New York Giant?
Rumor of the Day: The Giants are so high on Eli Manning that they are hot to move up to No. 1 in the NFL Draft to take him (Newsday).
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Well, we can all sleep better, knowing that
Martelli-Packer feud is over.
Give me a break: I'd love to tee off on both, but
their detente is more of an excuse to focus
back on tonight's games.
The real battle in the Joe's-Wake game is between the
point guards: SJU senior All-American Jameer Nelson
and WF national freshman of the year Chris Paul. Want
the state of college hoops in a nutshell? There it
Nelson plays well for four years, but -- frankly --
will be drafted on rep, not talent. He tried to go pro
last year and slunk back to school after the NBA told
him he didn't cut it.
Meanwhile, Paul has scouts drooling. "Best
NBA point guard in college." A top-10 draft lock if he
left school. So far in this Tournament, he looks like
this year's version of Carmelo Anthony, dominating in
a way that Nelson can only dream of.
One of the biggest myths about the NCAA Tournament is
that "senior guards" give teams an advantage. Last
year's Tournament debunked that. Experience helps, but
I'll take talent; Paul's got more of it. So long, St.
Was there really concern that any trial
for Kobe scheduled during the playoffs would distract
If "distract" means "36 points leading the
Lakers to a thumping of the Kings after being in a
Colorado courtroom listening to his accuser testify
about her sexual history," then Lakers fans should
root for a trial to start in, oh ... say,
Hide the Natural Light and put the frat
social chairs on notice: Larry Eustachy is headed to
Nattys-burg Hattiesburg to coach
Southern Miss. Incredible: Took less than a year for
this punchline of a coach to get a new job.
After taking that errant throw into third base
in the puss, can't you picture A-Rod thinking: Hell
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Fred McGriff's push for 500 HRs: At 491, but sent to minors
Matt: Former U.-Wash FB player booted from "Idol"
going to let my pretty face take a beating for
Jeter's ego. If he won't slide over to second, I
will ... lot safer over there!
What should the NFL's punishment for wildly
entertaining showboating be?
If they're serious: Ejection
If they're not: 15 yards
Pack: Couch Shopping?
The heir to Brett Favre is... Tim
Couch?! The Packers would go from one of the most
clutch QBs in NFL history to one of the least.
What happened to that great idea (great to draftniks,
at least) to take N.C. State QB Phil Rivers? (After an
awesome workout, described as "impeccably accurate,"
Rivers may not even be around for Green Bay.)
And the Oscar for Most Boring Movie
Title goes to: The makers of a BoSox documentary
of the '03 season. Fans are asked to pick the name
from this batch of duds:
Red Sox Blues
This is the Year
Did they not think of the obviously appropriate
"Cowboy Up!" -- or just idiotically dismiss
A few better ideas:
Aaron Bleepin' Boone
Fear and Self-Loathing
It Was Grady's Fault
Immortals of Rock
Top 5 "Immortals of Rock" (from Rolling
Stone): Beatles, Dylan, Elvis, Stones,
Berry ... yawn.
It's as obvious a list as if we did, say, "Immortals
1. Babe Ruth
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Michael Jordan
4. Vince Lombardi
5. Keyshawn Johnson*
* In his own mind
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Have you ever heard the phrase "caveat emptor?" Hope Eustachy's contract includes some substantial behavior clauses.
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