Competing for the stupid and ugly award, in case one is ever created ...
Brett Favre to the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets? Far be it to suggest someone from Mississippi would be impressed by the fans' ability to spell the team name.
People still drive directly to a sports event in Toronto? Apparently the turnip truck wasn't taking passengers.
More great headlines that can never be written: "Six synonyms for carpetbaggers" would have worked perfectly for the story about Oklahoma City patenting possible names for Seattle's NBA team.
Deadspin had a post yesterday about a football offence that doesn't require any offensive linemen. It's lot like how the Tampa Bay Lightning are planning to play this season without any defencemen. (Mike Smith, the gentleman goalie from Verona, is in for a long year.)
(Seriously, though, this offence is intriguing ... of course, remember when Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, one of college football's big X-and-Os gurus, was profiled in the New York Times by none other than Michael Lewis ... you made a point to clear some time to watch Texas Tech play in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day -- and they scored 10 flippin' points.)
Bengals release LB Rey Maualuga
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