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Feb. 8, 2005 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down ...

New England Patriots — Congratulations to the Super Bowl champion Patriots, who won the championship for the third time in four years. Coach Bill Belichick's team always finds a way to win, and QB Tom Brady is a true champion. WR Deion Branch was the Super Bowl MVP, and the defense made big plays again.

Dan Marino, Steve Young — Marino and Young lead the Class of 2005 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Brad MillerSacramento Kings big man Brad Miller is averaging just over 30 points and 11 rebounds in his past three games.

Phil Mickelson — Mickelson shot a 60 on Friday en route to a five-shot win at the FBR Open. It's the second time he's won this PGA Tour tournament (formerly the Phoenix Open).

Pierre Pierce — Iowa's star junior guard and leading scorer was thrown off the basketball team by coach Steve Alford because of some off-court troubles. It's a disappointing story for Alford and Co.

NHL — It looks like the NHL season won't happen as negotiations appear to be going nowhere.

Zach Randolph — The Portland Trail Blazers forward shot 0-for-12 from the field against the Los Angeles Lakers last week.

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