Tatum Bell makes a Run for It

What a bizarre story that came out of Detroit. Former Oklahoma State stand out running back, Tatum Bell, (right, eluding Texas’ Michael Huff back in ’03) was cut by the Detroit Lions. He then decided to help himself to the luggage belonging to the man the Lions signed to replace him, Rudi Johnson.

See this story, “Lions RB Rudi Johnson says Tatum Bell took luggage”

Johnson had this to say in the piece,

“All this happened when he got released,” Johnson said. “He came in to get some stuff out of his locker and that’s when he scooped up the bags.”

One can’t fault Mr. Bell for being irate over losing his job. But C’mon man.

This whole story is strange but what’s stranger is that the other day during lunch we were discussing the experience of a former co-worker who had been let go by a previous employer.

Upon learning of his termination from the wonderful folks at HR, our co-worker was immediately escorted out of the facility by security types. Wasn’t even given a chance to gather his belongings.

Perhaps this policy might go a long way in preventing the Tatum Bells of the NFL from carrying out their alleged dastardly deeds…

High Doltage: Guarantees in Sports


This post is in honor of all those souls who have guaranteed a victory in sports. From athletes such as Steelers’ safety Anthony Smith who predicted his team would beat the New England Patriots, and my brother in Christ, Lions QB Jon Kitna who guaranteed his squad would post 10 wins this season.

To fans such as yours truly who in August (yeah August) informed an Aggie co-worker that the ‘Horns would “kill” the Aggies the day after Thanksgiving (oops!).

Mr. Smith forgot that he’s a backup DB, Kitna forgot that he plays for the Lions and I forgot that Greg Davis is still the Longhorns’ Offensive (this being the operative term) Coordinator.

Found this article titled,
“The Life of Guarantors”