Sports fans, it's that time of week again. Time to call out the object of your ire in the sports world. Who has got you so in a tizzy that you CAN'T WAIT to call them out? Here, you can do that by throwing them under the Bus. And away we go, with Jimmie Johnson as the driver and my special guests, the Dallas Cowboys' beefy offensive line.
The Four Tennessee Basketball Players: these geniuses got popped for packing heat after being stopped for speeding early Friday morning. Not only that, they were also popped for an open container of alcohol and for smoking the hippie lettuce. You're part of a nationally-ranked team, with a coach striving to do what's right and doing his best to run a clean program. You brought shame and reproach on the program. Hope you have PLENTY of time in the hole to think about what you did. In the meantime, you're the first four under the Bus in 2010.
Indianapolis Colts: you had a chance against the Jets last week to go 15-0 and make a run at history. (Regardless, I didn't have the Colts coming out of the AFC; I have the Chargers.) Coach Caldwell had a chance to put his stamp on history for the ages had the Colts been able to run the table. They called off the dogs against the Jets and sleepwalked through the snow against the Bills. Now they're 14-2. That's some bad juju going into the playoffs. One and done. But before the Colts go one and done, they get thrown under the Bus for losing to the woeful Buffalo Bills.
St. Louis Rams: a sorry franchise like this should NEVER have the right to draft Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska first overall. They lost to the 49ers and clinched the #1 overall pick. Suh is the kind of DT that comes along once every 20 years. Rams, great job in laying down and quitting in the fourth quarter when the game was very much winnable. Because you're so sucky as a franchise, you should have to relocate so as to spare the fine people of St. Louis such a debacle. The Rams get thrown under the Bus for quitting and getting the #1 overall pick. They are the LA Clippers of the NFL, my apologies to the Clips. At least the Clips HAVE made the playoffs recently.
Phoenix Suns: losing to the Memphis Grizzlies, regardless of the time of the season, gets you thrown under the Bus every single time.
Those are my nominees for the week. Feel free to come in with yours!