Posted: Thursday November 9, 2006 9:58AM; Updated: Thursday November 9, 2006 11:33AM
Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon on Tuesday took the plunge.
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1. NASCAR star Jeff Gordon married Belgian model Ingrid Vandebosch on Tuesday in Mexico. Gordon's pit crew completed the ceremony in 13.2 seconds. And in a nice touch, the couple's handwritten vows thanked DuPont and Quaker State.
2. Former quarterback Heath Shuler won his Congressional race on Tuesday in North Carolina. Shuler's next goal is to be the first to go from Washington whipping boy to majority whip.
3. Mina Brees, who was asked by son Drew to stop using pictures of the Saints quarterback in her campaign, was defeated on Tuesday in her race for a Texas Court of Appeals. She says she should have gone with Philip Rivers.
4. Doctors say that Penn State coach Joe Paterno can't coach from the field this week. Now some Florida State fans want the same docs to check out Bobby Bowden.
5. According to a recent survey, the avid NHL fan is 413 percent more likely to drink Labatt Blue and 292 percent more likely to drink Molson than the average U.S. sports fan. No wonder the 10 Spot is so popular with Canadians -- they're all tanked.
6. Duke's Cameron Crazies may no longer be allowed to stand on the floor due to fire codes. This is believed to be the first official's call ever to go against the Dukies at Cameron.
7. Reader update: Both Mark of York, Pa., and Trent of Elk Grove, Calif., wrote in to provide the latest intelligence on Amanda Peterson. She, of course, co-starred with Patrick Dempsey in 1987's Can't Buy Me Love but hasn't appeared on screen since 1995's Windrunner. The last anyone's heard, the 35-year-old was living peacefully in California's Napa Valley with her husband and two children, a boy and a girl. We assume she wishes Ronald Miller nothing but the best.
8. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has launched a Reebok-backed clothing line called "Super Five." McNabb says the comfortable fabrics will be breathable, except during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.
9. NBA players are asking the league to lighten up on the technicals stemming from the new crackdown on complaining. And did they mention that they're armed?
10. New Mexico State preview: OK, let's face it -- the odds are against the Aggies this week. Sure, this week's opponent (Fresno State) is 1-7, but the Bulldogs are 12-0 alltime against NMSU (2-7) and less than a year removed from taking USC to the wire in one of the best games of 2005. The game is on the road. To make matters worse, Aggies junior right tackle James Farrelly has a sore right wrist, which he banged up two weeks ago against Nevada but kept mum about (even from his extended family). Besides, NMSU hasn't beaten a Division I-A opponent since 2004. And if you're wondering whether we're trying to create a little reverse juju, you're absolutely right.