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Sports Kabob – 11/3

Ladies and gentlemen (and especially ladies), welcome to the Sports Kabob, a skewered look at the world of sports and pop culture.

Here are the top stories:

The Arizona Cardinals named Derek Anderson starting quarterback for Sunday’s game vs. the Vikings.
So to review: On Wednesday the Cardinals chose between 2 lousy candidates for a job neither is qualified for nor will succeed at, 1 day after most of the rest of the country did the same.

The Vikings released Randy Moss after only 4 games with the team.
Upon his departure several players wished Moss good luck for the rest of the season. QB Brett Favre even sent Moss a picture text of him giving a thumb’s up. At least I think that was his thumb.

Vikings coach Brad Childress now says he regrets trading for Moss and that giving up a 3rd round pick for him was a poor decision.
Childress went on to say it was also a poor decision to move next to an elementary school looking the way he looks.

A contributing factor to Moss’s release may have been his criticism of a post game meal. Moss apparently loudly insulted the caterer and his food after a game.
You’d think anything would taste good to Moss after having his foot in his mouth for so many years.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan benched Donavan McNabb at the end of Sunday’s game, saying that McNabb did not have the proper conditioning to run the 2 minute drill. The team then worked out JaMarcus Russell on Monday.
So while Shanahan may have lost his sense of how to coach, at least he did not lose his sense of irony.

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series after Tim Lincecum defeated the Rangers for the second time in 5 games.
So Lincecum went 2-0 over the last week, 2-1 if you count Caliornia’s Prop 19 getting voted down.

California Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman spent over 140 million dollars but lost anyway.
She was then immediately hired to be GM of the NY Mets

Officials at Madison Square Garden wouldn’t say Wednesday when they might reopen the arena after an asbestos scare.
Experts say it was the biggest disaster to happen in the Garden since the Isaiah Thomas era.

The Pirates are down to two candidates for their managerial job, Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle and organizational man Jeff Banister.
Insiders say Hurdle is considered the favorite since he just got an endorsement from Sarah Palin.

Undefeated 6 year old filly Zenyatta is the heavy favorite to win this Saturday’s Breeder Cup’s Classic.
The last time a female had this much success at 6 years old she was forced to go to rehab after making E.T.

That’s all for this week, leave comments, follow me on Twitter, and remember this is Jarrett Carlen saying that Charlie Villanueva does not look like a cancer patient, but he does look like a James Bond villain.

For more of my observations on the world of sports, as well as politics, entertainment and current events, follow me on twitter @JarrettGC.