Friday, July 27, 2007

I Like to Think of My Vick Wearin' a Tuxedo T-shirt


Not Guilty ....ya'll got to feel me

At least that is what the Falcons QB is saying....We will find out beginning Nov. 26th which is when his court date was set as he faces his dog-fighting charges. The powers that be in the legal system leaving it open to pile on more charges as things move forward....which is not good for Vick and leads me to believe that this guys playing career is basically over guilty or not.....

When the Falcons ownership, possibly the commish, PETA, and dog-lovers everywhere doesn't want this guy to touch a football this season makes me think that the media circus will paint this guy as a villain even more than he already is.....The Falcons and other teams will not want to touch him with a 10 foot pole after all of this shakes out.

I as much as anyone believes in due process in this country, but when you are a public figure that is in a position for children to look up to you (like most athletes) you have an off-the-field responsibility to live the right way. I know that in the black culture dogs are not as looked upon in such an elevated manner like in the white culture....but brutality is brutality, and not being able to control things you are even loosley tied to makes you guilty like it or not.....No matter what side you fall on with this story you have to admit: Vick could have avoided all of this and had plenty of time and money to do so....

I have tired head about this....something else now....anything else now.....


Rookie 3rd baseman Travis Metcalf

I have been championing this guy for the past week....and for good reason having a small coming out party against the Mariners this week at the Ballpark. I know Hank Blalock is a quality player and should get a chance to prove something once healthy, but Metcalf gives me hope in this Ranger youth movement, and I think could make us all think that Blalock is very dealable (some of us do already).....


Mike Heika takes a look at the rookie


The trade deadline is now 4 days away and I love the possible deals rumored with the Braves and Dodgers for Teixeira.....the young talent thrown out in the Atlanta deal is intriguing....I know that Saltalamachia (sp?) is a good young 1st baseman, and I am never one that looks down on young pitching....Kyle Davies was solid last year, he is struggling a bit this year, but I can always take a maturing pitcher that has time to become a solid big leaguer, especially with MLB experience. Say what you will about Brandon McCarthy, I like what he has and having him I think will pay off.

Texas with 9 away from the Ballpark get a 3 game series with the young Royals going tonight.....It might not look like a good pitching matchup at 1st glance, but Jamey Wright and Brian Bannister both throwing well right now....



And this story made Gribble cry in the shower last night....





Sweet, Sweet Training Camp....How do I love thee?....Let me count the ways....



I am just glad football is back....and the Cowboys have all of their draft picks finally signed after yesterday as they ink 1st rounder Anthony Spencer to a 5 year, 9 million dollar deal, and 3rd rounder James Marten to 4 years....both getting snaps with the starters at practice today in S.A.....Spencer, because he is that good, Marten because of injuries to Colombo and Flozell at tackle.



The story of camp so far is Greg Ellis and his achilles scare and he needs to take it slow with the injury....I know that Spencer is here, but an NFL team can never have enough talent on defense, especailly in a 3-4.



I said it yesterday...I would love to write a ton of stuff about this team, but it is way too early and it's so hard to get a feel for things 3 days into camp....I could recycle comments that I have had set in my sports-brain for the past 5 months, but I don't want to insult your sports brains with crap like that....Just enjoy that we can even start thinking about and NFL season.



In other Camp news stuff, Ty sent me this story and it made me giggle....Doo-doo Browns....



College football is just around the corner, and as a Fighting Irish lifer, I have to say that I am thrilled that Notre Dame is likley coming to Jerry World in 2012....to play Baylor. Sucks for the old toliet Cotton Bowl, but good for a metrolpex that can't fully support their 3 schools every fall....

I know that I can never get to everything like Sturm does....let's face it I am no sports expert....and I know that you are all looking forward to his return on Monday.....



Before I leave I wanted to share a few things with you all....I know I never put nook on the Blog, but Ty does, he sent me this photo....so here is some material for the beach towel this weekend.




shocking I know....wonder where they order those panties....



and as always music for your listening edification....I give you The Roots, sorry about the lack of a video, but they pulled their vids off of youtube, but a jammin' tune nonetheless....have a great weekend....and check out the 2000th BaD Radio show celebration this afternoon 12-3....




7 comments:

Or Moyal said...

That picture is frankly creepy.

MK said...

what kind of sick f---? how do they get around on one leg?

bt said...

This was my favorite part of the ND-BU article:

"McKoy said he still wants to visit South Bend, Ind., this fall to hear why Irish officials chose Arlington over Dallas."

Really? This is a shock to Dallas? Wow.

AND it sounds like he has some Tom Hicks Syndrome in him:

"But Leppert told The Dallas Morning News in April that he'd want the city to lure more games to the aging stadium before spending the extra money."

Such a vicious cycle. Don't spend money until they get games, but nobody will come until they spend the money. Ditto for the Rangers and Hicks - don't increase payroll until attendance increases, but attendance won't increase significantly until winning starts, which is helped by increased payroll.

It really doesn't take an MBA to figure this stuff out, folks.

BACM said...

Siamese twins.....Would ya? Hmmmmm.

MK said...

One more thing, elevating animals to members of the family isn't probably a black/white thing but more socio-economic spreading across all races.

MrSimic said...
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