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Curt Schilling and Theo Epstein agree: It wasn't the money that made Schilling a member of the Red Sox. But what was it, then? As it happens, Jim Caple was a fly on the wall during Thanksgiving dinner at Chez Schilling, when the deal got done. Who'da thunk it'd come down to mashed potatoes and "Cat in the Hat"?
CAPLE: THANKSGIVING STUFFING




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The Daily Quickie listened to Bill Callahan's rant after the Raiders fumbled, bumbled and stumbled their way to another loss on Sunday, and wonders what's worse than "dumbest." Plus, an historical proposition at Mississippi State, a reason to watch in Atlanta and the poor, pitiful Huskers.

The Happy Couple Ugliest Uniform Bracket
Sure, candlesticks always make a nice gift. But will they do for Tiger and Elin? Page 2's Brian Murphy plays Wedding Planner for the sports nuptials of the century. Now we sit back and await the invitation.
With one day of balloting left in Page 2's Ugliest Uniform Bracket, this Padres' camouflage look has a commanding lead over the Predators' yellow jerseys. But it ain't over 'til we say it's over. Vote now!

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH ISIAH THOMAS
One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history has one big regret about his playing days. Isiah Thomas addresses it and every other issue as he answers 10 Burning Questions from Eric Neel.


Oklahoma quarterback Jason White might not win the Heisman, but his stats (40 TD passes vs. six picks, 3,446 yards, etc.) this year are mighty impressive. Are they strong enough to make our list of the best college football single seasons of all time?.

10]  Nile Kinnick, Iowa (1939)
He was Iowa's iron man, accounting for 16 (five by run, 11 by pass) of Iowa's total of 19 TDs. Kinnick also punted, place-kicked, returned kicks and played all 60 minutes.
9]  Hugh Green, Pitt (1980)
One of those rare players who controlled games from the defensive line, Green finished second in the Heisman voting. With Green at end, nobody ran against Pitt's defense.
8]  Herschel Walker, Georgia (1981)
Walker's sophomore season (172 rushing yards per game, with 20 TDs) was actually better than his Heisman-winning junior year. His best game: 265 yards vs. Ole Miss.
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Sunday Patriots 3 Dolphins 36½
Sunday Ravens 3 Bengals 39
Sunday Vikings Seahawks 51½
Sunday Broncos Chiefs 46
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Saturday Miami (OH) 7 Bowling Gr NL


 
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Schilling to the BoSox. Sheffield to the Yanks. Tit followed by tat. Aren't there 28 other teams in Major League Baseball? Isn't there something happening in the sport outside the 212 and 617 area codes?

The Writers' Bloc ponders whether this intensified Yanks-Sox rivalry is good for baseball ... and, more importantly, America.

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

HOLLYWOOD JOCK
Page 2's Rob Ryder continues his inside tales from the making of Hollywood's top sports flicks.

ME, ME, KEY
Everyone in the NFL is thinking about Keyshawn Johnson -- but no one thinks more of Key than Key himself.
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It's Bulls coach Scott Skiles, left, and Comedy Central personality Rob Coddry. This match was suggested by 6 Page 2 readers. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


ACC-Big 10: Indiana at Wake Forest
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Good thing this isn't football.
 
ACC-Big 10: Illinois vs. North Carolina
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Roy Williams faces first true test.
 
ACC-Big 10: Wisconsin at Maryland
9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Terrapins don't need no stinkin' Badgers.
 
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