Trending: Game 7, MNF, Presidential debate

October, 22, 2012
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If politics isn't your thing and you want to avoid the final debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Cardinals and Giants play Game 7 for the National League pennant in San Francisco and the Bears and Lions face off in "Monday Night Football."

Of course, someone is always willing to kick the political football:



In life, as in politics, it always helps to have connections -- or in this case, a spot in the Bears' starting lineup:

When the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday night, 49ers running back Anthony Dixon, whose team was off after beating Seattle on Thursday, found himself caught up in the celebration:



As was his teammate:



After the Giants forced Game 6 Friday night -- rap star Lil’ Wayne sent San Francisco's Ryan Theriot some encouragement via Twitter. They are friends due to their shared Louisiana roots and that connection led to Lil Wayne's appearance at AT&T Park on Sunday:



So how did Lil’ Wayne (also known as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.,) do? Judge it for yourself:



Some critics were not impressed:



At least Theriot got a pinch-hit RBI single.

• Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams is trying to help raise $100,000 to support autism research and announced on Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” that aired Sunday night he will get a temporary tattoo -- of either actress Betty White, the "The Dramatic Chipmunk" or comedian Yakov Smirnoff -- and wear it during opening night at the Barclays Center on Nov. 1 if the goal is reached.



During the show, Williams either missed Hoda Kotb's introduction or, more likely, found himself victimized by his smartphone's spell-checker:







From dwill8 via Instagram.

If you see any offbeat links from your favorite sports site or catchy tweets that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me @billsperos or to bsperos1@gmail.com.

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