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Mothership OT: Why A Standing Ovation For Rice?

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Ray Rice (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ray Rice (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yet another black eye for the NFL yesterday when it was discovered the VP of Officiating, Dean Blandino was a guest on the Stephen Jones party bus at Cowboys training camp. Not exactly the best look for a high ranking official within the NFL. CBSSports.com NFL Insider spoke to several officials within organizations around the league who are furious. And understandably so. What exactly is he doing there? DA discusses how there are times when he feels that the higher end decision makers in the NFL feel completely bullet proof. This morning’s WaterCooler.

The Holdsnapper himself made his Cowboys debut last night, and let’s be honest, he wasn’t half bad. Brandon Weeden actually had some time in the pocket, and completed some throws that we all thought he could never make. And DA himself admits that he was giddy to tune in and see how Weeden performed. But let’s not right his HOF speech yet. Also, DA delves into the standing ovation that Ray Rice was introduced to in the Raven’s home opener for the preseason. Why was there a standing ovation for Rice?

As per every Friday, it is a Target Demo Friday. Because we keep such odd hours here on the Mothership, D.A. wants to know where you are and what you are doing. As I reiterate most weeks, this is one of our favorite segments on the show, we get to play some extended Parliament Funk along with some Mac Miller (a lot of good tuneage happening at 5:40 on Fridays).

This morning we bring you the Epic Fail of the week. On Wednesday morning you’ll remember Tom in Baltimore who called up to give us the story about how his son cussed out Joba Chamberlain when he was warming up in the bullpen. Joba did not appreciate this and tried to have his son thrown out. Tom was as proud as a peacock to relay this story. DA wanted to know what kind of father was proud of his 30 something son acting like a bafoon at a game. This morning’s Epic Fail.

Be good and be good to one another. Enjoy the first full weekend of NFL preseason games, we’re almost to the real thing.

The Mothership disconnects.

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