• The ASP women’s pro surfing tournament is in Rio this week, and STEADY BURN washes up some sexy shots of the boarding babes, such as the marvelous Megan Abubo:
• BREWERS BLOG boo-hoos news that Corey Hart is not happy hearing all the malcontents at Miller Park.
• The L.A. TIMES shoot up word that former UCLA star Kevin Love would like nothing better than to dunk on Tyler Hansbrough.
• WITH LEATHER tries to figure out which GQ get-up best suits Brett Favre.
Tags: Brett Favre
, Corey Hart
, Detroit Pistons
, Detroit Red Wings
, Fort Wayne Wizards
, Kevin Love
, Megan Abubo
, Milwaukee Brewers
, Steve Yzerman
, Tom Brady
, Tyler Hansbrough
, Ucla Bruins
, Womens Surfing
A friendly reminder - the Patriots’ victory parade (same day as Super Tuesday) is less than a week away!
• A putrid parent faked his kid’s cancer just so they’d get a visit from Steve Yzerman.
• Disgraced TV anchor Alycia Lane may be back on the airwaves - with the WWE?
• Argue with Sonics owner Clay Bennett, and he’ll toss your butt out of the arena.
• UCLA’s Kevin doesn’t get any Love from the Oregon crowd.
• Jeremy Shockey will go to Terrell Owens’ in-town Super Bowl party, but might not attend the Big Game with his Giants teammates.
• A high school wrestling coach bit off more than he can chew when he munched on one of his players.
• Japan’s postal service delivers up new stamps featuring baseball hero Dice-K.
• Remembering the time a NASCAR fan stole the pace car at the Winston 500.
On January 2, ESPN THE MAGAZINE published a tear-rending tale by Eric Adelson about a relationship between a cancer-stricken young boy and Steve Yzerman. If you don’t well up reading it, you aren’t breathing.
The boy, Braxton Davis, had battled a variety of cancer-related maladies. That is, according to his father Brant.
But after the piece was published, Adelson met up with Braxton’s mother, long-divorced from Brant, who revealed a deceit of breathtaking proportion.
THEY CAN STILL HANG THEIR HATS ON THE MURDER THING: Michael Farber of SI.com last week proclaimed St. Paul the new “Hockeytown,” replacing Detroit.
It is a sad thing, what has happened to hockey interest in Detroit. We all know about the empty seats at The Joe, but that isn’t the only reason for icy reception the Red Wings now endure.
Detroit GM Ken Holland to SI: “Steve Yzerman retired [in ‘06], and there were people who were Steve Yzerman fans first and Red Wings fans second. We had a work stoppage [the ‘04-05 lockout]. Maybe in Canada where hockey is part of the fabric you can pick right up where you left off, but here the bubble fans found other things to do. And we’re fighting our own success.”
What those “bubble fans” are doing, we have no idea. But based on the state of the auto industry, we know they aren’t counting their money.
In response to the SI piece, the ST. PAUL PIONEER-PRESS reports that the NHL’s Minnesota Wild “are running with it.“
The team last week sent out a media release about Farber’s proclamation that quoted St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman: “Kids in Saint Paul grow up eating and sleeping hockey, so this recognition is really for every parent who has sat in an arena supporting their kids and the tradition of hockey in Saint Paul.“