Sanchez has surgery, ending Jets career (New York Post)
The disappointing Jets career of quarterback Mark Sanchez is over.
The turnover-prone Sanchez underwent surgery on his right shoulder to repair a
torn labrum Tuesday after putting it off for seven weeks. The surgery ends
Sanchez’s season and almost certainly his time with the Jets. The team was
expected to release him after this season even before the injury.
“After over seven weeks of hard work and intense rehab, I’ve been advised by
Dr. [James] Andrews and other doctors that my shoulder injury clearly needs to
be addressed surgically,” Sanchez said in a statement. “The injury was
recovering at an encouraging rate early on and I avoided surgery as long as I
could, but ultimately I was counseled by the doctors that they simply would
have to repair my shoulder.”
Dr. Andres performed the surgery Tuesday in Florida. Sanchez suffered the
injury in a preseason game against the Giants in August when he was put in the
game in the fourth quarter and Giants tackle Marvin Austin drilled him.
The injury was a point of contention for Sanchez, who was furious the Jets put
him in the game when they did. He shouted at general ...
NLCS: Cardinals heading to 19th World Series after 9-0 dismantling of Kershaw and Dodgers (Big League Stew) (Yahoo!)
Your browser does not support iframes. The St. Louis Cardinals hammered
Clayton Kershaw and advanced to their 19th World Series as a franchise Friday
night, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 of the National League
Championship Series at Busch Stadium. • Even if Kershaw had been off just a
tad, rookie right-hander Michael Wacha was too good again, allowing two hits
and a walk over seven scoreless innings. He struck out five and even drove in
a run in a five-run fifth inning. • Matt Carpenter's batting average for the
series wasn't too hot, but he set the table with a problematic at-bat for
Kershaw in the third. Seeing 11 pitches and fouling off eight, Carpenter hit a
double to get the Cards moving in a decisive inning. • Carlos Beltran, who has
played 2,064 career games in the regular season and 45 more in the playoffs,
is headed to his first World Series at age 36. He had three hits and drove in
a pair against Kershaw. • Kershaw, a strong candidate for National League Cy
Young, just did not have it. He allowed seven runs, 10 hits and ...
Clinton Fatigue … And Exhaustion (Andrew Sullivan)
Weigel rounds-up all of the anonymous pro-Clinton quotes in Joe Hagan's
profile of Hillary: To recap: Clinton is humble, strategic, and learns from
her mistakes, and if she loses it’s because people don’t trust her and her
husband enough. Great—why was any of this anonymous? Again, no disrespect to
Hagan, who is operating under the rules of this beat and coming […]
Forget it, There's No 'Saving Face' in this Government Shutdown (crooksandliars)
Weekends with Alex Witt, October 12, 2013
The hubby is very lucky I spend most of my time barefoot, because had I been
wearing shoes, I would have thrown one at the television during this segment.
What gives with hosting two former congressmen, both of whom believe that in
order to prevent the government shutdown, President Obama has to give a little
to the Republicans, to let them save face? NBC News' balance strikes again.
They are relentless.
Well, you know what? F*@k the whole notion of giving a little to the
Republicans (and Joe Sestak may never call himself a Democrat for his centrist
neo-liberal betrayal). When a criminal takes a victim hostage, do we care
about making sure he looks okay or feels good about his actions? How does that
help? Does it discourage the hostage-taker from ever doing it again?
That's the key, and that's why the White House and Democratic leadership need
to stand strong. Eric Liu at The Atlantic:
> [A]s a matter of political strategy, if this crisis is truly to end rather
than just be deferred, it will have to end in something like unconditional
surrender by the radical ...
Report: Vince Wilfork likely out for season with torn Achilles tendon (Shutdown Corner) (Yahoo!)
New England coach Bill Belichick has done a masterful job of blending a lot of
new faces to start the season 4-0. His job will only get tougher from here.
Vince Wilfork limped off the field in the first half of New England's 30-23
victory against the Atlanta Falcons. Wilfork left with an ankle injury, but
Boston.com is reporting he tore his right Achilles' tendon, which likely means
he will be out for the season. If he is done, Wilfork, a five-time Pro Bowler,
will finish this season with nine tackles in four games. The loss of Wilfork
is a big blow to New England's defense. Rookie defensive tackle Joe Vellano
sacked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the win, and the Patriots also
have Chris Jones, but it will be hard to replace Wilfork's strong presence in
the middle. New England has been without tight end Rob Gronkowski as he
recovers from a multitude of injuries, while Tom Brady has been working to
establish cohesion with receivers Kenbrell Thompkins, Julian Edelman and Aaron
Dobson. Thompkins had six receptions for 127 yards and one touchdown against
Atlanta, Edelman had seven receptions for 118 yards, while ...
'X Factor' Mini-MC Astro Channels Eminem (MTV)
Chris Rene and Rachel Crow also earn high praise from the mentors.
By Adam Graham
Youngsters stole the night when "The X Factor" went to Hollywood on
Wednesday (November 9), with the top 11 contestants singing songs from the
movies. Well, maybe Songs That Were at One Time Used in Movies would be more
appropriate, since few people associate Coldplay's "Fix You" with the Owen
Wilson starrer "You, Me and Dupree" or U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm
Looking For" with the Julia Roberts/ Richard Gere flick "Runaway Bride."
Regardless, Astro, the 15-year-old rapper with enough
confidence to fuel a rocket ship to the moon, soared with his rendition of
Eminem's "Lose Yourself," which kept the Oscar-winning song's structure but
saw all new verses — including a shout-out to boxing legend Joe Frazier,
who died this week — from the pint-size spitter. "You are a champion
tonight," Nicole Scherzinger told him, while Simon Cowell seemed equally
impressed with Astro's performance and the show's ability to clear the use of
the notoriously protective Eminem's song.
old Rachel Crow was compared by Cowell to a "mini-little Beyoncé" after
her stirring, show-closing take on Bey's ...
What's The Real Story About Joe Girardi's Future? (Mid West Sports Fan)
It's the worst-kept secret in baseball. The Cubs would like to have Joe
Girardi as their next manager. You know it. I know it. The Cubs front office
knows it, though they can't really say so. Everyone knows it.
What's stopping them from hiring him right now is that he's still under
contract to the New York Yankees, through October 31, and the Yankees, led by
general manager Brian Cashman, would like to have him return.
This, we also know, though what we do not know are the criteria Girardi
himself has for staying -- whether it be family considerations, the future of
the Yankees and the Cubs, or something else he hasn't said, or all of the
Girardi _has_ said it won't be about money, and though many baseball people
who say that kind of thing do so for leverage in negotiations, I don't believe
that's the case with Girardi. He's always had a reputation as a straight
shooter -- if he says it's not about money, I believe him.
What else can we believe about all the stories we've heard? Not much, I'd say.
Buster Olney, on Tuesday:
> Cashman declined to say ...
Senate Republicans block bill raising debt limit through 2014 (Daily Kos)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
The Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed under the current, broken Senate
rules to advance a bill raising the debt limit through 2014 early Saturday
afternoon, with not one Republican joining Democrats to keep the United States
Some Senate Republicans continue working on a "compromise" plan, because even
for allegedly semi-moderate Republicans, avoiding default is something over
which hostage-taking is a reasonable goal. That proposal contains provisions
that are probably a given at this point, like delaying a medical device tax
for two years (medical device manufacturers having a lot of money which they
spread around to a lot of politicians), but also reportedly contains some
seriously worrying points, like:
> ... creating an income verification program under the Affordable Care Act to
ensure only eligible individuals receive subsidies on the insurance exchanges.
That would be a poison pill that would virtually shut the exchanges down;
RT @mkraju: NEWS: Senate Dem leaders rejecting Collins plan arguing it asks
too much for too little. Focus now shifts to Reid and McConnell.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is talking compromise:
> McConnell, who has helped broker bipartisan deals ...
FFF Results Post #355 -- No Spandex, Please (Comics Reporter)
On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Strong Female Characters Who
Don't Wear Costumes And/Or Don't Have Superpowers." This is how they
responded. ***** Michael Buntag 1. Shauna Wickle 2. Amir Halgal 3. Luba 4.
Dorothea Molders 5. Yumi Kwon (Tune) ***** Buzz Dixon 1. Mammy Yokum (okay,
it's arguable she has super-powers...) 2. Delta James (Luann comic strip) 3.
Friday Foster 4. Miss Geraldine Grundy 5. Wilma Deering ***** Patrick Ford
1. Olive Oyl 2. Toni Benson 3. Bigfoot 4. Little Lulu 5. Little Orphan Annie
***** Charles Brownstein 1) Cathy (Goff/Nieves, Tales from the Heart of
Africa) 2) Thorn (Jeff Smith, Bone) 3) Alana (Vaughan/Staples, Saga) 4) Izu
Survivor (Minetaro Mochizuki, Dragon Head) 5) Professor Garbanzo (Larry
Marder, Beanworld) ***** Aaron Costain 1. Burma 2. Chelo 3. Mica Segal (from
The Property) 4. Adele Blanc-Sec 5. Lucy van Pelt ***** This Is Either Mine Or
Jackie Estrada's 1. Esperanza Glass 2. Joanie Caucus 3. Alice Otterloop 4.
Grace (from Hicksville) 5. Jane Pekar ***** Stefano Gaudiano * Mafalda *
Valentina * Bouche Doree * Julie Doucet * Ellen Forney ***** Dave Knott * Aya
* Anne Merkel * Sylvia from "Minimum Wage" * Mary Perkins * Ramba ...
NHL Three Stars: Schneider gives Devils first win; Pavelski, Sharks still good (Puck Daddy) (Yahoo!)
Darryl Sutter smiles during the Kings game. (via Indiana Matt .) No. 1 Star:
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks Pavelski scored twice and assisted on two others
as the San Jose Sharks continued their strong play to open the season, besting
the Calgary Flames by a final score of 6-3. The Sharks are scary good right
now. Man. No. 2 Star: Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils He wasn't really
tested much or often, but Cory Schneider stopped all 22 shots he faced to post
his first shutout as a member of the New Jersey Devils in a 4-0 win over the
New York Rangers. More importantly, it was also his first win as a member of
the Devils, and even more importantly, it was the Devils' first win of the
season. No. 3 Star: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers The Nuge had a big
night for the Oilers in their 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. He scored two
of the three goals himself -- the game-winner and the empty-netter to ice it.
He also assisted on the other, although, honestly, Jordan Eberle sort of did
this one himself with all that fancy stickwork: ...