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On The Fly: Sports Jerk Of Year? 2016 Already Has A Candidate Or Two

On The Fly: Sports Jerk Of Year? 2016 Already Has A Candidate Or Two

The Tank McNamara comic strip is looking to name its "Sports Jerk of the Year" for 2015 and nominations are open. My early 2016 candidate: Vontaze Burfict, whose head-hunting likely cost the Cincinnati Bengals a playoff win on the weekend. ... A Minnesota elementary school teacher used the missed field goal of 27 yards by Blair Walsh that cost the Vikings a playoff win on Sunday as a school lesson. Wrote one student: "Dear Blair Walsh: I know it can be hard to get through things that are sad, but you have to try and try again. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes." If we all could be so compassionate. ... As you might suspect, the New York Daily...

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