The Dynasty Handbook says the Giants do not earn the title until they win it all again before 2014.
What the Giants are right now without argument: The best team in baseball. Two out of the last three ends the debate.
Bruce Bochy's second ring ties him with Tom Lasorda, one more than Jim Leyland, Leo Durocher and Bobby Cox. Conclusion: Bochy belongs in Cooperstown.
Remember that the Tigers' Phil Coke (Sonora), before he allowed the Giants' title-winning run, struck out seven in a row a World Series first.
Just a hunch: Coke made a lot of money this week.
Coke's candid, honest and emotional post-game press conference was a must-watch.
Impossible to not like this story: Former Modesto Junior College running back Casey Cotta (Los Banos), sidelined by injuries for two years, scored a touchdown last month for Northern Michigan.
No luck at all: Cal senior Dominic Galas (Modesto) finally bounces back from a preseason injury and plays against Stanford. One week later on the day of the Utah game, he undergoes an emergency appendectomy.
Galas hopes to play in the season finale against Oregon State on Nov. 17. The football gods owe him.
Catching up with Sacramento State's solid season: Offensive linemen Matt Lawrence and Clay DePauw (both Central Catholic), safety Robert Beale (Pitman) and defensive lineman Avery White (Sierra).
No truth to the rumor that the mother of Indianapolis Colts' rookie Coby Fleener is Myra Fleener ("Hoosiers.")
"Hoosiers" fans know this: Myra Fleener was played by Barbara Hershey.
The most uncomfortable truth about the just-ended high school regular season: Most of it was conducted in 90-degree heat.
NBA Commissioner David Stern advised fans to pay their respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. When you mistake Sandy for Katrina, it is time to retire.
The 49ers' Alex Smith completed 18 of 19 last week while former coaches Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary wondered if it was the same guy.
Stunning: The Kansas City Chiefs (1-7) have not led in regulation.
Steve Nash's leg injury is more worrisome than the Lakers' 0-3 start. Nash and his leg are 38.
Buried in my brain for years only to resurface: Former Gonzaga sharpshooter Derek Raivio.
Did you know: The Giants are only the fifth World Series champion to finish last in the majors in home runs.
Best T-shirt message from the Giants' parade: Let Pablo (Sandoval) Eat.
When you smoke three straight home runs in the World Series, you are no longer fat.
And about Barry Zito and his $126 million contract? He just earned every penny.
Distill the entire World Series down to the last pitch: Miguel Cabrera, sitting on Sergio Romo's slider, locks up on a fastball down the middle.
That's the Giants, one step ahead of the Tigers, for four games.