-- Chad Johnson, now legally Chad Ocho Cinco, will not wear his new name on his uniform for this season. How about a more accurate name--Chad Imanut! ... Unemployed running back Shaun Alexander (once #37 with the Seahawks): "My relatives want me to be Tres Siete" ... Due to an electrician's error Sunday, the Raiders' defensive helmet radio receiver was patched into the order-taker's radio transmission from the Taco Bell across the street ... NFL Fox studio host Howie Long on ex-Giant defensive end Michael Strahan joining the pregame show--"He brings our championship total to 8 and our divorce total to 7 ... KFC has moved its secret recipe to a new location and only a pair of corporate executives have access to the recipe and, of course, Pats coach Bill Belichick, who captured the move and recipe on tape ... Marlins fans were excited for the NFL season to start. It will be a refreshing change to root for a team that only loses once a week.
-- If FSU wants to keep football recruits in-state, they may need a new "crib" major titled "The BBQ HIstory of the state of Florida."
-- According to Phil Coraccio, by the time you reach 70, you will have shed 40 pounds of skin.
-- Mary B. tells us the warm up jacket Yankee legend Lou Gehrig wore as he delivered the lineup card to home plate without his name in the starting lineup for the first time in 15 years (May 2, 1939) sold in a NYC auction for $373,750 ... Break up the Rays! Joe Madden for manager of the decade! ... Manny Ramirez says he's happy in L.A. and wants to stay. Sounds like Elizabeth Taylor on one of her honeymoons ... You can tell Madonna's getting older. Now dating one Yankee, twenty years ago she would have dated them all ... Ticket prices for the last 10 games at Yankee Stadium--brokers were looking for $10,000 apiece according to the New York Post.
-- Perks of being a NASCAR driver: Jeff Burton - "There's nothing like going through a car wash at 190 miles per hour"; Jimmie Johnson - "Travelling to exotic locations like Martinsville, Va. and Dover, Del."
-- And finally, Ryan O'Dell brags his mother is so neat, she puts paper under the cuckoo clock.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)