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--The one-man-gang known as "ManRam" takes down the hapless Pirates, 8-2. To add insult to injury, Juan Pierre hit his first home run in more than 1,000 at-bats. Look on the bright side: the season's almost over. [Trib]
--So what is it, Sarah Palin: are you a Seahawk fan or a Steeler fan? [SPORTSbyBROOKS]

--Speaking of Sarah Palin, her portrayal by Tina Fey stole the show from Michael Phelps on Saturday Night Live. [Deadspin]
--Mike Ditka's restaurant is coming to Robinson Twp., and will eventually face off with Bettis' Grille 36 for the title of Greatest Pittsburgh Restaurant Affiliated With a Former Football Player. [Pittsburgh Business Times]

--The pinball world championships recently took place in Carnegie, and ESPN did a feature story. Take a look at this place! Who knew? []

--Here's a list of 1,000-yard rushers you'd rather forget. I don't know, I had a few good memories of Barry Foster. [on 205th]
--Smooth move, DeSean Jackson. Only a couple million people saw it. [Kiss 96.1]
--Penn State-Illinois will be the ABC prime-time game on Saturday night. And unlike last Saturday night's ABC primetime game, the Big 10 will be guaranteed a winner this time around. [Trib]
--The Bengals' website is finally listing "Chad Ocho Cinco". By the way, he's got a grand total of five grabs for 59 yards for his winless, basement-residing team. I'm sure people would've been rushing to buy those jerseys. []

--Ashton Kutcher coaching freshman football? Where are the Punk'd cameras? [LA Times]

--Here's the five most baffling spin-offs in TV history. Gotta agree with Golden Palace. [Cracked]

--Stern fans: here's the video of Sal the Stockbroker and Richard Christy pretending to make out in the background of a CNN broadcast on Monday. [Live Leak]

--Who are the 80 most powerful people over 80, and where is Joe Hardy on this list? [Slate]

--Where are homes selling fastest, you ask? I don't know, but I'm going to guess that Pittsburgh isn't on this list, despite the presence of a first-place football team. [Yahoo!]

--MTV's Total Request Live ends its 10-year run in November. Somewhere, Britney and the Backstreet Boys shed a tear. [Yahoo!]
--My W&J Presidents moved to 2-0 with a 49-21 dismantling of Frostburg State. That's 98 points in two games, for those of you scoring at home. []
--And the St. Vincent Bearcats, featuring my very own cousin as the punter, win their first game in 46 years, 23-22, over Gallaudet. (The program was rebooted last year after a long layoff, but it's still cool to say "first win in 46 years" whenever you have a chance). []

--For those of you watching what you eat (that would be about two of you), here are 20 superfoods for weight loss. [Shine]
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