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Wake-up call: Clippers, Michael Vick, Jack Nicholson

November 25, 2008 | 11:12 am


Poor Clippers. They can't lose for losing. And we're not even talking about the Clippers' 99-87 loss to New Orleans.

It appeared at first glance as if they had made a good move in the trade with the New York Knicks for Zack Randolph. It might still go through. But the longer the Knicks study Cuttino Mobley's heart condition, the more likely it is they will void the deal and send him and Tim Thomas back to the Clippers.

The Clippers are 2-12, and speaking of dogs, Michael Vick had a courtroom victory today that might not force him to spend eight months in federal prison.

He could leave Leavenworth early for a halfway house.

Would the Oakland Raiders qualify as a halfway house?

Does Al Davis remind anyone else of Fagin?

Are they still going to play the Notre Dame-USC game Saturday? From the Chicago Tribune story today, it looks like a fight that should be stopped before the first bell rings.

The Las Vegas Hilton has the line at 30 1/2.

A Chicago Tribune poll on Charlie Weis' future had 1,170 respondents through this morning. And the survey says: Weis should go: 53.5%. Weis should stay: 46.5%.

Jay Leno on the economy: ''I’ll tell you how bad the economy is. Last night, I saw Jack Nicholson at a Clippers game.''

Is that where we came in?

-- Randy Harvey

Photo (top): The New Orleans Hornets' Peja Stojakovic drives against the Clippers Al Thornton during Monday night's game in Los Angeles. Credit: Hector Mata / Los Angeles Times