We've seen a few sports suicides as of late in both hockey and football, but none with the stature of Junior Seau, who apparently did himself in today. He was one of the best middle linebackers in NFL history. One can only wonder at this point if football-related brain damage helped his emotional spiral of the last few years along.
Speaking of damage and linebackers, four current and former Saints players were suspended for their Bountygate misdeeds. Seau's counterpart on the Saints, Johathan Vilma, gets the year off. He might not quite be at Seau's level, but three Pro Bowls isn't anything to sneeze at.
Vilma is alledged to have helped finance the bounty pool with 10K of his own cash. Small change for modern football players, who have been known to "make it rain" more than that on a night on the town, but you don't pay people for creating injuries.
Odd story out of Windsor, where they're getting a nastry hum that seems to be coming from the Michigan side of the Detroit river in River Rouge. Michigan officials have checked and can't find anything on this side of the border that matches the hum. The Canadian government has complained to the EPA and the State department, but they pass the buck to the Michigan DNR, who's struck out on its research.
I'm far from being an acoustic engineer, but if memory serves, sound waves can merge to do funky things, so that low-level sound waves that might be innocent on the US side could wind up merging on the other side of the border to do nasty things.
Protests have ran off a gay foreign-policy expert from the Romney campaign. Richard Grenell was getting treated like Beowulf's nemesis Grendel by some theocons; Grenell resigned rather than be a drag on the campaign.
I'm not sure if that's the best message to send for the general election. Romney isn't treated warmly by social conservatives in the GOP, so throwing Grenell under the bus might have been seen as a sop to the right wing; I don't think it will help and will only make the Romney campaign look like more of a pup tent.