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November 1st 2010: Daily Sports News – Gossip – Headlines

Water Cooler – November 1st, 2010

Here we go with today’s sports water cooler talk. Here, you won’t just find the straight news; you’ll find the stuff everyone is talking about – the ice breakers, the Twitter Sports Picks and topics…well, basically all the stuff you discuss at the water cooler.

Enjoy!

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One way or another, Brett Favre keeps forcing his way into the daily news. We’ll lead off the sports stories with No. 4 and discuss an NFL Sunday that had some strange quotes and coaching decisions.

NFL news: Favre injured in loss; Randy Moss misses New England already; Shanahan benches McNabb for two-minute drill

What was Shanahan thinking about on Sunday?

How many more weeks can Brett Favre survive in the NFL before he calls it a career? With each game, he probably wishes he retired last year even more. During Minnesota’s loss to New England on Sunday, Favre took a big hit to the chin from Myron Pryor that busted him open. He needed 10 stitches to close his laceration and was carted off the field. Reportedly, he wasn’t concussed, so he should return for Minnesota’s next game. Then again, factoring in the fractures in his ankle, would it surprise you if he hit the ejection button and bailed on the season at any point?

Speaking of bailing, does Randy Moss want to do the same? After catching just one eight-yard pass from Favre yesterday, Moss clearly believes the honeymoon is over in Minnesota. He opened his post-game gong show by stating he would not answer any media questions for the rest of 2010 and would only “interview himself.” He then lauded Bill Belichick as the “best coach in NFL history” and said of his former Patriots teammates: “I love you guys, I miss you, I’m out.”

Mike Shanahan made what might be the weirdest coaching decision of the year yesterday. With the Washington Redskins desperately needing to get downfield in a hurry to come back against Detroit, Shanahan benched Donovan McNabb for the final two possessions in favor of Rex Grossman. Shanahan claimed that Grossman was more comfortable with Washington’s two-minute offense and that “I thought that was the best scenario for us to win.”

Apparently Shanny forgot that Rex Grossman was Rex friggin’ Grossman. Rex did exactly what any armchair quarterback knew he would do; he fumbled on the first play. Ndamukong Suh scooped the ball up and ran 17 yards for a Lions touchdown.

NBA news: Spurs extend Tony Parker

Tony Parker and his lovely wife aren’t going anywhere. The Spurs point guard will not test the free agent waters at all after 2010-11. He has reportedly signed a four-year, $50-million extension with San Antonio. Parker insists that he and Eva Longoria Parker always wanted to remain in San Antonio.

NHL news: Daniel Briere suspended; Zach Parise injured

It’s hard not to view the NHL as a joke when James Wisniewski gets two games for an obscene gesture and Philadelphia’s Daniel Briere only gets suspended for one more game when he could’ve killed a man over the weekend.

Briere used his hockey stick as a weapon on Saturday night, two-hand chopping Frans Nielsen in the head. His punishment: a three-game suspension. Wow.

The news keeps getting worse for the New Jersey Devils. As if their 3-8-1 start and salary cap woes weren’t enough, they’ve lost their best forward for the time being. Zach Parise suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday against the Kings and has been sent back to New Jersey for re-evaluation. No other details have been disclosed.

NCAA football news: Jacory Harris, Dayne Crist injured

Two major schools lost their quarterbacks over the weekend in NCAA football. Miami’s Jacory Harris suffered a concussion during the Hurricanes’ 24-19 loss to Virginia on Saturday. His status going forward is uncertain. Stephen Morris did, however, fill in admirably, leading Miami back from a 24-0 deficit to score 19 unanswered points.

While Miami’s QB situation may be OK after all, Notre Dame may not be so lucky. Dayne Crist tore his left patellar tendon on Saturday and had season-ending surgery to repair it on Sunday morning.

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Shea Matthews the Senior Writer at CP. Lives and breathes sports. He made the transition from athlete to sports journalist at a young age, writing in TV & national papers. Shea applies his knowledge to sports betting + handicapping daily, and shares winning picks with the world.


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Comments

  1. Neal Cook says:

    Daniel Briere almost killed a man? Its hockey bro shit happens

  2. SheaMatthews says:

    Haha, true! But that doesn’t mean the sport doesn’t have its scary moments. Would you ever tell Rutgers “It’s football bro, shit happens?”

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