Fleur-de-Links: April 8, 2011

TWEETS:

The Thurmanator!!!

Malcolm Jenkins
"@: @ finished the "thurmanator" but couldn't finish the fries..he's exhausted. Lol. "

Malcolm Jenkins
That burger was delicious !!!
Just downloaded the skype app! Dope!!!!

Riiiiight smh "@: @ took me $55 to fill a Camry.....!"

Jason La Canfora
Just want to reiterate that John Lackey remains very much a bum. A two-out hack. As pathetic to watch on the mound as Dice-K.

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. ~Edward H. Harriman

Malcolm Jenkins
Check out the T shirt they gave me lol

Help @ & @ end child sex slavery. Twitpic your best "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" sign 2 @ by Sun & win $1k"

deuce mcallister
To think u are immune to failure is failure in itself. We only raise Hell when it effects us or two degrees removed

Malcolm Jenkins
I think I may throw up....I just finished the whole burger...I couldn't even look at the fries lol but I feel like I conquered food!!!

Adam Schefter
An idea for the new Madden 12 cover RT @: This may very well describe how no football will hurt

The Saints hosted 700 students from The Academy of Sacred Heart at their 2011 Saints/ASH Field Day today!

Jason La Canfora
Would be a natural assumption to link D Smith seeking to join NFLPA class counsel today with the outcome of the mediation conference call...

Malcolm Jenkins
This is my first time at Thurman cafe in columbus

New Orleans Saints
Picture 44 is our favorite! RT @ photo gallery of every Super Bowl ring from 1967-2010

Adam Schefter
With football shut down, 800 players are waiting for contracts. With our government shutting down, 800,000 federal employees won't get paid.

Jeff Duncan
Looks like we mistakenly ran the No.7 worst draft pick in our best/worst picks series. No. 8 best will run Mon. @ @

New Orleans Saints
Here is what the Saints Mississippi Plate looks like:


 

SAINTS:

2011-12 Saintsations Announced

moosedenied " Blog Archive " So, what have I missed? Nothing?

Drew Brees losing big in 'Madden 12' cover vote - ESPN
The Gamer Blog on ESPN.com

Mississippi Super Bowl License Plates Now Available

The NFL Knows the Way Back to This Female Fan’s Heart: Fashion

NFL draft: 10 best and worst of New Orleans Saints -- No. 7 worst | NOLA.com
Continuation of a series on Saints draft picks leading up to this year's draft

 

NFL DRAFT:

ProFootballWeekly.com - Q&A with Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn
PFW recently spoke to DE Adrian Clayborn, who is expected to be drafted late in the first round, and asked him about being the first prospect to announce he would accept an invitation to attend the 2011 NFL draft.

Dareus or Fairley: Safer pick or special 1? - NFL - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
With the draft only three weeks away, the debate rages: Cam Newton as No. 1 for Carolina? Patrick Peterson? D-linemen Marcell Dareus and Nick Fairley are safer picks, but deciding between them isn't easy, Clark Judge says.

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Players file motion to add DeMaurice Smith to legal team | ProFootballTalk
When NFLPA* executive director DeMaurice Smith joined PFT Live last month for an extended interview, the conversation touched at one point on whether he'll be joining the team of lawyers who are handling the Brady antitrust lawsuit.

Vikings had to get help from league to find preseason opponent | ProFootballTalk
Vikings V.P. of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley (pictured) joined PFT Live on Friday to discuss the status of efforts to get a new venue built in the Twin Cities. Regardless of what happens, it's clear that the Vikings aren't interested in staying in the Metrodome.

Mark Ingram shops for a new agent | ProFootballTalk
With the draft less than three weeks away, one of the players expected to be taken in the first round will finish out the process with a new agent. Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, Alabama running back and 2009 Heisman winner Mark Ingram has parted ways with Rocky Arceneaux.

Jay Cutler: It bothered me that people questioned my toughness | ProFootballTalk
"I was gone, and I stayed away from it all," Cutler said. "But I can’t say it didn’t bother me that people questioned my toughness and desire to play. I think I’ve been through a lot here in Chicago, and I would have loved to play. . . . They can think what they want."

Former Titans lineman dies of congestive heart failure at age 31 | ProFootballTalk
Mario Branch, an offensive tackle who spent two training camps with the Titans, has died of congestive heart failure at the age of 31. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the 6-foot-7, 345-pound Branch passed away at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.

Mediation conference call over, Judge orders both sides to stay quiet | ProFootballTalk
Judge Susan Nelson's Friday conference call with lawyers from the NFL and NFLPA* has concluded, but we may not hear much about it for a while. NFL Network's Albert Breer says Nelson ordered that the substance of the discussion "be kept in strict confidence.

Time for players to turn off court vision - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Now that the owners have finally lowered their guard, the players must agree to resume CBA talks. - National Football League news

NFL is right back where it started before lockout began - Don Banks - SI.com
If you're scoring at home, the NFL labor stand off has so far wound its way through well-chronicled rounds of mediation, negotiation, pontification and now litigation. All in the pursuit, never forget, of the healthy dose of remuneration (money, and lots of it) that both sides desperately covet.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Q&A with Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn
PFW recently spoke to DE Adrian Clayborn, who is expected to be drafted late in the first round, and asked him about being the first prospect to announce he would accept an invitation to attend the 2011 NFL draft.

League, players disagree on who should oversee talks - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
WASHINGTON -- A day after the judge handling the NFL lockout lawsuit urged the sides to go "back to the table," the players and owners both expressed a willingness to do so. The hitch: Each offered to meet for talks in a setting the other finds unpalatable.

 

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