Only the second Web Quotes and Counterpoints and we’ve already got a record, least topics covered.
We’ve got the man who brought you the Punching Play; the Poke his Fingers in your Eyes Play; Vince Wilfork, the Dirty Dominator, brings you the Face Mask Penalty Play. According to Len Pasquerelli on ESPN.com, Vince, after hearing about the $5,000 the NFL fined him for a face mask penalty
…called the fine — first reported by The Boston Globe and confirmed by league and team sources —
and suggested he will appeal the punishment.
Well, I’d think it was ridiculous too if I was getting fined $37,500* in a season by my employer’s boss, yet alone by the fact that I was working in seasons. In other words, it’s all good, we’re focused on the Super Bowl now.
Meanwhile Plaxico Burress is comparing himself and his mates to the fluid five, Wes Welker, Randy Moss, Jabbar Gaffney, Daunte Stallworth, and Ben Watson. Oh and Ellis Hobbs is giving away his known disadvantages to the Associated Press:
“He’s got such long arms,” Hobbs said. “A normal throw from Eli that is too high for an average receiver is like normal for” Burress.
Yup, so just overthrow everyone and at least Hobbs won’t get a pick on the play. That’s the strategy OK.
*One fine, for hitting J.P. Losman was later reduced to $10,000 bringing the grand total so far to $35,000.