Good timing: Former Reagan drug czar Dexter Manley switches his allegiance to Obama. Just in time for a seat at the inauguration! [DC Sports Blog]

His head must really hurt: Someone has spent a lot of time thinking about Jerry Manuel. I'd say too much, but is any amount really safe? [The 'Ropolitans]

Family ties: Like many young men, it's always been Jonathan Xavier's dream to get thrown out of a Providence Friars basketball game. [Friar Blog]

Comedy is tragedy: Some people think Rex Ryan will make the Jets a funnier team. I don't know—their performance this year was pretty hilarious. [NJ.com]

Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper?: Why don't people love the NASCAR playoff as much as they love the football playoffs? Also, why don't people like RC Cola as much as Coke? [Examiner]

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So let me get this straight: You're complaining that weaker teams get home field advantage in the playoffs, but you're also complaining because home field advantage doesn't mean anything any more? Sounds like the problem is already solved. [Cold Hard Football Facts]