Happy Thursday y’all! It’s the quiet before the free agency storm, but below is all the latest “news” you’ll need to know to get started on the day.
Going to Jay Cutler’s wedding? Here are the weirdest things the new couple asks for
Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari will marry on July 13, 2013. Along with weddings, couples do a registry for gifts. Below are the weirdest items on theirs (via USA Today):
- Cuisipro Cupcake Corer ($5) — This is used to cut out the center of a cupcake to insert your choice of filling!
- Rosle Apple Slicers ($34) — because you can’t just buy a $5 one, you need one fore $34!
- Shun Fish Tweezers ($49.95) — because I guess they’re into fishing!
- Marin White Chip and Dip ($29.95) — for hosting all those parties!
- Apilco Tuileries Cereal Bowls (Set of 4 for $80) — basically, they need 32 of them. Planning on having a big family, ehhh?
The NFL created a new rule this season which includes legal tampering before free agency actually starts. Below are the guidelines provided by the Boston Globe of the three-day period:
- Period starts at midnight on Saturday and ends at 3:59 p.m. on Tuesday. So, it’s actually about 8887 hours long (with daylight savings time begins this weekend);
- Teams can only contact the agents and enter into negotiations. No contracts can be executed until free agency starts at 4 p.m. on Tuesday;
- Teams can’t meet with players (other than the player’s current club) in any location, and there can be no direct contact between the player and another team;
- Players who don’t have an agent, such as Ravens safety Ed Reed, can’t be contacted by another team;
- No visits can be lined up until free agency starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday;
- The three-day window only applies to potential unrestricted free agents. It excludes restricted free agents and franchise players.
And for some actual NFL News
- With competition at the Raiders’ starting quarterback position, Terelle Pryor has a simple goal of winning over his coaches, teammates and everybody in the facility. He told Pro Football Talk he wants to “let them know I wanna be a leader, a great leader and I’m there for the long haul and I wanna win just as bad as everybody else and that’s what I want to prove to everybody before I really get into talks of starting and stuff like that.”
- To prepare yourself for free agency, ProFootballTalk came out with a list of their top 100 free agents.
- If you have some time today, be sure to check out the SI feature on Austin Collie and how he is determined not to let the concussion stigma cloud his NFL future.
Enjoy your Thursday!