1B Carlos Delgado:
Best part about him signing is that I can finally stop
this wearying daily "Delgado Watch" in "Odds/Ends."
(What's next: "Magglio Watch?" Noooo!) QUICKIE LIVE! 9-10 a.m.
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Two Words For You:
"T.O.rthopedist" Mark Myerson may have
a Hippocratic oath that underlies his decision not to
clear Terrell Owens to play in Jacksonville.
But what about a Supercratic oath that
TO took to play in the game? Or the A.D.D. fan lust to
see him there?
Fans couldn't care less, frankly, about potential
long-term damage to TO's ankle; we want to see him
suit up, want to see him run through the tunnel, want
to see him line up -- and would love to see TO catch a TD.
12 days is a long way off. Dr. Myerson likely
won't change his opinion. However, I think TO will
convince the coaches, who will "convince" the team
docs to go along with a light as green as Philly's
Meanwhile, as long as TO's status is an issue, it's
the best kind of decoy; it takes all the pressure off
his teammates as it becomes the notable
As soon as TO is off the table, we might start
examining how sorry the Eagles' chances look. Looking
for medical imagery? Try proctology.
Now you tell me which option is better for the
"health" of the team?
Snapping Wisconsin's 38-game
home-winning streak wasn't nearly as impressive as
how the Illini did it:
A 14-1 run to end the game.
Backed against it with five minutes to go, on the road
in one of the most hostile arenas in the country,
Illinois didn't flinch.
In fact, UI dropped a hammer so severe it was
the type of cold-blooded execution that has all the
markings of a champ.
The Big Ten may be weak, but combine this W
with the non-conference notables over Gonzaga (by 17),
Cincy (by 22) and Wake (by 18), and the
Illini are the nation's undisputed top
Next Tuesday at Michigan St. is the only thing
standing between UI and an unbeaten season. And even
that seems like a low hurdle for this team.
Duke: Nothing easy about Maryland on
paper, except that the Terps have a nasty habit of
being blown out on the road by good teams (9,
B.C.: Classic "trap" game, tonight at
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Top 'Super' Moments
Today's must-must read: Page 2's list
of Top 100 Super Bowl Moments. (See Q It Up)
The list is the ultimate office or barstool
debate-starter for the week before the week before the
1: Montana-to-Taylor (XXIII). That alone should
be enough to fill a day's worth of argument, but the
real treat is the list's depth.
My No. 1 is Janet's "reveal," (P2 ranks it 8th)
but for in-game moments, I'll take P2's No. 3: Adam
V's kick in XXXVI. (No, I'm not just saying that to
prove I'm no Boston-hater.)
By the way: TO limping off the bench to score
the game-winning TD in XXXIX would instantly become
Karl to Nuggets?
Before the Suns and Sonics made it
cool, George Karl was all about the fast-paced offense
and "no-center/no-problem" roster. He could be just
the tonic for Denver.
Karl mellow? He is the NBA's emo equivalent of
Bill Cowher, but beware, young Anthony: Karl has a rep
for being loathe to use young players (a trademark of
those weaned on the UNC system).
Brady Myth, Cont'd
More Tom Brady myth-making: Now it
comes out that he apparently had a 103-degree fever
the night before the AFC title game. As if his "gamer"
rep needed a bigger boost!
I'm not dissing him, haters: I'm one of the
fans who said that he's the most clutch QB of all
time. (Yes, even more than Montana.)
More Big Ben muff-making: Now it comes out that
he apparently had a couple of broken toes during the
AFC title game.
But when a "Ben-wagon" is this empty,
the spin is that he "selfishly played on," rather than
"gritted it out."
Doug M. to Mets?
Best three-way trade ever:
BoSox send M'kiewicz to Mets.
Mets offer Doug M. some cash.
Doug gives WS ball to BoSox.
Actually, it'll be a minor leaguer and some cash for
Doug, but it begs the question:
If the Mets acquire Doug, does the ball go with
NHL ID Theft?
Identity theft isn't funny: BUT, when
you see photos of Avs F Peter Worrell and the guy he
reportedly posed as (ex-teammate Andreas Lilja), you
may chuckle. (See Q It Up)
Today's word: "Brawlkward"
Definition: Uneasy moment when people who have
previously engaged in fighting have to sit in the same
room for a while.
Used in sentence: "The Pacers Five felt
brawlkward as they waited for their
pre-trial hearing with the Pistons fans whom they
To be sentenced today for four months in prison for
all that nasty drug-related stuff. No. 1 pick of the
"Oz Fantasy League?" (Shudder)
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LaMont Jordan to Tampa? The RB-starved Bucs just hired
ex-Jets OC Paul Hackett (wait, didn't he
underuse Jordan in NY?) ...
Moss Watch? Not Yet. Don't hold your breath for a big
trade; the Vikings are at Senior Bowl. Still think it
will happen, but closer to Draft ...
Senior Bowl update: Mel Kiper likes Okla WR Mark
Clayton and Iowa DE Matt Roth. The 'Bama-based meat
market continues today ...
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"Sideways"' Paul Giamatti? (DYK: He is the son of the
late MLB commish Bart Giamatti?) ...