Is it destiny? Or fate-tempting?: Given the superstitious nature of Cubs' fans, it seems a little odd that images of these tickets would be released this early. But every Cubs' fan seems completely confident that this — this— is the year. If they do lose in the NLDS or NLCS, well, this will be fitting. [Homer Run Derby] • Brady Quinn emits a joyful noise over Clay Aiken: The notion of Brady Quinn being a Claymate is quite amusing. [Food Court Lunch] • A college hoops fans' wet dream: "ESPN will celebrate the start of the 2008-09 college basketball season with the new College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon featuring 23 consecutive hours of live college basketball game and studio programming Tuesday, Nov. 18. The new creative way to mark the opening of the season will begin at midnight ET with a tripleheader of live games: Massachusetts at Memphis followed by Fresno State at St. Mary’s at 2 a.m. and Idaho State at Hawaii at 4 a.m. Coverage will conclude with Kentucky at North Carolina at 9 p.m. " [Storming The Floor] • Julian Tavarez and Shane Victorino get mouthy: Given Victorino's MMA background and Tavarez's sociopathic tendencies, this would've been a good fight. [The Fightins]