• At Fark.com: NCAA Division III team scores 138 points. Wait, check that NCAA Division III player scores 138 points.
• At SportsPickle.com: Big Ten changes its name to Big 64, insists its done expanding.
Vroom for improvement
Among the top 10 signs youre not cut out to be a race-car driver, from CBS David Letterman:
• Youre only in it for the intensely vibrating seat.
• Friends know you as Mr. Motion Sickness.
• You dont like to be rushed.
• You cant even handle high-speed Internet.
Talking the talk
• Retiring football coach John Gagliardi, 86, to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, recalling his arrival at the Minnesota college: When I came to St. Johns, the monks told me there was a vow of poverty. I didnt realize that included the football coach.
• Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, on Southern Cal going from preseason No. 1 to a 7-4 record: This is good for the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. This is not so good for (Southern Cal) football.
• Lakers assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff, 68, to the L.A. Times, on the significance of Bernie Bickerstaff Boulevard in his hometown of Benham, Ky.: You have to drive on it, its the only (darn) street in town.
• Giants QB Eli Manning, to The N.Y. Times, on special rules for the familys Thanksgiving Day pickup football game: The quarterback cant run. With us, that obviously wasnt a problem.
• Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel, on Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera capturing the American League MVP award: In related news, baseball writers from Florida got their ballots in three days late and voted for Carl Yastrzemski.
Microsofts latest venture: a sewage-powered data center in Cheyenne, Wyo., and the possibilities are endless.
Just the byproducts of boxing news conferences, you have to figure, could keep Las Vegas lit for years.
The Seattle Times