--If crowd noise repeatedly disrupts play, an NFL rule change will allow referees to take away a team's timeouts. The networks won't allow that innovation to last. It could kill some TV ads.

--The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends less rote memorization and more exposure to computers and calculators. Every computer decision is based on adding one, adding zero or subtracting one, so the course could be called "Plus or Minus 101." - Ed Scott