It seems fairly sparse around these parts, which is part of the reason we're packing up a little early today. The other reasons: we are technically not working today, and we also want to get the [redacted] out of dodge.

So: Vote for Commenter Of the Week. We had some fun times batting around the notion of trading Joe Nathan, among other things. There is surely something you liked to come from the fray.

Gophers at Penn State tomorrow; Ravens at Vikings Sunday. Pick-up football Saturday morning? We're a game-time decision, though the over-under on our projected last day of soreness is next Thursday if we do play.

If anyone is still around and wishes to discuss the subtle effects of aging in the early 30s, have at it!