Posted: Thursday December 1, 2005 9:50AM; Updated: Thursday December 1, 2005 11:38AM
Brandi Chastain's legacy continues to live on.
1. Considering the significant readership bump experienced during the recent Carolina Panthers cheerleader scandal, the 10 Spot knows as well as anyone that sex sells. Even so, it's a risky strategy, as the editor of the Johnson County (Kan.) Community College newspaper found out this week. A recent cover shot featured two smiling female soccer players pulling their T-shirts up to reveal their sports bras a la Brandi Chastain, under the headline "Goals Gone Wild." The caption extolled the "four good reasons" to support the women's soccer team. Shockingly, this has ruffled some feathers in the heartland, but it's right up our sordid little alley.
2. BALCO founder Victor Conte begins his four-month prison sentence on Thursday for orchestrating an illegal steroids distribution scheme. On Wednesday, Conte was desperately trying to explain that he's now against anything being injected into the buttocks.
3. Sen. Arlen Specter has backed off his threat to have a Senate subcommittee investigate whether the NFL and the Eagles have violated antitrust laws in their suspension and benching of Terrell Owens. A chastened Specter finally admitted that he was just venting after picking T.O. first in his Congressional fantasy league.
4. The Rolling Stones will perform at halftime of this year's Super Bowl in Detroit. Of course, that decision only came after talks broke down with Herman's Hermits.
5. Giants running back Tiki Barber will join Fox News Channel as a contributor. Barber will appear each Tuesday morning on the Fox & Friends First program. He'll file three-minute reports, but for the final 10 seconds he'll be replaced by 250-pound Brandon Jacobs.