-- A couple of weeks ago, the NFL Champion Saints travelled to Washington, D.C. Now there is a switch, people from New Orleans visiting a disaster area ... The Bills' advertising promotion with Jet Blue awards the winner with a free roundtrip flight. Second prize is a beer on the plane's exit slide with Steve Slater ... Chris Berman is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Howard Cosell is not. Cosell revolutionized sports broadcasting while Berman has set it back, back, back! ... When Jets holdout Derelle Revis (whose bank account matches his ego) is asked who his mentor is, does he reply Butthead? ... Ravens' 350-lb. rookie defensive tackle Terrence Cody needed three tries to pass the team's conditioning test (six 25-yd. sprints). On the first try, a coach should have put a super-sized Happy Meal at the finish line? ... Jimmy Johnson will be on Survivor: Nicaragua beginning next month on CBS., Wonder how his hair will hold up? ... Conservative Christian ministry is buying TV ads during quarterback Tim Tebow's games with the Broncos. Wasn't Tebow supposed to help restore Denver's swagger, not Swaggart? ... Bristol Palin has broken up with Levi Johnston again. Haven't these two called it quits more times than Brett Favre? How would Vince Lombardi or Paul Brown have handled the yearly Favre fiasco?
-- According to Paula Calkin, a scallop has 100 eyes, each with a lens, a retina and an optical nerve.
-- Forty U.S. billionaires have pledged to give half their fortunes to charity and the other half to the New York Yankees ... The Rockies last month set a record with 11 straight hits--that breaks the record held by swimmer Michael Phelps? ... A burger establishment in Washington, D.C. is selling $11 Stephen Strasburgers (a hot dog on top of a hamburger patty, smothered in cheese and 14 pickles--one for each strikeout the pitching phenom recorded in his MLB debut). They should sell much better than Roethlisbergers!
-- Mel Gibson is a huge fan of World Cup football. His favorite position--Strike her.
-- Overheard at a basketball retirement home: Old guards don't fade away, they just can't pick up their dribble.
-- Ferrari has just accepted an 11-year-old Canadian boy into its race car academy. One problem, during training drives, he kept asking, "Are we there yet?"
-- In closing, Tom Tabor tells about a hunter who saw a sign that read "Bear Left" so he went home.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)