I’ve decided that whenever James Harrison hits a QB now, he thinks he’s hitting Roger Goodell. #NFL #Steelers #Browns
… It’s kinda like when Bobby Boucher envisioned the coach’s head on the QB’s body in “The Waterboy.” #NFL #Steelers #Browns
After Sam Hurd was accused of being a drug dealer, #Bears GM Jerry Angelo said, “We do our homework” on players… . #NFL
… Which means, what, that the #Bears never considered drafting Avon Barksdale or Stringer Bell? #NFL #TheWire
It’s not just that the #Redskins are in last place — again. It’s that pro football still doesn’t have an NIT. #NFL
You know it’s going to be a strange #NBA season when the early leader in blocks is David Stern. (See aborted Chris Paul trade.) #Lakers
#Cowboys’ Laurent Robinson just caught 9th TD pass. Gotta be a record — or close — for a guy who was unemployed at start of year. #Redskins
How impressive is this? Well, no #Redskins receiver has caught more than 9 TD passes since Gary Clark (10) in ’91 — 20 years ago. #Cowboys
Tops since Clark is 9 by Santana Moss (2005) and Michael Westbrook (1999) — same as Robinson (in 12 games). #Redskins #Cowboys
Every time Stephen A. opens his mouth, I think of that line in “Sleeper” by a 22nd Century Historian watching a tape of Howard Cosell: #ESPN
“We weren’t sure at first what to make of this, but we developed a theory … #ESPN
“… We feel that when people committed great crimes against the state, they were forced to watch this.” #ESPN
I see Josh Freeman Brunelled his way to an 89.7 passer rating tonight by doing little other than Not Throwing An Interception. #Bucs#NFL
The #NFL passer rating system doesn’t reward risk takers. No, their value tends to show up more in the win column.
Here at MetLife Stadium — site of the 2014 Super Bowl (brrr!) — for the #Redskins’ game vs. the #Giants. No sign yet of Jimmy Hoffa. #NFL
This is supposed to be an era of parity, yet 6 #NFL teams have started 13-0 since 1998 — 2 in ’09 alone. Hard to figure. #Packers #Patriots
The #Redskins’ starting LT today is Your Name Here, and their starting RT is To Be Determined. It’s been that kind of season. #Giants
Repeat after me, #Redskins fans: That Rex Grossman INT on the first play was Just As Good As A Punt. #Giants
Great start for the #Redskins. Nobody got hurt in warmups, and now they’re up 3-0 on a 36-yard Graham Gano field goal. #Giants
2 trick plays in first 4 snaps for #Redskins — flea flicker, then reverse. Just because you’re 4-9 doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself.
So now Grossman has a 49-yard “punt” and a 53-yard “punt.” Wonder if Sav Rocca is feeling threatened. #Redskins #Giants
Forgetting to block Pierre-Paul, like the #Redskins just did on that sack, is like forgetting to close the door in a tornado shelter. #Giants
After two passes that were just as good as a punt, Grossman throws one that’s just as good as a kickoff — touchdown to Moss. #Redskins
The #NFL should change the rules and allow 3 timeouts a half AND one allowable faked injury. #Redskins #Giants
This is only the second 14-point halftime lead of the Shanahan Era. The other was earlier this season at St. Louis (14-0). #Redskins #Giants
For the record, Jim Zorn NEVER had a 14-point halftime lead in his two seasons with the #Redskins.
What did they buy Manhattan for from the Indians, 24 dollars? I don’t think this #Giants secondary is worth even that much. #Redskins
Right now, none of the teams the #Redskins have beaten this season have winning records (#Giants twice, #Cards, #Rams, #Seahawks). #NFL
I mention this because, last year, #Redskins beat both NFC finalists — #Packers (who won SB) and #Bears — plus NFC East champ #Eagles.
In fact, only 13 of the #NFL’s 32 teams have winning records at the moment. That’s why so many clubs are still in playoff contention.
Look at it this way: With Kim Jong Il dying, everybody will be moving up one spot in the World Golf Rankings. #PGATour
“Monday Night Football” has been delayed in S.F. by a power outage. This is what happens when you build a new stadium in Santa Clara. #49ers
Heard they considered moving the game to Kezar Stadium, but Clint Eastwood was still busy kicking the crap out of the Scorpio Killer. #49ers
A Carlos Rogers INT. A Ryan Clark goal line stop. A Shaun Suisham 51-yard FG. Ghosts of #Redskins Seasons Past. #49ers #Steelers #MNF
#49ers, 20-3, 3:17 left. Well, at least there have been more #Steelers points than there have been power outages (2). #NFL
If Ohio State’s penalties had anything to do with exotic dancers, I wonder if we’d be saying they were “stripped” of scholarships. #Buckeyes
#Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas just made my all-time all-holiday team, joining Luke Easter and Joe “Turkey” Jones. #MLB #NFL
Was disappointed, while watching the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, to learn that Matthew McConaughey is no longer the football coach at #Marshall.
Speaking of the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, when you see the acronym FIU, you’re almost afraid to ask what the initials mean. #Marshall
Seth Greenberg says he doesn’t want his #Hokies “chillin’.” So I guess Virginia Tech won’t be playing in the Great Alaskan Shootout. #CBB
Wondering how this #Yale football coach got caught fibbing on his resume about being a Rhodes Scholarship candidate… . #CFB
… Did he claim to have been beaten out by George O’Leary? #Yale #FightingIrish #CFB
The story isn’t that Mark Richt paid his #Georgia assistants out of his own pocket. It’s that Richt could AFFORD to pay them. #Bulldogs #CFB
Stat of the Week: In his first game with the #Rams, Kellen Clemens posted the team’s highest passer rating of the season (95.7). #Redskins
#NFL players finally starting to get a fair shake in AP’s Male Athlete of the Year voting. Rodgers (’11), Brees (’10) and Brady (’07) …
… have all received the honor recently. Before them, Montana (’89-90) was the last #NFL player. Why only QBs, though?
Headline: “Lawmakers not charged in #Fiesta [Bowl] probe.” Darn. I would have bet all the Tostitos in the world that they would be. #CFB
According to a recent poll, 22 percent of the voters surveyed said the #Cowboys were their least favorite #NFL team… .
… The other 78 percent, I’m guessing, were undecided. #Cowboys #NFL
A 22 percent unfavorable rating for the #Cowboys — wow. Did they really screw up THAT many Super Bowl tickets last February? #NFL
Matt Barkley is returning to #USC to, among other things, try to become the 7th Trojan to win the Heisman. Bully for him. I just hope …
… 1. He doesn’t end up having to give the trophy back. 2. Wind up on I-405 in a white Ford Bronco. #USC
How did No. 7 Boise State draw 6-6 Arizona State in a bowl game? Did they just match teams alphabetically this year? #SunDevils #Broncos
#BoiseState, by the way, got stuck playing in the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas. If I were their AD, I’d walk into a casino before the game …
… and bet my entire athletic budget on the #Broncos (-13.5) to cover. #BoiseState #SunDevils