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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. HIGH PRAISE INDEED

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has received the ultimate honor: a sculpture of himself made of sand. The artistic effort came with a warning: Don't bring it to the beach when high tide is coming.

2. REALITY CHECK

Terrell Owens reportedly underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered while filming a show for VH1. Who knew that reality shows were more dangerous than playing wide receiver in the NFL?

3. ATTENTION SHOPPERS:

T-shirts reading "West Virginia Loves Coach Stew," a reference to ex-coach Bill Stewart, have been banished to the $3.99 bargain rack in Morgantown. You can find them right next to the those Bills' jerseys with "Lynch 23" on the back.

4. THEY HATE EACH OTHER

The Paniolo Trophy, given to the winner of the Hawaii-Wyoming football game, has been missing since 1997. That's difficult to believe, because when you're making up a list of college football's heated rivalries

5. NO MORE MR. NICE GUY

WBA champion David Haye promises a "brutal execution" of Wladimir Klitschko in their heavyweight fight Saturday and vows to send Klitschko to the hospital. Haye has got to stop listening to tapes of Dick Jauron's fiery news conferences.

-- Budd Bailey

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