Trouble brewing in some cities

The season is only four weeks old, but there's already serious trouble in places like New Orleans and San Diego.

Updated: October 3, 2003, 12:43 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It begins, as do almost all insurrections, with a whisper. Maybe a curse muttered under one's breath. Or a semi-audible epithet directed at the floor instead of a mini-cam.

The spores of unrest, after all, are typically nurtured in dark and dank places.

Like the corner of a locker room, where the starting tailback ponders why he has forfeited some carries to his caddy, or where a wide receiver grouses about how the quarterback is overlooking him as he proceeds through his progressive ...

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