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List Of The 2011-2012 Bowl Game Gifts To Players - Holmes Quit on Jets


Holmes Quit on his Teammates, Again!


Last year after backup quarterback Mark Brunell received snaps with the New York Jets first team, starting quarterback Mark Sanchez said he wanted to fight head coach Rex Ryan. Now on Sunday after a 19-17 loss at the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Santonio Holmes actually did start fighting with his teammates.

Twice — and to the point that Holmes was benched in the fourth quarter in what he called a "coach's call."

Holmes was the Jets' big-name coup during the offseason as they managed to re-sign a wide receiver nicknamed "Tone Time" after several big plays last season in the fourth quarter gave the Jets key midseason wins. Having signed a five-year, $45 million dollar deal in August, Holmes has failed to produce, finishing the season with his lowest receiving yardage of his career.

One source told The Newark Star Ledger that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer benched Holmes because Schottenheimer had simply had enough. "He quit," the player said. "It's happened for the past two to three weeks. It's happened all season."

Playing in what might have been the last game of his career, veteran running back LaDainian Tomlinson said that Holmes showed his teammates an "I quit" mentality throughout the game. This was confirmed by several sources, both named and unnamed.

"Well, I'll tell you what. It's tough for guys to follow a captain that kind of behaves in that manner. You a captain, guys looking at you. You got to lead by example. You got to play your tail off until the last play," Tomlinson said. "And when that doesn't happen, you will have guys look at you in the way that captains shouldn't be looked at. You should always put yourself out there as a leader."

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It has been a pattern for a player of whom much was expected this year. In fact, Holmes has had a habit of doing more running with his mouth than with the ball this year, his second season with the Jets.

Despite being named a captain by head coach Rex Ryan prior to the season, Holmes still exhibited the same selfishness and reckless behavior that marked his tenure (and exodus) from Pittsburgh after the 2009 season. Holmes went through the media to call out the offensive line early in the season for poor play then reportedly threw offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer under the bus in a meeting with Ryan in October. Later in the season, he admitted that Sanchez was placating his receivers by forcing the ball to them.

But on Sunday in the huddle, Holmes picked two fights leading to him being replaced by wide receiver Patrick Turner, a player who was on the Jets practice squad earlier in the season. Schottenheimer made the decision to yank the Jets fifth highest paid player (and captain) from the game. At the podium following the game, Holmes said he "hopes for the best" with regards to whether the embattled offensive coordinator would return to the team next year.

"It wouldn't be my decision to make that choice whether he returns or not," Holmes said.
For his part, head coach Rex Ryan denied knowledge of the incident post-game, a coach known for his frequent misspeaks suddenly finding the mute button when his star player throws a tantrum.

"I never saw it," Ryan said of the incident. "Maybe I'll see it and talk to people about it. I'd rather not really comment about it until I know the particulars. I know he was on the bench when I asked where he was. That's as far as I know. I don't have any idea if it was injury related or what it was. So I guess you'd have to ask Santonio."







List Of The 2011-2012 Bowl Game Gifts To Players

■ Gildan New Mexico Bowl
University Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M.
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley beanie, New Era cap, Oakley Flak Pack 3.0, pen with box, Christmas ornament

■ Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Saturday, Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, North End winter coat, Kombi gloves, Nike beanie, Ogio Fugitive backpack, Big Game souvenir football

R+L Carriers
New Orleans
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 p.m., ESPN
Samsung Galaxy tablet

■ Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m., ESPN
Sony PlayStation 3, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley backpack duffel, mini-helmet

■ San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m., ESPN
Best Buy gift card*, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt, FlexFit cap

■ MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Thursday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, cap

■ Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Saturday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN
Oakley sunglasses, Aloha shirt, Pro Athletics custom beach shorts, Oakley T-shirt, performance wear, cap or visor, backpack, beach towels, bowl calendar, playing cards

■ AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.
Monday, Dec. 26, 5 p.m., ESPN2
Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap, commemorative football

■ Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Timely Watch Co. watch, leather duffel bag, commemorative football

■ Belk Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN
Estimated $400 shopping trip to Belk’s flagship store in Charlotte, Fossil watch

■ Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPod nano, Deuce watch, LunaTik wristband (to hold iPod), beanie, Nike backpack

■ Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m., ESPN
Best Buy gift card*, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt, FlexFit cap

■ Champs Sports Bowl
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Thursday, Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Timely Watch Co. watch

■ Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio
Thursday, Dec. 29, 9 p.m., ESPN
$400 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Schutt mini-helmet, panoramic team photo

■ Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas**
Friday, Dec. 30, noon, ESPN
Sony Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, camo knit beanie, Ogio backpack, Big Game souvenir football

■ New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York City
Friday, Dec. 30, 3:20 p.m., ESPN
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose details about participants’ gifts

■ Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
LP Field, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 30, 6:40 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Reactor watch

■ Insight Bowl
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
Friday, Dec. 30, 10 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Fossil watch, cap, Ogio Convoy backpack

■ Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Saturday, Dec. 31, noon, ESPN
Toshiba 32-inch flat-screen television, Fossil watch, belt buckle, T-shirt, backpack

■ Hyundai Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS
Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, Majestic Pro-Base fleece pullover, VP Sports cap, Ogio Politan backpack, Helen of Troy hair dryer, souvenir coin

■ AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis
Saturday, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Nike training shoes, Nike sport sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike Air Jordan backpack, commemorative game ball

■ Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
AT&T Park, San Francisco
Saturday, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Soundmatters Personal Audiophile loudspeaker, Fossil watch, cap, Timbuk2 custom messenger bag

■ Chick-fil-A Bowl
Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Saturday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
$250 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic ski cap, Russell Athletic travel bag, $15 Chick-fil-A gift card, commemorative football

■ TicketCity Bowl
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Monday, Jan. 2, noon, ESPNU
Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch

■ Capital One Bowl
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Monday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m., ESPN
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Timely Watch Co. watch

■ Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Monday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m., ABC
$150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Jostens ring, cap, $25 Outback Steakhouse gift certificate

■ TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
EverBank Field, Jacksonville
Monday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m., ESPN2
Fossil watch, Gator Gear performance headwear, rolling luggage bag, Jostens ring, commemorative football

wonder if any of this swag will be sold on ebay by the players??????

■ Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Monday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era hat, Oakley Flak Pack 3.0

■ Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Monday, Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Kenneth Cole watch, cap, Ogio Convoy backpack

■ Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Reactor watch, New Era cap, Majestic fleece pullover

■ Discover Orange Bowl
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Tourneau watch

■ AT&T Cotton Bowl
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Friday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m., Fox
Fossil watch
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts

■ BBVA Compass Bowl
Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.
Saturday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., ESPN
iBeats by Dr. Dre (ear buds), Reactor watch, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley backpack duffel, Big Game commemorative football
List Of The 2011-2012 Bowl Game Gifts To Players


■ GoDaddy.com Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.
Sunday, Jan. 8, 9 p.m., ESPN
Nikon S80, Timely Watch Co. watch, leather luggage bag, commemorative football

■ Allstate BCS National Championship Game
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Monday, Jan. 9, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer and Stone shirt

* To be spent during the teams’ official store visit. Balance not used that day will be forfeited.
** The game is usually played at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. However, the 2011 matchup will be played in Dallas due to renovations at that facility.


Ohio State Men's Basketball Statistics
through Jan1, 2012
Player gp-gs min avg fg-fga fg% 3fg-fga 3fg% ft-fta ft% off def tot avg pf dq a to blk stl pts avg

00 Sullinger,Jared 13-12 342 26.3 71-120 . 5 9 2 3-10 . 3 0 0 65-85 . 7 6 5 27 97 124 9.5 33 0 15 20 12 15 210 16.2
44 Buford,William 15-15 477 31.8 88-196 .449 24-60 .400 41-47 .872 13 51 64 4.3 22 0 53 25 2 10 241 16.1
01 Thomas,Deshaun 15-15 427 28.5 90-170 . 5 2 9 18-53 . 3 4 0 29-39 . 7 4 4 31 30 61 4.1 24 0 13 23 1 7 227 15.1
04 Craft,Aaron 15-15 449 29.9 41-90 .456 7-22 .318 36-53 .679 8 38 46 3.1 32 1 79 33 1 40 125 8.3
30 Ravenel,Evan 15-3 205 13.7 30-54 . 5 5 6 0-0 . 0 0 0 21-32 . 6 5 6 14 24 38 2.5 33 1 6 10 4 9 81 5.4
32 Smith Jr.,Lenzelle 15-15 333 22.2 28-57 .491 9-18 .500 14-32 .438 25 50 75 5.0 30 0 34 18 0 20 79 5.3
15 Weatherspoon,J.D. 12-0 85 7.1 18-29 . 6 2 1 0-2 . 0 0 0 12-20 . 6 0 0 12 7 19 1.6 5 0 2 2 2 3 48 4.0
02 Sibert,Jordan 15-0 220 14.7 19-60 .317 12-40 .300 6-10 .600 4 21 25 1.7 16 0 15 8 1 9 56 3.7
12 Thompson,Sam 15-0 151 10.1 20-39 . 5 1 3 0-6 . 0 0 0 8-14 . 5 7 1 3 13 16 1.1 8 0 15 5 3 2 48 3.2
10 Ross, LaQuinton 2-0 7 3.5 1-3 .333 1-3 .333 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.5
23 Williams,Amir 14-0 122 8.7 14-24 . 5 8 3 0-0 . 0 0 0 5-14 . 3 5 7 17 21 38 2.7 17 0 0 4 12 3 33 2.4
03 Scott,Shannon 15-0 156 10.4 12-30 .400 1-7 .143 1-3 .333 2 11 13 0.9 17 0 32 16 1 5 26 1.7
55 McDonald,Trey 7-0 26 3.7 0-5 . 0 0 0 0-0 . 0 0 0 0-0 . 0 0 0 2 2 4 0.6 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
Team 17 17 34
Total.......... 15 3000 432-877 . 4 9 3 75-221 . 3 3 9 240-351 . 6 8 4 175 383 558 37.2 240 2 264 168 39 123 1179 78.6
Opponents...... 15 3000 306-764 .401 83-260 .319 151-227 .665 112 331 443 29.5 295 7 133 271 37 58 846 56.4

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