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October 19, 2009
What smart fans should do this week
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October 19, 2009

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

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Athletes in the mix My advice to David Letterman Favorite vending machine snack Most I ever spent on a coat Tonight I'm having ____ for dinner Star I'd like to dance with
CEDRIC BENSON Bengals RB Keep up the good work Lay's Classic potato chips $10,000 on a sheepskin shearling Gluten-free spaghetti Lady Gaga
BROOKS LAICH Capitals C Know that this too shall pass Coffee Crisp chocolate bar $1,600 for a Hugo Boss overcoat Salmon and asparagus Alessandra Ambrosio
STEVE SMITH Giants WR Trust in the Lord Snickers $1,500 on a leather coat Pasta with marinara and sausage Jennifer Lopez
CRAIG ANDERSON Avalanche G Get a car collection like Jay Leno's Skittles $500 on a sport coat Ribs Teri Hatcher

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ALCS and NLCS

The NL series starts on Thursday (on TBS), the AL on Friday (on Fox). Fans should also check out postseason.tv, a joint service from the networks and MLB.com. It lets viewers see up to four camera angles concurrently; while the feed on your TV follows the ball, you can check your laptop to see if the runner tags up early. A subscription for the entire postseason is $9.95.

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Texas vs. Oklahoma

The Red River Shootout was supposed to be a Heisman referendum, the Sooners' Sam Bradford versus the Longhorns' Colt McCoy (ABC). Hasn't worked out that way: Bradford fell out of the race when he missed three games with a sprained shoulder, and McCoy (six INTs) has been so-so. Still, Texas is 5--0 and ranked No. 3, and the first BCS rankings come out on Sunday.

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Giants vs. Saints

Hmm, what to nickname the high-scoring New Orleans offense ... Shockey and Awe? After battling injuries in 2008, rejuvenated TE Jeremy Shockey leads the team in receptions and is a big reason the Saints average a league-high 36 points. This week (on Fox) he faces the NFL's best defense—and, for the first time since his acrimonious 2008 departure, his former team.

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