One thing is for sure, like other collectibles usually hawked on late-night TV, they're not guaranteed to go up in value.
Irsay tells it like it is
Colts owner Jim Irsay has a well-earned reputation for speaking his mind, as the following tweets from Thursday night prove:
"SERIOUS TRADE WINDS Swirling! We're talking given up high pick for SERIOUS Vet/Starter!.. these deals often crumble n don't reach completion"
And: "Colts Fans..Your GM Mr Grigson isn't afraid to roll the dice n aggressively improve YOUR Indianapolis Colts..n my check book stands ready!"
And finally, this perplexing piece: "It's standing still...at 1am...shut it down...as Paul Simon says.. 'There's only so much you can do..go on and get some rest...' "
Want more? Go to: @JimIrsay on Twitter. Maybe you can make sense of the fractured syntax.
Titans extend McCourty
Cornerback Jason McCourty has signed a contract extension that will keep him with Tennessee through the 2017 season.
The five-year extension is worth $43 million in new money with $20 million in guarantees and bonuses. A 2009 sixth-round pick out of Rutgers, McCourty has started 24 of 42 career games, recording 182 tackles, four interceptions, a sack, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He set a career-high with 107 tackles last season and led the team with 13 passes defended.
Mariani out for year
Titans returner Marc Mariani suffered a season-ending injury returning a punt in Thursday night's 32-27 win over the Cardinals.
Titans coach Mike Munchak said Mariani broke both the tibia and fibula in his left leg in a gruesome injury that snapped the bones.
"That's something in football you don't want to see, and it's hard to see that and continue on with the game," Munchak said.
Mariani, a 2010 seventh-round draft pick out of Montana in 2010 and a Pro Bowl returner the same year, had surgery Thursday night.
Packers cut Hargrove
Defensive end Anthony Hargrove, already facing an eight-game suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty pool, was released by the Packers. The 29-year-old Hargrove, who has denied the charges, was with the Saints in 2009-2010, and with Seattle last season.
Seattle rookie QB shines
Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson staked his claim to the starting job in Seattle on Friday night, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to a 44-14 rout of the host Chiefs.
Wilson has been competing for the job with Matt Flynn, who was held out of the game with a sore elbow.
This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.