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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CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER MOMENTS

Both Bill and I play(ed) multiple versions of Championship Manager (or eventually Football Manager – stupid weird brand splits). Bill was smart enough to randomly screen cap things over the years. I was smart enough to finally find the file buried in the deep recesses of the site’s FTP. This is just a sampling of what will turn out to […]

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Thank You Youtube: THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers “RAP”

THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers “RAP” (by Phil Rippa) If there was one thing the Chicago Bears were ever good for it was for doing the Super Bowl Shuffle. Because by doing that video – since the NFL has always been a copycat league – it meant EVERY team ended up doing a video at some point. The San Francisco 49ers […]

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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 – BRAD VAN PELT

Brad Van Pelt by Phil Rippa Requested by Dean Rasmussen (Sadly Brad Van Pelt is another person who has passed away since the writing of their FPOTM) I needed to hook my boy Dean Rasmussen up on his birthday and he requested that we remember former All-Pro Brad Van Pelt for a minute. And it’s hard for me to ignore […]

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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 – DAN PASQUA

DAN PASQUA by Ed Agner and Phil Rippa Request by Joel Martin ED: OK. Joel Martin is still riding high on the ChiSox love train and since he won a week of the Higway to…Make Us Loathe Our Stupid Ideas, he requested Dan Pasqua – after we had no-sold Bill Cartwright and Harold Baines. God, if Ron Kittle hadn’t wizzed […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – MARK QUINN

MARK QUINN (by PHIL RIPPA) After having my 50th FPOTM celebration ruined because of the simple fact that we had done… oh… 55 (stupid unupdated archives), I was looking for some other pseudo theme that would inspire to crank out a FPOTM. It came to me as I was updated said archives (For some reason a batch of FPOTMs never […]

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