Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
The Hulk has been playing hero for an Oklahoma football team, too.
“He’s a big ole teddy bear off the field,” Lawton (Okla.) High School football coach Randy Breeze told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of his 6-foot-3, 303-pound O-lineman, “but something happens when he puts that helmet on. “His eyes turn a little green, like the Hulk.&
A man picked 15 straight NFL winners on a $5 bet in the Delaware Sports Lottery last weekend, but came up short for a windfall.
Are you ready for some twisted fantasy football?“Take each team’s 53-man roster,” suggested Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, “and then subtract every player who is currently or formerly suspended, who has ever been arrested or indicted, or who has ever had to delete an embarras
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Fake rescue stories and crazed ADs still not exciting enough for you, USC football fans? If so, you’re in luck: For $1,500, season-ticket holders can buy the privilege of running onto the field ahead of the Trojans before a home game.
Fresno State’s two-man entry took top honors at the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on New Melones Lake, Calif. The guys wearing Fresno pads and helmets, meanwhile, have dropped their first two games by scores of 52-13 and 59-27.
College of Faith, from Charlotte, N.C., broke NCAA Division II records for ineptitude by amassing minus-100 total yards — and minus-124 yards rushing — in a 71-0 loss to Tusculum last Saturday.
Jon Ausbury’s three-person team captured the 10th annual Toilet Bowl Challenge — think large tricycles with toilets for seats — in Maple Park, Ill., on Saturday. And if the racing vehicles look familiar, well, there’s a reason. “They’ve been passed down through th
Among the hundreds of prop-bet odds available at Vegas sportsbooks:200-1: That Seahawks or Broncos will finish with the league’s worst record.
John Daly, golf’s one-man soap opera has cut a country song called “Hit It Hard” that draws from his Tour roots, crooning “No laying up, no holding back, ain’t afraid of nothing, it’s a natural fact.”