||Kings partner George Maloof:
Team favored to win NBA title; ho hum. Uh, he's also rumored to be hanging out with Britney Spears. (Owns an NBA team AND dates Britney? New hero.)
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Two Words For You:
Why are people protesting Hootie's
membership attitudes? In comparing Augusta
National to "health clubs, sewing circles, the Junior
League and the Shriners," he showed the real
travesty of exclusion is his circa-1950s cultural
analogies. At least throw a "Ya-Ya" or two in
Protesting fashion sense: More than 60
green-blazered Augusta National members stood in
solidarity of Hootie at the press conference, making
the statement that ridiculous wealth and power can't
buy good taste.
MJ: Not Done Yet?
The '78 Bullets uniform must have put him in
a retro state of mind: MJ didn't leave the door
open to returning to the Bulls (or joining another
franchise ... hello, Charlotte) -- he blew a gaping hole
in the wall, saying if things don't work out with
Washington, "I have options." Gentlemen, start your
I won't tell Tiger how to play golf if he
passes along a few tips about how to date a
supermodel: When Woods wins his fourth Masters
title (and that's the Quickie pick), he can tell Hootie where
he can shove yesterday's smackdown.
Who cares if I'm the best golfer ever? If my
hottie girlfriend tells me to throw that ugly green
jacket in the back of the closet, I'm listening. Take
a lesson, scary-looking, group-thinking
NHL: Crazy 8's
That thud you heard last night was the
sound of the masses jumping off the Ottawa bandwagon,
after the top-seeded Sens lost at home to the
But it was the rule, not the exception: The
West's No. 8 seed, Edmonton, solved Dallas'
||"WE'RE ALL OUT TO GET AL BOHL?" EDITION
|CONVERSATION TOPICS THAT ARE IN PLAY:|
1 Bulls GM question: Paxson on tap? Whither MJ?|
2 Mother Jones: Track star Marion is having a baby
3 Spurs' grip on West: Won 10th straight, own top spot
|CONVERSATION TOPICS THAT ARE SO OVER:|
1 LeBron eligibility question: Too little, too late|
2 NHL sanity: More upsets -- Leafs top Flyers, in Philly
3 Mavs' illusory reign: Bumbled away West's top spot
super-G Marty Turco. Wednesday readers were warned the Stanley Cup
playoffs were wackiest.
While tonight's Lakers-Kings game is pretty
meaningless, Shaq skipping yesterday's practice
and ticking off Phil Jax is not. O'Neal,
through an intermediary (oh, that helps
things), said "flat tire." Heard those things can
untrack bandwagons ...
KU AD Out
If it's a sad day when a coach can run an AD out of town (goodbye, Al Bohl),
what kind of day was it last week when players ran a
coach out of town?
Logical follow-up question: When do the fans
get to run someone out of town?
The baseball Hall of Fame apparently
believes self-indulgent, overrated crap isn't limited
to Susan Sontag novels: Tim Robbins and Susan
Sarandon's public anti-war stance inspired HOF
organizers to cancel a "Bull Durham" anniversary
party. These days, everybody wants to announce
their presence with authority.
Rocky: The Musical
Forget "Rocky VI": Rumor has it
Stallone is moving ever-closer to Rocky on Broadway.
Hey, if someone last fall can stage a musical about
the life of John Heisman (not joking), nothing's a
Other classic sports movies that deserve musical
treatment: Caddyshack (Musical name: My Fairway
Lady); The Bad News Bears (Les Miserables
Bears); Hoosiers (Jimmy Chitwood, Get Your
Shell me once, shame on me. Shell me twice, shame on you. Shell me three times, shame to have to start thinking this ain't a fluke.
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