D.J. has big dreams: "Wouldn't it make a great TV sport? We could get Chris Schenkel and Nelson Burton Jr. as the commentators. We could have two divisions. Adults could bowl turkeys, and kids could bowl Cornish hens. What do you think?"
Actually, we think it's pretty disgusting. But we wonder. If you get three strikes in a row, is it still called a turkey?
ICING ON THE DOUGHNUT
You'll recall the incident: NHL referee Don Koharski accused New Jersey Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld of pushing him to the floor, and Schoenfeld replied. "You're crazy—you fell, you fat pig. Have another doughnut!" Well, vibrations are still being felt.
On Friday a full-page advertisement for Dunkin' Donuts appeared in The Boston Globe with this teaser: COACH SCHOENFELD ISN'T THE ONLY ONE WHO WANTS REFEREE KOHARSKI TO HAVE ANOTHER DONUT. On the ad was a coupon for six free doughnuts with the purchase of one dozen.
HIS RACE BUT NOT HIS RACE
Rapid Lad had been such a popular and successful thoroughbred that three years ago track stewards at Beverley Racecourse in the north of England decided to name a race after him, even though he was still running. In 1987 Rapid Lad finished first the first time he ran in the Rapid Lad Handicap, but he was placed second for interfering with another horse. This year, as a 10-year-old, he finished third in his race but was placed last for interference.
Depressed that American athletes are taking a beating in the world arena? Well, you'll be happy to hear that a U.S. team led by 1985 unofficial world champion Chet Snouffer of Delaware, Ohio, finished first at the recent Bicentennial World Boomerang Throwing Cup in Barooga, Australia, edging the second-place Aussies 125-112.
SAY IT AIN'T SO, O
Oscar Robertson, now 49, plays basketball every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at Cincinnati's Central Parkway YMCA. Since January, the teams the Big O has played on are a combined 5-63.
The Athletics Congress, the U.S. governing body for track and field, recently informed Al Franken, promoter of the Pepsi Invitational in Los Angeles on June 5, that it would be conducting drug tests at his meet. Franken dutifully informed the participants. So many athletes have since pulled out of the shot put and discus that Franken canceled those events.
A MERRY WOMAN?
There is a golfer on the LPGA tour named Robin Hood.