Has there ever been a single more dysfunctional unit* on a single football team–like, ever–than the Dallas Cowboys receiving corps? What started with Terrell Owens‘ paranoia about Tony Romo and Jason Witten, which was really weird all by itself, has blown up into an all-out f*cksplosion of infighting and finger-pointing, and not even the coaching staff is being spared. Somewhere in Bristol, Mark Schlereth has an erection.**
(Only the latest receiver to dump on the coaches. We see a pattern.)
But the harshest words yet of this ongoing saga came on Friday from an unlikely source. Roy Williams, who had stayed largely out of the spotlight when the controversy was at full force. Speaking with ESPN 103.3 yesterday, Williams dropped several bombs on the coaching staff, but none was as harsh, as the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports, as saying the Cowboys had “the easiest offense to figure out.”
He wasn’t done, not by a long shot. Read more…
With the economy going down quicker than Kaz Tadano, many pro franchises (especially those that don’t rhyme with “Schpankees”) are all of a sudden looking for ways to protect their money, rather than keep up the status quo of “immediately spend as much money as humanly possible.” Even the most hallowed tradition of modern sports, the riotously expensive and unnecessary new stadium, is at risk; as the CONTRA COSTA TIMES reports, San Francisco’s plans for a new stadium in Santa Clara are “almost certainly defunct,” despite dubious claims otherwise by Niner brass.
(Nice map, but not happening.)
What to do, what to do? Certainly the 49ers can’t stay at Candlestick; it’s only one of the most recognizable and tradition-rich stadia left in the country. Tear the place down! But they can’t afford a new place of their own… wait a second, are you thinking what I’m thinking? As Lisa Lang, 49ers spokeswoman told reporters, “[I]if it makes sense to share the stadium with another professional sports team and a workable option emerges, it is something we would be willing to discuss.” Roommates! Aww, yay, bunkbeds! Read more…