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I'll read it this weekend. Yeah, sure. How many times has Rob Ryder heard that? Still, maybe that thinly-veiled Hollywood rejection code is better than the treatment he got from director William Friedkin on the set of "Blue Chips." The second installment of Ryder's tales from the movies recounts the nightmare.
RYDER: PITCHING POOKEY




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After the PGA, after the Tour Championship, after everything else on golf's big-event calendar, there is still one tournament left -- one competition bigger than all the rest. It's the World Championship of Golden Tee, and Kieran Darcy was there. He came. He saw. He . . . conquered?

The Daily Quickie Ugliest Uniform Bracket
In the Daily Quickie's dreams (should we really go there?), the Bulls replace Bill Cartwright with a really big (and often-mispelled) name. Plus, Schilling's leverage, and turning over that cold Bucs' engine.
How to describe the color of the Predators' jerseys? (We ought to have a contest!) With one day left in the semifinals of Page 2's Ugliest Uniform Bracket, Nashville goes against the Dolphins' orange.

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH DERRICK BROOKS
How many NFL linebackers listen to gospel music in the moments before a game? We know of . . . one. As he answers our 10 Burning Questions, the Bucs' Derrick Brooks gets his game face on.


Hey, it's Thanksgiving Week. You know what that means: Turkey! The way we eat, that should probably be plural. Turkeys. So here they are: The Biggest Sports Turkeys of 2003.

10]  Steve Bartman
It's one thing to try to catch a foul ball. It's quite another to foul up your favorite team's best chance to win a World Series since the Pilgrims found Plymouth Rock.
9]  Bill Romanowski
For his cheap KO of teammate Marcus Williams during practice and a lame apology a couple of days later. Not to mention that positive test for THG.
8]  Don Zimmer and Pedro Martinez
These two gladiators gave us some comic relief, at least. But coming as it did in the middle of one of the best playoff series in recent memory . . . well, let's just say it didn't do the game a lot of good.
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NFL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Sunday Patriots 4 Colts 43½
Sunday Panthers 2 Eagles 36
Sunday Steelers 3 Bengals 41½
Sunday Ravens 3 49ers 37
NCAA FOOTBALL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Friday LSU Arkansas NL
Friday Texas 19½ Texas A&M NL
Saturday Georgia 8 Georgia Tech NL
Saturday Miami Pitt NL


 
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Yes, he gets results. But does the end justify Bill Parcells' domineering means? How comfortable would you feel in the teeth of Tropical Storm Bill?

Maybe there's a middle ground, but the Writers Bloc can't find it. They love him. They hate him. So they argue about him.

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HEY, RUBE
The Good Doctor chastises a friend for thinking he'll ever get his hands on Jack Nicholson's female friends..

BEING THE BEAR
Page 2's Alysse Minkoff got to live out her dream by being Josie Bruin during the USC-UCLA game.

SPORTS HOLIDAYS
In a holiday bracket, Thanksgiving gets the top seed, says Page 2's Brian Murphy.
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It's the 2003 NHL Draft's 7th overall selection, Nashville's Ryan Suter, left, and actor Sean Astin of Goonies, Rudy and Lord of the Rings fame. This match was requested by Peter Sponagle of Thorburn, Nova Scotia. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


Feast Week - NCAA Men's Hoops
4 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Maui Invitational, third place game.
 
NBA: Pistons at 76ers
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Larry Brown is back in Philly.
 
Feast Week - NCAA Men's Hoops
9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
NIT Semifinal: UConn vs.Georgia Tech
 
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