I'd love to comment on the late-afternoon (and night) NFL games and all of the storylines that develop overnight. (There's a post below that covers the early games.)
I'd also love to comment on all of the baseball-playoff look-ahead stuff (looks like the Cards avoided the dreaded "playoff-playoff-playoff") PLUS the fall-out from the Clemens PED scandal.
But tonight marks the start of Yom Kippur, so I won't be posting until tomorrow evening, when I'll be back with lots of stuff to make up for the day.
Please excuse my absence, and I pass the baton to all of you to use the Comments area to provide all of the shallow, quick-hit news analysis throughout the sports world, from tonight through tomorrow morning and all day.
(It could get a little unraveled in the comments area, so let's use the NFL post below for all analysis NFL-related, and the comments area of THIS post for everything else.)
I appreciate the collective pinch-hitting, and I'll be back tomorrow evening.