Jeremy Roenick would dominate minor league hockey.
"We wanted to change things a bit so race winners get the most benefit," said NASCAR president Bill France. "We don't want consistent mediocrity to get someone in the Chase. Unless that person is named 'Dale.'"
Under the new system, a driver will get a minimum of 43 points and a maximum of 48 points for winning a race. A base of 10,000 points will be given to drivers named 'Dale.'"
"I am really excited about the new points system," said Dale Earnhardt, Jr. "For the first time in years I feel like I have a great chance to win. Not win races, of course. That still seems unlikely. But win the Chase due to my name being 'Dale.'"
January 28, 2011 Column
Tweet of the Week
Chris Andersen Doesn't Count As An Alien?
From @LiLNugget03 AKA Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson
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Tracy Morgan likes Mama Grizzlies, Charles Barkley likes bear claws.
He even reached down when he felt his testicles descend.
January 27, 2011 Column
The Game: Issue #2
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious at a game? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. Or submit for future editions about the gym.
So I'm at a Rangers-Devils hockey game at the Prudential Center in Newark. It's in between periods and I'm waiting on line in the bathroom and there's a Rangers fan and Devils fan emptying their kidneys right next to each other at the urinal. They're talking some smack back and forth, when all of a sudden the Devils fan, in one of the classiest things I've ever seen in my life, turns his entire body to the left and pisses on the Rangers fan's leg. The Rangers fan promptly hits the Devils fan square on the chin with a left hook that instantly sent the Devs fan into La-La Land, out cold on the piss-soaked men's room floor.
Security responded and detained the Rangers fan, before everyone in the bathroom explained what exactly happened, to which security cuffed the now-barely conscious Devils fan and let the Rangers guy walk away.
This is still probably the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life. A few years ago I was at a Nuggets game and had seats a few rows off the court 'cause my friend got them from work. In typical NBA fashion the refs were terrible and a guy near us really started going in on them. At one point when there was a dead ball and everything was fairly quiet he stands up and yells: "ARE YOU BLIND, REF?! ARE YOU F**KING BLIND!" And not two beats later an actual blind guy one row behind him stands up and says: "YEAH! ARE YOU BLIND OR WHAT?" and then proceeds to hold his hand out for high-fives from everyone around him.
Easily the coolest blind guy ever.
News Roger Goodell: "I will continue paying myself more than $10 million per year if there is no work stoppage"
Goodell, who makes more than $10 million a year as commissioner, also stated that he will slash his salary to $1 if there is a work stoppage. "But that's obviously just a symbolic gesture," said the commissioner. "It's not like I'll notice it much because I have made a fortune doing this job. Seriously, I am loaded."
With his massive compensation package, Goodell makes more than only a handful of NFL stars a fact he feels is more than deserved.
"I may not fill seats and sell jerseys like our players do," he said. "No one buys tickets or turns on the TV for me. But I move the needle. The vast majority of fans hate me and think I am absolutely terrible at my job. I get people talking. That kind of publicity is invaluable."
Goodell also said he does a lot of behind-the-scenes work that doesn't get noticed.