To those of you football savants laughing at Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson for telling the Kansas City Star, and I quote, "Ultimately, every team has to have a quarterback. "I think we have the best in the league,” let me remind of you of two things.
1. Jim Harbaugh said the exact same thing for a year and half.
2. You all think he’s a genius.
In other words, what’s so damned funny? Are you questioning Jim Harbaugh?
[RELATED: Pederson calls Alex Smith the best]
X X X
I don’t think Riley Cooper caused this, I really don’t, but Kenny Chesney told The Hollywood Reporter (which was repeated by the web site ChesneyWorld) he’s not going to tour next year. And as someone who has never given a tuft of goat hair whether he tours, records or even gets out of bed in the morning, I’m not kidding about this.
But the timing is hilarious. And I never question anything I read in ChesneyWorld.
X X X
Former NBA guard (and Michael Jordan foil) Craig Ehlo was arrested Thursday morning on a first-degree reckless burning and domestic violence charge. And yes, you read right. From The Spokesman-Review:
“Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ehlo, 51, on the felony charge of first-degree reckless burning and a separate charge of domestic violence, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin said fire crews responded to a fire after 1 a.m. When fire crews arrived, they reported finding family members engaged in an altercation and a fire burning a large pile of clothes. As (deputies) approached, they saw two males holding down another male on the ground, who was Ehlo."
Through the investigation, the deputies learned that Craig had a domestic dispute. He had been arguing with his wife earlier in the evening. The family members then heard strange noises coming from the garage. They went out and saw Craig piling up clothes next to the garage and he lit them on fire.
Yes, I want to know more.
X X X
Now that the feds are taking an interest in Biogenesis, allegedly because high schoolers were also taking the good Biogenesis provided to ballplayers, you know what that means?
Yep. Jeff Novitzki, the fed who helped jumpstart BALCOFest. Don’t you just love full circles?
X X X
Major League Soccer has expressed interest in expanding to 24 teams (from the present whatever-it-is) by 2020. At its height, the North American Soccer League had 24 teams.
Now, let’s review. The NASL died three years after it expanded to 24 teams, and nobody ever heard of the Memphis Rogues ever again. So what in the name of Toronto Metros-Croatia is Don Garber smoking? And can we have a hit?
X X X
With Cris Carter going into the Hall of Fame this week, this interview on Sirius XM with Qadry Ismail is interesting.
“Shannon (Sharpe) was that kind of a guy that you just knew that he was in your corner. You couldn’t say the same thing for Cris Carter. You couldn’t say the same thing as far as his attitude towards his teammates. You couldn’t say the same thing as far as his attitude as far as the coaching staff. You knew that he had a selfishness to him that was an extreme selfishness.”
To which Carter said, of himself and all other wide receivers:
“They have to be. You depend on so many other people and your job is stat-driven. You have to be. The reason we didn’t win Super Bowls isn’t because I was selfish. When (Ismail) was playing on my team, do you know what my stats were? I broke the NFL record, scored 17 touchdowns. It is what it is.”
So everyone agrees – Cris Carter was utterly self-involved. Can we get that on his plaque, please?
X X X
And finally, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott wants all the heads of the major conferences and the NCAA to sit down together and change the one-and-done rule for college basketball players to make them stay for at least another season.
The idea that you could get all the commissioners in one room without at least six of them trying to kill the others with ball bats like the banquet scene in The Untouchables seems far-fetched, I grant you. But it would be some serious one-and-done.