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He must have thought the guy was from a different planet
That's what they get for booking a Trekkie convention in the same Chicago hotel the L. A. Kings were staying in. "This morning, (Kings coach...
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That's what they get for booking a Trekkie convention in the same Chicago hotel the L.A. Kings were staying in.
"This morning, (Kings coach) Darryl Sutter asked a guy in a Star Trek uniform where the team bus was," tweeted TSN's Gord Miller. "Darryl thought he was the hotel doorman."
Political Ring Dept.
Former pro rassler — and ex-Minnesota governor — Jesse "The Body" Ventura is making rumblings about running for president in 2016.
Potential tag-team partners — er, VP candidates — will be vetted on domestic policy, foreign affairs and the step-over toe hold.
• From "Dan Patrick Show" producer Paul Pabst: "Sources: Rutgers in negotiations to bring in Gordon Gee."
• At Fark.com: "Mets finish first-ever series sweep of Scranton."
"I don't wanna say Tim Duncan is old," wrote Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, "but when James Naismith was hunting around for a hoop, it was Tim who handed him a peach basket."
Legs the first to go
News flash: Grant Hill retires from NBA — 13 years after his ankles did.
A man in Chicago broke a world record by riding a Ferris wheel for more than 48 hours.
"He said it was like a typical Cubs season," noted meteorologist Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va. "There were highs, there were lows, and at the end it always finishes at the bottom."
Talking the talk
• Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on loose-lipped Ohio State president Gordon Gee: "It's not his first rodeo, and frankly, it's not his first time as the clown at the rodeo."
• Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, on lessons learned from Gee's barbs: "Apparently tying a bow tie too tight can cut off circulation to the brain."
• Timberwolves president Flip Saunders, to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, on Ricky Rubio's leadership ability: "Point guards are not made — they're delivered from heaven."
• Former Canadian gold-medalist Marnie McBean, as quoted in the Toronto Sun, on why rowing is a lot like politics: "We sit on our ass and go backwards."
So, Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy missed a start after he cut a finger washing dishes?
Needless to say, they don't let him bat cleanup.
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