Gridiron Winners and Losers

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First, the winners. In case you missed it (and I did... I was too busy watching Washington beat the Dolphins, yeah!), Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett tried to take out Denver Bronco Domenik Hixon and ended up taking himself out. It looked like a regular hit (and he got his man), but when Everett's helmet collided with Hixon's shoulder pads, something went horribly wrong. Everett left the field in an ambulance, and early reports predicted the worst (or almost): permanent paralysis. But guess what? He's now moving his arms and legs, and his doctor says he'll "walk out of the hospital." !!! Nice to hear some good news, right? Now, onto the losers... the New England Patriots may have been busted for taking video of the NY Jets' hand signals — oops! Turns out spying from the sidelines is nothing new... Much as I want to believe my high school's hero didn't do it, it doesn't look good. So which do you think is the bigger story?



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Stealing signs!??! I have had occasion in the past to instruct others on the wrong-headedness that leads them to believe that theft of traffic control devices "ok." What's Belichek's phone number?


Sent by Thos | 3:58 PM | 9-12-2007

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