Poulin? After all this time? That's it? Seriously?

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:11 AM ET

It feels like weeks that we have waited patiently for the Maple Leafs to make another move.

Hiring Dave Poulin isn't it.

Not that there is anything wrong with Poulin, hired yesterday as vice-president of hockey operations.

It's just that they need a higher-scoring forward.

Happy entrails

J.P. Ricciardi, commenting on whether he thinks Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay will be traded or not, says, "My gut says no, thatís just my gut."

Aw, take a Pepto Bismol, J.P.

It's not your gut that is going to make this trade ... itís Paul Beeston and Cito Gaston's guts.

Naked news

ESPN reporter Erin Andrews is getting more popular by the minute.

The attractive (and naked) Andrews was secretly videotaped in a hotel room by a creepy peeper ó an issue that has led to threats of lawsuits and a battle between ESPN and the New York Post which published fuzzy stills from the video.

The video has been taken down from an Internet site.

"No one would have known that a sick voyeur had secretly videotaped ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room, if the Mickey Mouse sports network hadn't sent a letter to an obscure website demanding that it take down its link to a fuzzy video of an unidentified blond," a story in the Post said yesterday.

Andrews is often referred to as "Erin Pageviews" because of the Internet traffic her photos and videos generate.

And that was before this latest peephole video mania.

How popular is she? On google, the words "Erin Andrews" and "peephole" show 1,550,000 results.

This could be the biggest sideline-reporter story since Joe Namath said he wanted to smooch Suzy Kolber.

That's the life

The Associated Press story starts off: "Tiger Woods has decided to play in the Buick Open ...

"The decision means Woods is likely to play three (consecutive) weeks."

Don't you envy pro golfers?

Wouldn't you like to go to work only when you felt like it?

"Hey, boss, I've decided to work next week. Just four days though, Thursday through Sunday.

"Unless it's not working out for me. In which case, I'm working only two days, like last week."

Phillies for Roy?

The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-2 favourites to trade for Roy Halladay, the Post reports.

BetUS.com lists the Milwaukee Brewers as the second choice at 3-1, followed by the Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers at 4-1, and St. Louis Cardinals at 5-1. The Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are 6-1.

This and that

ESPN reports that Brett Favre is anguished ... anguished! ... about whether he should join the Minnesota Vikings.

Oh, get over yourself.

Annika Sorenstam tweets that she had "Swedish meat balls for dinner. An old tradition ..."

Guess that's about traditional as a Canadian drinking a Canadian.


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