C’est la Vie Michael Vick

25 08 2007

C’est la Vie Michael VickSo the hammer comes down… finally.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally responded to the Michael Vick situation, banning the star quarterback indefinitely.

“Your admitted conduct was not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible. Your team, the NFL, and NFL fans have all been hurt by your actions.” Goodell’s statement read.

This penalty is pretty much what I expected: it will be re-assessed once whatever prison-term Vick gets is served… but I think that it will be a few years post that before we see Michael Vick in a uniform. Read the rest of this entry »





Gambling in Sports, The Tradition Continues

25 07 2007

ist2_2112942_sportsbook.jpgNow that NBA referee Tim Donaghy has been implicated by the Feds in a mob run gambling ring, it has to be time to reflect upon history’s past gambling operations. Most sports have had at least one. Now wait, before I go on, there are way too many to list. Soccer, Cricket, Baseball, NCAA Basketball, NBA Basketball, Japanese Baseball, Horse Racing, the list goes on for all the sports that have had a gambling scandal rock it. While it is a big deal when this occurs, obviously the lesson that can be learned is that the league will live on. Lets just take a look back and see what people have done in the past and not so present:
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