Today, I took the first steps into a new life. I've begun cycling to work. Its not too bad (I kind of enjoy it) and it wakes me up in the AM. The catch is I'm sweaty like a bastard so I joined the gym in my office to shower each morning.
In other news, The New York Giants took their first step in a title defense dominating the Red Skins in a game that wasn't as close as the 16-7 score indicated. Its great that football's finally back and I look forward to blowing a nice wad of cash on stupid games.
- ESPN bickers over whether the NFC East or AFC South is best
- PFT discusses Plexiglass's new contract. What is most confusing is A) over 5 million of the $35 million salary is tied to his availability during games (if he's active), which certainly indicated some concern over health versus risk and another $3.5 million is tied to him being at voluntary workouts. But if he's paid to be there, are they still voluntary? The Bengals cut Odell Thurman for missing such a workout. I wish the NFL would simply stop suggesting they're voluntary workouts. Its not like High School or College, the players don't exactly have other jobs or obligations to focus on (no more than you or I might have other things to throw our cash at, without the expectation that our real job might get antcy over such activity). And now teams are upping the ante on the payment for such voluntary workouts. Doesn't sound so voluntary
- Arguably the biggest waste of ESPN resources...well today at least, because "Who's Now" was a pretty big waste (and Titletown and so on)
- Via MLBTradeRumors, Brendan Bianowicz gives us the low down on the man who doesn't think Adam Dunn tries
- Deadspin's Rick Chandler finds Jay Mariotti's Craigslist ad.
- Personally, I find most of the KSK "interviews" to be lame, but this picture is just awesome
- Couldn't you just use a telestrator?
- AmrchairGM's David Cohen tells us how the NFL can make us money
- And finally, from AA, something about Erin Andrews regardless of when it was posted