The Dodgers should probably get ready for the Curse of the Bobblehead
The Seattle Times
What, it’s not All-You-Can-Eat Hotdog Night, too?
The Los Angeles Dodgers — in honor of Babe Ruth serving as first-base coach in 1938 when the team was still in Brooklyn — will host Babe Ruth Bobblehead Night next Sept. 9.
• At Fark.com: “All NFL quarterbacks who had a QB rating greater than 10.1 today, take a step forward. Uh ... not so fast, Geno Smith.”
• At SportsPickle.com: “RGIII not sure if he’ll start Mike Shanahan at head coach this week.”
It won’t make anyone forget Lou Gehrig’s “luckiest man on the face of the earth” speech, but Larry Bird had this to say when Indiana State unveiled a statue of him: “I don’t really have a lot of words other than the BS I’m going to give you.”
Just call him RoboQB
The plot of “Almost Human” on Fox revolves around:
a) a futuristic cop and his android partner
b) Peyton Manning’s 2013 passing numbers
Reversal of fortune
You know you’re an old-time fan of West Coast football when you see USC students storm the field after a win over Stanford — and remember when it used to be the other way around.
Missed the memo
Nov. 15 was America Recycles Day, but Major League Baseball teams somehow resisted the urge to hire a manager.
Look out below
Washington fumbled the ball away on its first two possessions and never recovered in losing 41-31 to UCLA.
In keeping with coaching protocol, Husky coach Steve Sarkisian would only refer to his team shooting itself in the foot as “a lower-body injury.”
A man in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., bought the house next door to his former wife and her boyfriend and erected an 11-foot statue of a middle-finger salute in the backyard, WJBK-TV reported.
Irate husband? Sounds more like a displaced Philly sports fan.
The write stuff
• Graham Watson of YahooSports.com, after Florida State players were spotted playing hangman on a coaches’ whiteboard on the sideline during last Saturday’s 59-3 win over Syracuse: “With 1-9 Idaho up next this week, perhaps we’ll get to see a rousing game of Tic-Tac-Toe.”
• Meteorologist Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va., after Alex Rodriguez cited the flu for canceling his drug-suspension sit-down with MLB officials: “Wouldn’t you know — that’s the one shot he didn’t get.”
• Former NFL safety Tommy Zbikowski, to the Chicago Tribune, on why he’s looking forward to joining the Chicago Fire Department: “I’ll have 10 times the stories as a fireman I did as a football player. And at least I can tell these to women and children.”
He’s outta here
NASA has launched another spacecraft to Mars scheduled for a 10-month mission.
But Dennis Rodman insists he’ll be back in time for the NBA Finals.
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