-- The Kinsauls in Palatka, Fla. recently had twin boys and named them Brett and Favre. The boys should be especially thankful their parents weren't big Babe Ruth fans. Now that he's retired, Favre can thaw out from playing 17 years in Green Bay, consider going on Dancing with the Stars or even become a super delegate. We'll all miss him!
-- Sixty-one athletes at FSU now implicated in an academic scandal and no word whether there are penalties coming against the instructor involved, Professor Bill Belichick ... Two of our favorite college mascots: "Handsome Dan", the oldest mascot ever (1889) and currently Yale's 16th bulldog, plus "The Tree", which in 1975 edged out a "manhole" and a "French fry" as the Stanford Band mascot.
-- According to Maria Cunningham, camel lasagna is considered a delicacy in Australia.
-- Our neighbor Bob has been watching so much basketball lately, for breakfast he "dribbles" his coffee and "slam dunks" his donut ... Bob Knight becoming a member of the media is like William "The Refrigerator" Perry becoming a spokesperson for Jenny Craig ... We hope the Magic's Dwight "Superman" Howard is at the upcoming Olympics in China, not to play basketball but to fight a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way ... The Heat's Dwyane Wade's nickname is D-Wade. How about a new nickname for Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds: D-Nial ... Did you know Hall of Famer Earl "The Pearl" Monroe was also called "Thomas Edison" because of the many moves he invented?
-- Cheating is running wild in big business and government and government is going after baseball players? Gotta be a better way to handle MLB problems ... Brooks Robinson has introduced a new chardonnay and rumor has it Bobby Wine, the old Phillies shortstop, was on hand ... The A's and Red Sox open the season in Japan and each player will receive a $40,000 bonus, which means new rims for the Hummer ... The new Yankee Stadium will reportedly reflect a five-star hotel with a ballfield in the middle. Probably with mints on the bases and a bellman to assist A-Rod with his emotional baggage.
-- Is it a rule at big tennis tournaments that the male winner must fall down and grab his head?
-- And finally, Bruce Booher gives us a travel tip: Should a cop pull you over and say, "Your eyes look red--have you been drinking?", never ever reply, "Your eyes look glazed--have you been eating donuts?"
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)