'Hard Knocks,' Jets offer football and so much more
Say what you will (and have in the past) about the Redskins and contract negotiations with players, but at least they've never played out on HBO's "Hard Knocks." The perfect storm that is NY, a reality series, and Ryan 'n' Revis, strikes. Rex Ryan eats a lot (think: everything that isn't nailed down), he's best friends with the F-word. It's wild, it's wacky. Joe Namath is crankypants with these young whippershappers. There was even some fubball. The New York Times watches so you don't have to...
is watching Hard Knocks on HBO. If Jets score as many points as the number of Rex Ryan F-bombs, they'll romp.
Note to Richard C. Oliver: They won't, because the NFL hasn't gone to a 2,734-game season. Yet.
And then there's Capsgate
The Prince of Wales trophy seems to indicate that the Washington Capitals should have been in the Stanley Cup finals this past spring, which is no doubt news to the Philadelphia Flyers. It seemed to be a hoax/prank/poke in the eye to Caps fans at first. Then Chicago Blackhawks fan Brendan Millhouser, the Abe Zapruder of this story, tweeted and blogged about his pix. RockTheRed and Puck Daddy settled the matter.
Hockey Hall of Fame spokesperson Kelly Masse told Puck Daddy on Wednesday that for a brief moment this summer, and at the Blackhawks Convention, the Washington Capitals were listed as 2009-10 Eastern Conference champions on the actual Prince of Wales Trophy. "It was not Photoshopped. It was a real picture," she said. "What happened was that it was incorrectly engraved, and the Hall of Fame people with the trophy realized it in Chicago. When they got back from Chicago, they got it properly engraved."
K-Rod charged: Francisco Rodriguez steals the headlines in New York and not for any reason that's good. He was charged with assaulting his father-in-law outside the Mets' clubhouse after Wednesday night's game.
August 12, 2010; 9:06 AM ET
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