1. Like everyone else in the sports blogging world (not that this is a sports blog, but whatever), I’ll take a moment to pimp GQ’s absorbing report about the Marvin Harrison case. It’s a strange but ultimately not unique story, I’m thinking, among the inner city life that most people only encounter on HBO. The report has seemingly gotten the new Philadelphia prosecutor to turn the case over to the FBI for another look. All in all, I can’t say that the case was handled badly the first time, honestly. None of the people involved want to tell the truth about it, since it just isn’t done. It gets settled their way, one way or another, without the police involved. If it wasn’t for the fact that Harrison has a lot of money and is therefore a target for civil suits, this would have gone away long ago.
1. The Redskins, as predicted, lost again, this time to the pathetic Chiefs. Watching the slow-motion disintegration of my team is just depressing. The quarterback is benched, and the backup has 30 seconds, down 6, for a miracle win. Instead, he just gets sacked in the end zone for a safety, game over. At least he didn’t draw out the suffering. The coach is relieved of his play-calling duties, which leaves him even more of a lame duck. Now what? I’ll tell you: a loss next week, in humiliating fashion, on prime-time Monday night. Are you ready for some football scrimmage practice embarrassment?