Let's be conservative and figure Jets will be bad
So what's next, making his team run every play to the right? Jets owner Woody Johnson, a staunch Republican, told the Bloomberg TV program...
The Seattle Times
So what's next, making his team run every play to the right?
Jets owner Woody Johnson, a staunch Republican, told the Bloomberg TV program "Market Makers" that he'd rather see Mitt Romney elected president than have his team produce a winning season.
Which likely took a little sting out of last Sunday's 34-0 loss to the 49ers.
Grab your checkbooks
The NBA players' union is challenging the league's vow to unilaterally institute a system of fines for repeat flopping.
In other words, the players won't take this falling down.
Ill-fated Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, reading a text message while riding his bike in New York's Central Park on Wednesday, went head-over-handlebars when he looked up and swerved to avoid hitting:
a) Two French tourists sporting big umbrellas.
b) Some Boston pitchers drinking beer and eating chicken.
The Winter Classic
"I'm sure you'll immediately pick up on the irony," wrote Len Berman of ThatsSports.com. "In 1955 the seventh game of the World Series was played on this date (Oct. 4). Half a century later, they've yet to begin the postseason."
• At SportsPickle.com: "Manu Ginobili sets up direct account withdrawal with NBA office in preparation for flopping fines."
• At TheOnion.com: "Ray Lewis emerges from bottom of fumble pile during Buffalo-New England game."
Bearish on Herschel
A signed Herschel Walker Georgia mini-helmet — originally put up for sale for $147.93 by a national sports-memorabilia firm — is down to $79.99.
Though they might be open to trading it for 13 Dallas Cowboys mini-helmets.
• Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va., after Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton had to sit out a few games for drinking too much caffeine: "Teammates knew there was a problem when he hit a grand slam and was the first one to touch home plate."
• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, after Texas blew a 13-game lead and lost the AL West on the final day of the season: "The Rangers have just been declared the official baseball team of the U.S. Ryder Cup squad."
• David Whitley of FanHouse.com, on this year's surprising AL East race: "It took God six days to create the heavens and the earth. It took the Yankees 162 days to eliminate the Orioles."
None if by land
Here's one unassailable argument for increased military spending: Army is 0-4, and Navy is 1-3.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or email@example.com