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The Strike Zone
February 21, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool
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February 21, 2011

The Strike Zone

Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

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OUTSIDE

Raise your hand if you're surprised: John Daly's new golf bag has a flat-screen TV on it.

The quiet beauty of Friday Night Lights' final game ever, in the series finale, especially the very last play. Don't worry; we won't tell.

The 11 cartoon candidates for mascot of the '14 Sochi Winter Olympics, including Santa Claus, a sun and this skiing dolphin.

Maybe, just don't leave the house, A-Rod? A week after Fox showed him being hand-fed popcorn at the Super Bowl, TMZ caught Rodriguez picking his nose in a John Varvatos store.

Perhaps the most uncomfortable cameo of all time: Bill Buckner will appear on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

THE LEAGUE

Comforting news considering there may not be any football—fantasy or otherwise—in '11: FX renewed The League.

Dear flashmobs: You can have Glee and Modern Family, but please leave our sporting events alone.

The movie nerds at Baseball Prospectus who determined the precise Cubs game attended in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, back in '85. (The Braves—not the Bears—won 4--2 that day.)

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