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2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth (right) has never bothered to get his green jacket tailored. He said he’s never trusted anyone to do the proper alterations.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Jordan Spieth doesn't know his jacket size. He only knows one of the jackets he owns -- a green one -- is too big.
"I never got it tailored, so it's huge," Spieth said of his green jacket from winning the 2015 Masters. "I never trusted anybody, never wanted anyone to go do it. I didn't give them my size originally. I wore the one off the green that day, and I never gave it back to them to tailor or anything. I should now."
Asked for his jacket size, Spieth wasn't sure, only that it was somewhere around a 40.
There's a reason he doesn't know. Spieth doesn't own a lot of jackets. He did get a couple of them before the Presidents Cup, and he put it on the tab of Justin Thomas.
"I bought two suits on Justin's Polo account ... and that's the only nice clothes that I've ever bought," Spieth said. "I bought two suits and the shoes and sweaters and whatnot because he got a discount. So I got some really nice stuff."
What did Thomas get out of the deal?
"I asked him if he wanted any underwear in return or something," Spieth said with a smile.
The backup plan
Eli Manning might be more popular as a backup quarterback.
Sales of Manning's jersey surged more than 70 percent after his benching last week compared to sales over the previous seven days, according to data from sports retailer Fanatics, which runs the NFL's official online shop. The benching ended a streak of 210 consecutive starts by the New York Giants star.
Last week, Giants Coach Ben McAdoo -- who was fired by the team Monday -- announced that Manning was being relegated to a backup role for the floundering Giants for the first time since November 2004.
Sunday, when the Giants took on the Raiders with Geno Smith at the helm, was the biggest sales day for Manning merchandise over the past month, according to Fanatics.
Reports have indicated Manning could return to the starting role this week when the Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys at Metlife Stadium.
Makes no sense
The Denver Broncos are reeling. After a 3-1 start to the season, the team has lost eight in a row, and first-year head Coach Vance Joseph is desperately looking for solutions to Denver's many problems. Here's the best he could come up with: A new motto!
A new motto that makes absolutely no sense: "No surviving."
"Here's my best shot at interpreting Joseph's new motto," wrote Steven Ruiz of USA Today. "The Broncos can't just play out the rest of the schedule with saving their jobs as the only goal. They need to play as if they still have everything to play for. They need to do more than just survive.
"Does that make sense? Whatever, I tried."
Who was the New York Giants head coach when quarterback Eli Manning made his first start?
Tom Coughlin in 2004.
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