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College football seems rank so far

Times Staff Writer

Are you ready for some football?

Sure you are. The Associated Press preseason college football Top 25 will be released a week from Saturday, and even though the AP isn’t involved in the Bowl Championship Series standings, its poll numbers are attention-getters.

The USA Today/Coaches’ Poll is already out, with Georgia, USC, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Florida ranked Nos. 1 through 5. According to Sports Illustrated, Georgia, Ohio State, USC, Missouri and Florida are the top five in order.

The first BCS rankings come out Oct. 12. The first complaints about the BCS rankings come out Oct. 13.

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Trivia time

How many catchers have the New York Yankees used this season?

This just in

Brett Favre was all over the place on the “Late Show with David Letterman” the other night.

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Twice there were cut-in “special reports,” the first saying he had canceled his comeback and retired, the second saying the opposite.

On a third special report, the announcer said: “Brett Favre has retired, and while retiring, un-retired. But then, he retired again.”

Part of the joba

In the daily headline competition between newspapers, the tabloid New York Post is pretty hard to beat, especially if you like puns. When New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain hurt his shoulder in Monday night’s game, this was the headline in Tuesday’s Post:

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JOBA THE HURT.

Listen up

Ultimate Ear makes ear buds, or in-ear monitors, for musicians, but it’s got some new clients in the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team.

They’ve all got custom-fit, personalized earphones perfect for traveling and training during the Games, but not recommended while sitting on the bench unless you don’t want to hear Coach K call your name.

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Trivia answer

Five: Jorge Posada, Jose Molina, Chad Moeller, Chris Stewart and their newest catcher, Ivan Rodriguez.

And finally

Woody Austin, never one to shy away from offering his opinion, said too much is made of Tiger Woods’ absence from the PGA Championship: “Just because he’s not here doesn’t mean that the tournament should be lesser or that he was going to win. So why should everybody else be downplayed or why should everybody else be lowered because he’s not here?”

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thomas.bonk@latimes.com


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