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You can get dinner and a very painful show in Florida


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Waiter — there’s a foreign object in my soup!

Just imagine the ambience at the Manor Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater in Kissimmee, Fla., where for $89 a person — $60 for kids — you get to savor cauliflower ears along with haute cuisine. The concept, though, has been slow to get off the mat.

“Perhaps it’s the evening show’s weirdly Renaissance Festival-themed backstory,” wrote Adam Weinstein of Gawker.com. “Maybe it’s the risk of getting wrestler sweat in your tossed green salad and oven-baked chicken.”

Headlines

• At SportsPickle.com: “Players give good Week 17 effort despite zero fantasy implications.”

At Fark.com: “Shanahanded his walking papers / Down goes Frazier.”

Stat of the Week

Tim Tebow has thrown 17 TD passes in his three NFL seasons — or two fewer than Peyton Manning threw in December.

Steel resolve

Yes, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was at home watching the Chargers-Chiefs game and immediately noticed when officials failed to call an illegal-formation penalty that likely knocked his team out of the playoffs.

So what did he yell at his TV?

“I’ll leave that between myself, my sons and our basement.”

Envelope, please

Sports name of the year, football division: Michigan tight end Jake Butt.

Consider the sources

“Depending on whether you get your news from the AP or People magazine,” wrote Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, “the biggest story of 2013 was either the Obamacare rollout or the Lamar Odom-Khloe Kardashian breakup.”

That’s a thumping

Check out this basketball score: Southern University 116, Champion Baptist College 12.

Or, as Times reader Bill Littlejohn put it: “At least Champion kept it down to a 35-possession game.”

Quote marks

• Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, via Twitter, midway through Sunday’s listless Lions-Vikings game: “Time for all of us in the Dome to do something more fun, like walk outside and slowly freeze to death.”

• Randy Turner of the Winnipeg Free Press, on Zdeno Chara, the Boston Bruins’ 6-foot-9 defenseman: “Chara talking to a referee looks like a giraffe talking to a zebra.”

• Filmmaker and Southern Cal alum Steven Spielberg, when a USC student asked him to name his favorite disaster movie: “The Washington State game.”

• Mike Hart of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, on top NFL prospect Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina getting arrested twice for speeding last month:“An unidentified NASCAR scout called him ‘a high-motor guy.’ ”

Name game

An Alabama-loving couple from Andalusia, Ala., named their newborn daughter Krimson Tyde.

So what’s next, some Georgia Techies begetting a Rambling Rex?

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



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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.
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