Popcorn's ready!

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:25 AM ET

When Terrell Owens walked off the field after the Buffalo Bills loss Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, a fan dumped a bag of popcorn on the receiver’s head.

On the bright side, it was about time something got thrown Owens’ way.

As for the fan, he must be shy a few kernels. What in the name of Orville Redenbacher was he thinking by assaulting Owens?

It’s not the receiver’s fault that the Bills are ignoring his flamboyant skills.

Bills coach Dick Jauron is the one who should be in the hot butter.

Maybe those dark glasses are impeding his vision.

Rags and riches

There was an interesting contrast during TV coverage of the New England-Atlanta game.

First we see Patriots owner Robert Kraft in a private box, followed by a shot of coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines.

Kraft is looking classy, as usual, wearing a jacket and tie, his hair perfectly coiffed.

The unkempt Belichick, on the other hand, looks like he has just stepped out of the dirty laundry hamper at the neighbourhood gym.

Wayne’s wait

Whether you blame the NHL for Wayne Gretzky’s awkward departure from the Phoenix Coyotes, or figure the Great One created his own mess, this all could have been avoided if not for Judge Redfield T. Baum’s apparent dithering.

Most of us figured the Coyotes sale would have been wrapped up weeks, if not months, ago.

At this rate RimJim Balsillie may have to pledge to keep the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz., for two seasons.

Bitter Twitter

A Texas Tech football player has managed to put the “twit” back in Twitter, by taking a jab at his coach.

Linebacker Marlon Williams asked on his Twitter page why he was in a meeting room when “the head coach can’t even be on time.”

Not surprisingly, coach Mike Leach has now banned his players from having Twitter accounts.

Awards mania

We just came across the weekly College Football Performance Awards and, man, what a list. Dozens of athletes are saluted ... everybody, it seems, but the water boy of the week.

Granted, NCAA football is big, but is it necessary to award a Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week, let alone this week have five different winners, so honoured because the majority of their kickoffs went for touchbacks?

Double aces

It used to be a hole-in-one was quite an achievement.

But the bar is being raised.

Troy Radermacher of North Dakota aced two holes during the same round Sunday, the third person to do so this month.

Ruth Day, a 64-year-old from northern England, had two holes-in-one on Sept. 9 and former Pittsburgh Pirate Steve Blass aced a pair the next day.

The odds of that happening are 67 million to one, Golf Digest calculates. Of course, that’s on a day when Tiger Woods isn’t playing.

gary.loewen@sunmedia.ca


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