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Lighter Side of Sports: Perhaps Whitecaps fan should just watch games on TV
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King of the Road? Roger Miller certainly wasn't singing about Duncan Nicol.

The soccer fan from Coquitlam, B.C., has gone to 20 of his beloved Vancouver Whitecaps' road games since they joined Major League Soccer in 2011, and has yet to see them win one — as in 0 wins, 14 losses and 6 ties.

"It's just something that's eluded me for three seasons now," Nicol, who's been to games in Seattle, San Jose, Salt Lake and Dallas this year, told the Vancouver Province. "I don't know. I always have an uneasy feeling, especially when the Caps score first."

At least his misery has company. Good friend Chris Deal is 0 for 16.

Just tell him to say "no comment"

"A man claiming to be Lamar Odom's drug dealer said in an interview that he gave cocaine to Odom," noted Greg Cote of the Miami Herald. "Friends, do not do drugs. But if you must, avoid dealers who give interviews."

Hair of the underdog

A fan of Washington's NFL team had to eat his part of his own beard after losing a bet to his boss — an Eagles fan — when Philadelphia won last Monday's NFL season opener, 33-27.

As Jason Pickar told The Washington Post: "It tasted like a combination of Pert Plus conditioner and 'Oh [no], it's caught in my throat.' "

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