It's that time of week again! What in the world of sports has got you, the sports fan, in a tizzy this week? What has got you so mad that you want to call __________ out? Here, you can call them out by throwing them under the Bus. I have a few that I want to throw under. And away we go!
Mike Sellers: the Washington Redskins' FB angered a LOT of people, myself included, when he threw down the American flag like it was a football, and he had scored a go-ahead touchdown. He says it was in the "heat of the moment". Yeah, and I'm Prince Charles. I'm not buying it for a moment. For his reprehensible treatment of the American flag, Sellers gets thrown under the Bus.
Brandon Marshall: the Broncos' WR proceeded to get himself kicked out of the team's training camp and get suspended for the rest of the preseason. Someone should get ahold of him and tell him to stop acting like a petulant baby and be a professional. He says he's learned from his past mistakes. Sure. He looks like he's making the same mistakes he did before. We'll buy your explanation when you stop acting like an idiot. In the meantime, you get thrown under the Bus.
Denver Broncos: for trading Jay Cutler. Cutler came in and EMBARRASSED the Ponies' defense in the Bears' preseason win over the Ponies. Trading Cutler for Kyle Orton is like trading in your brand spanking new Maybach for a beat-up Geo Prism with high mileage. Needless to say, the Ponies are in for a LONG season. But not before they get thrown under the Bus first.
Tampa Bay Rays: they traded Scott Kazmir to the Anaheim Angels for a couple of prospects. To trade a young stud lefty like Kazmir is a HUGE risk. The Rays don't have the luxury of a big window to win. Basically, their time is NOW. Carl Crawford will be a free agent after next season. Ben Zobrist will be highly coveted by many teams, as he is a five-tool player (the San Francisco Giants could have had him in the offseason if they had pulled the trigger). Unless they play their cards perfectly, they'll be the Devil Rays of old. For trading Kazmir, the Rays get thrown under the Bus.
J.R. Smith: the Denver Nuggets' forward pled guilty to reckless driving in New Jersey and earned himself a suspension for the first seven games of the season. For putting his team in a hole to start the season, Smith gets thrown under the Bus.
Jason Richardson: he pled guilty to drunken driving in Arizona and will sit out the first two games of the season. I have to be consistent and throw Richardson under the Bus for putting the Suns in a hole.
Those are my nominees for the week. Feel free to come in with yours.