Here are some random thoughts to start your day, since you probably are too tired from the bye week to come up with any of your own.
If you had the New York Giants in your knockout pool, you probably deserve to be watching the five or six people who remain alive split up the pot. I know I do. It was like trusting me with your grocery money.
My candidate for the Orioles GM is still Buck Showalter for two reasons: You don't have to ask anyone for permission to talk to him and you don't have to convince him to come to Baltimore.
So far, Michael Vick's new contract works out to $100 million per win.
The Milwaukee Brewers are going to the World Series. Hope I didn't just jinx them.
This is the first time since 2006 that there hasn't been an AL East team in the ALCS. It's only happened three other times since 1995.
The Steelers hammered the Titans on Sunday. I guess they're not quite dead.
It appears the Ravens will be catching the Houston Texans at just the right time, but since this is the NFL -- which stands for No Freaking Logic -- that doesn't mean a thing.