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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Inside Mike Shanahan's stocking

Mike Shanahan
Is former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan coming back? We have some ideas on where.

Thanks to an anonymous hookup, Santa gave us a preview of what Mike Shanahan will find in his stocking this year.

It appears several teams slipped St. Nick a little something on the side to try to sway the two-time Super Bowl champion coach toward their head-coaching positions.

Here is what we found:

• A copy of the Redskins' playbook with a lighter taped to it. And a gift certificate for $100 million from the "Free Agent Market" with a note attached saying, "Go on a little spree! D. Snyder."

• A copy of the 2009 Dallas Cowboys team picture with Shanahan's face superimposed onto Wade Phillips' body with "Wish You Were Here" inscribed.

• A copy of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce's official welcoming pamphlet titled, "Buffalo -- It Ain't So Bad."

• A mini-helmet featuring his picture on the side. Attached note says, "Forget Paul Brown. Cleveland Shanahans has a nice ring." And a handwritten coupon saying "IOU 1 QB -- M. Holmgren."

• A mix CD with the Raiders' logo on the cover. Songs include "Prodigal Son," "Reunited" and "I Want You Back."