Testing players for testosterone levels has gotten much tougher. Starting this season, you have to name a dozen show tunes in under a minute.
The league is now prohibiting the sale of customized Michael Vick jerseys with his pseudonym, ron mexico, on the back. That's odd. I thought you could buy a Mexico jersey if your Visa was in order.
NBA heads for postseason
I hope I'm not too late with a playoffs slogan for TNT: "40 games in 40 nights in 16 medium-size markets."
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor called the acquisitions of Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell a "failed experiment." The two Minnesota players are making $20 million this season. Quick, somebody revive Carl Pohlad!
The NBA may be near a deal forbidding players to enter the draft until their 20th birthday. Or until four years after they're allowed to have their mom buy them a Hummer.
Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal raised the issue of race being behind the proposed NBA age limit. And David Stern quickly replied, "Yo, yo, yo. You got me wrong, dog."
NASCAR signs five-year, $107 million deal with Sirius satellite radio
I wonder if they'll do cross-promotion with the Howard Stern satellite show and have women go on the air and take their restrictor plates off.
NASCAR recently hired the former deputy campaign manager of Kerry-Edwards '04 to manage its national media outreach efforts. Well, of course. Because, when you think of handling the media, you think Kerry-Edwards.