Last weekend at TD Ameritrade Park, the outdoor hockey doubleheader took place. The second game was delayed more than two hours due to melting ice. You don’t know how close “Battles On Ice” came to turning into “MECA’s Dancing Waters” show.
On Friday and Saturday nights, UNO hockey played at Alaska-Anchorage. When I heard a team from Omaha was headed to Anchorage, my first thought was: “Creighton already got its first-round NCAA tournament assignment?”
The NCAA denied the University of Akron’s request to put players’ Twitter handles on their uniforms. Sure, you start there and the next thing you know USC’s uniforms will have the players’ salaries on ’em.
The Golden State Warriors unveiled new jerseys that have sleeves. If this works out, NBA teams are getting jerseys with little pockets that fit an iPad so players have something to do on defense.
The Orlando Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended 20 games. After hearing this, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell texted NBA Commish David Stern to ask, “20 games? What was it — a socks violation?”
There is a proposal to play some Big Ten football games at night in November. As I said when it was initially proposed to play outdoor hockey at TD Ameritrade Park in February, “What could possibly go wrong here?”
ESPNU devoted 10 hours to college signing day coverage. I’d make fun of this, except that I work for a newspaper whose signing day sports section was three-quarters the length of this year’s Farmer’s Almanac.
During qualifying for the Ladies Australian Open, Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist used a tee to dig out venom from a spider bite on her ankle and continued play. All of a sudden Willis Reed limping onto the court during the 1970 NBA Finals doesn’t seem that impressive.
The tournament in Australia was delayed due to a stampede of hundreds of kangaroos. It looked like something Bill Murray would show up with at Pebble Beach.
Wrestling is being dropped from the 2020 Olympics. Oh no, now NBC is going to have an extra 1.7 seconds of Olympic air time to fill.
Wrestling may be replaced at the Olympics by wushu, a Chinese martial art. I wish I had a nickel for every time I said: “You know what’s wrong with the Olympics? Not enough wushu.”
What a strange world it is when you can no longer find wrestling at the Olympics but you can watch competitive sand volleyball in Lincoln.
A high school hockey goalie in Minnesota who got angry at his coach intentionally allowed a goal, gave the coach the finger and skated off the ice. Other than that, his sportsmanship was exemplary.
And finally: At the Westminster Kennel Club Show, Best in Show was won by Banana Joe the Affenpinscher, who overcame the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of being named Banana Joe the Affenpinscher.
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