The TEN: 1/03/2018

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Cincinnati Bengals sign head coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year extension.

2. Alabama vs. Georgia – National Championship game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta – Monday January 8, 5:00 p.m.

3. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 points in his debut for Cleveland to spark the Cavaliers to a 127-110 win over Portland Tuesday night.

4. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement Tuesday. Palmer, who also played with the Bengals and the Raiders in a 14-year NFL career, was the first overall pick in 2003.

5. The Colorado Rockies signed free agent reliever Wade Davis to a three-year, $52 million deal. Davis had 32 saves for the Chicago Cubs last year.

6. Houston Rockets guard James Harden will be out two weeks with a strained hamstring.

7. Arizona fired head coach Rich Rodriguez after six seasons in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation that the university is investigating.

8. Pasadena is 6-5 overall heading into Wednesday night’s Pacific League opener against Crescenta Valley.

9. On this day in 1983 Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett set an NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings. Don Meredith called it “99 and a half!” on ABC.

10. Former Los Angeles Ram quarterback Jim Everett turns 55 today.

4 Comments to "The TEN: 1/03/2018"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 6, 2018 - 3:59 pm | Permalink

    @ Gordon: Ah, yes, the “Phantom Sack” in the 1990 NFC championship game between the Rams and the 49ers (which the Niners won, 30-3).
    That play led to the comparison between Jim Everett and women’s tennis star Chris Evert, which was a way of questioning the quarterback’s courage or manhood.
    The infamous Jim Rome interview took place about four years later. Jim Everett sat down at the table in Rome’s studio, and Rome immediately greeted him as “Chris.”
    The QB promptly flipped the table on top of Rome and walked out of the room. Interview over. It was a made-for-television moment.

    Jim Everett had some pretty good moments as a pro, and I agree with you about what he’d probably do if he were in today’s NFL. Jared Goff is a strikingly similar quarterback who has put up excellent passing numbers in just his second season with the Rams.
    The 49ers team that Everett lost to went 15-1 in the regular season and then swept through the playoffs before destroying Denver in the Super Bowl. That year, the Niners had one of the most dominating clubs in NFL history. They were a monster, indeed.

  2. Gordon Gekko's Gravatar Gordon Gekko
    January 4, 2018 - 9:53 am | Permalink

    Did you say Chrissy? The Phantom sack against the 49ers. There’s a throwback name. Where’s Jim Rome?

    Chrissy was solid talent and had the physical tools of a great pro style qb from purdue. In today’s era chrissy would throw for some insane numbers. The NFL defensive backs were able to be far more physical back then. Today’s NFL is flag football.

    Chris Carter, Art Monk, James Lofton, Andre Reed, The Marks Bros of Miami, Sterling Sharpe, Michael Irving and The GOAT Jerry Rice would’ve had far more yards and receptions in today’s 7on7 style of football.
    These guys all wanted the ball and got their TOUCHES but made plays in big games and in moments of the game when their teams didn’t have the lead. Not just making plays when their teams where ahead. That’s easy.

    Chrissy Happy Birthday. You were a true Ram and tired to get the Rams into the Supper Bowl. Just bad timing that your teams met the monster in what was the SF 49ers dynasty.

  3. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    January 3, 2018 - 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Chris Everett

  4. ?'s Gravatar ?
    January 3, 2018 - 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Jim who?

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