-- After listening to the, "you know", Bucs football team, "you know", being interviewed, "you know", we realized they all, "you know", attended the same speech class ... Why the Steeler collapse: last year's Super Bowl refs couldn't do all their games ... Quote of the year-- Lions WR Roy Williams defending his outrageous TD celebrations: "The score means nothing to me." We know! ... A couple of weeks ago, erratic Falcons passer Michael Vick was aiming his middle finger at a heckling fan but he missed by three rows.
-- College bowls - 32 games times three hours each comes out to 96 hours or the average tenure of the past five Alabama coaches ... Did Poinsettia Bowl officials really apologize for the sissy name?
-- Nashville Predators WR Jordan Tootoo has changed his jersey number to 22. Hope he never decides to play in a tutu.
-- Charla Lucas tells us Mandy McMichaels of Florence, Italy, can fit a whole baseball into her mouth. Try it!
-- Best Christmas gift we received was a remote control with a Dick Vitale (TV analyst) mute button ... Just figured out why no fans got involved in the Knicks-Nuggets brawl in Madison Square Garden recently--nobody wanted to throw a $15 beer ... Is Texas Tech egomaniac hoops coach Bob Knight with his record 880 victories the best? It took him 41 years to reach 879 wins. North Carolina's Dean Smith did it in 36 years. Knight's career winning percentage is 49th among Division I coaches (lost 353 games). Smith is 9th (lost 244).
-- Did you know as a RB at UCLA in 1938, former Dodger Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson averaged 13 yards a carry and earned letters in football, track, basketball and baseball? ... Recent signings: P Ted Lilly with a lifetime 59-58 record got $40 mil for four years and the Cubs gave P Jason Marquis $21 mil for three years though he lost 16 games with the World Champion Cardinals last year.
-- In 1958, Arnold Palmer was the PGA's top money winner with $42,607.
-- Line judges at this year's Wimbledon split 60 pair of trousers while bending over during matches.
-- And finally, Lori Walker's neighbor Sue took a new Christmas scarf back to the store because it was too tight!
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)
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