Monday, November 26, 2007

You've Got To Be Joking

Sit back and relax as you soak up this week's sports shorts.

Ricky Williams has put a book on his life story on hold. No surprise there. The Dolphins running back can’t even read a piece of paper without trying to roll it afterwards.

Tom Lasorda, Vin Scully and other Dodgers greats will ride on the team's first-ever float in the Rose Bowl Parade. The float will contain extra fuel since the Dodgers always seem to run out of gas right at the end.

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas underwent two different surgical procedures on his left knee and will miss about three months. Unfortunately for the NBA, his typing hand still appears to be in tiptop shape.

Alabama coach Nick Saban has been criticized for comparing the horror of Crimson Tide's loss against La.-Monroe to Pearl Harbor. In his defense, he was referring to the movie, not the historical event.

Rapper Lil' Romeo has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at USC. If it prevents him from making music we’re all for it.

The NBDL began its seventh season this week. No one is quite sure why.

Japan's Mizuki Noguchi will wear a pair of shoes made of rice husks in her bid to win a second straight Olympic marathon gold in Beijing. The 29-year-old hopes her footwear will help reduce the temperature of her feet while also remaining far fresher than the previous shoes she wore made out of veal cutlets.

LaDainian Tomlinson has become the 23rd player in NFL history with more than 10,000 yards rushing. Ironically he could have reached the milestone in half the time if he simply played against the Chargers rather than for them.