Let’s just get this out of the way now: the Cubs haven’t done anything of note in the last several days, unless you count this. We all know there are moves to be made, but hardly anyone is making them yet. For all the talk about the MLB “hot stove,” I think offseasons are usually more like cascading dominoes, and for whatever reason, the first one hasn’t fallen yet. Rest assured we’ll let you know when it does.

In other MLB news, and to no one’s surprise, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were named Rookies of the Year in the AL and NL, respectively. Many fans hope Trout adds to his collection of hardware Thursday when the MVP award is announced, but his unanimous ROY might have been a consolation prize.

I was out most of the evening and didn’t get to see the Chiefs lose to the Steelers in overtime. It seems Roethlisberger was injured, bringing the number of battered starting QBs seemingly into the teens (not really). The Bears are set to sign Josh McCown as insurance against a lengthy Jay Cutler absence, although he and the 49ers’ Alex Smith seem to be feeling better the day after their concussions. However it looks like Nick Foles will start in place of an injured Michael Vick, whose own concussion was described as “serious.”

Lance Armstrong has formally cut ties with his Livestrong campaign. I don’t know if that means we’re supposed to put the plastic yellow bracelets back on, or throw them away forever. This whole doping scandal is really wreaking havoc with my charity-inspired accessories drawer.

That should be enough to get you started for now. I may add some more links in the morning depending on what catches my eye.

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