An interesting tidbit for those of us wondering why Senator Arlen Specter doesn't have anything better to do than go after the New England Patriots. Specter apparently has "close ties" to Philly-based Comcast, who's in the middle of a dispute with the NFL over the terms of its broadcasting of the NFL Network. Of course having to deal with an independent investigation would make life more difficult for the NFL. Weird to think of a strategist like Bill Belichick, of all people, being a pawn in a fight between the NFL and Comcast, but that's what the connection suggests.
Another good summary of the Comcast/Specter/NFL story.