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Monday, May 18, 2009
Evening roundup on the South from up North

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

 

Just finished a bunch of meetings and catching up on the news of the day. The quickest way to do it is to give you a quick glimpse of the headlines.

Former Bucs running back Warrick Dunn continues to help families in the Tampa Bay area. Dunn helped a family get settled into a new home in Dade City on Monday.

The New Orleans contingent met with NFL officials at the league meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Monday and will make its official bid for the 2013 Super Bowl on Tuesday. New Orleans hasn't hosted a Super Bowl since 2002 and I'm thinking the new lease with the Superdome makes the city the favorite for this game.

My thoughts on Jon Gruden joining the Monday Night Football crew? Great move. Gruden's entertaining and charismatic enough to grow into something along the lines of John Madden, if he stays with broadcasting. But I think Gruden's one of those guys who could get bored after a year or two in the booth and probably will end up coaching again at some point.

Michael Vick will work as a construction laborer for $10 an hour when he's released from federal prison later this week. Vick's going to spend the next two months on home confinement in Virginia, but will be allowed to go to work each day. Commissioner Roger Goodell likely won't make a decision a potential reinstatement for Vick until he finishes the home confinement.