Talking Points: Who had the worst weekend?



What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:


The Seattle Times polled readers on its website: “Who had the worst weekend?”

Choices included Seahawks fan, Husky fan, Cougars fan or West Seattle commuters. Early returns had Husky fan running away with it.

(Obviously Seahawks fans had yet to vote much since they were still asleep from Sunday’s 6-3 snoozer at Cleveland.)

We don’t quite see how the Husky fan should be all that upset with Saturday’s loss at Stanford. Yeah, it was a blowout but the Huskies weren’t exactly favored to win.

We think the Huskies are in better shape than the Seahawks.


The kids are all right in the NFL.

• Dallas rookie DeMarco Murray’s 253 yards rushing were the most in the NFL this season and the ninth-most in league history. Emmitt Smith set the club record of 237 yards Oct. 31, 1993, at Philadelphia.

• Carolina rookie Cam Newton had 256 yards passing and a touchdown and ran for 59 more and a score in Carolina’s 33-20 win over Washington. His seven rushing touchdowns ties the record for rookie quarterbacks since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger set by Vince Young with Tennessee in 2006.

• And we aren’t going to overlook Minnesota rookie Christian Ponder, who almost led the Vikings back against unbeaten Green Bay. Ponder went 13 of 32 for with 219 yards and two touchdowns — but he was better than those numbers.

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