The Kickoff

November 30, 2005

Good morning --1972 Dolphins -- You still chilling that champagne? From the looks of the Colts, it could get pretty cold.

Question of the day

How much will B.J. Ryan's departure hurt the Orioles?

Forget fourth place -- a string of fifth-place finishes is now in the offing for this embarrassment of an organization. When will O's fans wise up and stop letting Peter Angelos pick their pockets?

Morton D. Marcus


Mr. Ryan's fastball is solvable. I'm willing to bet an icy draft beer that he will never have the caliber of success that he experienced this past season. Let's call it the "Mussina Curse."

Patrick R. Lynch


Let's see, with B.J. "Money Bags," the Orioles finished in fourth place. Without him, they could finish as low as ... fourth place.

Joe Bonsiero



If the Indianapolis Colts have clinched home field throughout the playoffs, should they still try to go undefeated?

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