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• Trophy Talk
As a past winner of the award, Alabama running back Mark Ingram has a Heisman Trophy vote. So how does the 2009 winner (who has rushed for 544 yards this year) feel about the candidacy of Auburn's Cam Newton? I asked Ingram if he could cast his vote for a player from 'Bama's biggest rival. "If he's the best, and [he] has been the best so far, I wouldn't have a problem," Ingram told me. "I'm a real person, and I can't hate on the man."
• Express Stop
Rangers president Nolan Ryan told me before Game 5 of the World Series that the team hadn't opened contract talks with free-agent-to-be Cliff Lee. "Our policy here is to wait until we're through playing," he said. If Texas loses its ace, could the 63-year-old Ryan—who threw gas on the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3—step in? "I certainly would try," Ryan laughed when I asked if he could give the Rangers an inning. "But I don't know that anyone would like the results."
• Line of the week
FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock explained why LeBron James may be making some questionable decisions:
"He's got Harvard problems, and he's got community college friends giving him advice."
THE FINE PRINT: Madden 11 is the most realistic version of the NFL yet. After March 1 you can get locked out of your PlayStation.
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