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** Bulldogs fans should be disheartened to learn Fresno State isn't planning to invest any of its ESPN windfall back into the football program for things like recruiting and coaches' salaries.
If that's Athletic Director Thomas Boeh's strategy for retaining the current coaching staff, it's a terrible one.
** Boeh really needs to throw coach Tim DeRuyter a bone here. Otherwise, what's the incentive to win?
Besides helping a successful coach land his next job at a place where football is the No. 1 priority.
** Tell you one thing: One dime of that ESPN money better not go to build the lacrosse and women's soccer stadium.
If that happened, Fresno State would need a new rule banning torches and pitchforks from all tailgating areas.
** The first BCS standings are out, and the Bulldogs are No. 17.
Which in the middle of October, doesn't mean squat. But at least they're not behind Northern Illinois.
** Two of the six computer polls used to tabulate the BCS don't rank Fresno State in the top 25.
Certain algorithms must stop computing after 7 p.m.
** Yes, the coaching staff had a talk with Derek Carr about his headlong dive from the 5-yard line, a play that apparently knocked the wind out of the senior quarterback.
"We had to remind him he's not Superman," DeRuyter said. "Maybe Batman, but not Superman."
** Can't see the Red Sox doing much in the World Series against those bionic young arms of the Cardinals.
We'll take St. Louis in five games. Six if Boston gets to Adam Wainwright in Game 1.
** During the playoffs and NLCS, Pedro Martinez provided some of the most insightful and brutally honest baseball commentary ever.
Another reason to rue watching the World Series on Fox. Besides Joe Buck.
** Someone get Yasiel Puig a set of Tom Emanski Baseball Videos -- and quick.
** Even after watching part of one Fresno State basketball practice, it's obvious rebounding and post defense will be weaknesses.
But attitude won't be. It's easy for fans to get discouraged about what's happened, but coach Rodney Terry won't let that seep into the locker room.
<SC120,116>So many NFL quarterbacks were injured on Sunday that one team reportedly considered signing Tim Tebow.
On second thought, no one's that desperate.
** The 49ers suddenly look Super again. Problem is, the Seahawks look Super-er.
** For no particular reason: Mark Lemke
** After his big hit on a Broncos return man, Colts punter Pat McAfee was selected for a random drug test.
Wonder if the monitor made him line up 15 yards behind the specimen cup.
** Exiting Jim Sweeney Field through the tunnel and emerging at the top of the ramp Saturday night, it was great to hear all the shouts and cheers from fans lined up outside the barricades.
You really know how to make a guy feel special.
Oh, forgot to mention, we were walking right behind Derek and David Carr.
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