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- So, the forward pass turned 78 years old today. Two things: 1) It's really held up well in it's old age, and 2) Can you imagine how many billions of dollars the NFL would be fighting over if it hadn't been invented? Because I bet it would be like five. Except without the billion part.
- Just as a reminder: the documents in the NFL's television case are now public.
- Marty Hurney says the Panthers are more concerned with the interview and physical than the "gymnastics" of the combine. That's not good news for Nick Fairley.
- Chan Gailey probably doesn't garner all the respect he should (that's likely because he's with the Bills -- that always seems to happen), but it's really important to remember that he's the guy who pushed hard for the Chiefs to draft Jamaal Charles.
- The Bears are looking to get Olin Kruetz a new deal, preferably one that will keep him signed until he's 100 years old. Or 40.
- There may be a word or two written about the possibility of Kevin Kolb in Arizona over the next few months.
- Leonard Hankerson wants to carry on the "tradition" of "The U." He must not have watched the movie about what happened there. Just kidding, as you can see, he seems like a nice kid.
- Mocking the Draft has a good breakdown of Ted Thompson's comments at the combine. These are important since Thompson's done a decent job of building the Packers franchise you see.