Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Who's in trouble Now?

Our banner today portrays the happy mugs of the 1919 White Sox. In the courtroom. This could be a common pose (maybe not as happy) for many in the weeks and months to come - not on the field or the court (well, not that court) but in depositions and grand jury proceedings. The sports world is in full damage control mode, and for good reason. Let's take a look:
  1. The NBA has a referee problem. More of an integrity problem at this point. For my money the worst scandal going, as it involves deliberate fixing of games by what we all presume are the impartial arbiters of the game. Players have been known to do this - not referees/umpires.
  2. The NFL has a Michael Vick problem. What to do, what to do. Here's what they did: Roger Goodell told Vick to make an appointment with his lawyer instead of the Atlanta Falcon's training camp. Warning shot fired.
  3. MLB has a Barry Bonds problem. Bud Selig said he won't show up for Bonds' record breaking home run, whenever it should happen. Baseball has to be breathing a sigh of relief that Vick and NBA ref troubles have bumped their issues to the page two. For now...
  4. MLS has a David Beckham problem. Or do they? I would assume that at some point people will realize that, uh, Beckham ain't playing. And wait, did we just pay to see a soccer match?
  5. The NHL has an NHL problem. I just like to rip on hockey whenever I get the chance. Has the hockey season ended yet? Don't tell me who won because...I don't care (and I'm not alone).
So, who has it bad?

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