The Morning Dump: 11/05/12

Here is your politics/sports minute for the day.  The Carolina Panthers win yesterday vs. Washington may bode well for Mitt Romney.  In 17 of the previous 18 Redskins games before the presidential election a Skins win means the incumbent wins and a Redskins loss means an incumbant loss.  I know a lot of Obama/Panther fans that hope this trend doesn’t continue.

The Bears defense would beat Alabama if they played them and went both ways.

The game of the day between the Steelers and Giants showed me one thing. That Phillip Rivers doesn’t belong in the best QB of the 2004 draft discussion.

According to Danny Sheridan, Alabama would be a 3-pt favorite over Oregon, 10-pt over K-State and 14-pt over Notre Dame.  I would take the Tide on all those bets.

If I’m a Redskins fan, I would be screaming for Mike Shanahan’s job after his “the season over/time to evaluate speech”.  His current Redskin win % is .341 and that is worse than both Jim Zorn and Steve Spurrier’s records with the Skins.

Jimmie Johnson held off Brad Keselowski in Texas and moved his Chase lead to 7 pts over Keselowski with 2 races to go.  He will look to take a big lead at one of his best tracks (Phoenix) and cruise to the points title with a solid Homestead run.

The 8-0 Falcons are good, but they won’t get much notice until they can win a playoff game.  The Saints will drop them to 8-1 this weekend.

How do you break a losing streak in the NBA?  Play the Pistons.  The Lakers looked like the team we were looking for with beatdown of the winless Pistons.

14-year-old Guan Tianlang became the youngest to qualify for the Masters with his win in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

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