||U. of Washington:
Hottest non-Stanford team on West Coast? Second in Pac-10 after huge win at Arizona. Huskies -- 14-10 overall, but 98th in RPI -- have won 9 of last 11; NCAA bid in sight?
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
Defenses can't stop Terrell Owens, but
apparently paperwork does the trick.
Thanks to a bungled free-agency filing, "T. D'oh!" goes
from next week's Most Valuable Free Agent to
early contender for Most Boneheaded Play of the
Now locked up with the 49ers until '06, he's simply
trade bait. He already had been enjoying the spotlight
of being a free agent; this must be killing
Meanwhile, it's probably too complicated for the
Redskins to swap the Bailey-Portis deal for
Bailey-Owens, but here's an interesting scenario:
Why should Bill Parcells trade for a second-tier
mouthy malcontent (Keyshawn), when suddenly he can get
the league's productive version?
Kings Beat Lakers
Coming off a 103-101 win over the Lakers, the
only thing that can stop the Kings is the imminent
return of star Chris Webber from a season-long stay on
the injury list.
As their NBA-best record shows, they don't really seem
to need him. At worst, he clutters up the mojo that
has gotten them this far.
Best-case scenario: C-Webb comes back with limited
scoring goals -- but a commitment to be a
MLB: New Rules
The Quickie can only imgaine the
memo from Bud Selig to teams regarding MLB's strict
new clubhouse-visitors policy.
"Hey, beer man!"
Children of all ages
Garth Brooks (please)
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Testaverde: Retiring? Props: 7th all time in passing yards
Bailey-Portis trade: Someone *please* finalize this deal
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Roddick Reality TV: Andy/Mandy not the next "Nick/Jessica"
NBA refs: League admits refs blew key Lakers-Nuggets call
There's an exploding epidemic in
baseball, and, yes, it's 'roids-related:
"Have you ever used steroids?" has quickly
become the sports reporters' version of When did
you stop beating your wife?
Player denials are manipulated into misleading
"Athlete X denies he ever took steroids" headlines.
Thank goodness the majority of fans -- if not
sports-opining hysterics -- seem to be immune.
For more, check out Page 2's Writers' Bloc.
*Giambi stokes: Jason has lost weight,
but apparently gained a sense of humor. N.Y. Post
quotes him joking about Yankees acquiring Nomar to
play 2B in '05. Collective shudder across nation.
*Clarity at CF: Bernie Williams' emergency
appendectomy (future material for blues album?)
defaults Opening Day job to Kenny Lofton.
*Aaron Boone cut: But credit him with one
"assist" in '04 -- his boneheaded pickup-hoops injury
opened door to A-Rod trade.
Oscar Office Pool
Think of it as practice for March
Director: Peter Jackson
Actor: Bill Murray
Actress: Charlize Theron
Supp. Actor: Tim Robbins
Supp. Actress: R. Zellweger
And remember: I'm coming off a near-perfect
Golden Globes. (Not that it'll stop that film freak
two cubicles over from winning the pot.)
Rest in peace? More like "Rest in Hell." (Hey: Maybe the same Hell that will freeze over when the Cubs end up winning the Series this year.)
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Three key things to know about future NFL ideas being
floated: (1) Start season later; (2) Start games later
in day; (3) weekly "TNF" (Thursday Night
Compared to usual antagonism between college jocks and
campus cops, isn't it nice to hear about coziness in
Colorado? (Uh, no) ...
One big difference between PGA's Match Play bracket
and NCAA Tourney: No rainouts in hoops. Golfers play
36 today (11 a.m. ESPN) ...
Saw an article in a major newspaper about real-life
"pre-sexual consent forms" for jocks (Wait: wasn't
that a *joke* on Chappelle?) ...
Dream Job: Remember, you get to be nasty and vote
*out* a loser (10 p.m. Sunday); none of this "vote to
keep your favorite" stuff ...