— The Miz was courtside at Friday night’s NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN.com made a note about Miz in the recap of the game: “WWE wrestler The Miz attended the game. He was promoting the Survivor Series, which will take place Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (in Indianapolis).” You can read the article here.
— ESPN anchor Rece Davis made a Roddy Piper reference in his weekly Gameday Kickoff column which previewed Saturday’s college football games: “‘Just when you think you have all the answers, I change all the questions.’ I heard pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper say that once. I was never the biggest pro wrestling fan, but I thought Piper was funny back in the day. His taunt could be echoed by the BCS if we dare believe we’ve figured out all of the BCS combinations and permutations.”
Davis closed the column with: “In John Carpenter’s cult classic, ‘They Live,’ Piper’s character announced, “I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick [butt]… and I’m all out of bubble gum. With three weeks to go in the season, you never know who will show up all out of gum, but with just enough game to chew up the BCS standings.” You can check out the article here.