Sunday, August 27, 2006

Terrell Owens Fined $8,500 For Missing Team Meeting - SO!?

Ok, according to the Dallas Morning News and ESPN, Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiverm Terrell Owens was fined $8,500 for missing a meeting, and a rehab session.


How many players get fined and we don't know about it? Why T.O.? I'll tell you why? Because the media consists of voyeurs, activists, entrepreneurs, and racists and sexists, and in the case of T.O., all of these people come into play. In this case, it's the racist guys who just want to see Terrell do something wrong, so they create news around little crap like this.

Get real.

(Oh, I'm an entrepreneur.)

Here's the news: T.O. will play on opening day, and the Dallas Cowboys are playing the media and the NFL.

Just watch.

Survivor: Segregation Island -- Video Views

Recently, Mark Burnett annouced that the next "Survivor" would consist of tribes divided -- er, segregated -- by "race." Now, we all know that there's no scientific proof that there are different races and that the designations are social constructs, but that doesn't stop Mark Burnett.

I must add that I first learned of this Mark Burnett idea with respect to future episodes of The Apprentice. In fact, I thought Apprentice Five was going to be the one to do this -- nope.

But it's still a Burnett show. And no, as a person who's tried out for The Apprentice, I don't think this latest twist get him off the hook of charges that his shows are too white. Indeed, it may be that he's trying to make a point about race that's not healthy. I'm not the only one who thinks this; check out what these vloggers have to say:


Hezbollah Human Sheild Charges Get Old

I saw this post over at the Daily Kos where Hezbollah's supposedly using a town as a human sheild.

Look, I'm neutral in this, but one has to question these claims in light of the reality that Hezbollah is more a political movement with suppporters who are both citizens and solidiers by choice.

I'm begining to think some of these reports -- even the AP ones -- are slanted from ignorance. They read as veiled columns in some cases.

Minnesota Vikings Give Up On Koren Robinson

Just a week plus away from his DUI and police chase, the Vikings gave up on Koren Robinson, cutting him from the team. I believe everyone gets a second and third and sometimes more and more chances. That's certainly true for Robinson.

Looking from a business view, the Seahawks got the better Vikings receiver in Nate Burleson, it seems.