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Michelle Beadle and Marcellus Wiley will be holding a jersey bonfire if the "SportsNation" TV set gets too cold.

Argue the hot topics of the day and vote on the biggest stories from the world of sports. The show airs on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. and midnight ET.

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Fist bump Which should be the official international greeting?
Handshakes are a traditional greeting. but with the First Lady and President campaigning for Chicago's Olympic bid could fist bumps take the lead?

Rex Ryan Which coach would you rather have?
Rex Ryan, with a stout defense, has the Jets at 3-0 in his first season as head coach. Sean Payton's Saints are also undefeated behind an explosive offense.

Clinton Portis Should Clinton Portis don costumes to break out of his funk?
The Redskins' running back has only 183 yards rushing and hasn't scored a touchdown in the first three games for 1-2 Washington.

Fabian Washington Do you believe Fabian Washington?
The Ravens cornerback says he has a lot of information on Randy Moss since he practiced against him in Oakland. Do you buy it?

Packers Would you openly root for your team at a rival's stadium?
Green Bay visits Minnesota this week. Michigan plays at Michigan State. Is there any hope for the visiting fans who venture through the gates in the wrong colors?

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Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd would play in the horn section of your school's marching band on "SportsNation" TV if it would get college football season to start tomorrow.

Argue the hot topics of the day and vote on the biggest stories from the world of sports. The show airs on ESPNEWS at 4 p.m. and ESPN2 at midnight ET.

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Ashton Kutcher Who gives better fantasy football advice?
When you're trying to decide whether to pick up a third-string RB, do you turn to Colin Cowherd or Ashton Kutcher, who has a fantasy show on Ustream?

Brett Favre Should Brett Favre ever line up at wide receiver?
After his crack-back block on Texans safety Eugene Wilson, maybe the Vikings quarterback should consider giving defensive backs the chance to answer back.

Brian Westbrook Which running back would you most want on your fantasy team?
Brian Westbrook (1,338 yards and 14 touchdowns combined in '08), Clinton Portis (1,487 yards and nine touchdowns rushing) or Brandon Jacobs (1,089 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing)?

NFL Should the NFL change its blackout policy?
Times are tough and fans are hurting, but teams that fail to sell out home dates still have those games blacked out in local markets.

Peyton Manning Which team is better set up for success in the coming decade?
The Pats have the upper hand in hardware. Both the Patriots and the Colts have veteran superstar quarterbacks looking to come back at full speed. Both have coaching turnover.

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There's little doubt who the best running back in football is these days; he's the guy that has more states than Minnesota native Walter Mondale carried in 1984 voting for the Vikings to win the NFC North despite Brett Favre's decision to stay retired.

As long as you have Adrian Peterson, you have a chance. Then again, that's not altogether different from how people felt about Larry Johnson as the 2007 NFL season approached.

You remember Johnson, the guy who rushed for 1,789 yards on a record 416 carries in 2006, a year after topping 1,700 yards with 20 touchdowns in a breakout campaign. Back in June, 2007, voters said he was the second-best back in the game (granted, Secretariat's margin of victory in the Belmont was a photo finish in comparison to LaDainian Tomlinson's lead) and clearly the Chiefs' most indispensable player.

Now it's 2009 and despite better than 800 yards last season, Johnson can't get a sniff when it comes to the backs "SportsNation" (4 p.m. ET, ESPN2) is asking voters to rank for Thursday's show. Just more proof that success can be fleeting at one of the NFL's most physically demanding positions. Be forewarned, Vikings fans.

The Mini Ditkas

wonder where RBs that had a goodly amount of carries combined with a goodly amount of receptions fit in in all this? For example: Matt Forte had 316 carries last year, far below the 370 curse mark, but also caught 63 passes...combined touches 379, so he's over the limit. May not mean anything at all, but I expect to see a drop off in his production this year simply because teams will scheme to shut him down more, IMO.

-- The Mini Ditkas
noodlerii

L.T. will duplicate his numbers from last season, and I can tell you now.. I spent too much time watching him log around 50 yards with zero scores to rest easy. Time to find a new horse for my squad.

-- noodlerii

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Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd will shake off arm soreness and throw whatever pitch the catcher calls for Monday on "SportsNation" TV.

Take a look at the medical literature, discuss the hot topics, vote on the biggest stories of the day and chat during the show on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET.

Plaxico Burress Will we see Plaxico Burress on an NFL field again?
The Manhattan DA is calling for jail time in the former Giant's gun case. The wide receiver reportedly agreed to a one-year deal, but prosecutors want more.

Michael Vick Is New England the best fit for Michael Vick?
Imagine the Wildcat potential. Imagine the non-responses to criticism and protest from the media-free bunker inhabited by the team's brain trust.

Pete Rose What should Bud Selig do about Pete Rose's lifetime ban?
Hank Aaron is on the Hit King's side. So are the fans. Now the wheels might be turning in the commissioner's office.

Baseball Would you teach your son to throw a curveball?
New research contradicts the conventional wisdom that throwing curves destroys young arms. Dr. James Andrews strongly disagrees with the findings.

Clinton Portis Which better describes Clinton Portis' personality, "regular awesome" or "super awesome"?
The Redskins running back, despite consistently excellent seasons, doesn't take himself too seriously. What's not to love about costumed news conferences?

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