From Brad Dickson:
For the eighth year in a row, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was voted NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver. And, for the fourth year in a row, his car had to be towed to the awards ceremony.
From RJ Currie:
Ten-year-old Kathryn Gray of Fredericton, N.B., became the youngest person ever to discover a supernova - a star blowing itself apart. It will be called Supernova 2010lt because Tiger Woods and Lindsay Lohan are already taken.
Brett Favre is being sued by two former New York Jets massage therapists. The plaintiffs accuse him of a) sexual harassment, and b) rubbing them the wrong way.
From Dwight Perry:
Nadia Larysa, a pass-catcher for the Lingerie Football League's Chicago Bliss, posed for a pictorial in the February issue of Playboy.
Brett Favre, we hear, is already bugging her to text him all the outtakes.
There was a bench-clearing brawl in a Lingerie Football League game. Really. It was in all the papers. Funny, but I never heard what the score of the game was.
Before each game, the Air Force Academy turns it's mascot, a falcon, loose to fly around the stadium. However, before the Independence bowl game, the falcon took off and never came back. In a companion story, Georgia mascot, bulldog Uga VIII, missed the Liberty Bowl game with an undisclosed ailment. Jeez, if the mascots don't even want to watch these bowl games, why do we have to?
In his recently published book, figure skater Johnny Weir revealed that he's gay. And Generalissimo Francisco Franco is...well, you know.
From Stan Kegel's column:
In Arkansas, thousands of dead birds fell out of the sky. In a related story, the Little Rock Popeye's Fried chicken announced an all-you-can-eat special. (Alex Kaseberg)
The difference between the Big Ten and cornflakes? Cornflakes don't fall apart as soon as they get in a bowl. (Patrick Wyatt)
From Janice Hough:
After winning the World Junior Championships, The Russian junior players were booted off their flight home as it was deemed they were too intoxicated and were declared a safety threat. In their defense, the players said they were in training to become pilots.
Earlier this week, Michigan QB Tate Forcier gave an interview to the Detroit Free Press, saying “I’ve never been the greatest student.” But, he added “you really have to try to flunk out here. All you have to do is go to class, it’s not that hard.” This morning Forcier was declared academically ineligible.