Fleur-de-Links: March 21, 2011

TWEETS:

RT @: @ so are you playing football w/ the mobile bay tarpons?? The roster has a lance Moore! No ...

"@: @ haha yeah but I've got to run off those drinks I had!" Yeah I don't mess w/ the alcohol! I'm crazy enough!
Soooo, it's too late to eat these?

Times-Picayune: New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick doesn't like new kickoff proposal

Alex James Brown
So sad... God Bless her family. RT @: Chicago athlete found dead in Fla. resort lake

Alex James Brown
3 people in the grocery store ask me "what are u doing here, you don't play for the anymore?" I'm like "I Live here!"

Kawika Mitchell
by usama_young28
Sounds like someone has two mouths. Talk or No talk? RT @: League won't negotiate with class counsel

NFLPlayerNews
NFL.com Patriots | Interested in trading one of their first-round picks?

deuce mcallister
Good Luck To Emily C. Watkins Elementary on taking there Leap Test Tomorrow

Lance Moore
RT @: @ Tell your mother I love her and thanks for having you brother ;) Such a cutie!< Will do lol

Gabe Feldman
by DougTatum
NFL wants to negotiate CBA w/o being sued. PA wants to negotiate CBA w/o being locked out. Judge will decide who gets what they want...

Thoughts and prayers are with @ and his family.

Reggie Bush
Ok well clearly I didn't know all the details so if he just got hit in the hand and is ok even better

Adam Schefter
There is some football news. UFL's Hartford Colonials hired Jerry Glanville as HC. . More UFL moves ahead.

Man I forgot how funny the movie Step Brothers is! I can't stop laughing and I am trying to go to bed


 

SAINTS:

New Orleans Saints Player Spotlight: Jimmy Graham " Who Dat Dish | A New Orleans Saints Blog

New Orleans Saints ownership represented on committees at NFL owners meeting | NOLA.com
Meetings are at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans

New Orleans Saints Owner/executive vice president Rita Benson LeBlanc makes "Forty under 40" list | NOLA.com
Sports Business Journal recognizes LeBlanc for the third time

New Orleans Saints will face new opponent in Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera | NOLA.com
He was a linebacker on the Chicago Bears team that won the Super Bowl in New Orleans

 

CBA DISAGREEMENT:

Saints Nation: How Likely is it That the 2011 NFL Season Will Lose Games? | March

NFL players got 53 percent of incremental increase
Players' share of incremental increases to all revenues under the NFL's expired contract was about 53 percent from 2006-09, according to calculations by the accounting firm that audited the collective bargaining agreement for both sides. The NFL says 70 percent of extra revenue went to players, a main justification for changing the sport's economic system. The league's numbers exclude the portion of revenues - about $1 billion a year - taken off the top for owners to spend on expenses.

NFL: No legal grounds to halt lockout

Second Front to Open in N.F.L. Labor Battle - NYTimes.com
The National Labor Relations Board will hear the N.F.L.’s arguments that the players’ union negotiated in bad faith before disbanding.

NFL owners meetings: Can league, NFLPA find harmony amid lockout? - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com

The Associated Press: Will players be able to budget during lockout?

NFL labor dispute is tangled legal mess for both sides now | NOLA.com
NFL officials Monday sought to make clear their legal position in the owners labor dispute with players that has now led to a lockout, but perhaps the biggest truth to emerge was that each side finds itself potentially boxed. On March 11 the previous collective bargaining agreement management had with the players expired, and the NFLPA, the players' union,...

Brady v. NFL: a primer | National Football Post
Brady v. NFL: a primer

New Orleans hotel sets the tone for important NFL annual meeting - ESPN Boston
The Roosevelt sets the tone for critical NFL annual meeting.

Ford absent as NFL meetings begin | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Lions owner William Clay Ford has not attended the NFL’s annual league meetings in years, and, despite the ongoing labor strife, he’s not at the Roosevelt Hotel this week.

NFL Players Should Send The Greedy Owners To Hell - Miami News - Riptide 2.0
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as...

Details Emerge on Sticking Points in N.F.L. Talks - NYTimes.com
Players were concerned that revenue projections in the owners’ latest offer — and the players’ corresponding share — were too low.

NFL owners gather in New Orleans for unique meeting | NOLA.com
The atmosphere is different from regular meetings

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Atlanta Falcons looking to explode - NFC South Blog - ESPN
NEW ORLEANS -- Two months have passed since a disappointing playoff exit and Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is still looking back at what happened i

Panthers wait for compensatory picks - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Tampa Bay and New Orleans each could add a seventh-round choice. Atlanta isn’t expected to receive compensatory picks.

Atlanta Falcons Coach Mike Smith says the NFC South is one of the league's most competitive | NOLA.com
Smith, other coaches are in town for the NFL owners meeting

 

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