Saturday, November 6, 2010, 5:26 p.m.
Does the Donovan McNabb benching have racial ramifications? Terry Bradshaw apparently thinks so.
The FOX analyst said recently that Mike Shanahan opened up an enormous can of worms when he alluded to the fact that McNabb wasn't intelligent enough to run the Skins' offense.
"The very thing that held back the black quarterback for years, for decades in the NFL was the fact - 'what?' - they said they weren't smart enough," Bradshaw said during Brian Billick's Friday online broadcast on FOXSports.com. "You and I both know that is crap. And now he opens up that old wound to a guy with a lot of pride. He ought to be ashamed of himself," he said of Shanahan.
The Right Man for the JobJohn Schuhmann of NBA.com writes that John Wall still has plenty to learn, but it's clear early on that the Wizards' point guard is more than capable of running the team for years to come.
"As the point guard, it's Wall's duty to get all of his teammates involved in the offense," Schuhmann writes. "And his 9.5 assists per game are evidence that he's doing just that. But the 17 turnovers he's committed in the last two games are evidence that he's learning that there isn't necessarily a play to be made on every possession."
Sportsman of the Year?
If you heard a member of the Capitals was nominated for Sportsman of the Year, you'd naturally assume that it was Alex Ovechkin. Naturally, you'd be wrong.
Trent Reinsmith of Bleacher Report documents how Sports Illustrated's Michael Farber has nominated Brooks Laich for Sportsman of the Year? And it has nothing to do with what Laich did on the ice last season.
FederalBaseball.com's Patrick Reddington has an update on Nats prospect Bryce Harper, whose start in the Arizona Fall League has been mighty impressive.
"Bryce Harper after six AFL games?," he writes. "6 G:.348.423.565, 8 for 23, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI's, 3 BB, 8 K's, 1 CS;. vs LHP: 1 for 4, .250.400.250, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.; vs RHP: 7 for 13, .368.429.632, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI's, 2 BB, 7 K's."