While the NFL proposes a new offseason schedule that would push back the combine, the start of free agency and the draft, the Players' Association doesn't appear to be down with it. The Washington Post cites two union sources that says the NFLPA is "unlikely to agree" and that pushing back free agency has "no chance." The league is already pushing aggressively for this, but the plan has to be approved by the NFLPA.
John Elway isn't giving NFL scouts any more credit than they deserve when it comes to finding talent at quarterback:
Elway: Young QBs are coming to the league better prepared wp.me/p14QSB-7lzg— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 22, 2013
At NFL Combine, John Elway thinks the read-option is here to stay in the NFL and not just to transition young QBs— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) February 22, 2013
Elway's threads also received some attention:
John Elway is dressed like he can start a jukebox with one kick. #nflcombine— Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) February 22, 2013
As they passed each other between press conferences, Ted Thompson asked John Elway if he could borrow Elway's leather jacket #swag— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) February 22, 2013
The NFL Scouting Combine workouts begin on Saturday and will last until Tuesday. Even with a somewhat weak draft class, this is undoubtedly going to be the sports event of the weekend since football in America trumps all. Just be sure to check this piece written by TSL's Megan Livingston on how the Combine conjures slavery. It's certainly worth your time.
Oscar Pistorius was released on bail today, nine days after shooting and killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
pistorius bond converts to $28,500? he'll be out in 15 minutes.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 22, 2013
Oscar Pistorius granted bail after lawyer argues "Blade Runner" too famous to flee reut.rs/YLwHO1— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 22, 2013
Hear what the magistrate had to say in announcing that Pistorius was allowed to go free on bail: apne.ws/XQzZhY -KM— The Associated Press (@AP) February 22, 2013
Bobby Valentine has a new job. He's going to take on the athletic director position at Sacred Heart University in his home state of Connecticut.
Bobby Valentine is diversifying his resume: usat.ly/13alNbq— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) February 22, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins have the most prospects on Baseball America's list of top 100 prospects.
A Clippers fan knocked down a halfcourt shot to win a Dodge Charger in what was otherwise an uneventful game against the Spurs:
Jermaine Dupri discusses the 20-year anniversary of So So Def.
Much community love for the new Wiz Khalifa-Amber Rose baby:
Congrats to @wizkhalifa and the addition to your family! Fatherhood is a beautiful thing to experience. You're gonna do great."The Bash"— XZIBIT (@xzibit) February 22, 2013
Congrats To My Brother From Another @wizkhalifa Today Was A Big Day FOr Him.. Welcome To The World Baby Sebastian!— SEAN KINGSTON ©(@SeanKingston) February 22, 2013
So these cops tasered a dude but still ended up tackling him when that didn't work. Homie still has cigarette in hand, like "these haters can't hold me back":
Police in New Jersey found 100 bags of heroin stuffed in a dude's ass when they pulled him over traffic warrants:
Kendrick Lamar and Drake bring you the video to "Poetic Justice":