There are a lot of ways to spend $61.5 million. That is the estimated amount of salary cap space Bill Belichick and the Patriots possess this season, and it has Patriots fans buzzing. It has almost the familiar anticipatory atmosphere of a massive Powerball Jackpot. In the days leading up to the drawing, you just can’t keep your imagination from running wild. You calculate the tax figures and payment options in head. Do you take the lump sum? Annuitize it? You dream of ways you’ll spend your winnings, what life will be like, and the positive changes you’ll make personally and in the world around you. There’s no shame in admitting that at some point, in that same lottery-winning mindset, you have
Pittsburgh police charged New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis with four felonies and a misdemeanor Thursday night, stemming from his alleged involvement in a street altercation over the weekend that witnesses say left two men unconscious. Police charged Revis with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats. Revis' attorney, Blaine Jones, told ESPN that he was trying to reach the four-time All-Pro by phone Thursday night to arrange for him to surrender to police. It was unknown whether Revis had turned himself in. The incident occurred at 2:43 a.m. ET Sunday on Pittsburgh's popular South Side.
A year ago, when Terrell Owens wasn’t voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, controversy erupted. As our Will Brinson wrote at the time, it was “a little ridiculous for Owens not to be in the Hall of Fame right away” considering he’s ranked near the top in every receiving category. So, imagine the controversy when Owens didn’t get enough votes -- again -- to be inducted this year. The backlash has been substantial. Owens, himself, called it a “flawed process” in the immediate aftermath. And he hasn’t slowed down since, saying in the past week alone that he “lost all respect” for the Hall of Fame process and that he’s better than Hall of Famer Cris Carter. If Owens is looking