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Archive for February 2009

Soldier Winslow’s New Assignment

It’s not often that your favorite football team can trade for a guy with a bad reputation and leave you saying, “Well, at least he’s not that guy.” I just heard the news that the Bucs have acquired tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. from the Browns. Kellen is not your father’s tight end, which, in… (read more)

A Rocky Goodbye

Denver’s Rocky Mountain News has become the latest victim of the shrinking market for print newspapers.  “The Rocky” published its final edition today, less than a month shy of its 150th birthday. The times, they are a-changing. The two-newspaper major town, long-since rendered basically dead by joint operating agreements, should be extinct before too long…. (read more)

Two Unrelated Snarky Comments

Former Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter has been arrested on DWI and marijuana charges. The Cowboys are said to be considering retiring number .08. And Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada has changed his mind and will now play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. His reason? “Hey, I’m not getting any younger.” Thanks…. (read more)

Buc Bye-Byes

Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn, two of the greatest Tampa Bay Buccaneers ever, are no longer Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those two were among five age-related (and probably salary-cap related) releases announced by the team this afternoon. Dunn just turned 34 last month and is still at least useful as a versatile back/receiver. Brooks is 35… (read more)

One Of Many Reasons I Am No Longer A Cubs Fan

Because Alfonso Soriano doesn’t get it, and Lou Piniella won’t do anything about it. Soriano plans to make himself the leadoff hitter that he longs to be and the one Cub fans will love by…no, not by getting on base more…not by striking out less…not by hitting in the clutch…. By stealing more bases. Yeah,… (read more)

Get Your Kit On

Women’s Professional Soccer is unveiling its team uniforms tonight. Here’s Lindsay Tarpley in the Chicago Red Stars‘ primary kit, which is sharp. UPDATE: Here are photos from the league presentation. Quick thoughts: the skorts have gotta go. That’s just a bad design choice. St. Louis’ uniforms are the least inspiring. Chicago’s are the best. Leslie… (read more)