From Heartbeat To Leader: Antrel Rolle Says Giants Are His Team Now

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Who’s house? Rolle’s house!

New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle says he feels a “huge sense of responsibility” to step up as the leader of the team — and their defense — in the wake of this offseason’s roster shakeup.

“The way I look at the locker room, you know, these are my babies,” Rolle said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “These are my guys, these are my teammates, these are my brothers, these are the guys that I must protect at every given second that I’m there, that I’m with them on the field (and) off the field.”

Gone is longtime defensive leader Justin Tuck, who signed with Oakland when he couldn’t strike the deal he wanted with Giants general manager Jerry Reese.

“As far as it being my locker room or my defense, yeah, I feel like I do hold a certain kind of title,” Rolle said.

The Giants re-signed a major piece in linebacker Jon Beason, then proceeded to rebuild their ‘D’ with a flood of newcomers: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, S Quintin Demps, LB Jameel McClain, CB Walter Thurmond, CB Zack Bowman and DE Robert Ayers.

The Giants finished 7-9 last season after starting in an 0-6 hole that proved too deep to overcome. Rolle said it was time for “a new attitude, a new atmosphere.”

“There’s a lot of new faces,” he said. “But you know what? To be honest with you, I like it.”

The 31-year-old knows this could be his swan song in New York as he’s entering the final year of his $37-million contract.

The Giants had an obvious heir apparent in Rolle, often described as the heartbeat of Big Blue. If he’s replaced — a la Tuck — in 2015, they may not be so lucky.

“If this happens to be my last year with the Giants, it will be my best season, so I’m gonna go out with a bang,” Rolle said. “But hopefully it’s not.”

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Schmeelk: Despite Reports, Jackson’s Basketball Autonomy With Knicks In Place

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Frank Isola of the Daily News tried to drop a bombshell Wednesday morning, but the story’s own headline betrays how minor the story really is.

The headline said that according to a source “Dolan tries to stop Phil Jackson’s staff firings.” Let’s play a game and figure out what the key word is in that sentence. It’s “tries.” TRIES! James Dolan is the Knicks’ owner. He doesn’t try to do anything. He does what he wants and has that power.

Dolan didn’t actually stop Jackson from doing anything. Jackson said as much at his press conference earlier Wednesday, verbalizing that Dolan has been “very true to his word” on giving him final say on basketball operations.

The much less exciting fact is that whenever any franchise wants to fire an employee, it goes through the owner’s office. The fact that Dolan might have made a case for Herb Williams (if he was, in fact, someone Dolan wanted Jackson to retain) before he was fired shouldn’t surprise anyone. Jackson and Dolan discussing decisions is something I still expect to happen in this new arrangement. The fact Dolan felt it important enough to try to save someone like Herb speaks more to his loyalty than anything else. The bottom line is that Herb is still out the door despite Dolan wanting him in the building is the ONLY thing that matters. Jackson did what he wanted and Dolan stepped aside.

If Dolan had actually stopped Jackson from doing something he wanted to do, then there would be a real story here. But that never happened. Isola’s story even made reference to his source describing it as “minor friction.” Isola is a great writer, and the story was certainly worth reporting, but it is being blown out of proportion based upon what is actually reported in the story.

There is of course a gray area when it comes to things like the medical and PR staffs. Even though those people work with the basketball part of the operation, they are technically separate from the team. Dolan would have final say on those departments, even if Jackson wanted to make moves in those areas. If that is where this friction is coming from, it would make a lot of sense. Obviously, the best case scenario would be to allow Jackson to make decisions there as well, but Dolan trying to hold onto to loyal employees in those fringe areas makes sense and in theory would not violate his pledge to leave all basketball issues to Jackson. It also wouldn’t be a huge red flag that would seriously impede Jackson’s ability to run the team.

The Daily News story was disconcerting but not something that should induce anything close to panic. The fact that there was a leak at all might be the biggest concern. In the end, Jackson is being allowed to run the basketball side of things the way he sees fit, and that’s what matter most.

Schmeelk’s Snippets

* Jackson said a number of other interesting things at his press conference, including a few comments that indicate the coaching search could take the Knicks well into the month of May. Aside from losing their top candidate to another team, there really isn’t a rush to bring in a coach quickly. He also indicated he will think outside the box in terms of a coach. He did mention he would talk to Steve Kerr about the job at some point.

* Thanks to Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal who asked Jackson about giving Carmelo Anthony a max contract, and Jackson said he hopes Anthony will be “true to his word” about his willingness to take such a cut. That tells me if Melo does come back it won’t be under a max contract. There’s a better chance of him leaving than that happening. Jackson seems fine in letting him walk if that’s what is best for the franchise long term.

* Jackson also reiterated that he can no longer physically coach, and I think people might finally start believing him.

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FBI Joining Probe Of Long Island ‘Swatting’ Hoax Call

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The FBI is joining an investigation into a hoax call on Long Island.

Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said more than 60 heavily armed officers went to a home Tuesday on Laurelton Boulevard. They had received a fake call that someone killed his mother and brother there.

Nassau County, Long Beach, MTA police and an ambulance responded with their SWAT teams and hostage negotiators, but when police entered the home, they found everyone inside safe and unharmed.

Police said the caller may have been upset while playing the online video game “Call of Duty” against a 17-year-old opponent at the house.

Tangney said it is apparently part of a phenomenon known as “swatting.” He said gamers apparently have a points system. A hoaxer gets more points depending on the level of police response.

Homes of celebrities have been targeted as well as other locations.

Authorities are searching for the person who placed the call and Tangney said the teen has been cooperative with the investigation.

“He has given us some property that we are using to solve the crime and he couldn’t be more helpful,” Tangney told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.

Investigators said the caller, who could be anywhere in the world, used the Internet to make the bogus report and could face criminal charges.

The caller could also have to pay the bill for the massive police response, which cost an estimated $100,000.

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Ridgefield Police Seek Suspects In Apparent Motorcycle Road Rage Incident

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police in Ridgefield, N.J. want your help finding a motorcyclist involved in the apparent road-rage beating of a van driver.

They say the biker they’re seeking beat the driver, and then joined another man in smashing the victim’s van.

It all began in stop and go traffic on Route 46 Monday evening around 5:30 p.m.

The 58-year-old victim, who was driving a van, said a man riding a white motorcycle apparently thought he’d cut them off, and they exchanged words.

A man on a green motorcycle then smashed the van’s side mirror and sped off, police said. The victim followed the motorcycle to a parking lot where he attempted to box it in, police said.

That’s when the driver of the white motorcycle came up behind the victim, threw him to the ground and punched him repeatedly, police said.

Ridgefield Police say the man in the green helmet is wanted for the apparent road-rage beating of a motorist on Apr. 21, 2014. (credit: Ridgefield Police)

Ridgefield Police say the man in the green helmet is wanted for the apparent road-rage beating of a motorist on Apr. 21, 2014. (credit: Ridgefield Police)

The driver of the green motorcycle was wearing a matching green helmet, police said. He’s about 5’9″, according to police. The driver of the white motorcycle was riding with a female passenger. He is 6’4″ or taller and spoke in both English and Spanish, police said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Ridgefield Police at (201) 943-5210.

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Tragic Bachelorette News—Season 14 Contestant Eric Hill Has Passed Away

Sad news coming out of Bachelor Base Camp. Eric Hill, a contestant on Andi Dorfman‘s upcoming season of The Bachelorette, passed away this morning after a paragliding accident  in Draper, UT left him in critical condition on Sunday. His sister Karen Tracy took to her personal Facebook page to share the tragic news:

Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting. It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric. He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!

Credit: Go Eric Go/Facebook

Credit: Go Eric Go/Facebook

While not much is known about Hill (ABC hasn’t even announced the cast list for this upcoming season) it’s clear from a quick internet search that he was man who enjoyed life. Aside from his time on The Bachelorette, he was also in the midst of filming a documentary about his travels around the world. According to his website, GoWithEric.com, his project Go Eric Go encouraged people to, “Join Eric Hill as he travels to every country in the world in world record time. Go with Eric as he experiences places in totally unique ways, teams up with local charities and dives into different cultures all over the world.”

Credit: Go Eric Go/Facebook

Credit: Go Eric Go/Facebook

It’s unclear how ABC will deal with this tragedy on the show, but we do know that the tragedy happened after his filming ending. In fact, according to Reality Steve, his time on the show was relatively brief.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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The Million Dollar Listing New York Guys On The Most Important Room In Your Home

This season of Million Dollar Listing New York has been the best one yet! Fredrik, Ryan and Luis are at the top of their game and every potential sale is keeping us glued to the Bravo show.

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So when we caught up with the guys, we picked their brains about some of the finest real estate features in New York City homes. We’ve already seen the glass vault, the personal car elevator, the Central Park views and so many other features we covet on the show this season. But the guys revealed some of the other amenities we haven’t seen on-screen yet, and wow. Check out the video above to hear about a jacuzzi of epic proportions.

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The MDL NY guys also tell us what the absolute best view in New York City is and how they celebrate an especially stressful and successful sale. They also share their expertise on the number one most important room in your house that will always get more money in a sale.

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Million Dollar Listing New York airs tonight on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.

What room is the most important to you in your home? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @OKMagazine

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Bruce Willis Slashes Price For Idaho Home To $8.8 Million: Now It’s A Bargain

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Bruce Willis is learning the hard way that property prices do not increase for ever.

Forbes magazine says that Willis, 59, is anxious to unload the 20-acre estate he owns in Hailey, Idaho. Willis reputedly invested some $20 million in acquiring not only a home, but also a theater, and two bars, “Shorty’s” and “The Mint Bar.”

Last month, Willis agreed to a $1.2 million price cut for his 8,400-square-foot home, bringing the new list price down to $8.8 million. The original listed asking price in 2011 was $15 million.

The mansion, situated on Flying Heart Lake in Idaho’s Sun Valley, has a living room with vaulted ceilings and a large stone fireplace, plus multiple fireplaces in the bedrooms, a 2,200-square-foot master suite and bath, log posts and beams and a chef’s kitchen.

The main house has 8,400 square feet of living space. In 2003, Willis rebuilt the main house and added a detached guest house, a gym, “several ponds and streams,” not to mention a pool with “water slides, waterfall features and rope swing,” according to a report in the Wall Street Journal in 2011.

The interior features a sunken living room with two stone fireplaces; a kitchen with a six-burner dual-oven Viking stove plus two Sub-Zero refrigerators and two dishwashers; and a 2,200-square-foot master suite with two heated decks, a jetted soaking tub and granite shower, and a custom closet.

And, just to add that extra touch, Zillow Blog comments “you never have to shovel the walk: the pavers, decks and driveway are all heated.”

After Willis failed to receive any offer of $15 million, he cut the price to $13 million in August 2012.

Still no takers – so he unlisted the property. In December 2012 he re-listed it and nothing happened.

In March of last year, he cut the price to $12 million.

Again – no takers! So, last February, he reduced the price to $10 million.

STILL no interest.

Now he has cut the price yet again to $8.8 million, nearly half his original asking price.

If you have an eye for a bargain, just call Bruce Willis!

But, bear in mind that Willis is not desperate for money. According to Celebrity Networth Bruce Willis is currently worth around $150 million.

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Leslie Mann Reveals: ‘I Cry Like A Baby When I’m Tired’

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Leslie Mann may be a fully grown adult but she is brave enough to admit that, like the rest of us, she has her emotional shortcomings. The 42-year-old actress admitted in an interview with the British magazine Stylist that she recently cried like a baby because she couldn’t understand an advertisement on the television in Dutch.

Mann has had a lot on her plate recently, and has been jet setting around the world promoting her new movie, The Other Woman, which probably led to her slight emotional breakdown in Amsterdam. She said that she only managed to get three hours of poor sleep on her flight, which may have also been a factor.

“Everyone was going out for dinner and they were all like, ‘Come to dinner,’ and I said, ‘OK.’ I was watching TV in my room and I started crying at this Dutch commercial. I couldn’t even understand what they were saying. And I thought, ‘I shouldn’t go out.’ I just started crying from being tired. Like a baby.”

Back in 2012, Leslie Mann featured in This Is 40, which was directed by her husband Judd Apatow. Most of the comedy in that show was a reflection of the couples’ real life together which presented an issue for Mann:

“The thing that bothered me, and I always tell Judd this, a lot of it is based on our lives but some of it is super exaggerated and some of it’s based on our friends’ lives or whatever. I mean, we decided to put it out there, it’s our own fault, but I did feel it was a little invasive at times. I kept getting annoyed because it was like, ‘Argh! Everyone’s in my business,” she revealed to the publication.

It’s interesting that it was a commercial on TV that triggered her tearful reaction since she actually started her acting career at the age of 18 making TV commercials. She got her movie break in 1995 after being chosen from 500 applicants for a role in The Cable Guy.

Since then, Leslie has appeared in a number of movies and received very positive reactions to her performances. In 2007, she appeared in the comedy Knocked Up directed by her husband, and got a ” best supporting actress” nomination from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Leslie Mann manages to juggle a successful career with bringing up the couples’ two daughters.

She can be forgiven a few tears.

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Demi Lovato Fans’ Death Threats Prompted Police Involvement, Says Kathy Griffin

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Demi Lovato fans sent so many death threats to comedian Kathy Griffin that police decided to get involved with the situation.

For those who can’t remember what happened last month, Griffin drew the unrelenting ire of Demi Lovato fans after she slapped the singer with a “biggest celebrity douche” label. Since Demi’s loyal supporters strongly disagreed with that sentiment, they decided to launch an all-out war on the comedian. Death threats and several unsettling tweets ensued.

According to Us Weekly, all of those nasty comments from Lovato fans were so distressing that police felt the need to contact Kathy about the situation.

“[The police] actually contacted me because at that point it goes beyond just Twitter hate. It’s actual, like, legit… I have no problem with Demi Lovato — or Debbie, as I like to call her, as Siri calls her — but it doesn’t mean she’s out of the act if she does something crazy or wacky,” Kathy told Howard Stern during a recent chat.

She added, “There’s no death threats coming from me ever. So, whatever I say about a celebrity, ‘douchey’ is about as bad as it gets.”

What sort of things did Demi Lovato fans send to Kathy Griffin during last month’s exchange? One person wrote, “Don’t you ever talk s*** about Demi again or else us Lovatics will kill you in your self [sic]. Get cancer please slit your f***ing throat.”

Another angry individual wrote, “I will come to your house and rape you b****.”

Not surprisingly, Demi Lovato was a little horrified by the sort of things her legion of loyal fans were sending to Kathy Griffin as a result of the “celebrity douche” comment. Once things spiraled out of control, the “Neon Lights” singer asked her supporters to knock it off.

Lovato wrote:

“I love you guys so much but y’all gotta chill with sending hate towards other people. Regardless of what they say or do.. The cruel things some of you are saying can really, REALLY hurt people. It’s called cyber-bullying and somethings should NEVER be wished upon EVER. No matter WHAT. It makes me so sad to see how mean people can really be after all I’ve spoken out about anti-bullying. Be an example for other haters. I know my #Lovatics are better than that. I really appreciate you guys always having my back but this is going way too far.”

Are you surprised that police contacted Kathy Griffin after Demi Lovato fans assaulted her with tons of nasty messages on Twitter?

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Win an Air Jordan 11 Retro Prize Pack This Thursday from DraftKings

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Want to win an Air Jordan 11 Retro pack featuring the Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs” (2012) and the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue”DraftKings.com, a site which offers daily fantasy basketball contests, is currently hosting a special contest for this AJ 11 prize pack, and you could be the winner. The contest will be exclusively for Nice Kicks readers, and will start tomorrow, April 24th. These contests work the same in the NBA Playoffs as they do in the NBA regular season, so get your entries in now, as the contest caps at just 250 entries and begins tomorrow night at 7pm ET. DraftKings contests fill early, so don’t delay!

To win, simply head to DraftKings, draft your team in this exclusive Nice Kicks contest, and watch the games live tonight. It costs a few bucks to enter, and remember, the contest will be capped at 250 entries. Drafting a team can be quick and easy – check out the screenshot below. DraftKings gives you a salary cap, and you try to pick the best team available for that night’s games. Enter the contest HERE. If you are the 1st place finisher in the contest, you get the Nike Basketball “Easter” pack (size depends on availability). The 2nd place finisher will win $300, 3rd through 5th place finishers will each win $150, 6th through 10th place finishers will each win $100, 11th through 16th place finishers will each win $25 and the 17th through 26th place finishers will each win free entry into next week’s contest. Best of luck!

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Nike SB Project BA White/Beige-Laser Crimson

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Fresh off its footbag-inspired “Hacky Sack” release this past weekend, the Nike SB Project BA has popped up in a much more simplistic style. This time around, Brian Anderson’s signature features a split upper made of white synthetic leather and beige nubuck. Laser Crimson takes care of the Swooshes, branding, and lace eyelet with a classic gum sole adding the finishing touches. The White/Beige/Laser Crimson Nike SB Project BA is available for purchase at retailers like Germany’s Suppa.

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Nike Tech Pack Hyperfuse Collection

Nike continues to produce innovative collections that combine their unique technologies. The Tech Pack Hyperfuse Collection is a three-piece clothing range, consisting of a poncho, windrunner and zip-up vest. Each style comes in two different colorways, a monochromatic style and a multicolored candy-style version. Using breakthroughs from the Hyperfuse technology, Nike Tech Hyperfuse manages to simplify sports by paring back the construction of the garments into three key components: lightweight, breathability, and durability. The ripstop fabric has taped and bonded seams which allows the technology to become the focus of the design, providing a clean and minimalist silhouette. The Nike Tech Pack Hyperfuse Collection is available now on Nike.com and will release in-store from May 1.

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