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Meanwhile, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck issues a tough grade

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:25 am

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams called the team's 51-20 loss to the Chicago Bears the most disappointing performance he remembers in “50 years of owning an NFL franchise.”

Adams left the game in the third quarter, which was at least a quarter later than most of the Titans.

Midterm grades are in

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said he would give himself a “C” for his performance through the first half of the season. Tony Romo was disappointed to learn quarterbacks are not self-grading on a curve this season.

Free agent doesn't mean free

The NFL took a look at New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton's contract and ruled it void after this season, making him a free agent. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones immediately started work on a bounty Payton can't refuse.

Who insinuated what?

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says he is not giving up on the season, despite his postgame comments about evaluating players for the future after the Redskins lost to the Carolina Panthers.

“To insinuate I was giving up on the season is completely ridiculous,” Shanahan told

Presumably, Shanahan will fine himself $5,000 and order himself to do 10 suicide runs for his insinuations.

A scary performance

Washington State coach Mike Leach was so upset by his team's performance in a 49-6 loss to Utah, he said, “that could have been a zombie convention.”

Monday, Leach suspended wide receiver Marquess Wilson for unspecified violation of team rules. Anyone else thinking Wilson must have engaged in some questionable pro-zombie behavior?

Spurrier's spurious claim

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said last week No.1 Alabama could “beat a couple of those NFL teams that I've watched on Sundays.”

In defense of those NFL teams, they might be at a disadvantage since Alabama doesn't have a salary cap.

Winning in phenomenal fashion

China's 14-year-old Guan Tianlang will become the youngest golfer to play in the Masters after taking the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Veteran golf observers have never seen such a young player look so comfortable wearing plaid pants.

This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at