Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published May 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM | Page modified May 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Donald Sterling truly is No. 1 in this poll

Disgraced Clippers owner comes in as the most hated man in America


The Seattle Times

advertising

Hate to say it, but Donald Sterling really is a No. 1 guy.

The lame-duck Los Angeles Clippers owner is the most hated man in America, garnering a 92 percent unfavorable rating among respondents to an E-Poll Market Research poll.

Two other sports stalwarts cracked the top 10: O.J. Simpson, tied for third with 88 percent, and Aaron Hernandez, seventh with 81.

Penalty time

New Smyrna (Fla.) High School football coach Rodney Barnes was arrested after police used invisible luminescent powder on cash to solve a rash of locker-room thefts from students’ wallets.

Barnes, 43, has been charged with burglary, grand theft and illegal use of hands.

Kicking mad

“U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann surprisingly left Landon Donovan off the World Cup roster,” noted Greg Cote of The Miami Herald. “It’s an outrage, according to quadrennial American soccer experts who have not watched a match since 2010 and could not name another U.S. player.”

Legs 1, Arms 0

New Titans backup QB Charlie Whitehurst lost his bid to get his usual uniform number when he lost an arm-wrestling contest with the incumbent wearer of jersey No. 6, Brett Kern.

Kern is the punter.

Rare company

Lemurs are the world’s most endangered mammals, according to one study.

Coming in a close second: Chicago Cubs.

Talking the talk

• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, after cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of yet another award — France’s Legion of Honor: “For Armstrong, life is a video now being run in reverse.”

• Ian Hamilton of the Regina (Sask.) Leader-Post, suggesting a name change if California Chrome proves to be a prolific stud: “California Cromartie.”

• Syndicated columnist Norman Chad, on NBCSN: “Nothing But Costas and Soccer Network.”

• Reader Tim P., to ThatsSports.com, on the grief Johnny Manziel is getting after his weekend junket to Vegas: “Good thing Joe Willie Namath did his partying before social media came along.”

Mug-shot time

Safety T.J. Ward, among the Broncos’ big offseason acquisitions, has been charged with throwing a beer mug at a strip-club bartender.

Club officials should’ve seen red flags the moment he asked for his entire $23 million in $1 bills.

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



Free 4-week trial, then $99 a year for unlimited seattletimes.com access. Try it now!

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Enter to win!

Enter to win!

Share a photo of your holiday lights display and you may win a $100 Home Depot gift card.

Advertising

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.
dperry@seattletimes.com | 206-464-8250

Advertising


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►