Your p.m. roundup for Sept. 16, the day we decided it was best not to offer some women a ride. H/T to Matthew for the above photo of a sign that's making its way around Indianapolis. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
What we're watching (all times EDT, unless noted): Tape-delayed, second-round coverage of the Nationwide Tour's Boise Open began airing on the Golf Channel at 6:30. MLB Network has Rays-Red Sox or Yankees-Blue Jays, which both started at 7. NBATV has a WNBA playoff doubleheader, with Atlanta-Connecticut at 7 and San Antonio-Minnesota at 9. NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series Fast Five 225 is on Speed Network at 8. ESPN has Boise State-Toledo in college football at 8. ESPN2 has Iowa State-UConn in college football at 8. And the NFL Network has Calgary-Edmonton in a Canadian Football League game at 9.
Bakes checks out the fringes of hockey's farm system: "When it comes to scouting, drafting, and player development, the NHL has a whole lot more in common with the MLB than, say, the NBA. It is not at all unusual for even the most treasured of picks to clock serious time in the minor leagues for one, two, or three-plus years before cracking the bigs. Legwand, as an example, appeared in only one NHL game in the Predators' first season. And notably, a number of players from the 2006 and 2007 Rangers' rosters in Traverse City, guys like Marc Staal, Ryan Callahan, Artem Anisimov, and Brandon Dubinsky, played together in the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack (now known as the Whale) for a spell and now, after a summer of contract extensions, comprise the Rangers' young playoff-caliber core." [Grantland]
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