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• A difficult morning for Dontrelle Willis.
• Meet the Crimson Hawk.
Any excuse to use the tag!
This matchup is not as close as we thought it might be.
• That's a tough way to be eliminated from the Asian Games.
The best in stretcher-related injuries.
• Tony Dungy ... HANDSOME!
• Desmond Howard, finger on the pulse.
This is totally what we wore to prom.
Allen Iverson was traded, and ESPN didn't quite tell you first.
• Deron Williams, Stephon Marbury and the cabal.
• All Arena League games now come with CHEESY DOODLES!

All right, kids: It's time for us to get a way for a while. Our vacation begins right after Christmas, and we'll be back on January 4. We've got a gaggle of fill-ins, and the great Rick Chandler will still be here ... and he'll be signing his posts! (So you'll finally know.) We will miss you a lot more than you'll miss us, we're sure. If Tony LaRussa suddenly snaps and eats a live cow while we're gone, it'll be up to someone else to tackle it.

Have a happy holidays, everyone, and be safe on those roads: There are crazies out there! Do be safe out there, and if your cousin sneaks toward you holding a mistletoe, for god's sake, run!