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Morning-walkthrough: March 29, 2012


Morning-walkthrough: March 29, 2012

Super Bowl L is just around the corner and the Cowboys plan on making a bid. The fact the 2010 event in North Texas was accompanied by all the charm, hospitality and shrewd planning of a yard sale apparently leaves Dallas undaunted.

One more time . . . the rule change to the 12-men-on-the-field penalty enacted on Wednesday would not have changed anything in the Super Bowl. If a player is trying to leave the field - as Justin Tuck was for the Giants during the Patriots final drive - the play is allowed to go on and will not be whistled dead.

Donovan McNabb is going after Mike Shanahan by pointing out the won-loss shortcomings of quarterbacks under Shanny. McNabb says RG3 won't fit either. McNabb was 5-8 under Shanahan in Washington and threw 14 touchdowns and 15 picks.

With the Super Bowl heading to New Orleans, Roger Goodell's in a sticky situation with that city given he's performed a vivisection on the team.

The old Raperoo went round-and-round with Jim Harbaugh about Randy Moss.

Pete Carroll, Mark Sanchez' coach at USC, says Sanchez is in a tough spot with Tim Tebow in town.

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments


NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.