The Games sure make an impact OLYMPICS '94 -- A SPECTATOR'S SPORT

February 14, 1994|By Kevin Cowherd

Low Q rating -- Fifteen of 20 teen-age shoppers at Towson Town Center, shown a picture of U.S. downhill gold medalist Tommy Moe, incorrectly identified him as Buzzy on "Baywatch."

You can put the razor blade down, too -- can put the razor blade down, too -- Furious third-period rally by Team USA yesterday narrowly averted loss to namby-pamby French hockey team, thus sparing Americans from donning paper-bag-over-the-head disguise traditionally worn after a loss to France in any sport.

Badly in need of a confidence-builder, Team USA will now play a tune-up against the fifth-grade CYO team from Sacred Heart School, Troy, N.Y.

So it's come to this -- American-made cars used to have rugged names: Fury, Firebird, Cutlass. Then the names became softer, more vague: Probe, Escort, Infiniti.

Now there is an Olympic commercial for a car actually named after an inert gas: Neon.

Base price is just $8975. It is believed to be manufactured by Fisher-Price.

Her troubles continue -- Portland, Ore., grand jury now said to be hearing evidence linking Tonya Harding to the mysterious 1975 disappearance of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Alternate viewing -- "Blossom," 8:30 p.m., Channel 2. Blossom does something or other on Valentine's Day.

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