Posted: Monday March 7, 2005 10:02AM; Updated: Monday March 7, 2005 5:05PM
Stat of the Week
When Jim Calhoun and Jim Boeheim stepped on the court Saturday in Storrs for the Connecticut-Syracuse game, each had 700 career wins.
Factoid That May Interest Only Me
Ain't That America Dept.:
As you may have heard, Yogi Berra recently sued Turner Broadcasting System for $10 million because the TV giant used his name in an ad for Sex and the City. The ad asks a multiple-choice question about the definition of "Yogasm," with one of the possible answers "having sex with Yogi Berra." Berra sued, saying he never gave permission to have his name used.
The kicker came last week. TBS asked the judge to not only dismiss the lawsuit, but also asked Berra to pay TBS legal fees associated with the suit.
I guess I just never went to law school. This strikes me as Person A punching Person B in the jaw, then Person A suing Person B because Person A got a broken hand.
Quote of the Week
"Who was the winning quarterback in the 2004 Superbowl?
Drew Bledsoe Payton Manning Tom Brady Brett Farve" --A multiple-choice question in an ESPN.com promotion over the weekend. (I'm not exactly Mr. Spelling Bee Champion, but shouldn't a fact-checker be able to point out the correct spelling and spacing of "Super Bowl," "Peyton" and "Favre" for the Worldwide Leader in Sports?)
Aggravating/Enjoyable Travel Note of the Week
I had to fly out of the Pittsburgh airport yesterday, and, walking through the C terminal, I saw the Mister Rogers play area. Ever seen it? A recreational space for kids with a seating area for their parents, and two televisions at either end showing tape of the old Fred Rogers show. Two 3-year-olds were transfixed at the sight of Fred changing into his sneakers and sweater when I walked by. Call me a cornball, but the more kids watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the better off we'll all be.