Southampton#8217;s Bryant might make NFL club

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 14, 2008

Last words on Brett Favre:

Although I don’t think it will hurt his legacy, Favre is now in a bad situation.

The New York Jets are not the team Favre wanted to join, but now he is stuck with it. Hopefully Jets fans

are not expecting a miracle.

The Jets were a 4-12 team last year, and even if

Favre gets the Jets to 8-8, they still won’t make the playoffs in the AFC. New York and Miami, where former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington now plays, clash the first week of the season.

Wouldn’t it be ironic, and justice, if Pennington leads the Dolphins to a win in week one? I am rooting for it.

Better yet: the Dolphins and Jets meet again the final week of the season. How about Pennington and the Dolphins knocking Favre and the Jets out of the playoffs?


I have been asked over the last few days if I am related to Brad Ziegler, the relief pitcher for the Oakland A’s. Just look at my byline for that answer.


The rumor mill last week was the Houston Astros were interested in signing Barry Bonds. Huh? What a way to ruin your team chemistry. By the way, the Astros are just one game under .500 after winning 8 of their last 10 games.


The move into the new ballpark has not helped the Washington Nationals, the worst team in baseball. It is so bad that the Nats have a run differential of minus-130. Would you pay $58 to see the Nationals? How about $15 to $20 just to park your car?


I noticed that Southampton native Vernon Bryant has moved up on the St. Louis Rams’ depth chart. Bryant is now on the second team defense. Looks like he has a good shot of making the team.


Chowan University will open its first football season in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association with a road game at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Elizabeth City State University.

Chowan and ECSU has become somewhat of a rivalry in basketball, and football could go the same way, especially since the schools are only about an hour apart.

The CIAA coaches predicted Chowan would finish last in the six-team CIAA Western Division.

Chowan has only three home football games this season, and two are at night. The Hawks will host Brevard College at noon on Sept. 13. Virginia Union University will travel to Chowan for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 27. Livingstone College will play at Chowan at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11.