1. BLITZED AT WEDDING
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (above) and former MTV reality TV star Kristin Cavallari are engaged to be married, People magazine reported. In keeping with the theme, wedding planners say, half the rice-throwers will be sacked by Giants pass-rushers.
2. ONES FOR THE MONEY
Three more freshmen opted for the NBA draft last week, making it seven one-and-done basketball players in barely 12 months at Kentucky Community College -- er, the University of Kentucky.
3. DUKED OUT
Duke linebacker Tyree Glover, charged with trafficking cocaine, has been kicked off the Blue Devils' football team. In other words, he chose to excel between the wrong white lines.
4. PASS THE PANCAKES
So, does U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson -- who sided with the NFL players -- get credited with the first block of the season?
5. MONDAY, MONDAY
Len Berman of ThatsSports.com, on the 35th anniversary of Rick Monday snatching Old Glory from two fans who wanted to burn it in the Dodger Stadium outfield: "It's the only time in baseball history that a player recorded a steal and a save on the same play."
-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times