Posted on: April 4, 2008 3:55 pm
 

Chris Henry Has A Right To Play

I've read the handful of responses to the story and am confounded by such simple irony.  Henry's "job" is that of an NFL player, perhaps one of the most violent professions in all of America.  Why are we collectively surprised when this type of aggressive behavior - which is tolerated every Sunday afternoon - rears itself off the field?  Then, because this individual is in the public spotlight, we (as members of society) compound things by holding this troubled individual to a higher moral standard than we would the average American!?!

The arguments presented by other posters seem to assert that because Henry has been arrested once again, that he does not deserve to earn a paycheck.   Who gives each of us individually that right?  That's up for each individual NFL team to decide. 

One could easily argue that the Bengals organization made the "right" call when they released him.  I mean, let's face it, the Bengals organization has had how many arrests linked to it over the last couple years?  After Goddell administers his 4-8 game suspension, Henry - like any other American living in a free market society - has the right to apply for a job with another team.  This is no different from any other American who has had scrapes with the law attempting to find work with a new company after serving out their sentence.  If a team sorely needed help at WR wants his services, they have every right to acquire these services.  Whether that is "wise" is the decision each individual GM will have to make.

If you don't like how the NFL conducts its business, stop buying tickets, affiliated NFL  merchandise and quit watching the games on TV.  As you continue to financially support the NFL, you are passively aligning your personal moral code with the decisions made by NFL GM's and its commissioner.

The truth is that Chris Henry, if he so desires, will play again in the NFL.
Posted on: March 29, 2008 12:48 am
 

Big Ten Basketball Comes to an End

As the Memphis-Michigan State game winds down, I have to ask myself, what the heck happened to the Big Ten Conference this year? Sure, MSU made a game of it in the 2nd half versus Memphis, but the outcome was decided in the 1st half. Combine this with the Davidson smackdown of the Wisconsin Badgers, and that's one pretty awful day of basketball summing up one pretty lackluster season of Big Ten Basketball.

Indiana's coach couldn't turn off his cell phone; the team imploded.

Minnesota turned it around, but are still a year or two away from a 2nd round NCAA exit. Tubby Smith is working miracles, but what McDonald's All-American is going to want to go to school in Minnesota? Too damn cold!

Purdue has a nice nucleus, still no reason to think they can get past the Sweet 16 anytime soon.

Ohio State was nothing special without Oden.

Illinois was down this year. Good recruiting will get them back to the Top 15, but not for a year or two.

Iowa?

Penn State?

Michigan. What happened to them??

Northwestern?

It's disappointing to see one of the classic conferences wounded as it is. Too many Midwestern kids like Derrick Rose are choosing schools outside the Big Ten, and days like today are the reason. It's time the Big Ten won some of these big games!
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