Opinion: The people of Tampa will never build a new stadium for Malcolm Glazer. He'll be shopping the team in three years.
Opinion: A 48-game hockey season? Hmm. Let's do it every year.
Opinion: Memo to Andre Agassi: Give us a break. Grow your hair back.
Fact: The Chargers are 4-1 when Bobby Ross has two weeks to prepare.
Opinion: If they had played: Penn State 31, Nebraska 27.
Fact: Now that the Chargers are off the list, we're down to eight NFL teams (Seahawks, Bucs, Cardinals, Falcons, Saints, Browns, Oilers, Lions) that have never played in a Super Bowl. (Nine if you count Buffalo.)
Opinion: The new CFL team in Birmingham is making a mistake by hiring Jack Pardee, a competent coach who doesn't know the Canadian game.
Fact: "My missing shoot-arounds and practices doesn't make us lose games," says swell-guy Derrick Coleman.
Opinion: Now that the Rams are gone, look for Al Davis to pitch serious hardballs for a new stadium in Los Angeles.
Fact: Joe Smith was in sixth grade the last time Duke wasn't listed in the AP rankings.
Opinion: If there was going to be a real baseball season, with real players, the Orioles would be wise to sign Andy Van Slyke for no more than one year.
Fact: Jerrod Mustaf and Evers Burns are now dribbling for a living in Greece, Mustaf for a team called PAOK Bravo, Burns for Dafni AO.
Opinion: Their season ruined by injuries, the Bullets would be much better off losing big for the rest of the season and getting a high pick (read: center) in the next draft.
Fact: Milwaukee's Vin Baker leads the NBA in minutes played. Rex Chapman doesn't.
xTC Opinion: The Phoenix Suns, with seven players averaging in double figures, are headed back to the finals this season.
Fact: "It's a closed society, kind of like Hitler's," says Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles, explaining why he doesn't attend most NCAA conventions.
Opinion: Who needs the NFL? Let's go out and buy the Ohio State Buckeyes! Whaddyamean we can't?
Fact: Larry Brown made the Indiana Pacers come to practice on Christmas Eve, then walked out without running a drill because, he said, the players didn't care.
Opinion: He probably had to get to a job interview.
Fact: There are 36 NBA players making more money than Hakeem Olajuwon.
Opinion: With all due respect, Lenny Wilkens isn't nearly the coach that Red Auerbach was.
Fact: The Blue Jays own the baseball rights to Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins. They drafted him last June.
Fact: "I played with a lot of great players, but Mike Schmidt is the best I ever played with," says Pete Rose, who also played with Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench.
Opinion: As much as we would all relish a close Super Bowl for a change, it's not a good sign that the Chargers had trouble stopping the Steelers' passing game.
Fact: Oilers owner Bud Adams on his management style: "I let them hang themselves. I let the noose get up to here, and then I spring the trap door on them."
Opinion: Aside from the 49ers and Cowboys, the AFC is now better than the NFC.
Fact: Major League Soccer officials are considering asking the sport's global fathers to let them increase the size of the goal.
Opinion: The 76ers probably wish they could take that Shawn Bradley pick back, huh?
Fact: Suns coach Paul Westphal recently offered on-air birthday greetings to Rush Limbaugh.
Opinion: Losing a conference game was the best thing that could happen to Fang Mitchell's Coppin Staters. Takes the pressure off come tournament time.
Fact: Rich Kotite will be the fifth head coach in five years for Boomer Esiason.
Opinion: Replacement owners. Now there's an idea.