Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Longest Yard III

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

The off-season off the field troubles continue for the Cincinnati Bengals; this time it was DT Matthias Askew who resisted arrested after being stopped for a parking infraction. Matthias proved to be quite the handful as police had to use a Taser to subdue him. Funny thing about this incident is that it comes a little over a week after Bengals' owner Mike Brown issued a statement that his team has standards for its players - expecting them to be good citizens and abide by team and league rules. I guess Matthias must have been partying with
Chris Henry, A.J. Nicholson, and Frostee Rucker when Brown handed out the memo.

Fret not Bengals' fans, coach Marvin Lewis is committed to "red flagging" players who have had trouble with their coaches or teammates in the past - LB Ahmad Brooks, who was kicked off Virginia's football team, wasn't red flagged when they drafted in the supplemental draft. Mike Brown was quick to point out that while Brooks has had past issues, there were no allegations pending against him. That's a ringing endorsement huh?

So to lineup (no pun intended) the 2006 Cincinnati Bengals, you have:
  • an alleged drunk driver, who has also been charged with providing alcohol to underage girls...oh yeah, and carrying a concealed weapon (Chris Henry);

  • an alledged burglar who broke into the apartment of a former teammate - and who is charged with grand theft and vandalism (A.J. Nicholson);

  • an alledged wife beater who is charged with spousal battery and vandalism (Frostee Rucker - feel free to invert initials in his name); and

  • a guy who freaks out over a parking infraction - I wonder how long before "more details" of this one comes out.
So NFL Fans - watch for the premiere of The Longest Yard III, when the Bengals open up against Hazel's Kansas City Chiefs - betcha some of you didn't know that huh? Some of us are trying to convert her into a Dallas Cowboys' fan.

Speaking of Hazel and the Chiefs - Kansas City announced that they have reached an agreement with former Patriots DB Ty Law. Law, who led the NFL with 10 INTs last year, signed a five year deal with the Chiefs. No word on whether or not former Head Coach Dick Vermeil cried tears of joy when he heard about the signing.

While I think it is a good signing - for a horrible defence (sorry Hazel) - I would worry about those 10 INTs last year; it means that teams around the league are throwing at Law...something they wouldn't have done a few years back. I heard talk today on Fox that at this point in his career, Law might be better off as a safety - interesting. I wish Ty all the best.

Word is that the Canadian Football League's sixth leading rusher will undergo surgery on his broken arm. Ricky Williams, who serving his NFL-imposed year long suspension by playing for Hazel's hometown Toronto Argonauts, broke his arm in Saturday in a game against Saskatchewan. The Ricky Experiment has, for all intents and purposes, been a bust - in 4+ games he has rushed for 231 yards on 57 carries, with 1 TD. Not exactly the numbers Argos' big guy Keith Pelfry had envisioned when he signed Williams' to a $500,000 contract. To add insult to injury for Pelfry - Doug Flutie turned down the Argos' offer to have him join the team. I hope Keith is comfortable sitting in that sling.

That's about it for tonight - time to head over to yahoo to let everyone know the Hazelspeeps Fantasy Football pool is being set up. Wanna join? Head on over to yahoo. Have a great one peeps.

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the night on Hazelspeeps - for the Cincinnati Bengals...the theme song of COPS

Bad Boys - Inner Circle

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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