Hope this finds you well. As you read this, the 5-at-10 is hiking high above sea level in the greater Montana mountains. This joint is a way up here now. Think Rock City on triple-dose PED cocktail mixed by Barry Bonds, Lance Armstrong and Roger Clemens. So it goes. Here’s today’s mini-5-at-10:
This March 6, 2008, file photo shows Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre pausing as he cries during a news conference announcing that he was officially retiring from football, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Shawano Leader, Cory Dellenbach, File)
Five sports stories/characters that if we never hear from them again it will be OK by us:
— Brett Favre coming out of retirement
— Steroids in general and steroids and Lance and Barry and Clemens in particular
— The Dodgers and the McCourts’ divorce
Mixed martial arts fighter and former pro wrestler Brock Lesnar. (AP Photo/Fight Entertainment Group/Dynamite USA!!, Bob Riha Jr.)
— Any sports story that includes the phrase “labor unrest” in the first three sentences
— MMA (kidding, EC, kidding. Really.) Let’s go with paying NCAA athletes.
Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...