"Scarlet B?" Linked (sort of) to BALCO, as Bonds trainer Greg Anderson mentions Brady among
athletes he has talked to (only once). Tracking ...
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This summer's biggest story in pop culture? Friday's
release of "Snakes on a Plane."
I need a hook to connect "Snakes" (aka "SOaP") with
how did "SOaP" become a cult phenomenon? Mainly, because of the
fell instantly in love with its obvious premise. See the title;
understand the movie.
Expect this to be the next hot Hollywood
to honor "SOaP" mania, I'm going to convert the title of notable sports
movies into their obvious, "Snakes on a Plane" style
Ne'er-Do-Well Makes NFL
Elites Mock NASCAR
Coach, Black Players
Coach, Racial Tensions
Sox Fans are not Funny
Female Boxer Dies
Used to Care About Hockey?
Football Fans are Crazy
on a Horse
Star Coaches Hoops
10 Classic Sports Movies:
Win State Hoops Title
Stereotype Hits Meat
Iowan Sees Dead People
Leaguers Suppress ADD
in Cleveland Can Dream
Redford Saves Baseball
Sports Agent Makes Good
Career Hits Apex
[expletive] My Wife?
to be Dying NFL Player
in the Pool
any other suggestions?
run the best tomorrow.
your nominees here.
Longest major course ever. I love a good superlative, and
Medinah's unprecedented 7,561 yards is obviously a huge X factor.
love how the distance has provoked media scrutiny about the possibility of a
performance-enhancement problem in the PGA.
its face, it seems crazy. Steroids might make a guy lactate, but they certainly
won't give him man-boobs like a bunch of these guys have.
said, I don't think a sport exists where cheating doesn't happen. And golf is
so solitarily cutthroat that I can't believe everyone
that steroids would hurt golfers more than help is as naive as that old
argument that steroids would hurt MLB pitchers more than
Tiger vs. Phil will
dominate the next two days. Plus: Do you take Tiger or The
MLB Hit List
Even among Red Sox die-hards, I'm sure there was little
faith that David Wells would be the hero in salvaging a win vs.
the Nats put Alfonso Soriano on waivers Tuesday? Who cares? All it does is
remind everyone how Nats GM Jim Bowden blew the trade deadline.
surprising X factor in the AL wild-card race? The Royals, who have
bookended a lost weekend with 5 of 6 wins over both Soxes.
latest a 2nd straight win over Chicago,
which puts the White Sox one tenuous game ahead of the winning Twins for the
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Edmonds: Cards OF has "post-concussion syndrome"
of the Day: The A's tied an MLB record by beating a division opponent
for the 15th straight time. They are the Mariners' daddy.
Yankees broke ground on their new $1 billion stadium. It needs a
nickname, like "The House That Ruth Built." A few
That Boss Built"
That Billions Built"
That Bud Built"
That Jeter Built"
That A-Rod Built"
Bench-clearing brawls might make for sensational MLB
highlights, but it's time for MLB to ban players who clear the
rule would be simple, modeled after the NBA: If you leave the dugout
(or bullpen) to join the fight, you are
don't argue for this because I'm some prude; it's just that I think baseball's
macho culture of preening honor is outdated.
actually MORE dramatic without the rest of the
team: Let the pitcher defend himself from the batter, mano a
T.O. is back! Did you really think Terrell Owens
wasn't going to return in time for his prime-time spotlight on Monday Night next
Koren Robinson's DWI make you feel sad for him or angry at him? It is
hard to generate any sympathy for a multiple-time offender.
Ben tweaked that right thumb that has bothered him before. Didn't
hurt him in '05, obviously, but a detail worth filing away.
center curse? First, free agent LeCharles Bentley is lost for the
season with a camp-opening knee injury.
replacement Alonzo Ephraim is suspended the first 4 games of the season
for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
even dozen: That's my over/under on the number of times Matt Leinart will
feel a Pats lineman's paw in his face during the very long quarter he'll
reportedly play against them this weekend.
punishment for T-Rac: You will undoubtedly sleep easier knowing that the
NFL declined to punish the Titans or their mascot for driving into Saints
backup QB Adrian McPherson with a golf cart this past weekend.
Hope you like reserves!
at Giants: After what happened to Clinton Portis, how many carries do
you think Larry Johnson and Tiki Barber get combined? I'll
set the over/under at single digits.
at Ravens: Two teams for whom the health of the starting QBs essentially
determines the team's playoff fate. We'll see each for, oh, a series. Maybe
USA Hoops Cuts
This is very simple: If Shane Battier didn't play for Coach
K at Duke, there is no way he would have made this USA
Bowen was cut: So forget all that talk about Bowen locking down
Ginobili when the U.S. has to
get past Argentina
at the World Championship.)
Stretching the definition of "community
started trouble and I ended it. I would always encourage you to protect
yourself, but in certain situations, if you can avoid them, avoid them."
Ron-Ron sets another
impeccable example for the kids.
NFL vs. CFB
Wednesday's debate got
In Wednesday's Quickie poll, the results were nearly dead-even: 50.3
percent pick the NFL, 49.6 pick CFB. Every vote
major theme emerged: Personal preference between CFB vs. NFL seems to
correlate with where you grew up:
from, say, Buffalo will probably prefer the NFL;
someone from Gainesville
will love college football more.
think it also increases your interest in CFB if you went to a college where
football was a great experience.)
point to re-emphasize: By far, the fans' biggest complaint about the
NFL game (compared to CFB) was the OT rules.
I can't stress this enough: Even the BCS's worst day wouldn't compare
to the debacle of a Super Bowl champ being decided by a pre-OT coin
CFB '06: Power 16
Love ESPN.com's '06 Power
16, particularly the pick of Ohio State and Texas as
1-2, setting up their game in Austin on Sept. 9 as a de
facto play-in game for (at least) one spot in the national
I have to question the panel's pick of Oklahoma
at No. 12. Seriously? That high? This smacks of a
"rep" pick -- how preseason polls unfairly boost "name"
teams and punish the underrated.
Oklahoma is out of my
Top 25, as far as I'm concerned, until the Sooners at least prove they're Rhett Bomar-free bona fides with a first on-field W.
The final edition (ever) of the Daily Quickie will
run on 8/31. Leading up, I'll highlight some
16, 2004: "With
this [NBA] title, Larry Brown vaults Phil Jackson as "Best Coach of This
Generation," even though Phil still has him 9-1 on
Since then, I have:
Brown's intractable, player-alienating, media-manipulating philosophy of
basketball as "The
Right Wrong Way";
Brown directly for the Athens
predicted the Knicks will win more games for Isiah, simply out of
10 days left!
here to vent.
and if you couldn't get the link to yesterday's first-ever Quickie to work, try
Understatement of the Year: "Hopefully this [Baxter's arrest on Wednesday] doesn't become a life-altering event," his lawyer said. (Umm, too late.)
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a sad story about the suicide of Floyd Landis' father-in-law, apparently
suffering from depression unrelated to Landis' scandal.|
can criticize Stephon Marbury for a lot of things, but the release today of his
well-intentioned $14.98 basketball sneaker is not one of them.
Dennis Leary rip Mel Gibson via Kevin Youkilis on Tuesday's Red Sox broadcast
is hilarity at its best. It's why they invented YouTube.
out Emmitt Smith's partner on "Dancing With The Stars" is Cheryl Burke, who won last year
with Drew Lachey. Emmitt "has
great rhythm," Burke said.
new detail that adds wild backstory to WSOP champ Jamie Gold: Apparently, the
ex-agent formerly represented unlikely porn star Ron Jeremy. (Defamer.com)
mystery stud Evgeny Malkin has resigned from his Russian team, setting up a
move to the Penguins and teaming up with Sidney Crosby.
everyone see the leak of the 2007 U.S. News college rankings? Almost as important
as the preseason Power 16. See Big 5 for the Top 5.