Lindholm will be pimpin' in a $77,000 Caddie after taking Bob Barker and 'The Price Is Right' for $220,000.
Last week we gave you Part I of our most outrageously irrelevant stories of 2004-05. This week, as The A List says adios for the summer, we present Part II, led by an Eastern Oregon freshman with some nice booty
Most likely to guess closest to the retail price without going over: Eastern Oregon freshman infielder Sheena Lindholm, who last month won $220,000 worth of prizes on The Price Is Right, the largest take in the game show's 33-year history. Her loot included an RV ($85,000), a Cadillac convertible ($77,000), a sailboat ($44,000) and a flat-screen TV ($8,000).
Most impeccable timing: Three days after South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier called out Tennessee for its off-field problems ("read about the Tennessee players, not our guys," he said), two of his players were arrested and charged with marijuana possession, raising the team's off-season arrest count to 11.
Most unforgettable correction: West Virginia center Kevin Pittsnogle corrected a radio interviewer describing his childhood home in Martinsburg, W.Va., as a "mobile home." Pittsnogle: "It was a trailer."
Most noble do-gooders: The Alberta women's volleyball Pandas, who defied a league rule forbidding teams from publicly changing from warmups to game unis, thus baring their sports bra'ed bods. The team overcame "illegal changing" point deductions in a November sweep of Saskatchewan, finished 31-14 and reached the league's bronze medal game against the Calgary Dinos.
Most deserving to be host of Punk'd once we realize Ashton Kutcher is a worthless turd: The 20 Yale students who showed up at the 121st Harvard-Yale football game on Nov. 20, donned HARVARD PEP SQUAD tees, handed out 1,800 red and white construction-paper cards to Harvard fans and duped the Crimson crowd into spelling out WE SUCK.
Most noteworthy Golden Dome: The luscious locks of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn? The clean top of the school's assistant to the president, who shaved her head in protest of Ty Willingham's axing? Or the crew cut of Willingham's replacement, Charlie Weis, who was given a private cut at Armando's Barbershop, a South Bend institution, so he would not be peppered with questions from zealous Notre Dame fans?
Most influential Oscar nominee: Counting Crows front man and passionate Cal backer Adam Duritz, who gets partial credit for luring ex-Richmond women's volleyball coach Joanne Boyle to Berkeley. "I honestly don't know who had more influence [Duritz or athletic director Sandy Barbour]," Boyle said. "I'll call it 50-50 right now."
Most likelyDream Job IVcontestant: Brian Collins, the frazzled Ball State freshman and sportscaster who's putting goofy Web videos to shame with his awkward three-minute newscast clip (see: www.ebaumsworld.com). A sampling, on BSU softball: "They started off good ... but ended up doing poorly.... Oh no." On a Pacers-Nets game: "He gets the rebound and passes to the man -- and boom goes the dynamite!"