Doug Robinson: Best and worst awards for 2010

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 21 2010 11:54 p.m. MST

NBA Farm Team of the Year: The Utah Jazz, which provided the Chicago Bulls with not one, but three free agents: Boozer, Kyle Korver and Ron Brewer (technically it was Memphis after the Jazz traded him to the Grizzlies). Curiously, both the Jazz and Bulls are leading their divisions.

Strangest Quote: Bronco Mendenhall telling KSL Radio at the outset of the football season how excited his coaches and players were to rotate two quarterbacks. "(BYU offensive coaches) like that challenge and ultimately it will make us better," he said. Bet he'd like to take that one back.

The Michael Scott Dundie Award for World's Best Boss: Bronco Mendenhall, who talked all fall about unity and adversity and wore shirts that said "Band of Brothers," fired his defensive coordinator and told his offensive staff to look for jobs. This is the same staff that won 10 or more games in each of the previous four seasons. New slogan: When the going gets tough, the assistants get going.

Forrest Gump Trophy: In separate incidents on back-to-back weekends, an NFL assistant coach and an NFL player hit opposing players during a punt return while standing on the sideline. Both morons were fined. OK, if this wasn't clear previously, let's review: IF YOU'RE NOT WEARING A UNIFORM OR YOU'RE STANDING ON THE SIDELINE, YOU CAN'T PARTICIPATE IN THE GAME. Thanks for your cooperation.

The Be Careful What You Wish For Cup: To the University of Utah, which is leaving the Mountain West Conference to join the Pac-12.


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