The howls came early and often Sunday and continued Monday, the way they often do when a promising quarterback waits on the sidelines for his opportunity while the struggling starter braces for the day he's replaced. If the least popular guy in a desperate football town is the offensive coordinator, the most popular is the backup quarterback.
On Tuesday, with the Indians on the brink of tying the record for the longest winning streak since 1960, it left me to wonder: How many self-proclaimed sports junkies could name five players on a Cleveland roster that had the best record in the American League and the second-best record in baseball? The Indians lost the seventh game of the World Series in extra innings last season, yet a majority would have a difficult time remembering them.
Allow me to address the fine folks who are only interested in the facts, especially when they conveniently feed their limitless optimism. The Bills are leading the AFC East after beating the Jets, 21-12, Sunday at New Era Field after the Patriots lost their opener and Hurricane Irma wiped out the Dolphins-Bucs game in Tampa. The Bills outgained the Jets, 411-214 and had 188 yards rushing before going into victory formation. Sean McDermott won his NFL debut as a head coach.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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