Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jets take a beating

I'm coming for YOU, Mark Sanchez!
#1-Soooo, the 'Game of the Year' turned out to be a massacre. The Patriots slayed the Jets 45-3 on Monday night. So does this mean that we aren't giving the Patriots enough credit or does it mean that the Jets aren't nearly as good as we thought they were? Maybe both. We have about three more weeks to find out.

#2-Also huge news this week: Albert Haynesworth of the Washington Redskins. Yahoo Sports reports that "the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history is now the highest-paid player to ever be kicked off his team in the middle of the season"!! 
So here's the story: Haynesworth signed an enormous deal last year to the tune of $100 million ($41 million guaranteed!!!!) and has proceeded to cop an attitude, bicker with the coach and miss several games for various reasons. It CAN'T be because of his paycheck, so why? Well, here is what 'Skins head coach Mike Shanahan says in his official statement:
"Despite the club's numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time. Among other things, he has consistently indicated to our defensive coaches that he refuses to play in our base defense or on first-down or second-down nickel situations. He has also refused to follow the instructions of our coaches both during weekly practices and during actual games as well.
"[Monday], when Albert was at Redskin Park, he told our General Manager Bruce Allen that he [Haynesworth] would no longer speak with me. Although suspending any player is not a decision that a head coach enters into lightly, I believe the situation has reached the point where the club clearly has no alternative."
Poor me and my hoo
Whatever, dude. Get yourself together, AL!! So instead of dropping him like a hot potato like Randy Moss, the team has suspended him for his last four games. This means that he cannot collect the remaining salary for the season and can't be picked up by another team. Basically, they forced him into limbo. Kinda awesome but considering he's already made $34 mil this season, the $3.5 he'll lose next month will be sort of like a pesky parking ticket. I mean, how hard can it be to show up for practice and give it your best when you could be getting paid 100 MILLION DOLLARS??!! What a loser.

#3-Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger added to his list of "broken body parts" when he broke his nose--big time--on Sunday night. This adds to the broken foot he's been playing on. Roethlisberger is one tough guy...when asked about his nose he said that at least it was distracting him from the broken foot! See the video here.

#4-The Cowboys are--gasp--3-1 with their new coach! Maybe those Football Wives can cheer up a bit now.

That's all for now, until next time!

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