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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. HEAD GAMES

The Peyton Manning soap opera gets into full swing this week with the arrival of the media in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl. Peyton's ego is so fragile now that even Demi Moore says he seems messed up.

2. THANKS, COACH

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to pay Rutgers $800,000 for hiring Greg Schiano as their coach. What's more likely to happen there -- a bigger financial package for the next coach, or the Greg Schiano Library?

3. MARATHON MEN

How about that match in Australia between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal -- nearly six hours long! It was such a marathon that Rosie Ruiz snuck into the stadium to watch during the fifth set.

4. GOING HOME

Newt Gingrich has talked during the presidential campaign about putting a manned base on the moon. We'll need someone who comes from another planet for that job, so look for NASA to talk to Dennis Rodman soon.

5. OFF TARGET

Tiger Woods tied for third in the Abu Dhabi Championship after hitting just 2 of 14 fairways in the final round. I haven't seen a guy betrayed by his driver like that since Abe Vigoda got into the car near the end of "The Godfather."

-- Greg Connors and Budd Bailey