The best thing about postseason baseball is that it brings out the manager in even the least equipped of spectators.
The worst thing about postseason baseball is, after a few games you realize that nobody ever shuts up about how much better they are at it than not only the actual managers but you as well. Then it dawns on you that there are few things quite as soul-eviscerating as people feigning expertise at the tops of their lungs for hours on end, and you start to enjoy the games more by yourself.
[RECAP: A's season ends with collapse in KC]
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Mark Davis said one of the great lures for men wanting to become Raiders is another $65 million in cap space.
Yep. Nothing engenders enduring loyalty and full-throated commitment to a team quite like bags of money.
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Hey Washington Indigenii (cq) football fans: You’re now being attacked from within your own beltway.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said that the NFL will be considering a petition filed earlier this month alleging that the team name is indecent.
“We will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we will be responding accordingly,” Wheeler said, via Brendan Sasso of the National Journal.
George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf argued in the petition that the term constitutes a “racist, racially derogatory word.” If the name is ruled indecent, the FCC would block over-the-air networks (CBS, FOX, CBS, and ABC) from using the term. The word could still be used in cable broadcasts.
Now that’s patently unfair. Janet Jackson’s momentarily bared breast at the Super Bowl was ruled indecent, and I don’t remember a lot of cable stations showing that without aggressive pixelation, and I’ve never seen any groups picketing her torso.
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And speaking of grisly, misery-inducing eyesores (mascots, not Janet Jackson), sometimes they’re also idiotic. Take the Denver Nuggets mascot, who turned up at a Republican rally for gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, running against incumbent Democrat John Hickenlooper, for no apparent reason, and through no connivance of the team.
I mean, why would anyone volunteer to spend any free time with any politician ever? Even a dullard in a flannel skin ought to know better.
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Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, who was flagged for hitting his knees and giving thanks to Allah after his interception return and then earned an apology of sorts from the league because the call should not have been made.
Then again, it’s what you get when you tell your officials they can’t tell difference between joy and taunting. It’s also what you get when, having established their retrograde views on domestic violence and irritating a large swath of the world’s women, you think you should double down on offending those who follow the second most popular religion on earth.
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Kansas assistant basketball coach Jerrance Howard took some video of the mock-ups for the team’s new $15 million apartment building that will house the basketball team (and approximately 20 other students, because of NCAA rules).
It would have cost $20 million, but the school has to pay off Charlie Weis.
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Guess who the highest-paid player in MLS is? Go on, I dare you.
Yes, it’s Kaka, and here’s the fun part. He hasn’t played a minute yet, and he’s signed with a team, Orlando City, that also hasn’t played a minute yet. Hell, if you don’t have to play and you’re not even on a team but you can still get paid, why wouldn’t you sign Pele? He hasn’t played on any team for years.
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Gregg Popovich, a Media Day gladiator, said this about his Swiss army knife, Boris Diaw (courtesy the Twitter feed of Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix):
“Boris is having piña coladas. We have a pool where you guess his weight. You have to start at 275.”
Next up at a Las Vegas casino near you: Body fat percentage over-unders.
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According to anonymous sources (and you know they’re almost as reliable as Wikipedia when you’re looking for the truth), North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has taken ill because he has overindulged on imported Swiss cheese and now has a case of gout.
This seems like the perfect opportunity for the Green Bay Packers to invite him to a tailgate.
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And finally, Ned Yost would like to thank you all for your input. He appreciates it greatly, and will always think of you kindly. The Rottweilers and electrified fences are just there for show.