What zmjezhd said about "jump" is correct. The "schedule" would be the game schedule that the Nuggets had in the NBA (National Basketball Association). Enos Slaughter was a baseball player in the late '30s through the '50s. I might also offer that the writer chose smellfungus because the fungus in question is not plural no matter how many folks were smelling it. I would also suggest that smellfungi and smellfungus(s)es would both (or even all three) be correct.