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  • Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources

    12/20/2015 1:45:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies
    Albawaba ^ | December 19th, 2015 | Habib Toumi
    Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources Published December 19th, 2015 - 20:00 GMT via As the mystery surrounding the abduction last week of a Qatari hunting party in Iraq deepened, a report in Kuwait said that nine of its members were from the Al Thani Ruling family. The Al Thani hunters abducted are Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Nayed Bin Eid Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Abdul Rahman Bin Jasem Abdul Aziz Jassem Al Thani, Shaikh Jassem Bin Fahad Mohammad Thani Al Thani, Shaikh Khalid Bin Jassem...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 48 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • Falcons hold off Panthers, move into first-place tie

    11/16/2014 2:04:55 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    NFL ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Hanzus
    The Atlanta Falcons aren't dead -- far from it. Mike Smith's team moved into a first-place tie in the lumpy NFC South with a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. Give the Falcons credit: They could have folded after Cam Newton led the Panthers on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives, turning a 16-3 Atlanta lead into a 17-16 deficit. But Matt Ryan led the Falcons back down the field, got the go-ahead field goal from Matt Bryant, then held on defense with the help of Graham Gano, who missed a 46-yard kick, then had...
  • 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...
  • How Tony Gonzalez Inadvertently Saved A Photographer's Life By Crashing Into Him

    12/22/2013 4:47:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ThePostGame ^ | Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Monday night will be an emotional one for the San Francisco 49ers and their fans, as the team's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons will be the last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. For Tony Gonzalez, who will be on hand with the visiting Atlanta Falcons, it will also mark his final visit to the site where he experienced what he calls the "strangest thing that ever happened to him." On a conference call with Bay Area reporters, Gonzalez recalled how during a game between his then-team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 49ers at Candlestick Park he was pushed out...
  • Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)

    09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
    Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources reportThe Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation. The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.
  • (Roddy) White apologizes after suggesting Zimmerman jurors commit suicide

    07/15/2013 10:43:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Falcons wide receiver Roddy White caused another digital firestorm with a tweet last night after the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial was announced. White called for the jurors to kill themselves.
  • NFL Stars Feel Heat After Zimmerman Tweets

    07/14/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/14/13 | Andrew Springer
    New York Giants star receiver Victor Cruz tweeted an ominous prediction for George Zimmerman shortly after Zimmerman was acquitted of murder, and then quickly deleted the tweet. And later apologized for it. The NFL star tweeted to his more than 334,000 follwers, “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.” The tweet has since been deleted. In a series of follow up tweets, the Giant said that his angry tweet was “my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize.” Cruz was not the...

    07/13/2013 9:00:29 PM PDT · by massmike · 99 replies ^ | 07/13/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White responded to the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict Saturday night by tweeting: “All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid.”
  • Tests Confirm Thousand Oaks [California] High School Quarterback Died From Heroin Overdose

    12/23/2011 4:50:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 23, 2011 2:27 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBS) — A toxicology report found that the 18-year-old son of a former NFL quarterback died from a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said. Thousand Oaks High School backup quarterback Griffen Kramer was found dead in his Agoura Hills home on Oct. 30. Friends told investigators that Kramer began foaming at the mouth while doing heroin with them. Authorities say one of his friends took him home and hoped he would sleep it off. Police have arrested five people in connection with Kramer’s death. Griffen Kramer’s father, Erik, played in the NFL for 12 years.
  • Two falcons shot in Oakland, state game wardens look for suspects

    06/28/2011 1:35:34 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 24 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 6/28/2011 | Lisa Fernandez
    State game wardens are on the hunt for whomever shot and wounded two peregrine falcons in Oakland and hope that a $1,000 reward ponied up by falcon lovers will help them catch the perpetrator soon. Both falcons suffered broken ulnas, bones in the wing, and are now recuperating at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum's hospital in Walnut Creek. State Fish and Game Warden Ryan McCoy said shooting falcons, which are protected under California law, is also a federal violation, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He's been on the lookout for the shooter since June, when two falcons -- a mother...
  • New Falcons Stadium (Atlanta - freep poll)

    02/23/2011 5:35:53 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 30 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 2/23/11 | Condace Pressley
    The Georgia World Congress Center Authority agreed Tuesday to a ``memo of understanding'' with the Falcons, the next step in negotiations to build a 65,000-seat facility just north of the team's current home, the Georgia Dome. How do you feel about having two football stadiums in downtown Atlanta? I like it I don't like it Both sides said the agreement does not mean a deal has been reached, but allows them to begin discussions about the business relationship that would be involved in whatever plan is developed. Falcons officials have made it clear they want a new open-air stadium, saying...
  • Packer Brothers Podcast--GB beats Phi in round 1 of playoffs!

    01/11/2011 6:49:11 PM PST · by Packer Pete · 8 replies
    myself ^ | 1/11/2011 | Packer Pete
    It's the PACKER BROTHERS PODCAST, in the PLAYOFFS!!!! The Packers are going to have to do it on the road this year, in the playoffs, and they got a great start last Sunday night, beating the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field 21-16 on wild card weekend of the 2010 season. James Starks was the star on offense, with 123 yards rushing on 23 carries (5.3 yard average). Aaron Rodgers hit nine separate targets with his 123-rated passing, and the defense contained Michael Vick and the Eagles offense for an exciting and satisfying victory. (The last road playoff victory for...
  • NFL Wildcard Weekend January 3rd-Janauray 4th, 2009

    01/03/2009 12:08:15 PM PST · by Perdogg · 354 replies · 4,364+ views
    Atlanta at Arizona (pk) Saturday January 3rd, 2009 NBC 4:30pm EST Indianapolis at San Diego (+1) Saturday January 3rd, 2009 NBC 8:00pm EST Baltimore at Miami (+3) Sunday January 4th, 2009 CBS, 1pm EST Philadelphia at Minnesota (+3) Sunday January 4th, 2009 FOX, 4pm EST
  • Vick files for bankruptcy protection

    07/08/2008 4:44:41 PM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 234+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 8, 2008 | D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER, STEVE WYCHE
    Just seven months after Michael Vick was sentenced to federal prison, the fallen Falcons quarterback found himself in a "precarious financial position" and filed for bankruptcy protection. One of his creditors is the Falcons. In Chapter 11 documents filed in federal court in Virginia on Monday, Vick cites debts of between $10-50 million dollars. He also cites assets in the same range. In the court documents, Vick lists seven creditors, including the Falcons, that are owed a total of $12.8 million. The debt to the Falcons is for $3.75 million, listed as a pro rated signing bonus. The documents indicate...
  • Parcells considering Falcons' offer - VP of Operations

    12/18/2007 10:52:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 98+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | UPDATED: 12:51 a.m. December 19, 2007 | By STEVE WYCHE
    Former coach would assume position higher than McKay Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has offered former New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells a top football decision-making job with the franchise, a high-ranking team official confirmed Tuesday night.Parcells, an analyst with ESPN, is weighing the offer and could come to a decision by Wednesday, the team official said. The position would trump the authority held by current president and general manager Rich McKay, who could remain with the franchise but be stripped of any decision-making powers with the football team. Instead, McKay would run the business side of...
  • Falcons want $22 million back from Vick

    08/26/2007 3:44:55 PM PDT · by yorkie · 39 replies · 1,637+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 26, 2007 | Steve Wyche
    The Falcons will try to recoup $22 million already paid to suspended quarterback Michael Vick, a person with knowledge of the team's plans told the Journal-Constitution on Saturday. Vick was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Friday after he pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting charges in Virginia. That cleared the way for the Falcons to pursue money paid to Vick in signing bonus money.
  • If Dogs Ran the NFL - (Vick related)

    08/25/2007 8:26:31 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 6 replies · 553+ views
    2007 | Rogers Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette
    Heh..this is pretty funny
  • BREAKING -- NFL Suspends Michael Vick indefinitely

    08/24/2007 2:49:07 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 121 replies · 3,129+ views
    CBS 4 MIAMI ^ | 24 AUGUST 2007 | CBS 4 MIAMI
    Atlanta Falcons Quarterback To Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges (CBS News) RICHMOND, Va. The National Football league has suspended Michael Vick indefinitely after he pleaded guilty to charges related to dogfighting on Friday. Vick filed his plea agreement in federal court Friday admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls. He denied ever betting on the fights, only bankrolling them. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback is scheduled to formally enter his plea Monday in U.S. District Court. He signed the plea agreement Thursday. "Most of the Bad Newz Kennels operation and gambling monies were provided by Vick,"...
  • (Michael)Vick faces prison time after agreeing to plead guilty(Finito in the N.F.L.)

    08/20/2007 5:18:01 PM PDT · by kellynla · 92 replies · 1,510+ views
    espn ^ | August 20, 2007 | staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Michael Vick agreed Monday to plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, a deal that leaves the Atlanta Falcons quarterback facing up to 18 months in prison and puts his NFL career in jeopardy. Under the plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend Vick be sentenced to between a year and 18 months in prison, according to a government official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms have not yet been made final. That would be a higher penalty than is usually recommended for first-time convicts, and reflects an attempt by the government...
  • No word on deal yet; Vick's co-defendants set to plead

    08/17/2007 12:51:49 PM PDT · by Roberts · 21 replies · 481+ views
    ESPN ^ | 7/17/07 | ESPN
    RICHMOND, Va. -- There was no word Friday morning on whether Michael Vick had agreed to a plea agreement with federal prosecutors -- or whether the embattled Atlanta Falcons quarterback would take on the federal government in a jury trial on dogfighting charges. Vick, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, was widely reported to be considering a deal. His attorneys were still negotiating with federal prosecutors as of Thursday, hoping to strike a deal on a plea agreement, a lawyer familiar with the case told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. A report in The...
  • Vick Offered Plea Deal Recommending at Least a Year in Prison

    08/16/2007 5:46:04 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 98 replies · 2,567+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 08-16-07 | Dave Forster
    Vick offered plea deal recommending at least a year in prison By DAVE FORSTER , The Virginian-Pilot © August 16, 2007 Federal prosecutors have offered Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick a plea deal that would recommend he serve at least one year in prison on a felony dogfighting conspiracy charge, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. Vick has until 9 a.m. Friday to accept the offer or he could face additional charges when a grand jury convenes next week in U.S. District Court in Richmond, one of the sources said. At least two of Vick's attorneys have been...
  • Other Vick co-defendants strike deal (Vick's Posse rolls over)

    08/13/2007 3:37:38 PM PDT · by commish · 26 replies · 906+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Aug 13, @007 | Chris Vivlamore
    The two remaining co-defendants in the Michael Vick federal dogfighting case scheduled a plea agreement hearing Monday, an indication that they will plead guilty and testify against Vick. Purnell Peace has a hearing set for 9 a.m. Thursday and Quanis L. Phillips has a hearing set for 9 a.m. Friday in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., before District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Last month, the third co-defendant Tony Taylor accepted a deal and entered a guilty plea. The agreement required him to testify against the others.
  • Vick Reaches Out to Fans, Falcons

    07/30/2007 1:25:12 PM PDT · by zencat · 62 replies · 2,080+ views
    ABC News ^ | 07/30/2007 | Daniel Marotta
    Embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick made an appearance today on the Atlanta-based Porshe Foxx radio program. Calling into the program, Vick gave his first interview since charges were filed against him July 17. During the brief spot Vick thanked his fans and all those who continue to support him, and expressed regret over the negative impact the dogfighting scandal is having on the Atlanta Falcons franchise.
  • Vick co-defendant strikes deal

    07/28/2007 2:29:43 AM PDT · by abb · 48 replies · 804+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 28, 2007 | Jeremy Redmon
    One of the men facing federal dogfighting charges along with Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is discussing a plea deal with federal prosecutors, which could spell bad news for Vick. Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton, Va., has a plea agreement hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday in the U.S. District Court in Richmond before Judge Henry E. Hudson. Meanwhile, court records show a sealed order signed by Hudson was issued in the case Friday, which might or might not be related to Taylor's plea. The plea hearing could mean that Taylor, who pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday, has agreed...
  • Wall of resistance (Michael Vick doesn't get it yet...)

    07/25/2007 4:21:44 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 105 replies · 2,369+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | July 24, 2007 | Jason Cole
    How Michael Vick reacts to the mandate from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to skip training camp could have an impact well beyond whether the embattled Atlanta Falcons quarterback plays during the upcoming season. Until Monday, when Goodell ordered Vick to stay away from the team's training camp while the league reviews the federal dogfighting charges against him, at least one person close to Vick felt he didn't fully grasp the ramifications of his circumstances. "I wouldn't say he's delusional about the problem, but I don't think he sees it as being as big a deal as everybody else," the associate...
  • Goodell orders Vick to skip Falcons camp

    07/23/2007 5:01:46 PM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 269+ views
    FoxSport ^ | July 23, 2007 | Jay Glazer
    The first of what could be a handful of actions taken against Michael Vick by the commissioner's office has been decided. has learned that commissioner Roger Goodell has ordered the Atlanta Falcons quarterback not to attend the team's training camp as his first step in determining Vick's future in the league. That would give the league office more time to assess the facts and judge additional facts that may come to light in the next month. This is just the first part of what could be an extensive punishment for Vick's alleged involvement in a gruesome dogfighting operation. Vick...
  • Nike suspends release of Vick line

    07/19/2007 3:56:17 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 455+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2007 | George Henry
    Michael Vick's legal troubles prompted Nike on Thursday to suspend the release of its latest product line named after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Nike has told retailers it will not release a fifth signature shoe, the Air Zoom Vick V, this summer. Nike spokesman Dean Stoyer said the four shoe products and three shirts that currently bear Vick's name will remain in stores. Vick will be arraigned next week in a Richmond, Va., federal courtroom on charges of sponsoring a gruesome dogfighting operation. Meanwhile, Falcons owner Arthur Blank issued a statement Thursday, saying the organization is "working diligently on exploring...
  • NFL will allow Vick to play, report says

    07/19/2007 3:42:14 AM PDT · by abb · 127 replies · 1,130+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 19, 2007 | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. — For the time being, the NFL intends to let indicted Falcons quarterback Michael Vick continue to play, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Vick will miss the first practice of the pre-season because of a court appearance on dog-fighting charges. After consulting with the Falcons, commissioner Roger Goodell and top league officials agreed to let the legal process determine the facts, the AP said. A person with knowledge of the meeting, who requested anonymity so the case would not be influenced, said the NFL would stick to that position for the foreseeable future, despite its new personal conduct...
  • Federal involvement is not good news for Vick

    06/16/2007 3:05:32 PM PDT · by giobruno · 28 replies · 757+ views
    ESPN ^ | June 15, 2007 | Lester Munson
    It was a bit of a surprise when federal agents raided the compound owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in Surry County, Va., last week and took over an investigation into allegations of dogfighting. Even the local authorities in Surry who've been conducting their own probe were stunned by the federal action. Commonwealth's Attorney Gerald Poindexter said, "I'm amazed, to be quite honest." The government's action raises questions. Here are some answers . . . Federal investigators have been scouring Michael Vick's property in rural Virginia looking for evidence of dogfighting. What's going on? And how did the U.S....
  • ESPN - Report claims (Michael) Vick has 'affinity' for dog-fighting culture

    05/10/2007 9:36:55 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 12 replies · 465+ views
    ESPN ^ | May 10, 2007 | Associated Press
    Updated: May 10, 2007, 9:57 AM ET Report claims Vick has 'affinity' for dog-fighting culture news services ATLANTA -- Two friends of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick are convinced he has been involved in illegal dog fighting at a home he owns in Virginia, they told on Thursday, despite Vick's denials. "He knows what's going on in that house in Virginia," one unnamed source told "There's not a doubt in my mind he's involved with it." A second source, quoted by, said Vick has a longtime "affinity" for the culture surrounding dog fighting. On Wednesday, Falcons...
  • Iraq trip an eye-opener for Watson [Patriots TE Visits the Troops]

    03/23/2007 12:06:08 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 2 replies · 404+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, March 23, 2007 | John Tomase
    FOXBORO - It?s the kind of message that hangs in NFL locker rooms under the mistaken assumption that football is a life or death struggle. ?Complacency kills.? Patriots tight end Ben Watson saw the words posted where they were literally true during a 12-day trip through the Middle East. Watson visited soldiers in Iraq and Kyrgyzstan with three other NFL stars during a USO tour earlier this month. From wearing a flak jacket and helmet that outweighed his shoulder pads, to being told matter of factly about the possibility of mortar attacks, to sleeping on four-inch thick mattresses in the...
  • 'Black Falcons' Put Boots on the Ground

    02/22/2007 5:51:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mike Pryor
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 22, 2007 — Like any advancing society, the roads in Baghdad are like the arteries of a heart, pumping vital supplies and equipment throughout the city. Similarly if troops can't travel on the roads, the heart stops beating. Insurgents have preyed on that fact by placing deadly roadside bombs along routes used by all, making driving on the roads increasingly dangerous. "It's going to put pressure on the bad guys, because we're out there all the time, and they know we're going to be looking for them," Sgt. Eric Meinhardt, a squad leader with Battery B. But in...
  • Falcons nab Louisville's Petrino for head coach slot

    01/07/2007 7:38:33 PM PST · by GOP_Raider · 17 replies · 418+ views ^ | 7 Jan 2007 | news services (read: some poor college intern)
    Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has accepted a five-year, $24 million offer from the Atlanta Falcons to become their new coach. --snip-- "This is an exciting day for the Atlanta Falcons franchise," Falcons owner and CEO Arthur Blank said in a release. "Bobby Petrino is an extremely talented football coach who has done some tremendously innovative things as both an offensive coordinator and head coach, and he brings to us a record of success at the collegiate and professional levels. There is no question that he has a sharp mind, he is demanding and disciplined, and he is a motivator and...
  • [Detroit] Lions news is bad news

    12/12/2006 10:07:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 419 replies · 3,799+ views ^ | December 12, 2006 | Os Davis
    ...With a record of 2-11, the silver-and-Honolulu blue are firmly entrenched at No. 32 on any power poll in this spiral arm of the galaxy. Entrenched, that is, until another loss drops them behind Ohio State, Florida and the Hamburg Sea Devils. Think it can't get worse? Hey, this is the Lions. NFL schedule makers saw fit to arrange the endgame Kitty Cats' so, so long season likewise: at the Green Bay Packers where the Lions haven't won since a guy named Brett Favre took over there (that's right, 1992); against the Chicago Bears in a game which figures to...

    12/24/2006 9:00:38 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies · 1,421+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | December 21, 2006 | Jason Cole
    Atlanta Falcons left tackle Wayne Gandy is about to finish his 13th season, continuing one of the most consistent and dependable careers in the league. Although 35, Gandy is still planning to play two or three more seasons. He's played well enough this season that the goal seems within reach. But the most intriguing fact about Gandy is not that he has only missed one start in his career because of injury. That impressive mark, which has survived through a shoulder injury that forced Gandy to sleep in a chair for three months, is trumped by his impressive perspective of...
  • Vick Makes Obscene Gesture To Crowd

    11/27/2006 2:00:56 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 160 replies · 4,184+ views
    The Herald Tribune ^ | November 26, 2006 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    ATLANTA -- Michael Vick apologized for making an obscene gesture toward Atlanta fans as he walked off the field after the Falcons' fourth straight loss Sunday. Vick used both hands to deliver the gesture and flashed an angry look toward the handful of fans remaining in the Georgia Dome. Those who hung around booed the home team loudly after its dismal 31-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints. "First and foremost, I would like to apologize for my inappropriate actions with fans today," the quarterback said in a statement released by the Falcons. "I was frustrated and upset at how...
  • Centaurs keep Falcons flying over Afghanistan

    04/17/2006 4:03:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 198+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Master Sgt. Doug Sample
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Army News Service, April 17, 2006) – It doesn’t take a mathematician to know that that if the 277th Aviation Support Battalion continues at its current pace, its yearlong deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom will be a hectic one. In their first month here, avionic and system maintenance mechanics with the Fort Drum, N.Y.-based unit – also known as Task Force Centaur – logged more than 6,000 man-hours and completed more than 345 work orders for Task Force Falcon, which provides Coalition forces close-air support in combat and supplies throughout Afghanistan. The Centaurs know their job is...
  • Atlanta Falcons (8-5) at Chicago Bears (9-4) LIVE THREAD

    12/18/2005 5:37:24 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8:30 pm EST Sun Dec 18, 2005
    When quarterback Michael Vick trotted off the field with rib injuries Monday night, it appeared the Atlanta Falcons' playoff hopes were going along with him. But Vick is expected be calling signals as the Falcons meet the Chicago Bears in a nationally televised game with heavy playoff implications.

    11/24/2005 8:30:38 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 188 replies · 1,418+ views
    Today on this day of thanks... Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions - 12:30 PM EST on FOX Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys - 4:15 PM EST on CBS WHO SHALL WIN?
  • Taking on T.O. Eagles' Owens blew crucial play in loss to Falcons

    09/15/2005 12:11:36 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 19 replies · 403+ views ^ | 9/15/05 | Dr. Z
    Taking on T.O. Eagles' Owens blew crucial play in loss to Falcons Posted: Thursday September 15, 2005 9:56AM I think Terrell Owens short-armed the ball on a crucial pass play at the end of the Eagles' 14-10 loss to the Falcons last Monday night. Which means he gave up on the catch, either through loss of concentration or fatigue. I wouldn't go so far as to accuse him of chickening out, which usually goes with the short-reach approach. Others might not agree, certainly not John Madden or Al Michaels, who were into their end-of-game wrap-up stuff, such as which quarterback...
  • ESPN pregame - MNF - Eagles vs Falcons fight, 20 min pregame

    09/12/2005 5:59:19 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 9 replies · 356+ views
    There has already been two "incidents" between the Eagles and the Falcons on field during the warm up. Punches were thrown, one player on each team have been ejected (apparently the Eagles player is a major loss). And the game is still 15 minutes away.
  • IN THE NFL TODAY: Preseason Week 1 scores & the NFL NewsWire

    08/14/2005 11:15:02 AM PDT · by cgk · 19 replies · 1,109+ views
    ESPN & Various ^ | 8-14-04 | misc
    National Football League News Wire The following stories are the most recent transmissions from wire sources Sunday, August 14, 2005Ex-NFL player Robbins arrested on marijuana charge - AP (1:47 PM ET)Panthers, at almost 100 percent, are excited after preseason win - AP (1:25 PM ET) Raiders assistant taken to hospital after fainting on sideline - AP (2:08 AM ET)UNDATED: yards receiving. - AP (1:39 AM ET) Saturday, August 13, 2005NFL Preseason Capsules - AP (11:38 PM ET) Schottenheimer sticking with errant kicker Kaeding - AP (10:15 PM ET)Panthers retire Mills' jersey at halftime - AP (9:50 PM ET)Without Owens,...
  • Demand Lockyer Take Anti-American Display Down! (CA)

    07/18/2005 9:15:00 PM PDT · by AVNevis · 109 replies · 3,506+ views
    I posted last week on the possibility that California Attorney General Bill Lockyer would display at his office some of Steven Pearcy's anti-american artwork. Today News 10 did a story on it. You can read up on the details and see a picture of the painting there. It is basically a map of The US painted like an American flag in a toilet. On the side it reads "T'anks to Mr. Bush" The attorney general says he is just promoting free speech. But a display like this has no place in a government office. Anyway, in responce I have started...
  • This Week in the NFL

    06/03/2005 7:20:02 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 110 replies · 1,421+ views
    6/3/05 | Jesse Schupack
    Ladies and Gentlemen we have 64 days remaining until the kickoff of the NFL season with the American Bowl game in Japan. The pre season starts five days later, and the regular season is only 97 days away! Here are some of the top stories from this week in the NFL:Chiefs part ways with receiver MortonNFL applauds 49ers' response to media training filmSeahawks cut twoEagles RB Westbrook ends holdout, signs tenderRavens RB Lewis released from prison, hopes to attend minicampUnrestricted & Restricted NFL Free Agent Signings Statement from NFL Spokesman re: 49ers' Media Training VideoStingy is good: Jets hand Henderson...
  • Pakistan seeks as many as 75 new F-16 warplanes

    05/25/2005 7:14:47 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 21 replies · 608+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 25, 2005 | Reuters
    Pakistan seeks as many as 75 new F-16 warplanes Reuters Wednesday, May 25, 2005; 9:18 PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan has sought prices for buying as many as 75 new F-16 C/D Falcon fighter aircraft since the Bush administration announced it would resume sales, the head of the Pentagon agency handling the matter said on Wednesday. Pakistan also has asked about buying 11 used F-16s, said Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kohler, head of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which runs U.S. government-to-government arms sales. Many experts had expected Pakistan to seek only about two dozen F-16s, said Richard Aboulafia...
  • Scientists Band Baby Peregrine Falcons (San Francisco)

    05/05/2005 10:56:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 469+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 5/5/2005 | Justin M. Norton
    Scientists Band Baby Peregrine Falcons By JUSTIN M. NORTON, Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO - A group of baby falcons growing up on the 33rd-floor ledge of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s downtown headquarters were banded Wednesday, a procedure that will allow scientists to track and monitor the peregrines. The banding was completed without problems in 15 minutes. "They kind of looked at us like 'what are you doing here' and they talked a bit. But they stayed in place," said Brian Swanson, a utility spokesman. The peregrines are the offspring of adult falcons George and Gracie. The pair first...
  • Woman sues Vick claiming QB knowlingly gave her STD

    04/07/2005 8:16:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 91 replies · 3,165+ views
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A woman is suing Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, claiming he knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. In the civil lawsuit, Sonya Elliott, who says she is Vick's former girlfriend, claims Vick gave her genital herpes in an April 2003 encounter. In the complaint, Elliott, 26, seeks damages, alleging negligence by Vick, unwanted physical contact, pain, suffering and potential future medical complications.
  • US to sell F-16s to Pak, Bush tells Manmohan

    03/25/2005 7:31:39 AM PST · by Saberwielder · 34 replies · 560+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | March 25, 2005 | PTI
    US to sell F-16s to Pak, Bush tells Manmohan Press Trust of India New Delhi, March 25: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today conveyed to President George W. Bush India's "great disappointment" on US proposal to sell F-16 fighter aircraft to Pakistan. "The Prime Minister received a telephone call from the US President this evening. They had a wide-ranging conversation," PMO spokesman Sanjaya Baru said. "The US President, among other things, spoke about his administration's decision to propose the transfer of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan. "The Prime Minister expressed India's great disappointment at this decision which could have negative consequences for...