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November 17, 2008 8:08 AM

Powerless Rankings: Counting down to The Rotten Apple Cup

Posted by Jerry Brewer

Our weekly tracking of the 10 most hapless stories in sports (with a new Monday morning time slot):

10. Rodney Stuckey's head
It's still on but barely. Check out the video above. Shaq met him in mid-air Sunday night and nearly beheaded one of our locals.

9. Jim Fassel
He's actually lobbying to work for Al Davis. That's like begging to help a burglar rob your house.

8. Doug Melvin
He's about to lose CC Sabathia to the Yankee money train, and he's not happy about it, wondering why they would bid $40 million more than what Milwaukee offered. Because money is Play-Doh to them, Doug. Play-Doh.

7. LeBron James' fandom
Speaking of CC, James, the Ohio native with diverse rooting interests, is happy his Yankees are poised to land the big pitcher. Let another round of LeBron depature speculation begin.

6. Charlie Weis
Didja see the man literally sweating out that victory over Navy on Sunday? He looked like a human water fountain. With the pressure he's under now, expect much more perspiration in the future.

5. The Detroit Lions
They're 0-10 and marching inexorably toward 0-16. Their remaining opponents: Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Minnesota, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Green Bay. Ouch. Don't go and do anything silly, Lions, like pull off an upset. History beckons.

4. Undersized Seahawks cornerbacks
They had no chance against Arizona's Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald on Sunday. As long as the rest of the Cardinals remain competent around them, they'll be the biggest headache the Seahawks face for years to come.

3. Husky Stadium
It didn't see the home team win for the first time ever. Can the university somehow spin that as a reason the state should pitch in on this renovation idea?

2. Aussie golfers and Facebook feuding
Ewan Porter and Wayne Riley are fighting -- in cyberspace. Porter called him a grape. Since Riley has been greatly defamed by being associated with fruit, a lawsuit should be arriving shortly.

1. The Rotten Apple Cup
What happens when bad meets worse? An intriguing game of terrible, we hope. And, by the way, which one is bad and which one is worse?

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