- Why would anyone be eager to see O.J. Simpson go to prison? How bad is your life that O.J. going to jail would make you feel better about the world? Modest suggestion: Go read a book, possibly to a small child. Take a long walk. Call up an older relative you only see at holidays and funerals.
- Damon Allen has echoed some of Donovan McNabb's sentiments about the harsher judgments African-American quarterbacks face, telling globesports.com there are "prejudices out there that keep us from being the quarterbacks we could be in the eyes of the public." (Emphasis mine.)
A classic example was 2 1/2 years ago, before McNabb's Eagles faced Michael Vick's Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC title game. A columnist wrote that the Eagles would have their hands full against Vick -- but the same Eagles had advanced that far by shutting down a top-ranked Minnesota Vikings offence led by Daunte Culpepper, who had only set a NFL record for total offence that season. (And how many even remember Culpepper set that record, relative to how many people remember Peyton Manning throwing 49 touchdown passes?)
- Kingston's own Kip Brennan, trying to make the New York Islanders, duked it out (very briefly) with the Bruins' Zdeno Chara last night.
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