Week In Review: Harry Kalas, Mark Fidrych R.I.P.

• A sad way to start the baseball week: Phillies announcer Harry Kalas & former Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych both pass away on the same day.

Harry Kalas Mark Fidrych

• But it was nice to see Brian Bosworth help save an Oklahoman’s life.

• Wedding bells have rung for a couple of tennis stars: Andy Roddick ties the knot with Brooklyn Decker, while Roger Federer marries his manager.

• Padres pitcher Heath Bell is p.o.’ed about ESPN’s overwhelming coverage of all things Yankees, Mets & Red Sox.

• That stinks: Dwight Howard has a passion for passing gas.

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Sad Day As Harry Kalas, Mark Fidrych Pass Away

• Another sad day for MLB fans. Legendary Phillies announcer Harry Kalas dies after collapsing in the broadcast booth before a game vs. the Nats.

Harry Kalas Mark Fidrych

And former Tigers pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych dies while working underneath his pickup truck at his Massachusetts home.

Brian Bosworth: From Hollywood Harley DUI laughingstock, to home state hero after saving man’s life by performing CPR.

• Another dead goat is found hanging outside Wrigley Field. If it didn’t work in 2007, why would it work now?

Smokin’ Joe Frazier says God gave Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s disease.

• Masters winner Angel Cabrera owes his success to chewing gum.

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Bosworth gives CPR to Fallen Man after HS Speech

Last time we checked on Brian Bosworth, the former Sooners & Seahawks LB was caught driving drunk on his Harley in the heart of Hollywood. Although he managed to avoid any jail time, it was just another black eye for the Boz’s reputation, an embarrassment he hadn’t felt since starring in “Stone Cold“.

Brian Bosworth DUI arrest photos

But every cloud has a silver lining, and the administrators at Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma saw Boz’s lousy night in L.A. as a chance to educate their own students about the dangers of drunk driving. (And Brian had some community service time to work off.) So last Friday, Bosworth came to town and talked to the teens about the terrors of driving drunk - and hopefully save a few lives.

It turns out the Boz did save a life, after all - by giving someone CPR.

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Brian Bosworth DUI Arrest Photos Hit The Web

X17 has photos from Brian Bosworth’s DUI arrest last week. He was pulled over Thursday night for riding his Harley on Hollywood Blvd. without a license plate. From the looks of the photos, it appears he could use some sleep. And a clean shirt. And, dare I say … teeth?

Brian Bosworth DUI arrest photos

(Good to see the LAPD officer conditioning program is working out well!)

To think I just missed him at the Velvet Margarita by a couple days. (I was out at Hollywood & Cahuenga Blvd. last night, too.) Thankfully, I didn’t forget my license plate.

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Brian Bosworth Busted For DUI - On His Harley

It’s midnight on Thursday, you’ve been drinking and you know you have no license on your Harley, so what to do?

Brian Bosworth

If you’re Brian Bosworth, you ride your hog down Hollywood Blvd.


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Bosworth Saves Lives; Marino Out of “Inside” Job

Dan Patrick & Keith Olbermann - together again, Sundays this fall on NBC!

Brian Bosworth is back in the news, and it’s for a noble deed indeed.

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• Those appearing on Showtime’s new version of “Inside the NFL”, please step forward. Whoa, not so fast, Dan Marino.

Chipper Jones apparently isn’t well known in “American Idol” circles.

Lou Holtz’s friendship with the dearly(?) departed Jesse Helms may have cost the coach his Arkansas job.

Jason Peter’s new book details a football life of drugs, hookers and attempted suicide - which makes for some great summer reading!

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Brian Bosworth Helps To Rescue Trapped Woman

Former Oklahoma University and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth made one of the biggest plays of his life Saturday in Canada. It didn’t have anything to do with football, but as MDS at Fanhouse points out The Boz is a hero.

Brian Bosworth Helps Rescue Woman After Car Accident

Brian Bosworth and his son were headed to the Winnipeg airport after a fishing trip when they came across a car accident. Bosworth spoke about what he found when he stopped. Read more…