Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

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Is there a doctor in the clubhouse?

San Francisco Chronicle columnist SCOTT OSTLER commenting on Giants manager DUSTY BAKER's calm demeanor during the baseball team's sudden September swoon:

"Baker said he is close to snapping, losing his temper, but so far he is showing more poise under pressure than DR. RICHARD KIMBLE."

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Let PHIL JACKMAN of the Baltimore Sun count the ways he likes former Pittsburg Steelers quarterback TERRY BRADSHAW.

"Reason No. 357 to like Terry Bradshaw," Jackman writes. "In (Great Britain) to do an NFL exhibition game, the CBS studio analyst had a chance to play a bunch of golf courses. He loved Carnoustie, but listen to his assessment of St. Andrews:

"Disappointing," Bradshaw said. "I thought it was a goat ranch. The people were snobby, and the course was the easiest, by far."

An athlete after Jackman's own heart.

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Whose fault is it, anyway?: The Emmitt Thomas-less Dallas Cowboys are 0-2 this season. So what do the Cowboys, defending Super Bowl champs, do about it? The team releases kicker LIN ELLIOTT. Scribes ALAN MALAMUD of the Los Angeles Times:

"Sorry, JERRY JONES, but the absence of Emmitt Smith probably had more to do with the Dallas Cowboys' defeat by the Buffalo Bills than the presence of Lin Elliott."

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Emmitt, too: It's comical watching rich guys try to hold each other up, Associated Press columnist JIM LITKE observes.

"They're so good at it, yet they go about it so formally they'd like us to think they forgot how they got rich in the first place.

"Take the long-running contract dispute between Dallas owner Jerry Jones and employee-holdout Emmitt Smith.

"Jones said all along it was about principle; Smith all along that it was about pride. Now, some eight months after they began trying to pick each other's pockets, we come to find out that it really is about money. And only money."

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Money madness: Edmonton Oilers general manager GLEN SATHER lashed out at the Montreal Canadiens for giving goaltender PATRICK ROY a four-year deal for $16 million. …

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