No, no and no. The answer is "A League of Their Own," the 1992 story of a women's baseball team. It stands at $108 million. And you said Madonna never did anything worthwhile.
NFL thoughts: AFC South
Houston 12-4 last season, over/under 10
Best example of a really good team than remains a step short of greatness. Both the offense and defense were 7th last season, both very good at the running game and both only OK with passing. Texans lost three of last four last year, including a 42-14 thrashing by New England. Weeks 3 to 5 this year involve Baltimore, Seattle and San Francisco, so we should know a lot by Week 6.
Indianapolis 11-5 last year, over/under 8.5
Everyone expecting a step backwards after Colts benefited greatly from easy schedule and the emotional lift from Coach Chuck Pagano's struggle with leukemia. Despite the record, the defense was bad and the offensive line shaky. Still, this year's schedule opens with Oakland and Miami, then closes with Kansas City and Jacksonville, so 10-6 seems reasonable.
Tennessee 6-10 last season, over/under 6.5
Nobody expects much, especially because nobody believes in QB Jake Locker and everybody thinks RB Chris Johnson had a miserable season, especially fantasy owners. Locker and his receivers were mediocre at best, but Johnson got an unfair grade because of a poor start. He finished with more than 1200 yards rushing on a decent 4.5-yard average. They're not winning anything but an 8-8 breakeven is possible.
Jacksonville 2-14 last season, over/under 5
Folks think Kansas City is greatly improved, so that leaves our loveable Jags as the popular pick for worst of the worst. League showed a sense of humor when it put the Jags against the Chiefs in the opener. Last year the over/under was 5.5 and how did that work out? Ride that "under" again.
Is Chestnut too good?
Of course you saw Joey Chestnut rewrite sports history again by breaking his own record Thursday when he ate 69 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes. "I'd do this for nothing," he said although he did accept the $10,000 prize. Imagine the price if he had bought those dogs at a movie theater?
Chestnut needs competition. Nobody is coming close as the chump in second was 18 dogs behind.
And before you sneer, remember the crowd of about 40,000 he brought to Coney Island, which is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Besides, he started by eating vast amounts of asparagus, so he deserves all that he gets.
(Yes, there was a young man at another hot dog eating competition that got a piece of hot dog caught in his esophagus and needed surgery. But he is OK and all athletes should know the risks involved in their chosen sport.)
These are the notes, folks
• Think whatever you like, but I wish Dwight Howard well and expect Houston to be a fun team to watch.
• Jimmy M. of Orlando thinks Washington should keep the nickname "Redskins" but put a Redskin potato on their logos. Genius.
• Homer Bailey throws his second no-hitter and what did it get him? National criticism because his career record and ERA don't meet media standards. Bummer.
• Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez got a contract extension worth between $42 and $65 million. Since then, according to the Washington Post, he has bought himself a new home and a Lamborghini, plus a Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley and a boat for his family. He and I both grew up in Hialeah so I'm going to email him and let him know I might be a cousin.
• Finally, you have a minor-league baseball team in Alabama and you decide to have a raffle in which three guns will be awarded. What could go wrong with that?
P.S. The Huntsville Stars decided to do something else. Perhaps hold "Grenade Night."
Jerry has nothing worth raffling but will have plenty to say Monday through Friday on The Beat of Sports, hosted by Marc Daniels from 9 a.m. to noon on 740theGame radio. And emails will be answered if sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great end to your July 4th long weekend.