• The musical stylings of Cowboy Troy. [The Option]
• An update on the rugby murder from last week ... [The Red Terror]
• College football's opening weekend lines have been posted. Yeah! [The Wizard Of Odds]
• Isiah Thomas made life incredibly sweet for the Chicago Bulls. [BeepCentral]
• How to fix the All-Star selection process. [Sportszilla]
• Pistons fans deal with the loss of Ben. [Need4Sheed]
• Your first — but surely not last — Renaldo Balkman blog. [Bench Renaldo]
• Mary Carillo's brief racism flash. [Down With Roz]
• Remembering the greatness of Stevie Y. [Biff's Opossum-Palooza]