Jeff Hart: Wednesday Linkfest for November 30, 2011
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: November 30, 2011
I only want to briefly touch on yesterday’s biggest story, mostly because I’m thinking about writing a longer piece on it later today (like 1,000 words), but it’s too huge not to mention: Puff Daddy’s son has committed to UCLA. WHOA!
Moving on from that game-changing news, how close do you think this video is to the inner monologue of the real Kyle Orton?
Now that we’ve gotten that great neck-beard approximation out of the way, let’s get to all the exciting AFC South news that’s currently cluttering the internet. The end of season blood-letting in this doomed division began in a big way yesterday, with Jack Del Rio getting sacked in Jacksonville, right after the Jags current owner sold the team to a guy that bears a striking resemblance to Gene Shalit.
Even my obligatory Tebow story is tied to the AFC South, with Kris Hughes at Fan Attic asking if the Jaguars doomed their franchise by not drafting Tim Tebow. Without Florida’s favorite immaculate conception to sucker in fans, would movie-lover Gene Shalit consider an eventual move to Los Angeles? Would anyone in Jacksonville notice?
Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, after firing their defensive coordinator and benching Curtis Painter, Bill Polian declared that “of course” Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck could be on the same team. It’s a curiously timed statement considering Manning recently gave one reporter the impression he is going to retire at season’s end. Maybe Peyton will be taking Polian’s job.
Finally, the stat wizards at Cold Hard Football Facts have analyzed the playoff success rates of every team that’s ever started three or more QBs in a season. The shocking news is that almost 25% of those teams made it to the Super Bowl. The bad news, Texans fans, is that all those teams had their starting QB back by the playoffs.
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