• Do we need an excuse to link to a sneak peek of the 2012 Detroit Lions cheerleader calendar and sink to the lowest attempt to get clicks by shamelessly leading with a picture of a nameless cheerleader in a bikini? Well, it is Friday
  • A Chinese restaurant in Atlanta won’t be receiving any more orders from Falcons kicker Matt Bryant. This is what happens when the delivery man steals the customer’s golf clubs, and then sells them for ecstasy pills.
  • Antonio Cromartie changed his hitting technique to avoid getting fined or hurting an opposing receiver. So instead he’s the one left recovering from an injury.
  • Peyton Hillis had to defend his decision to sit out the Browns’ Week 3 win over Miami due to a bout with strep throat that caused him to lose 10-12 pounds.
  • Some important people in Washington want Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith to meet and further discuss the implementation of HGH testing in the NFL.
  • Tony Romo has been poked with a few needles in recent weeks, and he’ll likely be jabbed with at least one more prior to Dallas’ game this Sunday against Detroit.
  • Often when injuries begin to pile up it’s the lesser known or recognized role players who are missed the most, like Raiders special teams ace Hiram Eugene.
  • It’s good to see that Gus Johnson’s talented and entertaining play-by-play voice is being assigned to marquee games.
  • Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry is reportedly on the trading block, and at least three teams have shown interest.
  • Kerry Collins is still struggling with concussion-like symptoms, so the Colts are preparing Curtis Painter for his first start Monday night. What’s amazing–and perhaps a little sad–is that a Monday night game with Curtis friggin Painter as a starting quarterback will still likely get better TV ratings than playoff baseball.
  • Mike Ditka would like to spit on Jeff Pearlman, the author of the new Walter Payton book set to be released next week.