TMZ takes a dig at John Elway this week, via DEADSPIN, noting his physical appearance.
Considering the guy played 15 of his 47 years in the NFL, we don’t think he looks all that bad.
Given the choice of having Elway or combine fatty John David Booty suit up for our NFL team right now, we’d unquestionably take the former.
PC RUNNING INTERFERENCE FOR INCOMPETENT ASSISTANT: Adam Rose of the LOS ANGELES TIMES records Pete Carroll admitting that he “blew it” by allowing quarterback John David Booty to finish the USC loss to Stanford this season despite a “broken hand“:
“We really blew it against Stanford. We screwed it up because we played a guy that was hurt. I made a mistake on that. That was me. That wasn’t Norm or Lane or Eddy-O, or any of those guys. That was me screwing it up and not recognizing it, and sitting on the football at the end of the game. We kept throwing it with a guy with a broken hand.“Pretty contrite, eh? And if you don’t know anything about USC football, you would think Carroll is legitimately owning up to his own mistakes. But what he’s really doing is covering for under-fire offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Why else would Carroll mention former offensive assistants Norm Chow and Lane Kiffin in his denial?
Like we said, that works well for the masses outside the 213, but if you really know what the hell is going on, you understand that Carroll’s inability to hire quality assistant coaches has been the major on-field downfall of the program.Norm Chow made the careers of Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart and based on his USC, NC State and BYU accomplishments, may well be the most-decorated assistant coach in college football history. Here’s what he told Scott Wolf of the L.A. DAILY NEWS last year about the competence of Sarkisian and Kiffin (in relation to UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker): “I know DeWayne Walker may be better than both of those guys.”
And we all know what happened last season at the Rose Bowl.If Carroll really wants to own up to the true error of his ways, he should fire Sarkisian. Because since they are such close friends, that won’t happen. But you can bet Carroll will be working hard to get Sark a “promotion” this offseason - much like the black hole Kiffin has since been sucked into in Oakland.
BOOTY’S IN MOTION AS TROJANS SET TO TAKE ON BEAVERS: It’s Booty Time once again in Southern California.
John David Booty will be starting under center for USC on Saturday, as the Trojans get ready to face on Oregon State.
And these beauties certainly have their booty game on for a battle
of with the Beavers.And we know win or lose, JDB will be having fun Saturday night. Just watch where you stick that finger, John David.
COLISEUM TO BE STORMED, CARROLL CARRIED OUT NUDE? For those of you scratching your head and wanting some instant analysis on the FOTJ (Fall Of The Trojans) this season, Scott Wolf of the L.A. DAILY NEWS isn’t afraid to reveal that it has been Pete Carroll’s absolute incompetence in squandering talent at the running back position that has thrown Troy’s season down the stairs:
“The main focus for a couple weeks is whether John David Booty or Mark Sanchez should play quarterback. But the bigger problem all season is the stubborn refusal to shake up the tailback rotation.
“I’m guessing most defensive coordinators who face USC are thrilled Joe McKnight was developed too slowly and Allen Bradford remained on the bench. All summer, we referred to the need to stretch defenses and it rarely happened from the tailback spot.“If McKnight and Bradford (who could start on virtually any team in college football outside of Northwest Arkansas) remain on the bench for the rest of the season (enough of Chauncey Washington, we don’t care if he’s senior!), the Coliseum should be stormed with Carroll carried out nude.
JERRY JONES IS REALLY PISSED ROMO DIDN’T INVITE HIM: PEOPLE reports on how Tony Romo spent his bye weekend - by hanging with Britney Spears and actress Allie Sims in Hollywood.
Romo has been “friends” with Sims for a long time - a lot longer than people know - and he came to L.A. to see her over the weekend. Sims also happens to be pals with Spears, so we’re sure Romo was very, very happy to be seen with her.Spears and Sims initially met up with Romo (he’s huge in L.A., don’t you remember his days with the AFL Avengers?) at L.A. restaurant Ketchup, which is partially-owned by Jim Rome.
Excerpt: “Alli was meeting up with Tony and his friends at Ketchup and Britney wanted to come along. Tony and Alli have been good friends. They’ve known each other for a little over a year.”
We’re sure Carrie Underwood would be interested to find that out.
The trio eventually ended up at Matt Leinart and John David Booty’s favorite H’wood hot spot, Les Deux, “where they hung out for a friendly low-key night upstairs.” Spears was “sitting with her friends and Tony. Everyone was just hanging out. Brit was upbeat, really seemed fine.“
L.A. NIGHTCLUB GETS BOOTY SHOTS AFTER TROJAN LOSS: SbB has learned that after the USC Trojans crushing loss last night to Stanford, which is officially the biggest upset in college football history (since the enactment of published point spreads), several Trojan players were see partying it up immediately after the game at Los Angeles nightclub Les Deux.
Among those at the Hollywood hot spot, which is a favorite of Matt Leinart, was quarterback John David Booty, who was observed doing shots and enjoying the company of several members of the fairer sex (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).Saturday night we were actually at the Rose Bowl to watch the UCLA-Notre Dame debacle, so unfortunately we missed out on Booty’s bountiful performance (at least from the Stanford perspective).