Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Sports Extra

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Sports Extra

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Byline: Chet Fussman, The Times-Union

JACKSONVILLE.COM

This week's question

Will another hurricane after Jeanne affect this college football season?

a). . .Yes

b). . . No

c). . . I refuse to think about hurricanes anymore

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Which rookie will have the biggest impact for the Jaguars this season?

a) Ernest Wilford. . .45 percent

b) Josh Scobee. . .33 percent

c) Reggie Williams. . .11 percent

d) Daryl Smith. . .9 percent

AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING

Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki finished Saturday's play with 250 hits, seven short of George Sisler's major league record that has stood since 1920.

One stat that has been overlooked: Ichiro, a left-handed hitter, is batting .412 against southpaws.

The only way to stop him: road games at Texas. Ichiro is batting .222 (6-of-27) at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, where he began a three-game series Friday night.

"It's just a fluke," Texas manager Buck Showalter said. "We're lucky. I'm sure there will be payback."

''ALL RECORDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN''

ANDERSEN TO PASS BLANDA ON GAME LIST

Vikings placekicker Morten Andersen (right) will play in his 341st career game today, passing George Blanda for the most in NFL history.

Blanda, who lives in suburban Chicago, is the former poster boy for career longevity, but is OK about losing the record.

"I have no feelings," Blanda, 77, told the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer-Press. "My football playing career ended over 28 years ago. [Andersen] has had a great career, and he's going to break my record. I've had a lot of my records broken. It doesn't matter to me."

Worth noting, though, is that Andersen amassed his numbers only by kicking. Blanda, who played for the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders during a career that lasted from 1949-75, was a starting or backup quarterback for much of his 26-year career. …

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