OLN has found a man named Stanley Cup, and will fly him to New York to tape some promotional spots for the cable network's NHL playoff coverage.
Cup, 57, who works in a steel mill in western Pennsylvania, has tattoos all over his body. He will get a small stipend for doing the promos but said he would like three other things -- a picture of himself with the Stanley Cup trophy, tickets to a playoff game and another tattoo.
Trivia time: Before 1998, the same major league player was both the youngest and oldest to have hit 50 home runs in a season. Who is that player?
He can do the math: Sean Farnham, on Fox Sports radio, asked John Daly about his claim that he'd lost $60 million gambling.
"I looked at all my IRS, my tax, my income statements since '92 all the way up to 2005. It averaged about $4 million a year."
Farnham: "That's a lot."
Daly: "That's losses of around $90 million and $30 million of winning."
A sure thing: Charles Barkley, who claims to have lost $10 million gambling, knew he was witnessing a future NBA star when he saw Dirk Nowitzki playing for a German team in Europe. Barkley was there with a Nike all-star team and Nowitzki, who will be 28 next month, was then 18.
"I told him I would pay him any amount of money he wanted if he'd come to Auburn," Barkley said on TNT.
Said colleague Kenny Smith: "Is that legal?"
Barkley: "We are talking about the SEC, baby. If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying."
Bad boys: Rob Dibble, one of the "Nasty Boys" when he pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, also got in some nasty brawls, including one with his manager, Lou Piniella.
Dibble, now a regular on FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show Period," recently was discussing John McEnroe's being named one of the 10 angriest athletes by AskMen.com.
"He put a book out recently," Dibble said, "and signed it to me, 'I am still nastier than you.' "
Second at the polls: Congressman and former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, a candidate for governor of the state, finished second in Nebraska's Republican primary.
"He never stood a chance," said comedian Argus Hamilton. "Tom Osborne stood for lower taxes and lower gas prices and a strong national defense. But his opponent promised to beat Oklahoma."
Trivia answer: Willie Mays, who turned 75 May 6. Mays was 24 when he hit 51 home runs for the New York Giants in 1955, and 34 when he hit 52 for the San Francisco Giants in 1965.
And finally: Wrote Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, "Matt Leinart stays at USC for his senior year, takes one dance class, is stalked by every campus coed, strikes up a close friendship with Paris Hilton, lives in a $3,866-per-month apartment. You know, the simple life. Now he's facing life in Phoenix.
"Is it true that Leinart is petitioning the NCAA for another year of eligibility?"
\o7Larry Stewart can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org