Rock On: A bill for Carlos Boozer (6 items)
At last, pro football returns to Los Angeles.
OK, it’s not the NFL.
Members of the rock band Kiss have purchased an Arena Football League franchise and decided to call it the L.A. Kiss.
Which raises a big question: What is the league going to do if the Spice Girls buy a team?
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1 of 6. PAYBACK
Forty-year-old James Gorfin took up the offer. All went well until he pulled a groin 10 minutes into the match. So the whole deal cost him $1,500 per minute.
Which raises an intriguing prospect: When a player gets hurt, why not have him pay the club, instead of the reverse?
By that measure, Rock On figures Carlos Boozer owes the Jazz at least $30 million.
2 of 6. THE BIG HURT
The school said it became aware of the issue last spring.
On one hand, it’s a terrible blow if the Wildcats are sanctioned.
But after seeing them go 2-9 season last year, Rock On has to ask: You mean they weren’t already on probation?
3 of 6. HELPING HAND
After joking about his decision to put slogans on his team’s jerseys, he later addressed a string of injuries by asking media members if they had eligibility remaining.
No, but Rock On is available to call plays from the booth if things go south with that newfangled up-tempo offense.
4 of 6. ACED OUT
That’s kinda what Chris Evert did to him, isn’t it?
5 of 6. QUICK VERDICT
Sources say when the term “calling witnesses” was mentioned, James asked if it had anything to do with his Nike campaign in Cleveland.