Brown plans to continue that relationship, including doing ride alongs with police. He also is donating more than 600 tickets to Lightning home games to organizations including Bigs in Blue, a program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America that pairs police officers with youths, and RICH House, a Tampa Police Department outreach program for at risk youths. He’ll also be getting involved with Vinik’s Winston Park Boys Girls Club, where Hillsborough County deputies volunteer..
But the draft was Douglas baby, and while it takes at least three years to make proper assessments, the early returns on the class have been mostly positive. Defensive end Derek Barnett, cornerback Rasul Douglas, and receiver Mack Hollins have shown promise. Running back Donnell Pumphrey, receiver Shelton Gibson, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and defensive tackle Elijah Qualls less so..
And be honest. When was the last time you sat down and watched an entire baseball game on television without any other distractions? Power that smartphone down, put the magazine away, no playing video games during the endless pitching changes. So, when? Uh huh.
“I don’t think many guys on the team are really that upset about the play call. Maybe in the moment of. And I said this a few times this weekend, I would say that 95 percent of the offensive players are really going to miss Darrell Bevell,” Willson said.
This carries a 10 sec runoff. Had the call on the field been correct initially, the clock would have run out. That’s the spirit of the rule.”The defending NFC champion Falcons (3 0) overcame Matt Ryan’s three interceptions and many other mistakes, including on Detroit’s last drive.Falcons cornerback Marcus Trufant was called for pass interference in the end zone on a third and 10 from the Atlanta 19, giving the Lions a first down at the 1 with 19 seconds left.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) A financing plan to build a football stadium in San Diego that likely will cost about $1 billion will rely on a mix of revenue streams, the chairman of an advisory group tasked with implementing how to pay for the project said Thursday.In a presentation to the City Council’s Economic Development Committee, Adam Day said the city of San Diego and Chargers would make investments, and income would be used from naming rights, personal seat licenses, parking and concessions.Revenue from a mixed use development at the Mission Valley site adjacent to aging Qualcomm Stadium would also be included in a financing package, Day said.He said everything will be on the table except for a tax increase that requires approval by a two thirds majority in a public vote.That threshold has been widely viewed as unattainable.”The Chargers plan in 2005 and 2006 relied entirely on maximizing development of the existing Qualcomm site to pay for a new stadium,” Day told the committee members. “Our plan will not do that.”Day’s update came one week after his task force recommended Mission Valley over downtown as a location for a new stadium for San Diego’s National Football League franchise, which has been seeking a new playing facility for well over a decade.He said the cost estimate of a stadium ranges between $700 million and $1.5 billion.”I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be somewhere in between there,” Day said. “That doesn’t mean it will be a facility that will have all the bells and whistles because I don’t think that’s the San Diego style.”He said the nine member task force will hold further meetings with the Chargers and representatives of the NFL commissioner’s office, and provide a final report to Mayor Kevin Faulconer on or before May 20.Chargers chairman Dean Spanos said earlier this week he will wait and see how the financing plan looks.Spanos already has acquired land adjacent to the 405 freeway in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson in case an acceptable deal can’t be reached in San Diego.