THE BUZZ Let's hope the actual Winter Olympics prove to be far more uplifting than the few days leading up to them have proven to be.

REMOTE PATROL Speaking of which, let the Games begin! Speedskating and skiing highlight the prime-time broadcast of the Day 1 action (7 p.m., Ch. 11).

Click pick In a tip of the cap to his work with the Olympic torch Thursday, Justin Morneau had this on Twitter: "Justin Morneau - Bats Left - Carries Torch Right."

STAR GAZING Tiger Woods, who was not expected to compete in the World Golf Championship, made it official when the deadline to play passed on Friday.

FAST FACT NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell received a contract extension through 2015 Friday, then immediately penalized himself for excessive celebration.