The six week offseason period that NFL players are out of view from their benevolent dictators, sometimes known euphemistically as “coaches,” got off to a rip roaring start in Massachusetts as Patriot TE Aaron Hernandez barged into the sights of a local police investigation regarding a homicide. The buzzards have been circling Hernandez all week, in an ever tightening and blood thirsty formation.
Out here on the 49er coast, LB Patrick Willis got a “perfect attendance” diploma for 100% participation in the 49er offseason progam and DE Justin Smith signed a very team friendly two year extension to his current contract and HC Jim Harbaugh is in Peru performing his yearly missionary work.
Gawwd, we are soooooooooo boring!
The problem is the Raiders. They are not holding up their end of the thug behavior spectrum, which has always given the East Coasters a big run for the money. Instead of being loudly and garishly aberrant, the Raiders are now just blubberingly goofy.
Hernandez almost surely will be arrested at least for obstruction of justice, which will force him to rat out his friends or take a seat in the slammer, but beyond that, who knows? Not clear yet whether this case will have more traction than the Boston marathon bombing earlier this year, but I’m betting it does. The marathon bomber was caught and whisked away, never to be seen again, to one of those prisons that are America’s version of Siberia. Once he was arrested, the news cycle ceased. The Hernandez case will have arrests and trials, though, so it will dribble on for quite some time.
Speaking of Timothy McVeigh Zacarias Moussaoui, does anyone think he’s just sitting in a cell all these years, quietly going insane? Or has his body been donated to the “let’s see how this drug works” society of evil government lab guys? I bet McVeigh Moussaoui doesn’t even know what he did by now. Or who he is.
At any rate, time to load up on the popcorn. With basketball done for the year, the Hernandez case is going to be breaking news all weekend long.