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Originally published August 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM | Page modified August 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

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97-year-old gold medalist: It’s not like he’s racing against Usain Bolt

Track athlete Champ Goldy, 97, of Haddonfield, N.J., has amassed nearly 300 medals in masters meets since taking up the sport at age 70.


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Old’un Goldy is a golden oldie.

Track athlete Champ Goldy, 97, of Haddonfield, N.J., has amassed nearly 300 medals in masters meets since taking up the sport at age 70.

“I’ve gotten a lot of gold,” he told the Camden Courier-Post. “But at my age, sometimes I don’t have a lot of competition.”

Sacked for a loss

The 31 million employees who manage their fantasy football teams on company time this year will cost U.S. firms about $14 billion in lost productivity, according to one estimate.

Or the wasteful equivalent of 140 Albert Haynesworth contracts.

How soon they forget

The Broncos will get Super Bowl revenge over the Seahawks by a 24-23 score, according to PredictionMachine.com, which says it ran 50,000 computer simulations of the upcoming NFL season.

Ever see Richard Sherman rage against a computer program before?

Take Two Dept.

Tom Terrific and Manfred refers to:

a) a 1960s “Captain Kangaroo” cartoon duo

b) Tom Seaver and the next Bud Selig

Cue the pyrotechnics

Shouldn’t the Mariners have scheduled their August Fireworks Night the night they honored Lou Piniella?

Bah, humbug

LeBron James is scheduled to play his first game in Miami since returning to the Cavaliers on Dec. 25.

Merry Christmas, Heat fans!

Watch for the reverse

Ex-QB Brett Favre told Milwaukee’s WTMJ Radio he has no regrets about his 16 years with the Packers — “And that goes from Day 1 to the end.”

While reserving the right to change his mind, of course.

Talking the talk

• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, looking on the bright side after two people were arrested for fighting in an autograph line for Florida State QB Jameis Winston: “If they end up in jail, at least the folks have a chance to meet other football players.”

• Bio graphic from ESPN’s Little League World Series telecast, with the inside scoop on Chicago first baseman Trey Hondras: “Talks to girls before games for good luck.”

• Comedy writer Alan Ray, with rumblings of a Little League juicing scandal: “A player tested positive for Capri Sun.”

• Gene Wojciechowski of ESPN.com, on the new college football playoff format: “I’m going to miss the Bowl Championship Series — much the same way I’d miss second-hand smoke, cellphones at dinner and people who examine their own earwax.”

Annie, get your Jugs gun

Police in Fairfax County, Va., cited Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth for going 105 mph in a 55 mph zone.

On the bright side, though, he broke the club record for going from first to third.

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

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