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BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 10:09 AM
Slaton & Daniels with #20 pick to Raiders for Asomugha and Bush
By JOHN McCLAIN
Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
April 1, 2010, 7:52AM

Reports from the Houston Texans GM Rick Smith, The Texans have all but finalized a trade with the Oakland Raiders that send Steve Slaton, Pro Bowl Tightend Owen Daniels and the #20 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft for Nnami Asomugha, Michael Bush and Oakland's 4th round pick in the upcoming draft.
"We feel that if you are going to get something of value, you have to give up something of value" says GM Rick Smith. "We love Steve and Owen and both will be remembered as key players for the Houston Texans"

Slaton is coming off a disappointing sophomore year that resulted in missing the last five games due to nerve damage that was corrected this off season. Owen Daniels is coming back from season ending knee sugary. "I am shocked!" says Daniels, " I am totally in disbelief right now. I never saw this coming."

In trading for Asomugha, it fills the hole left by Daunta Robinson, who departed for the Atlanta Falcons as a unrestricted free agent, this offseason. Michael Bush will be used as the short yardage back as the Texans will look to the draft to fill other needs.


Link (http://ste5ens.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/april-fool-illus.jpg)

WOW! cannot believe this is going to happen....

kiwitexansfan
04-01-2010, 10:11 AM
It's April 1st... I'm not biting.

Shaft75
04-01-2010, 10:12 AM
April fools.

Errant Hothy
04-01-2010, 10:13 AM
Fail. Can we stop with the stupid april fools threads...please?

Scooter
04-01-2010, 10:14 AM
:gun:

Khari
04-01-2010, 10:17 AM
i hate april fools.....

gtexan02
04-01-2010, 10:20 AM
Obviously a fake :) BUT

If this was real, would you go for it?

2 guys coming off serious injuries plus our first rounder for the #1 CB in football and a decent RB?

buddyboy
04-01-2010, 10:32 AM
Just curious, how does quoting people work in April Fools? Can you really just fabricate quotes? Seems like...libel.

Hardcore Texan
04-01-2010, 10:37 AM
i hate april fools.....

Me 2. I didn't even believe this for a split second.

djohn2oo8
04-01-2010, 10:38 AM
I hate McLame

HuttoKarl
04-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Pretty tough to trade a guy who's not even under contract.

wagonhed
04-01-2010, 10:52 AM
sigh

it was way too early in the morning for this

Thorn
04-01-2010, 11:08 AM
In related news, aliens from Mars have landed and are turning the seas into red sand. Beachfront property values dive.

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 11:08 AM
Pretty tough to trade a guy who's not even under contract.

Daniels is under contract for this year per not getting a CBA done. Had there been one, he would have been a UFA...

So no, not that hard....

Jesus people, lighten the hell up and pull the stick out, have a little fun...

HOU-TEX
04-01-2010, 11:10 AM
Daniels is under contract for this year per not getting a CBA done. Had there been one, he would have been a UFA...

So no, not that hard....

Jesus people, lighten the hell up and pull the stick out, have a little fun...

No, he's not under contract. He hasn't signed his tender. He signed a temporary waiver in order to use the facilities.

BIG TORO
04-01-2010, 11:13 AM
I made one of these earlier and this one still got me!

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 11:16 AM
No, he's not under contract. He hasn't signed his tender. He signed a temporary waiver in order to use the facilities.

my bad, thought he had signed it, still..

lighten up folks....:kitten:

Blake
04-01-2010, 11:16 AM
Daniels is under contract for this year per not getting a CBA done. Had there been one, he would have been a UFA...

So no, not that hard....

Jesus people, lighten the hell up and pull the stick out, have a little fun...

lol. Dont let the jerks put you in a bad mood. I give you an A+ for making it look like a Chron report.

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 11:18 AM
I made one of these earlier and this one still got me!

I was trying to make it look official, like it came from the Chronicle and McFat but guess I failed....

Ah Well!

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 11:19 AM
lol. Dont let the jerks put you in a bad mood. I give you an A+ for making it look like a Chron report.

Naw man not in a bad mood, why I did it. Fun and games...

NitroGSXR
04-01-2010, 11:23 AM
No, he's not under contract. He hasn't signed his tender. He signed a temporary waiver in order to use the facilities.

Sign-and-trade, brah!!

April fools is retarded but I'm about to go forge an email to my brother-in-law regarding a dear john letter from his long distance girlfriend cancelling their upcoming visit and her new man. Photoshops and all.

I don't like him all that much. Anything I can do to knock his self esteem down a notch... if only momentarily... maybe I do like April Fools after all.

*sinster cackling*

stevn8r
04-01-2010, 11:25 AM
:bravo:
Got me! My heart fluttered and brain started contemplating the ramifications of this trade!

And then one more sip of coffee and then...:facepalm: its April 1st...

Slaton for Asomugha? you betcha! but losing OD????? dunno...




,

GP
04-01-2010, 11:30 AM
I admit I was duped.

I clicked, and as it loaded...I realized I had been duped.

Nicely done, jerkazoid. j/k

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 11:35 AM
I admit I was duped.

I clicked, and as it loaded...I realized I had been duped.

Nicely done, jerkazoid. j/k

:doot:

Runner
04-01-2010, 11:57 AM
There isn't going to be another Sidd Finch. Why do these guys try?

SAMURAITEXAN
04-01-2010, 12:10 PM
I was just going to sleep and saw this! Woke me up for sure. Now, I have to calm myself down and it is 1AM April 2nd here. Got me on this.

Good night to all

Ole Miss Texan
04-01-2010, 12:10 PM
Obviously a fake :) BUT

If this was real, would you go for it?

2 guys coming off serious injuries plus our first rounder for the #1 CB in football and a decent RB?
I'll bite.

I look at it this way:
1) Would you trade Steve Slaton for Michael Bush, straight up? It would be hard for me but it's a trade I would definitely consider. Bush has shown no ill effects from his leg break in college the sole reason he dropped in the draft. He is big back that can pound it in the endzone and we could find a 3rd down back somewhere in the draft. Might open up the possibility of us taking Dexter McCluster!

2) If the answer to #1 is yes then look at what's left. #20 overall pick plus Owen Daniels for Nnamdi Asomugha plus 4th round pick. This trade would allow us to not go CB early (basically replaces our 1st rounder that could have been used on Kyle Wilson). Daniels is hard to give up but we've got Dreessen who is underrated and Casey who should develop (last year was his first year able to devote his full attention to becoming a complete TE). This draft is VERY deep at TE if we wanted to draft another too. The 4th rounder is extremely valuable this year too because the draft is so deep in general.

Would I do this? The answer is YES depending on what Smith/Olsen think about Nnamdi's contract. Nnamdi is the best CB in the entire league, something we could use playing against Peyton. Gives us a secondary of Asomugha, Quin, Reeves, Wilson and Pollard.... with Demeco and Cushing in front of them.

On Offense we would have Michael Bush and Arian Foster as our lead backs. Draft a guy like Dexter in the 2nd or even Montario Hardesty in the 4th. Still need an OG like Mike Johnson for LG in the 3rd. Grab a DT like Linval Joseph or Jay Ross from E. Carolina with the other 4th. And maybe a Safety like Nate Allen in the 2nd if we don't take McCluster.

rmartin65
04-01-2010, 12:19 PM
It worked on me. My heart jumped into my throat. What an awful trade.

gwallaia
04-01-2010, 12:21 PM
Subtlety is the key to a good message board April Fool's joke.

Yankee_In_TX
04-01-2010, 12:30 PM
Fail. Can we stop with the stupid april fools threads...please?

!!!!!!!!!


Though I do wonder if he took the time to type the whole thing or if it was out there in cyberspace.

Big Lou
04-01-2010, 12:35 PM
If you are going to try an April Fools day joke at least make it realistic.

OD, Slaton, and a 1st

for

Aso, Bush and a 4th

Worst trade since Cowboys, Vikings for Walker.

OD would be worth Aso+4th
Slaton would be worth Bush


Why give up a first??????????

Ole Miss Texan
04-01-2010, 12:46 PM
If you are going to try an April Fools day joke at least make it realistic.

OD would be worth Aso+4th

????????

Really? A tight end coming off a knee injury is more valuable than the #1 CB in the NFL?

This doesn't even address that the Raiders have a decent TE in his own right in Zach Miller. Sure he's no OD but Daniels has had the benefit of Matt Schaub throwing to him and WR help vs. what the Raiders have.

In general, this would be a terrible terrible trade for the Raiders.

ObsiWan
04-01-2010, 12:47 PM
It's April 1st... I'm not biting.

I'm with you.

Esoom
04-01-2010, 12:48 PM
If only this was posted on April 2nd, I'd be so excited.

gtexan02
04-01-2010, 12:48 PM
If you are going to try an April Fools day joke at least make it realistic.

OD, Slaton, and a 1st

for

Aso, Bush and a 4th

Worst trade since Cowboys, Vikings for Walker.

OD would be worth Aso+4th
Slaton would be worth Bush


Why give up a first??????????

Wow, I think you need to take off those rose colored glasses :)

Aso is widely considered the best player at CB. A premium position.
OD isn't even considered the best at his position, and TE is not a premium.

ObsiWan
04-01-2010, 12:48 PM
In related news, aliens from Mars have landed and are turning the seas into red sand. Beachfront property values dive.

Now this is much funnier than the original thread
:)

lostboy
04-01-2010, 12:54 PM
????????

In general, this would be a terrible terrible trade for the Raiders.



We are talking about Al Davis right?
He just might go for it.

Rey
04-01-2010, 12:56 PM
I wish this was real.

BigBull17
04-01-2010, 01:10 PM
If you are going to try an April Fools day joke at least make it realistic.

OD, Slaton, and a 1st

for

Aso, Bush and a 4th

Worst trade since Cowboys, Vikings for Walker.

OD would be worth Aso+4th
Slaton would be worth Bush


Why give up a first??????????

I like OD, I really do, but to think he is so much better than Aso that they also have to give up a pick is a bit much. I think you are over-valueing him a little bit.

FirstTexansFan
04-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Neuter the OP :)

Ole Miss Texan
04-01-2010, 01:32 PM
We are talking about Al Davis right?
He just might go for it.

Valid... VALID point. But he did take us to the house on the Phillip Buchanon trade.:(

Norg
04-01-2010, 01:38 PM
u know we could prob out some sort of deal with the radiers to get there #1 CB i wouldnt mind doing it

TimeKiller
04-01-2010, 01:41 PM
Funny. Bad trade though...

Slaton is at best a question mark. OD you can likely count on to return to what was a consistent performance. Round 1 is pretty valuable.

NA is the best and his contract shows it. Doubt Smith would take it on, although addressing the hole at CB in such a mega fashion would be killer and great exposure. Bush...if he was so badass...why isn't he so badass?

I would count the Texans as losers in this fictional trade.

Norg
04-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Funny. Bad trade though...

Slaton is at best a question mark. OD you can likely count on to return to what was a consistent performance. Round 1 is pretty valuable.

NA is the best and his contract shows it. Doubt Smith would take it on, although addressing the hole at CB in such a mega fashion would be killer and great exposure. Bush...if he was so badass...why isn't he so badass?

I would count the Texans as losers in this fictional trade.

SLaton is coming of Injury and fumblitis and is really no better then other 2nd year RB around the league

OD is also coming off injury and may be a start to a injury History problem and after a Skid we seemed to have no problem winning without him in our 4 game winning streak plus u could say hes a system guy and we could plug any TE into that slot and he will do good

all i know is NA would be sweet has a texan

Mailman
04-01-2010, 02:18 PM
Can we stop with the stupid april fools threads...please?

Soooooo lame.

The only people who should partake in April Fool's hijinks are those funny and clever enough to pull off worthwhile pranks. First rule of April Fool's: IT HAS TO BE BELIEVABLE.

April Fool's!!! Haha haha haha!!!

Stop it, office morons. Your internet links are not remotely funny.

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 02:50 PM
If you are going to try an April Fools day joke at least make it realistic.

OD, Slaton, and a 1st

for

Aso, Bush and a 4th

Worst trade since Cowboys, Vikings for Walker.

OD would be worth Aso+4th
Slaton would be worth Bush


Why give up a first??????????

Not getting Asomugha for less than a first...

and no a TE coming off of a ACL tear would not be enough...

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 02:55 PM
If only this was posted on April 2nd, I'd be so excited.

then this thread would be stupid....:lol:

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 02:57 PM
!!!!!!!!!


Though I do wonder if he took the time to type the whole thing or if it was out there in cyberspace.

typed it myself. just copied and pasted McFats header from Chron.com and changed the date and time....

JB
04-01-2010, 03:06 PM
then this thread would be even more stupid....:lol:


fixed it for ya!










:jk:

Big Lou
04-01-2010, 03:37 PM
I like OD, I really do, but to think he is so much better than Aso that they also have to give up a pick is a bit much. I think you are over-valueing him a little bit.



MY BAD!!!!!

I was thinking that Asomugha was over 30 already, I was looking at the # of yeas he would have left playing at a high level!!!! So I digress.

However the Raiders still owe us after that trade for Buchannon.........

Dutchrudder
04-01-2010, 04:02 PM
This thread is almost worth neg repping the OP. If not for content, at least for the all-caps headline....

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 04:45 PM
This thread is almost worth neg repping the OP. If not for content, at least for the all-caps headline....

THE CAPS WERE FOR EFFECT, MUCH LIKE THEY ARE NOW, BUT....

whatever makes your boat float...

sense of humor? this way please------------------------->:smiliedance:

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 04:47 PM
fixed it for ya!










:jk:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_f98opUNuVXc/SQLaJtLrrWI/AAAAAAAADEw/3HyZ_COhEP8/s400/farts.jpg

Brisco_County
04-01-2010, 05:08 PM
I hate April Fools Day, aka No One Has Credibility Day.

BullNation4Life
04-01-2010, 05:25 PM
I hate April Fools Day, aka No One Has Credibility Day.

Aka No One Has a Sense of Humor Day....

If you can't laugh at yourself, others will do it for you!:joker:

steelbtexan
04-01-2010, 05:32 PM
Obviously a fake :) BUT

If this was real, would you go for it?

2 guys coming off serious injuries plus our first rounder for the #1 CB in football and a decent RB?

In a heartbeat

Brisco_County
04-01-2010, 06:12 PM
Aka No One Has a Sense of Humor Day....

If you can't laugh at yourself, others will do it for you!:joker:

I'm all laughed out. Apparently I'm giving away free crates of brown eggs on Craigslist to anyone who will call or email.

Texan4Ever
04-01-2010, 06:38 PM
I'll admit, this thread got me...and then I looked at the thread title and thought to myself that it must be fake...

Thanks for pulling off a :clown:

Ryan82
04-01-2010, 06:41 PM
Damn was hoping this shit was true.

AnthonyE
04-01-2010, 07:14 PM
Link (http://ste5ens.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/april-fool-illus.jpg)

WOW! cannot believe this is going to happen....

Ha! This is a nice one. Looks real official.

Texan Asylum
04-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Got me stirred up for a second. :rake:

MeLoveTexans
04-01-2010, 09:15 PM
Ha! This is a nice one. Looks real official.

Except for spelling Dunta with 2 a's

ATXtexanfan
04-01-2010, 09:28 PM
i started making calls before reading posts lol

AnthonyE
04-02-2010, 08:33 PM
Except for spelling Dunta with 2 a's

lol, oh. didn't notice that.

You can never know with McClain though.