Posted: Tuesday April 18, 2006 10:21AM; Updated: Tuesday April 18, 2006 11:33AM
Some women bare their breasts to celebrate their team's win. Others do it to promote a Web site.
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1. Ever wonder why some women bare their breasts at celebrations for sports teams? Frankly, the 10 Spot didn't even realize this was a phenomenon until a professor at the University of Calgary performed a presumably landmark study. The professor interviewed six women who doffed their tops at a rally for the Calgary Flames during the Stanley Cup Finals two years ago. The study purports to show that the antics aren't the province of drunken, foolish women but rather are motivated by a "complex set of factors." We're not scientists, but six women doesn't exactly sound like a sample large enough for many conclusions. Sorry, we don't have pictures of the Flames fans.
2. In a seemingly annual ritual, Kenyans won both the men's and women's races at Monday's Boston Marathon. Still, American men had a terrific performance, finishing third, fourth and fifth. What's taking so long with that immigration reform?
3. The Knicks reportedly took out an insurance policy on coach Larry Brown's contract that would cover the rest of the hefty deal if Brown is forced to resign due to health issues. Unfortunately, the team did not take out insurance to protect itself if Isiah Thomas is too healthy to resign.
4. A 23-year-old fan was arrested on Monday night in Arizona after throwing an object that resembled a toothpaste tube at Barry Bonds. The fan's defense is that the object was ineluctably pulled from his hand by the gravitational force of Bonds' immense noggin.
5.Monday's 10 Spot joke that a minor league baseball team had injured fans by dropping Susan B. Anthony dollars from a helicopter in a promotional "money grab" inspired several readers to write in about a classic episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. In the 1978 Thanksgiving show, station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson arranges for a promotion at a shopping mall in which he decides to toss live turkeys from a helicopter. It does not go well. Crack newsman Les Nessman reports from the scene back to DJ Johnny Fever in the newsroom thusly: "Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this!" Later, back at the office, a shaken Carlson says, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." Thanks for the memories, readers. As an aside, how is WKRP not available on DVD? We understand that the rights to all the music played on the show are the holdup, but it's a shame that this great series has missed out on the DVD craze.