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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP

What, Tom Izzo (above) angry over his one-game suspension for a secondary rules violation? "I like myself more when I'm ticked off," the Michigan State basketball coach told AP, "and right now I like myself a lot. Read between the lines."

2. CENSUS AND SENSIBILITY

Among the top 10 surprises in the 2010 census, from CBS's David Letterman: 1. Population has grown by 9.7 percent; population's waist size has grown by 42 percent. 2. Eighty-seven percent of professional athletes have dated Kim Kardashian.

3. YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE

"Blue Valentine," debuting in theaters this week, is a movie centered around: a) The love life of a married couple. b) Getting unsolicited texts from Brett Favre.

4. HE'S HAD HIS FILL

Too bad Maryland didn't try to push football coach Ralph Friedgen aside back in his more corpulent days. Good luck getting him to eat the last year of his contract now.

5. JUST SKIN, BABY

Q: What would Al Davis name a Lingerie Football League team? The Oakland Panty Raiders.

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times

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