Hitting the NFC South links

For the second straight year, former Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick topped a poll in which people were asked to name the sports figure they dislike most.

Matt Moore’s hometown paper in California has an extensive feature on the Carolina quarterback.

Here’s a story similar to Moore’s. This one’s on Carolina fullback Anthony Fiammetta from his hometown paper in Maryland.

My longtime friend and former co-worker Charles Chandler is getting out of this business. I wish him all the best as he begins some new adventures in his life. Take it from me: No matter where Charles goes, he'll always be ready for prime time.

Speaking of Charlotte media figures and new ventures, longtime local television broadcast Harold Johnson won the primary election for the U.S. House of Representatives District 8 race.

New Orleans defensive end Alex Brown went back to visit some friends with his former team, the Chicago Bears. Security personnel escorted him out of the building. A Chicago team official said league rules prohibit players under contract with one team from visiting another team’s facility.

Tampa Bay running back/return man Clifton Smith is looking to bounce back after having last season interrupted by a couple of concussions.