Amazing how income tax time can knock me off my game! All those papers, all the faxing, etc.
Well, the BBQ is back on with a plateful of topics, starting with the NFL lock-out. Here's what you can chat about:
> Will there be a NFL football season in 2011? The players have been officially locked out.
> Why? The players and the team owners are at an impasse. Some of the many issues involved: an 18-game season instead of 16 and how to divide (allegedly) $9B a year.
> The NFL players union has voted to decertify and has filed an anti-trust suit in federal court.
> Who's right? Who's wrong? Discuss.
Ohio State Football
> Head coach Jim Tressel has been suspended for 2 games because he was warned that some of his football players were selling their memorabilia. Tressel reportedly received an email from a former OSU player who is now an attorney. Tressel responded that he'd look into it ASAP but apparently didn't.
> When the players were found out, including star QB Terrelle Pryor they were suspended for
the first 5 games of the upcoming season.
> Now Tressel is suspended for the first two.
> Should he have been punished? If so, should it have been more severe?
> In a news conference, Tressel said he thought the email was supposed to be kept confidential. Is that a defense?
> Did you ever see this coming? Tressel's known as a class-act.
Enough for now. Discuss and enjoy!