Going out on a limb
It wasn't difficult for John Robinson, the coach of the Los Angeles Rams, to handicap his team's game against the San Francisco 49ers today. The Rams are 27th in total defense and the 49ers are first in total offense. The Rams have allowed 282 points and the 49ers have scored 253 points.
Robinson said, "I think the 49ers will be favored in this one."
Do you believe this story?
Mike Holovak, the general manager of the Houston Oilers, is sporting an ugly black eye. He says he fell while jogging in Cleveland last week.
Holovak said when he called his wife to tell her what happened, she said, "Thank God, at least they won't think I did it."
Joe's coming back
Joe Walton, fired by the New York Jets as head coach last year after the fans spent much of the season chanting, 'Joe Must Go,' will be back at Giants Stadium today as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Walton, though, denied he has any special feelings about the return. He said, "This is just another week of business as usual for me."
A vote of confidence?
"I'm pleased with the way [Chris Chandler's] handling himself," Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Ray Perkins said last week. He then announced he was benching Chandler and starting Vinny Testaverde, who said he felt like he was "cheated out of my position."
Perkins also said he wasn't upset with the "cheated" remark.
"He's entitled to be upset. He's entitled to feel like he's cheated, I guess, if that's the way he feels," he said.
After the New England Patriots lost to the Buffalo Bills 14-0, coach Rod Rust said: "Other than not winning the game, not scoring, I thought we went about our business about as well as we have" all season.