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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. GETTING SOME IDEAS

Veteran coach Larry Brown (above) dropped by a Villanova practice on Thursday to get his "basketball fix." Upon seeing Brown walk in the gym, Wildcats coach Jay Wright immediately started to update his resume.

2. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

President Obama says he'll be at the Super Bowl if the Chicago Bears make it, though the Secret Service doesn't like the idea. You try telling Ditka and Butkus they have to submit to enhanced pat-downs.

3. TENTACLED TIPSTER

Paul the Octopus, who became world-famous for his World Cup soccer predictions, was honored posthumously with a 6-foot statue in Berlin. That's a lot more recognition than he got in the U.S., appearing on special boxes of Mrs. Paul's fish sticks.

4. IMAGE IS EVERYTHING

The International Hall of Fame will induct Andre Agassi in July. Agassi, at age 40, is pretty young for such an honor, but he promised to show the committee a risque photo of Steffi Graf.

5. THEY'LL KEEP TRYING

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would repeal last year's health care legislation. Next up on the agenda: trying to overturn the final score of Super Bowl XXV.

-- Budd Bailey and Greg Connors