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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. WANTS A DO-OVER

David Tyree, a Giants' hero in their Super Bowl XLII win, says he'd give up his famous catch and the victory if same-sex marriage were banned in America. In a related story, every player on the Patriots' roster from that game has changed his political party affiliation to Conservative.

2. HEY, BIG SPENDER

Browns receiver Josh Cribbs plans to fight a $15 parking meter ticket he received in Cleveland Heights, even though it will cost him $50 in court costs to do so. NFL owners have demanded that Cribbs be added to the players' bargaining team.

3. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP

Former "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is organizing a marathon in November in Birmingham, Ala., and plans to run in it. British bookmakers have already made the hefty Studdard the favorite in the "Clydesdale division" of the race.

4. LAYING ON THE LUMBER

The Ted Lindsay Trophy was damaged during Wednesday's NHL Awards, as the stick was broken off. The 86-year-old Lindsay responded by cross-checking the perpetrator in the mouth.

5. CHECK, PLEASE

The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins partied at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut Saturday night, where they ran up a $156,679.74 bar tab. Buying the state of Connecticut a round of drinks seemed like a good idea at the time.

-- Budd Bailey

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