One of the arguments defenders of Michael Vick make is that there are lots of things worse than dog fighting, and they're right. But dog fighting is an atrocity. What are we supposed to do, rank atrocities? If so, is dog fighting fifth, 15th or Among Other Atrocities Receiving Votes?
If somebody asks you what you did today, and you say, "Sat on a chair while two dogs ripped each other up for my viewing pleasure," you need to get up, walk way and start over.
Winning NBA teams like to have three stars on which they can depend. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen give the Boston Celtics the threesome they require. But the Celtics probably will be more interesting than effective. Danny Ainge is the Matt Millen of the NBA. If he's running the team, it's not winning.
I was talking to a television reporter I respect and without meaning to went into Tom Knotts' coaching history, PSLs and stadium financing and a few other subjects.
"I'm getting a history lesson," the reporter told a co-worker.
He asked, "I suppose you remember black-and-white TVs."
I am not ashamed to say that I am familiar with black-and-white televisions. Veteran writer and colleague Stan Olson was nice enough to show me his.