||The ageless Morten Andersen:
At 42, signs a FOUR-year deal to kick for the Chiefs. That's nothing: He indicated he wants to kick until he's 50.
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
While war is on everyone's minds, the NCAA
decided that its usual Madness is appropriate normalcy
in uncertain times.
Based on nearly 20,000 votes in yesterday's Quickie
poll, more than 70 percent of fans want the same
thing. The NCAA Tournament will definitely provide
people with a release from the news elsewhere.
Just wondering: If this was October, would
Brand have cancelled or postponed a less logistically
challenging college football Saturday? (For the same
reasons the Tournament is as-usual, I hope he
Plus: Play. IN.
Meanwhile, the Big Dance is off to an
appropriately thrilling start. UNC-Asheville, in OT no less, continued its magical sub-.500 season,
beating Texas Southern in the vestigial 64 vs. 65
"play-in" game and winning the right to get stomped by
South Region No. 1 seed Texas on Friday.
How is it that I'm already out of my pools?
No Japan for MLB
With much different circumstances, baseball
cancelled the A's/Mariners series in Japan. Overseas
travel is an impossibly heavy strain for teams and
players given the high levels of international
uncertainty right now. There is no indication,
however, that MLB will alter the rest of its regular-season schedule.
NFL Draft: C. Rogers
NFL draft stud WR Charles Rogers put on the
jets at a workout yesterday, running the 40 in 4.26 to
4.38, depending on
||"SECOND-GUESSING MY SPOKANE PODS" EDITION
|CONVERSATION TOPICS THAT ARE IN PLAY:|
1 Roy Jones would fight Tyson ... for $100M. Oh, me too|
2 NHL Atlantic Madness: NJ nudges ahead via shutout
3 Hot assistant coach: Maryland's Dave Dickerson
|CONVERSATION TOPICS THAT ARE SO OVER:|
1 NFL playoff '03 expansion: But it's "when" not "if"|
2 "Villanova 7": But more shorthand coming next year!
3 Oscars' Red Carpet tradition: Will be "truncated"
which scout with a vested interest
in misdirection you ask.
He reportedly had the dropsies and the bobbles to go
with the speed -- not quite "Renaldo Nehemiah," but
enough to notice. But everyone was too busy staring at
the timer to mind.
Hughes Wins Sullivan
The nation's top award for 2002 amateur
athletes, the Sullivan, was given to Sarah Hughes
yesterday. I've really got my fingers crossed for St.
Bonaventure next year. Oh, wait, that's the Sully.
Now that the NFL has licensed its logo for
cologne and body wash, here are a few
guaranteed-to-sell fragrance names: "Franchise
Tag," "Wild-Card Weekend," "Pat
"Smells Like Team Spirit."
Names to avoid: "First-Round Bye," "Mornhinweg
Fresh," "Super Bowl Stink" (available only in Bay
Rock Beats Scissors
Thanks to Page 2 "List" guru Jeff Merron for
flagging this "In Case You Missed It": An Oakland
woman won the second World Rock Scissors Paper
Society world championship this weekend. Maybe the
method can help me with my last-minute bracket-picking
Losing at home to G'town in first round of NIT doesn't evoke sympathy over Sunday's burst NCAA bubble.
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|MLB: No Japan|
Ricky Davis only 4 turnovers short
of triple-double; surprised he didn't throw Mavs a
few passes ...|
The hoops Hall wants LeBron's high-school stuff.
But will he be a HOF pro (or just a HOF marketer)? ...
Too immersed in brackets: When did
Allan Houston (36 against Spurs) become
Best wishes to Rudy T for a speedy and full
Back by demand, Upset Specials (2nd-Rd Edition): LSU
over Texas, Tulsa over Wisc (Not: 'Zaga over 'Zona,
St. Joe's over Wake) ...
Thursday: A special-edition Tourney Quickie,
updated throughout the afternoon ...