Halloween horrors ... Muscles and meat

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:53 AM ET

Note to self: Remember to pick up vampire costume for Halloween ... and get the name of Bart Andrus' barber.

Fright night

Which of the following costumes would present the bigger scare:

A lion or a Detroit Lion?

A pirate or a Tampa Bay Buccaneer?

A Monster or a Maple Leaf?

Cards bulk up

Mark McGwire is back in baseball, as the hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Better that than hiring him as their strength and conditioning coach.

Meaty rookie

The Jacksonville Jaguars may be lousy at football but they're good at nicknames.

Rookie nose tackle Terrance Knighton has been christened "Pot Roast."

Seems fitting for a lad who is 6-foot-3 and 325 pounds.

The moniker came about innocently enough, according to Jacksonville.com.

An attendant on a recent flight asked Knighton if he wanted shrimp alfredo or pot roast.

Knighton replied, "I don't eat shrimp alfredo."

Linebacker Clint Ingram overheard the exchange and said: "Pot Roast, that's your name."

Knighton was unimpressed, saying it was "the first and last time" he would eat pot roast.

Hey, it's better than being called "Pork Belly."

Berger meister

At age 37, Mitch Berger is still making the rounds in the NFL.

The native of Kelowna, B.C., has signed with the Denver Broncos -- his 11th team in 16 seasons.

He also has punted for the Eagles, Bengals, Bears, Colts, Packers, Vikings, Rams, Saints, Cardinals and Steelers.

Berger now has been with teams in eight different divisions (keeping in mind the NFL realigned in 2002 to eight divisions from six): NFC East, Central, South and West; AFC East, Central, North and West.

That's pretty much every division except "long."

Griese kid stuff

Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished third in a Sprint Cup race Sunday, shrugged off a slur from football analyst Bob Griese, saying of the former NFL star: "I don't even know who he is."

On Saturday, during an ABC college football telecast, the network promoted its next-day race coverage by showing a graphic of the top-five standings.

Griese's broadcasting partner, Chris Spielman, noted that Montoya wasn't on the list and asked where he was.

Replied Griese: "He's out having a taco."

Griese later apologized for the comment.

Said Montoya: "I don't really care, to tell you the truth."

Say What?

Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: "Just wondering: When Lingerie Football League players get released, do they get an actual pink slip?"

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't worried about Roy Williams' so-so play, saying: "It normally takes two to three years for a receiver to really come into his own."

Notes Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press: "So those five with the Lions don't count?"

gary.loewen@sunmedia.ca


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