First, an update: Top bid so far for a set of 28 NBA media guides -- we'll make it a complete 29 to the highest bidder, whenever the New Orleans/Okla. City one arrives -- is $140.
Bidding will close tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. Remember, all proceeds go to Proudfoot Corner of The Star's Santa Claus Fund, and I'll give the winning bidder a tour of the newsroom and sports department.
On to the morning links:
It's Grey Cup week, and Edmonton has two quarterbacks and no idea which one will finish the game. Is this a good idea? Yes, say the Esks (and no, say I, which we'll be looking at
later in the day Wednesday).
With the Raptors in Phoenix and on a winning streak -- okay, it's one, but that's how they all start, right? -- Dave Feschuk looks at Steve Nash (we'll be looking at him, too, here later in the day), off his NBA MVP form early in the season:
What's wrong with Nash? "My leadership needs to improve," our humble countryman told ESPN's Marc Stein not long ago. But the truth is there is nothing wrong with Nash or his leadership. It's the absence of his favourite running mate, Amare Stoudamire, that's the primary problem.
Hey, Vince Carter's injured.
In Monday Night Football last night, Minnesota came back to beat Green Bay.
Warning: Sepp Blatter is talking. But here's a change: he might be making sense, saying that national anthems might be scrapped before international soccer matches.
Still on futbol, Alex Ferguson is spinning as Manchester United today face their first European match at home without Roy Keane, and James Lawton weighs in on Real Madrid's goose, no longer golden, but certainly well cooked -- or as he puts it, "beautiful poetic justice."