Chatterbox, March 10

March 10, 2013 

Keep talking

Rand Paul, R-Ky., talked for nearly 13 hours in a row in a Senate filibuster Wednesday night.

Big deal, pundits say: ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. once went 151/2 hours breaking down the latest crop of NFL deep-snappers.

Car, as in carcass

The Montana House approved a bill that would allow motorists to legally eat any roadkill they hit with their vehicles.

Sounds good on paper — until some poor sap gets nailed for driving without a hunting license.

Lost in translation

Days after Dennis Rodman returned home from North Korea professing peace overtures from supreme leader Kim Jong Un, state media there issued a “thermonuclear war” threat against the United States.

So, the next time you hear “Chamberlain” in the same sentence with Rodman, think Neville, not Wilt.

Quote marks

•  Mike Oz of Yahoo.com, after Red Sox pitching prospect Drake Britton was arrested for DUI: “(He) hit 111 mph on the radar gun — just not the one anybody was hoping for.”

•  Janice Hough of LeftCoastSports Babe.com, on Powerful Yogurt marketing its new Greek “Brogurt” product in hopes of capturing the male demographic: “What, does it taste like beer?”

Sports quiz

The words “This may be an inopportune moment to ask, Dean Wormer, but could you see your way clear to give us one more chance?” were famously uttered by:

a) Delta House president Robert Hoover, after the homecoming-parade mutiny in “Animal House.”

b) Ex-USC basketball coach Tim Floyd, who left under an NCAA cloud in 2009, exploring a possible return there.

Heard in passing

Broncos linebacker Von Miller took to Twitter and declared that Denver will win next year’s Super Bowl.

And in the final minute of playoff games, he also vowed, I’ll drop back in pass coverage an extra 40 yards or so.

Backfire alert

The National Rifle Association announced it will sponsor its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Race — the NRA 500 — at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, and it promises to be different.

In lieu of a green flag, there’ll be a shotgun start.

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