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Andy Pettitte to the Astros. Kevin Brown to the Yankees. Manny, Nomar, A-Rod! The Hot Stove League is buzzing with activity and rumors ... but those deals have nothing on the trades Page 2 put together. We set up shop in Hawaii and came up with some sweet deals we'd like to see: Can you say Celebrity Poker for Celebrity Strip Poker?
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There were no upsets in the quarterfinals of the Bowl Replacement Series, Presented by Page 2. Can two-loss Michigan reach the title game? Place your votes as the Wolverines face Oklahoma while USC goes up against LSU.

The Daily Quickie L.T.'s Untold Story
Oklahoma's Jason White is the favorite to win the Heisman, but the Daily Quickie thinks another QB should be the winner. Plus, is there a new curse in baseball living in the Bronx?
Lawrence Taylor's new book details his wild days with the Giants. But rampant use of cocaine and calls girls has nothing on Patrick Hruby's Page 2 special investigation.

THE WRITERS' BLOC
Mickey Mantle's family is auctionining off his memorabilia, including his 1957 MVP trophy. The Steve Bartman ball is now available to bid on. It got the Writers' Bloc to thinking: which piece of memorabilia is worth having and how much would you pay?


Let's face it -- with all the comings and goings in 2003, the sports world gave us more than our usual dose of drama. But which ones cracked our list for best moves of the year? There's only one way to find out.

10]  Andy Roddick hires Brad Gilbert
After losing in the first round of the French Open, Roddick fired his longtime coach and hired Gilbert. Roddick went on to win 19 straight matches, including his first major, the U.S. Open.
9]  MLS signs Freddy Adu
DC United inked the 14-year-old phenom to a six-year deal in mid-November, winning out in a bidding war that involved world soccer powers Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Barcelona, among others.
8]  Jerry Jones hires Bill Parcells
After three straight 5-11 seasons, Jones finally hired a coach who knows more about football than he does. Parcells has the Cowboys at 8-5 and in the thick of the playoff chase.
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NFL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Sunday Patriots 7 Jaguars 36½
Sunday Jets 3 Steelers 40
Sunday Titans 1 Bills 40
Monday Dolphins 2 Eagles 36½
NCAA FOOTBALL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Rose USC 7 Michigan NL
Orange Florida State 2 Miami NL
Sugar Oklahoma LSU NL


 
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Maybe it's the bad weather or Holiday shopping or just a general apathy about the Heisman itself. The Writers' Bloc is a ">little a grouchy about college football's most prestigious award, even calling it irrelevant, outdated and dead. And wait until you read the really mean comments (and one nice one).
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THE SPORTS GUY
Page 2's Bill Simmons suggests we have a reality series for the Blazers -- before it's too late.

MAKING THE CALL
Two names. Who do you want? Kidd or AI? Randy or Jamal? Larry or Eli? It's not so easy, is it?

HOLLYWOOD JOCK
Page 2's Hollywood Jock gets to hang with Ray Allen on the set and discuss 'Playmakers'.
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It's Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, left, and horror maven Vincent Price. This match was requested by Paul Stone in Montpelier, Vermont. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


2003 Men's College Cup
5 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Semifinal: St.John's vs. Maryland
 
NBA Friday
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Sonics at Pistons
 
NBA Friday
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Mavericks at Lakers
 
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