Pacers at joint they should've avoided
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
October 10, 2006
Mr. T Pities the Fool, Little T. Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson was punched in the face and hit by a car, rolling onto the vehicle's hood, during a confrontation early Friday outside an Indianapolis strip club. NBA referees would consider that to be 'incidental contact' if it happened to Shaq in the lane.
Jackson, Jamaal Tinsley, Marquis Dan-iels and Jimmie Hunter were at Club Rio at 3 a.m. Friday when the confrontation occurred. Jackson ended the incident by firing gunshots in the air. Small amounts of marijuana were found in Tinsley's car.
Don't worry. They've learned their lesson. From this point on, the players promise to 'stay focused,' 'give 110 percent' and 'take it one vice at a time.'
I'd like to buy a vowel
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens has co-authored a children's book called 'Little T Learns to Share.' Other possible titles in the series:
'Little T Learns to Alienate Quarterbacks.'
'Little T Hires the World's Worst Publicist.'
'Little T, Big Baby.'
'Mr. T Pities the Fool, Little T.'
Time is not on his side
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry received a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's conduct and substance-abuse policies. Henry, who has been arrested four times in the last 10 months, will be barred from practice the next two weeks. Excuse me, but maybe this is one guy who doesn't need more free time.
New York state of mind
New York Yankees owner
George Steinbrenner called his team's playoff series loss to the Detroit Tigers a 'sad failure.' That's odd. If it's so sad, why does everyone outside New York seem so darn happy about it?
Manager Joe Torre's job was immediately in jeopardy. After the series ended, sources overheard Steinbrenner ordering his front office to negotiate with God for the return of Billy Martin.
Who has the right to Sioux?
North Dakota state officials filed a lawsuit demanding the NCAA allow the University of North Dakota to continue using the nickname Fighting Sioux without being sanctioned. They seek to save the Fighting Sioux with a suing fight.
Pete Rose told David Letterman last week that he doesn't bet on baseball anymore because he knows too much about it. 'It wouldn't be fair,' he said. Rose made that comment after picking the Padres and Twins to reach the World Series. That proves it. If Rose bet, it not only wouldn't be fair, it wouldn't be right.
Worth his weight in Hanes
Super bantamweight fighter Celestino Caballero was so worried about making the required weight for an upcoming championship fight, he stripped naked for the weigh-in. Onlookers were shocked when he removed his underwear, but it was a classic choice between boxer or briefs.
Robber stopped short of free ride
Speaking of boxers, WBE middleweight champion Perry Ballard chased down a man who robbed a taxi driver, tackled the thief and held him until police arrived. The knockdown won't be on Ballard's official record, but you could still call it a fare fight.
Shaq prefers a brick composite
NBA Commissioner David Stern continues to field complaints about the league switching from traditional leather basketballs to a new micro-fiber composite ball.
Shaquille O'Neal came out against the change. He's concerned it will ruin his touch on free throws.