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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. WAYNE'S WORLD

All 15 staff members at the Bay Horse pub in England, in a show of support for their World Cup team, have temporarily changed their names to Wayne Rooney (above). Just be glad that Kaka isn't British.

2. THE 'L' WORD

Baseball's Mariners not only have a losing record, they're under .500 at home, on the road, against right-handers, against left-handers, in day games, in night games -- you name it. Just call 'em the Seattle, Washington Generals.

3. WORD GAMES

Former President Bill Clinton, if asked if Michigan State's coach could be swayed by NBA millions, would no doubt say, "Depends on what your definition of Izzo is."

4. BOOK SMART

Seattle ranks fifth with 2,853 college degrees per square mile among the 52 biggest U.S. cities, according to blogger/economist Rob Pitingolo, while Oklahoma City (159) came in last. So refresh our memory: How did those Okies manage to hoodwink Seattle out of its NBA team, again?

5. GRASS IS GREENER

Star quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was kicked off the Oregon football team when his latest brush with the law included marijuana possession. In other words, one too many roll-outs.

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times

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