WHAT THEY MIGHT BE DOING TODAY ...

Dan Wheldon might be another driver gone far too soon, an all-too-common occurrence in auto racing. R.I.P.

Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh might be reminded by the NFL of proper etiquette for a postgame handshake.

NBC Sports might be still trying to find out how it ended up with Vikings-Bears as its game of the week.

SIX THINGS

Texas will try to become the 15th team to win the World Series one year after losing it. Of the previous 14, 10 have been from the American League, including the past six:

• 1989 Athletics

• 1977 Yankees

• 1970 Orioles

• 1961 Yankees

• 1958 Yankees

• 1956 Yankees

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It looked like a war scene from 'Terminator' or something." -- IndyCar star Ryan Briscoe, describing the wreckage around the track after the 15-car crash in which Wheldon was killed Sunday in Las Vegas.