NFL musings...

About five minutes from my place, the ladies of the WTA are playing their first tournament since Wimbledon. Unfortunately, the brackets this week noticeably misses the more popular players in the sport. The good news is that we're the proud location of having only the second player "defaulted" in its 34-year tour history. My only question is, how do you equate ejection/disqualification with "defaulted"? If you're "defaulted", does that mean you return to pre-tournament status -- i.e., not playing? When experts of tennis speak, I'm like a first-year Spanish student begging the teacher to slow down.

THINK VICK IS IN TROUBLE?
Never been a fan of Vick's play on the field. He's a running back that has a rocket, yet suspect accurate, arm. Personally, I think he's over-hyped. But in his defense, that's just my opinion because I enjoy the more traditional models of football. I like a powerful running game that depends less on passing. I know, it's not the same pipe-dream era, so move on.

From what we're reading, Vick isn't just associated with the act of dog fighting, but he's one of the main culprits. The indictment says that Vick and another man "decided to start a venture aimed at sponsoring American Pit Bull Terriers in dog fighting competitions".

It continues:

On or about June 29, 2001, VICK paid approximately $34,000 for the purchase of property located at 1915 Moonlight Road, Smithfield, Virginia . From this point forward, the defendants, aided and assisted by others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, used this property as the main staging area for housing and training the pit bulls involved in the dog fighting venture and hosting dog fights.

There's more, very descriptive dates and events that have Vick in serious trouble.

I would also advise caution when ripping on the guy. We've seen from fabricated Odell Thurman accusations, over-zealous prosecutors with Chris Henry and the Duke Lacrosse scandal, that sometimes over-reacting is the worst reaction. However, this seems to carry much more weight with the grounds of the grand jury. It'll be interesting to see what the Falcons and the NFL does.

Vick Indicted
Vick To Face Suspension Soon?

SAD FALL OF CULPEPPER
Dante Culpepper's fall has everything to do with injury and one fun boat day after firing like an eight cylinder engine during his rookie season. Now he's a man without a team and will likely provide a role at backup for a player that can't come close to Culpepper's best season in 2004 -- 39 TDs, 11 INTs and 4,717 yards passing.

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