• That’s what Larry Fitzgerald’s fortune cookie told him on the day he signed an eight-year contract worth $120 million. Sounds about right.
  • On Sunday Jim Irsay was in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, which must be very beautiful this time of the year because NFL coaches, players, and executives always seem to visit in late August.
  • Dez Bryant has already exceeded his one drop per season quota.
  • The Raiders can never just have good news. There always has to be a healthy dose of bad news to even things out. So it makes sense that the same story that highlights Jason Campbell’s likely return to practice today also describes tight end Kevin Boss as “week-to-week” with a left knee sprain.
  • In other injury news, Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a concussion last night, which came a day after Jahvid Best‘s bell-ringing that kept the Lions running back out of practice on Sunday.
  • The violence that occurred both during Saturday night’s Raiders/49ers game and afterwards has left a black eye on the Bay Area football rivalry. Silver and Black Pride hopes the incident is an outlier, noting that Raiders fans have often been courteous to the opposition, either at home or in enemy territory.
  • The Daily Norseman sat down with former Minnesota quarterback Brad Johnson to talk Vikings football, concussions, and the fall of the Brad Childress regime last year.
  • Cincy Jungle found some optimism in Andy Dalton‘s performance Sunday night, comparing the rookie quarterback to a starting pitcher who struggled in the first inning. Dalton was wild in his first five pass attempts, throwing two interceptions. He then settled down and completed eight of his next 14 attempts.
  • Jim Harbaugh doesn’t like water-cooler talk, especially not when it relates to Frank Gore and his rumored frustration with his contract negotiations.
  • Joe Namath enjoys a wet cheerleader.
  • Nick Mangold never misses an opportunity to say hi to his family and friends watching at home…