on another curveball. This guy is absolutely amazing, and I keep thinking he’s going to come back down to earth, but he keeps getting better. Unbelievable.

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June 30th, 2011

In two seasons with the Bears, Jay Cutler has thrown 50 touchdown passes to 10 different players: Greg Olsen (13), Johnny Knox (10), Devin Hester (7), Earl Bennett (5), Devin Aromashodu (4), Kellen Davis (4), Matt Forte (3), Desmond Clark (2), Rashied Davis (1) and Brandon Manumaleuna (1).

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June 30th, 2011

Here’s your video of the day, RB Matt Forte’s best plays from the 2010-2011 campaign.

Enjoy!

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June 30th, 2011

Ryan Franklin is no longer a St. Louis Cardinal. NoFranklin

And 2011 will be a season that the right-handed meatball maker will remember for one thing: Twitter.

He’s now shuddered his account, or at least made it hard for an Internet troll like myself to find, but it really was a story of social media sadness.

Opened over the winter, @Franky31 was actually quite refreshing. Many nights Franklin spent hours chatting with random fans and answering all sorts of queries about the team, himself and really anything. He was a good sport and took to the Twitter with vengeance. Things however, soon took a turn for the worse when Franklin inadvertently took a picture of Pujols in his underwear and Tweeted it out for everyone to see: LINK HERE

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June 30th, 2011

Ed SchaferImage via WikipediaYou can add former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer to the list of prominent people that are ready to move on and retire the Fighting Sioux nickname. Governor Ed Schafer weighed in on the Fighting Sioux nickname today on Scott Hennen’s show.

FARGO, ND – A UND alumnus himself, former Governor and US Ag Secretary Ed Schafer has joined the growing ranks of North Dakotans saying today on the Scott Hennen show that the time has come to put an end to the fight to keep UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

During his time as Governor, Schafer said he often pushed to keep the name, pointing out the many benefits the name brought both to the Sioux reservations and to the university itself.

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June 30th, 2011

After announcing his retirement in the middle of the 2006 season, criticizing their quarterback and coach and then claiming their fans treated him poorly, Tiki Barber believes he has a good relationship with the New York Giants.

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