What to finish watching before attending to your severed hand ...
• MLB: National League Championship Series, St. Louis at New York Mets, Game 1. A sad time, but New Yorkers soldier on, as they always do. Except when it's raining. We hate that. [Fox]
• Auto racing: NASCAR Nextel Cup, pole qualifying for Bank of America 500, at Concord, N.C. If you're watching this, you're most likely known by three names. [Speed Channel]
• College football: Virginia Tech at Boston College. Please do not molest the endangered B.C. Eagle. [ESPN]