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The classic rock band KISS has bought the Los Angeles franchise in the Arena Football League and will name the team the LA Kiss.
Expect this trend to continue with teams in Bay City, Mich. (Rollers); Flint, Mich. (Grand Punt Railroad); Cabo San Lucas (Slammin' Hagars) and Chicago (just Chicago; free tickets to the next game if the team wins 25 or 6 to 4).
New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman says the only conversation he has with slugger Alex Rodriguez is saying “hello” and “goodbye.”
Yankees teammates say a few more things to Rodriguez, primarily, “Ooh, that pitch had to hurt.”
The continued saga of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball has helped reshape the clichés used by players everywhere. The top three are now:
* “We're taking it one game at a time."
* “I've never used steroids of any kind and I never will.”
* “I used steroids and lied. Sorry. Can I get my paycheck again now?”
Major League Baseball plans to introduce extended use of instant replay, including manager's challenges. Pete Rose has already asked for a review.
Most fans are in support of instant replay in baseball, except the ones who still have something against 4-hour games.
Brooklyn Nets player Paul Pierce said he believes “it's time for the Nets to start running this city.” New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton countered with “They've got 'Brooklyn' on their chest, and we've got 'New York.' They'll never take over the city.”
The debate will be resolved by which team loses last to the Miami Heat in the playoffs.
Texas A&M announced that players and coaches will not sign autographs at the “Meet the Aggies” event this Saturday in light of the Johnny Manziel autographs-for-money controversy.
The good news: Overpriced concession stand fare is a go!
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the team was simply being extra cautious when he left practice with a left knee injury last week. Patriots fans were alarmed, of course, and fantasy football players nationwide felt the unexplainable urge to start Tebowing.