1. How bad is the NBA Eastern Conference? So bad that the No. 10 Indiana Pacers are 10 games under .500 — but only 1½ games out of a spot at the postseason party as former Fresno State star Paul George makes his season debut today against the Heat. With his leg finally unbroken, we like Indiana's chances.
2. The Ghost of Tark reached back from the grave, telling the Kentucky men's basketball team if his 1991 Runnin' Rebels couldn't go undefeated, no one can. Chew on that towel,Wildcats!
3. The San Francisco Giants just promoted Bobby Evans to general manager. About time they gave him retro pay for all those summers he spent boiling at Triple-A games in Fresno.