Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

The Cheap Seats: A Humorous Look at Sports

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

The Cheap Seats: A Humorous Look at Sports

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Super isn't cheap Among the top 10 questions to ask yourself before spending $16,000 on a Super Bowl ticket, from CBS's David Letterman: "Do they have anything in the more affordable $15,000 range? "Can I afford it after spending $12,000 on a Pro Bowl ticket? "Isn't this why the rest of the world hates us?"

Once a nerd, always a...

NBC's Jimmy Fallon, not feeling the love after relocating his talk show to Indianapolis for Super Bowl week: "But all the attention has been on the football players. So basically it's like I'm back in high school."

Some expensive sushi

What do baseball and ice fishing have in common? asks Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times. "Answer: It only takes one, even if the hit is a dribbler." Jason Pepin captured the Jig It Ice Fishing Extravaganza in Escanaba, Mich. - and the derby's $3,000 first prize - by reeling in the only fish landed among the 400-plus competitors: A 4-ounce perch.

Make it quick, Kim

"They figured out a way to make sure the Super Bowl pregame show won't last too long this year," noted comedy writer Tim Hunter in the Seattle Times. "Right before it starts, Kim Kardashian is going to marry it."

Massage this answer

"The most valuable athletes in North America?" mused reader Bill Littlejohn in the Seattle Times.

"Peyton Manning and Sidney Crosby, neck and neck."

No need to answer

Former Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner, trying to shed 50 pounds and make a comeback for the 2012 Games at age 40, describes himself as "young, old and crazy." "I act young, I look old and I'm crazy to be wrestling," he told The New York Times. "How many 40- year-old men are rolling around with other grown men?"

Finally, a winning wager

Brad Dickson of the Omaha World-Herald, on rapper 50 Cent saying he won $500,000 betting on the Giants to beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game: "I'd be tempted to say 50 Cent has terrific luck, except for the fact he's been shot something like 37 times. …

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