Share this article

print logo

Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. GLOVE STORY

"In an introspective moment before his boxing weigh-in Friday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (above) told reporters his favorite movie was 'The Notebook,' an epic love story," wrote Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Then after he got on the scale, he attempted to choke Victor Ortiz."

2. CHECK THE CARDS

Police in Los Angeles caught four people burglarizing the home of Manny Pacquiao while the champion was in his native Philippines preparing for a fight. Possible sentences range from 15 months in prison to 15 rounds with Pacquiao.

3. NET LOSS DEPARTMENT

Among the NCAA penalties handed down to Boise State: no postseason appearances for a year -- by the women's tennis team. No word on whether that includes a TV ban.

4. DISTANT REPLAY

The most stunning sight in the Seahawks' 24-0 loss to the Steelers was: a) The Football Hall of Fame asking for the ball when Seattle finally crossed the 50. b) Pete Carroll asking referee Bill Leavy to review a call -- from Super Bowl XL.

5. VERY SUPERSTITIOUS

Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, on why Tigers manager Jim Leyland didn't change his lucky underwear during a 12-game win streak: "He was experimenting with a shorter rotation for the playoffs."

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times

There are no comments - be the first to comment