41-year-old ran for 2 TDs and threw for 2 more, sparking the Chargers to the unlikeliest W of the day, 42-28 over the Vikings.
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Two Words For You:
The NFL's "worst" teams get a bad rap:
Having a crappy record didn't stop the league's dregs
(record-wise) -- Falcons, Jags, Chargers, Lions --
from winning season-making games yesterday.
Stupendously failing to live up to potential is
much worse: The NFL's true bottom rung: (5)
Dolphins, (4) Bills, (3) Bucs, (2) Giants, (1)
NFL Week 10 Hot/Not
Nothing hotter: Chiefs WR Johnnie
Morton's post-TD "worm" has become the end-zone
celebration of the year. (Points for technical merit
and originality!) By the time the Chiefs are
16-0, his break-dancing revival will be sweeping the
nation. More hot/not:
Hot: Jags over Colts?!
Not: Jets over Raiders
Hot: Doug Flutie
Not: Rick Mirer
Coach off hot seat:
Hot: Steve Spurrier
Not: Jim Fassel
Hot: Keep on winning
Not: House of cards
CFB: 1-Loss Watch
College football's "We Must Have a
Playoff!" whiners club took three big hits: Miami, Fla St and Va Tech.
Reminder: The regular
season is a de facto playoff; this
season has been textbook. Of the remaining one-loss
LSU (Projected BCS: 4)
Stumbler: at SEC-unbeaten Ole Miss.
Ohio State (Proj. BCS: 3)
Stumbler: at motivated Michigan.
USC: (Proj. BCS: 2)
Stumbler: None. Only laughers left.
Gee, see how that works? No-muss, no-fuss title
game: "Manifest BCS-tiny" -- juggernaut Oklahoma
||IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE FULL QUICKIE
|TODAY'S THREE HOTTEST STORIES|
1 Flute-aissance: 41-y.o. leads Charge, topples Vikes|
2 Spurrier disappoints critics: 'Skins beat Seahawks
3 1-Loss Watch: Bye-bye, Miami ... Va Tech ... Fla St ...
|THREE STORIES YOU SHOULD JUST LET GO|
1 ACC's football-poach "coup": Miami and Va Tech? Whoops|
2 Cavs going 0-82: LeBron gets first W, over iffy Wizards
3 R. Clemens, Athens Olympian: USA baseball non-qualifier
MLB: Rookies Rule
Wait a sec: Is it "R.O.Y." (Rookie of
the Year) or "R.O.I." (Return on Investment)? In the
AL, expensive Yankees non-rookie rookie Hideki Matsui
comes through on both (with sensational Japanese SS
Kaz Matsui -- no relation, except in price and
pedigree -- coming in '04).
NL: Dontrelle Willis wins the popular vote, but
Diamondbacks P Brandon Webb has the electoral votes (darn
Coming tomorrow: AL
Roy Jones Wants Tyson
After barely beating Antonio Tarver,
Roy Jones made his intentions clear: "Me and Mike
Tyson, that's all I want," he said. Well,
that ... and the sick $40 mil payday that comes with
Jeer Eye for JoePa
Has the game passed Paterno by? Northwestern 17, Penn State 7. Maybe he just needs
a fashion makeover:
Now: "Del Boca Vista"
Now: Zzzzz ...
MLB Free Agency
Based on Florida's success
story, payroll-inflating free-spending on pricey
free agents is out -- and value-shopping is in -- when
the free-agency derby starts today.
Hello, LaTroy Hawkins! Thanks to this increased
demand, mid-tier players win. (Compare to the NBA,
where the "middle class" has become all but extinct.)
||Big-mouth U-Miami TE
Kellen Winslow II:
Apologized (barely) for oh-so-sensitive Veterans Day-appropriate sentiments Saturday justifying his postgame rage because he was a "[bleeping] soldier."
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|What the ...?!|
Heisman Watch: No offense to Okla QB Jason White
(Trophy lock), but Ole Miss QB Eli Manning's 6-0 SEC
record is more impressive ...|
MNF: Brett Favre is coming back next year, but you
should watch (and appreciate) like he isn't ...
As discovered Saturday night, Andy Roddick is SO not
funny (more: Jess "My Life is a Sit-Com" Simpson got a
network sit-com deal) ...
Congrats to final Winston Cup champ Matt Kenseth (next
year, it'll be "Nextel Cup") ...
Outrageous that Mo Clarett's confidential academic
records were leaked. But since they're out there: He's
flunking P.E.? GYM CLASS?! ...