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Every Friday, Bengals QB Carson Palmer and his kid brother Jordan, his backup in Cincinnati, have a competition in which they try to throw footballs into a trash can. The winner gets to make the loser do something stupid. Carson recently forced his brother to wear a tight T-shirt and skinny jeans on a road trip (above). "He looked fantastic," Carson told me. "Jordan is extremely competitive, but when he has to pay up on a bet, he pays up."
He's the Boss
Think NFL players aren't into fantasy football? I asked Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew how he was going to spend his bye week. He said he had to watch games and follow players on his fantasy team. Jones-Drew recently went so far as to call one of his players, Bears running back Matt Forte, after a bad game. "I said, 'You've got to [do better], otherwise I'm going to waive you,'" said Jones-Drew. "We don't want that."
Line of the week
Actor and Notre Dame fanatic Vince Vaughn is a guy's guy, but when it comes to crying at movies, he feels it's O.K. to let the waterworks run in certain situations: "You get the green light when it comes to Rudy."
Now Hear This
Listen to the podcasts at danpatrick.com/interviews
1. Adam Sandler discusses going to games with Jack Nicholson.
2. Texas coach Mack Brown talks about the BCS standings.
THE FINE PRINT: Forty-seven-year-old Chris Chelios signed with the AHL's Chicago Wolves. He's eligible for preboarding in the penalty box.