Once again, living in the shadow of Buffalo makes for some slim pickings for NFL viewing today.
Despite the glut of big games this week, non-NFL Sunday ticket subscribers are stuck with Buffalo at Miami (which sure isn't what it used to be) at 1 p.m. and Washington vs. the Rams at 4 p.m.
The problem is, the Buffalo Fox affiliate can't air anything against the early game and had only one other alternative -- Arizona at San Francisco -- at 4 p.m.
No huddle, no fun
The no-huddle offence frequently used by the Indianapolis Colts is starting to catch on with other teams around the league.
Most notably, Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer has been running the show effectively for the resurgent Bengals.
Steelers 300-pound defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen had enough of Manning last week and now must chase Palmer today.
Von Oelhoffen said the constant shuffling of personnel creates a clear edge for the offence.
"There's too much advantage ... Indy has started a trend -- there's just too many garbage yards that can be picked up," von Oelhoffen said. "I'm old school. Let's play football, and not try to catch people running on and off the field. But that's what they do and it works for them."
A woman sued a former Carolina Panthers cheerleader, contending she was punched at a bar and seeking more than $15,000 US for her injuries.
Melissa Holden of Tampa filed the lawsuit Friday. It said Victoria Renee Thomas "intentionally, wilfully and maliciously assaulted and battered" her.