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Sooners soar, Shaq roars

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Jan. 14
Each week I post my Dick's Stock Market report on whose stock is up and whose is down across the world of sports.


The Oklahoma Sooners get a stock-up salute. Coach Kelvin Sampson has done a great job this season. The Sooners won at Connecticut last week and followed that with an impressive showing against Texas Tech and Bobby Knight. It was quite a Big 12 awakening for the General.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been on fire, winning eight in a row. Coach Flip Saunders' team beat the Lakers on Friday night and then took out MJ and the Wizards on Saturday.

Brett Favre showed once again why he's a leader. He took the Packers to victory over the Niners at Lambeau Field. Now Favre and company get to face the Rams next week.

Jerry Rice showed why he's the greatest receiver of all time. He had nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Jets. Rice became the oldest player in NFL history to score a touchdown in a playoff game.


Shaquille O'Neal has to learn to control his temper. He should know opponents are going to foul him to send him to the line. He has to make his free throws and teams will stop fouling him.

My Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed nothing in Saturday's playoff loss to Philadelphia. I feel bad for coach Tony Dungy, but the offense has not scored a touchdown in its last three playoff games.

Marty Schottenheimer goes 8-3 in his last 11 games and still gets the ziggy. So stock down to the Washington Redskins. Steve Spurrier is supposed to come in with his $25 million deal and get it done. I'm not sure that Daniel Snyder is the right owner for Spurrier to deal with.

Terry Glenn has all the talent in the world, but he can't stay on the field. He's suspended again through the playoffs.

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