NFL: Has Cleveland finally found their savior? Joel Stave signs with Browns

first_imgThe 2018 NFL Draft was one of the more quarterback-heavy drafts in recent memory. The trend of quarterback transactions continued into this week for the Cleveland Browns who — after their addition of Baker Mayfield via the first overall pick this past weekend — signed former Badger QB Joel Stave.Stave had undoubtedly one of the most successful, winningest careers in Wisconsin quarterback history — finishing his final season with a 31–10 record as a starter. Setting several school records, Stave ended his time with the Badgers recording the third-most games played by a quarterback in school history.Throwing for 7,635 yards and 48 touchdowns, Stave solidified his mark in the history books, ranking second all time in pass attempts and completions, boasting a whopping 1,031 attempts and 631 completions. He threw for 200 yards in a game 18 times — good for most in school history. He was also the first quarterback in school history to have a 4–0 record against an opponent — a record which he reached not once, but three times, all against Big Ten teams in Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue.Bumbaca: Legacy debate about Joel Stave won’t affect how he views his careerFor all of the conversations people have participated in Wednesday arguing the legacy of Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave, only one Read…Moving onto his NFL career, Stave was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent after not being selected in the 2016 NFL draft. He continued to practice with the Vikings as well as the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets. This past April, the Jets waived Stave, putting him back up for grabs.Even though Stave has yet to appear in a regular season game — battling against the recent No. 1 draft Baker Mayfield — Stave will have a shot if the recent history of Browns draft picks continues. Though it’s more than likely the highly touted Mayfield will receive the lion’s share of playing time over the journeyman — this could be Stave’s chance to finally get in on some NFL action.last_img read more

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Paranoid Qantas cuts 40 year ties with Tourism Australia

Paranoid Qantas cuts 40 year ties with Tourism Australia

first_imgQantas has pulled the plug on its 40-year partnership with Tourism Australia, claiming the tourist bureau’s chairman, Geoff Dixon is out to sabotage the carrier. Earlier this week, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce reportedly wrote a letter, informing Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson he was suspending all ties to the tourism body, including a $50 million joint marketing campaign, The Daily Telegraph reported. The airline’s boss allegedly expressed concern that Mr Dixon, a former Qantas chief executive, is not acting impartially as a government-appointed chairman, instead revealing an eagerness to see current Qantas management removed.In the letter Mr Joyce reportedly said the Tourism Australia chairman was also looking to buy the carrier and was out to sabotage the Qantas’ deal with UAE airline, Emirates.  Although yet to confirm details of the letter, a Qantas spokesperson advised the carrier has suspended future financial support with Tourism Australia due to “potential conflict of interest” with the chairman.“Qantas cannot continue to collaborate with an agency whose chairman is a member of a syndicate committed to unravelling Qantas structure and direction,” the statement read. Despite withdrawing funding, Qantas has confirmed it will move all dollars into state-tourism bodies and other sponsorships. Mr Dixon joined Qantas in 1994 and served as the carrier’s chief executive from early 2001 to 2008.  Dixon/Joyce bout the end of 40 year partnership. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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