The quarterback controversy may have reached an all-time low. Let's review some of the quarterbacks whose names have been bandied about as starters or potential starters in the past week: Joey Harrington, Jeff Garcia, Dan Orlovsky, Chris Simms, Jamie Martin, Charlie Frye. The 49ers' three quarterbacks have a sum total of eight NFL starts. They traded their opening day starter, Tim Rattay, to the Buccaneers for the equivalent of four magic beans. That surpasses in lameness the Bucs' earlier deal for Luke McCown. And the Dolphins swapped onetime starter A.J. Feeley to the Chargers for Cleo Lemon, who I believe had a big hit in the early '90s with "No Rain." Or was it that cover of "Mrs. Robinson"? . . .
You think Allen Iverson is mad about the NBA's new dress code now? Just wait until he gets a load of Bill Belichick on the sideline of the Patriots' next game. That guy doesn't even bother to wear shirts with proper sleeves. Seriously, would anyone bat an eye if Belichick showed up at kickoff wearing a bathrobe? . . .
One of these days, Falcons Coach Jim Mora is going to go crazy during a postgame news conference just like his old man used to. Man, that would be sweet.