SWEET OFFERINGS

Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy recently noted that a reporter from Turkey gave Enes Kanter a box of Turkish Delight candy before an interview.

Which sort of explains why Deron Williams was so hard to interview. Who would have thought to bring along a bag of Skittles?

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SWEET OFFERINGS II

Speaking of handouts, the Jazz lost their opener to Oklahoma City, largely due to 42 points by Kevin Durant. But 22 of those points came on free throws.

Meanwhile, the Jazz have missed 26 free throws in three games.

Amazing but true: the gift-giving season has already begun.

IN THE KNOW

The White House is claiming President Obama knew nothing of the healthcare.gov glitches, or the NSA phone snooping on allies.

The good news is that he’s right up to speed on who won the World Series and how the Bears are doing.

STEAKING IT OUT

Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson recently received a year’s supply of Digiorno Pizza after crashing his car while trying to stop a pizza box from slipping off his front seat.

Other Lions have been seen placing Morton’s steaks on their seats, just in case …

IN SWEET MEMORY

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut consumed 121 Twinkies in six minutes at the world championships last week.

No wonder people thought they’d never see another Twinkie after Hostess shut down.

DOC TALK

American soccer player Abby Wambach and teammate Sarah Huffman were recently married in Hawaii.

Some believe that couldn’t happen in the NBA, but you can never say never.

Doc Rivers did say he had “a man crush” on Gordon Hayward, didn’t he?

CREDIT DUE?

One phrase making its way into sports nomenclature is “criminally underrated.” A CBS Sports Radio guest, for example, used the phrase in conjunction with Michigan State’s defense.

Is that supposed to mean the Spartans deserve more credit for being criminals than they’re receiving?

AIM HIGH

A published memo said only six of 314 million Americans signed up for Obamacare on the first day of its availability.

Question for fourth graders: Which are you more likely to accomplish in your lifetime: (a) score a touchdown in the Super Bowl, (b) win the Masters, (c) pitch a perfect game in the World Series, (d) get signed up for Obamacare on the first try.

SPECIALLY MEDIOCRE

Leftcoastsportsbabe.com on the phrase “keeping bowl hopes alive”: “Right, because everyone plays football in hopes of that magical 6-6 season.”