Donald Penn’s touchdown Sunday sparked the Raiders on their happy dance over the 49ers, but he scored last year in Tampa Bay and three years ago against San Francisco too.
In other words, J.J. Watt is just a media creation. Heh heh heh.
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In other news, Raider safety Charles Woodson delivered the line of the day when he reoriented the nation’s view toward Oakland’s 52-0 loss last week in St. Louis.
“It was great for us to come off the bye week and perform as we did today,” he said to a rich wave of laughter, one of the few things the Raiders have gotten to enjoy much of this year. But next year, with Jim Harbaugh in charge, that fun-and-games stuff comes to an end.
Again, heh heh heh.
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While Harbaugh has lost his sense of whimsy, St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher, whose team is winning again, has relocated his.
As his way of reminding Washington owner Danny Snyder that salt and wounds go together like coffee and breakfast, he sent out the six players the Rams got in the Robert Griffin III trade for the coin toss, re: the twittrage of St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jim Thomas.
“Fisher w/a little sense of humor. He sent (Janoris) Jenkins, (Michael) Brockers, (Zac) Stacy, (Stedman) Bailey, (Greg) Robinson, (Alec) Ogletree out for pregame coin toss at FedEx.”
Snyder surely laughed his ass off, then watched his employees lose, 24-0, and also read former player London Fletcher eviscerate the team’s defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett, to the point that Haslett’s son, Chase, felt compelled to respond on Twitter:
“Sad someone who was respected so much and loved by my father would publicly come out and try to ruin his career #mindblown”
And Fletcher felt compelled to respond:
“You’re father has ruined plenty of people's career.”
“You’re?” Syntax, Fletcher, syntax.
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The point? The Washington football team is back to being the worst team in football. Well done, Raiders.
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Congratulations to the college football playoff committee for reacquainting us with the fraud that was their weekly rankings. This was just one more cheap and loathsome scam by the people who bring you sporting events from involuntary volunteers that college football fans will buy because they would sell their most prized livestock for more playoff football games, and don’t care how they are selected.
But along the way, they need to explain one more time why the Associated Press poll, done by those creepy sportswriters, was such a worse system.
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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told ESPN's Rece Davis that changes have to be made in the way his conference does business after not getting either Baylor or TCU into the playoff. Well, it was actually more of a whine.
“It’s clear that we were penalized for not having a postseason championship game,” he said. “It would have been nice to have been told that ahead of time (to which America says with one voice, “Shut up”).
He was unhappy that committee chairman Jeff (We’re Just Making It Up As We Go A-) Long pointed out that the Big 12 not having a clear conference champion worked against it. “(That) will cause us to go back to the drawing board a little bit and think about if we need a different model,” Bowlsby said.
Baylor coach Art Briles has a different model in mind, and it has to do with Bowlsby, a cardboard filled with knickknacks, and a sad expression on his face as he walks to his car.
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The Warriors were dreadful Sunday, a sign that the wheels are starting to come off the bandwagon.
But it will probably get better Monday, when they play again, against Minnesota, which failed to solve the ongoing conundrum that is the Philadelphia 76ers.
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And finally, Landon Donovan joked after being on the winning side in the L.A. Galaxy’s win over New England in the MLS Cup Sunday that he’d changed his mind and decided to un-retire. Then he laughed and said no, he really was done.
And at the side of the podium MLS commissioner Don Garber shrieked in agony and pulled out Sunil Gulati’s hair in clumps. A good result for everyone, really.