Caught on the fly

The Sporting News, Oct 21, 2005



WHO'S YOUR HOOSIER? NOT GREG

Indiana is scheduling a fan-friendly event called "Hoosier Hysteria." Now that's an apt title, considering the workout figures to draw passionate IU hoops lovers who will be loud, rowdy and raucous as they yell, "What do you mean we didn't get Greg Oden!?"

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH bigmouth.com

A hot line of NFL merchandise features life-size vinyl posters that show top players in action--all available at fathead.com. What a lousy week to give up Terrell Owens Jokes.

THE FIRST SHOT OF THE SEASON

Kansas basketball's first official practice is open to the public and is called "Late Night in the Phog." That is an odd name because it starts at 6:30 and ends at 9:30--and the Jayhawks could make an even earlier exit If Bucknell shows up.

Kansas fans might need a touch of hypnosis to forget the way last season ended.

Network makes exception for Bartolo Colon

Fly was catching up on some news from the TV world and saw that Head Cases no longer will be shown on FOX.

That explains why David Wells vs. Carl Everett was moved to ESPN.

Who needs tickets? ... Anyone? ... Anyone?

Tough times for ticket scalpers. There were about 7,000 empty seats for the first baseball playoff game in Chicago and 10,000 empty seats for a game in Atlanta, and it was a buyers' market for a game in St. Louis. Plus, Mike Tice's team is terrible.

THROW OUT THE RESULTS

According to a survey by an economic group in London, the world's most desirable city in which to live is Vancouver, partly because people feel safe there. But the study was done before the reinstatement of Todd Bertuzzi.

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