Tuesday, July 28, 2009

TuesDay in Football: 37 Days Edition

I gotta be honest, there's not a whole heapin' helluva lot going on. It seems like the only thing anybody's talking about are conference media days which, let's face it, are boring as hell.

I suppose if I had to pick one bit of interest from all that chatter (excepting Tebow's cherry) it'd be that the BCS rules have been kajiggered to allow the possibility of a non-automatic bid conference team getting into the Rose Bowl. So...yeah, there's that.

Pretty much all anyone's talking about is Mike Vick's conditional reinstatement. By all accounts, the condition of his reinstatement is a five game suspension. Look, you can't defend Vick's actions (neither the dog fighting nor the obstruction of justice), but a five game suspension on top of two years in prison sort of seems like piling on to me. I mean, the barrier of entry to Vick was all ready high: two years out of professional conditioning to a quarterback who's relied almost solely on his elusiveness is strike one; the nature of his misdeeds ensures a slew of protests wherever he plays regardless of the PR work, strike two. Teams may have been able to look past those, but that he'll not be able to play until a third of the way into the season? Strike three?

It occurred to me that Bo Pelini looks like Bill Henrickson from Big Love slowly turning into Remy from Ratatouille.

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