-- Baseball's All-Valentine's Team: P - Ron Darling, C - Rick Sweet, 1b - Paul Casanova, 2b - Pete Rose, 3b - Jim Ray Hart, SS - Bobby Valentine, LF - Sandy Amoros, CF - Chris Cupid, RF - Jimmy Ring ... Six years ago retired P Goose Gossage couldn't crack 50 percent of the Hall of Fame vote but this year got 86 percent. Should he also be voted Most Improved Player? ... From '95 to '04, 12 of 20 MVP awards won by players were tied to banned subtance use ... The Feds had problems finding Chuck Knoblauch for testifying. Some guys get smaller when they stop using steroids. Knoblauch almost disappeared entirely ... Rays advisor Don Zimmer is so old his blood type has been disontinued!
-- Super Bowl security was tighter than Joan Rivers' face ... Patriots' 285-lb. DE Richard Seymour, a big fan of manicures and pedicures: "I have the nicest nails in the NFL" ... Teammate Rodney Harrison on the Giants wearing black suits on the team plane to Phoenix: "We're too young. We're not ready to die" ... Turns out the South Florida woman accusing Pats WR Randy Moss of battery bore an eerie resemblance to former Dolphin FB Larry Czonka in an outrageous wig ... Wouldn't you love to see Mike Ditka on Dancing with the Stars this fall? ... First it was Paris Hilton and Matt Leinart, then Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson. It's all part of the NFL's new program, No Bimbo Left Behind!
-- Gators have announced Doc Holliday has left their coaching staff to join West Virginia. He was recommended for the job by Wyatt Earp.
-- According to Helen Cullom, Elvis--in the 8th grade--got a "C" in music.
-- Heat C Shaq O'Neal's divorce numbers - he spends $1.3 mil a month, including $156,116 on mortgages, $110,000 on vacations and $17,220 on clothes. He also pays $500,000 a month on income taxes. Ouch!
-- Hold the Mayo. Seems USC's sensational hoops frosh O.J. Mayo helps the Trojans to more upset victories by scoring less and dealing out more assists.
-- Golf balls, recently removed from a snake that mistook them for eggs, sold on eBay for $1,400.
-- Bucharest soccer teams are trying to curtail hooliganism by playing religious music during games.
-- Finally, a little flu season humor from Harry Brown: Patient - "Dr., Dr., I keep seeing an insect walking around in circles." Doctor - "Don't worry, it's just a bug going around."
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)