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Latest Eddie George Update

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Bucklion, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

  2. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

    Along with the price difference between the corvette and the beater
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    True, but they get what they pay for, and they're going to get it, I think.
  4. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Eddie's in contract talks with Dallas according to ESPN, KFFL and a couple Dallas publications. Doesn't sound like a rich deal, something like 2 years, but more focused on 1. Not huge money, but this could be a great deal for Eddie. Much more attractive than ANY team with Jeff Fisher as coach in my opinion.

    Anyone want to take me up on that 1250 yards bet? My only requirement is that he has to be the featured back.

    Anyway, I think this is great news for Eddie.
  5. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    I'll take the bet C.

    I only have 25 right now but after Lance wins the Tour de France I'll get a lot of my vcash back.
  6. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Sounds good. vCash is getting reset before the season starts, so we'll just remember this, and plug it into the system post-reset. How much do you want to go? Whatever it is will be tied up all season long, so I don't want to go too nuts lest we interfere with weekly 'wagers' on the games, but enough to make it fun and interesting.

    We'll also have to decide what makes him the 'featured' back. 2/3rds of the total carries on the season? That's just an arbitrary number, I'm open to anything.
  7. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    I'd be willing to do up to 100 or....

    We could just lay some actual green down on it. :wink2:

    I'll think about the details of the bet and let you know.
  8. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Lol, I better stick with the vCash. I feel better about Eddie than most of the 'experts' seem to, but not so much I'd risk some real yack.

    100 sounds fine to me.
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    That's a tough call...

    A pissed-off, inspired workhorse out to redeem himself is a tempting thought but knowing Quincy Carter is the man responsible for keeping the D honest is a scary thought. Then again, gaining 1000 yds in the NFL is not what it used to be...tough call. I might want some of this action as soon as I get some vcash
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    There you go, 21. Now can we not hear about how I screwed you over for 100 vbucks now????? :p
  11. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Eddie to the Big D is a done deal.

    Expect the announcemwnt tomorrow.
  12. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Man... that means I'd have to root for the Cowboys. :(

    George making free agent visit to Cowboys
    July 22, 2004 wire reports

    IRVING, Texas -- Eddie George's first visit as a free agent will be with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday.

    Agent Lamont Smith said it's no coincidence that George's first trip since the running back was released by the Tennessee Titans is to Dallas.

    "It's an indication of his priority," Smith told the Associated Press on Thursday. "It's high on his list, very high on his list."

    Smith said it didn't matter who made the first call but both sides were very interested in getting a deal done quickly. "We'll have to see if we will," Smith said.

    The Cowboys open training camp next weekend in Oxnard, Calif.

    George rushed for more than 10,000 yards in eight years for the Titans. The team granted his request for release Wednesday in a salary-cap move.

    The Titans wanted him back, but at a reduced salary. The team's final offer was $1.5 million in base salary -- considerably less than the $4.25 million he expected to make this season.

    George, who has never missed a start in his career, was popular with Titans fans, but his production slipped in recent years. In 2000, he ran for 1,509 yards, averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Last season, his average fell to 3.3 yards as he rushed for 1,031 yards. He turns 31 in September.

    The Cowboys have plenty of room under the salary cap to be able to afford George.

    Dallas is unsettled at running back. The starter going into training camp is rookie Julius Jones, a second-round pick from Notre Dame.

    Cowboys officials could not be immediately reached by telephone for comment.
  13. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

    Clarity, Grad, Sears-

    I hope you guys don't bet with real money... :biggrin:
  14. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    espn just reported that eddie has signed with the cowboys.....
  15. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

    2 Years?

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