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Welcome to Sports Lite. Ken Burns wanted to do a documentary on this week’s column, but I told him, “Go away, you creepy little man.” …

Wow. Talk about a blockbuster. Bill Belichick just traded Randy Moss to the Vikings, leaving himself as the Patriots’ only remaining headache. … That Belichick is one savvy horse trader. Tom Brady says the third-rounder the Pats got is the last remaining piece to the puzzle for the team’s 2010 Super Bowl hopes. … Amazing. The trade just went down and already the bumper sticker is popping up around the Twin Cities: “Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Sideline Arguments.” …

Some interesting names on the list of NFL leaders. Kyle Orton is No. 1 in passing yards, Antonio Gates has the most touchdowns, and the top kickoff returner is a four-way tie among everyone who’s played the Dolphins. …

Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer will miss the first two months of the NBA season after breaking his hand while answering the door bell. No word yet on whether he was chewing gum at the time. …

The baseball playoffs have arrived. Just so you know, the World Series will end on Nov. 5 or whenever the first blizzard hits Honolulu. …

A’s GM Billy Beane says Daric Barton is the best first baseman in the American League. And here we thought Justin Morneau was the one with the nasty concussion. …

Groundhog Day, the sequel: Trent Edwards, cut last week by the Bills, returning to Buffalo this weekend with the Jaguars. …

Little Caesars mogul Mike Ilitch is going for the hat trick in Detroit, finalizing a deal to add the Pistons to his collection of teams that includes the Red Wings and Tigers. My first reaction? How do you become a Little Caesars mogul anyway? I took one bite of that stuff back in the day and spent the rest of my lunch hour eating the cardboard box. …

CC Sabathia. Is it just me or are you, too, thinking the CC doesn’t stand for CalorieCounter? …

Cue up the Don Pardo sound track … “Today’s contestants win the home version of Jeopardy, a year’s supply of Turtle Wax and first place in the NFC West, where the Cardinals are tied for the top spot despite having been outscored 118-58.” …

They should have listened to Bernie Madoff instead of Scott Boras: Barry Zito, he of the $126-million contract, out of the Giants’ playoff rotation. …

The Chiefs will go into the weekend as the NFL’s lone unbeaten team. In a related development, Switzerland just declared war on the world. …

A few weeks ago we told you about the 2009 Broncos, who outscored their opponents 326-324 and finished 8-8 — 3-3 against the AFC West, 3-3 against the rest of the AFC, 2-2 against the NFC, 4-4 at home and 4-4 on the road. So what team has replaced them as this year’s parity poster boys? Turns out they haven’t passed on their crown. Through four games, they’ve outscored their opponents 87-85 and stand 2-2 — 1-1 at home and 1-1 on the road. …

NFL Players Association exec DeMaurice Smith says the owners are planning on no football in 2011. In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the competition, the Panthers have decided to take this year off, too.

 

 (Jim Armstrong is a sports columnist for The Denver Post. In his spare time, he’s a sports columnist for The Denver Post.)

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