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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922002 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville+Jaguars Other

Why they should shut down: They have been outscored by the phenomenal total of 129-31 en route to an 0-4 start in 2013. Their quarterback is playing so poorly that fans have taken up the exasperated slogan, "Tebow: Why not?" They engaged us in a Twitter tussle over a report about ball boys at practice. They might be two weeks away from being the biggest underdog in NFL history. Seems like they could definitely use a breather.

 

Why they shouldn't: Their mascot is one bad dude, making paintball firing squad bets on his team despite their near-certain weekly defeats. Don't want to lose him.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922003 Lane Kiffin Lane+Kiffin Other

Why he should shut down: He went a dismal 5-15 with the Oakland Raiders in his first head-coaching gig and was undermined all the way to his firing. He went a shaky 7-6 in one season at Tennessee before leaving in a cloud of dust and angering many fans. He went 28-15 at USC — 4-7 in his last 11 games — and was fired on the airport tarmac after a road loss to Arizona State. If anyone could use a break, it's Lane.

 

Why he shouldn't: At the rate he's going, he should be in line to be the next Broncos or Patriots head coach.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922004 Houston Astros Houston+Astros Other

Why they should shut down: 51-111. They managed to insult women on Ladies Night. 51-111. They drew a 0.0 rating for a couple games in September. 51-111.

 

Why they shouldn't: Because Jonathan Villar plays for them, and Jonathan Villar gifted us both the butt slide and the phantom bunt.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922005 The SEC The+SEC Other

Why they should shut down: It would give somebody else the chance to win a championship. The future NFL talent would spread the wealth a bit.

 

Why they shouldn't: We'd miss things like the classic games, Bret Bielema falling over, Johnny Manziel being Johnny Manziel, etc.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922006 Teams whose mascots don't match the nickname Teams+whose+mascots+don%27t+match+the+nickname Other

Why they should shut down: The examples are plentiful -- the Stanford Cardinal tree, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers big red blob, the Wichita State Shockers', um, ugly dude with the blonde hair.

 

Why they shouldn't: The bottom portion of our yearly NCAA tournament ranking the mascots gallery would be much less entertaining.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922007 Tim Tebow Tim+Tebow Other

Why he should shut down: After he was unable to crack even the most disjointed quarterback battle in the NFL, the future of his pro career is in doubt. Has been getting semi-ironic invites to play for various entities with words like "Russian," "Kiss" and "Lingerie" in the name. This "rally" seems to be the most vigorous fan support he has from any NFL team.

 

Why he shouldn't: Just think if he could recapture some of that Broncos magic for one more run ...

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922008 New Zealand's Emirates America's Cup team New+Zealand%27s+Emirates+America%27s+Cup+team Other

Why they should shut down: Historic collapse against "American" team was a black eye on the entire nation ... sort of. Honestly, those boats are crazy and someone's probably going to get hurt.

 

Why they shouldn't: It's one of very few teams that can afford this ridiculously expensive sport.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31923910 Charlotte Bobca -- err -- Hornets Charlotte+Bobca+--+err+--+Hornets Other

Why they should shut down: They've made the playoffs once in their 10-season existence. They won an all-time NBA worst seven games in the 2011-12 season. Michael Jordan's heyday was clearly as a player, not management. Changing their name — though we respect the retro flair — will not bring back the glory days.

 

Why they shouldn't: We should get at least one Alonzo Mourning/Larry Johnson/Muggsy Bogues montage before they ride off into the sunset.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31923911 Florida Panthers Florida+Panthers Other

Why they should shut down: They've finished last place in three of the past four seasons. They're not exactly a big draw in South Florida — just look at this. The new NHL realignment is going to make their travel life hell. Most of the hockey world would probably not notice if they weren't there tomorrow.

 

Why they shouldn't: What a gentlemanly mascot.

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31923912 Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Danica+Patrick+and+Ricky+Stenhouse+Jr. Other

Why they should shut down: Stenica (Danihouse? Danicky?) was a boon for NASCAR heading into the 2013 season. The Sprint Cups Series' two hottest rookies hooking up just before the Daytona 500 drew headlines that transcended sports. And Danica made history at the 500, winning the pole, leading laps and finishing eighth. But . . . that is to date her only top-10 finish. And in May, the unthinkable (yet inevitable) happened — Ricky wrecked Danica. Finally, if Danica truly settles down with Ricky, is that the end of the GoDaddy.com commercials?

 

Why they shouldn't: Be honest — you love seeing a weekly feature called 'Ricky vs. Danica: Who's on top?'

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Other 198 43 10 in sports who should shut down along with US government 31922001 Shut down? What a concept! Shut+down%3F+What+a+concept%21 Other

For the first time in 17 years, the US government headed for a partial shutdown, which means ... well, we've never been very clear about that. But we do know that there are a handful of sports folks who could stand to sit out a couple plays, too. From teams to coaches, here are 10 that should hit the bench along with the feds.
 

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