Christian Ponder might be falling asleep with his playbook on his chest.

Theo Epstein might be looking forward to the relative calm of running the Cubs.

Twins fans might be a little bit obsessed about Nick Punto playing in the World Series.


The top five teams in the initial ESPN/USA Today coaches poll for men's college basketball:

1. North Carolina

2. Kentucky

3. Ohio State

4. UConn

5. Syracuse

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"Well, I think I would have had a couple of rings. I'm telling you, those teams were loaded. There's no question about it." -- Rex Ryan, Jets coach, on how he would have fared if given the San Diego job in 2007.