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Cheeseheads would have different votes

It wasn't referees? Computer systems analysts, civil engineers and veterinarians came in 1-2-3 in CareerCast.com's analysis of the country's most underrated jobs. Obviously Packer fans and NFL players weren't in on the vote.

The Seattle Times

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What, it wasn't referees?

Computer systems analysts, civil engineers and veterinarians came in 1-2-3 in CareerCast.com'sanalysis of the country's most underrated jobs.

Obviously Packer fans and NFL players weren't in on the vote.

Letter rip

Technical-foul magnet Rasheed Wallace plans to unretire and sign with the Knicks, the New York Post reported.

Coincidence? After playing for Washington, Portland, Atlanta, Detroit and Boston, at least 'Sheed finally found a city name without a T in it.

Headlines

AtFark.com: " ... and in early Big 12 basketball action, West Virginia tops Baylor 70-63. Wait ... what?"

AtTheOnion.com: "Darrius Heyward-Bey wakes from wonderful dream in which he wasn't on Raiders."

AtSportsPickle.com: "Ed Hochuli receives the Presidential Whistle of Freedom."

Win-win for writers

Not everyone is happy to see the managerial reign of error about to end for Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillen.

"I have a suggestion: Trade the two of them for each other," wrote blogger Chad Picasner. "The Red Sox players are already used to hating their manager, and as we all know, Valentine looks good in sunglasses, which are a necessity in the Miami sun."

Still in business

"Here's something amazing," wrote Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, "the NHL lockout is entering its third week and Canada hasn't folded yet."

Life in the slow lane

Big upset in this year's Bulgarian National Snail Racing finals: Replacement Refs beat NHL Labor Talks at the wire.

Quote marks

• New England receiver Wes Welker, to Patriots.com, on QB Tom Brady's ability to play through pain: "Tom is such a good-looking guy ... Obviously, he gets banged up, and he's probably the toughest metrosexual I've ever come across."

• Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, after the Reds' Homer Bailey pitched the season's seventh no-hitter: "Ultimate mocking indignity for batters: Being no-hit by a guy named Homer."

• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, on the NBA's vow to start fining players for flopping: "Will they refer to the new rule as the 'Ginobili tax'?"

Secret vote

NFL referees approved a new eight-year contract 112-5 Saturday, and even veteran poll workers were amazed.

What, they've never seen someone go under a black hood to vote before?

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com

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