Korir might take the Subway after victory


Along with finishing the Los Angeles Marathon in record time Monday, Wesley Korir threw his hat into the ring to become a new spokesman for Subway sandwiches. Korir, 26, from Kenya, finished the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours 8 minutes and 24 seconds after ordering a pair of Subway sandwiches Sunday. He planned to eat one for lunch and the other for dinner but gave one to a homeless woman he encountered outside a hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Asked whether he preferred six-inch subs or foot-longs, Korir said, “Six inches. I can’t finish a foot-long.”

Subway executives hadn’t contacted Korir in the first hour after the race, but it could be only a matter of time before he winds up in a commercial.


“I would be open to that suggestion,” said Korir, who could afford plenty of $5 foot-longs after taking in a winner’s prize of $160,000 and a new car.

Trivia time

Who is the only person to wear the uniforms of all four New York baseball teams?

TO tweets

Who was really behind Terrell Owens’ being cut by the Dallas Cowboys? Owner Jerry Jones? Coach Wade Phillips? Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and quarterback Tony Romo?

Owens went public with his opinion -- Garrett and Romo -- in, of all things, a Twitter post.

In response to a fan who said he wasn’t happy Owens was released by the Cowboys, Owens replied: “neither ws i, blame the OC & romo!! but i’m happy 2 b where i am but i miss the other guys tht were & r true teammates!!”

Side observation: TO armed with Twitter. Aren’t there laws prohibiting this?

Trivia answer

Casey Stengel played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (also managed them) and New York Giants and managed the New York Yankees and New York Mets.

(Question and answer provided by Darryl Davis of Whittier.)

And finally

From Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, on the possibility of London hosting a Super Bowl: “What will U.S. fans get in return? The Henley Regatta and a fox hunt to be named later?”