Archive for February 25th, 2009

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Jets Rumors & News

Laveranues Coles has been the Grumpy Smurf on offense for awhile now.  He wasn’t happy with Mangini’s training camps, he hates having to catch balls that are thrown too hard, and he missed his good buddy Chad Pennington.  I think his sensitive hands miss Chad’s lobbed passes more than anything but hey that’s just me.  After meeting with Rex Ryan this week, they’ve agreed to part ways amicably.  Coles has been released and the Jets no longer owe him the 7 million bucks he was guaranteed (if I understand it correctly we’re now going to take a 1 million dollar hit).  Halleluja.

This off season is off the hook.  The list of recent non-Jets reads as such:  Brett Favre, Mike Nugent, Chris Baker, Brandon Moore, David Barrett, Eric Barton (probably anyway), David Bowens, and now Grumpy Smurf.  We’re clearing cap space faster than Bill Belichik can grab our unwanted players.  You gotta know Chris Baker’s been targeted by the Pats …

Hot Stove Rangers Uniform Number Quiz

Rangers Rumors & News

In honor of Harry Howell’s and Andy Bathgate’s numbers being retired, here’s a quiz devoted to Rangers numerology. The answers will be posted tomorrow.

1. Who was the first Ranger to have his number retired?

2. Who is the only Ranger to have worn 00?

3. Who was the last player to wear #2 before Brian Leetch?

4. What number did Glen Sather wear when he played for the Rangers?

5. Who is the last Ranger to wear #9?

6. Besides Wayne Gretzky’s #99, what is the highest number a Ranger has ever worn?

7. What number did Brandon Dubinsky wear before he changed to #17?

8. Besides Eric Lindros, who else wore #88?

9. What two numbers did Ron Duguay wear for the Rangers?

10. What other number did Phil Esposito wear with the Rangers besides #77?

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