It's her world: Between Thursday's "Apprentice" mention, Sunday's new "variety" show and No. 1 status on Maxim's Hot List ... Overexposed? Hmm ...
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Two Words For You:
Call them "Generation Tiger."
23-year-old PGA studs like TPC winner Adam Scott --
and Masters Thursday leader Justin Rose -- hit their
late-teens developmental curve with Tiger as the
aspiration, the "I am Tiger Woods" effect.
Meanwhile, there was the "I hate Tiger Woods" effect:
Existing PGA players were surprised by Tiger's
dominance, then freaked out, and now are just finally
showing signs of getting over it.
But with Tiger as the idol -- rather than the neurosis
-- players like Scott and Rose emulate Tiger's early
Just one pop theory to explain the success of the
"I'm done today. Thanks."
How many different ways can Tiger's quote be parsed?
(1) Literally: He has nothing to say to the
(2) Metaphorically: He was thankful that he was
done for the day, after such a brutal start.
(3) Philosophically: His woeful front nine
obliterated his chances for the entire
Four-and-Freakin'-Oh. Detroit leads the
AL in batting and is in the top three in pitching.
Yes, Mr. Buzzkill, it's only been four games, but do
yourself a therapeutic favor and enjoy the
NBA West: First
Jockeying for first: T'wolves beat the
Kings last night to take a one-game lead with
only a handful to play:
MIN (3): @GS, Utah, @Mem
SAC (4): @Phx, LAL, @Den, @GS
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Frozen Four: Denver vs. Maine in college hockey title game|
Angels: Impressive 3-game sweep of Mariners in Seattle
Spider-Man 2: See the trailer's premiere last night? Whew!
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Gene Keady: Purdue hires his successor to be his assistant
Amy/Nick: Apprentice couple fired together; TV nups next?
Then again, for this to mean anything, the
T'wolves would have to make it to the conference
finals; let's see 'em win a playoff series
More NBA West
Jockeying in the middle: Mavs, Griz
knotted up for fifth place. Fifth plays the Spurs; 6th
plays the Lakers. Kind of a "damned-do/damned-don't"
thing, isn't it?
Jockeying for 8th: Utah slipped behind idle Denver and Portland. Shame
two won't make the cut.
D-Train shows no sign of slowing down
as a soph: Not just the impressive season-opening W
(8 K, 5 H, 8 IP) or even the 3/3 hitting; it was that
telegenic headfirst slide while running the bases.
This is why fans love him, and I think he must know
Maxim Hot 100
As mentioned earlier, it's Jessica Simpson's
world, and we're just languishing in it.
Aside from the upcoming TV Variety Hour (with hubby
Nick), guaranteed to be 100 percent irony-free,
there's this No. 1 ranking on Maxim's Hot 100
What a bandwagon pick: Aside from Simpson, who makes
Trista Rehn look demure, and inspired No. 6 pick
Mischa Barton, the list reads like the same one from
the past three years. (See Big 5, right.)
A simple question for the list-makers: Elisha
Cuthbert not in the Top 10? Have they not seen those
"Girl Next Door" ads?
Definition of irony: The "workplace diversity" group rejected extending "Rooney Rule" of hiring opportunity from coaches to the front office.
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Not guilty! Yankees acquitted of being bad for
baseball, 10-2. Maybe THAT'S why the Boss was crying
in a local TV interview ...|
Rumors of a new three-year deal for Torre are
floating; must be offering him a ton to take *3* more
years of Bosstability ...
Hank Aaron won't get caught up in Bonds hysteria. Says
he wishes BB luck, but won't travel when/if (no, it's
"when") BB hits 756 ...
Baby Bulls ruined it for everyone else: NBAPA VP
Antonio Davis said his experience with Chandler, Curry
convinced him of minimum age requirement ...
Peter Bogdanovich (you know him as Dr. Melfi's own
shrink on "Sopranos") will direct ESPN's Pete Rose