Random Thoughts: Sometimes, bad play is worse than politics

by Gary Shelton on March 26, 2017 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

I'm a little weary of articles that act like there is a grand conspiracy to keep Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL. Kaepernick's play did that, not his politics. Play like that, and it doesn't matter if you are Captain America.

– By the way, I'm sure that Josh Freeman feels blackballed, too.

– And Trent Dilfer.

– And Vinny Testaverde.

– And about a million other bad quarterbacks.

– Has a sports fan ever had a better year than Bill Murray? Between the Cubs, Xavier and his Charleston RiverDogs, this is better than watching reruns of Charlie's Angels.

– Now we know: The Atlanta Falcons defense was in charge of guarding Tom Brady's jersey. Say what you want about the American press. We don't steal the shirt off a quarterback's back.

– I don't know that a permanent training facility is necessarily a step toward the Jags relocating to London. But I'm not so sure about the fight song being changed to “Her Majesty's a Pretty Nice Girl.”

– Shaquille O'Neal says no, he knows the earth the earth is not flat. The earth, in response, notes that Shaq is round.

– On the list of things that I love, consider this: In San Diego, the leading candidate for a new soccer franchise is called “Footy McFooty Face.”

- Guess what fans of Florida and South Carolina are thinking about as their basketball teams prepare to play? That's right. They're thinking that Steve Spurrier sure was cool.

– Nickname suggestion for the new Las Vegas NFL team: The Flying Elvises.

– I know Bill Belichick is a genius. But how he intends to use Darrelle Revis, a cornerback who can't cover, is beyond me.

– If he signs with the Saints, Johnny Manziel will no longer be known as “Johnny Football.” From now on, he'll go by “Bourbon Street Johnny.”

– CBSsports.com has the Bucs picking safety Jabrill Peppers. Nice player, but they also had Dalvin Cook on the board for 10 more picks. Cook fits the Bucs' needs much more.

– In Chicago, Bears fans have now resurrected the photo of Napoleon Dynamite and his pal Pedra as the new team quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez. Glennon, if you remember, once dressed as Napoleon for Halloween.

– Gee. Do you think the NBA is good enough for Lonzo Ball?

– So the UConn women got to number 110 in a row. Call me silly, but I think they can catch Leonitis. As you remember, he had 300.

– Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, no lie, has eight handy rules for rattlesnake hunting. That's in case you ever find yourself at an NFL agents' seminar.

– Soccer player Hope Solo says she was slapped by partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars. Ha. I'd give you Chmerkovskiy and the points.

– Richard Sherman, who likes to listen to Richard Sherman, says that Colin Kaepernick could start for 20 teams. Yeah, Montreal, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, regular Columbia, Vanderbilt, Rice, the London Monarchs and Jacksonville. A few others.

– A former friend says Aaron Hernandez killed two men over a spilled drink. No, I don't think the Patriots are going to vote him a playoff share.

– Love Karl Malone's response to players "resting" during NBA games.“If you don't have at least 10 years experience, get your ass playing,” Malone said. “It's not work — it's called playing. Besides, tell our underpaid service members and police and first responders to rest. They can’t.”

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