Leggett played, and despite seeing overlapping images, made good on 9 of 10 free throw attempts, including 6 of 6 in overtime as the Bisons came from behind to win 89-84. "It was weird," he said afterward. "Nothing looked quite right."
Two nights later Bucknell defeated Lafayette 71-65 in the tournament final to earn an NCAA berth. With his vision still fuzzy, Leggett scored 13 points coming off the bench and was named to the all-tournament team.
KEEPING HIM IN STITCHES
Houston Astro pitcher Bob Forsch was being measured for his uniform pants the other day when the tailor asked, "How long do you want these?"
"Hopefully all season," replied Forsch.
TURNING MEN INTO MUSH
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska is one of the few sports events in which women compete against men. And truth be known, the event has been hard on the weaker sex—men, that is. Susan Butcher has been the winning musher for the past three years, and when the 1,168-mile race from Anchorage to Nome reached its midpoint last week, she was leading again. Says Joe Redington Sr., who founded the Iditarod 17 years ago, "It's getting pretty damn hard for a man to win anything anymore. Maybe we should start a men's race."
Mike Tyson was riding along Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, Calif., the other day in his white Mercedes convertible. He was looking for a hamburger joint when he happened to espy a Ferrari dealership. Tyson pulled in, and in the blink of an eye a salesman was showing him a $205,000, 400-horsepower black Testarossa capable of exceeding 180 mph. Tyson liked it. He called fight promoter Don King, who handles his business affairs, and instructed King to wire the money to the car dealership's bank account. When asked what he planned to do with his Mercedes, which he had bought in Las Vegas a week earlier, Tyson said, "That's for California. This is for New York."
While workmen put a stereo in the car, Tyson got his hamburger. Then—three hours after arriving on the lot—he drove off in his new Ferrari.
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