Green Bay update: Oh, boy, it's gonna be a cold one, that's for sure. Yep, it's gonna be cold, I'll betcha, huh?
Detroit update: The city is still reeling from the Aug. 29 fatal shooting by police of Errol Shaw —a deaf man wielding a rake. Though many have latched onto Shaw's handicap, others have pointed out that he was a danger to police, given that: (1) he was black, (2) he was a man, and (3) he wasn't currently dead when police came upon him. In racial-profiling terms, this is known as being a "three-time loser." Just two weeks later, Detroit police shot another African-American man to death. In fact, over the past decade, Detroit police have earned a reputation as the nation's trigger-happiest. Since 1987, Detroit cop shootings have cost the city $124 million in civil suits, or what the city of LA will pay in lunch reimbursements for attorneys litigating the Rampart scandal.
Green Bay update (deux): But I'll tell ya, you get a good house for the money, doncha? More house for the money than you'd get in California, doncha know? Lemme ask you: What would you do for heating oil? Wouldja kill? I'd kill, I'd betcha.
Shotgun formation: The National Rifle Association has urged calm in the wake of the Shaw shooting, restating its long-held position that instead of more gun regulations, government officials should concentrate on enforcing those laws regarding lawn equipment already on the books.
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Green Bay update (whatever three is in French): Prostitution? Oh, sure, by golly. Black-market baby trade? What are they paying for 2-year-olds these days? Really? Is that before or after taxes?
Ground game: In an effort to divert attention from the Shaw shooting, police announced they had busted a multimillion-dollar rototiller ring with a street value of . . . Actually, a rototiller is of no value whatsoever on a street.
Consensus: We'll have to go with the godforsaken city where death awaits residents every time they step outside. Wait, that's both of them. Looks like we'll have to go with the tiebreaker: Which team will Magic Johnson root for? Though he likely appreciates the playmaking ability of Packer quarterback Brett Favre, Magic is from Michigan. Go Lions!
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