Jeff Hart: Thursday Linkfest for November 17, 2011
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: November 17, 2011
I might be a little late in seeing this video of Cleveland comedian Mike Polk airing his grievances with the beleaguered Browns, but so what? It’s not like Cleveland is going to get better, so Polk’s rant should stay relevant for awhile.
Despite their team’s 7-3 record, it’s likely the Houston Texans fanbase is more depressed than the Browns fanbase (at least this week, definitely not historically). Cheer up, Oilers fans! Some writers think your team can still succeed with Matt Leinart. Besides, how could Leinart possibly fail knowing he has the backing of Houston’s finest eatery?
Start looking ahead to what will almost definitely be the most talked about story of this off-season: will Peyton Manning be traded out of Indianapolis? It seems impossible to imagine, but then again, seeing Favre out of a Packers uniform seemed hard to comprehend a few years ago.
This isn’t strictly football related, but Sports Pickle has a list of the 15 greatest red-headed athletes of all time. This early in his promising career, how high do you think Andy Dalton ranked? I’m certain just making a list that includes such luminaries as Brian Scalabrine is an honor.
In an odd and relatively inconsequential subplot to the Jerry Sandusky horror story, Hall of Fame Steelers RB Franco Harris lost his job with a casino for coming out publicly against the firing of Joe Paterno. In case you don’t subscribe to the Franco Harris newsletter (it’s called The FrancoFile), Harris argued that Paterno didn’t have an obligation to do more with his information, and that what Sandusky did had nothing to do with the football program and so the football program shouldn’t suffer because of it. I don’t think Harris’ opinion is very logical, but even so, are we cool with people losing jobs for sharing their ill-conceived and factually uninformed ideas?
Because if that’s the case, someone better warn Skip Bayless.
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