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IT CAME FROM THE SPORTS PAGE!
Steve Rushin
December 24, 2001
SI's Steve Rushin spent 2001 collecting all the weird and outrageous stories that may have slipped under your radar. The result left no doubt that it was a shocking year in sports, but don't worry: It's over
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December 24, 2001

It Came From The Sports Page!

SI's Steve Rushin spent 2001 collecting all the weird and outrageous stories that may have slipped under your radar. The result left no doubt that it was a shocking year in sports, but don't worry: It's over

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I Sincerely Regret Not Taking Into Account Wake Forest

North Carolina basketball coach Matt Doherty wrote a formal letter of apology after he was overheard shouting in a huddle at Cameron Indoor Stadium: " Duke still has the ugliest cheerleaders in the ACC."

Which Is Why All My Juries Are Hung

The daughters of deceased Brazilian soccer star Garrincha sued a biographer who claimed that their father was a "sex machine" with a 9.8-inch penis. Judge Joao Wehbi Dib dismissed the suit, saying, "Having a big penis is a reason for pride in this country."

And Speaking of Big Units

In a spring training game Randy Johnson threw a fastball that hit a dove, which exploded and fell to earth in a hail of white feathers.

He's Now Playing H-Back

Former NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested for heroin possession.

New, from Hershey's—with Or Without Nuts

Dennis Rodman was cited for speeding on his 47-foot pleasure boat, Sexual Chocolate.

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