-- Titans LB Keith Bulluck on 320-lb. DT Albert Haynesworth being on the cover of the latest issue of SI - "It's great as long as it isn't the swimsuit issue" ... Regarding 49ers' new coach Mike Singletary's recent controversial halftime pep talk, hope no kids went trick-or-treating dressed as him ... The Raiders, in 48 first-half possessions, have scored only one touchdown. Bet they're happy they don't play in the powerful Big 12 ... O.J. Simpson has been denied a new trial and awaits sentencing for armed robbery. If you feel sorry for him, a national rally is set for Wednesday at the Waffle House (corner booth) ... Popular ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews is a Bloomingdale High School product. When returning home, she heads for Village Inn for breakfast with her dad, Steve. "I crush the French toast," she admits ... Bears coach Lovie Smith a while back reminded his players to be at practice Monday. After players reminded Lovie they faced the lowly Lions next, he announced, "We'll see everybody on Wednesday."
-- Did you know Bruce Springsteen paid for his Asbury High School football team's 2007 championship jackets?
-- Betty Brown tells us the smallest bird's nest on record is the hummingbird's (half the size of a walnut).
-- Pat Riley might want his old coaching job back again now that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is thinking of resigning to spend more time with his family--even though he's single! ... 49-year-old Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman, when asked if anyone in his playing days had a personal chef as Minnesota rookie Keven Love does: "No, we got married."
-- Did you notice during the rainy World Series Game 5, the home plate umpire used his chest protector to double as a flotation device? ... A reporter asked Phillies pitcher Brett Myers (known for assaulting his wife a while back), who had just berated him and called him retarded, "Can you spell retarded?" ... Bob Feller on recently deceased Herb Score: "He would've been just as good, if not better, than Sandy Koufax if it wouldn't have been for his eye injury." We agree.
-- Track star Marion Jones didn't know there was something fishy in the "flaxseed oil" she took. That's like Bonnie saying she thought Clyde was using his ATM card to make all those bank withdrawals.
-- In closing, Jill Berry asks if you heard about the posh hotel where the towels are so thick you can hardly close your suitcase!
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)