Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hump Day Dump

Not a whole lot of dump this morning. There is more expert NFL analysis coming later today however, so we've got that going for us, which is nice.

Mike Vick. Done. His buddies are pleading guilty and he might be about to do the same. Interestingly enough, if he makes a deal now and can serve under a year in jail, Ookie might actually be able to salvage his playing career. There are plenty of guys who have screwed up big time and made it back to play. If he does things right and serves his time quietly, promises to do an ass load of community service and accepts whatever punishment the NFL hands down (2 year suspension?) he is still young enough that he might be able to play another few years when he comes back.

Good stuff here from our boys over at Sports Hustle. Must read for baseball fans. I for one, am pulling for the Brew Crew in the NL Central. My erstwhile cousin, Ryan Braun is a lock for Rookie of the Year at this point, right? I think he's going to have no problem beating out Thomas Ian Nicholas for the award. (Sports Hustle)

John Rauch uncharacteristically took a shit on the mound last night, giving up 2 runs in the 8th as the Nats dropped the opener of their homestand to the Phillies, 3-2. Fuck. Not a good way to start the week. Still, Rauch has been mostly dominant in relief this year, so we have to cut him a little slack. Go Nats.

Didn't get to play too much Madden 2008 yesterday, unfortunately, but I like what I see so far. Ted Ginn is rocking 98 speed, 99 acceleration and 99 agility. He's got one kickoff returned for TD under his belt and many, many more to come. Feel free to post comments/thoughts about the new Madden.

More NFL preview action later today.

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