I had a regional version of this moment when Derrick Thomas died. He was my favorite Chief growing up, he had some indiscretions and some positive contributions to society. But most of all he died young, so we never saw what his next career move was going to be. I still wonder if that helped get him into the HOF. » 6/30/09 1:32pm 6/30/09 1:32pm

@LUV_TRUK: Frankly, I am deeply offended by your insistence on being grounded in reality and even-tempered. Which, come to think of it, is very Barack-like. » 6/24/09 11:34am 6/24/09 11:34am

As a freelance writer, I guess I'm one of those "contractors" they're talking about. The part I don't get about that is: I don't use any of ESPN's brick-and-mortar facilities or draw any benefits. How is that I'm the $ drain that needs to be cut? » 2/06/09 10:49am 2/06/09 10:49am