■ We don't know them. Not really. We think we do, but we don't.
Nashville thought it knew Steve McNair, the popular former Titans quarterback, husband, family man — a philanthropic sort who had done so much charity work for the city.
Turns out, there was another Steve McNair, too.
You could say the same thing about many other high-profile athletes, as well as politicians or high-profile entertainers, Michael Jackson being the latest example.
Nobody's perfect. But those we think of as bad actors might not be as bad as we think. And those we think of as exemplary are not quite what we thought. We think we know them, but we don't.
■ The big crowds for night racing at Churchill Downs prove that Thoroughbred racing is not dead. It's just in need of more good, innovative ideas.
■ The Phillies' 22-1 dismemberment of the Reds on Tuesday night was not just the largest losing margin in Cincinnati franchise history — the oldest professional franchise in baseball — but more lopsided than any Eagles win over the Bengals.
■ Bengals training camp opens July 31 at Georgetown College, by the way.
■ The more I read about UK's coaching contracts — that Mickie DeMoss escape clause; the Billy Gillispie memorandum of (mis)understanding — the more I wonder about the university's legal team.
■ Speaking of legal eagles, have to say I agree with the group of college athletes, led by former Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller, that is suing the NCAA for benefitting from their likenesses on video games. How is it that players cannot benefit monetarily from their likeness, but the NCAA can?
■ Brandon Webb's decision not to have surgery on his pitching shoulder might have much to do with his irritation over contract negotiations with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
■ Look for the UK-Indiana basketball series to return to the Louisville-Indianapolis site rotation. I'd bet that the Cats will play their annual River City game in Freedom Hall during years in which Kentucky plays the Hoosiers in Indy and in the new Louisville arena in years in which UK plays host to IU.
■ Wednesday's Web buzz was all about Nike confiscating video of a player dunking on LeBron James during a pickup game at the great one's skills camp in Cleveland. The dunker? Joe Crawford's brother, Jordan, now a sophomore at Xavier.
■ A Wednesday tweet from John Calipari implied that Kentucky basketball will be sporting new uniforms next season. Hope here is that those skirts from last year won't be a holdover.
■ St. Louis' Albert Pujols has hit four grand slams this season. In the National League, only Ernie Banks hit more in a single season. The Cubs great had five in 1955.
■ Since John Pelphrey took over at Arkansas two seasons ago, seven underclassmen have left the Razorbacks program. The latest is Jason Henry, who was shown the door last weekend.
■ Before the Detroit Pistons apparently picked him as their next coach, John Kuester's claim to fame was making 13 of 14 free throws in North Carolina's 79-72 win over Kentucky in the 1977 NCAA East Regional finals at College Park, Md.