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Thank you. DASHBot (talk) 05:48, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

File:Arizona Wildcats football helmet.png listed for deletion

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Arizona Wildcats football helmet.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Mtking (edits) 02:08, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

It can be replaced with any photo of the helmet as long as that photo is released using a free licence (the old one was taken from a copyrighted source), the simplest way to get one would be to go to a game and take one . Mtking (edits) 08:59, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Bill O'Brien

The content is verifiable (which is what matters); in any case, I edited it to make it incontrovertible. Samer (talk) 05:42, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

If it were only one source reporting it, I'd agree with keeping it out, but it's been reported so widely at this point that it's easier to just let it stay in there for now (and, again, WP:VER applies, unless someone can argue that reporting this widely-publicized story is somehow damaging to O'Brien's reputation); if, by some bizarre happenstance, it turns out to be wrong, then the article can be edited to reflect that fact. Samer (talk) 07:29, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
And my argument is that news reports that cite anonymous "sources" aren't truly verifiable. A few weeks ago I edited June Jones' page because "sources" indicated that he would be Arizona State's new head coach. Obviously, those sources turned out to be wrong. It's now my policy to leave things alone until the university officially announces it. No source is better than a firsthand source. However, since we can't come to a consensus, I'd prefer to avoid anything that could lead to an edit war (not that you and I would ever come to blows like that) so I've made an edit that should solve the issue entirely. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 07:35, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

You put in extraneous info that has nothing to do with him being able to be interviewed, as in stats about 500yd seasons and such. I was told straight from the mouth of Ian Rapoport of the boston herald his contract expired at the start of the playoffs. Fresh Prince Carlton (talk) 07:39, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

I repeat the above note about WP:VER. What you've stated above is not a verifiable source. Moreover, it contradicts known, published facts: the Patriots have officially stated that they granted the Jags permission to interview O'Brien. If O'Brien's contract is already expired, why would the Jags have needed to ask for permission in the first place? Samer (talk) 07:50, 6 January 2012 (UTC) Read the Edit PLease Oh and would you look at that, patriots officially said it, then why isn't it on their news wire? THey didn't need to give permission, because he wasn't under contract. Fresh Prince Carlton (talk) 08:00, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit: I have the whole tweet here, and sorry it was by Chris Price of WEEI, who has been covering the PAts since 1998. capeleaguer Christopher Price @ @0_LayDX No he's not. He was in last year of contract, and that ends at start of postseason. Fresh Prince Carlton (talk) 07:48, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

ETA: As I pointed out on the Discussion page for the article, the fact that his contract expires this year is irrelevant for two reasons: (1) teams cannot prohibit assistant coaches from interviewing for NFL head coach positions (although they are allowed to place some limits on it), and (2) teams cannot stop coaches from interviewing for college positions at all. The only way in which having an expired contract would matter is that he'd be free to interview for other non-HC positions without interference from the Patriots. Samer (talk) 07:59, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
ETAx2: I also repeat something I pointed out there: he was granted permission to talk to the Jaguars, but that interview has not happened yet, and may never happen. It's not like Penn State was a fallback after the Jags position fell through. Samer (talk) 08:01, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit: Wait, let me step back and tell you that I asked, and was answered by christopher price of WEEI that his contract expired at the start of the playoffs, which gave him free reign to interview with the Jaguars, that means, in simple terms, he didn't need permission Fresh Prince Carlton (talk) 08:08, 6 January 2012 (UTC) Follow up, I emailed him to get a straight forward answer, I will post when I get an answer. Fresh Prince Carlton (talk) 08:12, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Given that there are numerous reports (see jacksonville.com and nfl.com for examples) stating that the Jags did ask for permission, I find it much more likely that Chris either mistyped (maybe he meant "end of postseason," perhaps), or that he was simply mistaken. The jacksonville.com article also notes that BOB was scheduled to interview this weekend, but that probably won't happen now.
In any case, though, the assertion that he was free to interview because his contract is/was expiring is incorrect. O'Brien would not be barred from interviewing for the JAX job or the Penn State job even if he were under contract for next year. His expiring contract simply meant that he could also apply for other non-HC positions with other teams if he so chose. Samer (talk) 08:31, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Can we get rid of the agreed in principle thing, because this pretty much says that he is the head coach, there needs to be no formla announcement because Bob Kraft confirmed himself http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21167301/report-kraft-assured-obrien-will-finish-playoffs Fresh Prince Carlton (talk) 18:43, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

San Francisco meetup at WMF headquarters

Hi Kevin W.,

I just wanted to give you a heads-up about the next wiki-meetup happening in SF. It'll be located at our very own Wikimedia Foundation offices, and we'd love it if some local editors who are new to the meetup scene came and got some free lunch with us :) Please sign up on the meetup page if you're interested in attending, and I hope to see you soon! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 22:19, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Maryana, as much as I would love to attend, I won't be able to. Making a trip to San Francisco is a bit out of reach for me right now. I really do appreciate the invite, though. Thanks! --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 22:30, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
No worries – maybe next time. Cheers, Maryana (WMF) (talk) 22:35, 9 January 2012 (UTC)