AL.com's Jon Solomon has written a wonderful article about the die-hard Alabama fans who flock to SEC media days with the hope that they will get a chance to meet Nick Saban. Some arrive looking for an autograph, others want to give gifts to Saban, and some just come to pay their respects—and also to glowingly compare…
Racing fans are so dedicated to their favorite drivers that they won't even remove their easily identifiable NASCAR merchandise before committing bank robberies. There's an epidemic of high-octane felonies, but ironically, the getaway cars aren't that fast. [All Left Turns]
"A referee should first demand over the public address system that fans stop their racist behavior. If they fail to do so, the game should be suspended for five to 10 minutes, with teams sent to the locker rooms." [AP]
With the Yankees in town, a Texas woman proudly sported her anniversary present: a "Yankees Suck" T-shirt. That's against the law in Rangersland. It's considered profane. So she had to turn her shirt inside-out. But in her defense, the Rangers did let A-Rod in the stadium. [Dallas Morning News, NBC]
"I have one thing to tell you, T.O.: I. Hate. You. You like writing disses? I can write them right back to you."
At first, when we heard about Fan For Hire, we yawned a bit. At first glance, it's just another sports fan trying to make a bit of cash by "auctioning off" his "loyalty." We have no problem with this — there are so few opportunities sports fans have to actually make money rather than, you know, shovel it directly…
We knew the Cameron Crazies, the famed Duke Blue Devils cheering section, was well-organized ... but we had no idea it was this organized.
All kinds of glee around college basketball this morning, because ding dong, Duke has lost. We always notice a bit of a buzz around this here Web world the morning after a Duke loss; the sun's a little brighter, the grass is a little greener, so on.
Remember that post from earlier today, about the sports bra Bounce-O-Meter? This is the opposite of that post.
Far be it from us to tell an officer of the court how to do his/her job, but we have to say, when you're sentencing a man to 13 1/2 years in prison for shooting a man in a bar fight, it's probably not appropriate to start yelling, "Let's Go Seahawks! Let's Go Seahawks!"
Apparently the Pittsburgh Pirates have a rather rambunctious, star-gazing clubhouse employee who goes by the online handle "whatupstankho." And he has a Webshots album full of pictures of him and various athletes, including the above picture of him, former Cardinals reliever Steve Kline and, uh, a special…
Another reason we're both terrified and in awe of Steelers fans: Someone snuck to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle and started waving a Terrible Towel. Frankly, with all we're learning about Steelers fans, we're kind of surprised they didn't climb up to the top and replace that "12th Man" flag.
In the first of what we're sure will be countless ridiculous offers for Super Bowl tickets over the next two weeks — two weeks ... sheesh — some guy in Canada is offering to destroy his car for two Super Bowl tickets.