Jim Caple has a very funny and very insightful, however apocryphal, open letter from Bud Selig regarding the free ride that football gets in the media. Caple makes some good points. That was the tip-off for me that it wasn't Bud Selig:
P.S. Paul Tagliabue is a good friend of mine but it's not like his hair is winning any Vidal Sassoon styling awards, either.
Far to clever.
Of course, football gets the free ride in the media that it does because people apparently aren't interested in stories that run the game down. In baseball, it's sort of a backhanded compliment that every little misstep is amplified tenfold. Maybe it has to do with football's never canceling a Super Bowl. It also doesn't help that the baseball powers-that-be are over-anxious to cast aspersions on the sport and its players as well.
Also, check out Travis Nelson, "The Boy of Summer" and one of my Blog brethren, who has just passed the 5K threshold. Check out his site and help him get to 50K soon.