"Ride or die with me," he said. This after being benched for poor play for the second time this season and Kurt Warner putting the Cardinals in position to beat the Steelers this weekend. If Ken Whisenhunt has any sense whatsoever, he will not hesitate to bench Matt Leinart again at the earliest opportunity.
This is why I could never coach in the NFL, even if I had the ability. I simply would not brook this kind of stupidity. Teams do not exist to ride or die with Hollywood prima donnas under center. They exist to win games, and nothing else. NOTHING ELSE, MATT. If you don't like that, go sign a movie contract and pretend to be a good quarterback...oh, wait, that's what you're doing right now.
Right now, the way Warner's playing, Whisenhunt would be well within his rights to bench Leinart for the next game and it wouldn't be hurting the team since Warner is giving them the best chance to win right now. But again, since Leinart said it, I would pull him during the game, perhaps in the middle of a long drive right after a long run by Edgerrin James. That way he can't say Whisenhunt messed up his throwing rhythm. See Matt, real quarterbacks adjust to any situation.
GOLDMAN STRIKES AGAIN
A couple weeks ago, I wrote that O.J. Simpson should sue Fred Goldman for all the slander he's had to incur. As of today, I have lost any and all shreds of empathy and goodwill toward Mr. Goldman. When you are so money-grubbing hungry that you would go after a man's watch (Rolex or otherwise) you have entered a whole new arena. But I guess his religion (Goldman is Jewish) feels like this sort of behavior is okay, since the local L.A. rabbis are among his greatest supporters.
By the way, this is Goldman's second attempt at the merchandise (including the property Simpson went to retrieve in Vegas). One judge had already turned him down. But again, Goldman the hypocrite went to a judge who would readily grant his request, a judge who happens to be named Rosenberg. Think about it. If I sound slightly anti-Semitic, it is also because of the Jewish (as well as Muslim) reaction to Senator McCain's comment that America was founded as a Christian nation. The National Jewish Democratic Council actually had the stupidity to challenge the remark by attempting to point out that nowhere in the Constitution does it specifically say the words "Christian Nation." How Phariseetic of them. And you wonder why Jesus had such a problem with idiots like that. It's called common sense. I suggest the NJDC and Council on Islamic Relations get some.