-- On a Halloween note--The NFL has fined Eagles' Sheldon Brown for wearing a "Jason" mask during pregame intros ... October is a super busy month in the sports world. It's a time when some women put TV remotes where men won't find them--under a dust cloth or on top of a vacuum cleaner ... It's estimated the cost for a family of four to attend a lackluster Bucs game is around $350. Couldn't that money be spent on something entertaining, like a trip to the dentist? ... You probably heard about the 19.2-lb. baby boy born in Indonesia last month. He is expected to start at middle linebacker for the Bucs next year ... People are howling about Michael Vick possibly signing an endorsement deal with Nike. Could have been worse--it could have been with Purina ... The lowly Browns have traded Braylon Edwards to the Jets after he allegedly punched promoter Edward Givens outside a bar. The NFL should consider even harsher punishment, like making him stay in Cleveland ... ESPN The Magazine's "Body" issue is out. The highlight is a three-page layout of John Madden scantily clad with artfully positioned turkey drumsticks.
-- Let's all hope 79-year-old FSU coach Bobby Bowden is not forced to step down. The fall could kill him.
-- Juan Reyes tells us that, according to Pablo Picasso's mom, the first word spoken by her son was pencil.
-- Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez claims he recently hurt himself on a steak knife while he was putting a dish in his kitchen sink. Seems suspicious--he expects us to believe a man actually put a dish in the sink? ... Red Sox GM Theo Epstein on outspoken pitcher Jonathan Papelbon: "He's not a Rhodes scholar" ... The Tigers' most pressing need this offseason--a designated driver for heavy drinker Miguel Cabrera.
-- See where Khloe Kardashian and Lakers' Lamar Odom were married after dating for just one month. Wonder if the wedding guests threw Minute Rice? ... NBA replacement refs may not be working out. How do you explain the Magic losing last week on a late pass interference call?
-- Could see the Bruins and Blackhawks for the 2010 Stanley Cup, but we correctly predict a champion about as often as Alex Rodriguez goes dateless on a Saturday night.
-- In closing, Ann Marie Aldrich observed the following announcement on a church bulletin board: "Rummage Sale - Ladies, it's a good opportunity to get rid of anything not worth keeping. Don't forget to bring your husbands."
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)