Monday, March 02, 2009

From the Weekend That Was

Jay Cutler and his career 87.1 quarterback rating are upset. Cutler, a notorious backward-hat-wearer even though he’s 25, was slightly ticked off over the weekend when he found out the Broncos were allegedly shopping him in trade talks with the Patriots and Bucs. I’m not really sure why he’s so angry (other than the thought of moving, which we all know is a bitch). His career record as a starter in Denver is 17-20, which gives him little to no credibility as “the man” for the Broncos. I’m thinking he may have an inflated opinion of himself. So let’s knock him off that pedestal he’s placed himself on. Here is Cutler’s winning percentage along with some similar winning percentages from other active quarterbacks.

Jay Cutler .459
Marc Bulger .460
Charlie Batch .440
Jason Campbell .444
Derek Anderson .481
Kyle Boller .476

Shut your pie hole Jay Cutler. Kyle freaking Boller.

The state of Alabama invaded Mississippi and burned it to the ground. Well, not really. But Alabama’s two basketball teams, Auburn and the University of, soundly thumped Mississippi State and Ole Miss 76-58 and 90-69, respectively. The loss all but eliminated State from the NCAA Tournament and sent Ole Miss dangerously close to losing out on any opportunity to make the NIT. And as the great philosopher Cousin Eddie once said, “I haven’t seen a beatin’ like that since somebody stuck a banana in my pants and turned a monkey loose.” Oh, as I wrote a few weeks ago, let’s go ahead and give Terrico White the Freshman of the Year.

After carrying the Sixers all those years, Allen Iverson’s back is finally giving out. The Answer will miss his third straight game on Tuesday night as he will be visiting a back specialist. No word on whether Eric Snow, Aaron McKie, Matt Geiger, Tyrone Hill, Toni Kukoc, Nazr Mohammed, Raja Bell, Rodney Buford, Jumaine Jones, George Lynch, Todd MacCulloch, Vernon Maxwell, Roshown McLeod, Kevin Ollie, Theo Ratliff and Pepe Sanchez will be footing the bill.

Kurt Warner flirts with 49ers; Matt Leinart plans another hot tub party. Warner, a free agent, visited with the 49ers today after speaking with them since Friday about possibly ending the illustrious Shaun Hill era. Upon hearing the news back in Phoenix, Leinart leapt off the couch and immediately began texting every 21 and under girl from USC in his phone (which has to be in the mid 300s).

“Starter Matt is back! Be at the ha-tub in 20. No dudes.”

Finally, no attempt at a clever headline, just a couple of links. First, it’s Bill Simmons’ column on the financial state of the NBA, how those financial problems affected the recent trade deadline and what the future may hold for the NBA. If you missed it on Friday, it’s one of his strongest efforts. If the NBA is in trouble, baseball is going to really get kicked in the teeth.

And second, it’s a Rick Reilly piece without using his formula of corny, unfunny analogies (“About as real as Joan Rivers’ cheekbones.” He actually wrote that). No, really, I’m not making it up. While it’s a good column but not great, I included it to show what Reilly is capable of when he puts some time and effort into writing. Actually, I just wanted everyone to look at the picture of Elway and whatever the hell kind of shirt he’s wearing.

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