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Beavers Are Better Than Trojans!

Oregon State manhandles #1 USC, 27-21, dominating far more than the final score reveals. The evil Trojans fall to the Beavers for the second straight time in Corvallis. It’s also the second time the Beavers knocked off a number 1 Trojan team.

Oregon State never trailed and made all the clutch plays when they needed them. Jacquizz “Quiz” Rodgers had a huge day, greatly aided by his brother.

It is the day of miracles.

Dallas Outlasts Philly, 41-37; Refs Flop Again

In an exciting shootout, Dallas shined on its final possession while Philly fizzled. In fact, Donovan McNabb, who had amazed throughout the entire game, failed on his last 2 series, causing fans to wonder again, Can DM do it in the clutch?

It was actually the next-to-last possession that cost the Eagles the game. With a 3-point lead and driving on Dallas, McNabb messed up a routine handoff to the incredible Brian Westbrook … and the ‘Boys recovered.

Still it was an exciting game, though, once again riddled with officiating errors. This time though, they really did even out. The errors cost both teams in different parts of the game. NFL officiating is pitiful. It must improve!

Pitiful Broncos Ride Ref Partiality to “Victory”

NFL officials found two creative ways to give the Denver Broncos the 15 points they needed to “win” over the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers had no way to win this game. If the Broncos had needed 7 more points, the refs would have found a third creative way to pad the score of the undeserving hometown pitiful Broncos.

Denver’s first seven points were handed to them in a first-ever manner of partiality. With 11:30 to go in the first quarter, Philip Rivers passed short to C.Chambers. Champ Bailey faked an interception/fumble recovery, which the complicitous refs gave him. Replay showed Chambers’ elbow clearly down before Bailey wrestled the ball loose. It was challenged by Norv Turner so the refs would have to get it right … right?

Wrong! The home team’s homeboys found a way to put the replay equipment on the fritz so the refs refused to make the correct call. Millions of people watching on TV could see it; refs said they couldn’t … and wouldn’t wait for it to be fixed. Seven points from the refs for Denver, as the horses scored.

Then, with the Chargers leading by 7 and less than a minute to go, Jay Cutler fumbled away the game as the Chargers recovered. It was right in front of ref Ed Hochuli so this couldn’t be fouled up, right? Wrong again. The head ump called it incomplete, even though the ball went flying backwards, and Cutler came forward with an empty hand. There is seriously no way any competent official could have blown this call. But he did … intentionally?

OK, so everything is going against the Chargers, but this time replay should help them, right? Wrong yet again. Though the replay was working and the call was reversed to a fumble, the whistle was blown before the San Diego recovery. Broncos score. The refs have now given them 13 points.

No Risk

Mike Shanahan stuns everyone by eschewing the one-point extra point to tie and going for two. “What courage!” you say. They made it; they win, 39-38. But there was no risk. I’m convinced that the refs were primed to call a penalty on the Chargers as many times as needed until Denver made a two-pointer.

This was a bad game for football. I’m no San Diego Charger fan, but any objective viewer has to admit, this was one of the greatest ever travesties against a team, and one of the most blatant instances of official incompetentence/favoritism in NFL history.

Chargers fans, your guys won that game. Broncos fans, hang your heads. Any team that has to win that way should be ashamed to put on the uniform.

NBA fans learned awhile back that NBA refs were betting on the games. Could this be what was happening today?

It’s one of two things: gross, repeated incompetence; or corruption.

This season, Mike Shanahan may be the new Bill Belichick.

What’s Wrong with Baseball

As we prepare to continue this series here is a review of numbers 7-10 of the list. Click on the titles to read the articles. Number 6 to appear soon.

10: Wimpy Pitchers

9: The Designated Hitter

8: Cheating

7: The Concept of the Closer

Man Swallows 60 Condoms, Feels Sick … Duh

In Bangkok, Thailand a man was brought to a hospital by friends who said he was complaining of stomach pains. Doctors discovered 60 condoms in his stomach … filled with hashish. Some of the condoms had burst.

51-year-old Australian John Paul Jones is in critical condition … and his friends have disappeared.

If he recovers, Jones will face drug trafficking charges.

Talk about dumb crooks.

Hole-in-One for 85-Year-Old, Blind Golfing Vet

The best story on the links does not come from the Masters, which is being contested right now, and has had its own hole-in-one story.

The best story comes from Green Valley, Arizona where the AP reports this:

An 85-year-old legally blind golfer from southern Arizona made a hole-in-one this week on a par-3 course. Robert Dunham accomplished the feat on the third hole at Tortuga in Green Valley.

Playing with a group of fellow blind veterans enrolled in a Veterans Affairs health care system program, Dunham’s volunteer assistant lined him up with the ball, handed him a 9-iron and stepped back.

How many of you macho golfer guys can say you’ve done this?

This is terrific. And it’s great it happened to a veteran!

Naked Fly Fishing … With the Veep?

The Internet is abuzz with allegations of Vice President Dick Cheney reflecting the image of a nude female in his sunglasses. And smiling broadly.

But no, this is not a new kind of fly fishing; it is the regular old kind. If you google “Cheney” and “sunglasses” right now you will get 144,000 hits. This blog is a woeful number 144,001. All buzzing on an insane topic. Is that a naked female reflected in his sunglasses? Definitely a big story if so.

But it’s not. Take a look at the blown-up photo on this post from the L.A. Times. It’s simply a hand casting a fly rod.

Yes, the buzz that has been created about this should teach us a lesson. Uh, when I figure it out, I’ll let you know. … Oh, yeah. “Don’t believe everything you read” and “Don’t you have something better to do?”

Yes, you’re even wasting your time reading this … unless it might cause you to not waste a lot of time trying to figure out those sunglasses.