Morning Huddle – Berman to the MNF booth

I always knew Berman was on the good stuff. I just didn’t know the good stuff came from Canada.

One of my personal favorite sports personalities, Chris Berman, will be heading to the Monday Night Football booth to call the second game of the season opening double header. Berman will be joined by Trent Dilfer, and I have to wonder if the duo will do a better job than Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden. Either way, the change of pace is always a welcome way to begin the NFL season.

There’s a lot of questions surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into training camp. The biggest among them is when will Mike Wallace finally show up. The receiver is a Pittsburgh star, but the two sides have been unable to come together on a new, long-term contract for the receiver. In all likelihood, this could be Wallace’s last season in Pittsburgh. On the bright side, he’d be a hot commodity in free agency next winter.

ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha is perfectly on point, saying those involved in Bountygate need to look outside of Roger Goodell when blaming others for their current situation. As Chadiha points out, Goodell isn’t abusing his current power; he’s using it to its fullest extent, and it’s rubbing people the wrong way. The fact here is that Goodell is acting on what appears to be a bounty system. This isn’t an American criminal court where misdeeds must be proven beyond a “reasonable” doubt. This is Goodell’s court where he’s the prosecutions, the judge, the jury, and the executioner, and his word is law. The irony is that it’s a power the players gave to him.

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.