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September 20, 2019

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Did Mike Sanford really say that?


Have you heard the latest from UNLV football coach Mike Sanford?

"In looking at it, I felt like we had nine plays on defense that killed us," he said two days after BYU crushed the Rebels 59-21.

He didn't say which nine plays. I'm guessing it was the Cougars' eight touchdowns and one field goal.


Then there's the more honest way of answering questions after being blown out.

After the Washington Redskins' 73-0 loss to the Chicago Bears in the 1940 NFL championship game, a writer asked Slingin' Sammy Baugh, the Redskins' quarterback, if the outcome would have been different had a teammate not dropped an apparent touchdown pass early in the game.

"Yeah," drawled Baugh. "It would have been 73-7."

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