Jeff Hart: Friday Linkfest for June 8, 2012
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: June 08, 2012
Some days there just isn’t a whole lot going on in the NFL. That’s how I end up opening up a Linkfest with news of what crawled into Cowboys FB Lawrence Vickers’ pants. The answer? Fire ants. In defense of the ants, they always look like landscape up close.
A lack of news (or taste) is also the only reason to watch and/or listen to this bizarre Goodbye June music video for their song “Microscope.” Lots of guns and people exploding into piles of dead leaves. One of those people just happens to be Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
An astute Youtube commenter (those exist?) sums it up: “Great. Just great. Our new head coach is a pile of dead leaves. Well, it's still gotta be better than Spagnuolo.”
Speaking of gun violence, if there’s no news we can always talk about the current crime problem in the NFL. The guys over at Sports Media Masters (of hyperbole) have a shrill essay on the culture of drunk driving prevalent in the NFL. Their solid point about Goodell and his authoritarian underlings needing to curtail this issue is undermined by their total misappropriation of Animal House.
But who is really to blame? The Detroit Lions, of course. Their 2011 draft class has been responsible for 24% of the arrests in the NFL so far this year.
Maybe one of these arrested Lions should hire Ed Hochuli as his attorney. I had no idea flexoholic Ed was a lawyer in real life. Learn that, plus more about the history between hard-balling owners and their freelance referees over at The Classical.
On the actual news front, Chad Ochocinco was cut by the Pats yesterday. It’s a dark day if part of your daily grind is dependent on finding entertaining Tweets from active NFL players. Anyway, let the speculation for where Ocho will land begin! My guess? Wherever has the simplest playbook.
Finally, the over/under on Peyton Manning going down with an injury has been set at 8.5 games. Anyone want to take that action?
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