By Justin McCahren 703JuiceAtomic
*The New England Patriots blasted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football 42-14. The loss was just the Texans second of the season. Now 11-2, Houston is still in line for home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The question is, will it matter? Houston has looked dominant at times, but in their two losses they’ve been outscored 84-38. What may be more concerning for Texans fans is the fact that both games were in primetime against primetime competition. On October 14th, Houston was pummeled by Green Bay 42-24 at home.
*Western Kentucky University has hired Bobby Petrino as their next football coach. Just 8 months after his unceremonious dismissal from Arkansas, the Hilltoppers are comfortable giving him a second chance. Petrino has signed a 4 year deal with a base annual salary of $850,000. No word on whether or not the contract prohibits him from staying away from the WKU women’s volleyball team. The contract does include some protection for Western Kentucky; If Petrino leaves early for any reason, he must pay the University $1.2 million over 6 months. Pretty standard for a guy with Petrino’s checkered past.
*Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could miss the remainder of the season with a broken finger. Bryant may still be able to play through the pain, but the Cowboys are worried about possible long term damage. Bryant’s mother is just happy that he won’t be able to swing at her with his left hand.
*Former Texas Longhorn standout Vince Young lobbied for a chance to Quarterback the Arizona Cardinals via Twitter. Young tweeted directly to Cardinals pro bowler Larry Fitzgerald: “You know I can help, tell coach.” The struggling Cardinals have lost 9 straight games after starting the season 4-0. Sundays loss likely stung the most, Seattle destroyed Arizona 58-0. Young, who has lost virtually all of his $34 million in total salary that he’s earned in the NFL is desperate for another chance. Someone please tweet back to Mr. Young that desperation is a stinky cologne. Two other tweeters attempted to entice the Cardinals as well…..
“Hey yo, lemme brang that puuuurple drank out to ‘Zona Son”- from @JamarcusRussell.
“I will play for pain pills!!” – from @RyanLeaf