There are more details surfacing about DefelateGate.
Tom Brady's people are circling the wagons and it looks like they are rallying around issues of precedence.
Here' Camp Brady says that Brett Favre was not forced to turn over his phone.
Man we are tired of this.
Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will sit down Aug. 12 and try to hash this out, and it looks like each side is kind of painted into a corner now.
It's hard to imagine either side backing down much now.
Would Brady take a two-game suspension now? Maybe.
Would the NFL be willing for that? Maybe not.
Mocs ticket deal
UTC's 30-minute ticket deal — where if you order tickets they will deliver them in 30 minutes or less (within a 5 mile radius of the campus) — goes until 5 p.m. today.
It's a cool promotion on what should be a banner year for the Mocs.
As practice starts this week and realistic talk of a national title.
What say you Mocs fans: What constitutes a success this year?
Is it simply getting farther than last year?
What's the baseline of success for this team barring injury?
If you missed Jemele Hill's excellent interview with Ray Rice, well, here it is.
Rice was emotional and contrite. He was clear in his remorse.
It's time for some one to give him a second chance.
Don't know about you, but I pray often that the people around me and those I love don't only judge me by my worst moment. What Rice did was awful — and the fallout was made seven layers worse because we all saw the video — but it should not be career ending.
If Rice gets to camp and can't cut it — he averaged a paltry 3.1 yards per carry in the 2013 season before the domestic violence — that's fine. The league does not suffer lack of skills.
But the fact that he's not even in camp — he's only 28 and has more than 9,000 yards from scrimmage in his six years in the NFL — is telling about the reason.
We think he deserves another shot.
This and that
— Here's Braves outfielder Eury Perez thinking he made a diving catch as the ball makes a break for it.
— Why is it so hard to follow the rules? Here's a youth basketball team protesting the fact that they got disqualified from a national tournament for having a girl on the team. The girl has been on the team for multiple years and played in at least two previous national tournaments but no one said anything before a team protested this year and the team was DQ'ed.
— Odd 24 or so hours in Houston Texans camp. Arian Foster severely injures his groin and likely will miss significant time for surgery. Then we learn that Jadeveon Clowney's dad was charged with attempted murder. And yes, Jadeveon's old man goes by Chili Bean.
OK, today would have been Herb Brooks' 78th birthday. Here's Kurt Russell's version of Brooks' speech before the US-USSR hockey game in 1980.
We'd also throw out Neil Armstrong would have been 85 today. Armstrong of course was the first man to walk on the moon.
In his honor, who is on the Rushmore of most famous person in their profession? Armstrong is almost assuredly the most famous astronaut ever, right? Who else is there?