-- We're not saying the NFL draft proceeded at a snail's pace, but eating champ Joey Chestnut can swallow 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes, faster than one team can select the player it wanted all along. Incidentally, Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas can put away 65 hardboiled eggs in six minutes and 47 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10. Parents must be so proud!
-- The Redskins' top draft choice misses mini-camp due to a groin injury suffered playing paintball with team members. Now he's suing Benjamin Moore ... Bet Falcon quarterback Mike Vick won't be getting an endorsement deal with Hush Puppies. His coach will have him on a short leash this fall ... Just saw a bumper sticker reading, "Honk If You've Shared a Cell with a Cincinnati Bengal" ... That GEICO caveman commercial may soon become a sitcom. Neanderthals functioning in our society is not new--ever been in an NFL locker room? ... O.J. Simpson once dreamed of having a horse in the Kentucky Derby--no doubt jockey Al Cowlings aboard a white bronco ... Patriots' heavily favored for the NFL title. Watch out for the Cowboys and Chargers.
-- In April, 16 Penn State football players crashed a party and a big time brawl ensued. Punishment from 80-year-old head coach Joe Paterno: The whole squad will clean up Beaver Stadium, which seats 107,000, after each home game. He believes football is a team game and his players aren't trashy.
-- "Wild Bill" Proctor gives us a few unique town names: Greasy, Okla.; Zulu, Ind.; and Hog Eye, Ark.
-- Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer, believed to be the softest throwing pitcher in major league baseball, recently heard this from his son: "Dad, you're driving the car faster than you throw the baseball" ... Still wonder why Willie Mays wasn't at the Jackie Robinson festivities in L.A. a while back.
-- We'll take the '66 Bill Russell Celtics over the 2007 Spurs any day and most of those men are in their 70s ... Spurs' Tony Parker and Eva Longoria spent $15,000 on their wedding cake.
-- How about the California woman who took up golf four years ago and already has six hole-in-ones,
-- All Kentucky Derby horses were subjected to tests for performance-enhancing drugs. The racing commissioner ordered the tests after noticing three of the horses ranked among American League home-run leaders.
-- And finally, this from George Wich - Angry man: "Little boy, did you see who broke my window?" Little boy: "No, but have you seen my baseball?"
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)