I guess, in response to this e-mail from the desk of one Matthew David Barsamian:
We're all dying to know if there is going to be any "blogging" done on your end with regards to the worst (read: best) day in the history of Atlanta sports? Maybe an exclusive one-on-one with Vick via webcam in the slammer? Audio of a phone call with Petrino from his new penthouse in Fayetteville? Personally I'm looking forward to you breaking the "Marty Schottenheimer isn't dead, he's the new coach of the Falcons" story.
I hate my friends.
What a rough 48 hours. I had been meaning to write sooner, but I was rendered catatonic as the Atlanta Falcons’ world threatened to collapse upon itself. As far as the Vick verdict goes,
Now, I get to switch form defense to offense; Bobby “Lil’ Nicky Saban” Petrino. This is the utmost form of cowardice; this man (and I use that term in only the most scientific of senses) sent the players who bought into his philosophies and ways of playing a 50 word letter as he was attending a late-night news conference in Fayettesville. Congrats Hogs, you got a turncoat quitter for your team. How can these kids of U of A respect him now? When he tells them to fight through the bad, to finish what you start? His credibility is shot forever.
Lawyer Malloy said it best when he scratched out Petrino’s name at the bottom of the letter that was sent ot all the players, and wrote in red ink: COWARD
Since Roger Clemens was one of the names named in today’s Mitchell Report, it was interesting to watch the MAWSM (middle-aged white sports media) backpedal in the face of evidence that one of the biggest obvious steroid users in the game. Their complaints about the report? The sources were ‘dubious’ at best, and there are no failed tests to back up the story. Where was this requirement of proof when Bonds was being crucified the last few years? They sure aren’t calling for astricks on Clemens’ stuff in the Hall, now are they?
Picks below, home teams in bold
Cincy (-8) over San Fran
Pit (-3.5) over
Packers (-8.5) over RamsBrock Berlin!!
B’More (-3.5) over Phins
Terminators (-24.5) over Snitches
Doesn't matter...the Jets started all this nonsense.
With extreme prejudice.
Nawlins (-3.5) over 'Zona
Derek Anderson!! (I don't care how well he's playing, he's still Derek Anderson)
Indy (-10) over Oak
Soon-to-be traded Donovan McNabb
Phillip Rivers!! (How bad as he looked this year?)
Giants (-4.5) over
Chicago (+10) over