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Brad's afternoon edition.
* Football is a violent sport. You know the violence is increasing when someone is flagged for an illegal head slap, and it's the head coach at Texas Tech.
* Kansas State is No. 1 in the new BCS poll. However, the rankings won't become official until all the votes from Florida are in.
* While President Obama was addressing the nation on Friday about the fiscal cliff, the stock market fell more than 40 points. If the sanctions Obama enacts on Syria are half as tough as the economic sanctions he's enacted on the U.S., they ought to be something.
* Fortunately, nobody was injured Sunday when a Southwest flight slid off a snowy runway in Denver. Three passengers in back ended up crammed on each other's laps - oh, wait, because it's Southwest, they were like that before the plane slid off.
* Four women in Texas were charged for allegedly cheating in a fishing tournament. Because it involves Texas and cheating at fishing, they're looking at the death penalty if convicted.
* Texas Tech will not be the No. 1 football team in the country. However, it looks like coach Tommy Tuberville is the early favorite in the National Slap-fighting Finals.
* The Kansas City Chiefs cut starting cornerback Stanford Routt. Sure, the Chiefs cut Routt - the last thing they want around all week is a guy whose last name reminds them of Sunday's final score.
* Seahawks receiver Braylon Edwards was criticized by an employee at the hospital where he was taken for an MRI on his injured knee because missing a game would hurt the guy's fantasy league chances. Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially a nation of buffoons.
* The Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown. Brown is relieved; he was tired of having to ask Kobe and Dwight Howard who he can put into the game.
* Driver Kevin Harvick's car was damaged when a skydiver participating in a pre-race ceremony landed on it. Imagine making it through Superstorm Sandy unscathed and then this happens?
* A Sunday NASCAR race in Phoenix ended up with a wild brawl on pit row. I saw a group of 15 guys throwing punches and at first assumed that the NFL lockout had ended.