Has 2 games plus bye plus division round to find an effective TO-less O for NFC title game. More importantly: We gonna see some tights anyway, or what?
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It was the orange jerseys. The Dolphins should NEVER
take them off.
What knocks TO's injury from the top story?
The NFL Upset of the Year: Miami over New England.
This was the hapless Fins.
The mighty defending champs.
On a national-TV stage.
A minute to play in the game.
AJ Feeley on 4th and 10.
Pats WR/CB Troy Brown on it.
Touchdown ... Miami?!
Interception ... Brady?!?!
No one, no one -- no one! -- saw this coming.
Are the Pats exposed? It really exposed them for not following
their much-publicized "one-game-at-a-time" mantra. (Who could blame
If anything, the humiliation forces them to re-commit to their goal of
repeating. I think it makes them more dangerous.
The Steelers may have all but locked up home-field advantage, but the team on a
collision course with them for the title game is suddenly even tougher
TO: Terrell Over?
"Outside chance": That's the probability the Eagles
team trainer put on TO's availability seven weeks from now for the
Super Bowl. He later clarified that: "Little greater than slim."
That also describes the conventional wisdom over the Eagles' new odds
for making (let alone winning) the Super Bowl. They are a different
team without TO; his presence was as important for their psyche as
Maybe the team is hedging, to allow for the inspiring Willis
Reed-like comeback for the NFC title game or Super
But perhaps the real hedge is that now it gives Eagles fans a
legit excuse for losing the NFC title game at home yet
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AI: Tops 50 points for 2nd straight game (but Sixers lose)
Golden State Wizards: Arenas' buzzer-beater tops Warriors
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Ohio St QB Troy Smith: Hero to zero; dumped from bowl game
Kansas PF Wayne Simien: Out 4-6 weeks (thumb surgery)
Shaq on 'MNF'
Warning? Metaphor? Both?
"If you've got a Corvette that runs into a brick wall, you know what's
gonna happen," Shaq said at halftime. "He's a Corvette. I'm a brick
Yes, I'm watching on Xmas Day.
MLB in DC: Yes!
Call it CPR: "Crafty Political Resuscitation."
The DC pols -- in a no-win situation (hey, kind of like the Nats ...
zing!) -- strike a compromise internally and with MLB on a
stadium-financing plan, bringing baseball in DC back from the
The secret? Parking meters.
That's right: It's now more expensive to park on the street than to go to
the game itself. Season-ticket plans come with a free roll of
The Red Sox rewarded ALCS sparkplug Dave Roberts with a
trade to his hometown Padres.
Meanwhile, ex-Sox SS Orlando Cabrera signed with the Angels,
who promptly cut 2002 World Series mascot David Eckstein.
How are the two deals related? Boston should turn around and sign
Eckstein to replace Roberts.
Boras vs. Boss
A preview of today's convo between Beltran agent Scott
Boras and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner:
Boss: "Whatever the Astros are offering, we'll top it."
Cashman: "Quick ques--"
Boss/Boras: "We said 'Done!'"
Teams: Syracuse vs. Ga. Tech
Time/TV: 7:45 pm, ESPN
Subplot: End on a high note!
Stud: GT Soph QB Reggie Ball
Pick: Ramblin' Wreck
Holding up the Unit-to-NY deal, waiting on domino trades to
materialize. Shame on them for holding up the re-armament of the Yankees! (Sarcasm)
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Nets' Frank has great TipGate quote: "Grossly, grossly overblown ...
Everyone knows what you're running as you come down on every
Talk about a token: Dolphins interim coach Jim Bates will interview
with the team today. Last night's W sure makes today's meeting more
Who already knew that Bucs rookie WR Michael Clayton and "Idol 3"
winner Fantasia were dating? How did I miss that? ...
Joe Gibbs names Pat Ramsey his starting QB for next season, indicating
that 2005 will be a dud, too ...
College hoops tonight: TX Tech vs. Iowa (7,
ESPN2) and UCLA vs. Mich St (9, ESPN2). Watch UCLA frosh PG Jordan
Did everyone notice I avoided the premature "It's Over!" call for
the Eagles' Super Bowl chances? Let no one say I don't learn my