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Fifth Annual Too True To Be Good
Steve Rushin
December 26, 2005
For 12 long months, Steve Rushin rummaged the depths of sports to unearth these nuggets of surreal news from 2005
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December 26, 2005

Fifth Annual Too True To Be Good

For 12 long months, Steve Rushin rummaged the depths of sports to unearth these nuggets of surreal news from 2005

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THREE YARDS AND A CLOUD OF MOM

Christopher Noteboom was arrested for sprinting onto the field at a Philadelphia Eagles home game and spreading a "powdery substance" that turned out to be his late mother's ashes.

COULD YOU REPEAT THE QUESTION?

Asked if Raptors players held a grudge against former teammate Vince Carter, forward Matt Bonner told the Toronto Sun, "Uh, yeah, I mean, it's tough to say, woulda-shoulda-coulda, ifs and buts like candy and nuts, you know, you never know. This, that and the other thing. Who knows? You know, there's a lot of what-ifs."

THUS INFURIATING THE ANAHEIM DODGERS OF LOS ANGELES

The Anaheim Angels changed their name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

BUT I STILL SAY CHARLIE FINLEY OWES ME $10,000

When the Albuquerque Journal informed Bill Richardson that he was never drafted by the Kansas City Athletics in 1966, contrary to his longtime claim, the New Mexico governor said, "After being notified of the situation and after researching the matter, I have come to the conclusion that I was not drafted by the A's."

NO GUTS, NO GLORY

New Zealand adventurer Peter Bethune announced his plan to set the speed record for around-the-world powerboating in a watercraft fueled entirely by the fat deposits of liposuction patients.

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