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Big spending all the rage in these campaigns
With election day looming, are you ready for some political football? "Most of us aren't that far removed from not being well paid, from...
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With election day looming, are you ready for some political football?
"Most of us aren't that far removed from not being well paid, from being in that 47 percent that (Mitt) Romney spoke about," Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield told AP, " ... so that's why I lean Democrat. But our paychecks scream Republican."
• At TheOnion.com: "Andy Reid apologizes to Philly fans for Eagles' lackluster offense, coaching, defense, coaching, special teams, coaching."
• At SportsPickle.com: "Steve Spurrier says the Kansas City Chiefs could beat several college teams."
She's speed dating
"Hurdler Lolo Jones made the U.S. Olympic bobsled team and is rumored to be dating Ndamukong Suh," noted Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. "What better preparation for going 90 mph in a sled than riding in a car driven by Ndamukong Suh?"
Among the 25 signs your fantasy-football team is awful, from SportsPickle.com:
• "You lost to the guy who lost his league password after the draft and hasn't once changed his lineup.
• "You took Joe Flacco at his word about being the best quarterback in the NFL.
• "You were counting on the league winnings to pay some bills.
• "You have a Chief."
Talking the talk
• Suspended Saints coach Sean Payton, as quoted by the New Orleans Times Picayune, when asked if there's a chance he'll be coaching the Cowboys next season: "I'd rather answer a bounty question."
• Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, on Saints "Bountygate" players trying to get ex-commissioner Paul Tagliabue recused from hearing their suspension appeal: "Who do they want, the mayor of New Orleans? Drew Brees, perhaps?"
• Steve Watts of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, on the new Cheesehead Bed for Packer fans: "What's next? The Terrible Towel Rack?"
• Eagles coach Andy Reid, via Twitter, living life on the hot seat: "(My agent) thinks he can get me a TV gig if I get fired. Hey, I'm better looking than John Clayton."
No splitting these hairs
Here's one thing Superstorm Sandy couldn't damage, noted blogger TC Chong: "Jimmy Johnson's hair."
Guan Tianglang, a 14-year-old middle-school student from China, is set to become the youngest player in Masters history next April after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand.
And here we thought, when we were 14, that having a paper route was cool.
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