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THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” NOMINEES…

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NUMBER ONE: Everyone, Buffalo fans in particular, who attached any sinister meaning to the refs’ fist bump during the Bills-Broncos game this week. #GetALife!…NUMBER TWO: The Tennessee Titans offense, which COMMITTED A PENALTY WHILE TRYING TO TAKE A KNEE at the end of the first half in their 36-7 loss to the puny Giants, in a match-up of inaptly named teams. Question #1 for the Titans: What was the point in taking a knee anyway? You were already trailing 23-0! Question #2 for the Titans: Doesn’t your imposing nickname become a bit ridiculous when your record drops to 2-11? Question #3: Will anyone Remember the Titans when they move to Los Angeles?…NUMBER THREE: Detroit Lions’ tight end Joseph Fauria, for twerking after a touchdown. Leave that to the cheerleaders, buddy! No wonder your hot girlfriend (inset) left you for Russell Wilson…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” NOMINEES…

Marshawn Lynch

NUMBER ONE: Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch (inset), who makes the list for the second time in a month, for his childish post game interview consisting of a series of one-word answers. Guess he went into “Least Mode.”…NUMBER TWO: Patriots’ RB Jonas Gray, for oversleeping and missing a team practice, less than a week after his 4-TD 199-yard breakout game! The transgression earned him a seat on the bench this past weekend. How to solidify your spot on the depth chart, Mr. Gray!…NUMBER THREE: The dude in New Jersey who tried to commit a robbery WHILE WEARING A HAT WITH HIS NAME ON IT!!! Easy layup for the security cameras!…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” CANDIDATES…

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Presentation

NUMBER ONE: Yours truly, dumb me, for buying into the Mark Sanchez hype and starting Philly’s QB this week in my fantasy league. Even though I’m sure he’s a fine gentleman, I didn’t like him when he was a Jet, and I don’t care for him as an Eagle…NUMBER TWO: NBA star Lance Stephenson, for slapping HIMSELF in the face and feigning a foul during an NBA game. We’ve heard of beating yourself up, but this was ridiculous…NUMBER THREE: Actress Jennifer Lawrence (inset), who, according to “Hunger Games” co-star Liam Hemsworth, ate garlic and tuna on purpose before they filmed kissing scenes. Who DOES that?!?…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” NOMINEES…

Badminton dude

NUMBER ONE: Former SU hoops star Dion Waiters, for his no-show last week at the National Anthem prior to his team’s NBA contest. Come on, Dion! You’re playing with King James now, you gotta toe the line!…NUMBER TWO: Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei (inset), for failing a doping test. Man, if you can’t trust badminton to be clean, what sport CAN you trust???…NUMBER THREE: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who (A) faces allegations of abuse from an ex-girlfriend and (B) has hired Rusty Hardin to defend him! We’re not saying we’re biased against Busch here, but this is the same attorney who represented Adrian Peterson and Roger Clemens, so connect the dots…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter

THE “DUMMY OF THE WEEK” NOMINEES…

Marshawn Lynch

NUMBER ONE: Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch (inset), for swinging a duffel bag at a reporter. Beast mode, indeed!…NUMBER TWO: Bears’ DE Lamarr Houston, for injuring his knee celebrating a sack! During a blowout loss. Excellent use of excessive hubris…NUMBER THREE: Singer Aaron Lewis, for botching the National Anthem at The World Series, after previously criticizing other Anthem singers (Hey buddy, It’s been a while…since I’ve liked any of your music!)…Catch more from Dave Coombs on Twitter