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Who needs a Rally Monkey when a Rally Skunk will do? Baldwyn (Miss.) High School football players — in the midst of blowing a 27-7...
The Seattle Times
Who needs a Rally Monkey when a Rally Skunk will do?
Baldwyn (Miss.) High School football players — in the midst of blowing a 27-7 halftime lead in a 28-27 loss to rival Booneville — were sent scrambling for sideline cover in the fourth quarter, the North Eastern Mississippi Daily Journal reported, when a striped little stinker invaded the field.
On the strong side of the formation, no doubt.
• At SportsPickle.com: "Nationals approach Stephen Strasburg about pitching the remainder of the season left-handed."
• At TheOnion.com: "Desperate Angels deactivate, reactivate Vernon Wells to see if that works."
Going for the gold
Gymnast Gabby Douglas' Olympic gold medal cold be worth millions in endorsements, sports analysts say.
Which means she's now working on a difficult kind of vault.
The United States Football League has added Chris Doleman to its board of advisers, joining fellow Pro Football Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk and Fred Biletnikoff, three-time Pro Bowler Lincoln Kennedy and 12-year quarterback Jeff Garcia.
In a related story, the USFL board has been installed as 7 ½-point favorites against the St. Louis Rams.
Vroom for more
Fox Deportes has signed on to televise stock-car races in Spanish next year.
"Currently, NASCAR is broadcast in only two languages," wrote Greg Cote of the Miami Herald. "English and Redneck."
A former corrections officer was arrested after throwing two footballs stuffed with drugs and contraband into the prison yard at the Richland (Ohio) Correctional Institution, the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum reported.
Prosecutors can't decide whether to charge her with drug trafficking or detentional grounding.
• Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, after The Washington Post endorsed the Nationals' planned shutdown of pitcher Stephen Strasburg: "Shouldn't the Post be more interested in shutting down certain politicians?"
• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, on ex-infielder Jeff Kent slated to appear on the next "Survivor": "Wonder if one of the challenges will involve washing a truck?"
• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on why the Cowboys' offense is so difficult to prepare for: "They give you more looks than Jerry Jones' plastic surgeon."
• John "House" Taylor, a 6-11, 500-pound D-lineman for the semipro Central Penn Piranha, when Harrisburg's WHP-TV sought the secret to blocking him: "You got to catch me moving in one direction."
Making the rounds
Boxing icon Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville, Ky. — sagging front porch and all — is on the market for $50,000, but buyer beware.
As fixer-uppers go, it's not the greatest.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or email@example.com