Playing the Field: NFL.com calls the NY ‘Jets’ the NY ‘Tebow’ and Brian Scalabrine gets a retirement mix

The 1-0 Tebow is quickly moving up the list after a great Week 1 performance.

We’ve all been there before. You’re thinking about something else at work and “BOOM,” a brain fart gets you in trouble.

These type of things are a newspaper/web editor’s worst nightmare. It’s like the time I wrote the headline “Buffalo Chicken Calzone sinks late 3-pointer as Celtics fall to Spurs.” I suppose it could have been worse (i.e. Paul Pierce did everything he could to force up a bad shot by Manu Ginobili last night but GIANT BOOBS prevailed, drilling a late-game shot from beyond the arch).

Unfortunately for a certain editor at NFL.com, we all know now that pictures of Tim Tebow running around shirtless in the rain are plastered all over his computer’s desktop. In the website’s weekly Power Rankings, they listed the “1-0 Jets” as the “1-0 Tebow” (see image above).

This possibly would have been able to slide had Tim Tebow actually, ya know, done something in the Jets blowout win over the Bills last Sunday.

Watch “White Mamba” Brian Scalabrine’s highlight video (it’s awesome)

Here’s the dirty, little secret about Brian Scalabrine, the most beloved bench-warming, great white hope the NBA has had since the days of the great Jack Haley (of Jordan-era Bulls fame):

Celtics fans hated him for several years.

In fact, you could very well make the case that Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen are the two reasons that Brian Scalabrine lasted in the NBA for the past six years and just landed a job with Comcast as a Celtics reporter. Had those two guys not arrived in 2007, Scalabrine might very well be tending bar in Medford, Mass. right now (here’s guessing the charismatic Scal would make a great dive-bar ‘tender).

The reason why Scal was hated from 2004-2007 is because he was then-seen as just another ridiculous signing by Danny Ainge. He was making $3 million per year  … a bit much for someone who did nothing but ‘space the floor well.’

Of course, he would later become the Celtics signature post-Auerbach victory cigar as everytime he entered the game, you knew the Celtics had won.

Here’s Scal’s career retrospective, which is surprisingly well-done. It’s easy to see why fans eventually fell in love with him.



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