• Why exactly is the GameDay crew at USC this weekend? Oh. Yeah. Obviously. [The Third Battle Of New Orleans]
• Goodbye, Jim Kaat, the Yankee broadcaster it's slightly less difficult to hate. [Sugar, Mr. Poon?]
• Who's got Samkon Gado fever??!! [Choke Artist]
• Careful of your preseason basketball. [Blazers' Edge]
• Pink: Not dead. [Awful Announcing]
• Hold out hope, Twins fans ... it's all you've got! [Bat-Girl]
• Rutgers fans might be getting a we too excited, we suspect. [FanIQ]
• Look out San Francisco pedestrians: Leonard Little is in town this weekend. [The Fanhouse]
• A talk with the excellent Chris Jones from Esquire. [The Big Lead]
• Let's see how SI did with its fantasy predictions. [The Fan's Attic]
• A defense of the 15-year Islanders contract. No, really. [Canucks Corner]
• Did the jealous punter story involve a lead pipe? [The Foul Pole]
• In praise of Joe Mauer, big-time MVP candidate. [Why Don't We Get Drunk And Blog?]