Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 01:00 PM
As the Jets get set to take on the Titans in New York on Sunday (NY -3 betjamaica.com
), allegations are once again swirling around the NY front office.
Not a week after the Jets and former head donut Eric Mangini were fined a total of $125,000 for fudging information about a late-season injury to Brett Favre, along comes a new allegation -- that the Jets are playing footsie with holdout wide receiver Michael Crabtree, or Crabtree's agent, or both. That's a no-no in the NFL.
The 49ers say they still want to sign Crabtree, but they also say that the Jets have muddied the waters, possibly by telling Crabtree's camp that they will pay the diva what he wants if they can draft him next April.
If the 49ers are on to something and Crabtree has even an inkling that the Jets are winking at him, any chance of him signing with SF is kaput and he won't take long to tell the Niners to take their offer and jump off the nearest fish pier with it.
The Jets, as expected, are throwing up their hands, laughing, and saying, "who, us?"
It would be interesting if the same crew that dropped a dime on the Patriots almost two years ago to the date now winds up forfeiting a draft pick or two because of its own indiscretion.... [More]
Posted Friday, September 11, 2009 01:23 PM
The odds are pretty long on the Memphis Grizzlies to win the NBA championship this coming season. betjamaica puts the number at +10000, which is a polite way of telling any bettors from Tennessee that if they want to throw their money in the street, betj will gladly pick it up.
But if things weren't bad enough for the last-place-forever Grizz, they recently found out that God follows the NBA, and (S)He keeps close tabs on the Southwest Division, and doesn't want the Grizzlies to win. Not much, anyway.
Why else would God personally talk to Allen Iverson and tell AI that (S)He wants Iverson to sign with the Grizzlies. That's what Iverson says, anyway -- that God told him to sign with Memphis. Iverson didn't say whether God e-mailed, Twittered, left a message for him on Facebook or came down from heaven and had a personal conversation, or if whether Iverson’s entourage was there when all this took place. Just that God told him to sign with the Grizz.
Consider for a moment the irony of God telling Iverson to sign with the only team in the league that was interested enough in the former MVP to offer him a contract.