Fantasy Guru Daily: 6/9/11

As another session of settlement talks came to an end, we address the Palmer family situation in Cincinnati, as well as Tim Tebow’s apparent 850-yard drives on the golf course.

Fantasy Guru Daily: 5/17/11

Although we would much rather be talking about OTAs and minicamps, most of these blogs have centered on the labor situation, and unfortunately that will be the case yet again today. However, we will also update you on player-led workouts from around the league, as some have taken place since Friday’s blog, which detailed what each team has or hasn’t done so far.

Only Newman could bring fair and swift justice to this mess known as "Courtroom Football"

Courts grants motion for full stay of lockout … which gives the league the right to continue to keep the doors closed until their appeal, which will be heard on June 3, is ruled on sometime in the 30-45 days after. However, with this being an expedited process, we could an answer sooner. The motion was granted on the same day the two sides returned to mediation in Minnesota. The league presented a proposal to the players, but it wasn’t considered detailed, instead just providing key points for a jumping off point. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said, “We obviously hoped that the circuit would not grant the stay and that football would come back for our fans and our [...]

Fantasy Guru Daily: 4/18/11

The draft is quickly approaching, but most of the focus remains on the mediation discussions taking place in Minnesota. With the gag order in place, not a lot of information has come out from either side, but it won’t stop us from keeping a close eye on the situation with the hope that some good news will finally come.

Mediation to resume Tuesday … after the two sides met for 14 hours over last Thursday and Friday. With both sides being ordered to keep the details of their meetings quiet, the most we’ve gotten in terms of news is sources claiming that the break in mediation is related to the sensitivity of the talks, with one of the lead plaintiffs, Carl Eller, noting that the two sides are moving forward and were sent home on Friday with “homework” to think about over the three-day break. Another source said the two sides are “serious” when it comes to the negotiations and the possible ramifications if things were to break down again. In addition to their legal counsel, the league was represented by Commissioner Roger Goodell, Patriot owner Robert Kraft, Chief owner Clark Hunt, Panther owner Jerry Richardson, Steeler President Art Rooney II, [...]

Fantasy Guru Daily: 3/28/11

While we are all impatiently waiting for the April 6th injunction hearing, much of the focus has shifted to the draft, which takes place in exactly on month. Pro days are underway and we will be seeing many mock drafts in the weeks to comes as teams start to formulate their draft plans. Of course things could change dramatically if the lockout is lifted before the draft since teams should be able to sign players and make trades.

Steeler HC Mike Tomlin took a break from his acting career to discuss the team's plans for Rashard Mendenhall.

Mike Tomlin makes his plans clear … when it comes to RB Rashard Mendenhall. While speaking at the NFL meetings last week, Tomlin made it clear that he’d have no problem continuing to feed Mendenhall noting “wear and tear is part of the game, specifically at the (running back) position.” While Tomlin said his vision after taking over in 2006 was to split the carries, he admitted that hasn’t always been the case although he’s tried to get Mewelde Moore and Isaac Redman involved. Tomlin called Moore “third-down capable” and said Redman is a “short-yardage and goal-line specialist” but also made a point of [...]

Fantasy Guru Daily: 3/25/11

There is really nothing more to say. If you have not heard about the latest doom and gloom story of the lockout this week, just know that it comes from an unusual place. It is getting a lot of play, but, uh… well, you’ll see. In the meantime, ya gotta get down on Friday!

Labor rhetoric: FUN FUN FUN FUN

Boston columnist hears the scuttlebutt… That’s pretty much the best term I can use for it. Longtime Boston writer Ron Borges gives us our latest apocalypse prophecy, setting the scene with something he overheard from whom he thinks to be NFL lawyer Bob Batterman. Where did Borges overhear Batterman say we’re in for a “long battle?” Well, while he was taking a crap of course! Not doubting Borges’ reporting… but… yeah. Remember, there can be a long court battle while football continues, hinging on a Minnesota court ruling on April 6. In other words, it’s still not time to lose your $#!+ over what a guy heard in the commode.

Labor rhetoric: belongs here

League wants HGH testing… In a piece of news that few fans are likely to disagree with, the NFL told FOXSports.com that it wants all players to be [...]

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