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Steve Spagnuolo Stays as Giants Defensive Coordinator

February 7, 2008 Comments off

From the NY Daily News:

Steve Spagnuolo withdrew his name from consideration from the Washington Redskins coaching search before owner Dan Snyder could offer him the job because “His heart was in New York City,” according to Spagnuolo’s agent, Bob Lamonte.

The Giants’ defensive coordinator made the decision Thursday morning, after two long days on the Snyder Estate outside Washington, where he’s estimated to have met with Snyder and Redskins’ officials for a total of 18 hours. An NFL source said Spagnuolo had emerged as the frontrunner and Snyder was preparing an offer and had made it clear that Spagnuolo should expect it.

Whew. Now the drama will die down, and I can go back to wondering what the Jets can do to get competitive again.

Categories: football, Giants, nfl, Sports

Pedro Martinez, at the Cockfights

February 7, 2008 Comments off

Pedro… this is not something you want to have on video. Next time demand “no cameras.”

from the AP:

A video of New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez and Hall of Famer Juan Marichal at a cockfight was posted this week on YouTube.

Martinez and Marichal laugh before releasing the roosters. The two took part as honorary “soltadores,” the word used to describe the person who puts the animal to fight.

The animal released by Martinez appears to be killed on the video, which was posted Tuesday. The fight takes place in the Coliseo de Gallos (Rooster Coliseum) in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s biggest cockfighting venue. Cockfighting is legal and popular in the Dominican Republic.

It’s legal in the Dominican, but that doesn’t make it something I want to hear about one of my favorite players.

Categories: baseball, Mets, player issues