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He dishes it out but can’t take it

Keyshawn Johnson is getting intense abuse from Jets fans, mostly the fallout from his controversial book, “Just Give Me The Damn Ball!” in which he criticizes several current teammates and offensive coordinator Ron Erhardt.

One Jets fan yelled after Johnson dropped a pass, “Catch the damn ball!”

Johnson is trying to be thick-skinned, saying, “I smile and wave and I don’t worry about it.” Apparently he is worrying. He threatened to stop talking to the media if they bring up the subject of the book again.

We can only hope.

A little food for thought

The postage was correct, so the Postal Service accepted a dozen dried-out, hairy pigs’ ears addressed like individual fleshy postcards to ear-biting boxer Mike Tyson.

“They were the weirdest things I’ve ever seen,” Yolanda Stenson, a customer relations coordinator, said.

Each ear was about 5 inches long. Stamps were stuck to each one. And Tyson’s address was written on the bare hide in felt-tip pen.

Stenson said they apparently were dropped in a mail box, and postal workers processed them just like other packages after the notorious June 28 heavyweight bout in which Tyson chewed off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s right ear and bit Holyfield on the left ear.

Can I have a ruling on this?

A golfer trying to qualify for the Professional Golfers Association, who had just made a quadruple-bogey, punched a PGA official in the face after he had warned him he was playing too slow.

William A. Moulis, 37, was playing at the Cedarbrook Golf Course in Rostraver Township near Pittsburgh, Pa., when his threesome fell two holes behind the group in front of them.

PGA examiner Thomas Beeler warned Moulis that he was taking too long to set up his shot and asked him to play faster.

“Usually, a player will catch up, but he started accusing me of having a personal problem with him,” Beeler said.

Beeler said Moulis began calling him names before charging him as he was walking back to his golf cart.

“I turned around and he was suddenly behind me,” Beeler said. “He hit me and then fell on top of me. I got him off and by that time the other players were there to help.”

The punch cut his face, and he needed six stitches under his left eye.

“I’m required to tell a player when they are moving slow, but I guess I shouldn’t have done it after he shot 9 on a par-5 hole,” Beeler said.

Honky tonk team

Going into last Saturday’s games, the Colorado Rockies’ only victory in July was a 6-5, 11-inning win over San Diego when the Padres made four errors and walked in the winning run. “The way we’re going right now, one of us could hit a home run, miss second base, have it appealed and end up with a single,” Larry Walker said. “There’s been a real good string of bad luck. That sounds like a country song, doesn’t it?”

The last word …

“Last year the average price of a hotel room in the U.S. increased by 24 percent. The price increase is expected to most dramatically affect business travelers and Frank Gifford.”

- Conan O’Brien, host of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

, DataTimes

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