Publish date:

Big Hitter, The Lama

Bill Murray's history of impromtu sports fun
Author:

Bill Murray is a fan. He's a regular in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He's part owner of several minor league baseball teams. He's a die-hard Cubs supporter and enough of a basketball junkie that his son Luke turned out to be an assistant coach at Towson. Murray turns up at a lot of events, and when he does something unusual often happens. The highlights are graded on a scale of one to five Carl Spacklers.

Torturing Take Me Out to the Ball Game at the 2012 Cubs opener.

RATING : [3 head]

Last Saturday, living out the dreams of many by going WWE on Lee Corso.

RATING : [4 head]

A quick stop to conduct the George Mason band in '10.

RATING : [2 head]

At Pebble in '99, dancing with a golf fan, then tossing her into a bunker.

RATING : [5 head]

An improvised trot and slide before tossing out the first pitch in '12.

RATING : [4 head]

Pulling a Guy Fieri while rooting for Arizona at the '10 Pac-10 tournament.

RATING : [1 head]

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

David Babcock, a 41-year-old graphic design professor at the University of Central Michigan, set a world record by knitting a 12-foot-long scarf while running Saturday's Kansas City Marathon.

PHOTO

SCOTT CLARKE/ESPN IMAGES (GAMEDAY CREW)

PHOTO

SCOTT CLARKE/ESPN IMAGES (GRAPPLING WITH CORSO)

PHOTO

STEPHEN GREEN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SINGING)

PHOTO

JONATHAN FERREY/GETTY IMAGES (BUNKER)

PHOTO

CHARLES REX ARBOGAST/AP (SLIDE)

PHOTO

YOUTUBE.COM (CONDUCTING)

PHOTO

JEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES (ARIZONA GAME)

PHOTO

SARA DOOW/FOTOLIA.COM (SCARF)