In case Maroney needs new career options


In case Maroney needs new career options

By Jon Fucile
Special contributor to

Everyones favorite ex-Patriots running back Laurence Maroney is in the headlines again.

It's Maroney is a Terrible Running Back, Maroney Traded to Denver as New England Parties in the Streets or Despite Open Lanes, Maroney Runs Right into Defenders. Again news.

No, this time The Little Running Back That Couldn't was picked up on drug and weapons charges. He swears he totally has a permit for the gun, he just didnt have his permit on him. It's kind of like how he didnt have his game on him when he played for the Patriots.

This does not necessarily spell the end of Maroneys NFL career, but it is not like he is overflowing with enough talent for teams to overlook something like this. Oh, and then theres that pesky personal conduct policy Roger Goodell is so fond of.

So how can a running back with super long dreads that refuses to actually play like a running back make some money outside of football? You know, other than the obvious Wendys sponsorship deal.

We have a few suggestions.

Disney just came out with that Rapunzel movie. We all know Disney loves money and sequels. Maroney could always try out for the part of Rapunzel in the sequel with his rocking hair.

Maroney could rent out his hair down by the lake this summer and let kids hang tire swings from his hair and jump into the water. It would be a blast!

He could revive the old TV series Pippi Longstocking or even revive the popular Broadway production as the star. People love Pippi Longstocking. Shes coming to your town!

Rodeos are popular in the south. He could move down to Texas and try to rope some cattle with his sturdy, long, luscious locks.

He could become a lawyer and always use the Permit Was at Home defense. Flawless.

Really, the options are endless for Maroney. Hes young, hes talent Hmm. Hes smarUm. Well, hes young!

And hey, Jerry Jones is always interested in projects that dont pan out 99 of the time. So if Maroney is looking for a new place to ply his craft and get back to being a below average running back, he could always visit Dallas after the rodeo!

Claude Julien on David Ortiz: 'Finishing in style, you don't see that very often'

Claude Julien on David Ortiz: 'Finishing in style, you don't see that very often'

BRIGHTON, Mass. – It hasn’t been difficult to spot Claude Julien randomly at Fenway Park on a nice summer night in Boston over the past ten years. The Bruins coach doesn’t hide his affection for the Old Towne Team. 

So, Julien didn’t waste much time before sharing his thoughts on the final season for David Ortiz and the celebration of his Hall of Fame-worthy career that’s going on at the Fens this weekend.

It might have been a chore when the rest of the Team Canada coaching staff was watching the Toronto Blue Jackets during the World Cup of Hockey, but Julien never strayed too far away from his Red Stockings.

“He’s finishing in style, and you don’t see that very often,” said Claude Julien of Big Papi, who was sitting with numbers of .316 with 38 home runs and 127 RBI that border on the ridiculous at 40 years old. 

“A lot of times when people retire the game has caught up to them big time. Not him. He doesn’t seem to have missed a beat here. I’m pretty impressed with how he’s handled this year, and what he’s done. If I’m correct he just hit the home run last night for the game-winner.

“But as you know I was in Blue Jays land for about two weeks, so I had to keep a low profile. They were watching the Blue Jays and I’m Canadian too...but I was watching the Red Sox. So, it was healthy competition for our [World Cup] coaching staff.”

The most intriguing part about all is that the best is still yet to come for Ortiz in his farewell tour as he gets one more chance to clutch up in the postseason. It'll give Julien more to marvel at over the next few weeks while showing again why Big Papi will go down as the greatest clutch hitter in the history of Major League Baseball. 


Report: Ex-Raiders FB Marcel Reece works out for Patriots


Report: Ex-Raiders FB Marcel Reece works out for Patriots

Fullback Marcel Reece, cut by the Oakland Raiders earlier this week, was one of five players who worked out Friday for the Patriots, ESPN's Mike Reiss reported

Reece, a seven-year NFL veteran, all with the Raiders, was suspended last December for the final game of the 2015 season and the first three games of this season for violating the NFL performance enhancing drug policy. 

Reiss reported that guards Jake Bernstein and Chase Farris, center Robert Kugler and tight end Greg Scruggs also worked out for the Patriots on Friday.

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