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November 09, 2009
What smart fans should do this week
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November 09, 2009

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

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Athletes in the mix Steve Phillips has to think about ... ____ should play me on the big screen Soupy Sales was ... I need to sell my ____ on eBay Twitter has turned into ...
JUNIOR SEAU Patriots LB Who? Don Ho Soupy Who? Surfboards A great source of communication
DREW DOUGHTY Kings D Discretion The Rock A funny guy five times older than me Teeth Something I will never use
KEITH ELLISON Bills LB His family Will Smith A little before my time Atari video game system Ridiculousness
MIKE CHABALA Dynamo D Why he didn't think before David Beckham or Robert Pattinson A pie connoisseur My roommate, he needs a date A great motivator

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LSU vs. Alabama

Yawn. Yet another showdown between SEC rivals and national title contenders. If No. 9 LSU has any hope of getting into the BCS title game it must knock off the No. 3 Crimson Tide on Saturday (CBS). Another national race could also become clearer. 'Bama RB Mark Ingram has vaulted to the top of several Heisman tracking polls. He could become the school's first Heisman winner.

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Breeders' Cup

Zenyatta will be running—but with the girls or boys? The undefeated five-year-old was entered in Friday's Ladies' Classic (which she won last year) and Saturday's featured Breeders' Cup Classic (ESPN); as of Sunday her owners hadn't chosen one. A Zenyatta victory would be her 14th in as many starts. Only two U.S. horses since 1900 have won more without a loss.

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Jacques Plante On Nov. 1, 1959, Jacques Plante changed the face of hockey: The Canadiens' star, ignoring taunts about his manhood, became the first NHL goalie to wear a mask. The thoughtful Plante was an innovator and eccentric (he knitted on team train rides)—and a seven-time Vezina Trophy winner. In this engaging bio Todd Denault tells the story of a trailblazer.

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Chargers at Giants

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