Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Did Michael Vick get off too easily

According to many reports Michael Vick is going to plead guilty to dog fighting charges. By doing this he could get a reduced sentence. I know that our legal system has to be fair for everybody, but Vick may be getting off too easily by copping a guilty plea.

It's one thing to be unaware of what was going on at one of your properties, but to take part in killing dogs and betting on them is despicable. And to top it off, he lied publicly. To torture animals is not only evil but he let down his fans, fellow players, and his friends.

My question is this, what gave him the right to do this. Is it the NFL atmosphere that makes athletes act like jerks? Do they think that they're above the law if they are famous? Is it their upbringing? Or should they blame themselves and be responsible for their own behavior.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has a responsibility to address players behavior. If he wants to clean up the NFL, he can't go easy on Vick. By doing this maybe, athletes can behave themselves.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tigers defeat Indians, Can they keep winning, and get back into first place

The Tigers have ended their losing streak and are 1/2 game behind Cleveland in the central division. They beat the tribe 2 to 1. The game also marked the return the triumphant returns of Joel Zumaya and Placido Polanco.

Jair Jurrjens and Zumaya masterly pitched. Magglio Ordenz and Carlos Guillen sparkled by powering back to back homers. Polanco also extended his error less streak.

My question is this. Why couldn't the Tigers play this well during the last month? With the losses to Cleveland & the Yankees during the last week , fans were asking. What happened? Can Detroit make a repeat trip to the playoffs?

Maybe these losses were needed to wake the team up. Maybe Jim Leyland put some fear into them. Maybe they needed to get their stride. Maybe their losing steak was a fluke.
Whatever the case is boys, keep it up and you will get back into the playoffs.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Despite Barry Bonds ethics, the record will still be there

Despite Barry Bonds lack of ethics, the home run record will still be out there.

Even if they find out that he did juice up with steroids and he is stripped of his record, the record will still have been broken. Why would athletes jeopardize their ethics, careers and bodies for glory?

What does this do the integrity of baseball? What message does Bonds send to youths? That fame, fortune and glory are more important than honesty? That no matter how immoral that a person is, what counts is name recognition? Can baseball recover from Bonds actions?

If baseball is ever going to stay clean they must do a few things. First they have to admit that there is a steroid problem. Second the commissioner should hand out stiffer penalties instead of small
fines, some excuse of a suspension and a slap on the wrist. Third, the fans should not put up with players behavior and excuses for their actions.

Maybe then will baseball be clean again.

Are these the same Tigers that had five all stars?

Are these the same Detroit Tigers that had five members on the all star team.

What happened to the team that went to the World Series last season?

So far this month, they lost 11 games and are in danger in being out of the playoffs. What happened to this team to cause their skid? Did the dream team of last year wake up to a bad nightmare.

I'm well aware that the team has been plagued by illness and injuries, but even healthy players are falling on the job. They let go of Craig Monroe who was brilliant last year. It's kind of sad that even the Chicago Cubs are doing better than Detroit.

The next few games are important. Detroit can't afford to lose to Cleveland and the Yankees if they want to be in the playoffs.

Get your act together Tigers, or should I call you kittens.

Lions win two in a row. Has hell frozen over?

The Detroit Lions have won another game in a row by barely beating the Cleveland Browns 23-20 in their second preseason game.

What happened? Are the these the same Lions that won only three games last year?

Was it the addition of Calvin Johnson and Tatum bell. Did the defensive coordinator finally sober up and behave himself? Did Rod Marinelli quit being a hard nosed task master? Or did hell freeze finally over?

I'm aware that it's only the preseason, but if they can keep winning, maybe this team can be turned around and not be a disappointment.

Keep up the good work Lions. In other words: DON'T SCREW IT UP!

Detroit Demolition win football championship.

Once again the women's football team Detroit Demolition have won a championship.

The team beat the Atlanta Xplosion by 17 to 7 to take their first IWFL (Independent Women's Football League) championship in two years and their 5th title overall.

See Lions you can win at football and still be a team from Detroit.