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Giants-Jets Week 9

The Jets didn’t lose. This was their bye week.

The Sports Curmudgeon used the word “stinkatude” in describing the play of the Browns. But, this week it also pertains to the Giants’ (5-4) DB’s whose coverages were bust-a-cated in the 21-29 loss to the Chargers. The papers say they lost in the final seconds (because of poor clock management) but they gave up 14 earlier points, allowed 5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles, had a botched 1st quarter FG, were 5-14 on 3rd downs, and had 9 penalties. The G-Men only rushed for 116 yards (Jacobs 11-67, Bradshaw 14-39

Hidecki Hai

Scott Ostler said in the SF Chronicle that from now on Hidecki Matsui should be known as “October-san.”

Outspending Everyone Else: Priceless

A few quick facts about the Commissioner’s Trophy, which the Yankees won by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series:

* It weighs 30 pounds.

* It is the only trophy in the four major U.S. sports not named after a specific person.

* It has a melt value of $7,750, according to gold purchaser Cash4Gold. On a team with an average annual salary of $7.75 million, $7,750 is almost pocket change. But as they say, even in New York, it’s the thought that counts.

Numb and Number

Dwight Perry forwarded a sports quiz from Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press. What did Rasheed Wallace predict could reach 72 or more?

a) The Celtics’ victory total, threatening the Chicago Bulls’ record

b) Steps allowed before they call traveling.

c) His technical total this season.

d) Chris Chelios, before he retires.”

Numbest

Frisco Giants’ pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecome was stopped by the police for speeding and was found to have a quantity of grass along with drug paraphernalia in his Mercedes. Scott Ostler of the SF Chronicle said, “There’s dumb, then there’s speeding while carrying weed and a pipe, giving the world the perception that you might be dumb enough to fire up while driving. One of the great mysteries of sports is why so many athletes load their cars with a mixture of drugs, handguns and expired drivers’ licenses, then ask themselves, “Dude, how fast do you think this baby will go in a hospital zone?”

Ex-Rams

The Sports Curmudgeon said that, “If the Rams decide to find out if Keith Null can actually play at the NFL level and start him at QB and if the Rams score no points in that game, would I be wrong to conclude that the Rams’ offense is officially: Null and Void?

Punchless

Jerry Crowe of the LA Times commented about the teams at the lower end of the NFL: “Three teams that fired their offensive coordinators right before the season -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs -- rank 28th, 29th and 30th in total offense.

Only the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders are worse. . . .

Isn’t it ironic that the NFL’s most punchless team -- 25th in rushing, 31st in passing -- is coached by Tom Cable?”

Cut-back Block

Dwight Perry reported that the Hamilton (Ohio) Journal-News said an eighth grader from Ohio showed up for classes, , having the Bengals’ team stripes and “B” insignia shaved into his hair. That earned him a suspension until it grows out. “Though,” Dwight said, he hopes to get it reduced to 15 yards for clipping.”

Beauty Is A Beast

Miss England Rachel Cristie, an Olympic heptathlete hopeful, was stripped of her beauty crown for getting into a bar fight.

On the bright side, noted Brad Dickson in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, “She did make history as the first woman photographed holding a broken beer bottle while saying her main goal is world peace.”

On a Different Plane

“The longest current losing streak in big-league sports — 17 games — ended last Sunday when the St. Louis Rams beat the Lions in Detroit, 17-10. “Thousands were waiting at the airport upon the team’s return,” wrote Greg Cote of the Miami Herald. “Not to cheer the Rams. Just waiting for flights.”

Concussion Hearing

Here is an item, forwarded by the Sports Curmudgeon, from Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “And why is Congress holding hearings on why there are so many concussions in the NFL? You think maybe it’s because 300-pound men are banging their heads together at high speed? Coming soon: Congressional inquiry into why there is so much frostbite in the Iditarod.”

Putt For Dough Dept.

Dwight Perry told us, “A Connecticut judge has ordered CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, the TV voice of the Masters since 1988, must pay his ex-wife $916,000 a year in alimony and child support. Or as it’s known in golf circles, a huge divot in his green.”

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Again, maybe it’s just me—but….

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