Originally Posted by sub50hz
At current market, possibly. If I had 1500 bucks, I'd be looking for a used 7D or 5Dc -- but that's me. I would never recommend a Rebel for shooting sports, their AF is pretty slow across the board, although it's apparently been improved somewhat in the T3i.
The thing you should consider though is you've already a very good lens library, whereas the OP doesn't. For sports for example, you've your 70-200 f/4L and 85 f/1.8. If the OP were to buy the 7D, he'd most likely have to stick with the kit 28-135mm lens. I'd personally rather have a T2i with a 70-200 myself than a 7D with 28-135mm.
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the AF, because using center-point AF it's just as fast/accurate as any camera but the 7D and 1D series. Burst rate, definitely, but I don't see AF being an issue unless you're talking about using off-center AF points or the 7D.
Again, just my thoughts
Originally Posted by jadawgis732
Video? I'd go with a Sony SLT-A55. MSRP of like $750 (with 18-55 kit lens) leaves you room for nicer lenses later on. Plus it is one of the best DSLRs for video, and auto focuses during shooting (something a lot of other video enabled DSLRs cannot do).
Most of the modern ones can now, but across the board video AF is pretty horrible. I haven't yet seen a video AF system beat a trained MF hand. The first company to come out with such a system is going to make a lot of videographers happy.