Monday, September 05, 2005

Speaking of Welbourn

Headline: Welbourn suspended four games for steroids.

And he, like Rafael Palmeiro, doesn't know how they got into his system.

It must be some sort of insanity plea.

According to the Kansas City Star Web site, Welbourn said, “I’m not very happy about it," and refused to comment further.

Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said: “It hurts him, and it hurts us. It’s a shame. I believe him. He appealed it and didn’t win the appeal. He passed a lie-detector test, but he didn’t win the appeal. He fought it, and he lost. It doesn’t matter if it was taken accidentally or something was in something he took that wasn’t marked on the bottle. It doesn’t matter. There’s no tolerance, and we’ll have to live with that."

Another former Eagle that coach Andy Reid can smile about.

Goodbye Hugh

Former Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas will be missed, but most fans understand the time had come. He was cut on Saturday and the blogs and message boards were smoking almost immediately.

For every 10 posts that agreed with the Eagles move, there was one that felt Douglas should not have cut.

And it was one of those that led Donnie Brasco to write this on Igglephans:

i concur, the eagles will not make the playoffs due to this travesty of a move. How dare they cut Hugh, i mean he is funny as hell. ... This [organization] just can't ever make the right choices can they? I mean look how great Emmons, Welbourn, Taylor, Vincent and FredEx just to name a FEW are doing. How can they keep making these dumb ass player moves and still win?

Good point, Donnie!