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Throwing Tomatoes: Will Muschamp, Derrick Rose, RGIII, Jerry Jones, Dwight Howard and More

By |2018-12-01T11:04:21+00:00November 25th, 2013|12 Comments

Dwight Howard is up to new antics in Houston.  Will Muschamp’s Gators have no bite and Jerry Jones stil thinks that he is not only a great owner, but also a great general manager.  This sounds like a job for Throwing Tomatoes!

Oh, and I’m back.

Hide your women and children…or just tell them to heckle me.

These are just some of the recent news stories that are making tomato-worthy headlines.

So, as the sports world turns, the stories pile up and more fan frustration emerges.  But don’t sweat it, The Wife Hates Sports has them all covered – in lycopene, that is.

Throwing Tomatoes: November 25, 2013

Headliner: Me

Yes, yours truly has been away from writing – and therefore, away from TWHS – for nearly two months.  I have a reason… an excuse, if you will.  I’ve officially joined the ranks of parenthood.  Each time, those words sound a bit stranger to me.

Don’t expect a TSLS site, though – but do expect the son to love sports.

Meanwhile, my readers are thinking, “Wait, you were gone?”splatteredtomato

Target: Jerry Jones

Get ready, here’s the punch line: Jerry Jones thinks he’s doing his best job in years.  The Dallas Cowboys owner also said that he plans to serve as the general manager for 10 to 15 more years.

That’s music to the ears of rival teams and fans in the NFC East, because sure, Jerry likes to spend money and is more than willing to bring talent into Dallas, but he’s just simply not making the right decisions.  Basically, Jones is telling us that he thinks that Jason Garrett – and his .500-ish-record – is great enough to be back in 2014, and that the Monte Kiffin hire was a wise one.  Then there’s Tony Romo, the talented, albeit sputtering-in-the-clutch QB that is destined to join Dan Marino as a quarterback with gaudy statistics, but no Super Bowl rings.

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys…

Target: That RGIII-hatin’, Dallas-Lovin’ Fan in Virginia


One guy in Virginia thinks highly of Robert Griffin III…or not.

Did you hear about the guy that is driving around Virginia with a Cowboys magnet and a vanity license plate that says, “F RG3”?

In the end, the joke is on this guy, as RGIII has been a fraction of his rookie-year-self, and perhaps this guy’s frustration should instead be directed at the previous tomato, a.k.a. Jerry Jones.

Plain and simple, RGIII’s 2013 performance doesn’t warrant this kind of hatred.

Target: Derrick Rose

Let me start by saying that I feel for Derrick Rose, who is out for the season with another knee injury.  Face the facts, folks… this is on its way to being a very, very sad story.  All that talent jammed into one injury prone frame.  Perhaps Rose will prove me wrong, but it is sure creeping in that direction.

Innocent Bystanders: Fans of the Chicago Bulls

Yeah, all the hope that was restored when Rose came back this season?  Crushed…squashed… and now this team (and the city of Chicago) will be lucky to be flying “Grill Class” once the NBA playoffs arrive.


Target: Will Muschamp and the Gators

The Florida Gators (4-7, 3-5) are arguably the most disappointing team in college football this season.  That leaves Will Muschamp in a coaching seat that’s hotter than Hades, especially after the Gators fell to Georgia Southern (allowing zero pass completions in the loss).

Yet, reports are surfacing that Muschamp’s job is safe, and he will coach the Gators in 2014.  Sure, we’ll see how that pans out once Florida takes on Jameis Winston and the Seminoles next weekend.

More importantly, when will Muschamp’s bite exceed his bark (if ever)?


Will we ever see Will Muschamp’s bite exceed his bark in Gainesville?

Target: Mark Sanchez

Hey, did you see?  Mark Sanchez has cornrows – and better yet, he claims that it’s because of a bet that he lost.

Raise your hand if you believe him!

That’s what I thought… none of you.  Don’t worry… I can’t see through your computer…this is just banking on a safe assumption.

Speaking of Sanchez, Happy Belated Anniversary to the Butt Fumble!

Target: Dwight Howard

At 6’11”, 265 pounds and 27 years of age, Dwight Howard is still acting like a pint-sized kid.  His recent notable incident was tossing a basketball at a heckler in Dallas, which he was eventually fined for.

Vince Carter was quoted as calling him “the biggest crybaby I know”, which if you were to poll the cities of Orlando or Los Angeles, one would likely find that most people are in agreement.

Hecklers are at every game, Dwight.  What we want to know is… when will you grow up?

And finally, the current faces of team frustration in sports: 

Tampa Bay LightningFour straight losses, and yes, this team really misses Steven Stamkos

Buffalo SabresFive wins in 25 games, by far the worst in the NHL

Utah JazzAn ugly 1-14 start to the season, the worst in the NBA

Brooklyn NetsA team filled with hype and veteran talent, the Nets are just 3-10

Atlanta Falcons and Houston TexansEasily the two biggest disappointments of the NFL season, both of these Super Bowl hopefuls are instead 2-9.  But which team is the BIGGEST disappointment?

You be the judge.

Which NFL Team Has Been the BIGGER Disappointment in 2013?

  • Atlanta Falcons (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Houston Texans (25%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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This has been Throwing Tomatoes, where the red fruit’s bark can’t compete with its bite.

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About the Author:

Kevin Paul is the creator of The Wife Hates Sports, a freelance sportswriter, full-time QA manager, part-time craft beer tester and full-time Dad. Oh and yes, it REALLY is true, the WIFE does HATE sports. Maybe we men need to create a support group.


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  2. Alan aka tophatal .... December 1, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    The Mavs trying a few players like Mr Crack Pipe Lamar Odom Kardashian ? How well did that miscue work out for them ?

  3. Alan aka tophatal .... December 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Cuban and the Mavericks’ front office have not begun to prepare for the future “AD ” , ” After Dirk ” . Mark Cuban and the entire regimen structure are simply clueless !

    Dwight Howard will prove to be as big a bust in Houston as he was in Los Angeles . He is simply adverse to playing under pressure and that is especially true when it comes to the postseason .

  4. admin December 1, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    The Mavs tried to bring in a few key players, but to be honest, I think they are fortunate that Dwight Howard slighted them and went to Houston. I think Howard is a crybaby and overrated… the problem is, with Dirk and Cubes hating to lose, they are still an OK team, just not one that can win… therefore, they are not hitting the lottery and getting the real opps to bring in big time talent, especially with a deep draft coming.

    Scherzer, maybe… though Prince had a bad year and has a big contract. Kinsler does allow for more flexibility and not a huge dropoff in overall offense, just in power.

  5. admin November 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I was pretty shocked when they announced that Muschamp would be staying already, and coaching in 2014. It’s one thing to show confidence in your coach during the season, but that kind of line before a potential trouncing at the hand of the #2 team in the country? I disagree with that one.

  6. SportsChump November 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    People are always gonna show, Kev, but let’s just say I know of a few people who are not heading up there for the game for a number of reasons.

  7. admin November 27, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Holy crap! I had not seen the lines yet.
    What about the stadium? Will the fans show up, or will that start dwindling some? Even PSU has seen the upper deck have some open seats this season… still was mostly filled, though.

  8. admin November 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I did see that story on Cubes and HGH, but forgot to add that in there. See, that’s what tomatoes are for… for me to toss some, but allow guys like you to mention other stories out there, too. So, that’s a good one.
    As for Cuban himself, there’s just something I like about him. Maybe it’s because he’s actually a passionate owner that is involved and puts money into the team, instead of so many franchises out there that go cheap and don’t improve the team, leaving fans to have dreams of watching a winning team get crushed.
    I was on your site adding some banter to a few recent posts… let me get back out there and check on anything new. Glad to be back and talking sports again.

  9. tophatal November 27, 2013 at 2:45 PM


    D How has antics or his play is that of an antique ? Which is it ? LOL ,LOL, LOL !!! Howard has no heart and when faced with real adversity he cries off like a petulant child

  10. SportsChump November 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    They’re 27 point underdogs.

    At home.

    I’m thinking it’s been at least 30 something years since that’s happened.

  11. admin November 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    and think about that, Rev…. you are NOT looking forward to Florida-FSU. When was the last time that you can honestly say that? It’s been one of the more fun and competitive rivalries in years… yet, here we are. It’s kind of sad, actually… and surprising. The only thing more sad is, well… Penn State. Though they are doing pretty well with what they have, and O’Brien is still recruiting. They blew a few games this year though… was hoping they could keep posting 7-5 seasons until they can get things back to normal. 6-6 seems inevitable with Wisconsin on deck, though.

    Maybe the Gators will surprise us this weekend. Who knows.

  12. SportsChump November 26, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    What can I say? I’m at a loss.

    I’ll have my more cheery take on Muschamp up soon but let’s just say, this weekend’s game against FSU is one that no Gator fan is looking forward to.

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