■ Getting a good look at John Calipari's three-guard lineup in UK's romp over Ottawa on Monday night, it was easy to draw this conclusion: This team is going to be fun to watch.
■ Speaking of fun, I've been fortunate to cover a lot of great sporting events, but Saturday's Breeders' Cup was among the most fun events I've ever covered.
■ The Bengals' 16-10 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday was their most impressive of the season. The reason is the Bengals did not play well, especially on offense. They appeared rusty after the bye week. And they came from behind, making plays at the end of the game, to win anyway.
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■ Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh on his radio show this week: "I take a vitamin every day. It's called steak."
(Read that's a Robert Duvall line from the 2005 movie Kicking and Screaming.)
■ If you're a Cincinnati Reds fan, you have to admit it was fun watching Johnny Cueto get a World Series title as a Kansas City Royal.
■ Remember, the Royals suffered through 17 losing seasons in 18 years before producing a winning season in 2013, reaching the World Series in 2014 and winning it all in 2015.
■ Aside from that football game on Saturday night, Mitch Barnhart had a good weekend. He saw his beloved Royals win the World Series on Sunday night. Then on Monday night, he saw his alma mater, Ottawa College, play Kentucky in basketball at Rupp Arena.
Barnhart was also honored before the game for winning Athletic Director of the Year.
■ Back to the Reds: Glad to see former manager Dusty Baker was hired by the Washington Nationals. Not crazy about the way Baker managed a game, but he knows how to run a clubhouse.
■ LSU running back Leonard Fournette against a Nick Saban Alabama defense on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa could be a little like Ali-Frazier.
■ Ole Miss could win the SEC West. Yes, Ole Miss. The Rebels have just one loss. They also have a win over Alabama. And LSU has to come to Oxford on Nov. 21.
■ Kentucky football is a 14-point underdog at Georgia on Saturday. The Cats haven't won a game as a double-digit underdog since beating host Auburn in 2009.
■ Another UK football stat: The Cats are 4-0 this season when tied or ahead at halftime; 0-4 when they trail at halftime.
■ Kentucky hasn't won a game in which it trailed at the half since beating Central Michigan in 2011. Joker Phillip's team trailed 13-6 at intermission and won 27-13.
■ Former Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Bradley, now with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote this week that Georgia and Coach Mark Richt should part ways.
"The lasting memory of October's Alabama and Florida games — one in the rain, the other in sunshine — was how Bulldog Nation began vacating the premises before halftime," Mark wrote. "That's how we know this has reached the point of diminishing returns: Even Georgia fans can't bear to watch Georgia."
■ I don't care about precedent and the rulebook, the ACC should step in and declare Duke the winner over Miami after that officiating debacle Saturday night.
After all, the officials were suspended for two games for the numerous errors made on the final play when Miami scored on a wild series of laterals. Why not correct the error of the outcome?
■ I will say this for officials: There are too many rules and too many reviews. College and pro football are both overlegislated.
■ So Washington State Coach Mike Leach says the Pac-12 should investigate Arizona State for stealing signals, and ASU Coach Todd Graham says every team steals signals.
No. 1, of course every team is stealing signals. Aren't you supposed to try and read the other team's signals? (You just can't film them, like Bill Belichick used to do.)
No. 2, I thought Mike Leach lived like a pirate?