Book a spot for the Ducks in college football’s national-title game. It’s in the baggie.
And the Quackers can thank Oregon residents who voted Tuesday to legalize marijuana for the good karma. Voters in Washington and Colorado did likewise in November 2012 — and look what it did for the Seahawks and Broncos last season.
• At SportsPickle.com: “Report: Cowboys deciding if getting Tony Romo paralyzed is better than playing Brandon Weeden.”
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- UW faces stark decision in USC-UCLA fallout — leave Pac-12 or be content in declining conference
- Seattle to host NBA preseason game this fall between Trail Blazers and Clippers
- USC and UCLA departing Pac-12 for Big Ten in time for 2024-25 season
- UW corrals its quarterback in three-star 2023 South Dakota signal caller Lincoln Kienholz
- K.J. Wright on NFL future: 'If it's not in Seattle, then I'll be all good'
• At TheOnion.com: “Philadelphia-area sports psychologist already clearing schedule for Mark Sanchez.”
Utah State suspended receiver Gregory Weichers after his arrest on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.
Probably not the kind of hook pattern his coaches had in mind.
Wetter or Worse Dept.
According to Patriots coach Bill Belichick, weather forecasts are even less accurate than, say, his team’s weekly injury reports.
“There was 100 percent chance of rain (for the Bears game Oct. 26),” he told reporters, “and the only water I saw was on the Gatorade table.”
The final flop
Brazil’s Corinthians soccer team is setting up a 70,000-plot cemetery in which fans can be buried among some of the squad’s former players.
Which raises the question: How many can they fit in an 18-yard box?
Stat of the Week
As a result of Tuesday’s elections, USA Today reported, there won’t be a former professional athlete in the U.S. Congress for the first time since 1961.
“More and more people are questioning the moral compass of the NFL,” noted RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com. “Maybe because it repeatedly seems to go south.”
• Forward Alandise Harris, to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, on his clashes with Razorbacks basketball coach Mike Anderson last season: “He didn’t like the answers I was giving him. We solved that when I got suspended.”
• Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, on Fox Deportes adding stock-car races in Spanish to its telecasts: “NASCAR previously had been broadcast in only two languages: English and Redneck.”
• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on the 0-5 Lakers providing a whole new meaning to “give and go”: “Fans give it a quarter or two, then they go.”
• Jimmy Fallon, on New York City Marathon women’s winner Mary Keitany: “You can tell she was fast because guys on the street didn’t even have time to finish their catcalls.”
Roll Tide, indeed
Former Alabama fullback Le’Ron McClain is facing charges in Tuscaloosa of trafficking in synthetic marijuana.
Apparently he’s not a big fan of natural grass.
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