?Yarmulkes bearing the Nike swoosh, from Judaica shops in New York City. Unlicensed use of the Nike trademark on Jewish skullcaps is part of a growing trend to adorn the traditional headwear with team and corporate logos. Said Nike executive Vada Manager, "The yarmulke, as venerable and honorable as it is, is not something we sell among our performance athletic line."
?Four Waukesha, Wis., corrections officers, for soliciting autographs from Packers tight end Mark Chmura, including one on his mug shot, while he was in custody on sexual assault charges. A clerk was disciplined for printing out the mug shot.
?The college bowl scene, thanks to the addition of the galleryfurniture.com Bowl in Houston and San Jose's Silicon Valley Classic. Those two newcomers bring" to 25 the number of bowl games.
?Fans at the April 18 Angels-Blue Jays game at the SkyDome, by fragmenting franks fired from the Hot Dog Blaster between the second and third innings. The promotional projectile launcher propelled the red hots with too much force, causing the wieners to explode in midair.