2005 NFL FREE AGENCY PREVIEW – DEFENSE

Previewing the 2005 NFL Free Agency Period: The Defense (3/1/05) ED: Ed Agner : BB: Bill Barnwell : PR: Phil Rippa DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Buck Rasmussen Patriots Jarvis Green Patriots Rodney Bailey Patriots Carl Powell Bengals Shaun Ellis Jets John Abraham Jets Bryan Robinson Dolphins Demetrin Veal Ravens Marques Douglass Ravens Felip Claybrookes Browns Tyrone Rogers Browns Eric Taylor Steelers Brett […]

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2005 MLB Preview: AL EAST

The Veteran Presence 2005 Mrs. Urbina Memorial MLB Preview: AL East NEW YORK YANKEES Previous year’s record: 101-61 1st, AL East: Won in LDS…not so much in LCS   KEY ADDITIONS   KEY LOSSES SP Randy Johnson SP Orlando Hernandez SP Carl Pavano SP Javier Vazquez SP Jaret Wright RP Felix Heredia VP Tino Martinez OF Kenny Lofton 2B Tony […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – CORY SNYDER

CORY SNYDER (by ED AGNER) Eww, the mid-to-late-80’s. The mall hair. Ozzy was evil instead of doddering. Chuck D scared a nation instead of bored it. Jason Priestly had an acting career. The..uh…well, that whole era is pretty much a blur to me. I’m certain there’s more. But I really don’t care to rehash all that, thank you. Oh, so […]

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Best of “The Week That Was”

THE BEST OF “THE WEEK THAT WAS” One of the former tent pole pieces at VP was The Week That Was. Basically a collection of random thoughts for the sporting events that had transpired the previous week. Mainly it was an outlet for us to get off our joke that only three people would find funny about a topic that […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – JODY REED

JODY REED (by ED AGNER) Greed. I am always amused by people who rail against supposedly greedy professional athletes. An athlete HAS to be greedy to become great enough to be an exceptional, let alone professional athlete. Greed and immense skill are what sets apart great athletes from the pack from the get go. While most athletes – even the […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – VANN MCELROY

Vann McElroy (by Ed Agner) I have a love/hate thing for pro football. Actually, I love pro football in theory – in July – but the NFL works so hard to flaunt its hypocrisy by creating false parity and messing around with strange new policies to artificially stimulate things one way or other and…creating…tuck…rules…and…HATE…RISING. Can’t work blue. Move on. Ahem. […]

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REJECTED CAN’T TEACH SPEED CONTENT

REJECTED CAN’T TEACH SPEED CONTENT (by Phil Rippa) Over the course of the now 11 years of doing Veteran Presence/Can’t Teach Speed, we have kicked around quite a few ideas for content. Anything that would be maybe entertaining. Or at least get someone interested enough to click on a link. These are some of the things that I could remember […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – DOUG JONES

DOUG JONES (by Ed Agner) I understand those who pooh-pooh baseball. Really, I do. Let’s face it, baseball fans on the net are the some of the most idiotic nerds in existence and well…baseball’s not the manliest of sports. But I’m OK with all that. I have no math skills so I don’t congregate where the spread sheets fly. And […]

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