-- Bucs quarterback solution: Forget the three step, five step and seven step drops--a nine step drop would result in the two defensive ends colliding head-on ... As piano music played, the 49ers told Jessie "The Bachelor" Palmer he was "a special person with wonderful qualities" but needed to turn in his playbook ... With more than 100 fan arrests at the sold-out Raider game last week, we're guessing the jail had a cell-out, too ... Oakland wide receiver Randy Moss (known to take some downs off) has opened a fruit juice franchise in Charleston, W. Va. Unfortunately, the staff only makes juices when they want to ... Lions president/general manager Matt Millen has a 21-57 record since 2001. Franchise-owning Ford family may want to return Millen under the Lemon Law.
-- Did you know "Mike", the LSU 400-lb. Bengal tiger mascot, is housed in a 13,000 sq-ft. campus palace ($3.2 million den with an electronic filtering system)? ... Scottsdale Stadium (Az.) now has bullet-proof ticket windows the caliber of glass normally reserved for presidential limos and for Joe Paterno's glasses!
-- According to Olivia Rogers, a snail can have up to 2500 teeth.
-- See where the prez of Iran has called the NL wild-card race "an embarrassment to mankind" ... Last month the minor league Brevard County Manatees held a "Desperate Househusbands" day promotion. Any married man who brought his honey-do list to the park got in free and the most henpecked list was declared the winner (the team's front office staff went to his home and did all his chores) ... Sensational Dodger rookie catcher Russell Martin's dad makes his living as a street performer playing his saxophone at a Montreal subway station. A couple of weeks ago, for the first time, he got to see his kid in action and opened the game playing the national anthem. Awesome! ... A group of fans are working to have Ted Williams' frozen body removed from the cryonics storage facility in Arizona. Fans wishing to get involved can send away for a bumper sticker, but please don't put it on the refrigerator.
-- Tiger Woods has won $7,651,563 this year and his caddie, Steve Williams, isn't doing too bad, either. At 10 percent, Williams' take is $765,156. That's more than double Jack Nicklaus' biggest year, when he won a record $320,542 in 1972.
--In closing, Christina Rohloff asks if you heard about the two silkworms who took part in a race which ended in a tie.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)
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