Blog-A-Roni: Zara Phillips No Longer Beijing-Bound

• Remember how excited we were to see Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, riding off for the Olympics? The BBC tells us that Zara’s plans for equestrian gold have now been zapped, ’cause her horsie’s hurt.

Zara Phillips

• Time to change pro careers? Steve Wyche of the ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION tees up news of Joey Harrington hitting two holes-in-one on the same hole in a matter of days.

• USA TODAY salutes Sam Wyche, as the ex-NFL coach wins in his debut election in the primaries for his local county council.

• The MADISON (WI) CAPITAL TIMES hikes along the story of a female pro football player who may soon be sent off to Iraq.

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Stabler Can’t Slither Out of DUI; Peter Plows Plenty

Jerry Buss would have come to Boston, but he had a really good hand.

Kenny Stabler tried to slither his way out of a DUI arrest.

Ken Stabler then and now

(The Snake - then & now)

Jason Peter is too much man for one Manhattan brothel.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has trouble getting into the Garden.

Michael Strahan says he’s sailing off into the sunset. Sure he is.

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter gallops off to the Olympics.

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Queen’s Granddaughter Riding For UK in Olympics

Meet Zara Phillips, a buxom British horse rider who’ll be trotting & leaping around Beijing this summer for the UK’s Olympic equestrian team.

Zara Phillips British equestrian Queen Elizabeth granddaughter

She also happens to be 12th in line to the British throne. Read more…