NFL: Advice to doctors: Don’t treat NFL players unless you’re ready to lose your shirt. "Everyone has known from the beginning that this job is idiotic from a medical and legal standpoint," said Dr. Robert Huizenga, the Raiders doctor for eight years who wrote the book You’re OK, It’s Just A Bruise. "You are dealing with a group of individuals who have unrealistic expectations and no one is going to insure you for what you’re doing." Much more lucrative: Being the team doc for "The Biggest Loser."
• Fly’s pals over at ProFootballTalk.com are always good for snarky comments on Brett Favre. PFT relates owner Woody Johnson’s praise for the one-year-Jet, "It was a privilege to have him in the building. What a great experience it was to have him here. I think he helped the franchise. What he gave to the locker room is still there." And follows it with the zinger: ("Maybe he left his pants on the ground.")
NBA: Fly understands you must be an optimist to be a Clippers fan. But holding a rally to try to convince LeBron James to join L.A.’s other NBA team proves these folks have rose-colored glasses. As Ben Maller writes, "It could be real ugly if 15 fans show up in Clippers gear. This was all started via a gorilla marketing campaign on Facebook." The rally is scheduled for May 27 at Staples Center, the same night the Lakers and Suns are scheduled for Game 5 of their series.
WNBA: On the redemption trail, Marion Jones plays her first 3 minutes in the WNBA, and USA Today scribe Vicki Michaelis has the story on life after a PED bust.
NASCAR: Scribe Greg Engle sticks a fork in Sam Hornish Jr.’s Cup career and suggests he go back to the open wheel side of the motorsports fence. The good news in Hornish’s 2010 campaign is that his car has been running at the end of 11 of 12 starts. The bad news: His best finish is 13th, he has five finishes in the 30s and he has only four finishes on the lead lap.