Enter the Warzone, head-butting without a helmet.
• Gotta hand it to Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig and Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch. They've almost managed to do the impossible:
Make Alex Rodriguez look like a sympathetic figure.
• Bosch told "60 Minutes" he once drew blood from Rodriguez in a Miami nightclub.
Somewhere, Jose Canseco is seething with jealousy.
• Perhaps the more troubling aspect of this story is how Rodriguez seemingly was able to pass 12 MLB drug tests while more juiced than the Magic Bullet.
• Fresno State did not score in the final 7 minutes, 50 seconds of Wednesday night's 76-57 loss to Colorado State.
Which makes winning basketball games rather difficult.
• Each time Rodney Terry's Bulldogs show signs of progress, they give evidence of regression.
• Lots of response (positive and negative) to Sunday's column about Fresno's MIA sports fans since Bulldogs football season ended.
Appreciate the feedback. Even from the one dude who keeps threatening to do us bodily harm.
• The 49ers have reached the NFC Championship for the third straight year, and standing in their way are the archrival Seahawks.
The NFL better issue two penalty flags to each official. They're gonna need them.
• Peyton Manning barked the word "Omaha" 44 times in Sunday's win over the Chargers, and leaders of the Nebraska city of 427,000 are ecstatic.
C'mon, Peyton. Would it kill you to throw a "Fresno" in there? Jeez.
• Deion Sanders, one of the honorary captains for the Pro Bowl, tweeted he is suiting up for the game.
You know the other captain, Jerry Rice, won't take that lying down.
• News of Lane Kiffin becoming Alabama's new offensive coordinator was universally well-received.
By the rest of the Southeastern Conference.
• Someone broke into the home of Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson and stole more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry.
Next time, spend some of that money on a better security system.
• In every game he plays, Steph Curry makes at least one shot that leaves your jaw in close proximity to the carpet.
• Meet Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA's youngest player.
Nineteen years and 13 letters.
• The NBA let players wear nicknames on the backs of their jerseys last week.
But none of them could touch "He Hate Me" for pure originality.
• The Cubs unveiled a new mascot named Clark to provide a better fan experience at Wrigley Field.
Anything to avert eyes from the scoreboard.
• What wonderful January weather we're having in the central San Joaquin Valley: sunny and warm. Perfect for outdoor activities.
Just as long as you refrain from breathing.
• For no particular reason: Webster Slaughter
• Dennis Rodman is back from his latest round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea.
That's one great thing about being an American. You have a constitutional right to be an idiot.
• Boomer Esiason says he and Matt Millen both got contact highs from a fan smoking a joint next to the booth while broadcasting a Patriots-Chiefs game in 2000.
According to Esiason, it was one of the best broadcasts he's ever done. But what about Millen? No drugs are strong enough to explain his tenure with the Lions.
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