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KNOW THIS

Eric Decker shelled out $25,000 and a steak dinner to keep his jersey number at 87, matching his 2010 draft pick. The new New York Jet forked it over to tight end Jeff Cumberland.

WATCH THIS

Have that evening cup of coffee and make it a late one: Phoenix is chasing the Wild and has a big one in L.A. (9:30, NBCSN). When that’s done, flip over to ESPN for some USA-Mexico soccer (10:15 start).

RANDOM FANDOM

“I’m really more focused on how we grow the footprint of the department.”

— Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, when asked about the hopes around scheduling a nonconference (gag!) game against Texas A&M. C’mon, dude, really? “Grow the footprint”? Apparently, that’s where we’re at now in college football.

TWEETED

“Kevin Garnett Mostly Just Pounding Chest To Keep Heart Going At This Point.” — @OnionSports. Oh, Onion headline writers, you’re so good.