Sunday, January 28, 2007

Barbaro and Bush (RB)

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, AP Racing Writer 2 hours, 52 minutes ago

Barbaro had two steel pins placed in a bone in his right hind leg, a risky surgery that's the latest setback in the Kentucky Derby winner's fight for survival.

"I'm upset, worried, not sleeping well," chief surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson said Sunday in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "A lot of people are very, very committed and spent a huge amount of emotional sources on this horse. So it's very upsetting when things go badly."

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Somewhat better news:

MIAMI - Reggie Bush was fined $5,000 by the NFL for taunting during his 88-yard touchdown reception in New Orleans' NFC championship game loss at Chicago last week.

Although the rookie running was not penalized for pointing back at Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher or for somersaulting into the end zone, he subsequently received the league's standard punishment for taunting.

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What an irrelevant fine for a talented but Bush-league back. I'd have fined him $500,000, which might get his attention. The very thought that arrogant assholes like this belong in the same record book as the likes of McElhenny, Brown, Perry, Ameche, etc., all of whom had class with their talent, is appalling. What makes this year's Super Bowl so nice is not that you have two black coaches but that you have two coaches with class, which usually rubs off on their teams. Class is no longer a common commodity in professional sports.

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