Fleur-de-Links: April 11, 2011

TWEETS:

NFLPlayerNews
NFL mediation begins Thursday in Minnesota: The federal judge handling the play...

Adam Schefter
The key point to remember about this mediation. RT @ Judge Nelson can order them to talk, can't order them to agree.
Hey ya'll i'm redesigning my website, looking for ppl w/skills to design the new site. Pls send samples of ur work to PTsDreamTeam@gmail.com

Pierre Thomas
We've seen a lot of great web designs so far...keep them coming!

Had a nice lil workout, showered, then ate lunch. now im Whats going on today Tweeps?

Adam Schefter
NFLPA meets with Arthur Boylan tomorrow, NFL meets with him Wednesday, both sides meet with him Thursday. No one should have hopes up.

Jason La Canfora
Anything said in mediation can't be "used against either party in any other proceeding or forum," and all talks "shall remain confidential."

Jason La Canfora
Judge Nelson writes that she will continue her consideration of the injunction of the lockout and expects ruling ''in due course."

I need to hit the driving range... Where to go around Towson?? And who has good clubs?? Lol no but seriously!

Andrew Brandt
by j_bushrod7475
Sorry, but don't expect much with forced mediation of NFL/Players. Like a set-up date for people with no interest in each other.

Remi Ayodele
by dmpressley
Bck in Dallas glad to be home.. Wanna send a special thanks to republic for the fashion show event..

Watch Sir Saint show off his tennis skills with other mascots at New Orleans City Park's new tennis complex!

Jason La Canfora
RB Mark Ingram will visit the Skins and Bucs this week. Visited Saints last week. Will be interesting to see if he goes in first round

On the plane on my way to start up the Stay Focused School Invasion..... Lehgo! DMV, y'all ready?!

Peter Griffin
I love being home alone. It's like pants were never invented.

Alex James Brown
My lovely wife is being so sweet to let me and my bros go out to Vegas in June and I need to know who has the hook up? Where to stay?

 

SAINTS:

Saints All-Time Draft Summary

Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic Set for May 16

Madden cover down to four candidates, including Vick and Rodgers | ProFootballTalk
And then there were four. The next Madden Curse candidate is down to four men: Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Hillis, Michael Vick, and Adrian Peterson.  Fans are continuing to vote to decide who gets the cover of Madden '12, with the quarterfinals wrapping up over the weekend.

NFL Draft: 10 best and worst of the New Orleans Saints -- No. 8 best | NOLA.com
Continuing series getting ready for the NFL draft

Jonathan Vilma knows the lockout will turn off the fans | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL's players and owners continue their long battle over the billions of dollars that ultimately come out of the fans' wallets, I sometimes wonder whether they realize the extent to which they're jeopardizing the fans' passion for the NFL.

Former Buckeyes Malcolm Jenkins and James Laurinaitis talk about football, faith at Ohio State - The Lantern - Sports
Earning millions of dollars and national recognition as professional football players might make some forget where they came from and how they got to where they are, but Malcolm Jenkins and James Laurinaitis don't fall under that category. Jenkins and Laurinaitis were invited by RealLife, a Christian student organization at Ohio State, to speak Thursday night at its weekly meeting in Independence Hall.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Shanle's future could be impacted by Saints' draft
The Saints' decisions on draft weekend could have a major impact on OLB Scott Shanle's status.

NFC South links: Williams wants better QBs - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Atlanta Falcons UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers will have a private workout with the Falcons. Nevada tight end Virgil Green is slated to visit the Falco

 

2011 NFL DRAFT:

Some draft prospects developed in other sports | Saints | 2theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA
2theadvocate is your leading source for the latest in news, sports, and entertainment for the Baton Rouge area and its surrounding communities

Alabama RB Mark Ingram in 'best shape of my life' | Philly | 04/05/2011
Philly.com, Inquirer, and Daily News coverage of the Eagles

NFLPA* announces 20 players to attend draft events | ProFootballTalk
The NFLPA* continues to roll out plans for their events planned around the NFL Draft in New York, called "The Debut."  (We suppose that beats "The Decision.

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Judge Nelson appoints magistrate judge to handle mediation | ProFootballTalk
If you watched PFT Live today, you heard that we'd heard that Judge Susan Nelson would appoint a magistrate judge to preside over mediation between the NFL and the players, if the NFL and the players weren't able to agree on their own to a mediator.

Tim Leiweke predicts a doubling of TV rights fees | ProFootballTalk
Unlike most members of the media, I've been feeling optimistic about the resumption of mediation in the NFL's labor dispute. But then I read the latest SportsBusiness Journal, which includes an article from John Ourand regarding a topic discussed at the recent World Congress of Sports.

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