But there is no bigger story than the news that Mike Vick is a dog owner again, as he inadvertently revealed on Twitter in a photo showing a box of milk bones. It's unclear where he got this new pet, but our sources tell us that it's from a shelter caddy-corner to the TGIFriday's that just hired Josh Hamilton as a bartender.
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- The Washington Nationals' epic collapse from a 6-0 lead to a 9-7 loss over the course of 6 innings was nothing short of spectacular. I don't say that because of the glee felt seeing another Washington-area team get crushed after prematurely celebrating a championship they hadn't yet won, but because it was an incredibly fascinating sporting event. I almost forgot it was baseball.
- As funny as the ending of that game was, the amazing season the Nats had and the incredible atmosphere at Nats Park after the Jayson Werth home-run in Game 4 makes it that much sadder that the Pirates are no closer to giving the city of Pittsburgh a similar experience than they were 20 years ago.
|Pirate fever! Catch it!|
New York Jets (pending collapse)
Buffalo Bills (???)
Miami Dolphins (Les Brown's girlfriend > Ryan Tennehill's wife)
Cincinnati Bengals (Ike Taylor asked for a temporary restraining order this morning to enjoin the butchering he will receive from A.J. Green this week)
San Diego Chargers (Rivers will never beat Roethlisberger in a big game)
Here's the point. We're as down on the Steelers as anyone and remain convinced that this team is not good. But fortunately (or unfortunately), they also may not be quite bad enough to avoid the following scenario: finish 9-7, upset Denver in the wildcard game, and then lose by 21 to Baltimore in the second round of the playoffs.
- Last week Andrew Luck was a futuristic Aaron Rodgers with a dusting of Ben Roethlisberger on top and RGIII was concussed. This week Luck had a QB rating of 40 while RGIII looked like the second coming of the first coming of Michael Vick. We're six weeks in to these guys' careers. Let's solve this already.
|Make up your mind.|
- For filing in the "THERE IS SIMPLY NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT A 38 YEAR OLD MAN WITH SUPER-HUMAN STRENGTH TEARING HIS TRICEPS IS RELATED TO STEROIDS" cabinet, Ray Lewis out for the season. I say this genuinely -- I like Ray Lewis. He makes everything more interesting.
- Word has just broken that the NHL, in a copycat move of the proposal suggested on our podcast, has offered the players' union a 50/50 split of hockey related revenue. I'm sure there are details to work out, but 50/50 is good enough for Tom Brady and LeBron James. Let's hope it's good enough for Craig Adams.
- Finally, Deadspin broke the story that the NHL owners have been using notoriously effective yet despised pollster Frank Luntz to help craft the league's image during the lockout. This tactic was portrayed as "bullshit" and some comments on the story were, uh, pointed. (Example: "Dear Frank Luntz: Get your dirty, slimy, scheming, blood-soaked hands off my damn hockey season. That is all.")
|Maybe not blood-soaked, but definitely a douche.|
Check that. Playing with kids is definitely a more savvy strategy. It's a shame the owners didn't think of that first.