Archive for January, 2009

Titans vs. Bills in Hall of Fame Game

The Tennessee Titans will take on the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game, to be played on August 9 at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Bills will be represented by Bruce Smith and Ralph Wilson Jr. in the 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

2009 Hall of Fame Class announced

The 2009 Hall of Fame class was introduced on Saturday: Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson Jr. and Rod Woodson.

Sproles wants to stay in SD, but will test market

Chargers running back Darren Sproles has become a valuable commodity after his performances in San Diego’s last two postseasons. And given the recent success of Falcons running Michael Turner, you can expect to find a number of interested teams courting the explosive Sproles.

Parcells: I’m not going anywhere

Forget about Bill Parcells leaving Miami. Ignore the speculation that he will exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.

Parcells said Friday it’s not happening.

Empire State Building to honor Steelers, Cards

The New York Giants may not have made it all the way to Super Bowl XLIII, but Manhattan is still honoring the events down in Tampa Bay. The Empire State Building will shine its world-famous tower lights in the team colors of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals from Friday, January 30 to Monday, February 2, 2009.

Plummer: Shanahan’s firing past due

Former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer took a break from hitting handballs and instead took aim at his former coach, Mike Shanahan.

Radio Row winding down

All good things must come to an end. Sadly, my friends, Radio Row is winding down to a whimper.

Dunn sees community efforts become reality

Many of the athletes who cruise Radio Row are here for charitable causes. At the top of that list is Warrick Dunn.

Buccaneers cheerleaders stop by the set

It must be rough being Scott Hanson. In between interviews with the likes of Redskins QB Jason Campbell and Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, he has to give some time to Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders Sahara and Jeni, who are making the rounds at Radio Row promoting their calendar.

Steelers’ Ward practices for second straight day

Steelers WR Hines Ward (knee) participated in practice Friday for the second straight day. He is listed as probable on the injury report for Super Bowl XLIII, though coach Mike Tomlin has insisted Ward will play.

Ogden hopes Lewis stays a Raven for life

Former Baltimore Ravens tackle Jonathan Ogden doesn’t wear his Super Bowl ring all the time. But when he’s back in Tampa, site of the Ravens’ victory in Super Bowl XXXV, Ogden feels the need to show it off.

Dimitroff spins on getting to know Ryan

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff sees a lot of similarities between Tom Brady and his own QB, Matt Ryan.

Super Bowl blogging under pressure

It’s Friday of Super Bowl week. Radio Row is packed, the Tampa skies are back to being blue and the game is just two days away. Here’s the latest from Radio Row.

Brown: Bears, McNabb a good fit

Eight-time Pro Bowl guard Ruben Brown stopped by to chat with us to offer his opinion on Eagles QB Donovan McNabb. Brown sat out the last season due to injury, but after spending four seasons in Chicago, is trying to convince coach Lovie Smith that McNabb would be a good fit in the Windy City.

Lewis mum on free-agent status

Ray Lewis has long been the face of the Baltimore Ravens, but he is a potential free agent. The Ravens want to keep Lewis and could use the franchise label on him. But the Pro Bowl linebacker told the Baltimore Sun that he hasn’t made a decision yet.

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