1. DRAWING BOARD 101
This month's best out-of-the-box innovation is:
a) A hikers' outhouse on top of Mount Everest.
b) The Japanese toilet bike.
c) Rock-'Em Sock-'Em Robots, featuring Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh.
2. HOLDING THE BAG DEPT.
Tiger Woods, after splitting with caddie Steve Williams, is now going with Joe LaCava. Here's hoping Tiger got a pre-nup this time.
3. PASS THE BUG-WEISER
"A recent study showed drinking beer can help ward off mosquitoes," wrote Brad Rock of Salt Lake City's Desert News. "Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen a can of OFF! at a Raiders game?"
4. A CLEAN HIT
Titans rookie defensive back Tommie Campbell was once a janitor at the Pittsburgh International Airport. No wonder he does so well during garbage time.
5. AGE OF WONDER
An unnamed actress is suing Amazon.com for more than $1 million for revealing her age on its Internet Movie Database website. "Why didn't we think of that?" about 500 Dominican ballplayers moaned.
-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times