Threw for 3 bills/4 TDs, leading Ravens to 17-point comeback in 4th quarter (beat Seahawks 44-41 in OT). Oh, with his wife expecting.
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Two Words For You:
Pretenders exposed, contenders crowned:
12 weeks into the NFL season, things are supposed to
be pretty clear by now.
So would someone please explain these Dallas
Sure, the Panthers imploded with a string of late
(and uncharacteristic) penalties: But that doesn't
diminish that the Cowboys are tied for the best
record in the NFC.
Book that February ski vacation in Hell:
Two-thirds into the season, with a straight face, you
can legitimately defend a projection of a
Cowboys-Bengals Super Bowl.
Before you ask for my urine sample: In the last
two weeks, they've done no less than knock off their
conference's best teams. Quality fantasizing, if
NFL Week 12 Hot/Not
Nothing hotter: Dolphins orange
jerseys. Previous mocking silenced by their
apparent super-comeback magic powers (24-23 W over
Redskins). Hey, just like QB Jay Fiedler (who
won't be coming off bench next game -- he
should be starting).
No one wants to play 'em:
Hot: Billy Volek (TEN)
Not: Doug Johnson (ATL)
Coach off hot seat:
Hot: Brian Billick
Not: Mike Shanahan
Hot: Quincy Carter
Not: Dante Hall
Hot: Hawks-Ravens game
Not: Instant replay
CFB: Who's No. 2?
The BCS debate over which team -- USC or
LSU -- should have the No. 2 spot in the
national-title game plays out a lot like the
Democratic presidential primary:
LSU has "substance": Schedule-strength
advantage, thanks to next week vs. Arkansas, then
||IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE FULL QUICKIE
|TODAY'S THREE HOTTEST STORIES|
1 Cowboys d. Panthers: Assume position as NFC's top team|
2 Steve McNair injured: Would-be MVP's status uncertain
3 BCS Monday: USC, LSU jockeying for No. 2 poll position
|THREE STORIES YOU SHOULD JUST LET GO|
1 Ohio State's title defense: Clarett karma a boomerang?|
2 Tim Rattay's Bay Area Bandwagon: Nope, 49ers still stink
3 Keyshawn: Please (please!) let this go before T'giving
SEC title game (prob. vs. BCS Top 10 team).
But USC has "electability": Of the two, the
better chance to beat the No. 1
Politics analogy fall apart in the actual game:
Does it really matter? Oklahoma is winning the Sugar
Bowl in a rout.
Come on, A-Rod, don't waffle! He'd
reportedly accept a trade exclusively to the Yankees
or Red Sox.
Yeah, right: Everyone knows there's no such
thing as "either/or" with New York and Boston (more
like "love/hate" ... or perhaps "lesser/evils").
Pick one or the other! Summarizing pros
and cons of the choices:
On one hand: Canyon parade.
On the other: Boss.
On one hand: Fenway.
On the other: Curse.
Perhaps the stories out of Lincoln about Nebraska coach Frank Solich's tenuous
grasp on his job would be
more at all
interesting if the Huskers hadn't dropped so
completely from college football relevancy. And there's your problem.
NBA Trade Rumors
Someone let "The Journeyman's Club" know
they need to order a new jacket: Bulls thorn Jalen
Rose is still perilously close to being shipped to his
fourth team (Toronto, for Antonio Davis).
MNF: Where's Keyshawn?
Keyshawn Johnson is quickly turning into
the Paris Hilton of sports stars:
*Never really accomplished that much to deserve
all the pub.
*Had one recent quasi-embarrassing moment of
*Now inconsiderately refusing to step away from
Hopefully, during the Bucs-Giants Monday Night
football game tonight, "The Key-Show" will get
bumped for "Survivor: Jim Fassel."
Maybe for OSU's next Game at Michigan (in 2005), the Buckeyes will schedule more than three road games (out of 11) beforehand to prepare.
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|Little too close for comfort|
|Conditional on McNair's health|
|If McNair can't play ...|
|Totally under the radar|
|Dal (8-3)/Cin (6-5)|
|Can't decide between 'em|
Eclipsed: Eagles have won six straight and are tied
for first in the NFC East, but remain a second-place
story behind the 'Boys ...|
Last-second dunk to win the game? What CAN'T Baron
Davis do? ...
Congrats to the San Jose Earthquakes, who won the last
MLS Cup before the dawn of the Adu Dynasty next
Too bad Brett Favre isn't on the schedule to take
a dive for Bruce Smith's next sack, which will set
all-time career record ...
Golf's Presidents Cup ends in tie ...Hunh? Wha? Hm?
Fans like the NHL's Outdoor Game more than the
players; all the more reason to do it again soon (this
time on American TV) ...
Four words on how wacked-out the college football
postseason system is: "Northwestern is bowl eligible"
(and I'm a proud alum!) ...