DP: Is his locker
next to yours?
JF: No, he was
just hanging out. . . .
DP: I think that's
a preemptive strike there, Joe. Did what he said bother you?
JF: No. I feel
like these guys got my back.
days after this interview Flacco, on a trick play, caught a pass from . . .
Troy Smith in the Ravens' 29-10 win over the Raiders.)
YouTube video of the last week has to be referee Wilber Hackett Jr. putting a
hit on scrambling quarterback Stephen Garcia in the LSU-South Carolina game.
This could be the first documented case of Football Flashback syndrome. Hackett
played linebacker at Kentucky in the 1960s, and it looks as if he suddenly
snapped when he saw a Gamecock headed his way. The cure: Don't put referees
near the positions they used to play. No former linebackers in the defensive
box, no ex-running backs in the offensive backfield, where they might take the
handoff and go for six. A zebra, we're learning, doesn't change his
drivers come on the show, I like to ask them, "If NASCAR staged an
MMA-style event, who would you like to get in the Octagon with?" (adding
that it's all in good fun, of course). Some of their answers:
"I can take Kasey Kahne, no problem. I'm a scrapper. I surprise people. I
seem real calm, but when it comes to stuff like that I get crazy."