Ricky was in Australia when he called the Dolphins. All I have is the punch line: "Oh, I thought you said Great Barrier Reefer!"
Paul Tagliabue issued a memo mandating that teams be more specific when reporting injuries. Which raises the question: Do you want to read anything more specific than "questionable (groin)"?
HOCKEY WORLD CUP BEGINS Everybody is getting ready for for the lockout. Starting Sept. 20, the Ice Capades will allow fighting.
FENWAY PARK BANS DEROGATORY T-SHIRTS Red Sox fans will be asked to turn the shirts inside out, or get a marker and write ALLEGEDLY in between YANKEES and SUCK.
JURY SELECTION BEGINS IN KOBE BRYANT TRIAL Prospective jurors have to fill out a questionnaire. The first question: "(Select one) William Kennedy Smith: Misunderstood or dreamy?"
My time is up. You've been great. Enjoy Shocking Blue.
Bill Scheft plans to promote five jokes from the PCL after Sept. 1.