-- After a pilot successfully landed that U.S. Airways jetliner on the Hudson River: New Yorkers haven't seen a jet fall that fast since Brett Favre ... Giants WR David Tyree (whose one-handed, off-his-helmet catch set up the winning TD in last year's Super Bowl) says he has a helmet with bubble gum, one with Velcro and, his favorite, one with good old fashion Krazy Glue ... So many NFL analysts boldly predicted the Giants, Titans and Panthers were headed to the Super Bowl. Delighted to see them eat humble pie in a business known for arrogance and huge egos. Average fans know just as much ... Glad Giants WR Plaxico Burress wasn't named the new Director of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ... Are we sure the laminated card Eagles coach Andy Reid holds on the sideline during the game isn't really a Waffle House menu? ... Did you know four percent of all athletes that were millionaires as players are millionaires when they retire?
-- Gator QB Tim Tebow has "John 3:16" written on the eye black he wears. Looked it up in the Bible and it reads, "For God so loved the world that He gave me Percy Harvin" ... Sooners coach Bob Stoops has now lost three consecutive bowl games and five of the past six. His new name--how about Bob Oops!
-- According to Tommy Duff, in 1944 the Steelers were known as the Carpets.
-- When Jackie Robinson first came up to the Dodgers in 1947, he wasn't even given a locker, just a nail for his immaculate suit. Only two teammates bothered to say hi or welcome him. He stole home 19 times in his career while today's players rarely attempt it ... World Series MVP, pitcher Cole Hamels recently signed a three-year, $20 million contract. Guess he likes playing in front of those "courteous" Phillie fans.
-- Bill Grier, San Diego hoops coach, on why Academy of Art University lost a game 74-23 before facing his Toreros: "Picasso didn't play."
-- Soccer superstar David Beckham bought his wife Victoria an $80,000 handbag. It's believed to be the most overpriced "purse" since Tyson-Holyfield II.
-- Michael Phelps (already over $50 million in endorsements) traveled to China to push Mazda automobiles for another $1 mil payoff. With America's auto industry crisis, wish he could have given Ford-Chevy-Chrysler a home-country discount for his services instead.
-- And finally, this from Chuck Huey: A golf club walks into a pub and asks the bartender for a pitcher of beer. The bartender refuses to serve him. "Why not?" asks the golf club. "You'll be driving later," replies the bartender.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)