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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/07/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Thursday Morning

Jon Jansen says HGH use is increasing in the NFofL. Fred Smoot wants to give you a sour taste but his receivers are looking dodgy. Dan Daly takes a historical look at the QB-by-committee that has made a Vikings blogger jealous. USA Today thinks T.J. Duckett "could ruin" Portis's fantasy value (no way), while Portis (whose status could depend on whether he practices today, scroll down) thinks Sean Taylor is the best player in the NFL. Also, MNF will feature a massive flag, and division winners tend to win in Week 1 (scroll down). (More predictions: 9-7, last place, last place, three-point Week 1 winner, 11-point winner, an overhyped league? Nah.

Terps safety Marcus Wimbush has legal issues, Hokies LB Xavier Adibi fined by his coach for a penalty while Va. Tech fans faced 20-25 minute lines last Saturday. Also, UVA still needs a punter (don't we all). Steve Slaton for Heisman (insider)? Nats farm system is "replenished, to a degree," and the Nats' dramatic win has TLR steamed. GW's Danilo Pinnock signs with the Lakers, the Hoyas will play Oral Roberts, and Georgetown fans are not pleased.

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