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Jim Armstrong discusses Brett Favre's "issues" in a way that only Bill Clinton could love. That and more from the Lighter Side of Sports.

Bill Clinton, reacting to the Favre situation: “He did NOT have sexual relations with that woman … but, damn, he wanted to! I mean, come on now. Have you seen the personalities on that sweet young thing?’’ …

OK, enough already with our man Brett. And enough already with the baseball playoffs, too. What part of Phillies rule, everybody else drools don’t you get? …

In case you haven’t noticed, the NHL season has started. What’s that? Yeah, you’re right. My bad. Everyone knows there’s no beginning, middle or end to the NHL season. …

Not that Juan Uribe and Pablo Sandoval could use to lose a few pounds, but the Eagles had more scouts at the Giants-Braves series than the Phillies did. …

I just took a glance at the NBA exhibition standings. Which reminds me. Two glances at the NBA exhibition standings and you officially have less of a life than Mel Kiper, Jr. …

Brent Musburger on steroids: “I think under the proper care and doctor’s orders, they could be used at the professional level.’’ Brent, we said take the fifth, not drink it. …

By the way, now that the recession is over and all, I’m assuming you’re reading this on an island with an umbrella drink in your hand. Just make sure you don’t spill on the keyboard, bubba. …

Steve Spurrier gave himself a game ball after South Carolina knocked off No. 1 Alabama. In case you’re wondering, I already checked. That’s the only thing the NCAA doesn’t have a rule against. …

The 49ers’ owner, Jed York, texted ESPN the other day to predict that the Niners would win the NFC West. He also predicted a fourth-quarter comeback by Germany in World War II. …

Not that Wade Phillips is in trouble, but he’s been told that, if the Cowboys lose at Minnesota this weekend, he’s walking home. …

This just in. Linebacker U has been renamed Matador U after Penn State’s embarrassing loss to lowly Illinois at Happy Valley. …

Jim Armstrong

Roy Halladay, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies

Roy Halladay, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies

The Giants’ Tim Lincecum 2-hit the Braves with 14 whiffs, and the Phillies’ Cole Hamels shut down the Reds in Game 3 to end their series. But clearly the Athlete of the Week is Phillies’ ace Roy Halladay. Making his postseason debut after 169 career wins, Halladay pitched the second postseason no-hitter in baseball history. Halladay needed just 104 pitches as he walked just one Reds batter while striking out eight. The walk to Jay Bruce on a full count with two outs in the fifth inning was the only thing standing between Halladay and perfection.

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Carlos Zambrano announced the other day that he’s going to retire the split second the final two years of his five-year, $91.5-million contract have expired. But just so you know, it’s not about the money. It’s about the love of the game. …
The Twins win the pennant! The Twins win the pennant! It hasn’t happened, of course … yet. Twinkies rule! …
Which reminds me. The Pirates, continuing a proud tradition, will turn a handsome profit this season, enabling them to embark on an aggressive offseason plan aimed at rebuilding the owner’s luxury suite. …
And you wonder why they call the NFL the No Figuring League: The Vikings are in last place in the NFC North and Favre’s backyard touch-football team is in first place in the AFC South. …
The Reds, after receiving permission from the commissioner’s office, honored Pete Rose on the 25-year anniversary of his record-breaking 4,192nd hit. Rose didn’t do interviews or speak directly to the crowd, but he did give a thumbs-up and a wink to a bookie behind the visitor’s dugout. …
That’s it for this week, sports fans. Now that the recession is officially over and all, I’ve got to go buy my wife another Porsche.

Jim Armstrong

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Carlos Zambrano announced the other day that he’s going to retire the split second the final two years of his five-year, $91.5-million contract have expired. But just so you know, it’s not about the money. It’s about the love of the game. …
The Twins win the pennant! The Twins win the pennant! It hasn’t happened, of course … yet. Twinkies rule! …
Which reminds me. The Pirates, continuing a proud tradition, will turn a handsome profit this season, enabling them to embark on an aggressive offseason plan aimed at rebuilding the owner’s luxury suite. …
And you wonder why they call the NFL the No Figuring League: The Vikings are in last place in the NFC North and Favre’s backyard touch-football team is in first place in the AFC South. …
The Reds, after receiving permission from the commissioner’s office, honored Pete Rose on the 25-year anniversary of his record-breaking 4,192nd hit. Rose didn’t do interviews or speak directly to the crowd, but he did give a thumbs-up and a wink to a bookie behind the visitor’s dugout. …
That’s it for this week, sports fans. Now that the recession is officially over and all, I’ve got to go buy my wife another Porsche.

Jim Armstrong

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