By KEITH NIEBUHR, Times Staff Writer
Published October 23, 2005
Al Lopez. The 97-year-old lifelong Tampa resident and Baseball Hall of Famer, affectionately known as El Senor, has gotten some much deserved national attention for being the last man to manage the White Sox to the World Series.
VH1. In the network's new show (But Can They Sing?), former heavyweight boxing champ Larry Holmes will be one of the contestants. Let's hope for Holmes' sake (and the 200 people watching), he has a better voice than Carl Lewis.
To the NBA: Where were the fashion police when Larry Bird was allowed to wear those Daisy Duke shorts?
An open letter to former Vikings owner Red McCombs:
Oh Great Crimson One, earlier this year you told reporters you wanted credit for all of the Vikings' anticipated success this season. Then Thursday on the radio, responding to complaints from new owner Zygi Wilf that you left the organizational cupboard bare, you asked what Zygi was "smoking."
My question is this:
To put it in Texas terms, Red, isn't that your brand on the Vikings' flank? Your management skills transformed this team from Super Bowl contender to what might be the worst team in the worst division in the history of professional sports. Only a highly skilled car salesman could persuade a shrewd businessman like Zygi Wilf to purchase an AMC Gremlin like the 2005 Vikings for $600-million.
- Jim Souhan, Minneapolis Star Tribune
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ...
Chris Leak's Heisman Trophy campaign
Don't you just thank your lucky stars every day that talk radio is here with all the answers?