Sorry for the delay, but duty calls at the worst times every now and again.
SoCal Titan knows how to keep a starving football fan happy in the desert that is July in the NFL: unveiling the full rankings for Madden '10 (here's the downloadable Excel File)! Here's the EA Sports preview for the AFC South. My first thoughts? You damned skippy Crazy Legs is a 99 in speed and 98 in acceleration. At least they got something right. Meanwhile VY got knocked down all the way to a 68 overall. They also minded the fact that 75% of the AFC's secondary in the Pro Bowl were rocking the flaming thumbtack, and beefed up their ratings accordingly.
The proper paperwork stil hasn't been filed, but Derrick Mason is all set to retire from the Baltimore Ravens... or is he? (h/t to smashville) I lost a lot of respect for D-Mase after his punkish behavior when we played the Ravens, but he was still one of the more underrated talents at the WR position you'll ever see.
Paul K writes about the anomaly that was Derrick Mason: a WR the Titans actually drafted who wasn't a total failure or disappointment and managed to stay healthy.
Jessica Bliss writes about Steve McNair's small, quiet final resting place just outside of Mount Olive Mississippi.
A Las Vegas area paper is printing the results of its own investigation into the Pacman Jones strip club shooting from a few years ago since the criminal investigation stalled. Part one of three is on the streets already, and the next two chapters promise to be a doozy, I'm sure.
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