Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I will certainly talk about this on the Thundering Blurb Daily News Stampede (at noon EST/9am PST - PLUG) but let me touch on the greatest (admittedly uncomfirmed) news piece of this fledgling season. More serious and less bizarre but hilarious news tomorrow morning here and on the News Stampede but who can go to bed without talking about this?

Seems that while visiting the Detroit Lions, Rudi Johnson apparently left some bags he had brought with him outside Matt Millen's office. When they checked the security tape - turns out Tatum Bell walked off with them. This is off ProFootballTalk.com and seems uncomfirmed so I will quote the PFT article -

So when Johnson came back to get his bags, they were nowhere to be found. Johnson and Millen were stumped.

Enter the eye in the sky.

The team checked the videotapes generated by the team’s in-house surveillance system, and they quickly identified the culprit.

So who might it have been? None other than Tatum Bell, who lost his gig with the Lions after Rudi arrived.

Per the source, Bell took the bags to the house of a female acquaintance. When confronted on the matter, Bell offered up some cockamamie story that he thought the bags belonged to someone he knew. The girl, however, said that she hadn’t seen Bell in several months and he showed up out of the blue and asked her to keep the bags for a while.

Seems Tatum is no better a thief than a #1 running back. The bag has been returned and charges were not filed.

A real, real sick part of me hopes this is true. I mean, this is like giving Dan Quayle to the Late Night talk show hosts - it's just mean.

More tomorrow.

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