Raider wire – Raiders Shop NFL http://raidersshopnfl.com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 01:12:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://raidersshopnfl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-29-120x119.png Raider wire – Raiders Shop NFL http://raidersshopnfl.com/ 32 32 ‘Floor Is Lava’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Bigger Obstacles https://raidersshopnfl.com/floor-is-lava-season-2-trailer-teases-bigger-obstacles/ Mon, 09 May 2022 17:51:38 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/floor-is-lava-season-2-trailer-teases-bigger-obstacles/ Whether you grew up on Double dare or you only entered the game with American ninja warrior, our appetite for large-scale obstacle course shows is nothing new. Lately, however, it seems the studios are working harder to put their own spin on the concept, giving us new variations on a classic unscripted competition theme. The […]]]>

Whether you grew up on Double dare or you only entered the game with American ninja warrior, our appetite for large-scale obstacle course shows is nothing new. Lately, however, it seems the studios are working harder to put their own spin on the concept, giving us new variations on a classic unscripted competition theme.

The floor is lava, the Netflix series inspired by a childhood game everyone played on their parents’ furniture, is no exception. The show’s first season arrived in the summer of 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic lockdown, and its large-scale approach to something we were all doing in our living rooms proved to be a welcome distraction from the world. entire. Now Season 2 is almost here, and things are getting bigger, hotter, and weirder ahead of the June premiere.

The first trailer for the second round of The floor is lava episodes arrived Monday morning, and it promises all the slippery, creative fun of Season 1, as a group of new contestants prepare to try and navigate obstacle courses that look like oversized arcades, garages and even roofs.

Oh, and lest you think these are the same obstacles with a few different shapes, the show has also added a big new development: a volcano. That’s right, the actual source of the show’s slippery lava appears in Season 2, and we’ll see what happens when contestants have to try and scale it.

Check it all out in the trailer below:

Sure, The floor is lava isn’t really a genre series in the strict sense of the word, but it draws inspiration from the crazy adventure of stuff like The Raiders of the Lost Ark and childhood favorite Legends of the Hidden Temple, so it makes sense that it might scratch some of the craving for adventure for many viewers. Plus, it’s just downright fun to watch a group of often overconfident competitors rush into the action only to be taken down by a giant foosball table or a tool-covered pegboard wall. It’s the kind of show you can get lost in, no continuity details required.

Floor Is Lava returns June 3 on Netflix.

While you wait, check out other sports competition shows, including Frog and American ninja warrioron Peacock.

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Ohio State Football 2022 NFL Draft Tracker https://raidersshopnfl.com/ohio-state-football-2022-nfl-draft-tracker/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 01:47:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/ohio-state-football-2022-nfl-draft-tracker/ Every year, it seems like the NFL Draft is an infomercial for Ohio State’s football program. The Buckeyes lead all programs with the most first-round NFL draft picks ever and also have most draft picks since 2000. And, yes, typing that never gets old. Due to all their success in the NFL Draft, we track […]]]>

Every year, it seems like the NFL Draft is an infomercial for Ohio State’s football program. The Buckeyes lead all programs with the most first-round NFL draft picks ever and also have most draft picks since 2000.

And, yes, typing that never gets old.

Due to all their success in the NFL Draft, we track all OSU players as they are taken with our Ohio State Football Draft Tracker so you can to follow.

This year, two sensational Buckeye wide receivers are slated to go in the first round, but there are nine other draft prospects who stand a chance of having their names called at some point over the seven rounds. The middle circles should be especially colored in scarlet and gray.

So here we go, here’s what things look like, updating in real time as every Ohio State player is selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.

NEXT… The First Round

Garrett Wilson, wide receiver

Garrett Wilson poses onstage after being selected tenth by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images

Draft details

Selected by the New York Jets as Overall Selection No. 10

Our scouting report on Garrett Wilson

Garrett Wilson may have the most upside of any wide receiver in this year’s draft. He’s not particularly tall but plays much bigger than his 6-0, 192-pound frame. He can ride through traffic with elite body control and drop 50/50 balls through traffic. Wilson has speed below 4.3 and a burst off the line that creates separation at the start of his routes. He is also versatile, having played at a high level in the slot or away from it. He could have an immediate impact on a team that needs a game changer in the passing game.

Chris Olave, wide receiver

Chris Olave celebrates on stage after being selected 11th by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images

Draft details

Selected by the New Orleans Saints as Overall Selection No. 11

Our scouting report on Chris Olave

If Wilson has the advantage, Olave is probably the finest receiver in the draft. It too boasts a sub-4.3 gear and is about as smooth as a road runner you will ever see. He’s the consummate pro who can get the upper hand on defense, but has the hands and body control to make catches in tight windows. He can be plugged into an offense immediately and has the potential to be a superstar in Year 1.

NEXT… The Third Round

Nicholas Petit-Frère, offensive tackle

2022 NFL Draft: Ohio State OT Nicholas Petit-Frere selected by Titans

Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Draft details

Selected by the New Orleans Saints as Overall Selection No. 69

Our tracking report on Nicholas Petit-Frere

Petit-Frere was a five-star prospect from Tampa, Florida when he signed up with the Buckeyes in the 2018 class. He got the starting right tackle position at the start of the 2020 season and has since been a a staple on the offensive line, moving to left tackle last season.

He played in 35 games, starting in 20, earned Football Writers Association of America All-Ameican honors and was named a first-team All-Big Ten performer.

Jeremy Ruckert, tight end

Ohio State players in 2022 NFL Draft: Jeremy Ruckert moves to Jets

Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Draft details

Selected by the New York Jets as Overall Selection No. 101

Our reconnaissance report on Jeremy Ruckert

Ruckert came to the Buckeyes as one of the No. 2 ranked tight ends in the 2018 recruiting class. throughout history, Ruckert had a lot of positives like a great receiving tight end when given the chance.

Although Ruckert still needs work as a blocker, he has improved tremendously since he entered campus. In another offensive system, the 6-foot-5, 252-pounder might have been known as the best tight end in the county.

NEXT… The First Round

Tyreke Smith, defensive end

Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Draft details

Selected by the Seattle Seahawks as Overall Selection No. 158

Our reconnaissance report on Tyreke Smith

Smith came to Ohio State in the 2018 four-star prospect class from Cleveland Heights. He had a bit of a rocky career, but when he was healthy and in the lineup, he was a tough game on the brink. He’s strong, has a high engine and could become a solid option if given the chance.

NEXT… The Seventh Round

Thayer Munford, offensive tackle

Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Draft details

Selected by the Las Vegas Raiders as Overall Selection No. 238

Our reconnaissance report on Thayer Munford

Munford started a ton of games for the Buckeyes and played at a high level. He is versatile, playing right or left in line space, and has a high football IQ. He is a consummate professional, adept at both pass blocking and running.

Frankly, it’s a little shocking that he fell this far in the draft, but as long as he finds his way onto the field for the Raiders, we like his chances of earning a spot and having a productive career. at the highest level.

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Belmont Park spring/summer meet opens Thursday https://raidersshopnfl.com/belmont-park-spring-summer-meet-opens-thursday/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 23:56:19 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/belmont-park-spring-summer-meet-opens-thursday/ ELMONT, NY – The Lucrative Belmont Park The spring/summer meet, with 59 stakes races worth a total of $16.95 million, kicks off Thursday with a nine-race card and first post at 1:20 p.m. EST. The 44-day encounter runs until Sunday, July 10. The Belmont Spring/Summer Meet will feature 12 Tier 1 events highlighted by the […]]]>

ELMONT, NY – The Lucrative Belmont Park The spring/summer meet, with 59 stakes races worth a total of $16.95 million, kicks off Thursday with a nine-race card and first post at 1:20 p.m. EST. The 44-day encounter runs until Sunday, July 10.

The Belmont Spring/Summer Meet will feature 12 Tier 1 events highlighted by the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday June 9th to Saturday June 11th.

The festival will feature 17 stakes in total, including eight Grade 1 Belmont Stakes Day, capped off with the $1.5 million ‘Champion’s Test’ for 3-year-olds on the final 1 1/2 mile stage of the Triple Crown. For more information on the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and details of hospitality offerings, ticket packages and prizes, visit BelmontStakes.com.

Last year, Chad Brown recorded 32 wins to finish as top coach at Belmont’s spring/summer meet for the sixth consecutive year. Jose Ortiz took the riding title with 59 wins, while Klaravich Stables led all owners with 11 wins over the 48-day encounter.

The Belmont Park Spring/Summer 2021 meet generated $632,208,251 across all sources with an average daily handle of $13,171,005. The Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Essential Quality’s win in the 153rd Annual Grade 1, $1.5 Million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, generated an all-source handful of $112,725,278; a NYRA record for a non-Triple Crown year.

The average field size across 454 runs at the 2021 Belmont Spring/Summer meet was 7.6.

NEW AT BELMONT PARK

A colony of star jockeys will be bolstered by the arrival of the West Coast raider Flavien Prat.

Prat, a 2021 Eclipse Award finalist, made his presence felt last summer at Belmont winning the Grade 1 Manhattan with Domestic Spending, the Grade 3 Wonder Again aboard Con Lima and the Grade 3 Victory Ride on Souper Sensational. He also guided Hot Rod Charlie to a second-place finish in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.

A top rider at Santa Anita Park, Prat is a three-time Breeders’ Cup winner and his resume includes classic scores in the Kentucky Derby [Country House, via disqualification in 2019] and earliness [2021, Rombauer].

Prat is expected to join Belmont Colony after the Kentucky Derby.

JOCKEY/COACH VICTORIES PER AREA

Some jockeys and horses thrive on Belmont Park’s steep bends and its infamous 1 1/2 mile main dirt road known as Big Sandy, which features a 1,097 foot run. The unique configuration allows racing of nine stages around a lap.

Belmont Park has two grass courses, including the 1 5/16 mile Widener Grass Course and the 1 3/16 mile Indoor Grass Course.

Here’s a look at how the jockeys and trainers fared at the Belmont spring/summer meet last year.

Top 5 jockeys by main track wins with winning percentage:

Jose Ortiz [133-32-24-22, 24.1%]

Irad Ortiz, Jr. [117-29-24-20, 24.8%]

Manny Franco [176-27-28-26, 15.3%]

Luis Saez [138-25-31-16, 18.1 %]

Joel Rosario [105-23-10-18, 21.9%]

Notable: Trevor McCarthy [49-11-2-7, 22.4%]

Top 5 jockeys by turf wins:

Irad Ortiz, Jr. [120-28-22-15, 23.3%]

Jose Ortiz [145-27-23-24, 18.6%]

Manny Franco [174-25-20-24, 14.4%]

Joel Rosario [133-20-19-20, 15%]

Eric Cancel [137-17-13-16, 12.4%]

Notable: Flavien Prat [17-5-3-1, 29.4%]

Top 5 Trainers by Main Track Wins:

Rudy Rodriguez [66-13-12-5, 19.7%]

Todd Plecher [58-12-9-9, 20.7%]

Rob Atras [56-11-15-8, 19.6%]

Noda from Orlando [44-11-6-7, 25%]

Steve Asmussen [21-9-2-3, 42.9%]

Notable: Wesley Ward [20-8-2-2, 40%]

Top 5 coaches by wins on grass:

Chad Brown [121-26-23-24, 21.5%]

Christophe Clement [118-25-21-15, 21.2%]

Microphone manufacturer [66-11-11-10, 16.7%]

Rob Atras [35-8-3-5, 22.9%]

Graham’s movement [34-7-7-5, 20.6%]

Neighborhood Wesley [26-7-4-4, 26.9%]

Notable: Robert Falcone Jr. [15-4-1-1, 26.7%]John Terranova [19-4-3-4, 21.1%]

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Jockey Dylan Davis captured his first NYRA meet title with 63 wins at the Aqueduct Winter Meet. The 27-year-old Manhasset NY native was effective with limited mounts in Belmont’s Spring/Summer meet last year, which was cut short due to injury, earning 11 wins from 75 starts for a return on investment of $3.86.

Coach Michelle Nevin won 8 of 45 starts for a healthy return on investment of $4.27 at Belmont’s Spring/Summer 2021 meet.

Hall of Famer John Velazquez and Coach Neighborhood Wesley proved a successful combination last summer at Belmont, winning 10 of 18 starts for a return on investment of $2.57. A number of other jockey/trainer combos have also proven useful, including:
Eric Cancel and Chris Englehart [5-for-18, $4.39] Manny Franco and Chad Brown [7-for-20, $3.89] Irad Ortiz, Jr. and Saffie Joseph, Jr. [5-for-8, $3.53]

HORSE FOR THE COURSE

first captain and leak rumor each went a perfect 3 for 3 tied for the most winning horse at last year’s Belmont spring/summer meet.

Trained by Shug McGaughey, First Captain, a 4-year-old chestnut Curlin, graduated last April on Big Sandy before earning an allowance in May and a Grade 3 Dwyer in July. He recently finished seventh in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap presented by NYRA Bets at the Big A.

Turf specialist Runaway Rumour, a 4-year-old New York-raised Flintshire girl, made her first two career starts against other state breeders, graduating for the first time in May before a score of narrow allocation on June 5th.

She ended a perfect summer campaign in Belmont by beating an open company on June 26 in the Wild Applause. Coached by Jorge Abreu, Runaway Rumor returned to Belmont in the fall with a strong third in the Pebbles and narrowly missed out on the Grade 2 Sands Point victory, finishing a neck close to Fluffy Socks. The consistent bay is expected to target the 3rd year Beaugay, $150,000, on May 14th.

NEW BET

A unique Pick 3, with a minimum bet of $3, will be available on Sundays only. The NYRA Triple Play will launch on May 1, the first Sunday of the Belmont Spring/Summer meeting and will not be available to customers using computer-assisted betting [CAW] programs.

The $3 Pick 3 bet requires bettors to select the first runner-up from three designated races on the card. Each week will feature a mandatory net pool payout. NYRA Triple Play betting is also available on ADW platforms and at simulcast facilities across the country.

TAKE AWAY RATES
Win, place and show: 16% Pick 5: 15% Daily Double, Quinella and Exacta: 18.5% Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Grand Slam: 24% Pick 6: 15% (24% on days of report)

Belmont Park Press Release

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TheDrop Opens Investment Opportunity for Pre-B Series Athletes https://raidersshopnfl.com/thedrop-opens-investment-opportunity-for-pre-b-series-athletes/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/thedrop-opens-investment-opportunity-for-pre-b-series-athletes/ LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DAISI Inc., an e-commerce platform company and parent company of TheDrop.com, opened a SAFE convertible note specifically for athlete-investors ahead of its scheduled Series B funding round. With an expected Series B raise in the range of $40-50 million, this unique opportunity encourages athletes to invest in technology early in their careers. Only […]]]>

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DAISI Inc., an e-commerce platform company and parent company of TheDrop.com, opened a SAFE convertible note specifically for athlete-investors ahead of its scheduled Series B funding round. With an expected Series B raise in the range of $40-50 million, this unique opportunity encourages athletes to invest in technology early in their careers. Only $1.5 million will be accepted on the SAFE note’s incentive terms.

DAISI Inc. is currently in talks with several professional sports investors, many of whom are NFL, NBA and NHL players who currently play and/or reside in the company’s hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.

DAISI Inc.’s flagship marketplace, TheDrop.com, offers the largest selection of streetwear, sneaker and skateboard brands online today. With over 800 brands and over 237,000 skus currently available on the market, TheDrop.com adds several new brands and shops every week. TheDrop.com marketplace has become a global destination and is the top choice for brands and retailers looking to streamline their Direct-to-Consumer strategies in international markets. DAISI Inc.’s leadership comes from companies such as Nike, Backcountry.com and Adobe.

The SAFE convertible note offering provides athletes with the opportunity to invest in DAISI at a much lower minimum investment than the planned Series B. DAISI will also provide influencer marketing opportunities to most athlete-investors.

Jonathan Hankins, Defensive Tackle for the Las Vegas Raiders and an early DAISI/TheDrop.com investor, was an athlete-investor/influencer during the NFL’s final season, wearing TheDrop.com apparel during his weekly visit to the stadium. “I’m constantly thinking about the end game, and that’s served me well in how I approach the different ways of investing,” Hankins said. “When you look at which athletes are making the most money and creating real wealth, there’s always a big disparity. Essentially, we are the CEOs of our own companies and we have to start owning or taking shares in companies to own part of them. »

Jeff Staple, founder of the STAPLE brand, creator of the Nike “Pigeon Dunk” and advisor to the board of directors of DAISI Inc., shared his thoughts on the importance for athletes of diversifying their investments early in their careers. “If athletes are active on social media and really love fashion and sneakers, they should consider investing in companies like TheDrop.com [DAISI Inc]. They can also get a modest influence check while increasing their capital at the same time. A double victory. Standard influencer control is short-term, low-money [in the grand scheme of things]. The return on their stock investment will eclipse the sum of the checks. Forget short-term cash. The real gains are in the long-term equity game.

DAISI Inc Founder Matt Falcinelli explains why the company is opening this ticket round so close to its Series B. “In over four years of building the DAISI platform and TheDrop.com marketplace, I have spoken with many athletes and their financial advisors. Many athletes see “investing” as simply investing in real estate or the stock market. Ultimately, they’re missing out on hundreds of opportunities to participate in the capital of early-stage tech companies that have incredible upsides. There are too many stories of athletes going broke after their careers ended. If I can help some of them make small targeted investments in DAISI Inc. or other startups in my network and then orchestrate influencer marketing campaigns where they can leverage their influence to grow their wealth real, so it’s ultimately a win-win for everyone. Our pre-series B status means reduced risk as we have passed the initial start-up stage, developed a strong business model and achieved certain milestones. By opening this ‘Athlete Convertible Note’, we wish to serve as a case study of how athlete-investors can diversify their investments and follow the success of Shaq, Andre Iguodala and others who are leading the way.

The early-stage company is highlighting new “Services” revenue channels after Series B, similar to Farfetch’s market platform services in the luxury market. With an eye on the global scale, DAISI Inc and TheDrop.com bring a unique value proposition to the entire $200+ billion youth/streetwear market.

About TheDrop.com

DAISI Inc dba TheDrop.com is the first marketplace platform of its kind in the United States for aggregating and curating products for millennial and Gen Z consumers. Through its proprietary platform, DAISI syncs hundreds of brands and retailers on TheDrop.com marketplace and also serves as a platform from which traders can launch their own localized DTC sites in global markets. TheDrop is now the largest source of real-time trend information in a $200 billion youth/streetwear market.

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RotoBaller’s Premium Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball https://raidersshopnfl.com/rotoballers-premium-waiver-wire-pickups-for-fantasy-baseball/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 17:21:13 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/rotoballers-premium-waiver-wire-pickups-for-fantasy-baseball/ Starts and Sits for Week 3 – All Starting Pitcher Games for Fantasy Baseball Last week of April, the first month flies away! I hope everyone enjoys this series of content, we have once again received great feedback on the site and on Reddit, and we really appreciate it! For those unfamiliar, RotoBaller offers a […]]]>

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Thewlis hat-trick helps Wire to back-to-back home wins https://raidersshopnfl.com/thewlis-hat-trick-helps-wire-to-back-to-back-home-wins/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 17:15:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/thewlis-hat-trick-helps-wire-to-back-to-back-home-wins/ Warrington v HuddersfieldCredit: PA Images Warrington Wolves have secured back-to-back home wins after a comprehensive win over Huddersfield at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Josh Thewlis scored a hat-trick, while Toby King, Connor Wrench and Ben Currie also added tries. Huddersfield responded with tries Innes Senior and Luke Yates. But the damage was done for them […]]]>

Warrington v HuddersfieldCredit: PA Images

Warrington Wolves have secured back-to-back home wins after a comprehensive win over Huddersfield at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Josh Thewlis scored a hat-trick, while Toby King, Connor Wrench and Ben Currie also added tries.

Huddersfield responded with tries Innes Senior and Luke Yates. But the damage was done for them in the first half as they had two periods with 12 men on the pitch.

Warrington made five changes to the side which were narrowly beaten by Hull FC on Easter Monday. Stefan Ratchford, Gareth Widdop, Jack Hughes, Jason Clark and Ellis Longstaff have all made their mark. The replacements were Connor Wrench, Riley Dean, Oliver Holmes, Matt Davis and Billy Magoulias.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield made four changes to the side which lost to St Helens. There have been returns for Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Ricky Leutele, Chris Hill and Chris McQueen in the side. They replace Louis Senior, Adam O’Brien, Nathan Mason and Sam Hewitt.

Match report

Just seven minutes later, Huddersfield shot themselves in the foot. Jack Cogger was trashed after holding off Matty Ashton after the Warrington winger’s break was scrapped.

Four minutes later, Warrington was able to take advantage. They were stopped just short of the line, but Josh Thewlis reached the mock half on the next play to open the scoring. Riley Dean’s conversion attempt hit the post.

The hosts then doubled their lead just before halfway in the first half. They worked the ball to the left, and Thewlis managed to get over a small gap and pass his second. Dean couldn’t find the target on his first attempt, but referee Robert Hicks gave an eight-point try, giving Dean the chance to get out of bounds in front of goal, which he took. Cogger was also sent to sin bin for the second time.

As half-time approached, Warrington netted his third try of the afternoon. The ball was kicked towards the end zone, and the rebound fell nicely for Toby King, who managed to plant the ball. Dean scored the conversion to open a 16-point lead.

Shortly after, Huddersfield conceded a penalty from just over 30 yards out. Dean opted to go for the two points and he scored to extend the lead to 18 points.

The Giants needed to score next, and they did just at halftime. They fed the ball to Innes Senior, who managed to cut inside and recover. Olly Russell’s conversion attempt went off the rails.

HT – Warrington 18-4 Huddersfield

It took a bit of time for the second half to come to life. But it was Warrington who scored the next crucial try just before the hour mark. They worked the ball to the right and Connor Wrench was able to show his speed to cross the gap and score. Dean couldn’t add the conversion.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, Warrington added another with an academy try. Dean sent a tricky kick down the middle and Thewlis ran over it and went to complete his hat trick. Dean then added the conversion.

Warrington quickly added his sixth try to show his dominance. Ben Currie managed to close a gap and score wide. Dean hit the post for the second time with his conversion attempt.

With less than five minutes remaining, Huddersfield were awarded a consolation try. Luke Yates managed to crash at close range. Russell scored the conversion to take the Giants to double digits.

FT – Warrington 32-10 Huddersfield

Team News

Warrington: Thewlis, Charnley, Wrench, King, Ashton, Mata’utia, Dean, Mulhern, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Holmes, Davis. Replacements: Philbin, Bullock, Walker, Magoulias.

Trials: Thewlis (3), King, Wrench, Currie

Goals: Dean 4/8

Huddersfield: Lolohea, McGillvary, Wardle, Leutele, Senior, Cogger, Russell, Hill, Levi, Wilson, Jones, McQueen, Yates. Replacements: Lawrence, Greenwood, Ashworth, Golding.

Trials: Senior, Yates

Goals: Russell 1/2

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Paul and Simon Pegg’s director on making this Spielberg cameo https://raidersshopnfl.com/paul-and-simon-peggs-director-on-making-this-spielberg-cameo/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/paul-and-simon-peggs-director-on-making-this-spielberg-cameo/ What if one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time had an honest alien contribution to goodness from outer space? It’s a bit of a goofy question, but one that inspired one of the biggest cinematic cameos ever to hit the big screen. We are of course talking about 2011 Paul (being broadcast on […]]]>

What if one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time had an honest alien contribution to goodness from outer space? It’s a bit of a goofy question, but one that inspired one of the biggest cinematic cameos ever to hit the big screen.

We are of course talking about 2011 Paul (being broadcast on Peacock), a sci-fi comedy in which a couple of UFO enthusiasts (played by the inimitable Cornetto Trilogy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) embark on a road trip with a real alien. The laid-back cosmic castaway (voiced by Seth Rogen) has more in common with Roger’s character from American dad! than it does with the extraterrestrial beings that we often associate with the science fiction genre. He’s just a regular dude who, without his bulbous head, would blend in with any crowd.

Paul has been on Earth for so long that he has effectively assimilated into our culture and, in some cases, influenced it. That brings us to a brief but jaw-dropping cameo from the one and only Steven Spielberg who – at least according to this movie’s universe – came up with the idea for ET’s healing ability by harnessing the otherworldly knowledge of Paul in the early 1980s.

“Nick Frost and I had worked with Steven on Tintin early 2009,” Pegg, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frost, told SYFY WIRE via email. “We told him all about Paul while we were spinning. We brought up the idea that in the mythology of our film, Paul had been his adviser while he was filming HEY He loved the idea and jokingly suggested a cameo. Nick and I immediately ended the scene and restrained him. Being the gentleman that he is, he followed through on her suggestion.”

It was only natural, given that the project was always intended to be “a love letter to ’70s sci-fi movies, especially Spielberg’s,” says Paul director, Greg Mottola (super bad, Adventureland). “Needless to say, I’ve held Steven in high regard for all the decades since I saw Jaws at the age of 11. He is unquestionably our country’s award-winning filmmaker, if there were to be such a thing.

PaulThe short flashback to 1980 takes place inside a mysterious warehouse filled with crates to the ceiling. “It was something that Greg Mottola and the Double Negative [VFX] team found in post,” Pegg says of the set’s nod to The Raiders of the Lost Ark. Paul sits at a table, smoking a cigarette and advising a young Mr. Spielberg on the details of a little coming-of-age tale that two years from now will generate hundreds of millions of dollars and captivate audiences around the world. whole world.

“I want him to have some kind of special power, you know what I mean?” says an enthusiastic Spielberg on the phone. “Something… messianic.”

Paul suggests the concept of “cellular revitalization” or the “restoration of damaged tissue through telepathic manipulation of intrinsic field memory.”

” What does that mean ? asks Spielberg.

“It means healing, Mr. Spielberg…”

This fascinates the director. “Yeah, right – healing!” he exclaims. Like by touch or something like that. Maybe his finger lights up at the end when he reaches out and touches? !”

“Maybe,” Paul says, clearly pleasing the filmmaker. “You know, sometimes I find that less is more.”

“Hey,” Spielberg says as the camera presses the speakerphone. “Trust me…”

Words to live. Two years after this little clandestine conversation between an extraterrestrial consultant and a Hollywood titan, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial was released theatrically, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1982 and an instant cinematic classic.

Nominated for nine Oscars – including Best Picture (which it should have won, by the way) – the film spawned a host of imitators and became deeply embedded in the fabric of popular culture, opening up the way to movies like Paulwho find clever ways to pay homage and re-contextualize media that we have all cherished for decades.

“That day we all got together on an ADR stage in Los Angeles,” Mottola recalled of the recording session with Spielberg. “Unsurprisingly, because Steven was going to be there, we had a considerably larger gathering of actors, producers and executives than usual. Seth Rogen was there [because] he and Steven were going to do the lines together. I remember when we were finally rolling, our sound engineer was waving me down for a second. There was an agonizing silence and Steven asked, ‘Is anyone going to call for action?'”

Pegg continues, “He came alone, without fanfare, in his baseball cap and bomber jacket and did the scene several times with Seth. talking feeling. I remember him denying that there was some sort of messiah metaphor at work in HEY, but he still said the lines as expected. Nick and I just sat there and pinched ourselves. We do that a lot.”

There’s something so indescribably fun about messing with genre tropes like a big meta, while having the people who helped create them agree to join in on the joke. Paul takes it a step further with the casting of Sigourney Weaver (famous for fighting Xenommorphs as Ellen Ripley in the Extraterrestrial series) as a sleazy government figure trying to capture Rogen’s star man.

“I remember after Steven saw the movie, he sent me a lovely email, saying how much he liked the movie and that there were so many references to other science movies. -fiction, he developed a nervous tick,” reveals Pegg, who teamed back with Spielberg several years later to Loan player one. The actor concludes, “I have so much love and admiration for him. It’s a combination of massive professional respect, deep gratitude for the movies he’s made, and genuine affection for a guy. sweet and big-hearted. He’s my hero.”

Paul currently broadcasting on Peacock.

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RIP, Daryle Lamonica, 80, a Raiders and Valley legend – GV Wire https://raidersshopnfl.com/rip-daryle-lamonica-80-a-raiders-and-valley-legend-gv-wire/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 02:48:45 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/rip-daryle-lamonica-80-a-raiders-and-valley-legend-gv-wire/ Daryle Lamonica, revered by Raiders fans around the world and people across the Valley, died Thursday morning at his home in Fresno at the age of 80. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said he died of natural causes. If you ever meet him…what a wonderful man. So talented yet, so humble and kind. Incredible able […]]]>

Daryle Lamonica, revered by Raiders fans around the world and people across the Valley, died Thursday morning at his home in Fresno at the age of 80.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said he died of natural causes.

Lamonica was a star quarterback at Clovis High School, where the football stadium is named in his honor, before enrolling at Notre Dame.

He spent his first four professional seasons as a substitute with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. But, at 26, following a trade to Oakland, Lamonica flourished in the ‘Mad Bomber’ – not only taking the Raiders to their first Super Bowl appearance, but also leading the AFL in assists. hit with 30.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Lamonica led the Raiders five times in the playoffs from 1967 to 1972, winning at least one playoff game in four of those trips.

The Las Vegas Raiders called Lamonica a “pioneer of vertical play” in a statement posted on their website. “The Raiders family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Daryle Lamonica earlier today. …The Raider Nation will forever miss his easy-going nature and warm smile. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Mary, his son Brandon, the rest of the Lamonica family, his teammates and his friends.

Clovis Unified said in a statement, “The Clovis Unified community lost an icon today with the passing of legendary athlete Daryle Lamonica, the namesake of Lamonica Stadium on the campus of Clovis High School. Lamonica established a high standard of athletic excellence, performance, and character for student-athletes who graduated from Clovis High School.

Watch: Lamonica explains ‘the right way’ to play the game

A match made in heaven

Lamonica’s strong arm and penchant for throwing the ball deep suited receivers such as Warren Wells and Fred Biletnikoff perfectly and turned the Raiders into a powerhouse.

They went 13-1 during the regular season in Lamonica’s first year at the helm and he was named both first-team All-Pro and AFL Player of the Year. He threw two TD passes as the Raiders beat Houston to the AFL title game before falling, 33-14, to Green Bay in the Super Bowl.

In his six seasons as a starter for the Raiders, Lamonica was one of the most prolific passers in the game, leading pro football with 145 TD assists – 24 more than second place Fran Tarkenton. His 16,006 passing yards ranked third from 1967 to 1972.

Lamonica was All-Pro and AFL Player of the Year again in 1969 when he threw for 3,302 yards and 34 touchdowns.

He was at his best during the playoffs, throwing five touchdown passes in a 41-6 win over Kansas City in 1968 and a record six the following season against Houston. Only Steve Young and Tom Brady have matched Lamonica’s six TD assists in a playoff game and only Patrick Mahomes and Kurt Warner have multiple games with at least five.

The “Heidi Game”

Lamonica also played a starring role in one of the most memorable games of all time, throwing four TD assists, including scoring the go-ahead to Charlie Smith in a 43-32 win over the Jets in a match now known as the “Heidi Game” because NBC cut the East Coast finish before the Raiders returned to show the children’s film.

Ken Stabler replaced Lamonica as the starter in 1973 and Lamonica then ended his World Football League career.

The Raiders went 62-16-6 in Lamonica starts for the best winning percentage for any Super Bowl-era starting QB with at least 75 starts.

Check out Lamonica’s career stats at this link.

Here is a look to his 18 fourth-quarter comebacks and 17 game-winning drives.

(Associated Press contributed to this article.)

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Most first-round NFL draft picks ranked by college https://raidersshopnfl.com/most-first-round-nfl-draft-picks-ranked-by-college/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 20:55:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/most-first-round-nfl-draft-picks-ranked-by-college/ There are certain college programs known as NFL factories. teams like our Lady, USCOhio State and Alabama come to mind, to name just a few of the blue bloods that attract and develop some of the best talent to play at the next level. More so, there are programs that seem to produce the best […]]]>

There are certain college programs known as NFL factories. teams like our Lady, USCOhio State and Alabama come to mind, to name just a few of the blue bloods that attract and develop some of the best talent to play at the next level.

More so, there are programs that seem to produce the best of the best as first-round NFL draft picks. But the divide is great. Kids these days want to play for a national title and develop to play in big stadiums on Sundays (and Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the winter). These are the two defining characteristics that seem to attract top high school prospects every year.

But it’s not just about that. A program needs to develop that talent on and off the field so that NFL teams see a player as someone they want to give big money to. Being an NFL first draft pick is a very, very select group that no one can take away from you.

So which college programs have been the best for achieving this? Which of the blue bloods attracts and develops talent that ends up hearing their names called in the first round of all the shenanigans known as the NFL Draft.

Here is a ranking of the top 25 college programs and how they rank for getting players into the first round. As usual, we start at #25 and work our way down to #1. We get our data from Wikipedia.

No. 25 (tie) – Stanford Cardinal

November 20, 2021; Stanford, California, USA; General view of the Stanford Cardinal helmet during the third quarter against the California Golden Bears at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

25

No. 25 (tie) – Pittsburgh Panthers

Sep 25, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; A Pittsburgh Panthers helmet sits on the sidelines against the New Hampshire Wildcats during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

25

No. 25 (tie) – North Carolina Tarheels

October 30, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; A detailed view of a North Carolina Tar Heels football helmet during the warm up before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium. Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

25

#24 – Arizona State Sun Devils

April 13, 2018; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of the Arizona State Sun Devils helmets on the field during the team’s spring game at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

26

No. 22 (tie) – Washington Huskies

November 23, 2018; Pullman, Washington, USA; The Washington Huskies helmet sits during a second half football game against the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium. The Huskies won 28-15. Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

27

No. 22 (tie) – California Bears

November 3, 2018; Pullman, Washington, USA; The California Golden Bears helmet sits during a second half football game against the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium. The Cougars won 19-13. Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

27

No. 21 – Wisconsin Badgers

November 9, 2019; Madison, Wis., USA; A Wisconsin Badgers helmet during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

30

No. 20 – Auburn Tigers

Auburn Tigers helmet on the sidelines during A-Day spring training at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

32

No. 19 – Nebraska Cornhuskers

October 6, 2018; Madison, Wis., USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the sidelines during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

34

No. 18 – Texas A&M Aggies

October 23, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sidelines during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Kyle Field. Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

35

No. 16 (tie) – UCLA Bruins

September 25, 2014; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Detail view of the UCLA Bruins helmets on the sidelines against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

36

No. 16 (tie) – Michigan State Spartans

19 November 2011; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan State Spartan helmet on the sidelines during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State won 55-3 to clinch the Legends Division of the Big Ten. Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

36

No. 15 – Clemson Tigers

The Clemson football helmet near the Fiesta Bowl trophy during the coaches press conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, December 27, 2019. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

37

No. 13 (tie) – Penn State Nittany Lions

November 16, 2013; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; General view of a Penn State Nittany Lions helmet before the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

39

No. 13 (tie) – Georgia Bulldogs

December 12, 2020; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A detailed view of a Georgia Bulldogs helmet during the second half against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

39

No. 11 (tie) – Texas Longhorns

November 10, 2018; Lubbock, TX, USA; A Texas Longhorns helmet on the sidelines during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium. Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

45

No. 11 (tie) – Florida State Seminoles

September 8, 2018; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; The Florida State Seminoles had a special sticker on their helmets to honor former FSU player Burt Reynolds who died last week. The Florida State Seminoles host the Samford Bulldogs at Doak Campbell Stadium. Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

45

No. 10 – Tennessee Volunteers

November 23, 2019; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Tennessee Volunteers helmet during the second half against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

46

No. 8 (tie) – Michigan Wolverines

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November 18, 2017; Madison, Wis., USA; A Michigan Wolverines helmet during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

48

No. 8 (tie) – LSU Tigers

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October 6, 2018; Gainesville, Florida, USA; A detailed view of the LSU Tigers vs Florida Gators football helmets during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Credit: Kim Klement – USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

48

No. 7 – Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma helmets are seen before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, September 25, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

49

No. 6 – Florida Gators

November 20, 2021; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Florida Gators helmet against the Missouri Tigers during the game at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley – USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

56

#5 – Miami Hurricanes (FL)

October 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; The Miami Hurricanes helmets out against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

67

No. 4 – Notre Dame Fighting Irish

January 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detail view of an Irish Notre Dame Fighting helmet in gold during the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

69

No. 3 – Alabama Crimson Tide

Jul 18, 2018; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; An Alabama Crimson Tide helmet is shown on the main stage during SEC Football Media Day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Credit: Dale Zanine – USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

74

#2 – USC Trojans

December 29, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; General overview of the 2017 Cotton Bowl logo on the back of the helmet of Southern California Trojans long snapper Jake Olson at AT&T Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

83

No. 1 – Ohio State Buckeyes

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Sat 1 Jan 2022; Pasadena, California, USA; A special pink helmet strip adorns Thayer Munford’s helmet before the start of the 108th Rose Bowl Game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Utah Utes at the Rose Bowl. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Number of first-round NFL draft picks

85

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Hawkeyes land a linebacker in the state | Lee-fil https://raidersshopnfl.com/hawkeyes-land-a-linebacker-in-the-state-lee-fil/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 20:51:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/hawkeyes-land-a-linebacker-in-the-state-lee-fil/ STEVE BATTERSON Iowa’s football recruiting class of 2024 continues to be local. The Hawkeyes made their third verbal commitment from an Iowa high school prospect on Tuesday when Williamsburg linebacker Derek Weisskopf informed coach Kirk Ferentz and linebackers coach Seth Wallace that he wanted to play for Iowa. . Weisskopf publicly announced his decision Wednesday […]]]>

STEVE BATTERSON

Iowa’s football recruiting class of 2024 continues to be local.

The Hawkeyes made their third verbal commitment from an Iowa high school prospect on Tuesday when Williamsburg linebacker Derek Weisskopf informed coach Kirk Ferentz and linebackers coach Seth Wallace that he wanted to play for Iowa. .

Weisskopf publicly announced his decision Wednesday on social media with one word, “Engaged.”

He made his decision in person after attending one of the Hawkeyes’ spring training sessions and it came a week after Ferentz offered the 6-foot-3, 205-pound all-rounder a scholarship during a previous visit to the campus.

Weisskopf took advantage of a recent spring break to visit the four programs that had offered him scholarships.

In addition to Iowa, he also toured Iowa State, Nebraska and Wisconsin before settling on the Hawkeyes.

Weisskopf had a productive second season on the football field for a Williamsburg team that finished 8-4 and reached the Iowa Class 2A playoff semifinals.

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He recorded a team-leading 80 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble for the Raiders.

Weisskopf also caught 23 passes for 372 and five touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 41 yards on offense and averaged 21.5 yards on two kickoff returns.

He averaged 15.3 points and 6.6 rebounds in basketball and on track currently shares the best high jump in the state with a jump of 6 feet, 9 inches in an indoor meet hosted by Decorah at the University of Dubuque.

In Iowa’s recruiting class of 2024, Weisskopf is joined by Winfield-Mount Union outside linebacker Cam Buffington and East Buchanan offensive lineman Cody Fox.

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