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Nobody asked, but that's never stopped us before. We took a look at VH1's list of the 200 greatest pop culture icons and thought . . . Wrong! Really, how can Oprah hold up against the LeBron juggernaut? Where in the world was our beloved Anna? And when it comes to Jacko and J-Lo, who you gonna call? Page 2, of course.
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What's up, Doc? It's the finals of our Critter Crawl, of course. You voted for our four finalists, and guess what? Seabiscuit didn't make your cut. Neither did Funny Cide, for that matter. So today, Bugs, Spuds, Kermie and the Caddyshack Gopher are toeing the line and awaiting the starter's gun. Vote now!

NFL Training Camps The Daily Quickie
Page 2's Jim Armstrong says NFL training camps are more Club Med than Club Dread for today's players. Plus, Randall Polliard's Illegal Motion presents the fully-accessorized training camp spectator.
The Daily Quickie tries to avoid the obvious joke about Phil Mickelson's win with Sergio when it doesn't really count. Thankfully, Boss Steinbrenner is always good for a laugh when it comes to the Red Sox.

10 BURNING QUESTIONS
Page 2 swims along with Beg, Borrow & Deal 2's Summer Sanders for 10 Burning Questions about her crush on Kirk Cameron, the hottest body in sports and why she keeps her gold medals with her sweatsocks.


Lance Armstrong has won his fifth consecutive Tour de France to tie the record held by Spain's Miguel Indurain from 1991-'95. Like our top 10 individual streaks, if Armstrong can win six in a row, it may never be beaten:

10]  Chick Hearn's broadcasting streak
The voice of the Lakers broadcast 3,338 consecutive games between Nov. 21, 1965 and Dec. 16, 2001. Only heart surgery could pull him away from the game.
9]  Wayne Gretzky's scoring streak
The Great One tallied either a goal or an assist in each of the Edmonton Oilers' first 51 games in the 1983-1984 record, a point-scoring streak that still stands.
8]  Cael Sanderson's college wrestling streak
Sanderson, an Iowa State wrestler, finished his college career with a 159-0 record, having won four straight national titles. No other college wrestler has gone undefeated,
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VEGAS' ODDS TO WIN 2003 WORLD SERIES
Yankees 5-1   A's 10-1
Braves 6-1   Cubs 12-1
Mariners 7-1   Twins 12-1
Giants 8-1   Cardinals 15-1
Red Sox 8-1   Astros 15-1
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Got a comment about something you've seen on Page 2? Here's your chance to sound off to the editors and columnists. Plus, if you'd like to send an e-mail to The Sports Guy, here's your direct link to Bill Simmons.



HEY, RUBE
The Good Doctor is excited about the NFL season, but of course he can't look past politics and Kobe.

HORSE STUFF
The Sports Guy took time out from his busy schedule to check out "Seabiscuit."

BALLPARK TOUR
Page 2's ballpark tour stops in Anaheim, where Edison Field houses great fans and a monkey.

THE WATER COOLER
Why fly to France? Page 2's Brian Murphy found a better way to watch Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France.

GOD'S HAMMERS
The Kobe case isn't just about his guilt or innocence. It's about the three women who possess newfound power.
If your favorite writer isn't on Page 2 today, click here to check out our full roster of columnists.


It's 5-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong, left, and Orioles first baseman Jeff Conine. Page 2 has received 66 requests for this match.Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo for Page 2.


Astros at Braves
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D'Backs at Marlins
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