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NFL: Rice not interested in becoming NFL Commissioner; at least for now
KFFL Sports News Wire ^ | March 20, 2006 | Associated Press Staff

Posted on 03/20/2006 4:46:33 PM PST by no dems

The Associated Press reports secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is not applying for the newly opened post of NFL commissioner - not now, anyhow, her spokesman said carefully Monday, March 20. Rice is enjoying being secretary of state "at the moment," spokesman Sean McCormack said. The wiggle-room in his response after NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced he would retire resonated off frequent only half-joking statements by Rice that as a lifelong football fan she aspires to run the league one day. New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft seems to be in Rice's corner for the football post.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: nfl; rice
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To: dubyaismypresident


LOL! Yes, the 'death stare' ---

here's a good site for her pics: http://elections.donyell.net/condi_rice.htm


51 posted on 03/20/2006 5:16:34 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx; dubyaismypresident
"Mr Jones, I am about THIS close to snapping that fake beak off of your face. Now leave me along Mr. Burns!!!"


52 posted on 03/20/2006 5:18:34 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: MikefromOhio

I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to a Bills game.


53 posted on 03/20/2006 5:18:51 PM PST by Terpfen (72-25: The Democrats mounted a failibuster!)
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To: MikefromOhio


I love that!


54 posted on 03/20/2006 5:19:06 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Terpfen

LOL

that's kinda scary LOL


55 posted on 03/20/2006 5:20:37 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: onyx

heheh :)


56 posted on 03/20/2006 5:20:45 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: onyx; VRWCmember; hobbes1

Bookmarked.

I'm pinging a couple of fellow Condiphiles.


57 posted on 03/20/2006 5:21:10 PM PST by NeoCaveman (The SENATE is now principally moderate, if not liberal!" - Arlen Specter)
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To: MikefromOhio

58 posted on 03/20/2006 5:21:35 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: WhiteGuy

I'm no Cowboys fan. And Jerry must owe someone some money to be making so many TV appearances. But hey, he's been entertaining. Now if I may switch sports, this is what selling out truly is:

http://www.superpretzel.com/photo/


59 posted on 03/20/2006 5:21:47 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (History is a work in progress)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Condiphiles? That sounds nasty and do NOT forget I am a girl...lol. Never mind how old!
60 posted on 03/20/2006 5:22:59 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx
She would be great, and I can tell you that she was completely gracious to a stranger she squeezed next to at what was really a very extraordinary time in the nation's history.

At the time, she was widely considered to be the top choice for Bush's National Security Adviser. She clearly was interested in the outcome of the election. We talked some politics, some weather (it was kind of a nasty drizzle that night), and we did a lot of speculating about what was happening in Florida that caused Gore to "un-concede".

I now regret we didn't talk any football.

61 posted on 03/20/2006 5:23:33 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

What a memorable evening! Wow, DG, that is historical! Truly. I hope you have put your memories on tape.


62 posted on 03/20/2006 5:25:45 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx

3 entries found for phile.
-phile or -phil
suff.
One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for: audiophile.
Loving; having a strong affinity or preference for: Francophile.


63 posted on 03/20/2006 5:26:05 PM PST by NeoCaveman (The SENATE is now principally moderate, if not liberal!" - Arlen Specter)
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Get out!

That is the worst!

What was he thinking?


Jerry's only fault is having the wrong agent?


64 posted on 03/20/2006 5:26:51 PM PST by WhiteGuy ("Every Generation needs a new revolution" - Jefferson)
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To: MikefromOhio

Nothing my beer can't cure.


65 posted on 03/20/2006 5:29:58 PM PST by Terpfen (72-25: The Democrats mounted a failibuster!)
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To: dubyaismypresident


LOL -- thank you. WHEW!


66 posted on 03/20/2006 5:30:28 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx
"Now look here Mr. Brown, I know your QB Carson Daly err Palmer has the biggest teeth in the NFL, but the jury is still out on whether we can award him the John Elway award for most teeth in the NFL for his career."



67 posted on 03/20/2006 5:32:20 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: nascarnation

She has an Oakland Raiders football helmet in her office.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/04/15/MN255724.DTL


68 posted on 03/20/2006 5:33:41 PM PST by no dems (Are there any other Populists in the GOP other than Tom Tancredo?)
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To: Terpfen
Nothing my beer can't cure.

Now THAT'S what Helen wants to hear!!!



69 posted on 03/20/2006 5:39:51 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: MikefromOhio

Aw, man. I only had 2 beers left. What did I ever do to you, huh!?


70 posted on 03/20/2006 5:50:31 PM PST by Terpfen (72-25: The Democrats mounted a failibuster!)
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To: Terpfen

LOL!!!

hey you walked into that one buddy :)


71 posted on 03/20/2006 5:54:42 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: onyx

Not scrolling to all the other posts here by now but that is a stunning ( as in drop you in your tracks) photo on so many levels. Artistic (first on purpose), political, racial, gender, and so damn smart of a smile.


72 posted on 03/20/2006 5:55:01 PM PST by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: MikefromOhio

No, no I didn't! You pulled a "Wile E. Coyote painting a tunnel onto a rock" on me!

Damn Browns fans...


73 posted on 03/20/2006 6:05:58 PM PST by Terpfen (72-25: The Democrats mounted a failibuster!)
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To: Terpfen

LOL


74 posted on 03/20/2006 6:09:00 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: onyx
I hope you have put your memories on tape.

Not even close. I mentioned the encounter a couple of times previously at FR, but not quite to that degree of detail.

And it really doesn't mean squat in the overall history of the republic. I was the one who was honored to be there at the right place at the right time, but it was one of those really cool things. Election Night 2000, standing beside Condi waiting for Dubya to come out, and he never did. Just the Jumbotron at the side with Candy Crowley on CNN saying Al Gore had withdrawn his telephone concession conversation with Dubya.

Definitely one of those WOW moments.

75 posted on 03/20/2006 6:12:29 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: nomorelurker


Yes, it is, I agree and she is a concert pianist which makes that photo all the more breathtaking.


76 posted on 03/20/2006 6:15:27 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Dog Gone

Well, I think you should or put your memories on paper -- for your family! You were up close and personal to history! Condi Rice! WOW - WOW -WOW! There's no denying it! I love that you told me. I have already called my daughter and told my husband!


77 posted on 03/20/2006 6:18:31 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx
I know many of you freepiberals believe you've built up a lot of good will here on Freerepublic, but pretending Rice is anywhere near conservative and has credentials that merit the NFL Commissioner’s job or even the POTUS is obnoxious -less the jokes, less the charade.
78 posted on 03/20/2006 6:33:41 PM PST by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: Chief_Joe; dubyaismypresident; Dog Gone; MikefromOhio; no dems; BenLurkin; nascarnation

Ah... the insults from a poster who must have a gun pointed at his head forcing him to this thread. Get lost.


79 posted on 03/20/2006 6:38:04 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Chief_Joe

If you don't have anything nice to say..........


80 posted on 03/20/2006 6:38:49 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: MikefromOhio
"No Condi is a Browns fan......"

That settles it then!

CONDI 08!

81 posted on 03/20/2006 6:41:42 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: Mad Dawgg

LOL!!


82 posted on 03/20/2006 6:42:03 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: onyx

Considering that was his first post in a month and before that there was a gap of nearly 6 months between posts, he's a hit and run troll....

we won't get a response. He can't back it up.


83 posted on 03/20/2006 6:43:57 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: MikefromOhio


I saw that too. Petty poster.


84 posted on 03/20/2006 6:45:38 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx

pretty much....

I wonder if he showed up because he sobered up enough to remember his FR password tonight :)


85 posted on 03/20/2006 6:47:31 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: WhiteGuy

I thought this thread was going to be about Jerry Rice....lol


86 posted on 03/20/2006 6:49:00 PM PST by TheLion
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To: MikefromOhio


FOTFLOL -- you're baaaaaaad. I "get" it...lol.


87 posted on 03/20/2006 6:49:06 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: TheLion


It is... in parts.


88 posted on 03/20/2006 6:50:12 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Chief_Joe

Have you been smoking some Michael Savage recently?


89 posted on 03/20/2006 7:03:36 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: no dems

That's a great idea. That makes almost much sense as saying that T.O. is going to put on a Cowboys uniform next season, Oh Boy!!! What a laugh...huh, they did what? No!
That guy who sold me this stuff said that it was good, but whoa!!! Are you gonna tell me next that Kenny never really died?


90 posted on 03/20/2006 7:11:17 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: onyx
Ah... the insults from a poster who must have a gun pointed at his head forcing him to this thread. Get lost.

I know it's become one of those little things Freepibs thank they can get away with nowadays: ad-hack-a-tacks (rapid fire now, ten in a row, just shoot, fire anywhere, just blanks, all empty -like between the eardrums of empty souls). Why are you all posting? Some believe this is a conservative BB. I said the person you're cheerleading for lacks the credentials for either of the aforementioned positions. Why of all the people in the US do you two believe she's the most qualified for those jobs?

91 posted on 03/20/2006 7:13:20 PM PST by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

Ditto post 91


92 posted on 03/20/2006 7:16:28 PM PST by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: Chief_Joe

Well, besides the fact that giving "dittos" to your own post is kind of odd, I'd say the burden of proof for your accusation that she's not qualified lies on you.

I'd be willing to bet that she's more educated than you or any of her potential opponents.

She's clearly been in the public arena for awhile. We know how she performs under intense scrutiny from hostile television hosts.

We know how she feels about the world and America's role in it.

We know she is graceful yet forceful.

What exactly makes her unqualified?

You said she's not even qualified for the stupid position of NFL Commissioner.

Can she be your janitor?


93 posted on 03/20/2006 7:36:56 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
blah, blah, blah...We know she is graceful yet forceful...blah, blah, blah...

Hahahahah. Whewwwww, we be quivering in our boots! Boy, she's proven herself here. Yep, no doubt, she's got'em all just a shaken...

94 posted on 03/20/2006 7:53:03 PM PST by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: TheLion

It was for me!


95 posted on 03/20/2006 7:57:15 PM PST by WhiteGuy ("Every Generation needs a new revolution" - Jefferson)
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To: Chief_Joe

Oh man if that's the best you can do, then forget it. You're not even a player. Never mind on your posts.


96 posted on 03/20/2006 7:58:19 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: dubyaismypresident
Thanks dubya. I saw this article on Yahoo. The NFL could do a lot worse than Condi for a commish. (In fact, I'd say they have for some time.) But I hope that she will be in a more important position before too long.

Of course, there are probably some here who would object to her being NFL commish because of her purported pro-choice position.

97 posted on 03/20/2006 10:08:33 PM PST by VRWCmember
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