Monday, February 25, 2008

You've Got To Be Joking

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

Tigers outfielder Gary Sheffield has lashed out at his former agent Scott Boras, calling him a "bad person." It takes one to know one.

Minnesota Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie was arrested for aggravated battery after a street brawl outside a Miami nightclub. The last time a Viking got that rowdy an entire village was pillaged and burned.

San Antonio has acquired power forward Kurt Thomas from Seattle. The deal officially gives the Spurs more veterans than a WWII parade.

New Jersey forward Richard Jefferson is on the hot seat after allegedly choking a man at a hotel party. The charge is hardly surprising given how Jefferson and the Nets have been mastering the art of choking all season.

New York centerfielder Johnny Damon has admitted that he nearly retired following last year’s spring training. Based on the way he played during the season many fans assumed that he had.

Singapore will host the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010. It will be a nice change of pace for a place where the children are used to making the athletic gear rather than playing with it.

The New England Patriots have decided not to designate Randy Moss as a franchise player. Instead the team will simply invest more money in upgrading its video surveillance equipment.

The Florida Marlins have reached an agreement for a brand new ballpark. The baseball-only complex will feature seating for 100 to accommodate all of the Marlins current fans.

260 pound Brewers slugger Prince Fielder has decided to stop eating meat. Consider this fair warning to stock up on fruits and vegetables while you still can.

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin has refused to waive his no-trade clause and will remain with the team for the rest of the season. That’s news to many sports fan who probably assumed that a Mats Sundin was an overpriced piece of IKEA furniture.