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The Mid-Morning Dump: My God, It's Going to Be Cubs-Mets, Isn't It?

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On This Day in Sports History

OCTOBER 13, 1967. The Anaheim Amigos lost to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in the inaugural game of the American Basketball Association.

Iowa State Football

IT'S LIKE WALKING DIRECTLY INTO A FIRE. Iowa State enters a brutal stretch over the next two weeks.

TAKEAWAYS. Dirty Randy provides some takeaways from Paul Rhoads' Monday press conference, beginning with Sam Richardson needing to manage the offense and throw accurate passes.

TCU IS, WELL, CHALLENING. Rhoads talks about it.

MIKE WARREN NEEDS TO BE TROY DAVIS. Yes. Yes, this is a sound strategy. The freshman speaks out.

SPEED KILLS. And the Cyclones needs to overcome the fear and intimidation of the track meet Big 12.

Iowa State Basketball

THE BIG THREE. CBS Sports has released their Top 100 (and one) college basketball players for 2015-16, and three members of the Prohman Legion make an appearance.

Around The Country

3/12. The Cubs used six home runs by their 1-6 hitters to beat the Cardinals 8-6 in Game 3 of the NLDS, Wrigley Field's first playoff game since 2008. Here's everything else that happened around baseball last night, too.

WALK-OFF DIRECT SNAP. With five seconds to go last night in San Diego, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and his boulder-sized set of cahones decided to go for the win from a yard out instead of kicking a game-tying field goal. Le'Veon Bell made sure it paid off.

HATIN' ASS RETIREMENT. Steve Spurrier is calling it quits, effective immediately.

BASEBALL IS ABSOLUTELY SUPERSTITIOUS. Cubs pitcher Trevor Cahill laced up his cleats last night to reveal... lucky Dodgers socks?

GIF SUSPENSION. Deadspin is the latest (temporary) victim in the NFL's ongoing GIF copyright feud, which has already forced SB Nation's primary GIF account to be taken down.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Bitch ass NFL isn't letting Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams wear pink this season to honor his mother. Just in October. Only October can be pink accessories months. Not other months. Not ever. Sorry DeAngelo. Tell your mom good luck with her cancer.

I WOULDN'T PISS HER OFF. Ronda Rousey once allegedly beat the piss out of her ex-boyfriend for taking nude pictures of her.

STEVE SARKESIAN. After initially being forced to take an indefinite leave of absence stemming from alcohol abuse, USC has fired head football coach Steve Sarkesian. We hope you get the help you need, Sark.

WILL GRIER. The quarterback for the 11th ranked Florida Gators has been suspended for one year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

JAMCHUCK DONE. The Chiefs' worst fear was confirmed yesterday, as Jamaal Charles was officially diagnosed with a season-ending ACL tear.

EXECUTE THE GAMEPLAN. "You can put (the loss to Texas) on me, but I don't play," says Bob Stoops. Hoo boy.