It's always interesting to realize how small the pro football world really is.
Last year, for instance, when I sat down with Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, all he wanted to do is talk about his short time in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the 1980s and the players he knew from those days: Willard Reeves, Rick House, Lyle Bauer etc.
This morning I spoke with Bills running back Marshawn Lynch, who isn't known for spending a lot of time with reporters.
So I greeted him by talking about George Cortez, the Calgary Stampeders offensive co-ordinator who had been on the coaching staff at the University of California when Lynch played there.
"Corteezzeee?" Lynch said.
Later, I had a chance to talk this morning with Buffalo Bills running back Dominic Rhodes, who, of course, knowns Kenton Keith from their paths crossing in Indianapolis. He and Kenton had been in touch and Rhodes knew all about the injury Keith suffered in training camp.
Rhodes played junior college in Texas against Winnipeg quarterback Michael Bishop and is from the same part of the state as Bishop comes from.
"Bishop's back in the CFL," I told Rhodes.
"Oh ya, I know," said Rhodes, "I watched the game [against Toronto]and saw him get it done."
Small world indeed.