Monday, September 11, 2006

Monday Links

- football outsiders picks the eagles to win the division

- waiting for the fireworks to start between me-who and bledsoe

- jay glazer is reporting that the cowboys are documenting every me-who transgression in preparation for the inevitable grievance hearing

- donnie franchise is the leading vote-getter for player of the week on espn.com

- according to len pasquarelli, the eagles and donte' stallworth's agent (ahem, drew rosenhaus) have begun a dialogue about a contract extension. also, the saints were prepared to trade stallworth to another team for a LB and a 4th rounder before the birds came in and offered the creative condition on the 3rd rounder (credit goes to banner).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

People call Rosenhaus a scumbag, but his crime is being arrogant and trying to get his clients top dollar so he can get top dollar. it's called free enterprise. I hold no beef with him for the TO deal. Hopefully he holds no beef with the Birds and they get this Stallworth thing done quickly, since even he can see the sinking ship that is his former Eagle and current client.

Bumble

2:33 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

People call Rosenhaus a scumbag, but his crime is being arrogant and trying to get his clients top dollar so he can get top dollar.

i don't mind arrogance. i think he's a scumbag because he's sleazy, unethical, and a liar. other than that, i'm sure he's a great guy.

2:59 PM EDT  
Anonymous Josh parry's agent said...

Next question.

3:13 PM EDT  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

I took a crap this morning, looked in the bowl and it was Rosenpuke....he's Bob Sugar and everything that's bad about the sports industry.

PS, sorry for the gross-out, that really didn't happen this morning.

3:30 PM EDT  
Anonymous Josh Parry: Fullback, poet, philosopher said...

A haiku:

A very large lunch

My poo breaks the waterline

Of the toilet bowl

3:38 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

josh, take that garbage
to seattle with you please
spend more time blocking

3:50 PM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

How has Rosenpuke ever been unethical? He's put his client's want of more $$$ above the team and fan's interest, but I'm not sure he's ever done anything that's not been in what he believes his client's best interest.

Branch goes to Seattle for a 1st round. Stallworth for Simineau and a conditional 3rd before the 1st game looks like a steal.

3:52 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

How has Rosenpuke ever been unethical?

well, let's take his handling of the me-who fiasco for instance. me-who's spat with the team was born of a rift between himself and his QB. it wasn't about money. it became about money when rosenhaus got in his ear.

so unethical rosenhaus move number 1 was that he stole me-who while he was still represented by david joseph, a no-no under the NFLPA rules.

why was rosenhaus getting in me-who's ear about money? because he wasn't going to get a dime of me-who's contract unless he negotiated a new deal. the facts are that if me-who had stayed an eagle he would have a) made more total money than he's making with the cowboys and b) he wouldn't have a 1.5 mil refund of his signing bonus to repay. drew wasn't going to get paid unless me-who signed a new deal.

who and what was behind the garbage, we'll never know, but i'm betting that rosenhaus was pulling some of the strings. so, unethical move number 2, was engineering a renegotiation process that was more beneficial for himself (both in dollars and in prestige among the athlete community) than his client.

4:05 PM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Regarding switching agents, if that was the case then no player would ever switch agents. While that doesn't make it "right", it doesn't make Rosenpuke and worst than anyone else.

I agree with everything you say about Rosenpuke and what he did and why he did it. Just because that was all bad strategy and likely ended up in less money in the end, doesn't mean that it was unethical. Could be explained away as just bad negotiating stategy.

I'm defining unethical as either lying or not acting in his client's best interest. Don't think the former happened as far as I know and just because TO ended up with less $$$ doesn't mean that Rosenpuke didn't honestly believe he had a decent chance of getting a better deal for TO.

4:41 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

Don't think the former happened as far as I know and just because TO ended up with less $$$ doesn't mean that Rosenpuke didn't honestly believe he had a decent chance of getting a better deal for TO.

i don't believe that a reasonable person in rosenhaus' position could have concluded that there was a "decent chance" of getting a better deal for me-who. even on just the basis of the team they were dealing with, rosenhaus would have known that a renegotiation was improbable at best.

the me-who debacle benefited only rosenhaus, and rosenhaus knew that going in. it's why he engineered the whole thing. you can't buy publicity like that.

9:23 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Rosendoodoo steals clients all the time, and he's apparently very very sleazy about it. I've read several articles about other agents and agencies trying to have him banned due to unethical behaviour, but none of his clients (obviously) are going to come forward. Do I think other agents do it, sure. But I'm betting he's king of the smelly pile.....

- Joe

10:54 AM EDT  

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