I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Ordinarily, I would post this as an MGoBoard topic. But some adroit and observant MGoBloggers may notice that I lack sufficient points to do so.
While browsing my way across the internet, I uncovered this article in the Washington Post. It is an investigation into the Washington Redskins ticket contract policies and their subsequent lawsuits against certain season ticket holders in breach of those policies.
The substance of the article is secondary to its procedures. Frankly, the Washington Post puts on a clinic for investigative sports journalists such as [NAME REDACTED].
In the process of investigating, the Washington Post shows how to appropriately conduct an investigation. They name their sources, ask similar institutions about their policies, conduct detailed research, provide alternate theses (to a degree), and limit their inflammatory accusations (leaving the reader to draw conclusions from the Posts evidence). They even give the Redskins an opportunity to refute some of the allegations.
Frankly, it was refreshing to see an effective and fairly unbiased piece of investigative journalism, especially after the travesties of the [NAME REDACTED] Press.
At this point, I’m forced to continue writing in order to meet the 200 word limit. If only I had the necessary MGoPoints to post this on the board.
Has anyone heard anything about how Arrington is doing?
I know he was looking good last year but injuries kept him out for the season.
Just wondering if anyone had any updates, cause he was one of my favorites in college, especially because of the Capital One Bowl performance
A few days ago an online sports show was discussing the 5 worst state of Michigan coaches over the past 15 years, here's my list
1. Marty Morningwig (sp)
The fact that he took the wind, rather than the ball, in sudden death overtime makes him a no brainer at for the top spot.
If that alone isn't enough for you how about 5 wins in 2 seasons and being outscored by about 16 points per game?
2. Rod Marenelli
3. Bobby Williams
Things started off well for Bobby Williams, beating the Gators in his first game as coach, starting 3-0 in his first full season.
Well we all know how it ended up for Bobby, his career low light was when he responded "I don't know" when asked if he had lost his team
4. George Irvine
How this guy ever got the job coaching the pistons beats me. His best full season as a coach was a 56 loss gem as coach of the Pacers, about 14 seasons before he became the Pistons head man.
After a 50 loss season he was canned in 2001, never to be seen again.
5. Mike Curry
No control over the team, looked like a deer in the head lights, terrible rotation, terrible game management, completely bungled the AI situation.
Well that is my list what do you guys think?
Didn't see this posted elsewhere, but in the article about Amani Toomer signing with the Chiefs is a note about David Terrell trying out with KC as well.
I can't say that I've followed his career but I don't see that he has any NFL stats since 2004.
Stallworth was indefinitely suspended by the league, which is a move I applaud. Goddell basically said that he got off WAY too easily and will meet with him to discuss further actions.
I applaud this move and agree with it whole heartedly but there are some interesting situations brewing, especially with how he is going to handle Vick. I could write pages and pages on this stuff but let me short hand my points and I am welcoming any and all comments:
- Stallworth, even though showing the smarts to call the police after he killed someone and admit full responsibility, still KILLED SOMEONE! Holy crap. How the hell did he only get off with a 30 day prison sentence, some monetary fine, two years house arrest and virtually an indefinitely suspended license? Vehicular manslaughter is still pretty high up there in law punishments - this seems way too light.
- There is precedence on this matter, as well. Leonard Little also killed someone while drunk driving and he's in the league. I can't remember what his punishment was, but it was very similar. Tagliabue, I think, suspended him for either four or eight games. I bet the Players' Union can use this to show Goodell that he should be suspended four to eight games.
- This will be an interesting precedent for what happens to Michael Vick. Yes, I love dogs and would NEVER condone what he did, but now the issue becomes how do some view the lives of dogs vs. the lives of humans? Some will argue that there is no difference (life is life) and some will argue otherwise. All I'm going to say if Leonard Little and Stallworth can play in the league, the Vick should be able to. If Vick isn't able to, then kick both Stallworth and Little out of the league.
Thanks for reading.
So I was reading John Clayton's mailbag and a guy had a nice take on a rule change for OT. He suggested that the coin toss from the pregame could count for OT. I always hate that whoever wins the coin toss in OT could just march down the field and kick a field goal for the win. With this system if a team is down by 1 after a touchdown and time is expiring and they know they won't get the ball in OT then they could go for the 2 point conversion instead.