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Fifth Annual Too True To Be Good
Steve Rushin
December 26, 2005
For 12 long months, Steve Rushin rummaged the depths of sports to unearth these nuggets of surreal news from 2005
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December 26, 2005

Fifth Annual Too True To Be Good

For 12 long months, Steve Rushin rummaged the depths of sports to unearth these nuggets of surreal news from 2005

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CARPE PER DIEM

Marcus Camby of the Denver Nuggets, who is making $7 million this season, said that if the NBA is going to impose a dress code, it should give players a clothing allowance.

SUI-SIDESPLITTER

As a Halloween prank USC football player LenDale White pretended to commit suicide by throwing a uniformed dummy off a rooftop in front of horrified teammates.

RIP VAN TINKLE

After a Wigan-Leeds rugby match in England, 40-year-old fan Paul Walsh fell asleep in a toilet stall at JJB Stadium and awoke nine hours later, at which time he called police to come rescue him.

BEER, NUTS

After Wales beat England in the Six Nations rugby tournament, a Welsh rugby fan--making good on a bet--cut off his testicles, after which pub patrons placed them in a pint glass for safekeeping.

CHEVY BLAZER

A fire started by the hot coals of a tailgater's grill left in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot before a Chargers-Rams exhibition game engulfed six cars, destroying them.

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