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THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” NOMINEES…

Adam-Jones-Bubble

NUMBER ONE: The heckler tossed out of the British Open for coughing in the middle of Rory McIlroy’s backswings. Think it’s possible the bookie who made the bet with McIlroy’s dad sent the dude to disrupt Rory on purpose? Regardless, these “tee-box screamers” need to go!…NUMBER TWO: Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones (inset), who forgot how many outs there were and cost the O’s a run on defense. Hey Adam, Yankees fans would like to thank you!…NUMBER THREE: The German soccer team, for damaging The World Cup trophy after partying a bit too hard. One one hand, it was only a replica. On the other hand, maybe there should be a more-fitting trophy for soccer’s biggest championship!…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” CANDIDATES…

FIFA

NUMBER ONE: FIFA, governing body of soccer, for making the players trudge 8 billion stadium steps to receive their World Cup medals! AFTER they ran about 10 miles in the championship game! How about relocating the post-match ceremony TO FIELD LEVEL, FIFI? Or maybe rising from your comfy perches and climbing DOWN the stairs to greet the players?…NUMBER TWO: The New York Yankees’ fan suing the baseball team’s network for showing him asleep during a game. I smell a deal coming for that guy from Five Hour Energy Drink!…NUMBER THREE: The viewers of WENY-TV in Elmira, New York, for (as reported by Deadspin) complaining about the station’s decision to break away from coverage of the World Cup title match in order to provide tornado warnings! Wonder how much they’d complain if the station DIDN’T provide crucial warnings and their homes were blown apart?…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” NOMINEES…

Kevin-Kolb-mugshot_final

NUMBER ONE: Todd Carney, the rugby star, who was booted off his team for posting a picture of himself PEEING INTO HIS OWN MOUTH! Jeez, and we thought Suarez was bad for biting an opponent during the World Cup…NUMBER TWO: Kevin Kolb (mugshot inset), former NFL QB, pulled over for BWI (Boating While Intoxicated). I better be careful or I may get busted for LWI on the lawnmower around the house!…NUMBER THREE: NBA coach Jason Kidd, after leaving Brooklyn for Milwaukee. We don’t get it. Unless he’s a big fan of beer and brats…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” CANDIDATES…

Hope Solo

NUMBER ONE: FIFA, soccer’s governing body, for still allowing the head referee to be the only one in charge of the “injury time” added to the end of matches. Fans and teams need to see EXACTLY how much time remains in these matches!…NUMBER TWO: Hope Solo (inset), the US women’s soccer goalkeeper, for her involvement in ANOTHER domestic dispute. She’s kinda hot, but I think she needs to just stay in the goal!…NUMBER THREE: Joel Embiid (future NBA star?), for declaring his Twitter support for Portugal soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo! Right before he played against the USA! Hey, Joel, how about a little love for the country that’ll soon be making you a multi-millionaire?…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” NOMINEES…

Wendelstedt

NUMBER ONE: Tommy Lineberry. who got arrested while driving a golf cart INTO a state trooper during golf’s US Open. Maybe he needs to contact Tom Anelli?!…NUMBER TWO: Baseball umpire Hunter Wendelstedt (inset), for getting run over by baserunner Adam Jones. (Next innovation: ump helmets!)…NUMBER THREE: FIFA, for staging important World Cup soccer matches at a stadium in the Amazon jungle. During the rainy season. No wonder soccer has image problems…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter