There is nothing like starting the Fourth of July weekend with a photo of an All-American girl at an All-American sporting event.
But as Earl Bloom over at the From the Dugout blog says, you have to dig that form. You don't learn that in Russia.
Hopefully by the time you are reading this, Brett Favre has already signed his deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Both team and player trying to sneak this deal across at the last moment. And really, you hope that is true so that you suckers still working today have something to read about.
READ A blog post from Jamie Dukes on NFL.com. Weird, for sure.
Dukes -- if you are not sure who he is, played in the NFL I believe -- is under the assumption that players and entertainers are people too, and that we should give them a break when an athlete breaks the law or acts against the social norms.
That's a great thought and everything. These young kids are given millions overnight and you can imagine that they will probably run wild.
However, all of the money in the world would not make me build a fake Disneyland at my house to lure kids over in order to molest them. All of the money in the world would not lead me to start a dog-fighting ring. All of the money in the world would mean that I would always call a cab. All of the money in the world would not lead me to shoot up a strip club. All of the money in the world would not lead me to have unprotected sex with numerous women and then not have enough to kick down for the abortion.
And maybe more importantly, all of the money in the world does not mean that I would kill my ex-wife and some poor waiter returning her sunglasses while children are sleeping upstairs.
Athletes are not normal people like us. Normal people like us go to jail when we make mistakes.
Enjoy your holiday.