THE GAME PLAN RandBall's World Wide Web is taking a holiday break, but we'll be collecting the best of the Internet and elsewhere in this space all week.

DEVOTED Amir Johnson loves playing for the Raptors so much, he posted an Instagram photo of the team logo dyed and shaved into his head. R.I.P.On, a former Reds beat writer now with the Washington Times remembered the ups and downs of Ryan Freel, who committed suicide at age 36. BAD FIT Longtime Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto writes on why the Nick Saban-to-Browns rumors simply don't make sense.

BIG SHEET OF ICE Rogers Sportsnet's Daren Millard tweeted (@darenmillard) that if there's no NHL settlement, the players union will play on Lake Louise in February.