Call Blake Griffin's "debut-prolonging injury" what it really is: another Clippers catastrophe. That puts Blake in league with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. Cooling from an early hot streak, the team that groomed goons Sean Avery and Darren McCarty had to yank its goalie six times during a 3--10 stretch.
Against the Jets, San Diego saved its worst for last: Philip Rivers threw back-to-back picks, and Nate Kaeding (left) missed as many field goals, three, as he had all year. Now Norv Turner (14--0 with the Chargers in December; 3--3 in January) is at leisure to ponder that onside kick.
Ba-a-ad! If only every character on Spike's uninspired football sitcom (com being used loosely), Blue Mountain State, were as speechless as the namesake school's masked mascot, the goat. "Dumb even by fratboy standards," said The New York Times.
How to explain free-falling Liverpool, 10-7-3 and bounced from the FA Cup by second-tier Reading? Start with injuries to five of their top nine scorers, including Fernando Torres. Things could grow bleaker if Torres, as rumored, is gone from Anfield after the season.