Spots atop the AP college football poll occupied by SEC teams (No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Arkansas), a feat accomplished only once before, by the Big Eight's Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado in '71.
Years since a starting pitcher last won league MVP. On Monday, a quarter century after Boston's Roger Clemens took AL honors, the Tigers' Justin Verlander won the award, adding to a bounty that already included the '11 Cy Young.
Games missed by the Penguins' Sidney Crosby, due to concussionlike symptoms following head shots in successive games last January, before he returned to the ice on Monday against the Islanders.
Odds of losing 11 coin tosses in a row, as the Saints have done to start 2011—10 to begin games, plus one OT toss.
Career rushing yards by Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor—the son of former Jaguars RB Fred Taylor—who last week broke Emmitt Smith's 25-year-old Florida high school career record and moved into second alltime nationally behind Sugar Land, Texas's Kenneth Hall (from 1950 to '53).