Star of a real-life "Joe Schmo Show" (or is that Josh
Mo'?) for possibly tapping Todd Walker's foul-ball
into the pole for a HR.
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
After one game, an ACLS "X Factor" has
emerged: Boston's fearlessness. Not of Series
ghosts (still have to see about that)... but of the
This is not "Cowboy Up" (more on that later).
The Sox swagger comes from actually believing it's
they who own the Yankees, not the other way
That's a powerful breakthrough: Think back to
Game 1 of the NBA playoffs series between the Spurs
and Lakers, when San Antonio held off the
seemingly unstoppable Lakers and realized, finally,
this was a playoff rivalry they could win.
These Red Sox are no Twinkies. And with
on-field factors a wash-out, that might be enough to
freak the Yankees into submission.
NLCS: Sosa Rules
Attention, Marlins: It's time to give Sammy
Sosa the "Barry Bonds Treatment." When he gets in
one of his grooves where he crushes massive,
soul-sucking home runs every game, he needs to
be given nothing to hit, even if that means
walking him four times.
Meanwhile: Chicago can use today's travel day
to unwedge last night's Waveland Avenue mass of
humanity. Yikes, it looked like "Mardi Grope."
LaVar Talks Sapp
"Sapp, I'm going to get you." Hey,
LaVar, is that a threat or a promise? Or just
showmanship? Don't tease us! LaVar vs. Sapp is a
footbrawl most fans would pay PPV-gouged prices
Owens vs. Garcia
The Bay Scare-ya!
Romo's Battle Royale
He's So Due!
Kordell vs. Chicago media
Love! Hate! Love! Hate!
LBKilla? Sapp should call Arrington's bluff
by walking right through the Skins stretching line on
Sunday, or lining up on O directly in front of him.
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|THE SET-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR TODAY|
1 ALCS Game 2: Red Sox (Lowe) at Yankees (Pettitte)|
2 CFB: Kentucky at S. Carolina (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
3 NHL: Wings (contender) host Kings (not), 7:30 ESPN2
|THE SIT-DOWN: DROP THESE FROM YOUR HOT LIST|
1 Siegfried and Roy's hiatus: Stars say show must go on|
2 Pete Weber's "crotch chop": PBA star ending tradition
3 B-H Kim: BoSox leave choking closer off LCS roster
The prospect of NBA expansion into Europe
presumably has the players association already
haggling for a franchise in Amsterdam.
Shaq shouldn't sign contracts his body
can't cash. But if O'Neal lumbers through seven
more seasons like he claims he will, he will
easily end his career as the most dominant
player of all time. (Yes, more than Wilt and MJ.)
NFL HOF Nominees
Want to sidestep a barstool brawl? Say
"Who doesn't think John Elway and Barry Sanders
(nominated yesterday) are first-ballot Hall of
Want to start a barstool brawl? Claim
that those two are the best who ever played at their
respective positions. And, yes, they are:
Top 5 QBs ever:
1. John Elway
2. Johnny Unitas
3. Brett Favre
4. Joe Montana
5. Dan Marino
Top 5 RBs ever:
1. Barry Sanders
2. Jim Brown
3. Walter Payton
4. Emmitt Smith
5. Gale Sayers
End the "Cowboy Up" madness. The
colorful slogan from spirited Red Sox 1B Kevin Millar
has become the Cliched Catchphrase from Hell.
Presumably, it means "to toughen up, like a
cowboy" (and not, say, "to put on leather chaps
and party like you were one of the Village People,"
though Kevin Millar's handlebar "butch-stache" makes
one wonder ...)
||Jags QB Mark Brunell:
Benched indefinitely for rookie Byron Leftwich. Why
not foist Brunell's salary on another team with a
trade? Besides that no one will have him.
|Today on ESPN.com|
|P2: Head of the State|
|Boston vs. NY: lost love|
|CFB: Power 16|
|Ranking Stupid Things a Fan Can Do:|
|Run on field|
|Sure to receive a beat-down|
|Mess w/ a HR|
|Could go either way...|
|Toss object on field|
|You could hurt someone, fool|
|Taunt a player|
|You'll likely get booted|
|Hold homemade sign|
|Rest of us sit behind you|
Today's preliminary hearing for Kobe has no hype,
because there won't be a hearing. The defense has
nothing to gain and will waive ...|
Cleveland Plain-Dealer reporting LeBron's father
figure got $100K from a local businessman while LBJ
was in high school ...
Of course, if that shocks you, I have some lovely real
estate in swampy Ohio to sell you ...
Thank you, Dick Wolf, for publishing "Law & Order:
Coffee-Table Book." Please consider my pitch to
develop "L&O: Sports Crimes" ...
Hot speculation: "Draft Carl Weathers" movement to
complete the "Predator Gubernatorial Holy