If Thursday's NFL opener between the Patriots and Steelers is decided on a goal-line run with a properly inflated football on a play in which it is clear that nobody cheated, what will anyone talk about Friday?
When the Patriots hoist their Super Bowl banner, will the asterisk be part of the banner itself or a separate thing? I kid! I kid! Let's watch a little football and see how this season goes. Steelers at Patriots, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 11.
"Teddy is just a good dude. Love his style! I can easily see this guy leading the Minnesota Vikings to a championship … and soon!"
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"Molitor on Mike Pelfrey:'I don't think it's very prudent to tell somebody they're pitching for a spot in rotation. I try to be encouraging.' "
— Phil Miller, Star Tribune Twins beat writer, before Wednesday's game.