She sure knows how to hit a fisherman where it hurts
Talk about getting unhooked on love. New Zealander Angela Potter — piqued when her angler boyfriend abruptly ditched her — exacted revenge by going online and offering up the GPS co-ordinates to his favourite fishing holes to the highest bidder. She wound up with 90,000 responses — and $3,000. She also has a new boyfriend who likes fishing, too, but she hasn’t disclosed the secret spots to him. “I wouldn’t do that,” Potter told Stuff magazine. “I’m fairly honourable in that respect.”
At TheKicker.com: “Dedication: Belichick forces children of players to attend school during blizzard.”
At SportsPickle.com: “Report: Steelers worried Patriots will pick up Le’Veon Bell if they cut him.”
WHOA IS HE
Dubuque assistant women’s basketball coach Justin Smith was hailed as a hero for rushing up from his seat and slamming on the brakes of the team bus after the driver passed out while going 112 km/h on a Kentucky freeway. Basketball purists can’t decide whether to call it a textbook fast brake — or getting a much-needed stop.
SMOKE RINGS, ANYONE?
Ex-heavyweight champ Mike Tyson and some business partners broke ground last month on a cannabis resort in California City, Calif. Or, as the crow flies in California, about 800 kilometres south of Weed.
GUARANTEED TO RUN
Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette purchased Rolex watches for his starting offensive linemen and two backups to reward them for his 1,040-yard rushing season. In other words, there were seven in the box.
PITTING IN GREEN BAY
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and race-car driver Danica Patrick were reportedly spotted out on a date at a Green Bay restaurant. Either that or they were just discussing the finer points of two-minute drives.
FOR THE BIRDS
According to a new study, ravens are capable of planning for the future. Fans who witnessed Baltimore getting knocked out of the NFL playoffs after giving up a lastminute, 49-yard TD pass might beg to differ.
TALKING THE TALK
RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, after LaVar Ball told USA Today his son Lonzo is a better player than Steph Curry: “If there was a concussion tent in basketball, they’d never let LaVar out of it.”
Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, on Georgia’s 54-48 OT win over Oklahoma: “So when did the Rose Bowl turn into the college-football equivalent of the NBA All-Star Game?”
Hirsute Sharks star Joe Thornton lost a chunk of his prized beard when he came to blows with the Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri just two seconds into Thursday’s game. Two minutes for clipping, anyone?
At Fark.com: “Alabama’s strength coach smashes last year’s national-championship runner-up trophy. No word on what he did with this year’s 3rd place in the SEC trophy.”
At TheKicker.com: “Giants considering anyone who’s ever met Belichick for head coach.”
Jessica Tara Cox, newly married to Angels superstar and weather fanatic Mike Trout, tweeting about his obsession with the East Coast snowstorm: “He’s about one weather-map photo short of me muting his text-message alerts.”
Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on the DePaul basketball walk-on named Pantelis Xidias: “Everybody’s rooting for him to make it except the DePaul play-byplay guy.”
Blogger TC Chong, on the expansion Las Vegas Knights’ 17-2-1 home record: “Does the policy of having the visiting team partake in the ‘two-drink minimum’ have anything to do with this?”
Basketball broadcaster Gus Johnson, on the frigid temperatures in East Lansing, where he was calling the Michigan StateMaryland game: “So cold, folks, a guy could rob you with a bucket of water.”
Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, after New York acquired Giancarlo Stanton to go with fellow slugger Aaron Judge: “In the Bronx, Yankees fans are partying like it’s 1927.”
Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va., on Alex Rodriguez’s reward for serving as the University of Miami’s commencement speaker: “An honorary degree in chemical engineering.”
Just a little off the bottom right, please.