Most voters in America are free to wear whatever they want to their polling places on Election Day. But in Arlington, Tex., they're enforcing a strict dress code at the polls: No Cowboys gear allowed. Arlington voters will decide on Nov. 2 whether they're going to pony up for a new Cowboys stadium, and Texas state law prohibits clothing that promotes a particular candidate or proposition.
Just in case, elections officials will keep hospital-like gowns on hand at polling places to cover up any offending logos. . . .
CBS Sportsline reported this week that the NFL most likely will not hold next year's draft at Madison Square Garden. It seems that Charles and James Dolan, who own the Garden, have displeased the NFL with their opposition to a new Jets stadium, which would be located just three blocks away. The NFL's 10-year deal with the Garden expired this year and probably won't be renewed, according to Sportsline reporter Clark Judge, who reported that the draft will probably be relocated to the Jacob Javits Center. . . .
An undefeated start does not necessarily guarantee a trip to the playoffs. Since 1999, six teams that were the last to lose in their conference each season did not make the playoffs. This includes the 1999 Patriots and the 2000 Jets, who both were the last to lose in the AFC those years but tanked down the stretch.