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It’s the ‘here’s a Dez high school video’ portion of the offseason

first_imgScreen Shot 2015-03-04 at 8.02.05 AMWe do this every year, you know.Inevitably, the good folks who run the Internet get bored with basketball or just start jonesing for football and somebody goes and makes a Dez Bryant high school highlight video and we all lose our minds.It’s not like I’m not going to post such a video, I just wanted to point out what you should be on the lookout for every February-March.Here’s the most recent one. It’s just disgusting.Also, here’s a really interesting (and long) open letter from a former agent to Dez[1. I’m glad no agents wrote open letters to Dez in college…then he would have been suspended or something.] about what his future with the Cowboys holds. This was the best part to me:Your performance has justified a contract near the top of the wide receiver market, which Calvin Johnson sets with the seven-year, $113.45 million extension he received from the Detroit Lions in 2012. $53.25 million of Johnson’s extension was fully guaranteed at signing if the $4.5 million roster bonus from his rookie contract, which was payable on the same day the new deal was executed, is considered as a part of the guaranteed money.Translation: Dez gonna get paid.[1. If he doesn’t get hurt in 2015.]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

McCain to Resist House Plan to Bolster Base Budget with OCO Funds

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Tuesday said it is unlikely his panel’s fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill would follow the House’s lead in using $23 billion from DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account to boost the department’s base budget.House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) defended the maneuver as a way to make up for a troubling shortfall in military readiness. The move would provide an extra $18 billion in base defense spending beyond the Obama administration’s budget request, but cause funding for operations overseas to run out in April 2017 and force the next president to request supplemental war funding before that point.“We are probably not going to go down that path,” McCain told CQ Roll Call. McCain said he is considering a number of options but would not disclose his plans. The Senate Armed Services Committee marks up its version of the annual defense policy bill next month.Any differences in how the two chambers’ authorization bills allocate funding would need to be reconciled in conference.last_img read more