Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bsi 1,488.23 +15.69 +1.05%

The week ends on a positive note as the Index regains yesterday's losses.


Gaius Charles (GC20) 9.12 +2.78 +30.48%

Charles brings a swagger and vulnurability to Brian "Smash" Williams, his character on the best drama on television right now, "Friday Night Lights".


Larry Johnson (LJ27) 4.52 -22.48 -83.26%

From the TV gridiron to the real deal, where the news isn't as good.  Kansas City running back Larry Johnson is being investigated for assaulting a woman in a bar.  It's the fourth time in five years he's been accused of assaulting a woman.

Why are you grinning?  You're about to throw it all away.

Johnson's once-promising career has gone off the rails and he's truly in need of help.  That being said, since when is fighting dogs worse than beating women?  Where's all the outrage that accompanied the Michael Vick case?  Is an athlete committing violence against women not out of the box enough to rouse people's emotions?  Here's hoping we're all just waiting for due process to run its course.  Otherwise, that's fairly damning assessment of where we are as a nation and what we let our athletes get away with.