• As we watch Penn State’s continued crumble since Saturday that climaxed with the firing of Joe Paterno last night and students acting like senseless, ignorant, unintelligent lunatics, it’s easy to overlook Joe Pa’s NFL connection, and how close history came to being very, very different. In 1969 the Steelers asked Paterno to be their next head coach, and after giving it heavy consideration he declined the position and left Pittsburgh to turn to Chuck Knoll, who did alright.
  • Ryan Clark thinks that if he’s going to get fined for a hit, next time he’ll try to get a better return on his investment.
  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is still a John Skelton fan, and he thought the Cardinals had their quarterback prior to the trade that sent Kevin Kolb to the desert and Rodgers-Cromartie to Philly.
  • Kolb really wants to play this weekend, but he won’t fuel the intense Arizona/Philadelphia rivalry by declaring which city’s streets are cleaner.
  • Coaches have an endless list of tasks during the average week as they prepare for an upcoming opponent, and I can’t think of any reason why that prep time would include Albert Haynesworth if he’s a member of the opposition. Rex Ryan agrees.
  • Haynesworth said something to former teammate London Fletcher that proves he’s a selfish moron.
  • Maybe we should consider dropping the genius label in reference to Bill Belichick.
  • The Browns would like to have a running back that’s somewhat experienced, can stay healthy, and doesn’t need an intervention. Since that player currently doesn’t exist on their roster, Josh Cribbs could be making a surprise appearance in a backfield near you.
  • Jason Hanson‘s status for this week is still uncertain, possibly leaving the Lions to scramble for a kicker.
  • The Rams have one win, and now they’re mysteriously benching their best offensive lineman when Sam Bradford is playing on an ankle that isn’t quite 100%. This seems like a sound and reasonable strategy if the aim is to rejoin the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.
  • Back in April Christian Ponder‘s leap into the top half of the first round was shocking, and prompted some serious head scratching from the Internet’s many draft experts. Now it looks like the Vikings may have landed a steal.

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  1. Just when I thought my opinion of the the US and its citizenry could not get any worse, a few children attending a post secondary institution of all things have helped to do just that. Sad state of affairs plaguing that once great nation.

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