10 Darts at the NFL Board

– Sunblock, Mr. Cuban, sunblock. All that sun in the Cayman Islands may have fried his brain a bit, as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks has returned from vacation with newfound chutzpah to compete with the NFL. Honestly, if the UFL can cut down on the stoppages of play, the endless commercial breaks, the whistles, etc, then hell, we’re all for it.

Nnamdi Asomugha is a household name

– Somebody named Nnamdi Asomugha is rated the fourth best cornerback in the entire AFC. And for the record, the defending Super Bowl champs, at least according to this writer, have the second-worst group of corners in the conference (only those lovable Cleveland Browns are worse).

– Calvin Johnson is redefining the words “hype machine.” Is anyone else salivating about Johnson and Roy Williams lining up together?

– Condolences to family, friends, and teammates of New England Patriots defensive lineman Marquise Hill, who drowned Memorial Day weekend after a jet-ski accident in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain. He was just 24 years old. And shame on for not monitoring their targeted ads on the story. Yes, that’s an ad for jet skis.

– The Michael Vick Saga just won’t go away. It wasn’t enough to raid his dog-fighting property and seize 66 hounds–now authorities are getting all doggy grave-digger on him.

– Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver Chad Johnson is a charitable guy. He’s also an entertaining guy. On June 9, he’ll prove it on both counts by racing a four-year-old horse.

– Christian Okoye is perhaps best remembered for being hard to tackle in Tecmo Bowl as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. That could all change tonight, when his life as a swashbucklin’ pirate o’ the seven seas begins on the season premiere of CBS’ Pirate Master.

Tim Euhus is totally going to turn around the Arizona Cardinals. Him and J.J. Arrington.

Gossip about Tony Romo with lots of cutesy football metaphors.

– There’s a red-headed C-actress in rehab right now. Chad Pennington is not in rehab, for once. We’re interested to see what kind of 2007 season the Jets’ starting QB has, and if Jerricho Cotchery makes good on all that promise and improves on his 82 catches, 961 yards, 6 touchdowns numbers of last season. If Pennington stays healthy, we think he will.

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