Posted: Thursday March 8, 2007 10:15AM; Updated: Sunday March 11, 2007 5:02PM
1. A Brazilian Web site is reporting that model Gisele Bundchen may be pregnant with boyfriend Tom Brady's child, just like Brady's ex, Bridget Moynahan. So now we know how Brady intends to find reliable pass receivers -- breed them.
2. Kobe Bryant has been suspended one game for the second time this season for smacking an opponent in the face. Though Kobe did try to escape punishment by telling league officials that he's heard that Shaq has hit guys plenty of times without getting caught.
3. Injury of the week: Grotesque injuries in sports are nothing new -- have you seen 10 Spot editor Jimmy Traina's list of YouTube-captured mayhem? -- but grisly freak accidents can also happen off the playing field. That's one reason to root for golfer Brandt Jobe today in the PGA Tour's PODS Championship, whatever that is. Jobe is making his season debut after slicing off the tips of his left thumb and index finger in a broom accident late last year. Yes, a broom accident. Jobe was sweeping out his garage with a metal broom that snapped; a jagged edge from the shaft then left chunks of the two fingers on his garage floor. Jobe had the presence of mind to collect and clean the pieces, put them in a plastic bag and then on ice, and enlist a neighbor (former PGA Tour player Brian Watts) to drive him to the hospital. Doctors were able to reattach the digits, though Jobe still has no feeling in the tip of his index finger as the nerves attempt to regenerate. Ouch!
4. Pistons guard Lindsey Hunter has been suspended for 10 games for testing positive for the weight loss drug phentermine. On the plus side, he looks great.
5. The Iceman Climbeth: I think I've met my polar opposite (pun intended) in Dutchman Wim Hof. While I discussed in Tuesday's 10 Spot that my aversion to the cold would prevent me from ever entering the Iditarod, Hof has announced that he plans to climb Mount Everest this spring wearing just boots, shorts, gloves and a hat. That's right, no shirt or jacket. Hof, known as the Iceman, claims to have "special abilities to withstand freezing temperatures" and to look like Val Kilmer from Top Gun. (OK, we made up the last part.) Hof did, however, recently run 21 kilometers (13 miles) barefoot above the Arctic Circle. I hope he was being chased at the time, because otherwise that strikes me as completely nuts. Maybe you can find some answers at his Web site, especially if you read Dutch. As for Everest, Hof says he will strip down for all climbing but bundle up during breaks and while he's sleeping. What a wimp!
6. The heads of the NHL players union have been accused of surreptitiously reading players' e-mails. Though now they insist they just wanted to get to the bottom of the question: "How many Canadians/Russians/Czechs/Swedes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?"
7. Bench warrant: Last week, we discussed the Serbian soccer player who was so upset to be booted from the starting lineup that he borrowed the family tractor to dig up the field. Now Slavomir Milnovic has a partner in crime in Colombian soccer goalie Diego Fernando. When informed by coach Alvaro de Jesus Gomez that he'd be riding the pine for Deportivo Pasto, Fernando promptly punched him in the face to "earn" a suspension. Well played, Diego.
8. Carmelo Anthony skipped the Nuggets' game Wednesday night because his fiancée gave birth to their son. Carmelo is excited about fatherhood. He already has his "nobody likes a tattletale" sermon down cold.
9. Topps has accepted a $385.4 million buyout offer. What, they couldn't just flip for it?
10. The cash-strapped Penguins visited Las Vegas on Wednesday to discuss a possible move. The trip was going fine until team officials were unable to find any $10 tables.