B. J. . Raji turned down a long term contract extension last season that
would have paid him a reported 8 million per year with guaranteed money
around $20 million. He turned it down to take a shot at free agency and
what he though would be bigger riches. Unfortunatly for him, he stunk
this season and now any bi offers he might have received are nowhere to
be found...so he is talking to the Packers about returning to the team
for 1 or 2 years at a drastically reduced price. Reports are that the
one year offer is for $4 million. And he hasnt signed it yet. And he
should. The reports are that the Packers would move him back to his more
natural position of nose tackle. It would help thsm solidy what could
be a major hole in the defense and give Raji a chance to have a good
season and strentghen his position for free agency next year. But the
Packers can't wait too long. The NFL free agency signing period begins
on Tuesday afternoon and if Raji isnt coming back the packes would have
to move quickly to get one of the good up front players. Ted Thompson
has intimated that he will be a player in free agency this season.
Getting Raji at a discount could be his first shot.
It also looks like the Packers will not bring back John Kuhn. Too expensive and too old.
always hurts more when you lose a game that you dominated. It happens
in hockey more than any other sport. There is not another position in
sports (with the exception of maybe starting pitcher in baseball) that
can skew a game like a hockey goalie. And it happened to the Wausau West
Warriors at the state tournament yesterday. West outshot University
School 44-17 and dominated play but Wildcats goalie Bryan Botcher was
the difference as he kept his team in the game that they eventually won
2-1 in double overtime.
of high school sports on the schedule today...State Team Wrestling
(Merrill is there), State Girls Gymnastics at Wisconsin Rapids, State
Girls Hockey (the Central Wisconsin Storm plays Green Bay) and Girls
basketball regionals( you can hear Wausau West at DC Everest tonight on
Foxsports Radio AM1390 & FM 93.9)
out a new feature on this website that will run under the podcast
section every Friday. I will be discussing Brewer baseball and you will
be able to hear comments from Brewer players and manager Ron Roenicke
throughout the season. It will be posted later today.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)
.Mood Indigo-Joe Jackson (2000) a live concert from New York featuring only Jackson on piano with Graham Maby on bass and drummer Gary Burke. It featured some of his old tunes and covers like Eleanor Rigby and this Duke Ellington tune. He later did a whole album of Ellington music.