Monday, February 4, 2008

You've Got To Be Joking

Sit back and relax as you enjoy this week’s Sports Shorts.

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has decided to sit Tony Parker indefinitely because of a bone spur in his left heel. Wow, a French guy going down without a fight. I never saw this coming.

The ashes of thoroughbred racehorse Barbaro will be placed in front of an entrance gate at Churchill Downs sometime in 2009. Those who would like to pay their respects to the horse before then are advised to visit the Elmer’s glue factory in New York State.

The Charlotte Bobcats have signed free agent Earl Boykins to a $1.1 million contract. The 5’5” guard is expected to play on the shoulders of Jeff McInnis to form one complete player. Although Boykins’ contract may sound steep, the Bobcats are expected to save thousands on plane tickets by stashing him in the overhead luggage compartment during team flights.

Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao will miss up to four weeks with a left ankle sprain. It was only a matter of time before he finally tripped on his hair.

Major League Baseball is currently investigating whether some of its umps belong to the KKK. Membership in the organization could result in an immediate suspension given baseball’s “three K’s and you’re out” policy.

Roger Clemens spent the week at a Houston Astros mini-camp where he regaled young players with stories about his exploits in the Major Leagues. In fact, the Rocket was so talkative and forthcoming that many people mistook him for Brian McNamee.

The NFL has decided to allow the Buffalo Bills to play an annual regular-season game in Canada. Now all the league has to do is convince the players to wear skates and chase a puck in order to attract Canadian fans.

Nine people were arrested in Scottsdale on suspicion of selling forged Super Bowl tickets for thousands of dollars. Authorities first became suspicious when they noticed the tickets were for a game featuring the Muncie Flyers and the Rochester Jeffersons.

A judge has ruled that jailed quarterback Michael Vick can keep nearly $20 million in bonus money he received from the Atlanta Falcons. Wow, I thought the Bengals were the only team that gave money away to convicts.

The San Antonio Spurs have bolstered their backcourt by signing point guard Damon Stoudamire. The acquisition now gives the team more veterans than the American Legion.