-- Despite stories to the contrary, this "Pants on Fire" craze wasn't started by Tiger Woods. When asked what monogamy was, Tiger said, "Hey, I've got furniture made out of that stuff."
-- Today we had the Minnesota Vikings breakfast. It's five different kinds of turnovers (Favre waffles extra) ... Former Raiders wide receiver Jerry Porter recently told police that $300,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from his car while he was in a salon getting a facial. Talk about a face-mask infraction ... Did you know as a college recruit Hershel Walker flipped a coin to decide between attending Georgia and Clemson? ... Tom Brady did not attend the Pro Bowl. Don't be surprised--he didn't attend the Patriots' playoff game either ... When Raider owner Al Davis brought in candidates for head coach, it must have been awkward when they ran into lame duck coach Tom Cable in the hallway. Perhaps that's why Davis instructed each interviewee to dress as a UPS delivery guy.
-- Patrick Sanders advises the longest bird migration is by the Artic tern--22,400 miles (talk about a frequent flyer).
-- Remember the old days when an NBA player would miss a game with a pulled hammy, not a pulled .45 like a couple of Wizard players last month ... The fastest NBA player, baseline to baseline, is Cavs' LeBron James, according to a Sports Illustrated player poll. The last big man who could outrun the rest of the league was Wilt Chamberlain ... Ex-Pacer center Brad Miller on the team's recent slump: "It's not going to be peaches and gravy all the time" ... Wish the league would raise the rim three inches.
-- Kentucky's frosh hoopster sensation John Wall (probably the #1 pick in the draft) was cut from his high school team due to his attitude. LeBron James: "He won't be cut again unless he's in the barber's chair."
-- Mark McGwire admitted taking steroids and received a standing ovation from Cardinal fans. Plenty of fans would cheer the "Jaws" shark to eat a 6-year-old if the shark was wearing their uniform ... Darryl Strawberry will soon appear on Celebrity Apprentice along with former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Donald Trump has finally picked somebody with worse hair than his.
-- In closing, Mary Byrd gives us a sign of spring in New York City: A dog-sized rat emerges from the subway and sees his shadow.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)