They’re obsessing more about the suspension cloud hanging over Ezekiel Elliott and Jerry Jones and the anthem than Dak Prescott and defending their NFC East title in Dallas. The good news: The 3-3 Cowboys will play five of their last nine games at home, and the 3-3 Redskins will be asking Kirk Cousins to carry them behind an injury-ravaged offensive line Sunday night at FedEx Field. The bad news: Four of the Boys’ final nine games are against the Chiefs, Seahawks and Eagles (twice).
They had been pulling their hair out in Pittsburgh, even though the 5-2 Steelers should win the division in their sleep, with Ben Roethlisberger musing again about retirement and Antonio Brown throwing a sideline hissy fit and Martavis Bryant, suspended Sunday against the Lions, proving he hasn’t learned a thing from his 2016 season drug suspension.
The Packers also were left seething about a head shot by Panthers LB Thomas Harris after an interception in the third quarter that knocked WR Davante Adams out of the game with a concussion.
Hardy easily could be ranked No. 1 on this list, and perhaps he should be given the details surrounding the domestic violence incident that led to a 10-game suspension in 2015. Hardy then made several inappropriate comments and was a distraction while playing for the Cowboys. He showed no contrition in an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter that offseason.
A side note: Turner’s son, Nolan, is a freshman on Clemson’s national title team, coached by Dabo Swinney — his dad’s roomie at Alabama.
Time for colleges and TV to thank taxpayers “for making this game possible.”
Tuesday on ESPNU, taxpayer-funded New Mexico played 942 miles away at taxpayer-funded Boise State.
BSU’s had two from California, one each from Colorado, Texas and Australia.
As long as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has thrown his hat into the sports radio ring, why not use his double-muscle to right some sports wrongs?
For starters, the Mets’ “Winter Special” is a “No Fees” tickets purchase come-on. Imagine that — the price of the ticket is the price of tickets! More evidence that these tack-on fees are what they stink like: unrestricted scams.
Cousins would reportedly welcome a reunion with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. The first-time head coach was Cousins’ offensive coordinator with the Redskins during his first two NFL seasons.