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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'll Have What He's Having

Angela Ermakova, a waitress at a hip London restaurant, was awarded $1.5 million in a paternity suit that proved her daughter was conceived during a tryst in the restaurant's broom closet with Boris Becker.

Gimme All Your Money or by God I'll Start a 4x100 Relay in Here!

Fairleigh Dickinson basketball player Lloyd Price was charged with robbing a Teaneck, N.J., convenience store with a starter's pistol, which his shaky nerves caused him to drop, which required him to bend over to retrieve the weapon, which caused his hood to fall off, which allowed the store clerk to recognize Price as a frequent customer.

And, with an Audible Pop, He Felt His last Remaining Particle of Dignity Vanish

Loath to waste one of his five official recruiting visits, Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan flew to Raleigh, where he stood in a parking lot and waved to prospect Shavlik Randolph as he arrived at school. Donovan then flew home to Gainesville, and Randolph signed with Duke.

And, with an Audible Pop, He Felt His Last Remaining Particle of Dignity Obliterated By Frozen Wienies

Jason Freitag attended Opening Day at Miller Park as a guest of the Brewers. During a game the previous season, Freitag had been hit on the head by a 10-pound box of frozen bratwurst dropped from an overhead ramp.

Batter Up!

According to the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten, Norway's new fisheries minister wants to market the country's controversial practice of clubbing baby seals as an "exclusive experience for tourists. That could be a hit."

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