Favre doesn't carry a grudge

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:57 AM ET

Brett Favre isn't out for revenge against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night, the quarterback says.

Yeah, sure, just like Gary Bettman versus RimJim wasn't a grudge match.

J.P. pay

More than 20 employees on the business end of Blue Jays operations unfortunately got layoff notices this week.

Maybe the Jays need to get together some cash to buy out the last year ofJ.P. Ricciardi's contract.

A ball park figure: They saved the equivalent of, what, one month of Vernon Wells' contract?

Gotta pare

With the opening of the NHL season, some teams have sweeted their ticket deals, in part because of the economy. Here is a selection:

Anaheim Ducks: Four tickets, four hotdogs, four pops, $80.

Atlanta Thrashers: Four tickets, four Chick-Fil-A combo meals, $89.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Free schedule magnet and Steve Mason poster and season tickets from $18 a game.

New Jersey Devils: Season tickets from $29 a game.

Phoenix Coyotes: All upper bowl seats for opener, including T-shirt, $15.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Season tickets at 66% off face value.

Washington Capitals: Ticket, all-you-can-eat buffet, all the beer, wine and pop you can drink, a Caps hat and a rally towel, $99.

As a hockey fan, don't you think, sometimes, you're living in the wrong city?

Eric idled

So the Cleveland Indians have fired manager Eric Wedge, proving there is not enough room for two Erics in that town.

Given Eric Mangini's record with the Cleveland Browns, there might not even be room for one Eric.

Cool gesture

Washington Redskins receiver Chris Cooley twittered that he would wear pink gloves and cleats on Sunday in support of breast cancer awareness.

"My fam will be wearing these..." he wrote, referring to T-shirts with CC47 on the front and "F-ck You Cancer" on the back, with a pink ribbon replacing the vowel in the first word.

Well, at least his heart is in the right place.

Tiger's take

By winning the FedEx Cup and a cheque worth $10 million, Tiger Woods has become the first athlete to reach $1 billion in earnings, Forbes.com reports.

Woods had earned $895 million entering 2009, from prize money, appearance fees, endorsements and his golf course design business. Woods won about $10.5 million in prize money this year, plus the FedEx bonus and more than $100 million in off-the-course earnings.

Guess that's why he no longer has to drive a Buick.

Global appeal

The Raptors are popular in Europe.

Or, at least the Raptorsí European players are popular in Europe.

While Kobe Bryant has the top-selling NBA jersey overseas, three Raptors are among the top 15: Andrea Bargnani, eighth; Jose Calderon, ninth; and newcomer Marco Belinelli, 12th.

gary.loewen@sunmedia.ca


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