09.22.11 THE GAME PLAN

THE BUZZ Mike Modano, the NHL record-holder for goals (561) and points (1,374) for an American-born player, retired. Imagine if he'd played his whole career here.

REMOTE PATROL Do you have Lynx fever? Well, the Phoenix Mercury is here to make it even hotter. Get it? End of puns. Mercury vs. Lynx, Game 1, 8 p.m., ESPN2.

Click pick If you missed the Giants' Deon Grant and his shameful fake injury Monday night, head to YouTube.com and enter his name.

STAR GAZING Bears QB Jay Cutler says he isn't sure if he can make it through the season if he keeps getting pounded (six sacks, 16 QB hits) like he did vs. New Orleans.

FAST FACT The Twins are about to finish in last place in the AL Central for the fourth time since realignment in 1994. The other years: 1995, 1999 and 2000.