Horsing around with Tigers and maidens

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:19 AM ET

In the second race at Hollywood Park tomorrow, running out of Post Position 7, will be Driveliketiger.

Fittingly, it’s a maiden claiming race.

Do the math

Usually it is good entertainment and excellent value to attend a Toronto Marlies home game.

But it seems Maple Leaf Sports and Economics Ltd. is taking advantage of fans who like to super-size their beverages.

For instance, if a 14-ounce cup of beer costs $6, why would a 24-ounce cup cost $11.75?

Out of bounds

Golf Digest has some explaining to do thanks to its January 2010 cover story.

It features an illustration of Tiger Woods on a green, peering over Barack Obama’s shoulder, accompanied by the headline: “10 Tips Obama can take from Tiger.”

The magazine went to press on Nov. 14, well before Woods’ Escalade escapade.

But that hasn’t stemmed the flow of reaction to Golf Digest’s website.

One writer suggested that one of the 10 “tips” might be “don’t get caught!”

Yet, in the honourable game of golf, cheating is not tolerated.

Not, at least, on the course.

Tiger tidbits

On the front page of his website, under the heading Tiger Tips, Woods offers help in hitting the chunk-and-run.

That’s not chump-and-run.

Meanwhile, the website playblackjack.com is offering odds on whether Woods and Elin Nordegren get divorced before Dec. 31, 2010.

Yes: Bet $200 to win $100

No: Bet $100 to win $180.

Say what?

“When he misses a shot, do the Columbus Blue Jackets fans say, ‘That Darn Tyutin?’ ”

— reader Peter Winstanley on Blue Jackets defenceman Fedor Tyutin.

Say what II?

“When your quarterback walks off the field with one shoulder a foot lower than the other, isn’t that a sign that he might be hurting?”

Mike O’Hara of the Detroit News, suggesting the Lions need to rest banged-up rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Bowl bonus

It’s nothing like the bonuses they might earn if they make it to the NFL, but football players who make it to NCAA bowl games do get some gifts.

The NCAA allows each bowl to award up to $500 worth of gifts to 125 participants per school, SportsBusiness Journal reports.

For the most part, those gifts include electronics, hats, shirts, watches and backpacks.

A couple of notable exceptions: The Brut Sun Bowl gives players a Brut hair dryer (to keep their hair smelling lovely?) and the Texas Bowl offers a belt buckle. (It is Houston, after all.)

The most bizarre: At the Meineke Bowl, players will get a Commemorative Richard Petty Driving Experience photo. No word on whether they actually get to sit in a race car, too.

gary.loewen@sunmedia.ca


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