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"Freddie Offends ..."
If his pre-Super Bowl antics didn't end Freddie Mitchell's
career in Philly, Wednesday night's must-hear ESPN Radio
Oh, sure, there's a lot of other sports news today.
But you've simply got to digest Freddie, in his own
words, taking shots at everybody.
Keep reading for "cut-ins" with Freddie's
Meanwhile, wasn't there a really, REALLY good college
Duke Beats UNC
For March Bracket purposes, I'm torn
between how impressed I was with Duke's D and how
unimpressed I am that Roy Williams is now 0-3
vs. Duke as UNC coach.
Duke shot 36 percent and was outrebounded 38-24 --
and still won! That's nothing less than taking
advantage of the greatest home-court advantage in
Too bad Duke can't take the Cameron student section
with them to the Final Four. Of course, UNC won't even
get that far.
Fred Offends Pats
"They're sensitive. Real, real
"[They] reminded me of little girls."
Oh, super: NOW Freddie's offending little
"No, I wasn't sick, and, no, I didn't
throw up." That's McNabb's statement about that
"ill-fated" Huddle From Hell, and he's sticking to
"Tired a little bit": That's as far as he'd go
toward saying there was anything wrong with him
physically. Give him a break: It WAS the end of the
Freddie's got to have something to say about his
Fred Offends McNabb
"Donovan, he dry heaves a lot when he
gets under certain situations. It's happened before.
It's happened in the NFC Championship game.
"He was dry heaving and he couldn't get the words out
in the play, so he gave me hand signals. ... I basically
called the play and knew what the coaches were
thinking in that situation. I called the play out and
went on from there."
Culpepper: Moss Out?
"Enough is enough," the Vikings QB said
in Hawaii. If there's ever been a signal that Randy
Moss is done in Minnesota, that's the one.
"He's my good friend, but you almost get to thinking
enough is enough.
"And maybe the Vikings organization has had
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File under "Careful What You Wish For": We'll see if
Daunte makes it back to Hawaii next February
without his go-to receiver.
Let's hear Freddie on ANOTHER
Fred Offends T.O.
"T.O., he came and did an excellent job ...
but that really took away from my play time and my
opportunities. I couldn't shut a lot of people up that
I wanted to shut up. That really hurt the
Brees Wants Deal
Sorry: "LONG-TERM" deal. And Drew Brees
puts those Chargers in a bit of a rock/hard-place
Re-sign the guy most responsible for their success
But what about backup QB Philip Rivers, their
uber-expensive 2004 top draft pick?
Let's hope Rivers has a thick skin. Speaking of
which, we're due for more Freddie ...
Fred Offends Bill B.
"Now the thing that bothers me the most
is you've got everybody talking now ... I've got
[Patriots coach Bill] Belichick even throwing remarks
"It's like, 'Man, did I hurt you that bad that you
have to go out and shout my name?' ... It's funny how I
got under their skin."
Kobe says he WILL play in the NBA
All-Star Game on Feb. 20 "if healthy."
After missing so many games, doesn't he have a
commitment to his team to rest/avoid injury, even if
it means skipping the game?
"Thanks for the honor, but I'm going to rest for the
second half." Is that so hard to say? Then fill his
starting spot with first-half MVP Steve
Think Kobe got it bad from Denver fans last season?
That's nothing compared to what Freddie will hear next
time he plays at AllTel ...
Fred Offends JAX
"Jacksonville had five years to prepare
for this, and even with the preparing it was a bad
situation, and I can't believe the NFL handled it like
MJ on Future
On NBA ownership: "I'm being patient ...
If the right situation comes up, it will
I'm still gambling that he wants to be the guy to
bring an NBA franchise to Las Vegas (a perfect fit).
But what team is willing to relocate?
Don't expect Freddie to ever get league approval to
own a team ...
Fred Offends NFL
"The whole Super Bowl has become such a
monopoly to make money rather than the game. I think
they've gotten away from the game ... It's basically
all about making money than anything else. I don't
think nobody cares about the game anymore."
"Chutzpah": Classic nickname for
streetball, isn't it? Sure beats "Skip to My
Putting the "batty" in "embattled," Raptors PG Rafer
Alston returned to the team from a two-game
"timeout," demanding an apology.
So hard? Trade him already! (But who would want
Freddie Offending ...
Wait, there's no one left to
offend! Well done, Freddie!
Speaking of chutzpah, he's just earned a place in its
Hall of Fame.
Bettman threatens that it's this weekend or else. To
most fans, the reply is "Or else what? We've already
stopped caring!" As for "deadline"? Oh, irony!
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