■ Less than two weeks before opening weekend, the following SEC football teams have not named a starting quarterback: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.
■ In case you missed it, former Morehead State basketball player Jason Holmes was the first American to compete in the top level of Australian rules football over the weekend.
■ I'm concerned about American Pharoah's trip to the Travers. Trainer Bob Baffert has not fared well there. And the Travers has a reputation for upsets. I'd like to see Pharoah roll into Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup still on a roll.
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■ Surely New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, who attended Lexington Catholic High School back in the day, has to be the front-runner for baseball's Executive of the Year award.
■ Did you see where Sacramento Kings Coach George Karl wore a DeMarcus Cousins jersey to a coaches' panel. Remember, there were reports Karl was trying to persuade Sacramento to trade Cousins before the NBA Draft. You have to love George Karl.
■ I was bullish on Tennessee's chances of winning the SEC, but the Vols have had an injury-filled training camp. Sometimes division titles are lost before the season begins. Butch Jones has recruited well. Now that will be put to the test.
■ Ben Simmons, rated by many as the nation's best true freshman for 2015, averaged 20 points during LSU's trip to Australia last week.
■ I know Bengals fans are already crying about Andy Dalton, but Monday night's 25-11 loss to Tampa Bay was an exhibition game. Exhibition games don't count.
■ Another example that money overcomes all. The Falcons and the Saints are long and bitter NFL rivals. The Saints play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Falcons just agreed to a new stadium naming rights deal with — you guessed it — Mercedes-Benz.
■ When Tennessee received a commitment from top class of 2017 quarterback Hunter Johnson over the weekend, people wondered what class of 2016 quarterback commitment Jarrett Guarantano thought. On Monday night, Guarantano tweeted: "V F L." That means "Vol For Life."
■ With fellow Packers receiver Jordy Nelson lost for the season to a torn ACL, Randall Cobb should catch 100 passes this year. He caught 91 last year.
■ Because of Nelson's injury, expect more calls for a shorter NFL preseason schedule. Not in favor of reducing it to two games if that means extending the regular season to 18 games. An 18-game schedule is too long and too unsafe.
■ Remember when the Washington Nationals were supposed to be the best team in baseball?
■ Analyst Curt Schilling was pulled from coverage of the Little League World Series after a tweet comparing Muslim extremists to German Nazis, proving once again you must think before you hit send.
■ Baylor Coach Art Briles claims he did not know that a current player just convicted on a sexual assault charge was kicked off the Boise State team for a similar allegation. Former Boise State coach Chris Petersen says Briles did know because he told him. The episode proves one thing: Coaches crave plausible deniability.
■ Now retired from The Daily Show, Jon Stewart emceed a WWE event over the weekend. He went from fake news to fake wrestling.
■ Best wishes to former Syracuse legend/point guard Pearl Washington who is undergoing surgery for a brain tumor that resurfaced since his first operation back in 1995.
■ Imagine what Peyton Manning could do if he still had feeling in his fingertips.
■ The way the Reds' season has gone, it made perfect sense that, in his first at-bat for the San Francisco Giants after being acquired from Cincinnati, Marlon Byrd would hit a home run.
■ Yes, Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in the history of The Associated Press college football poll. It is also true the preseason No. 1 has not won the national championship since Southern Cal in 2004. Think Ohio State will be the next to do it.