The Quickie's College Hoops Player of the Year scored 25 as Saint Joseph's ran its record to a perfect 27-0.
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Two Words For You:
Good freakin' luck.
MLB reportedly wants to test the never-before-used
"reasonable cause" clause in the CBA, in order to test
suspected steroid users.
It's a well-timed (and p.r.-friendly) effort, given
Tuesday's big "received-not-ingested" frenzy. After
taking hits for inaction, MLB has fired a shot across
the union's bow.
Now the players union is engaged in a two-front
Versus MLB: With the "cause" clause surely
going to court, a toss-up decision the union would be
smart to avoid.
Versus its members: Call it the "Uncivil War,"
being joined daily by rebellious players sick of the
union's baffling p.r. strategy and aggressive
And that doesn't even consider fan disapproval
(overstated) or media frenzy (can't be overstated).
A four-front war? The union can't win. It
should signal a cease-fire and announce negotiations
to re-open the CBA to discuss new testing
NFL Free-Agency Frenzy
Free agency/trades officially kick off today.
Awards for biggest ...
Trend: Pats-style "Moneyball"
Anti-trend spender: D. Snyder
Prize: Jevon Kearse
No surprise: Portis/Bailey
Rough diamond QB: Billy Volek
Win-now QB: Jeff Garcia
Question: Where goes T.O.?
Answered: Keyshawn to Big D?
St. Joe's: 27-0
Thoughts from watching the St. Joe's game
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Marcellus Wiley: "Sex/Sports" expert released by Chargers
John Edwards: Routed on Super Tuesday; will concede today
Incredibly, Jameer Nelson is better than the
Backcourt mate Delonte West is the most underrated
player in college hoops ...
If only NCAA Tournament games could be played in St.
Joe's bandbox gym ...
Frontcourt weaknesses will catch up to the Hawks later
in March ...
Correction from Tuesday: Apparently, the regular
season includes the conference tournaments, so St.
Joe's hasn't completed a perfect regular
26 and 12 in his first game back this
season. Rusty? Only if that's new slang for
What about those chemistry questions? On the one hand:
Newly demoted reserve Brad Miller took his demotion
just fine, with 23/9; on the other: the Kings struggled to beat the
Clippers. Upshot: Check back in April.
Hawks Beat Lakers
Exhibit A from this NBA season of the
"On Any Given Night" principle.
Not saying the Hawks could beat the Lakers in a
seven-game series, but a humiliating loss like that
for L.A. certainly sticks out when playoff picks are
made later this spring.
Keep your "Basket Bowl" and "Outdoor
Game": The best stadium gimmick of 2004 is already locked up, when Navy and Air Force play a hoops
doubleheader with UNC and Michigan State on an
aircraft carrier in November. Love it.
||Andy Van Slyke:
Pulls a "Turk" and takes potshots at Barry Bonds in the media. Why is it even his business? And *how far* removed is he from the game?
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Kobe's accuser must testify about her sex life in a
closed courtroom in three weeks. There won't be leaks
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Learned: UVA (beat Wake) will make it tough
on the Selection Committee; Pitt (routed Providence)
ain't done yet ...
How cheap are the Marlins? Gave Josh Beckett a pay
cut, because they could. With arbitration next year,
that's the last time THAT happens ...
Yes, Peyton Manning is worth that 7yr/$99.2 million
contract he just got. Only 27, he arguably hasn't even
hit his prime yet ...
Here's irony: former Reds owner Marge Schott wasn't a
nice person, yet she won a World Series ring and Red
Sox Nation hasn't ...
How much trouble will Bobby Bowden be in for his
comments about Katie Hnida? In Florida, not much;
elsewhere, a lot ...
Last question: Why is there no 'roid outrage about
Marvin Benard? ...