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BC knocks off unbeaten Irish

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Give Boston College and coach Tom O'Brien credit for going into South Bend and getting a W against formerly unbeaten Notre Dame. The Eagles had suffered close losses to Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech earlier this season. Running back Derrick Knight, all of 5-foot-7, rushed for 130 yards, so all you little guys out there, keep your hopes going!

For those who wrote off Rex Grossman of Florida, think again. He completed 36 of 46 passes as the Gators knocked off previously unbeaten Georgia at "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

The New Jersey Nets are off to a 3-0 start, and Rod Thorn did a great job picking up Dikembe Mutombo and Rodney Rogers. Jason Kidd and Byron Scott are smiling as the Nets are off to a fast start as the lone unbeaten left in the Eastern Conference.

Washington State's football team deserves some credit. Mike Price's team leads the Pac-10 following Saturday's win over Arizona State. How about some pub for quarterback Jason Gesser, baby!

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Tom Brady had to be smiling after completing 23 of 27 passes for 310 yards and four TDs as the Patriots stopped the Bills and former New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe.

What a great Sunday for Johnson and Johnson, and I am not talking about pharmaceuticals! Tampa Bay's tandem of Brad Johnson (five TD passes) and Keyshawn Johnson (nine catches, 133 yards, two TDs) was outstanding.


The Minnesota Vikings secondary is simply pathetic. I believe I could catch a couple of passes against them.

What's wrong with the Colts? Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy have to turn things around after a loss to Tennessee left Indianapolis tied for first.

The Knicks (0-3) and Bucks (0-2) are both winless heading into a Monday night showdown at Madison Square Garden.

What has happened at East Lansing? The Michigan State football program has really hit hard times with off-field problems and a 49-3 loss to arch-rival Michigan. Where was the pride and emotion against a rival like the Wolverines? You should play with passion against those type of foes.

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