In the news...
Roger Goodell may have flubbed up the Spygate scandal, but he’s making up for it with his improvements to the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
In what might be one of the best moves I’ve seen from a league commissioner, Goodell announced, yesterday, that teams will now face financial penalties for the actions of their players. According to the new policy, clubs will be fined if any player is suspended for disciplinary issues.
In related news: Pacman Jones was just cut by Dallas, and the Bengals have officially disbanded.
Actually, the Bengals might have the right idea for once. By cutting Chris Henry and Odell Thurman before the season, Cincinnati may have gotten ahead of the curve. If they're careful, and can limit this season's arrests to five or six, they may be able to break even.
Seriously, though... I wonder if Jerry Jones might like to have that Pacman trade back?
In any case, as someone who has written more than a few blog entries about the NFL’s criminal contingent, I think that this is exactly what the league should be doing with its time. It’s definitely a whole lot more important then worrying about the length of a guy’s dreadlocks, which, by the way, the NFL decided to table for a later date.
This is exactly how sports should be working. Players will now be valued both for the quality of their work, and for the quality of their character... except for rookies, who hold a magical value more precious then a diamond statue of Vince Lombardi.
I mean, that Matt Ryan deal is ridiculous, right?
From the Blogosphere...
OK, LSU Fans... How many of you know about all of the Tigers' incoming recruits? If there's any doubt in your mind, brush up with LSURay's Bayou Blog. Today, Ray tells the community about Chris Faulk, a monster offensive lineman.
Smorgie @ the Y wants to know what diamond chatter may translate well in the bedroom. I'm thinking this blog is on the verge of a volcanic eruption of replies.
The Lakers have advanced to the Western Conference finals, but how good have they looked in getting there? Deedsy404 has a game-by-game breakdown of the Lakers' round-two action.