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That is, until one day near the end of camp. On that day, Turner told his players to go outside and get on buses, and the whole squad went to Knott’s Soak City in Chula Vista, where they slid down water slides and rode inner tubes.

“We got four big linemen in one of the inner tube rides,” defensive end Ryon Bingham told Chargers.com, “and we thought all the weight was going to carry us over the side a couple of times. It was really cool of Norv to give us a break and allow us to get out and just have a good time as a team.”

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Here’s hoping the Bolts get off to a fast start. Otherwise, disgruntled fans will probably start showing up in bathing suits for games, toting boogie boards and air mattresses.

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Can you believe how many college football teams are starting their seasons in August now? Maybe the “D” in D-line should stand for dehydrated.

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From Reuters: “Contrary to popular belief and common medical advice, eating seeds, nuts, corn and popcorn does not cause the bowel disease diverticulosis, researchers said yesterday. In fact, nuts and popcorn may even provide some protection from the complications.”

Or to put it another way:

Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjack …

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Seats near the foul poles in the Yankees’ new stadium will cost $100 and $75 a game next year. Boy, for that kind of dough, the poles should be adorned with strippers.

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The Yankees notified season-ticket holders of the price increases in brochures mailed last week. The brochures also included instructions for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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