-- What Heisman Trophy winner has "made" the most money? The 1959 winner, Billy Cannon of LSU, was arrested for counterfeiting in the early '80s and spent three years in jail ... When it was announced that Charlie Weis would return as Notre Dame coach this season, there was great enthusiasm on campus--unfortunately, the campus was USC ... Ohio State paid $1 mil to Navy to play them in football. Couldn't they come up with more of a sure thing, like playing the Oakland Raiders? ... Did you know the Rose Parade originally had nothing to do with the Rose Bowl football game? It was a celebration in Pasadena for the ripening of the oranges.
-- The NFL has hired John Madden as a special assistant to comish Roger Goodell. Goodell asked how he would improve the league and Madden responded, "More turkey legs" ... We heard since 1995, Jimmy Johnson's hair has been working as a consultant to Terry Bradshaw ... During a five-year span (1987-91), overrated Hall of Famer Raider DL Howie Long registered 21 sacks. During the same period, two other players recorded 21 sacks "in one season" and one them, Chris Doleman, has never even been a Hall of Fame finalist.
-- "Wild Bill" Proctor tells us bamboo is stronger than concrete.
-- The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former president George W. Bush has been released from jail and is ready to replace Grant Balfour in the devastated Rays bullpen ... The Rays were trying to acquire pitcher Brad Penny down the stretch. How ironic, a ball club that doesn't like to spend money and a player named Penny ... Did you know Derek Jeter was named after former NHL Boston Bruins star Derek Sanderson? Jeter's middle name is Sanderson.
-- NBA teams are scouting 7'8 Sun Mingming. If he fails at hoops, we suggest a career in horseshoes or bowling ... College basketball favorites this fall: Kansas, Michigan State and Texas. We like Villanova.
-- Three golf shirts worn by Tiger Woods at last year's U.S. Open are now signed and available to the public for "only" $50,000 apiece. Ouch!
-- And finally, Robert Bredeson asks if you heard about the passing of the guy who invented the multiplex movie theater. His funeral was at 11:00, 1:15, 3:30 and 6:00.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)