Originally posted on The Sports Post  |  Last updated 7/28/13
JUICE THIS is going back-to-school shopping for jerseys. We're also going to dissect America's (Not No. 1) Team and check in on all the 'love' Aaron Hernandez is not getting, but should be. Hey, Ryan Braun is. *** JERSEY CITY Colin Kaepernick's Miami Dolphins jersey is apparently the No. 1 seller in the league right now. Brian Urlacher's old No. 54 is the 10th-best seller, but we need to double-check that because it's likely overrated. Aaron Rodgers's is No. 9, but it's very, very dirty. Lots of grass stains. Tom Brady's is seventh, but Gisele is working on an over-the-shoulder redesign. Ryan Tannehill is No. 6 and we have absolutely no f**king idea why. Speaking of Kaepernick, can't understand why he's in ESPN's 'V Foundation' promo, because compared to the other athletes who appear, he's a punk. *** THE GREAT AMERICAN TEAM With the Cowboys having brought in Bill Callahan as offensive coordinator, Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator and having had owner-who-thinks-he's-a-GM Jerry Jones give head coach Jason Garrett a vote of death/kiss of confidence, how long before Lane Kiffin bolts USC, which goes back on probation, to become head coach in Dallas? Hey, Jones screwed over Tom Landry, he'll do it to Garrett too. *** HERNANDEZ'S HIDEAWAY Wasn't it great to hear Bill Belichick praising his organization for its vetting of Aaron Hernandez? (And Randy Moss? And Chad Ochocinco?) Didn't they give Wes "Wrong Shoulder" Welker's money to Hernandez? Anyway, sounds like Belichick is ready to welcome the big tight end back after he's acquitted. No reason to think Hernandez wouldn't be a model player upon returning. He has Plaxico Burress written all over him. No, literally he does - check his tattoos. Heck, the local sheriff is already describing him as a model prisoner. In any event, Hernandez jersey sales should explode again when he likely gets indicted one more time next month in that other ongoing murder investigation. He's making O.J. look small-time, isn't he? And if the Patriots don't want him back, the Oakland Raiders are praying for an acquittal. Uh, acquittals. *** URBAN RENEWAL Urban Meyer has sent a lot of players to the pros, including Tim Tebow and Aaron Hernandez. He's already working on his next lot at Ohio State, as prized incoming freshmen recruits Tim Gardner and Marcus Baugh have already run afoul of college and/or local authorities. And two starters he inherited, Carlos Hyde and Bradley Roby, are in trouble. Good to see it didn't take him long to put his personal stamp on the Ohio State Gators and keep them right in the swing of things in developing pro talent. In a bootstrap reaction, Meyer reported Florida, his former employer, to the NCAA for recruiting violations. Despite that, Urban, Tebow is proud of you. Not. Tebow, by the way, with Reggie Bush out of Florida and in Detroit now, has decided to not return his Heisman Trophy after all. *** SPEAKING OF FLORIDA Last week, the Pouncey twins were busted for wearing "Free Hernandez" hats. Maurkice, center for the Steelers, has apologized. Mike, center for the Dolphins, says he'll be in the front row everyday for any Hernandez trial and pledges to be a character assassination witness. He also apologized for spelling "Flee" incorrectly on the hat. *** AND FINALLY... Johnny Manziel is quietly telling friends he left the Manning Quarterback Camp early so he wouldn't have to do the Jon Gruden's Quarterback Camp on ESPN next year before the draft. If he can't avoid it, he says he already has his alarm set to oversleep that morning ... If Ryan Braun is going to be welcomed back after killing the game he loves, should Aaron Hernandez be welcomed back after allegedly doing the same to the guy who dated his fiancee's sister? Always wondered, who's a better coach, Bill Callahan or Jon Gruden? Callahan, in his first year replacing Gruden, took the Raiders to the Super Bowl, which Gruden never did. But Callahan then lost to first-year Buccaneers coach Gruden in the big one. So who's the better coach? Callahan, for taking Gruden's team further than it ever went, or Gruden, for beating him once he got there? By: Howard Schlossberg Twitter: @HSchlossberg

This article first appeared on The Sports Post and was syndicated with permission.

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