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A glance at the lighter side of sports.

Eat you hearts out, couch commandos. I’m typing this column while Jenn Sterger whispers sweet nothings in my ear. …

That NFL P.R. machine never misses a beat. Take Sunday’s Broncos-49ers game in London. It was originally billed as a battle between two teams that don’t particularly care for one another. Now it’s been changed to two teams that don’t particularly care. …

Mike Singletary says the Niners, at 1-6, can make the playoffs. My initial reaction? Enough already with the federal bailouts. …

Allen Iverson has signed a two-year contract to play with a pro team in Turkey. Apparently, the sweetheart deal with that team in Iceland fell through. …

Brett Favre reportedly has admitted to NFL officials that he sent racy texts to Sterger, the five-tool player who once worked for the Jets. Luckily for Favre, the lewd pictures he tried to send her were intercepted. …

Favre threw three picks against the Packers at Lambeau Field, but that wasn’t the worst of his problems. His cholesterol went up 20 points when the Vikings’ charter crossed the Wisconsin state line. …

How bad are the Vikes? Randy Moss has demanded a trade back to New England. …

Oh, before I forget, how’s the fair weather down there, all you Auburn fans who wigged out when Gene Chizik got the head-coaching gig? …

Texas coach Mack Brown said after Saturday’s home loss to Iowa State that his players weren’t ready to play. Henceforth, Brown vowed, his players would take them one embarrassment at a time. …

My mini-scouting report on the World Series: Dick Cheney says it could be dangerous for Vlad Guerrero to put a glove on when the Rangers play at San Francisco. …

For the record, I like the Giants. Josh Hamilton is going to find out you can’t hit a ball out to right field at AT&T Park unless you know Barry Bonds’ personal trainer. …

Then there’s Giants closer Brian Wilson. Have you checked out that beard of his? From the looks of him, he’s the only player in baseball who wants to get traded to the Pirates. …

Meanwhile, word out of the Big Apple is the Yankees have fired pitching coach Dave Eiland for not keeping CC Sabathia’s ERA or weight under 3.00. …

How could the Saints lose to the lowly Browns in New Orleans? Dude, you didn’t watch the game? Drew Brees missed the first half because his Mardi Gras float got stuck in traffic. …

The NBA regular season tips off this week. Good thing. I was so wrapped up in the exhibition season, I was about to fall off the edge of my chair. …

Not to, you know, ruin the suspense, but since Kobe kept his talents on Manhattan Beach, the Lakers are going to win the title again. …

My darkhorse pick is the Cavs. Not really. I just figured folks in Cleveland could use a little pick-me-up, what with winter and another blown No. 1 draft pick by the Browns the only things they have to look forward to. …

The Heat? I like their chances, too, now that they’ve trimmed their roster to three players. …

TCU may be the best team in the country, Baylor is leading the Big 12 South and Texas can’t beat Iowa State. Hey, don’t ask me. I’m just the piano man.
 

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Embarrassment for the Niners, more interceptions for Favre and Iverson in Turkey?
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