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Bo Knows He’s Not Watching Sports Now

Are you curious about whatever happened to Bo Jackson, the former major leaguer and NFL star? His football career ended with a hip injury in 1991, although he played baseball until 1994.

Jackson, who turns 40 on Nov. 30, has a Chicago company, N’genuity, that deals in food processing and distribution.

He and his physician wife, Linda, and their three children live in a Chicago suburb. They also have a hunting lodge with 700 acres stocked for rabbit and deer hunting.

“I got everything going good for me,” Jackson told the Associated Press.

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And as good an athlete as he was, he’s no sports fan.

“I don’t watch no football, no baseball, no basketball,” he said.

Trivia time: Who holds USC’s single-game record for touchdowns on kickoff returns?

Fact of life: Blackie Sherrod in the Dallas Morning News: “Remembered philosophy from the late Abe Lemons: ‘You don’t coach seniors. You just tolerate them.’ ”

More Sherrod: Commenting on Phil Jackson’s opinion that it’s easy to lose focus in baseball because it’s such a boring game: “Rather like a December NBA game, Coach?”

Laboring for a cause: Lloyd Scott, 40, a former English firefighter and a leukemia survivor, finally crossed the finish line in the New York Marathon on Friday, five days after he started. Wearing an antique, 130-pound deep-sea diving suit probably had something to do with it.

Scott told the New York Post, “It’s a good example of what it’s like for cancer and leukemia sufferers because it’s slow and painful -- but, like me, they win out at the end.”

Conforming: Mike Bianchi in the Orlando Sentinel, on the NFL’s effect on Steve Spurrier: “They have taken one of the most refreshing, rollicking college coaches in history and turned him into just another NFL clone, just another NFL drone.”

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Future shock: Reader Mark Hopping of San Leandro to the San Francisco Chronicle: “Now Dusty Baker can give those toothpicks a real workout, keeping his eye propped open while he watches another dismal Cub season.”

Please leave: Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot: “Don’t know whether Troy Aikman and the Dolphins will hook up, but I’d like to see Joe Theismann make a comeback with the Redskins. It won’t help the team, but it would get him out of the ESPN booth.”

Trivia answer: Anthony Davis, two, against Notre Dame in 1972.

Not trivial: Davis scored six touchdowns against the Irish in that 1972 game at the Coliseum, one in a 1973 loss at South Bend, Ind., then four more -- including the second-half kickoff return -- in the Trojans’ 55-24 victory in 1974.

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And finally: New York Knick guard Latrell Sprewell thinks too much was made of his reporting late for games last season.

He told reporters, “You’re really talking 20-something games.”

Said Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle: “So it’s not like he did it a lot.”

-- Mal Florence

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