On The Fly: Have To Figure Wake Forest Announcer Has Ruined His Career

What do you think the job prospects are for fired Wake Forest radio broadcaster Tommy Elrod, who gave details of the team's plays to the Demon Deacons' opponents over the years? From this corner, the guess would be, to quote Dean Wormer in the movie "Animal House" when telling Blutarsky (John Belushi) his grade point average: "Zero... point... zero."

Some immediate Elrod fallout was Louisville suspended offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31 because of his involvement in the Wake Forest play-sharing scandal. Thank you, Galloway and Elrod.

After the Seahawks' Russell Wilson tried a pass from the Rams' 1-yard line in the third quarter of the Seahawks 24-3 win Thursday, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was upset — at his own coaching staff. He yelled at offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and coach Pete Carroll for the call. "I was letting [Carroll] know. We've already seen how that goes," Sherman said, alluding to the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX loss to the Patriots on Malcolm Butler's interception on a Wilson pass from the 1. Carroll met with Sherman for one hour on Friday. All seems peaceful on the Seattle Western front — until the Seahawks pass again from the 1 instead of trying to run it into the end zone.

The NFL is investigating the Giants' use of a two-way radio in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 10-7 victory over the Cowboys. Video replays show Giants coach Ben McAdoo using it to give plays to quarterback Eli Manning when the Giants had problems with their headsets. NFL prohibits coaches from using two-way radios during a game. Who knows how or if the NFL rules on this one.

Red Sox free agent Junichi Tazawa departed for a two-year deal, worth a reported $12 million, with the Marlins. He was good for the Red Sox for a while, but often looked as if he was pitching with a tired arm last season.

New Yankee Aroldis Chapman criticized Cubs manager Joe Maddon for pitching him in Game 6 of the World Series in the ninth inning even though the Cubs had a seven-run lead over the Indians. The Cubs won that game and then Game 7. He did give up a tying homer to the Indians' Rajai Davis, a Norwich native, but the Cubs went on to win Game 7 in 10 innings, 8-7.

Best wishes to the great Rod Carew, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, after he underwent heart and kidney transplant surgery. He had a left ventricular assist device implanted last year to maintain the pumping of his heart after he had a heart attack. The surgery on Friday on Carew, 71, lasted 13 hours.

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