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Media Timeout: 10/28/2010

• Looks like some Germans wanted to fry up some calamari. Paul the Octopus, the slimy predictor who fascinated soccer fans by correctly predicting the results at this year's World Cup, died Tuesday. He went a perfect 8-for-8 in World Cup picks before retiring to his day job of floating around in a tank. FIFA will need to find a new strange animal to predict the winners of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

• Was it just us or was Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler playing a game of catch with Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall during the Skins' 17-14 win Sunday? Cutler threw four interceptions ... and Hall was there to catch all of them, including returning one for 92 yards and a dramatic touchdown. Hall became only the third player since 1970 with four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown in a single game. It certainly was a great day to have the Redskins' secondary in your fantasy league. Let's just hope that the rest of the Skins' season isn't a fantasy. In other news, the Dallas Cowgirls are 1-5. LOL.

• It's a good thing Chad Ochocinco doesn't fumble a lot. Earlier this week he posted a picture of himself on Twitter that showed him naked, with the exception of a well-placed football covering his privates. "Ladies only-if there was no ball (imagination)," he said. "You're welcome." We hope Carson Palmer has visited OchoCinco's Twitter page. Then the quarterback of the 2-4 team might know who to throw to on fourth and inches.

• Oklahoma State University star wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested Tuesday in Texas for DUI after a cop clocked him at 92-mph in a 60-mph zone. Blackmon, who leads the Bowl Subdivision in receiving yards per game, is just 20 years old. Under Texas law, any detectable amount of alcohol would have led to his arrest. Blackmon was suspended for this week's game against Kansas State University.

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