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Monday Morning QB (cont.)

Posted: Monday May 21, 2007 12:03AM; Updated: Monday May 21, 2007 12:43PM
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Factoid of the Week That May Interest Only Me

Keith Olbermann will co-host NBC's 'Football Night In America' on Sundays this fall.
Keith Olbermann will co-host NBC's 'Football Night In America' on Sundays this fall.
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In 1976, Cornell football coach George Seifert, in the midst of a disastrous 3-15 two-year run at the Ivy League school, prowled the sidelines during a 28-12 loss to Brown in upstate New York. He was fired after the season.

In the Cornell radio booth that day, as he was for every game of the Big Red's debacle of a season, was student broadcaster Keith Olbermann.

In the visitors' radio booth that day was Brown student broadcaster Chris Berman.

The next season in which Seifert was a head coach (1989), he won a Super Bowl with the 49ers, while Berman and Olbermann critiqued him for ESPN.

Aggravating/Enjoyable Travel Note of the Week

Eyewitnessed at the Pilgrim Shopping Plaza, Verona, N.J.:

Woman in late-model minivan, just in front of me, begins to turn right into a row of parked cars, looking for a parking space. She slams her brakes suddenly, causing me to slam mine. The reason: Another woman, this one in a tan Audi, is driving slowly down the row, right in the middle of the row, with a cell phone pressed to her ear. The Audi women is not paying attention, until the minivan woman leans on her horn continuously for a full five seconds. Now the minivan woman puts her car in park and, with her van cutting off the Audi, gets out of the car. I've never seen this before. Audi woman looks steamed.

"GET OFF YOUR *&%#ING PHONE! GET OFF YOUR &^%#ING PHONE!'' minivan woman yells while walking to the window of Audi woman. Audi woman's window is closed. Good thing. Minivan woman would slug her in the jaw if the window were open.

I find myself cheering on minivan woman. Where's the enforcement of the cell-phone laws in some states, the ones that mandate users not be holding the phone while driving?

Minivan woman yammers some really good Jersey language at Audi woman, and I never hear Audi woman because she never opens her window. She looks like one of those people in a Southwest Airlines commercial. (You know, the ones that ask, "Want to get away?) Minivan woman gives her a middle-finger salute, shakes her head angrily, and I back up to give her room to back up and let Audi woman slink away, phoneless.

Go get her, minivan woman!

Quote of the Week I

"When I watch film of how I played last year, it disgusts me. It's awful. I know how much better I can play, and I know I'm going to play so much better in the NFL. I can make more plays. I can be stronger. I can tackle better. I'll show people I'm a much better player next year.''
-- Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny, drafted in the second round by Buffalo

Quote of the Week II

"I want to go on record. Charlie [Frye] is our guy. With our new offensive system, Charlie could be looking at a big year.''
-- Cleveland wide receiver Braylon Edwards

Romeo Crennel and Phil Savage will be surprised to hear that, after spending next year's first-round pick and this year's second-rounder on Brady Quinn.

Quote of the Week III

"It might cause some friction. If you're going to be part of the team, you should be there always. To be a part of the team, you have to be there with the team.''
-- New York Yankees relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth about the prospect of Roger Clemens coming and going as he pleases when he joins the team later this month

Quote of the Week IV

"Say good-bye to that high moral ground, Bob. The Patriots ... put their standards on the shelf in the quest for victory. They might be the best team in football, but the Patriots are no longer 'different' from all the other NFL organizations.''
-- Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, to Patriots owner Bob Kraft, in the wake of the Patriots trading for serial loafer Randy Moss and drafting safety Brandon Meriweather in the first round. Meriweather fired gunshots at an assailant last year, and also stomped on a Florida International player during the infamous Miami-FIU brawl.


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