A New York Mets fan graciously pardons the team in her obituary
Marlou Cunningham Belles 'suprisingly' died of something besides being a Mets fan.
The Seattle Times
Leave 'em laughing? No kidding.
"Marylou Cunningham Belles, of Bethel, CT died July 13th, 2012, after giving cancer the finger for 27 years," began the obituary in the Massena (N.Y.) Daily Courier-Observer. "... She was also a lifelong NY Mets fan though surprisingly, that wasn't what killed her."
Hundreds of fans were refused entrance to the Olympic archery venue Friday because they'd purchased counterfeit tickets.
Moral of the story: It pays to deal with straight-arrows.
Been there, done that
"I'm a fan of tennis," wrote Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, "but I don't understand why anyone would make a big fuss over the sport at the Summer Games. The tennis Olympics wrapped up in London three weeks ago. It's called Wimbledon."
Britain's royals will be out and about during the Olympics, with Prince Harry down to attend beach volleyball matches.
"Of course he will," wrote Don Norcross of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "There wasn't much chance the married prince would get that 'assignment.' "
"I was never in favor of bringing the Olympics to NYC," emailer Linda G. told ThatsSports.com, "but if they bring back live pigeon shooting, I might have to reconsider."
• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, after a South Korean flag was mistakenly displayed on a video board during introductions of North Korea's women's soccer team before its first Olympic match: "It's times like this I really miss Sarah Palin."
• Headline in the Vancouver (B.C.) Sun, on U.S. swim rivals Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte: "Splash of the Titans."
• Blogger Chad Picasner, while watching China in Olympic volleyball: "I wonder if their uniforms were made in the USA."
• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, on reports that Olympian Kobe Bryant has lost 16 pounds since the NBA season ended: "Translation? One of his rings is missing."
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, told the Centre Daily Times that the ex-Penn State assistant coach is "not who they say he is," eliciting this knee-jerk response:
So where's Dennis Green when you really need him?
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org