We’re now at the traditional point in the college football bowl season where every game begins to look exactly the same.
Some interpretations of the Mayan prophecies call for the world to end before December is over. On the upside, this would mean nobody has to sit through the Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl
A sports fan paid $104,765 for Michael Jordan’s “flu game” sneakers and someone paid $10,877 for World Series MVP David Ortiz’s beard shavings. Yet we can’t entice anyone in Nebraska to fork over 60 bucks for a Gator Bowl ticket?
On the Gator Bowl website, there’s a photo of people bowling at a bowling alley. This is your first clue you’re not in the entertainment capital of the world.
The team flew to Jacksonville on a luxury double decker 747 with more than 250 TV sets and lie-flat beds. It was like being inside Larry the Cable Guy’s Memorial Stadium suite.
Several NFL stadiums now offer a new smartphone app that allows fans to see which beer line is the shortest. Yet the league is incapable of designing a referee’s microphone that works?
New Cowboys backup QB Jon Kitna has been teaching high school math. Just when I think it’s impossible to enjoy football any more, now I may see a high school math teacher get sacked.
On Christmas Day, five NBA games aired on TV for more than 12 hours. Something like 14 hours of football airs on Thanksgiving. Now if we can just move the World Series to Easter Sunday ...
Dennis Rodman is training North Korea’s national team. The international basketball community is bracing for a team where every player has orange hair, scores two points and grabs 36 rebounds per game.
It looks like the top pitcher in Japan, Masahiro Tanaka, will be allowed to come to the U.S. to play major league baseball. He said he’s looking forward to competing with the best players Cuba and the Dominican Republic have to offer.
During an NHL game in Buffalo, a shot by the Sabres’ Mark Pysyk was deflected, landed in the pants of the Phoenix goalie who was unaware and backed into the goal to score the winning goal for Buffalo in OT. Move over, Bouncearoosky and Immaculate Reception.
And finally: There’s a new thing in Russia called “chess boxing,” where competitors alternate playing chess with punching each other in the face. Obviously, the Russians were searching for something that looks less stupid than curling.