-- Did you know Jerri Spurrier wears a $10 wedding ring that hubby Steve once bought at a bait shop? "I'll never take it off and I've never wanted another ring," she advises ... FSU coach Bobby Bowden, 77, when asked if he keeps tabs on 79-year-old Penn State coach Joe Paterno: "I look in the obituary section every day to see if Joe is still out there" ... Without a lot of hope this year, the Jets and 49ers are eyeing Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson while the Bills would love to have Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn ... Nebraska has 32 walk-ons on their roster (41 last year). Jarvis Redwine and Jared Tomich were Husker walk-on All-Americans a while back ... Best college football locker room: Oregon, with 60-inch plasma TVs, Xboxes and Internet access in every locker. Recliners next?
-- Warren Sapp observing a sea of reporters surrounding aging veteran Jeff George after a recent Raider practice: "Is that an AARP meeting?" ... Lynn Swann, former Steeler wide receiver, has been standing on the sideline watching football for 25 years and suddently he's qualified to be governor? My neighbor Bill has been sitting on his sofa watching football the past 40 years. Is he our next U.S. Attorney General?
-- According to Guy Coreno, comic Jerry Lewis refuses to wear a pair of socks more than once.
-- The San Francisco Giants have an aptly named team dentist--Les Plack ... Plenty of rain at Marlins games this summer. The grounds crew has scattered more dirt than the National Enquirer ... Red Sox nation - is the curse back? ... If Astros pitcher Roger Clemens averages six innings for each of his estimated 19 starts, he will earn roughly $35,819 per out! ... Former San Diego Chicken mascot Ted Giannoulas on how hot it gets inside his costume: "My eggs come out hard-boiled and my act isn't even called half-baked anymore" ... Back in the 50s, Indians owner Bill Veeck installed movable outfield fences at Municipal Stadium and adjusted them between innings--in for his team, out for visitors.
-- Duke hoopster Mistie Williams on why her dad Chubby Checker enjoys singing the national anthem before her games: "He loves putting his own little twist on it."
-- Heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschka's favorite relaxation technique--ironing clothes.
-- And finally, Connie Cassella recently saw this sign in a veterinarian's waiting room: Be back in five minutes. Sit! Sit!
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)
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