It was a compliment.


Utah defensive end Trevor Reilly told reporters after Thursday’s win over Utah State that Aggie quarterback Chuckie Keeton is special.

“Keeton is a slippery player,” Reilly said. “He is as good at being slippery as anyone in the country.”

Not counting Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez …

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Mob influence may have caused Bobby Riggs to tank his celebrity tennis match with Billie Jean King in 1973, according to an ESPN report.

Apparently it really did take 40 years to discover the whole thing was Rigged.


BYU named its captains last week, but All-America Kyle Van Noy wasn’t among them.

To his credit, Van Noy didn’t make a big deal of it, saying you “don’t need to be a captain to be a leader.”

Good point.

Nobody ever said you need to be a leader to be a politician, either.


Dreadlocked Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman told Realsaltlake.com he hasn’t cut his hair in eight years.

“The main thing is don’t comb them and they knot up,” he said.

Rock On predicts Beckerman will play five more seasons, after which he will donate his hair for use as a goal net.


Nebraska football fans going from Omaha to Lincoln last week were warned they could run into roadwork on I-80.

No word on how that worked out, except that residents reported seeing slow-moving reenactments of the Mormon pioneer trek of 1847.


Skier Lindsey Vonn said last week that dating Tiger Woods is too good to be true.

She told People magazine: “There’s really nothing about him that bothers me.”

“Same here,” said nobody else on Earth.


BYU’s game with Virginia was a yawner on Saturday until the final quarter. The teams totaled just 116 yards between them in the first quarter, going scoreless.

Play was suspended two hours and nine minutes due to lightning danger, so the game ended up lasting over five hours.

And they said Robert Anae’s offense would speed things up …


Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini mistakenly had his quarterback spike the ball on fourth down while trailing 34-6 late in the game against Miami.

To which ex-BYU assistant coach Brandon Doman allegedly replied: “And I got fired for WHAT?”