Random Thoughts: Buffalo could have billed Trump

by Gary Shelton on July 9, 2017 · 0 comments

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Sunday, 4 a.m.

Next time you want to blame Donald Trump for something (and there will be opportunity), blame Terry and Kim Pegula. In 2014, they outbid Trump to buy the Buffalo Bills. If they hadn't, Trump would be just Tyrod Taylor's headache.

– No owner wants to see one of his players on the most overpaid list. On the one by USAToday.com, there are no Bucs … yet. But former quarterback Mike Glennon is tied for fourth. Hey, Glennon worked hard for the money. He won one game in the last three seasons.

–  NFL.com's Bucky Brooks has this to say about the Bucs' Jameis Winston: “I can tell you that it's pretty obvious he is a transcendent talent with a set of skills that will make him one of the top passers in the game for the next decade.” Also, he's a good dancer.

– Speaking of the Bucs, NFL.com says former Tampa Bay tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is due for a breakout season. Where's he breaking out of? The nap room? I still say the best thing Seferian-Jenkins did was flop, because if he had been any good, the Bucs probably wouldn't have drafted O.J. Howard.

– I wonder what Jason Pierre-Paul thought of the hoax story that Ben Roethlisberger had lost several fingers in a fireworks accident.

– Kool and the Gang can't wait through a two-hour weather delay? The only thing they wanted to celebrate was staying dry.

– Logan Morrison had a point about popularity being the reason that Gary Sanchez was picked over him to play Home Run derby. But was there a memo that playing in the Derby was nifty again? Next thing you know, Kevin Durant will be fighting to get in the three-point competition.

– So Alex Rodriguez was mistaken for Jennifer Lopez' bodyguard? That's okay, as long as he doesn't have to listen to her music. We saw what that did for Lance Armstrong when he was forced to listen to Sheryl Crow.

– David Price, who has thinner skin than the Illustrated Man, says he was taking up for teammates when he chewed out Dennis Eckersley. That makes sense. But for Price to suggest that Eckersley “doesn't know how tough” baseball is nutty. Eckersley knew enough to get into the Hall of Fame.

– Brent Musberger still doesn't know why America was weirded out when he sounded like a dirty old man while talking about Katherine Webb. Well, maybe it's the you're 75 years old, Mr. Hefner.

– Former Bears' defensive tackle Dan Hampton said the team would have won four Super Bowls if it had Jay Cutler at quarterback. That might be the worst thing anyone ever said about Jim McMahon. Cutler had more talent that most people believe, but winning big games at crunch time isn't exactly his legacy

– Todd Marinovich, age 48, says he's coming back to pro football with the SoCal Coyotes of a development league. Marinovich is a little old, but maybe all those drugs helped to preserve him.

– When former Buc (and current Falcon) kicker Matt Bryant says he talks to gators, he isn't talking about Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin. He means real make-a-wallet-of-you gator. Of course, Captain Hook used to say the same thing.

– What if they held a Wimbledon's women's tennis tournament and no one won?

–  Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, might have a sale on his shoes after his Summer League debut. Ball went two-for-15, including one for 11 from the three-point line, in his pro debut. And the rest of us wonder why the Lakers listened to his dad.

– Bruce Arians said that the Patriots once beat Peyton Manning so badly he didn't want to go back into the game. But Arians pointed out that if he didn't, the Vols might not make the Citrus Bowl.

– Terrell Owens, who never met a mirror he didn't like, says Jerry Rice is the No. 1 receiver of all time. Owens is 1A, he says. My own alphabet works a bit differently.

– A memorabilia company has accused Dak Prescott of using a machine for his autograph. Maybe it should have used counterfeit money to pay him

–  Good for James Harden, who signed a six-year deal for $228 million. Now maybe he can afford those razors which are, of course, astronomically expensive.

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