Top 5 Sports Stories

11/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone, here's my Top 5 for September 9, 2009 from

1. Quick Hits

#2 Andy Murray (last year's finalist) got blitzed at the U.S. Open
in straight sets by Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal advance. After Nadal's win, a man
jumped on the court, kissed him, and told him he loved him. He got

Derek Jeter had another 0-fer. He still needs 4 hits to set the all
time Yankee hit record. Jeter didn't talk with the media after the
game, a rarity for the team captain.

And you thought it was just the players? A part-owner in the NHL
Nashville Predators, William ''Boots'' Del Biaggio III, was sentenced
to more than 8 years in prison for bilking banks and investors out of
millions. He used some of the money to pay off gambling debts.

2. 9/9/09

Some wackos predicted that 9/9/09 would signal the end of the world.
If we're still here, let's mark the date with something a tad more

Let's salute the most famous #9's in sports. Ted Williams, Roger
Maris, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull. And let's not forget the great #
99, Mark Gastineau, I mean Wayne Gretzky.

3. Do Not Pass Go

At this point Mets fans can only laugh about this season. Toward that
end check out the Wall Street Journal's version of Monopoly. It's
called MetsSloppily. Instead of jail, you get to go directly to the
disabled list. But in this game, if you really play for the Mets, you
do get to pass Go, and you get to collect your entire salary!

4. Lingerie League Update

Few stories have drawn the response of yesterday's item about the
Lingerie Football League opening its season. Jerrythegeek twittered: "
Were there any uniform malfunctions?"
An attorney wondered if there was a brief in the game? Nope, there
were tarts.... I mean torts.
And Steve F. wondered if there were male cheerleaders? No Steve, the
males were all in the stands drooling.
I'm so glad my readers take their sports seriously!

5. The Eye of the Beholder

5'5" French President Nicolas Sarkozy bussed in 20 short people to
stand behind him for a speech so he would look taller. In a related
story, the Knicks have inquired about their availability.

Happy Birthday: Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann. 60.
Bonus Birthday: Happy Gilmore, otherwise known as Adam Sandler. 43.

Today in Sports: (Suggested by subscriber Lex. S.) The Dodgers Sandy
Koufax pitches a perfect game. Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley takes the 1-0
loss while pitching a one-hitter. Time of game: 1:43. 1965.
Bonus Event: The battle of Marathon took place in ancient Greece. Out
of this battle a race, the marathon, was born. 490 B. C.