Have you heard about the modeling industry's own "THG" outbreak? "Tyra-Heidi-Gisele." You can't spell THonG without THG ...
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Just give me the damn tirade!
After watching the Bucs basically boot Keyshawn
Johnson off the team, is it too much to expect -- no,
demand -- a classic "Me-shawn" outburst?
Not his good-natured -- ugh, even gracious
-- banter with Dan Patrick on the 6 p.m.
SportsCenter. Credit Johnson with Hall of Fame-caliber
What happened? He came out looking
victimized, while making the struggling Bucs
sound petty. He didn't need to dump on the Bucs,
because he understood that the Bucs were burying
The logical next step? He's a half-season TV
analyst job away from permanent image restoration (see
Much Adu About Something: 14-y.o.
soccer prodigy Freddy Adu is, for his age, the
greatest athlete in U.S. team-sports history. Signing
him is the biggest coup MLS could ever dream of.
The sickest part of his six-year MLS deal is
that he'll spend a couple years giving the league its
best shot of being mainstream, then go make Euro
gazillions -- when he's still only 18.
Barry Bonds in a rout, obviously, but
will he make it seven MVPs in '04?
2004 MLB Awards Preview:
AL Rook: Kaz Matsui
NL Rook: Edwin Jackson
AL Cy: Tim Hudson
NL Cy: Mark Prior
AL Mgr: Ozzie Guillen
NL Mgr: Dusty Baker
AL MVP: A-Rod II
NL MVP: Bonds VII
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|TODAY'S THREE HOTTEST STORIES|
1 Keyshawn/Bucs day after: Maybe finally get some dish?|
2 U.S. teen soccer star Freddy Adu staying home to play pro
3 Kobe prosecutors filed motion to make him take HIV test
|THREE STORIES YOU SHOULD JUST LET GO|
1 Bonds skepticism: Media creation (psst: Fans don't care)|
2 Magic dump Doc Rivers: What next ... Hawks? Knicks? TV?
3 AL MVP voting: More fun to wonder where A-Rod ends up
Pistons 106, Lakers 96
Don't let last night's result fool you:
Detroit's by-committee system (Chauncey
Billups' apt phrasing) is great for regular-season Ws.
But for the playoffs, anyone want to trade it for the
Lakers' star system? Don't think so.
Kobe's HIV Test
And don't read too much into the
prosecutor's motion for Kobe to take an HIV test; it's
s.o.p. in Colorado law for his type of case. (The
disturbing thing is that media hears phrase "HIV test"
I think this was an "Oz" episode ... except
the inmate had to wear a cheerleader skirt: A
Columbus, Ohio jail inmate bargained a guilty plea in
exchange for the chance to watch his Buckeyes play
Michigan on TV on Saturday.
Even though he's headed for the pokey, he says
he'll "be on cloud nine" if the Buckeyes win. Yeah,
until he sees the blitz package from "The Sisters."
Still waiting for the first NFL player to
go, "Yeah, sure, I've been mainlining THG for
months. But it's OK, I had Subway for lunch."
Neverland? More like "SearchWarrantLand." Think there are any secret areas, like on that creepy "SVU" last night?
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Who else finds it disconcerting to see Li'l Kim baring
none in those Old Navy ads. Three layers too much, at
I'd say Britney Spears is still a good five years of
pop-culture decline away from taking up Playboy on
their reported $7M offer to pose ...