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Originally published Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

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One bad game, and the bird he'll be eating is crow

Jim Harbaugh is already in a Thanksgiving mood, it seems. Said the 49ers coach, when asked if Alex Smith's 18-for-19 passing performance...

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Jim Harbaugh is already in a Thanksgiving mood, it seems.

Said the 49ers coach, when asked if Alex Smith's 18-for-19 passing performance against the Cardinals answered any questions about the QB's confidence:

"I don't think there ever was a question there. I think it's just a lot of gobble-gobble turkey. Just gobble-gobble turkey from jive-turkey gobblers. That paints a pretty good picture of it."


• At "The N.Y. Knicks are the last undefeated team in the NBA. This is not a repeat from 20 ... uh ... 19-ninety — ... nope ... 19-eighty — ... wow, this is going to take a while."

• At "City of Nashville seems to be taking NHL lockout pretty well."

Don't dig in

Hall of Fame Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson turned 77 on Friday.

For some odd reason, nary a partygoer leaned over his plate during the birthday meal.

Political basketball

"Now that the election is over," wrote Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, "D.C. politicians need to reach across the aisle ... to solve that Wizards problem."

We hardly knew ye

Steve Nash is out with a small fracture in his left leg — in just his second Lakers game.

Probably not the definition of fast break that Lakers fans had in mind.

Political football

Those slow-counting folks in Florida needed extra days to tally last week's results, but it's finally official:

The Colts did in fact beat the Jaguars, 27-10.

Talko time

• Ian Hamilton of the Regina (Sask.) Leader-Post, after 55 percent of hockey fans in a recent poll blamed the owners for the labor impasse and 26 percent blamed the players: "The remaining 19 percent must have been too busy rioting in Vancouver to pick a side."

• Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, updating Laker Dwight Howard's career statistics: "18.4 points, 13.1 rebounds, 2.0 fired coaches."

• Todd Dewey of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones got locked out of his team's locker room: "Now that's an NFL lockout we can support."

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on why the president got heckled during a late campaign stop in Cincinnati: "Obama's get-tough-on-crime policy has cost the Bengals half their defense."

Instant sibling rivalry

A Kenyan mother named her newborn twins Barack and Mitt.

Hey, it was either that or Rex and Belichick.

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