soopanuts

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  1. The kit looks awesome. Thanks for making this a great site to come back to every year.
  2. Where should Dayne be taken?

    Next question.
  3. FF Magazine

    Picked up ESPN's the other day. Not bad. In the past, I've read Fanball, PFW and Sporting News. There's a lot of Index readers here, so I may give that one a shot this year. DMD, when do the rankings go up? 7/1?
  4. Kicker News

    Signed by Miami
  5. This builder has done a few stadiums for the NFL, including Gilette. What's interesting to me is that it's being built with both teams in mind. So when the Giants and Jets play in the future, they'll both be the "home" team. Link to story SPORTS STADIUM BUILDER SKANSKA WINS DESIGN/BUILD CONTRACT FOR NEW JETS / GIANTS STADIUM U.S. Units of Swedish Company Takes On Construction Of First-of-its Kind NFL Facility EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – American units of Skanska AB have been awarded the design/build contract for the new $1.4 billion Meadowlands NFL Football Stadium project in New Jersey. The Skanska contract is valued at $998 million, approximately SEK 7.4 billion and is with the New Meadowlands Football Stadium LLC. It is the largest U.S. project for the Swedish construction company, which has been involved in a number of stadiums in the U.S. “Skanska has in recent years proven itself to be among the leading sports stadium builders in the world, and has shown a great affinity and understanding of the U.S. market,” said Giants president John Mara. “We are very impressed with their capabilities and bringing them on board will help ensure we stay on track to complete this project on time and on budget.” Jets owner Woody Johnson said, “We are pleased to have Skanska as our contractor for the design and build portion of this project. They are up to the challenge and will help us reach our objective of delivering a truly extraordinary facility for our fans, one that will set new standards for the NFL and indeed for stadiums around the world.” The new stadium will be the home field for the New York Jets and the New York Giants, the first facility built specifically to accommodate two U.S. National Football League (NFL) teams. The stadium will also be used for concerts and other entertainment and sports activities. The new Meadowlands stadium will be a technologically advanced open-air stadium with seats for 82,000 spectators, including 217 Luxury Suite boxes. The stadium project comprises 175,000 square meters and will be part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The project is a design/build assignment, which will be implemented in an internal joint venture of Skanska USA Building and Skanska USA Civil. The units will employ the building and steel-construction expertise gained from previous Skanska stadium projects, including Gillette Stadium in Boston. Skanska USA Civil’s share of the new contract amounts to $150 million. Preparatory work has commenced and construction will be completed for the opening of the 2010 football season. The exterior design for the stadium is expected to be completed by early spring, with groundbreaking slated for later in the spring or early summer. In the U.S., Skanska has constructed several major stadiums in recent years, such as Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, and the Gillette Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. At present, Skanska is also participating in building of the new Yankee Stadium in New York. Skanska USA Building Inc. is a leading national and local provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general contracting and design-build services to a broad range of US industries, including life sciences, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation, sports and entertainment. Skanska USA Building also provides pharmaceutical validation services to clients. The company is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has approximately 3,700 employees. The company reported sales in 2005 of about SEK 30 billion. Skanska USA Civil’s operations focus on transportation infrastructure and facilities for power generation, water and wastewater treatment in the eastern US, Colorado and California. Skanska USA Civil has some 4,300 employees and had sales totaling approximately SEK 9.4 billion in 2005.
  6. So Long and thanks for all the Fish

    Good for you. I myself dropped to one league this past year and it was great. It's my local and honestly, it never felt like a burden at all. If you have second thoughts about leaving, consider doing one league and do your best not to spend hours and hours on it. Good luck.
  7. Colts vs. Pats

    Somewhere Merriman is dancing...
  8. Bears Vs Pats

    Oops
  9. Colts vs. Pats

    What Brady can't shake Manning's hand? Wah....
  10. Eli to air it out more next season?

    I just threw up in my mouth a little.
  11. Congratulations to the SuperBowl Champs...

    Happy feet is right. I think deer in headlights also applies. Could this game be any more boring?
  12. Any one else hoping for a Bears win

    No. I'm pulling for an NO/IND Super Bowl.
  13. Who was LT bucking up on after the game?

    I think he was trying to say that Belichick can't control his players. I don't think he was saying that Belichick has no class.
  14. WHY THE SEAHAWKS WILL WIN

    I'm routing for the Hawks to win bc I want NO to get the Championship game. What a story it would be if that team heads to the Super Bowl. It would be great for the city...
  15. Does Coughlin get fired ?

    Agreed. I think he'll finish out his current contract next year. Would be nice to see them make a run at Cowher for 08, but I'm not sure if that will happen.
  16. NY Giants - Philadelphia Eagles Game Thread

    Can one player get two penalties thrown on him? If so, Runyan should have got two.
  17. Cowboys / Seahawks game thread

    You think they missed it because of all the excitement on the field? I want to see the replay now. I can't believe they didn't measure it.
  18. Cowboys / Seahawks game thread

    That's an interesting point. How come they didn't even measure it?
  19. Cowboys / Seahawks game thread

    Man, that really sucks for Romo. That HAS to hurt bad.
  20. Cowboys / Seahawks game thread

    Good point. He just kind of nudged him...that's it. Tough, tough loss for the Cowboys.
  21. Cowboys / Seahawks game thread

    He didn't get to the 1. He may have even been stopped further back. Doesn't matter though. Romo should have got that hold down.
  22. Packers playoff hopes

    Good call.
  23. Packers playoff hopes

    GB needs to win first. Then all that...
  24. Oh my God

    Yeah, as a D. Williams owner, this just blows me away. Williams is clearly the better RB.