Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Eric Mangenius and the New York Jets were fined $125,000 for failing to report Brett Favre's arm injury last season. The Jets will have to pay $75,000 of the fine, while ex-head coach Mangini has to foot $25,000 of the bill, and Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum also has to pay $25,000.
Could you imagine the media firestorm that would have swept across Anti-Patriot Nation? Small writers for small papers in small Indiana townships would have a field day. Bi-curious (politically) Pennsylvania Senators would prepare lawsuits. JT the Brick and the New York Post would have to seek medical attention for their 4+ hour hard-ons.
And I know what some of you might be thinking "Hasn't Brady been on the injury report for a decade?" But he actually does have a nagging shoulder problem. The Patriots don't list him on their injury report in order to gain an advantage. But the Jets clearly tried to hide Favre's injury in an effort to get some sort of edge.
The B's kicked off their preseason with a 2-1 win over the Rangers in Madison Square Garden last night. Tuuka Rask got the start in net and stopped 31 of 32 shots. Zach Hammil and Max Sauve scored goals for the Bruins. Both scores were on the power play. Milan Lucic and Johnny Boychuk had assists.
Matt Hunwick, who's 08-09 season ended with a ruptured spleen, led the Bruins in ice time with 22:24.
Tuuka Rask playing well is excellent news. Tim Thomas is certainly an elite goalie in the NHL, but he does need 20+ games off, or at least he's needed that in the past.
The Bruins play tonight in Toronto, and I believe the game is on NHL Network. And you might have this channel without even knowing it.
Jerod Mayo could be out 6-8 weeks with a Grade 3 MCL sprain. The relatively good news is that MCLs are capable of heeling on their own. Of course, the injury "news" is all speculation. The only official word from the Patriots came when Bill Belichick was asked if the injury was season ending. His response: "I don’t think that’s what it is."