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Minor-league hockey team to give away burial plots

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Go to a hockey game, get sent to the box.

Some lucky fan will win two free burial plots when the minor-league Bakersfield (Calif.) Condors hold Cemetery Plot Giveaway Night on Jan. 21.

“We do have a dark side,” Condors president Matthew Riley told Yahoo! Sports. “Hopefully whoever wins it won’t need to (use it) for a while.”


• At “Aldon Smith raises the bar over Von Miller to be the NFL’s Dumbest Linebacker.”

• At “Packers go with no-cuddle offense.”

Not so fast there

Ratcheting up the degree of difficulty when Virginia Tech and Tennessee play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016:

Mandatory pit stops on every scoring drive.

Points taken

“Not that more information is necessary to explain the 28-point line for Denver’s game against Jacksonville,” wrote Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, “but the Broncos scored 51 points last week against the Cowboys, while the Jaguars have scored 51 points all season. Enough said.”

Peyton’s replace

“What would the Denver-Jacksonville odds be if the teams switched quarterbacks?” asked R.J. Bell of “I reached out to multiple Las Vegas and online bookmakers, and the consensus opinion is:

“Denver (with Blaine Gabbert) would be favored by 11 points hosting Jacksonville (with Peyton Manning).”

Talko time

• Blogger TC Chong, on the NFL plans to play three games in London next year: “You’d think they would schedule at least one game for another huge emerging market — Los Angeles.”

• Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, on yet another new college bowl, in Boca Raton, Fla.: “Just wondering if an invitation to this game would be a reward or a sentence?”

• RJ Currie of, after named Jacksonville one of the most dangerous U.S. cities to visit: “Unless you are an NFL team.”

• CBS’s David Letterman, on awards week in Stockholm: “The Nobel Prize for chemistry once again went to the Yankee Stadium hot dog.”

Lawn clipping

Looking for a little something different for that Texas A&M fan on your holiday list? Thanks to upcoming stadium renovations, a square of Kyle Field sod can be yours for just $20.

Or $10,020, if you can get Johnny Football to stamp his cleatmark into it.

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About Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

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 Page 2 column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports. | 206-464-8250


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