1) sorry to harp on this, but T.O. is quoted as saying "god has cleared me to play". so did got not clear joe theismann or bo jackson when they had their career ending injury? you should never wish injury upon another player, but tonight i'll be praying to the same god asking him to have rodney harrison smash T.O.'s ankle into a million tiny pieces. i used to be completely on board with T.O., but as fredo has pointed out on several occasions, you can be entertaining and still be a sorry person. of course, this plays right into my hands, as i officially have 50 bucks on the pats to cover. i wonder if it's too late to get that up to 150? f the eagles.
2) it seems that no one wants to coach kobe. rudy t is stepping down and saying that bad health and the poor play of the lakers has caused him to step down as the coach of the lakers after tonight. all i know is that mitch kupchak and jerry buss have to be really regretting their recent basketball decisions over who to build the team around. all they had to do was trade kobe to the clips, and the clips get stuck with one of the worst team players of all time, while the daddy and the zen master lead the lake show back to the promised land. diesel 4-eva!
3) one of my childhood heroes and the greatest running back of all time (yeah, that includes a certain detroit lions running back), emmitt smith, will hopefully call it quits on thursday. it looks like he's going to do some ceremonial signing with the cowboys so that he can retire with the team that he won three super bowls with (how many did barry have?) and the team in which he broke the all time rushing record with (and by record, i mean that no one else in history has more yards than him, not even you know who). anyways, i really hope this happens. as soon as it does, the last two years will be forgotten immediately and emmitt can resume his duties as the greatest cowboy ever to tote the rock. although i have to admit, it's a little sorry that he's doing amidst the super bowl hoopla. the attention should be focused on the teams (and eventual spread coverers, new england patriots). but i've always said that emmitt has a little sorriness to him, but i've also always said, it doesn't at all diminish his career as one of the great football players of his era.