Commentary

Stock Watch

Updated: October 27, 2008, 4:42 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

• The Phillies moved ahead of the Rays 3-1 in the World Series. Ryan Howard hit two home runs in Game 4 and had one in Game 3. Joe Blanton and Jamie Moyer were outstanding in their starts and Philadelphia has not lost at home this postseason.

• Texas Tech remained unbeaten with an impressive showing at Kansas. Next up is a showdown vs. Texas.

• The Giants got a big road win at Pittsburgh.

• Florida and Georgia had impressive offensive performances, and now the SEC rivals meet this week.

• Andre Johnson of the Texans continues to put up solid numbers.

STOCK DOWN

• Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes sat out against the Giants following an off-field indiscretion.

• Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson missed another game.

• Several NFL players were accused of failing drug tests.

• Arizona State's football team fell to 2-5 after a blowout loss to Oregon.

• The Bengals remained winless.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.