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If This Works, New Golf Ball Could Be Called ‘Daly’s Comet’

Fox Television has already experimented with a computerized hockey puck at the NHL All-Star game. So what’s next? How about a computerized golf ball?

“I’d really like to [put transmitters] in a golf ball,” Fox Sports President David Hill told USA Today. “The most wasteful shot in sports is a golf ball up in the air. [A TV comet tail] could let you see if the ball is hooking or fading. We’re working on that now.”

Gee, it will be just like the Fourth of July.

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Trivia time: What is the longest winning streak in the UCLA-USC basketball series?

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“Supey” Bowl: Quarterback Neil O’Donnell is in the Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has an appropriate nickname: “Supey.”

Barbara O’Donnell, Neil’s mother, told Steve Serby of the New York Post that his nickname is short for “Superbaby.”

Do you think the Cowboys might taunt him a bit if they find out?

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Drive ‘em, cowboy: Troy Aikman has added incentive to play well in the Super Bowl. He is promised a set of golf clubs by former Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach if the Cowboys win. “I need that set of clubs,” Aikman said.

Guess he can’t afford to buy his own.

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The bandwagon: The Chicago Bulls begin a six-game trip next Tuesday and Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune writes “that it is looking more like a Rolling Stones concert tour” in the demand for tickets.

Charlie McCreight, a ticket broker in Denver, said, “We’re getting about 100 calls a day about tickets.” He also said courtside seats that sell for $150 are now priced at $350 for the Bulls’ appearance Feb. 4 against the Nuggets.

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No speed limit: Dennis Rodman on the streaking Bulls: “We are in the 65-, 75-mph stage. Hopefully, by playoff time we’ll be in the Autobahn stage.”

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Wait and see: The coaching change in Phoenix seemingly appeals to the Suns’ Kevin Johnson, who reportedly pointed to himself and said: “This is Franchise Senior. That [Charles Barkley] is Franchise Junior. The roles are exactly reversed.”

Don’t be too sure, Kevin.

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Looking back: On this day in 1982, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21, in Pontiac, Mich. It was the 49ers’ first appearance in the Super Bowl.

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Trivia answer: USC won 42 consecutive games from 1932 to 1943.

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Quotebook: Bud Greenspan, on how sports has changed in his 35 years as an Olympic filmmaker: “Thirty-five years ago, I knew all the athletes and the only lawyer I knew was my father. Today I don’t know a single athlete, but I know 100 lawyers.”


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