Cheerleader of the day
Bianca La Russa, daughter of Cardinals manager and Tampa native Tony La Russa, was selected to be a member of the 2011 Raiders cheerleading squad. She wrote on her Twitter feed: "A goal and a dream come true — I'm a 2011 Raiderette! I'm so excited to rep an organization that does so much good." Of course, now the question is whether there will be an NFL season for her to cheer.
Regret of the day
Football coach Rich Rodriguez now says he made a mistake leaving West Virginia for Michigan, where he was fired after three seasons. Duh, you think? Rodriguez told CBSSports.com, "I think it's easy to go back now and say, 'Gee, made a mistake.' And you can say that now because of hindsight. But at the time, some of the things I was looking to do and the opportunity that was there, you kind of make the move."
Rumor of the day
College football analyst Beano Cook predicts former UF coach Urban Meyer will be coach at Ohio State soon. Cook told the Columbus Dispatch: "I think Ohio State has major problems and I think Jim Tressel has major problems. … Urban Meyer will be the coach at Ohio State in 2012. … Urban Meyer will be ready to coach somewhere."