Friday, July 30, 2010

Lion's President Tom Lewand Suspended 30 Days and Fined $100K By NFL

So...he actually got something for blowing a 0.20(!) while driving a car. I'm really amazed they did anything to him. They don't typically do anything to front office types that break the law in sports.

In a letter sent to Lewand, Goodell wrote, "You occupy a special position of responsibility and trust and -- as you have publicly acknowledged -- your conduct must be consistent with someone in that position. As we have discussed, those who occupy leadership positions are held to a higher standard of conduct that exceeds what is ordinarily expected of players or member of the general public.

"I commend you for your candor, your willingness to accept responsibility and your publicly stated recognition that this incident affects the reputation of the Lions and the NFL."

Lewand's suspension will begin Aug. 25, and he will not be able to represent the Lions at league meetings. He also will be barred from being present at the Lions' facilities, attending games and representing the Lions publicly other than at specified community service activities focused on alcohol abuse and safe driving.

Any other organization they might care and would have reprimanded him before Goodell had to. He'd probably be doing purchase order financing in many organizations, but Ford didn't really even care.

Tigers Trade For Jhonny Peralta: He Hits 2HRs in Debut

Jhonny Peralta wasn't exactly a guy I was excited about acquiring. I mean the Tigers are probably beyond help at this point. As soon as Maggs went down the season took a bitter turn from some hope to hopeless in my opinion.

We traded some pitcher from the Whitecaps to the Indians for him and he got his first start at 3B tonight in place of the injured Brandon Inge. He went on to blast 2 HRs in his Tiger debut and led the team to a 6-5 win over Boston and the great Jon Lester of all people. He finished 3-4 with 3 RBIs. iphone 4 insurance

Yeah it was 6-1 until Valverde came in in the 9th and gave up 4ERs and almost blew the game. Surely that will be some great fuel for Boston to go on and take the rest of the series.

Ho hum...this season doesn't look like much the rest of the way now. Rumor is the White Sox are after Adam Dunn pretty hard, and that just pisses me off. We could have signed, or traded for him a dozen times over the years and they will get him. Drives me mad.