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A quick glance at the lighter side of sports.

A quick glance at the lighter side of sports.

Just a quick thought before we get rolling … The kid at the Safeway checkout line wants to know, Cowboy fans: paper or plastic. …

The worst job in America? It’s gotta be playing quarterback in Dallas. Six quarters into the gig and Jon Kitna already has had the h knocked out of him. …

Randy Moss, after being fined 25 grand by the league for not talking to reporters, says he’ll spend the rest of the season interviewing himself. Hey, it beats what Brett Favre was doing with himself during his days with the Jets. …

In Favre’s defense, I get the Jenn Sterger-is-so-hot-I’m-willing-to-make-a-complete-butthead-of-myself-to-make-a-pass-at-her thing. Just typing her name got me fined by the league for excessive celebration. …

And to think, Favre still has a half-season of fun ahead of him. Let me put the rest of the Vikings’ year in terms the Wrangler Man can understand: Real. Uncomfortable. Situation. …

The Vikings waived Moss on Monday before we had a chance to hear his first press conference with himself. I guess I'll just have to ad lib it. Randy: “Randy, let me ask you this, Randy. Randy, aren’t you ashamed of how Randy has gone through the motions the past two weeks, Randy?’’ Randy: “Randy is not ashamed of Randy, Randy, but thanks for asking Randy, Randy.’’ …

Who says there are no more nice guys in sports? Pro golfer Pariya Junhasavasdikul, who finished among the leaders at last week’s PGA Tour stop in Malaysia, spends two hours after every round signing his autograph. …

In case you missed it, the 49ers beat the Broncos in London. Things got so bad for Denver’s beleaguered offensive line, Josh McDaniels considered signing a Buckingham Palace guard at halftime. … McDaniels on his team’s 3-0 halftime deficit: “Duh, we’re standing in a soccer stadium.’’ …

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The worst job in America, more Favre and Moss drama, and LeBron galvanizes Ohio politics.

Disgusted by all those negative political ads? Move to Ohio, where every candidate is running on the same platform: LeBron is a weenie. …

Tiger Woods had to give up his No. 1 world ranking over the weekend. On the plus side, Elin’s lawyers let him keep his clown’s foot driver and the ’99 Buick. …

Barry Bonds says he wants to be the Giants’ hitting coach, proclaiming “I have a gift and sooner or later I have to give it away. I have to share it.’’ Asked for his reaction, Giants GM Brian Sabean said he would consider making Bonds the team pharmacist. …

The midway point of the NFL season is upon us and, as usual, there’s no clear-cut favorite. The Giants? They get my vote. The Steelers? Only Troy Polamalu’s hairdresser knows for sure. …

I’m telling you, the drill sergeant in that insurance commercial is on to something. Our country really is turning into Mamby Pamby Land. Or maybe you haven’t noticed that the World Series winner in waiting has a catcher named Posey, a pitcher named Madison and a first baseman named Aubrey. Oh, and a team called the Ducks could win the national championship.

Jim Armstrong

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