ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has dropped the ball again. After saying on the air that former LSU standout Glenn Dorsey was the Top 10 pick most likely to have an extended holdout, Dorsey busted ole Mort’s bubble yesterday, inking a five year deal with the Chiefs worth more than $50 million.

Rarely in today’s age of sports is an athlete actually worth the money, but Dorsey is a million dollar prospect both on and off the field.

On the field, Dorsey is the last person to leave practice and the first player to arrive while dumping his heart and soul into every play. Off the field, Dorsey is just as valuable as he is hands down one of the most approachable and personable of all of LSU’s players from this past season.

I am happy for Glenn and his family. For those of you who watch the NFL but do not religiously cheer for a certain squad, keep an eye on the Chiefs as they also have former LSU standout Dwayne Bowe who had a terrific rookie season in 2007.

It’s always good to see LSU guys do well, especially when they are like Glenn and deserve to do well, so Geaux Chiefs!
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Yesterday I gave to you the writer’s predictions for the SEC this season. Today, it’s my turn.

I see the SEC West as a mess. I see Auburn, LSU and Alabama all as near equals with Mississippi State nipping at the big three’s heels. LSU is the most talented top-to-bottom of the three squads, but the old saying is that if you have two quarterbacks, then you really do not have any quarterbacks, so their position at the top to me is a bit rusty. Here is my breakdown for the 2008 season out west.

1. Auburn – LSU has a better team by year’s end, but not in Week 4 when they play.
2. LSU – Hatch and Lee = Marcus Randall. Marcus Randall = subpar season (by LSU’s standards) in 2004
3. Alabama – Just not enough depth yet
4. Mississippi State – Can beat any of 1-3 on any given Saturday
5. Ole Miss – Helpless
6. Arkansas – Even more helpless. No McFadden + No Jones = possible 0-8 SEC record

The East is extremely top heavy and is probably the tougher of the two leagues on paper with Florida, Georgia and Tennessee all arguably as strong as any Western Division team. For an Eastern Division pick, I am rolling with Mr. Tebow and Co.

1. Florida – Florida and Georgia are a dead-tie. But I like the Gators over the Dawgs in their head-to-head to avenge Georgia’s classless antics in this past season’s matchup.
2. Georgia – Will tie the Gators in the league, but lose the tiebreaker via head-to-head.
3. South Carolina – This is the year we see major strides from the ole ball coach
4. Tennessee – Could a fourth place finish spell the end for Fulmer?
5. Vanderbilt – Helpless
6. Kentucky – Bye Bye Woodson = Bye Bye relevance.

SEC Champ: Florida – Too much Tebow and Harvin. This is the year the Gators again win the SEC.
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I will put off the MMA list for a day because time dictates I keep this update a little shorter than usual, so let’s get straight to headlines.

Headlines:

Margarito beats Cotto by knockout – Wow, what a fight. Few fights live up to the billing, but this one definitely did. It’s high time Margarito gets the dap he does worldwide, because that dude can fight.

http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news;_ylt=AiFPhb7UZcSVScxHXctk0Y2dCIh4?slug=ap-cotto-margarito&prov=ap&type=lgns

Phillies spoil Hampton’s return and win 10-9 – I flipped through the channels and saw Mike Hampton pitching. Is this true? Or was my Friday night really that hard on the liver?

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap;_ylt=Ao9vIyY_m0nCz7InCBqe8hY5nYcB?gid=280726122&prov=ap

Brewers share NL Central lead – The Brewers are the best team in baseball right now. I doubted the Sabathia trade, but I seem to be wrong so far. They are playing great baseball.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap;_ylt=AtrJzHVG4xgihkMDqE16sOk5nYcB?gid=280726108&prov=ap
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YouTube Video of the Day:

There will never be another Will Ferrell.

That’s all for me. I hope all of you are having good weekends.

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