-- Jack Frost nipping at my pen... Why not make this holiday season a little better for someone else!
-- Did you know former Vanderbilt QB Jay Cutler's hometown is Santa Claus, Indiana? ... Our Bucs have now won as many road games as the Harlem Globetrotters' patsy Washington Generals ... Bears' inconsistent QB Rex Grossman is questionable for Sunday's game with "interception elbow" ... As a Christmas surprise, Patriots' backup QB Matt Cassel recently filled teammate Tom Brady's car with styrofoam packing peanuts ... Isn't changing offensive coordinators on the Raiders like changing swim coaches on the Titanic?
-- How about matching FSU and Miami in the Letdown Bowl? ... The University of Kentucky cheerleaders, considered the best in the nation, receive over 250 tryout videos for about 3-6 new openings each year.
-- Could call NBC TV program "Friday Night Live", "Dawson Creek" with goal posts ... Six Massachusetts high school gridders face suspensions for giving wedgies.
-- According to Dave King, after the inventor of the Frisbee (Ed Headrick) died at age 78, he was cremated and molded into a memorial flying disc.
-- Overheard during the NBA's early season: "What do you mean I can't keep my gun in my shorts?" ... Following his record-breaking 877th victory, notoriously uncooperative Texas Tech hoops coach Bob Knight blew off the media, sending assistant coach Pat Knight to handle the questions. That's like waiting for Brad Pitt and Pee Wee Herman walks in ... A couple of weeks ago, legendary coach John Wooden, 96, visited his favorite MLB player, Derek Jeter. Jeter reportedly grabbed the "Wizard" and asked, "Have you been staying out of trouble?" Jeter could have griped plenty about the voter who put him 6th on his MVP ballot. He never said a word--pure class ... Mets' new stadium will cost $800 million and is designed like Ebbets Field. Original Ebbets Field cost $750,000.
-- Two Boise skating rink employees were fired last month for making a late night run to Burger King drive-through in the rink's Zambonis ice machine.
-- Late Christmas gift idea: Tasty Golf Tees ($5.49 per box of 20). Flavored tees come in cherry, mint, grape and strawberry.
-- In closing, Petey Henning said her neighbor Betty baked a Thanksgiving turkey for four and a half days--instructions said one hour per pound and she weighed 108 pounds.
Merry, Merry Christmas to all!!
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)
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