But it's not like there isn't plenty to talk about today:
*That was Ricky Williams' best performance since before he cracked up.
*Oklahoma State will get a BCS at-large bid ahead of Boise State as long as they keep winning -- and as long as T. Boone Pickens is their biggest booster.
*The top storyline of NFL Week 11? How Bill Belichick comes back from "4th-and-2." (Answer: Mercilessly.)
*The top storyline of the weekend in college football? Probably Oregon-Arizona, but the Pac-10 is so lame this year (aside from national story of the year, Stanford, which won't even win the conference) that I think we have to default to two moments of schadenfreude: Michigan getting hammered at home by Ohio State or Notre Dame getting beaten
*UNC and Villanova become two more top college hoops teams who don't show the ability to decisively put their opponents away -- UNC at least played a good team; Nova doesn't have much of an excuse, aside from inexperience. (BTW: Note that Kentucky gave up 92 points to Sam Houston State. The Cats might be able to score at will, but they can't play defense.)
*Pau Gasol is back (and looking good), but the storyline of the weekend in the NBA is whether the Knicks will sign Allen Iverson. With Saturday night's debacle against the winless Nets looming, wouldn't the Knicks be better served signing AI today and suiting him up tomorrow?
(Let's be clear: At this point, the Knicks should abandon any pretense of being a winning team and simply attempt to be the most entertaining team in the league, with the caveat that "entertaining" doesn't mean you have to win. "Most entertaining" isn't a bad niche to own.)
*Obviously, Tim Lincecum won the NL Cy, but the story of the awards season -- at least for pitchers -- continues to be the emergence of metrics beyond "wins" as something voters pay attention to. (Of course, if you interview voters who are statistically minded, you'll get pro-stats perspectives. For the stats-minded, this should be ironic -- the sample size is totally skewed.)
*Cornell hoops is the new bandwagon: Wins on the road over Alabama and UMass, with a potential third quality win tonight at home vs. Seton Hall.
Check out the complete SN column here.
Should be a fun weekend in sports -- all leading up to next week's short week before Thanksgiving (best holiday of the year).
More coming later today and all weekend long. Hope to see you around here. If not, have a terrific weekend.