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Sun-Down: Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton get physical; Ndamukong Suh's extra point; Al Roker's marathon; Wade Phillips should stay off Google

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NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton had a little disagreement about how yesterday's AAA Texas 500 should have been contested.

That disagreement resulted in this physical altercation, which was capped by the deliciousness of them being forced to ride together in an ambulance.

This came after driver Kyle Busch was assessed a two-lap penalty for an obscene gesture directed at a race official.

And you were probably wasting your time with something boring like football ...
Big man kick hard

Ndamukong Suh, the stud defensive lineman for the suddenly not-so-hapless Detroit Lions, was called on to kick an extra point in the third quarter against the New York Jets after long-time kicker Jason Hanson suffered an injury.

Why turn to the 307-pound beast instead of punter Nick Harris, you ask? So did every exasperated Michiganian.

The rookie is apparently the team's backup field-goal kicker. If you knew that before he was pressed into duty yesterday, you're following the Lions more thoroughly than anyone should.

Suh rocketed his attempt off the right upright, a miss that proved to be of paramount importance in the Jets' 23-20 overtime victory.

The Omen
It's probably not a good sign for Wade Phillips that "Wade Phillips fired" is the top Google Trend.  At 1-7 and  with Jerry Jones' harsh words last night, it wouldn't be a surprise at all if the Dallas Cowboys coach was out before day's end.

Sore 'Today'?

In news that you would perhaps not have believed 10 years ago, "Today Show' weatherman Al Roker completed the New York City Marathon, along with co-host Merideth Viera.

Good for them.

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