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Spilled Milk and Skinned Knees

Forget summer, it's time for football!

Rape?!?! The first thing that comes to mind when I hear that word is the complete opposite of Ben Roethlisberger. Two-time winning Superbowl champion, Rookie of the Year, outstanding citizen and teammate, and quarterback of the most dominant franchise in the NFL. I can’t believe that he is being accused of rape.

Why would he have to rape anyone in the first place? What girl wouldn’t want to be with him anyway? Okay, I know, rape is about violence, not about sex. But why would she wait a whole year before she said anything? I’ll tell you why, because he has money and this stupid (censored) wants it and any kind of fame that could come along with it.

Ben was one hundred percent perfect in the press conference responding to the accusations. He made sure to let us know he would not speak about his private life in public and that he is still devoted to his team and his family. He will defend himself and let the court trial take its course.

As far as a distraction to him during the season, I believe he will play just fine. This will be less of a distraction for him than any of his previous injuries have been and now he is perfectly healthy. We’ve all seen what a banged up Roethlisberger can do and that is win the Superbowl. Now we’ll get to see a healthy version.

In other news around the league we will not be seeing Brett Favre in a purple jersey this year. This will be the first season that I will ever watch without Brett Favre playing in it.

Adrian Peterson has said he would like to bulk up an extra ten to fifteen pounds for the upcoming season. He was a solid 185 and if he were to go up to 200 I think that it could dramatically effect his numbers. Yeah, sure, he’d be able to punish the defense some more, but would he still be able to make the same cuts with the same speed? Clinton Portis had his best seasons when he was with the Broncos and when he went to the Redskins he gained about fifteen pounds and since then he has had nowhere near the same statistics he used to put up in Denver. I hope Peterson stays where he is at because right now he is a freak of nature.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has agreed to allow Michael Vick to play this season. In an agreement that states Vick must remain on good behavior, he may be able to play as early as the last two preseason games, and after that he could be playing full time as early as week 6. I checked a website called betUS.com— they label betting odds for pretty much everything—and the two teams with the highest odds of picking up Michael were the Steelers and the Patriots. Yeah, I was kinda astonished when I heard those two teams mentioned as well. If either team were to sign him I could only see them using him as a slash role like the Steelers used Kordell Stewart in his later years. They could even use him in some way to implement the newly crazed Wildcat formation that the Dolphins made ever so popular last season. Either way however, I don’t believe Vick will go to either of those two teams. I would like to place a bet that says he goes to either the 49ers or the Broncos. Vick was leaving a courtroom after a hearing about his bankruptcy case and he was asked about his progress in signing with a team and he simply stated “we’re getting close.”

Last but not least, some fantasy advice that might help you pick some sleepers this season. Try to avoid drafting Michael Crabtree; he is an outstanding athlete but I can’t see anyone from the 49ers being able to put up any decent numbers this year. Knowshon Moreno is a solid choice for a second or third running back because of the running schemes that Denver has been so famous for, and now with Cutler out of the picture, who are they going to turn to when Orton can’t carry the weight? If it is at all possible, I think everybody should try and pick Adrian Peterson in the first round, enough said. Tom Brady is back in the lineup but don’t eagerly pass up quarterbacks like Matt Ryan and Donovan McNabb

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Dustin Gannon Dustin Gannon says he's a writer because his mama owns a newspaper. At all other times, he's a sportsman, writing both the Sno Biz column, when he's working at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in the wintertime, and Fore! Play, when he's working at the Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course during the summer.

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