- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NEWSMAKERS WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

BILL BELICHICK

In this week’s edition of “When great coaches make dumb decisions,” Belichick cost his Patriots the game — and wouldn’t really own up to it.

ZACK GREINKE

Only Steve Carlton, who had 27 of the Phillies’ 59 wins in 1972, captured a Cy Young Award for a worse team than Greinke.

ALLEN IVERSON

Three games for No. 3 with the Grizzlies. Seriously, did the me-first guard think it was going to work out as a bench player in Memphis?

BUD ADAMS

What’s the best way to celebrate your team’s 41-17 win over the Bills? Flip off the fans and receive a $250,000 fine.

BRENDAN SHANAHAN

The 40-year-old forward announced his retirement after 21 NHL seasons and 656 goals. The Hall of Fame will undoubtedly be his next stop.

TWT FIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE 24 HOURS OF BASKETBALL

1. Quadruple-headers — Play four games at one site like conference tournaments. Think Madison Square Garden.

2. Rivalry games — Sure, it’s early in the season, but something like Louisville vs. Kentucky would spice up the day.

3. Add to gambling — Hey, Las Vegas, advertise a 12-game parlay. Odds of going 12-for-12? Same chances you stay up and watch all 24 hours.

4. Free coffee — If you want people to show up at 6 a.m. for basketball, wake them up.

5. Just kidding — You can’t improve it — it’s already the best idea in sports.

HE SAID WHAT?

“I really don’t have anything to say.”

Dick Jauron after being fired as coach of the Bills

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